Sold $545,000

Located in the picturesque river township of Nelson, where the Glenelg River meets the sea, Nelson Cottage is an iconic property bursting with old world charm and local significance.

Whether it’s the quieter lifestyle you are after or the opportunity to run B&B accommodation, the property is located in a prime position right in the heart of the of Nelson, making the most of the popular tourist trade that regularly travels through the town.

Just a two minute walk to all the conveniences the town provides, including the Hotel, Kiosk, Caravan Park and Service Station, you are also just a gentle stroll down the road to the banks of the Glenelg River and boat ramp.

If you like history then you will love Nelson Cottage. The original weatherboard section named Constable Cottage was built in 1882 and originally housed the police station of the town whilst the adjoining Limestone Cottage was added in 1923.

The Limestone Cottage includes four bedrooms, a guest lounge, beverage area and adjoining Constable Cottage which offers two bedrooms, linen room, sunroom, large studio and amenities providing a total of 6 guest bedrooms accommodating up to 15 people. The guest lounge with wood fire, male & female bathrooms and an undercover BBQ area with wood fired pizza oven provide travellers with all the comforts of home.

Upstairs you will find the owners residence, added in the late forties it includes the reception area, two bedrooms, the main with ensuite bathroom, wood heated lounge, large Blackwood kitchen, storage room and laundry plus a huge dining room where guest breakfasts are served. With a stunning outlook over the estuary, here you have your chance to read the historic visitors book. This room also has extra income potential for the right buyer including high teas, café, conferences or boutique restaurant as well as having a stunning outlook across garden to the estuary.

You will love the expansive, well fenced grounds of approximately half an acre………. lush lawns, fruit trees, veggie garden, potting shed and double garage not only provide an attractive setting for the owners, but also a relaxing space for guests to sit and unwind.

The current owners have almost doubled the figures over their 12 years of ownership and with so much extra income potential the possibilities are endless.

The sale of Nelson Cottage is basically WIWO it includes the chattels and furniture in all 6 guest bedrooms & lounge with beds and all associated furniture including a lot of antique pieces. Various other white goods including fridges & freezers associated with the running of the business are also included other kitchen and dining room furniture is also specified on the list of equipment & chattels (available upon request).

Sustainable running costs with bore and 28,000L of rainwater, s/c wood heating & 1.5kW solar system.

The owners also have their own website at for booking enquiries which is transferable on sale.

When you purchase this property you will add to its 136 years of history which has been lovingly researched and preserved as well as get a property that brings in a good income with the opportunity for further growth.

So if you are looking to escape from the hustle & bustle to a relaxed country existence, where you can get back to nature, provide yourself an income working from home, whilst getting to meet interesting travellers from all corners of the globe, then this could be the very property for you.

Inspections strictly by appointment.

Extra Information:
Council Rates / $2388.90 per annum
Water Rates / NA
Land Size / 2000m2
Council / Glenelg Shire Council

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Property Features
  • House
  • 8 bed
  • 3 bath
  • 2 Parking Spaces
  • Land is 2,000 m²
  • Ensuite
  • 2 Garage
  • Dishwasher
  • Courtyard
  • Location
  • Street View
  • Properties nearby

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