664 Black Springs Road Mudgee NSW 2850
- Rural / Farming
- 13.35 ha
- For sale, Market Preview
If you've been thinking it's time you switched to a quieter, healthier lifestyle where 'work from home' means presiding over a successful country accommodation business, Ilkley Cottages is for you.
Set on 33 acres 11km north of sophisticated Mudgee, one of Australia's most blessed food, wine and tourism regions, this rustic paradise offers a slower pace in an exceptionally beautiful environment. A haven for native animals and birds, it features four cottages, each with its own personality and secluded bushland setting.
'Ilkley House' is a 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom cedar home that can sleep up to 12 guests, or can function as your very own home, from where you can oversee the day-to-day operations of the cottages.
Three-bedroom, three-bathroom 'Maggie's Cottage' is the next largest of the accommodation offerings, that can sleep up to 10 guests. It is quaintly furnished in antique décor style, with soaring raked ceilings and hardwood floors. A spiral staircase leads to the two upper bedrooms which also have raked ceilings and ensuites plus balconies with sweeping district views.
'Country-style' Blackman's Cottage is built from materials harvested from its historic namesake (circa 1849 in South Mudgee.) A clawfoot bath and antique porcelain bathroom sink with jarrah benchtop add extra authenticity to this secluded cottage. It has 2 bedrooms and can sleep up to 5 guests.
'Calving Gully Cottage' is the smaller unit of the guest accommodations, with one large bedroom and bathroom. Ideal for honeymooners or a couple's retreat, it features pine cathedral ceilings, a clawfoot bath and an antique porcelain sink with ironbark benchtop.
The new owner will enjoy exploring opportunities to market Ilkley Cottages as a corporate getaway venue, wedding setting or health retreat. There is potential to build a function centre or to get creative and envisage an annual 'Ilkley Cottages' festival.
-33 acres (13.54 hectares) of prime bushland 261 north-west of Sydney
-4 self-contained, fully furnished dwellings in secluded settings with A/C and wood heaters
-Secure water supply 100,000L concrete rainwater tank and dam with windmill and pump for gardens
-2 x lockable workshops/studios off a 3-bay machinery shed with workshop
-Long-established and very successful
-Future potential for function centre, wedding venue, health retreat
-Stunning views over Mudgee from the homestead