The former Commercial Hotel circa 1905 was the watering home for thirsty locals and miners travelling between Smeaton and Clunes searching for gold. 109 years forward, the Commercial Hotel has been painstakingly restored and refurbished over the last 5 years with today in mind to offer a most gracious residence, yet retaining the warmth, charm and history of a bygone era.
The solid brick construction with a traditional wide front veranda, approx. 30 squares of living and overlooking the beautiful Kingston Avenue of Honour, everything about this home is captivating, detailed, with first class presentation.
The original bar is still in place with a cellar and cool room, and is currently utilised as a study and sewing room. The dining/living room is a large open space on a commanding scale, with original parquetry floor, high ceilings, charm of an open fireplace and Baltic timber floors. The sleeping quarters consist of 4 bedrooms; across from the master bedroom is a large separate walk-in robe or 5th bedroom. The main bathroom is modern complete with vanity, shower and toilet, and the original hotel toilets x 3 and powder room are just off from the bar area. The French provincial style kitchen offers an island bench, side dresser, butler's pantry and quality gas cooktop. Town water services the home and a ducted central heating and cooling system is available at the punch of a button.
Outside features approx. 1 acre or 4000m2 zoned township, the grounds consist of a beautiful rear terraced garden over 2 levels with a clinker brick garden path, fertile soil and 2 water tanks for watering the gardens, all in a very private setting. A large 16m x 16m shed and skillion sits towards the rear of the block is ready and waiting got your vintage car collection, could accommodate 10 cars. Located approx. 20 minutes from Ballarat, 10 mins to Daylesford and 50 minutes to Castlemaine, just off the Midland Highway, the tourism potential is enormous. The property could continue as a private residence or the forward thinker could utilise the entire property as a bed and breakfast, wedding venue, antique shop or watering hole (STCA). A remarkable opportunity is on offer here in the picturesque township of Kingston!
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Highlight Feature: Air Conditioning, Fireplace(s), Security Alarm, Garden, Polished Timber Floors
Land Area: 1 acr
Parking: 10 cars