Your unique lifestyle retreat awaits.
Have you ever wanted to get away from all the hustle and bustle and experience the country life surrounded by peace and serenity? This property offers the ideal solution to that dream!
Located high in the mountains on the very end of Shiptons Flat Road at Mt Poverty, this property straddles the divide between rainforest and sclerophyll forest. A unique bush homestead presiding over a mountain stream shrouded in rainforest, neatly clipped lawns, and manicured gardens. Open plan living and a great entertainer for visiting guests with an abundance of fresh homegrown produce. Two stunning self contained cottages suitable for special interest tourism guests looking to discover unknown species or simply enjoying one of the most beneficial bird watching habitats in the area.
In today’s world, self-contained living tucked away from others seems the perfect getaway. Many might consider this property remote; for those that know remote living, being able to reach a 120-year-old pub 30 minutes away is not considered remote. At Mt Poverty, there is a small cluster of 3-4 rural neighbours within easy reach. Between them and the community of Rossville is a massive area of native forest, world heritage rainforest, farms and a spectacular drive through it all. Cooktown is only a 60-minute journey. The cottages have the potential to generate good income from guest stays.
Mt Poverty is the first time traded in 2021. The property comprises 11.99 ha of farmland with a view; a unique 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom bush Homestead (approx 45m2); two beautifully handcrafted self-contained 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom self contained birdwatcher cottages (approx 45m2 each); a two-bay car carport; a 6 bay shed with concrete floor (approx 60m2); 2 generator power plant (cleanest in the land) (approx 22m2); a solar power plant; a huge water storage facility comprising of two tanks, gravity-fed down to the buildings, and an assortment of older and newer equipment.
The property is likely to attract those comfortable living away from others and have the ability to be self-contained and self-sufficient. It is the perfect getaway with stunning weather most of the year. Over the tropical wet season access at times is likely to be limited for a few days at a time. However, the property has an efficient telephone system via a large Telstra tower on the property and is equipped with satellite NBN internet via Skymuster. One could possibly install a helipad also.
The creators of this unique property like their neighbours have hand-crafted the estate to raise their family and live comfortably in their own paradise. There are several partially fenced paddocks thick with native pasture suitable for livestock. All photos here have been taken in the wet season in March 2021. Below is the East Normanby River flowing past the garden.
- 1 x Bush Homestead – 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchen, laundry and dunny with a view
- 2 x self-contained bird watcher cottages.
- 1 x BBQ entertainer hut
- 1 x 2 bay carport with concrete floor
- 1 x 6 bay work shed with concrete floor
- 1 x Generator shed
- 1 x 9 KVA generator
- 1 x 25 KVA generator
- electricity – single phase & three phase
- electric water pump from spring feed creek
- Water plumbed throughout gardens and all buildings
- Established landscaping, fruit and veg gardens
- Flushing toilets and septic waste management system
- Assorted equipment
- Lot 1 & 2 CP851378 | 119,900m2 | 11.99 ha
Price Guidance: $460,000.00 o.n.o