House for sale
10 Britton Street,
4 1 0
Expression Of Interest
The quintessential county home set in large rambling garden with self-contained studio/barnPhone enquiries - please quote property ID 23334
Unique opportunity to purchase a rare, historic property, with two dwellings, situated on a half-acre corner allotment, in a sought after neighbourhood, with close proximity to town. A home that has been the inspiration and setting for many well loved and critically acclaimed children’s books, and was originally relocated in 1890 on the back of an ox. It has an aura of other times, retains its original features and is tucked amidst a half acre of old- world roses, colonial palms, grapevines, fruit trees and cellar. A barn-like studio has been transformed into a north facing, self-contained dwelling, currently generating a good income as a five star-rated air b and b, with loft and floor to ceiling arched windows yielding views of the sunset. An artist’s octagonal, north facing, studio looks over an expanse of lawn that has seen countless games of backyard cricket, boules, soccer, Easter egg hunts and garden parties. In the main house, french doors open onto the surround flagstone veranda and its tumble of lacework, roses and the gold light of the setting sun. An outdoor eating area is shaded by an arched grape vine arbour and a cellar/cool store with a vaulted brick roof, fireplace and slate shelves. With both a winter and summer living room, three bedrooms, original fireplaces, high timber - lined ceilings and well appointed, country style kitchen and dining, this house has the sort of timeless, bohemian charm one would imagine inspiring novels for young and old. The large, rambling garden, delivering its seasonal gifts of jonquils, apricots, grapes, mulberries and autumn colour is a children’s delight and has indeed hosted annual Christmas puppet shows for the local community. The house is ideally situated, a short walk along forest creek, to the town’s iconic Theatre Royal, tennis courts, schools and shops. Walk or bike home beneath the stars after a night out. The garden is serviced by a 25,000 litre tank and a bore, a garden shed and bike shed and the house has solar panels, central heating, gas log fire, plus reverse cycle air conditioning. There is potential for subdivision, while retaining the main house.
A rare find, having both the sense and space of the country, but within perfect proximity to the rich cultural life of the Castlemaine township.
The sale of this property is by tender. Please submit any offers in writing by November 1st.
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Last updated: 09:13AM on Oct 12th 2019