Embracing the contours of the low lying eastern foothills of the Sanel Valley, the Estate at Dooley Creek exemplifies wine country living. Positioned just above the valley floor, the slight elevation provides expansive 360º views of the portrait like vineyard and valley landscape below.
The gated entrance leads to the private drive, which meanders through majestic oaks to the centerpiece of the estate, the rammed earth residential compound, rich with Mediterranean accents. Anchored by the common building, which features a well appointed kitchen, dining area, living area with dual sided gas fireplace, media room, loft and high ceilings with prominent exposed beams. The living area and kitchen open to the courtyard and loggia, exposing the infinity pool, positioned to take advantage of the sweeping panoramic views.
Adjacent to the common building is the master suite which also opens to expose the courtyard and pool area.
Situated on the gentle rolling ridge to the west and east of the common building and master suite are three additional guest suites with en suite bathroom facilities, connected by landscaped pathways. All suites offer equally impressive views in all directions.
The Estate is made up of two legal parcels with agricultural zoning. Included is a separate farmhouse residence, with private and separate access which currently serves as a rental and caretaker’s home. The namesake Dooley Creek, runs through the property seasonally near the entrance. Domestic water is supplied by a private well and power is PG&E. A grand picturesque reservoir supplies water to the estate’s vineyard and provides recreational opportunities for guests.
Several streams of income currently sustain the operations of the estate. Traversing the lower edge of the property near the valley floor, the 20 acre certified organic Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard, which is is currently under turnkey management with the neighboring Winery, provides sustainable income. The current contract arrangement offers flexibility for the gentleman winemaker who desires their own label as well. The second source of income is created by the ongoing short term rental business for the residence and suites.
The estate is conveniently located just north of the Sonoma County line in Southern Mendocino County near the idyllic small town of Hopland. Proximity to the Bay Area and other Northern California hubs make Hopland a likely destination for those looking for wine country escapes similar to Healdsburg and Sonoma, without the crowds.
The Estate at Dooley Creek offers opportunity to buyers looking for a wine country estate, private ranch, multi family compound or income producing functional investment property. This pristine and private resort like setting awaits your arrival.
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