Dromana beachside blocks: secluded sites for sale

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14-16 Stawell St, Dromana, is nestled among Edna Walling-style gardens.

A trio of secluded beachside Dromana properties held by the same family for decades have hit the market.

The Stawell St site comprises two smaller vacant blocks and a large almost 4000sq m block with a house and a cubby.

The properties were bought in the 1930s by Marie Legge from Melbourne and has remained a holiday retreat for the family.

As a child, Ms Legge, who went on to marry a Mr Tilt and later a Mr Bottoms, often visited the beachside suburb with her family, her granddaughter Susan Horner said.

“She bought the property and built a holiday house with her husband,” she added.

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The beach is a stroll away.

The home is surrounded by landscaped gardens and native surrounds.

The largest block at 14-16 Stawell St is priced at $1.5$1.7 million. No. 12 on 1073sq m has a $800,000-$880,000 price guide, while No. 18 on 1360sq m has $550,000-$600,000 price hopes.

The home has rustic charm in a country setting.

The stone fireplace in the main living area.

Fires have twice destroyed the holiday home, first in 1939 during the Good Friday fires that swept through Victoria and more recently in 1994 in a deliberate attack.

The holiday cabin was first rebuilt using logs from nearby Red Hill in the early 1940s. The property has large, well-maintained gardens designed in Edna Walling style.

The beauty of the site was the seclusion from other homes and easy access to the beach, Ms Horner said.

A charming old shed remains on the property.

Lots of children have played and slept out in the cubby.

“It has a country feel with unmade roads and attracts plenty of birds and wildlife,” she added.

“And the cubby is from the 1960s, when the children could sleep out in there.”

After being destroyed by arson in 1994, the house was rebuilt in a modern style in 1996-97. It retained a feature common to holiday homes then, with the bedrooms only accessible from the verandas.

“It has been a holiday home for the extended family all these years and it is time to let another family enjoy it,” Ms Horner said.

Kay & Burton Flinders agent Meg Pell said the listing had already received strong inquiries because of the secluded location.

“Such listings are popular because owning a secluded holiday home is romantic and you can walk to the beach,” Ms Pell said.

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