A rare gold medal home in the heart of renowned South Australian wine country is going under the hammer on Saturday, September 9.
Surrounded on all sides by fertile vineyards, in the picturesque McLaren Vale region, is this 4.05ha non-wine property.
Ray White Morphett Vale marketing agent Jason O’Halloran said it’s like uncovering a unicorn, there is disbelief that this property exists.
“It’s a piece of nirvana. There’s red wine on one side, white on the other.”
According to Mr O’Halloran, this an area where sales are low as real estate is so tightly held.
“There is no more residential land being released because of its value from a viticulture point of view. Development is strictly controlled because of the profit in the soil.This is significant earth.” It’s almost incomprehensible that this dream country escape is only 45 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD.
Sellers Heather and Craig Williams have kept the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home and surrounding land in a wonderful condition.
“We moved here to raise our boys, and now they are all grown up it’s time for another family to love the property,” Mr Williams said.
“Over the years, being so close to all the local festivals and events has had a huge positive impact on our lifestyle, whilst at the same time we are right on the Adelaide metro area doorstep.
“This has not been an easy decision to sell the family home, and whoever calls this place home next will soon find out that the local community, the wine region and this property become part of who you are. “It’s a great life for anyone to have.”
The Williams have captured a healthy slice of the tourism market by providing Airbnb accommodation.
“That avenue of income is phenomenal,” Mr O’Halloran said.
“The house is spread over two sections and offers a flexibility to take in a variety of residents.”
Protea flowers, which have previously been nurtured to supply florists, are another possible source of income.
A water licence of 1.756L forms part of the sale, while a family of friendly alpacas will be included with the property by negotiation.
The on-site auction of 174 Moritz Rd, Blewitt Springs is scheduled for Saturday, September 9 at midday.
Mr O’Halloran has listed a price guide of $800,000 and phone bidding is an option.
“I will run a live Facebook inspection for anyone who is interested on touring this property before it goes under the hammer,” he said.