Rare Dingley Village ranch offers country life in the ‘burbs

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An unusual farm in Dingley Village is for sale.

Buyers seeking a taste of country living won’t need to leave the suburbs with an original Dingley Village farmhouse on the market.

A rare opportunity to own a ranch has cropped up on the border of the ‘burbs at 263-265 Spring Rd.

The sprawling block is for sale with a $900,000-$990,000 price guide and contains a rundown house, unused stables and sheds — plus a herd of goats.

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The sprawling property has a $900,000-$990,000 price guide.

The rundown house was one of the first built in the area.

Goats owned by the tenant are roaming freely in the backyard.

Hocking Stuart Mentone agent Simon Wendt said it was one of the first farms built in the suburb’s early days and one of the few that have remained.

“This property is giving buyers the opportunity to live a rural lifestyle close to the city,” Mr Wendt said.

“There’s nearly an acre (4046sq m) of land and you could fill it with dogs, chickens and vegie gardens.”

The farm animals are not included in the sale.

Rundown sheds and stables are part of the package.

The herd of goats freely roaming the backyard is owned by a long-term tenant, who will be taking them when he vacates.

The property sits on the edge of a green wedge restriction zone, which means it cannot be subdivided or developed.

The property and the aged-care centre next door are the only two residential blocks abutting the public parklands, which were once a tip site.

Dingley Village sure has changed since its original farming days.

The property could be a rural retreat without a commute.

An investor had leased the property for the past decade, Mr Wendt said. CoreLogic data shows it was bought for $320,000 in 2001.

“There are a number of ways the property can be used, subject to Kingston Council’s planning regulations, but most interested parties have been families so far,” Mr Wendt said.

“A lot of people have driven past this property and are curious about it, but others are genuinely interested in buying it to start a sustainable lifestyle.”

The house will likely be knocked down by a buyer.

The 3623sq m block is walking distance to Dingley Primary School, Rowan Rd Reserve, the village shops and a bus route.

The rare find is scheduled to go under the hammer on April 13.

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