1014 James Lane, Trentham East, VIC 3458 | Jellis Craig

1014 James Lane, Trentham East


It's not often you get the opportunity to acquire such a special property, especially one that holds an important piece of a community's heart, but "Manna" is one such place. From the moment you pass the nameplate at the entry to the driveway, this property has the fingerprints of the late David Bryant, an acclaimed local Australian artist, all over it. From the wonderful mature European and native trees, David was especially passionate about his dogwoods and there were regular Facebook "showdowns" with other locals about who had the best version of them, to his pride in creating "Bessie's Bridge" over one of the dams in honour of his effervescent 101-year-old mother. These make up a very small part of what it is that's so great about rural regional living.

Community was so important to David and it will be the same community that welcomes the next owner with open arms including David's wife, Janine who has made the extremely tough decision to close this chapter in order to complete their vision of building a new home in Trentham.

The cedar double-storey home can tell you all about the many fantastic nights of entertaining family, friends and introducing new residents to the older ones. The open plan kitchen, living and dining areas enjoy scenic views over a neighbouring dam. There is a wood heater and zoned slab heating downstairs plus a home office or guests bedroom with adjacent bathroom and separate laundry. Upstairs there are 3 generously proportioned bedrooms with attic style timber-lined ceilings plus a 2nd family bathroom.

The low maintenance garden with sprawling lawns is really something to behold. Apart from the famed trees, "Manna" pervades a magnificent sense of serenity and calm. There are many raised vegetable beds, espaliered fruit trees and berries, a potting shed and shade house plus a large double garage and workshop.

Set on approximately 32 acres of rolling pasture and landscape that's been encouraged to flourish to provide safe sanctuary to local fauna and flora. Even the occasional koala has been spotted on a warm evening enjoying a snack of leaves from one of the gum trees along the shelterbelt.

The property is about 3 minutes drive from the renowned Pig and Whistle hotel, 10 minutes into vibrant Trentham, 20 minutes from the larger centres of Woodend or Kyneton where V/Line services get you into Melbourne or Bendigo in around an hour.

Land size: 13 Hectares.


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