It’s hard not to start with the grounds – so let’s. This wonderful parcel of about 4 hectares masterfully balances botanic splendour, fruit and vegie abundance, a body of water and natural forest – as well as extensive workshop/hobby amenity in a “hidden” precinct.

Botanic splendour? How about dozens of varieties of exotics such as golden elms, ashes, birches and Japanese maples, as well as ornamental shrubs, dense underplantings of cottage blooms and rose-covered arbour. And velvet lawn.

59 Henshalls Road, Woodend, 3442

  • Keatings: 5427 2999
  • Price: $840,000 Private sale
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Bath
  • 4 Park
  • Find out more about this property on Domain.com.au

 

59 Henshalls Road, Woodend, 3442. Photo: Supplied

59 Henshalls Road, Woodend, 3442. Photo: Supplied

Fruit and vegies? There’s a partially netted 40-tree orchard, while numerous large and enclosed vegie gardens make this place a permaculture dream. And there’s a dog run tailor-made for chooks.

About half the land is filled by eucalypt forest, preserved as a gift from nature (for a pony or mini-bike trail perhaps), while a picturesque dam with jetty adds another natural element.

Built of double brick in the ’80s, the house has a pleasing, idiosyncratic style that incorporates stained ceiling straps and white-painted brick walls throughout, along with raked timber ceilings with exposed beams. Garden vignettes from all windows and a tranquil ambience are striking.

59 Henshalls Road, Woodend, 3442. Photo: Supplied

59 Henshalls Road, Woodend, 3442. Photo: Supplied

Facing north and with big windows, the living hub flows between kitchen, meals zone and a charming, carpeted sitting room with wood heater.

The timber kitchen has an almost-boho vibe, with its quirky (old) glass-supported servery bench, beneath which is a timber-framed display cabinet for fave pieces, and an Everhot slow-combustion stove. Modern appliances include a stainless-steel dishwasher.

Also facing north, a large separate lounge room provides a cosy winter retreat around a brick fireplace – though there is gas hydronic heating throughout.

59 Henshalls Road, Woodend, 3442. Photo: Supplied

59 Henshalls Road, Woodend, 3442. Photo: Supplied

The main bedroom has twin built-in wardrobes and an en suite with a tub and enclosed toilet and bidet. The other bedrooms, with wardrobes, share a bathroom, with a walk-in linen press next door. There’s also a tiled study (or fourth bedroom) with a magical garden view.

Back outside, a driveway from automated entry gates entirely encircles the house and has another branch heading to the shedding area, which has an enormous expanse of concrete for vehicles or basketball. A huge double garage/workshop has a concrete floor, power and a lined hobby room. Another big workshop also has concrete and power.

This terrific lifestyle property is five minutes from the village centre.

59 Henshalls Road, Woodend, 3442. Photo: Supplied

59 Henshalls Road, Woodend, 3442. Photo: Supplied