153 Eglinford Lane, Congewai

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 18 car spaces
  • Approx 40 Hectares

One of the Hunter Valley's most loved properties with multiple established businesses, and under 2 hours from Sydney.

We are proud to present Lonely Goat Olives – Boutique Accommodation, Established Olive Grove,
Olive Tree Nursery & Wedding Venue.
➢ This versatile property has had over 20 years of thought, planning and devotion go into
making it one of the best presented and well-loved venues in the Hunter Valley.
➢ Unapparelled magical views with a vista that takes your breath away.
➢ The property is 100% off grid and uses solar power for electricity.
➢ Domestic drinking water is provided by capturing rainwater from the roofs of various
➢ Being early adopters of renewable energy, the property has already reached the 2050 net
zero emissions target that the rest of Australia can only dream of.
➢ The 2-bedroom cottage has been built to the highest standard of passive solar design which
minimises the need for heating and cooling all year round, requiring only a ceiling fan in
summer and a small wood burning stove in each room with wood harvested from the
property for winter.
➢ Each room has its own en-suite with a 2-person shower and a large walk-in robe.
➢ The guests have access to a large balcony and deck area with extensive, uninterrupted views
across the Tuscan style olive grove and mountains beyond.
➢ There are some spectacular sun rises, and the milky way is visible on clear nights!
➢ The open-air kitchen and wood fire pizza oven has been a hit with many feasts enjoyed by
guests and wedding parties, attracting a lot of repeat business.
➢ Activities for the guests to enjoy during their stay include taking photos with the resident
Scottish Highland Cattle, bush walks, collecting farm fresh eggs, taking in the abundant
nature, wildlife, and watching the birds on show.
➢ There have been over 97 species of birds recorded at the property.
➢ The property also boasts over 150 five-star ratings and was selected as one of the “Best 52
Weekends Away” by the Sydney Morning Herald.
➢ Lonely Goat Olives has over 2,500 followers on social media, with hundreds of loyal repeat
regular guests.
➢ The hard work in setting up and learning from experiences gained, makes this the perfect
investment to continue trading and even expand considerably beyond the current owners’
➢ There are many facets to the nursery setup – propagation hot house, shade house,
hardening off area, with capacity to produce 30,000 trees per year.
➢ Consulting services are offered in the design and construction of third-party groves.
➢ The nursery has its water supplied via a 14 million litre water licence which is controlled by
an automated pump from the large dam that has a picturesque jetty (the jetty is a favourite
with wedding parties for photos and guests to do a spot of fishing during their stay).
➢ The nursery is part of a large concern with young olive trees available from cuttings.
➢ Additional to the young trees, mature trees ranging from 15 – 40 years old are stocked by
the nursery.
➢ There are 2 existing olive groves with approximately 2,000 trees in the ground, with 2
additional cleared paddocks with the capacity to plant 14,000 additional trees.
➢ The nursery also has substantial inventory of trees in multiple stages of development and
supplies of materials including pots, weed mats, canes, growing tables, plant racks, irrigation
and more (complete list available on request).
➢ The nursery has many repeat and regular customers across Australia.
➢ Lonely Goat Olives has adopted a simple approach, only providing venue and
accommodation for weddings and events. This is ideal for the ever-popular DIY and farm
stay weddings.
➢ Lonely Goat Olives was winner of the “Editors’ Choice Award” 2018 from Wedding Diaries
and has hosted stunning weddings utilising local vendors arranged by the wedding couples.
➢ Built with solar gains in mind, buried into the side of a hill, this cleverly designed building,
takes advantage of climate control making it comfortable all year-round.
➢ Full of rustic charm, finished with natural materials this unique building is versatile in its
➢ Massive open plan living that takes advantage of its design, windows looking north with
nature as its backdrop.
➢ Upstairs is a large bedroom and in-built study / office.
➢ A wood burning stove adds to the ambience of this eclectic building.
➢ Attached to the living quarters is a large workshop or secure 4 car garage, perfect for storing
equipment and machinery or vehicles.
➢ The property has approximately 8.8kw solar system with an additional 3.2kw of solar panels
that are included with the sale.
➢ There are two sets of batteries providing redundancy, with a third layer provided by the back-
up generator.
➢ The orchard and vegetable garden adds an additional level of self-sufficiency, with cottage
guests also able to select whatever is in season, with varieties of oranges, mangoes, pears,
lemons, herbs, turmeric, and vegetables.
➢ Two interlinked drinking water tanks totalling 145,000 litres of gravity fed domestic supply,
with rain catchment from approximately 700m2 of roofing.
➢ The rustic style barn is approximately 250m2 with 4.5m high clearance, is partially enclosed
containing farm machinery and implements that are also included in the sale.
➢ The barn currently houses a 70 horse powered Bobcat, a Hilux UTE, a hydraulic trees spade,
many attachments, a 48 horse powered alpine tractor… also included in the sale.
➢ The property has been well designed to take full advantage of the topography and utilising
the natural landforms to maximise catchment to the 4 dams.
➢ In total the property has 14 million litres of water licence (10 million above the normal
allotted entitlement).
➢ There are 3 additional cleared paddocks of approximately 7 Ha, 2 that are fully fenced and
are currently being used for livestock.
➢ A professionally drafted “Bush Fire Assessment Plan” the property has an impressive BAL
(Bushfire Attack Level) rating of 12.5. This is due to careful planning and managed clearing
despite being adjacent to surrounding state forest.
➢ A dedicated 28,000 litre firefighting tank, pump, fire hose, and mobile fire fighting trailer are
included in the sale.
➢ A Swedish style chicken coop and matching dog kennel with its own tiled veranda.
➢ Four Scottish Highland Cattle that come when “Come on Boys” is called!
➢ Several resident wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, goannas and more.
➢ Council approved (DA), architecturally designed, 3-bedroom house plans (also designed
with solar and passive heating and cooling in mind).
➢ Property is rated and approved for tourism use.
➢ 2 satellite connections to NBN.
➢ 1 Wifi connection to NBN.
➢ 1 telephone land line.
➢ On-site sewage system.
➢ Contracts in place to manage sewage system and firefighting equipment.
➢ CCTV covering all buildings.
➢ Back to base security system.
➢ The property is offered for sale with all businesses as well as intellectual property, this
includes the accommodation business, the olive tree nursery, the olive groves and fruit
sales, wedding venue business, website, social media accounts, professional photographs,
and brand.
➢ To obtain more information regarding the businesses, an NDA will need to be signed.

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