“Boolambayte” Unique Opportunity – Expressions of Interest
Be the first to inspect and experience the history of this unique property.
One of the few properties with deep water access via Boolambayte Creek to nearby Myall Lake.
Comprising 260 acres (104.32 ha) in 3 titles, family owned for over 40 years.
The land has been sparingly cleared and is a pleasant blend of pasture and shady bush
Tall gums abound alongside clusters of melaleucas (“tea trees”) and casuarinas (“she oaks”)
Pioneer Cottage stands on the bank of Boolambayte Creek, with Myall Lake just a short paddle away
Sail from Creek to Ocean, a scenic trip across the lake, down the lower Myall river, then via Tea Gardens, on to Port Stephens, Nelson Bay and the Pacific oceans
The 150 year old “timber and tin” cottage has been restored to its original native hardwood clad condition with a new red Colourbond roof
A cosy lounge room lined with the original vertical board-and-batten locally milled hardwood
Three snug refurbished bedrooms, an old style kitchen and modern bathroom with shower and bath, solar power, rain water tanks, septic system and satellite
Adjoining the Cottage an 8m x 12m secure workshop cum tractor shed more recently has been added.
Standing guard of cottage and shed sits the rusting remains of an old 1928 Buick truck which long ago took the then owner over dirt track to Violet Hill Road and thence into Bulahdelah village
The surrounding fenced garden features an orchard, with plumb, peach, persimmon, and citrus trees, as well as a large enclosed vegie patch
The Old English Pub (“Bull and Bush”)
Three decades ago, one of the present owners had a crazy idea to build a replica of an Old English Tavern in the creek-side paddock of one of the 3 lots. Designed for private recreational use by family and friends, it stands as a fond reminder of his own younger days sinking a pint or three “down at the old Bull and Bush”
Two storey built in old convict sandstone, slate and timber floors, exposed beams, French doors and picture frame windows
A full-on Eucalyptus Grandis Bar featuring beer taps and barstools, an adjoining lounge room with open fireplace, stone feature chimney and staircase, and even a small stage for a bit of Karaoke
Externally the pub has to be seen to be believed, with its red terra cotta tiled roof, sandstone walls and tall chimney stack, cloaked with clinging ivy. Patiently it stands in a grassy Aussie paddock – all set for refreshments “when the cricketers are done”
House on the Hill
A 3 bedroom weatherboard cottage built as a family week-ender by one of the present owners in younger days
Perched among tall trees the house sits atop a small hill overlooking grassy pasture
Bedrooms adjoin kitchen, spacious lounge/dining area and bathroom/toilet
All-around “Queensland” style veranda offers day long choice to relax in sun or shade
Power, telephone, satellite reception, septic
Large tractor shed, quaint stone chook shed and a small potting shed