Now this is just one reason why I love my job – I get the chance to know and sell properties like this. This is one of the last true icons of our rural & real estate heritage – this is the old original Bellbrook General Store. But it’s not really old, it’s been rebuilt from the ground up, with all original timbers, over the last 30yrs. It was a labour of true love.
Oh and what a story, I’ll tell you all about it upon your arrival. Let’s just say the timbers date back to 1888 and have passed through many a hand to stand tall here today. Let’s just say that ‘everyone’ in a early 1900’s settlement village depended on this store, shopped at this store and mingled at this store (Oh if only the walls could talk! If you listen quietly they probably do).
And the building operated as cafe, gift shop up until 2010 until the owners decided to take it easy. Let’s just say I saw an old sign tucked away in the store room that said ‘Hamburgers $2’ and T-shirts from the famous Yowie Festival. Oh the times and tribulations, this place has done it and can do it again if operating a business or even B&B is your dream. Have a go, make a go of it, bring the people to our beautiful Bellbrook offer them food, offer them shelter, offer them canoes and fishing lines – let them enjoy one of the most spectacular places on earth – the Upper Macleay Valley.
This property is ideal for a business venture along the tourism/hospitality lines. It’s got the main street frontage, it’s got the character and style, it’s got the council approved commercial kitchen, its got the great corner block for access/exposure/further development.
Or just soak it all up for yourself and enjoy the serenity and scenery – indeed that is just what these owners relinquished too when that got a little too old. They went from ‘business to blissfulness in the blink of an eye’.
So here it is – it’s yours for the taking. Opportunities like this don’t come around very often in ones’ lifetime.
The format of the building is:
– 2 large front rooms (one now used for the ‘shop’ and one as the owners lounge room,
– Council Approved commercial kitchen (yes you can operate a cafe from here or a B&B)
– Bathroom off the veranda.
– 2 bedrooms in a separate yet attached building both boasting built-in robes.
– The choice of 4 verandas.
So it’s a home or a place of business if you like – whatever you like it to be, it will be blissful.
Buyers, please call us any day/anytime.