Originally belonged to Thomas Drewitt, an English gentleman from Cornwell. Drewitt built a two room stone cottage on a rise above the creek, in the Cornish style using local sandstone. Thomas Drewitt was as a baker in Heathcote in the 1860s, a member of the Roads Board and was involved in the establishment of a school at Wild Duck Creek.
Now affectionately known as ‘Drewitt’s Cottage’, one room is a bedroom and the other a lounge room with fire place and split system. The windows, thick walls, roof, ceiling and floors have all been meticulously restored in the last few years with the help of tradesmen qualified in the restoration of such heritage buildings. The windows look over the land to the South West and floors feature black slate flagstones.
A stunning glass walkway with LED floor lights links the old cottage to a modern extension of interesting design. This houses a kitchen with stainless steel electric oven, gas cooktop and concealed rangehood. A large living area with oak flooring has a meals, study and TV nook. The lounge room has two center opening, double glazed sliding doors opening onto the two sided wide verandah with access to the patio overlooking the creek. The fully tiled bathroom takes advantage of the inherent privacy of the property by being equipped with an indoor and outdoor shower. There is also ducted split system for heating and cooling, under floor heating and a ceiling fan for year round comfort.
The home is surrounded by a garden fence that keeps out rabbits and the odd roaming sheep or cow. Within the fence is an outdoor entertaining area overlooking the creek formed by low local-stone walls and with space for a pizza oven/chiminea. The house yard has been completely landscaped and has an irrigation system in place. The home has good NBN wireless connection and is on mains underground power with the ability to easily connect a solar power system if you wish. The property would lend its self nicely to the addition of a second dwelling (STCA) for guest accommodation.
Drewitt’s Cottage sits on a picturesque 14.2 acres of fertile grazing land with 200m of Wild Duck Creek frontage. The land is dotted with small stands of mature pine trees, numerous mature eucalypts and an interesting rock reef. An old pear, old fig and an old quince tree allow the property to retain its memories of Thomas Drewitt.
Heathcote is home to many renowned vineyards, 1.5 hours from Melbourne. A craft brewery is a vibrant local focus for the community and the two pubs, gin lounge, wine hub and cafes add much to the friendly character of the township.
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