Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / VIC / Soul Kindle Sanctuary

A picturesque off-grid sanctuary situated 15km from Nagambie and approximately 1.5 hours from Melbourne, the airport and the NSW border. This 16-acre bush block backs on to a reserve and features comfortable living, a few potential dwellings, views, a dam, veggie patches, a little goat paddock and three large water tanks.

We have outgrown our little sanctuary. We have helped the bush regenerate and released wildlife who sometimes still visit, so this sanctuary not far from a growing town is perfect for folks who appreciate nature.

Rustic & comfortable with space for a few people to come together, featuring a main homestead with two bedrooms, a studio & workshop. Excellent solar set up, solar hot water system that is also heated by the wood fire in the winter. Elec/Gas fridge and gas stove.

Other sheds and studios include ‘The Chapel’, a beautiful mudbrick and stone one-room studio with a large aviary/cattery and garden attached. ‘The Shack’ & ‘The Stable’ are both a combination of stone/mudbrick and adjoining old ‘clipper’ buses, both with living/sleeping areas (and both in need of some TLC to make them liveable and your own), workshop, sheds and aviaries

We are on a slight hill and enjoy beautiful views, sunrises and sunsets. The weather around this area is quite ideal being a few degrees warmer than Melbourne, just enough rainfall to fill the tanks and see you through the year and a bonus of no mud.

Will be very affordable to the right person/people sale from $525,000. You can see more photos of the sanctuary at: https://www.instagram.com/soul_kindle/. 

To enquire about this property, please email soulkindle222@bigpond.com.

The Sanctuary

Jenny Hanson is the owner of Soul Kindle Sanctuary, a property situated in Baillieston, approximately 60km southwest of Shepparton, Victoria. The property is a residence and wildlife sanctuary, and Jenny is also a foster carer for wildlife. Jenny wishes to improve the local community’s attitude towards native wildlife and in the future intends to sell the property to a wildlife-friendly buyer. Since she has lived in the property, biodiversity has improved and local native species are now beginning to return.

Soul Kindle Sanctuary covers approximately 6.47 hectares across a narrow block backing onto a reserve. The property is situated in historic gold country, and gold mining is still underway in neighbouring properties. Although the ground is dry and rocky, the property is well forested and surrounded by kangaroo-friendly fencing. Vegetation is dominated by eucalypts, grass trees (Xanthorrhoea spp.), golden everlasting (Xerochrysum bracteatum) and drooping cassinia (Cassinia arcuata), as well as various native shrubs and orchids.

An abundance of wildlife is present on the property including short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), lace monitors (Varanus varius), microbats, geckos, snakes, spiders and scorpions.

A variety of birdlife is present including tawny frogmouths (Podargus strigoides), welcome swallows (Hirundo neoxena), magpies (Cracticus tibicen), white-winged choughs (Corcorax melanorhamphos), sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla), owls, eagles and wrens. Emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) have also been sighted near the property.

Contact the owner

This sanctuary has been listed by Jenny Hanson-Birch who can be contacted by phone on soulkindle222@bigpond.com