134 Sailors Gully Road
Eaglehawk VIC 3556
$235,000 - $255,000
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This charming two bedroom property with Heritage overlay presents a rare opportunity to own a piece of Goldfields history. Canary Cottage is the realisation of one couple’s desire for a tranquil heritage-rich escape from Melbourne city living within striking distance of cosmopolitan Bendigo’s vibrant arts and café culture.
Built in 1854 this original Hawthorn brick miner’s cottage was restored some fourteen years ago. This included restoring both original brick fireplaces in the living room and main bedroom, rendering the wattle and daub walls and oiling the pine lined ceilings and dados. The charming home features a sensitive mix of reclaimed and original period fixtures and fittings, including a claw foot bath with corrugated screen sourced from a period property in Ivanhoe. Important modern conveniences were also added.
The character-filled cottage consists of five main rooms including a cosy lounge and master bedroom overlooking the large front garden; and second bedroom, bathroom and kitchen to the rear with rustic brick flooring. The kitchen features the original stove and brick hearth as well as a reclaimed Metters “Early KOOKA” stove. With the original out buildings long gone the kitchen also doubles as a modern laundry with front loader incorporated into the timber cabinetry under the practical stainless steel bench top and double sink.
A number of gums have been planted over the years across the lightly treed plot completing the tranquil and peaceful connection that this historic home has with its surrounds. Over recent years Bendigo and district has been enriched by a new breed of artisans and creative tree changers as well as a generation of first home owners seeking an alternative to the mass produced modern homes of today. If you are searching for a home with a strong link to the past as well as a connection to a vibrant local community then make the next chapter of this unique period property your own.