Experience peacefulness and joyful simplicity from the moment you drive down the country lane style driveway lined by edible natives and ornamentals.
This oasis of tranquillity has been the current owner's home for 22 years. In that time they have planted hundreds of native trees and established a large vegetable garden and orchard. Around 40 varieties of fruit trees provide different fresh fruit all year round from prize winning citrus, succulent bananas, grapes, passion fruit and tropical stone fruit. The eight vegetable gardens that have been cultivated with the application of Demeter biodynamic methods for 20 years provide fresh salad greens, herbs and veges.
There is a forest of native trees on part of the north western boundary that attracts over 30 species of birds and provides forage for their beehive and the native bees and butterflies. A ptychocarpa flowers profusely every Easter and provides a beautiful archway at the front gate
At the back of the property are 2 dams. They provide an amazing setting for morning tea where you can watch the kingfishers dive for food or the duck families gliding over the tranquil surface of the water. The edge of the dams has recently been planted with native trees as a legacy garden for the future owners to enjoy.
There are also 2 paddocks both with shelter one at the front of the property and one at the rear.
The owners moved this original Federation Era Queenslander from Merrivale Street Toowong and positioned it perfectly to the north east on the 2 acre property. A large wide wooden deck runs halfway round the house taking in this aspect and is the perfect spot for family get togethers and lazy Sunday afternoon gatherings. Breakfast on the deck every morning overlooking the neighbour's pretty dam, feels like your own B and B all year round.
Utilising skills from a career in building design and boat building, the current owners have lovingly restored upstairs and with minimum embodied energy, have built in underneath which is a cool haven on those hot summer days. Flexible living arrangements may also be considered with an option to easily convert downstairs into a self- contained home.
Even though it is so quiet and peaceful, "Merrivale" is close to everything. The shops at Main St Samford are a 5-minute drive away. The village boasts many service businesses, one of the largest IGA supermarkets in the country, an amazing French patisserie and a choice of many good cafes. The Ferny Grove train station is a 12-minute drive away and a journey to the city takes 35 minutes if you get a good traffic free run.
It is a 5 minute drive to the Samford State School and the Steiner School. For a slower pace, the Samford Valley Stiener school is a 20 minute walk down a quiet leafy lane. The bus to and from the Ferny Grove High School stops right across the road. Sporting Facilities are many and varied and include pony club, soccer, rugby league, tennis, archery and mountain bike riding. There are numerous community groups and clubs, a community hall, and a new community centre.
The beauty of Nebo and Mt Glorious is a 30 minute drive away and there are many walking tracks, horse trails and bike paths for those who like to get out and about.You can be close to the city but still enjoy country life in a beautiful home on this delightful rural property.
For more information or to arrange a private inspection please contact Andrew Degn.