- 43 Fraser Street, Clunes
- 300 square metres
- Agency: Ballarat Real Estate
- Agent: John Stevenson on 422 659 385
- Inspect: By appointment
Clunes, the heritage goldfields village located 30 minutes north of Ballarat and less than two hours from Melbourne, is renown for its internationally famous annual Booktown Festival.
This focus on food for the mind is why Clunes has become so popular and is attracting so many visitors and new residents from across Australia.
However it is also becoming a favourite food and wine destination, with cafés and restaurants making their own mark on regional Victoria's food scene.
This striking heritage building was first The Fire Brigade Hotel in the 1800s and in later times had incarnations as a haberdashery store, and fruit and vegetable shop.
The current owner's intention was to fully renovate the superb building, recreating its olde-worlde charm and character.
Although there have been various starts on the renovation over the years, they have now decided to leave the task to a younger and more energetic new owner.
Those who have renovated before will be able to easily imagine how the property will respond to a major makeover, perhaps as a stunning retail outlet or restaurant catering for the many visitors to town. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Enthusiasts of both this historic era and Clunes will relish in the opportunity to restore the past charm and character, by refurbishing the delightful double shopfront facade, and returning the iron lacework to the verandah of this old hotel, which even has easy access to the original bluestone cellar.
The challenge is yours, contact the agency for more details.