290 Leppitt Road, Beaconsfield Upper, Port Phillip & Westernport
Address: 290 Leppitt Road, Beaconsfield Upper, 3808
Price: $655,000 ono
Size: 8.5 ha
This property is on the dry side of a granite based hill, with manna , swamp and peppermint eucalypts. Undergrowth acacias, wild cherry, sedges, lilies and grasses including Themeda, Danthonia and Joycea. At least 43 orchid species have been noted among other colourful wildflowers, also wallabies, echidna, possums, gliders, antechinus, bandicoots and birds.
Flowering date records since 1986 are being used by researchers into the effects of global warming. Hope that new owner will continue recording.
The 16 square earth-sheltered house (plus garage and carport), three bedrooms ensuite to main, second bathrom, kitchen (fuelled by bottled gas) and 8m diameter lounge/dining area. Temperature inside ranges from 12 to 26. Supplementary heating provided by a Coonara solid fuel heater.
Directions: Nearest town 4km along a made road is Beaconsfield Upper which has general store, supermarket, community hall, church, chemist, post office, no petrol, but a range of eating places from hot bread shop to classy restaurant. Pakenham 10km and Berwick 12km are good for shopping, doctors and train access. School busses pass property.