AS the pressures of development in our traditional growth areas continue to have an impact on lifestyle, many are looking to escape the clutter of compact living and make the tree-change to a more layback semi-rural lifestyle that offers the room to relax, grow a young family, or just retire on your own private acreage.
The region’s most recent low density residential estates have all been snapped up and sold out well before expected timelines as families look to improve their way of life.
Vantage Developments now offer an exciting opportunity to make that lifestyle change with the launch of the boutique Manse Estate that is part of the rural hamlet of Shelford.
For the first time since 1872, a limited number of lots have been released in the historical Manse Estate.
With beautiful views overlooking Shelford township and the Leigh River Valley, these generously-sized lots of at least one acre (4000 sqm) provide the perfect space to build your dream home in the country.
The Estate in its entirety will form only 18 lots in total, with few other developments offering lots of this size, in such a unique setting.
Selling agent Kate McLachlan from Buxton Real Estate said that there are currently only eight lots still available after eight lots were snapped up immediately and another two lots are currently on hold.
“These remaining lots are all generously sized of at least one acre and priced from $282,000,” Ms McLachlan said.
“Positioned away from noisy roads and cities, this is a place to unwind in the idyllic peace and serenity of the countryside.
“And yet, even though it feels like you’re away from it all, you can still walk to the Shelford local primary school, public hall, recreation reserve, tennis courts and historic church.
“Plus, as the surrounding townships continue to grow, so will your amenities, which means living in Shelford is only going to get better.”
The beautiful heritage protected bluestone Manse homestead forms the centerpiece of the estate as the property is developed into an exclusive address of 18 lots of land for new residents to create a piece of their own history.
With all lot sizes between 4000 and 4700 sqm, you’ll have a feeling of relaxed country living with loads of space and privacy. Your large garden will be framed by homestead style fencing, continuing the classic homestead look of the Manse throughout the estate.
You’ll be among a community of likeminded others that embrace the heritage of the Manse, and retain its characteristics of quality, elegance and country charm in their own homes.
The Manse itself dates back to the early days of Victoria’s history, when it was commissioned by George Russell, an influential figure in colonial times.
He engaged leading Geelong architects of the time, Davidson & Henderson, to design the homestead at The Manse, which was completed in 1872.
Made from local bluestone, with carefully crafted details in the masonry, the beauty, elegance and stature of this heritage-listed building pervades the entire estate.
With such a strong link to the past on your home soil, you’ll get a feeling of being part of a deeper story, connecting you with the land and your local area.
With Surf Coast beaches less than an hour away, the same with Ballarat, Geelong just up the road and the country communities of Teesdale, Inverleigh and Winchelsea at your doorstep, The Manse Estate truly offers the best of semi-rural living.
Each lot gives you the opportunity to build a country home with a wonderful feeling of space. With the heritage of the Manse carried through the estate, the feeling of history is always there, even in your new home.
Don’t miss the chance to own your piece of history, please contact selling agents Kate McLachlan on 0405 614 978 or Luke Micallef on 0412 473 515 from Buxton Real Estate or go to themanseestate.com.au.