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“Historic Morning Star - 5.6 acres (approx) - Only 4minutes drive to Mt Barker central”
Price Guide $1,700,000 - Expressions Of Interest Closing 2pm 25/5/22 (Unless Sold Prior)
Steeped in history circa mid 1840's, with later stone additions circa 1880's. Operated as a Hotel/Inn up until 1911, a focal meeting place/stop over for Interstate coach travellers (Chauncey's Line). Also for the navvies who built the Railway line through the area known as Gemmels (Now known as the Steam Ranger Heritage line to Victor Harbor). Even gold escorts, all extensively documented in the Property Portfolio of the History of Morning Star Hotel.
Today a remarkable estate having been totally renovated and improved since 2015. A real and tangible asset to the present owner who has spent considerable capital and many 1000's of hours each year, the estate's equally remarkable future, is assured.
The original bar room is now a huge kitchen family area of some 50 square metres, offering catering and function facilities further outlined in the Property Portfolio.
The part return verandah covers two entries. The ornate leadlight panelled front door opens up into the lofty 13' high ceiling hallway and further leads to the east-west hallway.
Family living is enhanced from 4 double sized bedrooms, three of which still offer the original ornate fireplaces. The sitting room also offers the original fireplace, today an installed slow combustion log fire provides that added winter comfort.
There are two newly installed bathrooms, one of which is an ensuite, the newly created hallway leads through to the modern laundry and out into the sunroom, which is currently used as an office. (Yet could also be a 5th bedroom).
The linking, Engineer entertainment area of 7.5m x 8m embraces privacy and spacious outdoor living.
Nearby is the olde buggy shed, now implement storage and newly built unisex toilet plus a separate male toilet. The shearing shed is quite special. Its authenticity and historical significance enhanced. Today having been extensively renovated for, Wine tasting/Café/Pizza Oven/Weddings and Private functions/Bed and Breakfast for up to 86 people.
A 5Kw solar system on the shearing shed roof serviced in May 2020 by Origin Energy, currently 6 cents per k/w back to the grid.
80sqm of glory vine clad over two pergolas further opens the entertainment area of the shearing shed entertainment, food serving and bar areas, furthermore, extending out to the private lawn garden area. The Western and Southern walls of the shearing shed have been insulated and double insulation together with olde galvanised iron (up to 5 metres high), further enhance the aesthetics. Heavy timbers throughout, 'artfully' designed to further uplift its rustic appeal, complete with the overhead shearing bar and shearing combes. Outside the original flagstone stone/cobble stone flooring completes the ambience of this truly unique entertainment area.
There are two small horse yards, one with shelter shed and stable with water. A dedicated garden shed, and fowl run and further along, the dedicated vegetable garden area, together with the water saving wicker bed.
The garden and grounds have also received extensive attention, a total landscape renovation with storm water install and overall property management, stone walling, dedicated garden beds and 20 Turf valves (plug in sprinklers which can be timed for up to 30 minutes, for example). The open lawn area is complimented by hedging and in-built gardens, the Cape Jaffa limestone walling and paving, further compliments the garden and grounds.
All the fencing on the property is brand new and there is also new 1.8-metre-high good neighbour fencing on the boundary of the Western neighbour. The land and immediate grounds have been planted to 50 trees, including plane trees, and a wonderful white flower Magnolia.
An extensive Portfolio of Property Improvements and Embellishments has been provided, in addition to the presentation brochure. From all the information provided you will then have a full understanding and tangible evidence of just how much work and capital has been expended on Morning Star, since 2015.
In summary, this stand-alone estate, even today has significant local Heritage, an enviable lifestyle property, just 4 minutes from Mt Barker. Furthermore, the Government approved usage consents for functions, wine tasting/café restaurant, allows for stand-alone income, thus complimenting your family lifestyle.