This slice of coastal acreage with two homes is the perfect setting for grand childhood adventures like horse and motorbike riding, fishing in the dam, crabbing in the nearby creek or playing make-believe in the cubby house.
Owner Ben Murdoch has called the 3.58ha property at 66 Bullock Creek Rd, Meldale, home for the past five years with his wife and four children.
“The kids love it,” he said.
“They love being able to have animals, going to check the crab pots, and being able to have the pool, swing sets, cubby house and tree houses.
“There’s a horse arena, motorbike jumps and a spring fed dam where they can fish.
“My youngest daughter’s favourite time of the day is when she can go collect eggs from the chickens.”
There are two homes on the property, both of which have been completely renovated.
“The houses were dated and a bit tired when we bought the place,” Mr Murdoch said.
“We completely renovated both – new walls, new floors, new ceilings, new kitchens, new bathrooms and rewired and replumbed.”
The main house is a two-storey, five-bedroom modern Queenslanders with classic features that include VJ walls, timber floorboards and two timber decks.
There are three bedrooms, a study, a bathroom and a laundry on the lower level, along with a lounge room and a rumpus room opening to an entertaining area.
Upstairs there are two more bedrooms and a bathroom. The lounge room is at the front of the home and has access to the entry deck while the open-plan kitchen and dining area flows out through bi-fold doors to the rear deck.
The kitchen has granite benchtops, custom timber cabinetry with leadlight doors and modern appliances.
The three bedroom cottage has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen space, a bathroom and a deck off the main bedroom.
Mr Murdoch said his favourite part of the main home was the kitchen and back deck.
“From the back deck you can look out over the nine acres of flat, usable land and you can see the kids riding their motorbikes, in the horse arena, in the pool or fishing in the dam,” he said.
The property comes with a saltwater swimming pool, a five-bay shed, stables, riding arena, round yard and three fenced paddocks.
There are veggie gardens, fruit trees and a cubby house.
At the back of the property there is easy access to 150 acres of crown land and the mouth of Elimbah Creek.
The property is in the small seaside township of Meldale, which Mr Murdoch said was a “hidden utopia” only eight minutes from the Bruce Highway.
The property is on the market through Sue Dewar of Richardson and Wrench Caboolture.