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tamsinaes table homegrown cooking school off the menu after buyers bite

Written by The ReReport

The Gippsland home of Tamsin’s Table is back off the menu.

The longtime home to popular homegrown cooking school Tamsin’s Table, in Victoria’s southeast, is back off the menu.
For seven years, the school ran workshops where getting your hands dirty meant a trip to the garden for your ingredients.
It developed a large online following, with about 18,700 Instagram fans.
After just three weeks listed for sale, the self-sufficient farm and home at 2255 Main South Rd, Poowong East, had a $950,000 bite from a buyer, close to its $990,000 asking price.

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2255 Main South Rd, Poowong EastThe 2255 Main South Rd, Poowong East, home of homegrown cooking school Tamsin’s Table sold for close to its $990,000 asking price.

Tamsin Carvan said it would be hard to say goodbye to the 45.7ha property after almost 17 years there — particularly to the thousands of trees she had planted across it.
“It’s been something I’ve had to wrestle with a long time in my head,” Ms Carvan said.
“I’m going to miss the trees the most.
“When I moved there it was fairly bare. I have probably planted thousands of trees and a lot of them are just turning into beautiful, big trees now.”

2255 Main South Rd, Poowong EastRegular lunch events at the property have made it a familiar space for many Victorians.

A chicken run, pig paddock, dairy, machinery shed and a range of fruit and vegetable plants are all part of the property.
The two-bedroom house embraces country style with extensive timber features and large windows.
But with another project on her plate in nearby Korumburra — the Borough Dept Store, which will seek to showcase Gippsland’s foodie scene — Ms Carvan decided she couldn’t do everything.
“It’s time to let someone else continue the project,” she said.

2255 Main South Rd, Poowong EastThe home also came with plenty of rustic charm to it.

She said the new owners would likely find it was hard work, but extraordinarily rewarding.
Though she suspected it was the home’s position on a hill with a winding drive leading up to it, rather than her efforts as a farmer or cooking class operator, that had won them over.
“There’s something special about the hill,” she said.
“It was special when I bought it, and it’s still special now.”

CL Tamsin Carvan runs TamsinMs Carvan in the homes well-supplied kitchen. Picture: Zoe Phillips.

Clark Next RE agent Dean Macfarlane said buyers hadn’t had long to get a taste for the property.
“For a 100 acre farm site, that’s definitely a very quick sale,” Mr Macfarlane said.
“But it’s a lovely property with a great water supply.”
The property attracted 10 groups, and at least one other serious buyer before it sold.

2255 Main South Rd, Poowong EastThe buyers are expected to move into the house at the top of the hill.

The buyers came from Melbourne and are expected to embrace country life when they move to the property.
“They fell in love with it,” Mr Macfarlane said.
“But they hadn’t ever been to a Tamsin’s Table event.”

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