64 Mill Road, Barfold, North Central
Address: 64 Mill Road, Barfold
Size: 16 ha
This beautiful 16ha covenanted property protects a remnant box woodland, is fully fenced and backs onto the Edmonton state forest. Key species include Red, Yellow and Grey boxes, Long-leaved box and River Red Gum with a dense understory of Golden wattle, Gold-dust wattle, Slender bitter pea and Wallaby grass. Flowers abound in Spring including orchids (wax lip, leopard, pink-fingers and more), tiny stars, finger flowers, billy’s buttons, hoveas, grey-guinea flowers, rice flowers and more. It is also a fantastic haven for wildlife, home to species such as the threatened Brush-tailed phascogale (surveyed this year by LaTrobe Uni), Sugar Gliders, Echidnas, Eastern kangaroos and Black wallabies. Avian residents include a selection of honeyeaters, Grey shrike thrush, Rufous whistler, Spotted pardalote, Crimson rosella, robins, wrens and many other bush birds. More photos at: goo.gl/EwVItc
The property features an energy efficient, stone home in excellent condition designed using passive solar principles with a northerly orientation. It has 3 bedrooms (incl. BIRs), a large open plan living area with views of Mt Alexander to the north and Black Hill to the south, a new Daikin split system air-conditioner, sandstone feature walls, Jetmaster open fireplace and a Rayburn combustion stove in the kitchen. Powered by a 4.5kva solar system, 48V battery storage and back-up generator, this home is totally off the grid (no utility bills). The Rinnai solar hot water system was upgraded this year to a high efficiency model to ensure reliable hot water during shoulder seasons and is boosted by a wetback connection to the slow combustion stove to provide hot water year round. There are 4 water tanks which store 68,000L of water in total. The house is connected to a 40,000L concrete tank linked to a roof sprinkler system, while a new 18,000L tank and mains pressure irrigation system was installed last year. There is also a workshop / double garage and separate carport on a concrete slab and the property contains three dams, the largest with a tank connected pump.
Directions: Barfold is only around 1 hour from Melbourne on the Calder highway or 20 mins north of Kyneton. The township of Redesdale is only 5 minutes away. Heading north along the Calder Highway, take the Kyneton/Heathcote exit onto C326 and turn right over the freeway. After about 20kms you will pass Barfold town hall, Mill Road is on the left at the top of the rise.