Property Summary

Beds: 3 Baths: 2

Property Description

‘The Engine Driver’s Cottage’- Lot 3 of the former ‘Bairnsdale Pumping Station Complex, located on the Mitchell River to the West of the township of Bairnsdale, represents an outstanding opportunity to purchase a restoration project with a great deal of the time consuming pre-restoration work already done for you.

Part of a 4 Lot subdivision, this opportunity to preserve a significant part of Victoria’s history, located only 50 metres from the river, already has permits and architect designed endorsed plans in place. The land size for Lot 3 is 782m2. approx. The plans for the restored dwelling breathe new life into the historic original home with a large open plan lounge /dining / kitchen and meals area, a generous master suite with walk in robe and private ensuite, a further two bedrooms and central bathroom, plus an extended new decking area. A separate new double garage is another bonus of this perfectly updated home.

The Bairnsdale Pumping Station Complex is of historical and scientific significance to the State of Victoria as the most intact example of an early municipal pumping station and the only site in Australia with all it’s buildings set as a cluster. The Engine Driver’s Cottage was one of the earliest buildings to be erected in this complex and was completed in 1888.

Located at the junction of the Great Alpine Road and the Princes Highway, Bairnsdale provides easy access to the alpine villages of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham, as well as being at the gateway to the Gippsland Lakes. Bairnsdale is also the main commercial centre for the local wool, dairy and timber industries within the Gippsland region. The township enjoys a variety of wineries, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and farmers markets, all located within close distance of the town centre.

“The Engine Driver’s Cottage’ is for sale as a single Lot or as 1 part of the 4 Lot ‘Bairnsdale Pumping Station Complex’ – all 4 Lots are for sale with architect designed endorsed plans in place.

For further information or to arrange a private inspection, please contact Sue Gratton on 0407 599 559 or email – sue@circaheritageandlifestyle.com.au