Manicured gardens, a pond and extensive lawns surround this picturesque Woodend home with a historic background.
The Woodend Old School House at 3 Clarkes Lane provides the backbone to a fully renovated and extended residence now on the market for $1.95-$2.1 million.
The circa-1876 brick Victorian building with bluestone foundations was thought to only have been used as a school house for a short period of time.
Ray White Kyneton agent Helen Jens said it had been a residence for as long as she could remember.
“The additions have been done to it in recent years, it is now quite a big place,” Ms Jens said.
The property is currently a thriving bed and breakfast with capacity for 10 guests, excluding the master suite and a professional bookkeeping/accounting practice.
In the past the property has been used for weddings, an art gallery, a plant nursery and a tea rooms/cafe.
Ms Jens said the property was “beautiful”.
“It has been really well maintained and the spaces are gorgeous,” she said.
The original part of the house, the school house, is home to two bedrooms, an open-plan living space with triple-fronted open fireplace, ensuite and kitchenette.
The newer weatherboard section of the house has a second open-plan living area with main kitchen, three bedrooms, a large gallery room, office space and several bathrooms.
Outside, the established garden has meandering paths, exotic trees and plants, dry stone walls and a homage to Monet’s Garden at Giverny, complete with a curved bridge and mature wisteria planting.
The property also has a water bore, chook shed, 18m x 9m shed with concrete floors, bathroom facilities, extra-high roller door with remote access and separate self-contained accommodation.
Ms Jens said Melbourne buyers would be attracted to the property because of the potential income, idyllic setting and it was only about an hour to Melbourne.