Mount Glasgow is For Sale

06
Apr

Mount Glasgow is For Sale

After ten years, Whittles Rd, Mount Glasgow is looking for a new owner.

The property offers a unique combination of rural lifestyle and dark skies, while remaining within commuting distance of the regional cities Ballarat and Bendigo and connected by road and rail to Melbourne, enabling regular days in the city while working from home. There are established fruit trees of all kinds and plenty of room for all the animals your heart desires. Photo gallery here.

The shed and house are of robust construction with high-quality installed appliances and infrastructure to make life as easy as possible. The property includes many features and comforts that are rare among rural properties. Checkout an album of photos.

Location & Transport

85 Whittles Road, Mount Glasgow VIC 3371

Central victoria, north of dividing range.

  • 5 minutes to Talbot (famous monthly farmer's market)
  • 35 minutes to Ballarat
  • 1 hour to Bendigo
  • 2 hours to Melbourne
  • VLine train service from Talbot (two services/day) and Ballarat

Property

  • 10 acres mostly open grazing across gently sloping valley plus woodlot
  • Fully fenced for livestock
  • Automatic gate entry and rabbit-proof fence around house block
  • Orchard behind shed has been setup as a large dog-run with high-fences and pet-door into under-cover carport bay.
  • Chook shed with 'Hensafe' automatic (timer-controlled) door
  • Davis Vantage Pro2 online weather station

House

  • North-facing, barn style colourbond steel construction
  • 8m x 8m ground floor with 8m x 4m loft level
  • First floor balconies to east and west
  • Double-glazed and fully insulated
  • Daikin multi-split reverse cycle summer air-conditioning and winter heating (upstairs and downstairs)
  • Pacific Energy (Canadian) efficient, clean-burning wood stove
  • Portable induction cooktops
  • External laundry
  • Blinds on north windows

Shed & Studio

Giant four bay 24m x 9m steel colourbond shed. Approximate new-build cost $160,000.

  • Two bays on concrete slab
  • Merlin automatic roller door
  • 240v power and lighting
  • Zappi 7kW Electric Vehicle (EV) charger
  • Workbench and extensive racking
  • One bay open carport
  • One bay fitted out as informal studio with kitchen/shower/composting toilet and loft storage/cubby room
  • 240v power and 12v lighting
  • Solar hot water with electric boost

Power

Grid-connected in 2022 ($70k total project cost) but off-grid capable as proven for eight years prior to that.

  • 8.4kW solar and Outback Power FlexMax DC charge controllers
  • 7.5kW Selectronic inverter
  • 30kWh (770Ah at 48v) YHI lead-carbon battery storage
  • Reliable and low-cost power through rural blackouts

Water

Four tanks totalling 135kL and 300m2 of roof area for huge water collection and storage capacity.

  • House water pump
  • Sanden heat-pump hot water (the most efficient hot water system money can buy)
  • Automatic watering system with dedicated pump in shed, supplying all fruit trees, vines and garden and veggie beds
  • Honda fire pump and fire hose reel
  • 12v transfer pump (from shed to house tanks)
  • Biolytix worm farm sewage system

Internet/Phone

  • 4G/5G and Radio/TV antennas on roof
  • Telstra repeater for internal mobile reception
  • Starlink satellite internet (NBN satellite dish also installed)

Observatory & Astrophotography

Bortle Class 2 excellent dark rural skies. All photos in the gallery were taken from the property (or in the nearby neighbourhood).

  • 2.3m motorised Sirius Observatory Dome with pier and Dragonfly automation hardware (~$25k)
  • Second deck and pier
  • Both with power and ethernet connected

 

If you're in the market, refer to the formal listing online or Contact Phil.