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Multi-faceted property in the heart of Queenscliff
Queenscliff is steeped in a significant segment of Victoria’s rich history, and this character-filled potpourri of rooms, open spaces, gardens, and independent businesses is surely a contributor. With the charming remnants of Victorian style still on show (pressed-metal ceilings, tall moulded skirting boards, and original polished baltic pine floorboards), together with green leafy gardens and a marvellous brick-paved courtyard, the premises is currently home to a delightful art gallery, an intimate cafe, and two bed and breakfast facilities, both with bathrooms and a kitchenette. There is also three powder rooms within the cafe. The gallery meanders from room to room, providing ample light and space for photographs, paintings, and assorted “objects d’art”, while the “Garden Cafe”, with its full commercial kitchen, provides an appealing and diverse menu. Accommodation is split between a compact, self-contained, ground-floor bungalow, and an upstairs, open-plan, studio-style apartment with a balcony that overlooks the courtyard. Access to these two b&b options is independent of the gallery and cafe entrances, each presenting their own potential for separate investment income. Within the main body of the building there’s also an additional bedroom with an ensuite bathroom that could easily accommodate a caretaker, or even a border. The historic building was originally built as a private home, but later became a boarding house and, subsequently, a French antiques shop, and a jewellery business. Renovation or further development definite possibilities (STCA), and the land size alone suggests that multiple buildings could be accommodated. The current property zoned both commercial and residential presents a delightfully unique and somewhat eclectic destination. Future owners could convert it back to a grand residence; a destination restaurant, or maintain the present unique combination of gallery, cafe and accommodation. It sits just off the bustling main street yet it is surprisingly quiet with the beach less than 4 minutes walk away. Land Size 734 sqm approx.