Bridgetown,

MAGICAL PROPERTY ON THE RIVER!

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Ford House is an amazing opportunity to transform your lifestyle, surround yourself with beauty and pursue your business aspirations. Set on 5 acres on the Blackwood River, Ford House features historical charm and gorgeous cottage gardens, offering a sense of seclusion, whilst being a stone’s throw from the thriving centre of Bridgetown. Altogether this breath-taking property boasts nine structures that add both commercial and lifestyle appeal.

Ford House features:

• A Victorian title issued before 1900, meaning you own the land that runs into the river.
• A 125-year-old home, central to the history of Bridgetown. With jarrah floors, high ceilings, sweeping verandas, stunning views of the Blackwood River and rose gardens, four gracious bedrooms (one with an en suite) and interior decorating that honours the elegance of the 1890’s Australian country home. Currently this stately home is guest accommodation, but it would also make a fabulous fulltime residence.
• A commercial grade kitchen ready for business.
• A stunning 100-year-old barn built with hand adzed timber from the region, currently used as retail display and an atmospheric dining experience.
• A reception area/café/retail space with two toilets (one accessible).
• A disarmingly cute cottage style shop nestled in the garden sitting off the café/reception area.
• Upstairs from the café/reception area, a fully equipped office with built in desks and a self-contained accommodation area.
• An adorable child’s “Wendy House” fully lined with jarrah floor and leadlight window overlooking the Blackwood River. Currently used as retail space but could serve many different purposes.
• Two wooden gazebos with canvas awnings provide additional covered space for further business opportunities (think coffee servery, ice-cream shop, retail space).
• Aislinn house built in 1999, double brick, high ceilings, sheoak timber floors, two-bedroom with en suite bathrooms (including one with spa featuring a stunning leadlight). With a contemporary open plan and light filled design, concertina doors open from a well-equipped kitchen, dining and sitting room onto a relaxing alfresco area overlooking the Blackwood River.
• The Dormers built in 2006, two luxury accommodation units with en suite bathrooms featuring spas, Italian terracotta floors, artfully decorated with a clever blend of antique and contemporary design features.
• Cooks Retreat- The site of the original cookhouse features a culinarily inspired suite, a secluded and romantic space draped in wisteria and overlooking the Blackwood River.
• Badgers House built in 2011 features inspired, original design containing every contemporary comfort whilst being sympathetic to the other buildings on the property and its bushland surrounds. French doors lead to a wraparound veranda overlooking, yet more stunning garden and serene bushland. Inside features raked high ceilings with dormer windows, a contemporary light- filled kitchen, and dining, blackbutt floors throughout out and built in bookcases for the bibliophile. One gorgeous bedroom, en suite and walk-in robe and lounge featuring a glorious built in day bed and fireplace.
• The most glorious green river flat at the front of Ford House features a plethora of deciduous trees including,100-year-old English oak trees, a magnificent weeping Siberian elm (a favourite for wedding ceremonies), and a formal parterre garden. Whether you enjoy picnics, canoeing, kayaking birdwatching, catching marron or just a gentle constitutional. Nature lovers will be in paradise. For the past 18 years this area has hosted a much-loved biannual garden fair.
• Behind the Siberian Elm where the Californian Redwoods grow, the Geegelup Brook crosses through the property and meets the Blackwood River. The area beyond (nicknamed “the Island”) provides a perfect vantage point to look down the river and toward the bridges. Stunning in late afternoon light and perfect for an idyllic picnic.

The potential of this unique property is limitless. From a wedding venue to accommodation, a café to a conference centre, a luxury lifestyle retreat to a thriving business concern. The opportunities abound. Right now, and for the past 24 years, the property has an accommodation business that sleeps eighteen and a homewares/gift-shop, but many a business or lifestyle dream can be lived here.

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  • Street Address 1 Eedle Terrace
  • Price ALL OFFERS INVITED
  • Property Type House

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