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rare peninsula listing offers organic vineyard with resort style home

Written by The ReReport

Listings in Merricks North are rare as hen’s teeth.
Which makes a boutique vineyard with organic certification, resort-style home and huge barn likely to sell well at its November 25 auction.
The 26 Kentucky Rd property is in a sought-after location close to beaches and shops and has a price guide of $2.3-$2.5 million, Kay & Burton Flinders director Prue McLaughlin said.

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More than half the property is set aside for the vineyard.

26 KENTUCKY ROAD MERRICKS NORTHThe inviting pool beside the main house.

More than half the 5.37ha property produces grapes to make a variety of wines, including pinot noir, pinot gris and chardonnay, at the 25-year-old vineyard.
“The property on a dirt road is peaceful and private with a certified organic vineyard and has been used as a holiday rental,” Ms McLaughlin said.
“The vineyard is looked after and there is a long waiting list to get into the suburb.”
The vineyard, which has produced several award-winning wines, was planted 25 years ago and also offers an artesian bore, rainwater storage, machinery and storage sheds.

26 KENTUCKY ROAD MERRICKS NORTHThe barn offers multiple uses as a business or for entertaining.

26 KENTUCKY ROAD MERRICKS NORTHThe dining area with views in the three-bedroom home.

Apart from picturesque grounds with landscaped gardens, sculpted hedges, magnificent trees, lawns and attractive plantings, the main three-bedroom house has spacious interiors, a large deck and an infinity edge pool with spa.
The outbuildings include a large barn which could be turned into a winery, Ms McLaughlin said. It presently has a kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms, plus sitting room and a terrace, and serves as a multipurpose space for functions and events.
The home last sold in 2004 for $1.1 million, according to sale records.

26 KENTUCKY ROAD MERRICKS NORTHA country-style dirt road leads to the property.

Ms McLaughlin said a recent off-market sale in the suburb gave that vendor $4 million.
CoreLogic data shows only four house sales in the lightly-populated suburb of just several hundred residents in the year to this August. The median price was $950,000.
The suburb had only three listings on as of November 12.
A sale in October also set a new price record, with 111 Bittern-Dromana Rd fetching around the $5 million mark prior to auction.

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