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Harrietville, Victoria





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Property ID: 4454

Property type and description
House - Main residence

Location notes

  • Short drive to a river
  • Short drive to a lake
  • Located in mountain ranges
  • Short drive to snow fields
  • In a small village / town
  • Located in forest / bush
  • Short drive to vineyards
  • Short drive to a golf course

Swap parties allowed at this property

  • Singles
  • Couples
  • Couples - Retired
  • Families

Swap periods available

Nearest Town / City
Wangaratta or Albury about 1 3/4 hours away.

Nearest Airport
300 KM

The location shown on this map is an approximate location, not the actual address of the property.

About us

Member ID: 22617

We are a mostly retired Australian couple, 60s, a veterinarian and Mining Engineer. We have 2 adult children both married, one in Brisbane, one in Wellington. We have lived overseas and in many areas in Australia and have moved often until the last 5 years when we have returned to our country home situated in the beautiful Ovens valley, Victoria, which we built about 20 years ago. We like all outdoor activities especially mountain bike riding and hiking, and skiing and prefer to be near and native vegetation/wildlife, birdlife etc. Also of course enjoy wining and dining and occasional exposure to more cultural activities!

Property description and facilities

Our home is situated on 20 acres of Australian subalpine forest adjacent to the Alpine National Park. The closest neighbours are kangaroos and the occasional wallaby, but we are in walking distance to the local bakery and 2 pubs!
It is mud brick with double glazed windows and fantastic views of the surrounding forest. There are two living areas, one upstairs and one downstairs. Upstairs has a separate bathroom and toilet. There are 3 bedroom and a living area with a sofa bed plus a large office space. Downstairs has the main bedroom (not for use), bathroom and separate toilet. The kitchen, dining, living, laundry and drying room are all downstairs. Entry to the house is via the downstairs area. Heating is with a built-in wood heater and a gas heater. The wood heater flue goes through the upstairs area to provide heating upstairs.
We have lots of herbs but veggies don't do too well as we are pretty cold in winter, (but not too hot in summer!)
Skiing is close by in winter and rivers and hiking are 15 minutes walking distance away. The tourist destination of Bright is 25 minutes’ drive away. This is the closest place to shop. The closest Wineries are 35 minutes away and the King Valley, Beechworth and Rutherglen regions are 1 to 2 hours’ drive away. You do need a car but a vehicle is available if needed.
You can fly to Melbourne and train/bus to Bright.

  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Bikes available
  • Car-port
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Electric Blankets
  • Firewood available
  • Freeview
  • Hifi / Music System
  • Indoor Shower
  • Insulated house
  • Internet
  • Mains water
  • Microwave
  • Mobile Coverage
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor grassed area
  • TV
  • Vegetable garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wifi
  • Wood burner

Location description and facilities

The Upper Ovens Valley is a popular tourist area with excellent hiking very close to the house. The river and surrounding parks are great in summer for kids, resort skiing and cross country skiing about 3/4 hour drive in winter.
Wineries and restaurants, boutique cinema etc. nearby in Bright and surrounding valleys. The whole area is well known for mountain biking, road riding and family cycling, whilst there are wonderful National Parks such as Mt Buffalo nearby and opportunities of many other outdoor activities.

Facilities close by:

  • Biking
  • Bush Walking
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Lakes
  • Parks - Local or regional
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • River
  • Weekend farmers markets

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