Forrest73 Grant Street

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Exciting Freehold, business, home and accommodation

Multiple income streams combine with a peaceful lifestyle, fresh air and stunning views on this 2.4-acre block in the popular township of Forrest. Located on the tourist drive to the Great Ocean Road and Apollo Bay, this property consists of a fabulous architecturally designed café and chocolaterie, studio apartment and renovated 2-bedroom home. Forrest’s renowned mountain bike trails adjoin the property, giving excellent exposure, while an acre of native forest onsite supports a serene country existence.
Visitors to Platypi Chocolate are struck by the majestic Corten steel wall running the length of the building on the forested side. They are next drawn to the forest views through the café’s floor to ceiling windows. An impressive building, it has been designed to complement its surroundings.
Licenced for 80, the café boasts 4 seating areas to maximise patron numbers across the seasons. Guests enjoy the trees from inside or the outdoor undercover balcony. Alternatively they can sit with their 4-legged friends on the treeline below or out front. A well-appointed commercial kitchen and extensive servery create a base for a clever chef to delight customers’ taste buds. The café is proudly disabled accessible and a 10kw solar array supports energy needs. With a 5-star rating and TripAdvisor Excellence Awards, the business is a drawcard for regulars and tourists.
Beneath the café is a large, professionally equipped chocolate production area. Signature café items such as hot chocolate bombs and honeycomb echidnas are created here. The open plan space includes kitchen and bathroom facilities. Online sales from a comprehensive website completed in March and growing wholesale demand boosts revenue.
Beyond the kitchen garden sits a uniquely designed studio apartment with kitchenette, bathroom and adjoining workshop. Broad spotted gum decks and the adjoining terrace are ideal for swinging in a hammock or enjoying a fire while taking in views of the sweeping grassed area, native trees and birdlife. Early risers will often be surprised by grazing kangaroos. A 5-star guest rating drives demand for this accommodation, which is also great for visiting friends and family.
The California bungalow home has been renovated throughout and offers ducted heating and cooling. Each of the 2 bedrooms has built-in robes and garden views. The large kitchen includes bench dining for 2, modern appliances and ample cupboard space, while the open plan living/dining area retains hardwood floors, exposed beams and clever integrated storage. The freestanding bath in the modern bathroom is particularly inviting.
Whether you are looking for a change of direction, a place to make your mark or an investment option, this is a rare opportunity to build a future in one of Victoria’s most picturesque and popular regions with the advantage of several established income sources.

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  • Street Address: 73 Grant Street
  • Town: Forrest
  • Property Type: House
Gary Van Someren

Gary Van Someren

P: 52377366

M: 0418550049

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