Tranquil rural acreage with lifestyle to match

Lucy RutherfordThe West Australian
216 Ambergate Road, Ambergate.
Camera Icon216 Ambergate Road, Ambergate. Credit: Supplied.

Just 10 minutes inland from Busselton, this 35-acre block is an amazing opportunity for a hobby farmer, as Airbnb accommodation or for those looking for a rural retreat.

Owner Tim Keats said the property’s location made it a standout.

“It’s less than 10 minutes from all the amenities of Busselton while still enjoying the peace and solitude of its rural surrounds,” he said.

“Another standout is the existing cottage – at lock-up stage – that allows the new owner to live in while building their new home to their own design, or it can be rented out to produce an income.”

This 3.5-acre block is ideal for a hobby farmer.
Camera IconThis 3.5-acre block is ideal for a hobby farmer. Credit: Supplied.

The cottage adds to the picturesque setting, built in the Hamptons style with traditional weatherboards, a gable roof and an imported Spanish roof slate.

An open-plan living and dining area is overlooked by the kitchen and there is a bedroom and combined bathroom and laundry with a shower and toilet ready to install.

Also included is a lined garage and workshop area with its own laundry tub, reverse-cycle air-conditioning and energy-saving heat pump hot water service.

The home comes with council development approval and an owner-builder permit, including owner-builder insurance. Assessed as Bushfire Attack Level Low, the property has development approval for a country-style home, or you can start from scratch with your own design.

 Zoned rural, the property allows two dwellings to be built with two accessways.
Camera Icon Zoned rural, the property allows two dwellings to be built with two accessways. Credit: Supplied.

“The zoning is rural and allows two dwellings to be built with two accessways – one from the south off Ambergate Road and from the north from Morava Drive,” Mr Keats said.

“The 35 acres is largely cleared with a few stands of mature native trees, ensuring fire is a low risk.”

Mr Keats said the property would appeal to those looking for a lifestyle retreat.

“It provides gorgeous rural views and solitude while being only minutes from all the amenities of Busselton, with the Busselton Margaret River Airport within easy reach,” he said.

“There are also plenty of local farmers looking to rent extra allotment, allowing for a stress-free lifestyle.

“The property is suited to those looking for enough land to have their own orchard or a few cattle, sheep and chickens or bees.

“The local farmer’s markets provide a place to join the thriving community of producers making a host of culinary delights.”

The property comes with town water and power, a machinery shed with a partial slab floor and animal troughs.

The remaining land is currently leased for cropping purposes, allowing for income and fire control to ensure there is no stress in management of the acreage.

Mr Keats said the property provided the perfect base for enjoying the delights of the South West.

“The beaches of Busselton are only minutes away, Margaret River and its wineries are only about 30 minutes’ drive and the historic towns of Pemberton and Bridgetown are a bit over an hour away,” he said.

“It’s also a relatively easy two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Perth to allow family to visit.”

216 Ambergate Road, Ambergate

Bed: 1

Bath: 1

Price: Offers from $849,000

Agent: No Agent Property

Contact: Tim Keats, 0449 758 419

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