Built in the 1930s the 'Junction Cottage and Cafe' is located right in the heart of Neerim Junction. The small rural farming community is bustling with life, ideally positioned on the major tourist route to Mt Baw Baw, Noojee and a multitude of popular tourist attractions and destinations. A quick run to Melbourne (1.5hr) with easy access to the M1 through Rokeby and Drouin West.
The Art Deco style features have been carefully restored by the current and previous owners with the cottage, cafe and outbuildings in excellent condition.
Attractive and appealing is how you would describe this cottage with a traditional wide front porch with shingle details on the facade, well suited for outdoor dining for the cafe or just relaxing and people watching as you sip your coffee and take in the community atmosphere. The main bedroom features wall length robes, and the ceiling features compliment the art deco era. The second bedroom, also large, is well situated again with more built in storage. The magnificent art deco black and pea green bathroom showcases the pedestal vanity. The formal sitting/lounge room has been opened to create an open plan design, leading to the cafe and large kitchen. The large kitchen is equipped with double sink, gas cooker, dishwasher, extensive cupboard storage with a lovely outlook over the rear garden and the scenic Nayook countryside. Just off the kitchen is a large pantry/laundry with more shelves and cupboards. With multiple doors, leading to the driveway for easy boot unloading, and another to the rear yard and deck which makes a great entertaining /sitting area. The rear enclosed sun room for third bedroom/sitting room great for watching TV, reading, entertaining or studio. The driveway runs to the rear of the block behind private gates plus smaller access gate providing secure protection to the property.
The large shed (current owners 'we bought because of the big shed') (9 m x 6 m), has a concrete floor, skylights, large sliding front doors, water and power supply plus a wood stove. Additional shedding comprises a single car port (4.5 m x 3.5 m) and a double carport (6 m x 6 m) plus a covered firewood storage area.
For gardeners there is a front garden enclosed by a picket fence, an enclosed back garden as well as additional garden areas either side of the driveway and at the end of the property bordering the adjoining dairy farm. The excellent soil combined with high rainfall make the Neerim District an outstanding area for gardening and is referred to by locals as 'God's Country' as the views are unrivalled in the Gippsland area.
Water supply is contained in five water tanks with a total capacity of 39,000 litres and inside the shed is a 100 litre tank used to supply purified water to the kitchen for Café use.
The Café/shop (9.5 m x 6 m) has a front glass window facade to the main street, set back away from the cottage providing an entrance independent of the house plus an internal door directly to the front porch of the cottage, with seating for outdoor dining. The cafe also is easily accessible to the kitchen through another door. The Cafe/shop was previously used as a tea room, antiques and collectables, gift shop, lolly shop the present owner runs a weekend Café and B&B accommodation in the house.
The location of this property provides easy access to local schools, the local Primary school being a 15 minute walk. A school bus to Neerim South and Warragul services all the secondary schools plus the twice daily service to Warragul which stop right out the front.
Neerim Junction is 11km north of Neerim South and 27km north of Warragul, where there are excellent shopping, restaurants and recreational facilities.
Travelling further north on bitumen roads to Noojee, a popular motorcycle route and the last fuel stop before the Mt Baw Baw Ski Resort. Yarra Junction is 30 minutes away.
The Cottage & Cafe are located in the beautiful Neerim District, and this kind of property is not often seen on the market, a rare find with plenty of scope to balance work and lifestyle.
INSPECTIONS AVAILABLE DURING THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD.
PLEASE CONTACT ELISE DAVIDSON 0419380183 TO BOOK DIRECT