Warragul chateau’s charm has huge online impact
West Gippsland town draws interest from out of area and local buyers
Ten of thousands of viewers have homed in on a charming French-inspired country property in Melbourne’s outer southeast.
The acreage at 15 Stockdales Road, Warragul, in West Gippsland, initially drew interest from locals but an online article has since spread its appeal far and wide.
“It has had tens of thousands of views online and plenty of enquiries from metro buyers, including from Brighton, Sandringham and the Mornington Peninsula,” Barry Plant Drouin director Jack McMaster said.
“The four-year-old property with a touch of French country style is such a unique listing and with the strong buyer interest, we expect it to sell soon.”
Mr McMaster noted that buyers were attracted to the design and character of the home, plus its location within easy access of Melbourne.
The property, named `La maison du paradis’ offers a slice of the South of France, and the house is set on a 4100sq m block with manicured surrounds and well-kept gardens.
The property captures picturesque views to the Strezelecki Ranges, while the interiors feature formal and more relaxed living spaces.
Charming with modern comforts, it has a family friendly three-bedroom, two-bathroom floorplan.
On the ground level is a spacious living area with an open fireplace, dining area and generously proportioned kitchen plus a bedroom and a bathroom. Two more bedrooms serviced by another bathroom and a living area are upstairs.
On the property market in Warragul, Mr McMaster said the town and surrounding areas had enjoyed strong sales of both new homes and established properties in recent years.
The pandemic boosted sales to tree changers and downsizers, while infrastructure developments attracted newcomers and local residents, he added.
“There are new housing estates, commercial and industrial zones plus a Kmart and Bunnings,” Mr McMaster said.
“There is also a good mix of schools, both public and private, to cater to families.”
With its walking, hiking and cycling trails, and beautiful surroundings, Warragul is a desirable place to live and raise a family, he added.
A recent listing at 3 Huntingfield Court, Warragul, attracted 18 groups to the inspections and sold within a week for a price near the top of the $935,000-$1.028 million range.
Another property, 15 Lillypilly Street, Warragul, had three offers before it sold above the $770,000-$847,000 price guide.
Warragul had a median house price of $650,000 in the 12 months to March 2023, according to realestate.com.au data.
There were 410 house sales during the period and 4099 interested buyers, which indicated a strong market.