SURROUNDED by State Forest, national parks and farmland, this beautiful 7.44ha property offers a range of lifestyle opportunities.
There is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom owners/manager residence; three-bedroom, two-bathroom Farmhouse Cottage; three luxury studios, three luxury chalets; and a multi-purpose food building with a commercial kitchen.
Originally established in 1950 by Italian migrants, owners Sophie and Chris Zalokar purchased the property in 2005 looking used their combined skills to create a unique culinary-based business.
Mrs Zalokar trained as a chef with Maggie Beer, while Mr Zalokar is a cabinet maker and experienced builder; together they created Foragers Field Kitchen & Cooking School.
They were drawn to the Pemberton area by the environment.
“We love the space, fresh air, clean water and the fresh produce is incredible,” Mrs Zalokar said.
“The area already had strong nature-based tourism and we saw the chance to develop culinary tourism.”
They have realised their dream, and now that their children have grown up, they are looking to take a break and explore other opportunities.
While they have built a food-based business, Mrs Zalokar said their property lent itself to a range of applications.
“There is flexibility in how you use the space, the buyer doesn’t need to reproduce what we have done,” she said.
“With the accommodation on the property you could develop a yoga retreat, or you could hire the building out to people for self-catering events.”
The new owners could also create artist in residence programs, a corporate retreat, or host weddings and special events.
Mr and Mrs Zalokar are willing to assist the new owners with their transition.
“We understand what it is like coming into a community and taking on an established business,” Mrs Zalokar said.
“The previous owners did the same for us and it’s a great way to get used to living in a country environment.”
Mrs Zalokar said the local community was wonderful and while you might be isolated geographically, you get to know so many people and are very connected.