Mornington Peninsula glamping, farm produce shop ripe for the picking

An artist’s impression of what the glamping tents would look like at 164 Balnarring Road, Merricks North.

A glamping and farm produce opportunity is ripe for the picking in the heart of Melbourne’s tourist Mecca; the Mornington Peninsula.

Impact Realty Group director James Merchan said 164 Balnarring Road, Merricks North, was a “diamond opportunity” to blend lifestyle with an income.

The 4.65ha block has been listed with a price guide of $2.65m-$2.8m.

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The three-bedroom homestead has been fully renovated.

It has a sparking new kitchen.

And a modern bathroom.

It comes with a fully renovated three-bedroom homestead.

But aside from its gorgeous farm setting and enviable location close to the best the peninsula has to offer, Mr Merchan said the site also came with a glamping permit — one of only two approved in the Mornington Peninsula.

“It’s a really unique opportunity because it’s got that permit for 11 luxury glamping tents. And they’re proper luxury tents, they’re going to be fully serviced with toilets and a bathroom,” Mr Merchan said.

“It’s also got the produce store as well.”


The property spans 4.65ha of prime farming land.

Planning approval exists for 11 glamping tents and a produce store.

Mr Merchan said the vendor had worked tirelessly to get correct planning approvals from the council.

He also planted extensive gardens that included 70 Spanish olive trees, lavender fields, 250 cherry trees, boysenberry and raspberry fields, apple, apricot and lemon trees, and oranges, limes and peaches.

There’s a dam on site.

Mr Merchan said the buyer had planning approval to build a produce store with an accompanying fruit and flower “you pick” business.

All that was required was for someone to move in, build the tents and store, and hire a manager to live in the homestead if they didn’t want to live on site themselves.

As well as fruit trees, lavender fields and olive trees.

“The lavender, cherries, fruit trees, they can all be harvested and (sold) through the produce store,” Mr Merchan said.

“The Mornington Peninsula is at its highest demand and it’s actually being fuelled by COVID-19. People are staying in Victoria and the Mornington Peninsula is a go-to place.”

The site is a stone’s throw from the Jackalope Hotel, one of the region’s most popular restaurants and luxury hotels.

Agent James Merchan said sites with planning approval were rare on the Mornington Peninsula.

It’s also within easy reach of wineries, the Peninsula Hot Springs, beaches, the Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola ride, national parks and other popular tourist attractions including horse riding and the Enchanted Adventure Garden.

There is also a dam on site.

An auction has been scheduled for May 2.

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