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This stunning property in Brightwater comes with two character homes

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One large, stunning home and one thriving accommodation business, this Brightwater property for sale is filled with potential. See more below


  • Address: 368 & 370 Mt Heslington Rd, Brightwater
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 3 car parks

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This stunning property in Brightwater comes with two character homes

If you’re sorely tempted to escape city life and that tiresome peak hour commute, this is a rare opportunity to live the tranquil life while earning a solid income from home and there’s no such thing as rush hour in the picturesque Mount Heslington Valley.

Since purchasing this 6.5971 hectare hideaway in Brightwater’s countryside 22 years ago, the current owners have built two stunning homes (one is a thriving holiday accommodation business); they’ve planted more than 600 exotic and native trees and shrubs and developed the land and its implement sheds to perfectly suit the passionate equestrian or even a special breeds enthusiast.

Building their magnificent three bedroom family home in 2004, the owners authentic straw bale cottage, built four years earlier, quickly became a much-admired holiday accommodation. Many of its guests, even international tourists, have returned time and time again.

The two residences have separate driveways and are positioned 170 metres apart for complete privacy, with a pretty tree-lined paddock between them. The three-bedroom straw cottage, which sleeps up to six, will be sold as a fully operational business, complete with truly beautiful furnishings, appliances and designer homeware.

Hundreds of glowing reviews from around the world, an attractive profile on holiday accommodation websites and its secluded setting in the heart of Nelson’s wine region have made “The Last Straw Cottage” a profitable tourism business.

The layout of the main house is perfect for providing holiday accommodation to further boost your income, as two of its three spacious bedrooms, including one with a large ensuite bathroom, are contained in a separate wing. During construction, the second bedroom was ‘future proofed’ so the wing could be converted to self-contained accommodation.

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Please contact Steffan Eden to arrange a viewing.

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