14 unusual places for sale: church, squash centre, school
FROM a school to squash centre, church to chip shop - the local Northern Rivers market has it all.
Ellangowan Public School: Built in 1903, the NSW Department of Education is auctioning off this old school. It's a significant piece of local history and is set on four acres. The large school hall has high, period ceilings, plus there's a demountable school classroom with its own kitchenette, amenities block, canteen block with full kitchen, and a large sports shed. Auction at 10am on November 28. Phone Wal Murray and Co Alstonville on 6628 5700 or 0466 817 008. View all pictures and full info on this property
Clunes church: The Anglican Diocese of Grafton is selling the former St Peter's Anglican Church in Main St, Clunes. It was built about 1906 and is on a 1056 sq m corner block. The diocese is seeking expressions of interest to purchase, closing on November 19. Phone Fr Matthew Smedley on 0488 561 539.
Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat: This 80ha property on Main Creek Rd, Kyogle, is the perfect place to set up a business function centre, health retreat, spiritual centre, bush holiday retreat or youth centre. It is a naturally beautiful site, with pristine forests, waterfall gorges, creeks and dramatic bushland ridges. Currently the facility caters for up to 100 people with twin share and bunk-style accommodation. There's a large dining hall, commercial kitchen and separate houses that have been used for staff accommodation. Sine Cera is listed through PRD Nationwide Kyogle and will be auctioned on November 14. Price guide $1 million. Phone 6632 3380 or Robert Horder on 0439 135 125. View all pictures and full info on this property
Fish and chips shop: It's coming up to summer and that means fish and chips by the river. So why not buy your own shop? A Fish Shop Called Dory's, in Ballina's main street, is now on the market. With an annual turnover of about $366,000, this is a good opportunity to run your own business. Listed with LJ Hooker Ballina, phone Tony Scicluna on 6686 2711 or 0407 243 453.
Evans Head development site: This 1855 sq m vacant block at 11 Park St, in the centre of Evans Head, is the ideal place to build a motel or apartments with commercial space. There is an approved development application for eco villas, but the site lends itself to a number of opportunities. And it's just a short walk to the river and beaches. It's listed through LJ Hooker Evans Head for $990,000. Phone Brian O'Farrell on 6682 4311.
Paradise at Tuckombil: This four-bedroom home at 95 Bundara Park Dr is surrounded by 10ha of protected remnant rainforest, with walking tracks and a running creek where platypus have been spotted. It has stunning views and impressive timber features, as well as two 45,000-litre water tanks, gas heating, reverse cycle air conditioning and spa ensuite. This home is listed with Elders Real Estate Alstonville for $839,000. Phone 6628 0000. View all pictures and full info on this property
Shaws Bay restaurant: This building, at 23 Compton Dr, Ballina, has operated as a restaurant in the past, and is one of only a handful of waterfront business locations in Ballina. It has expansive views over Shaws Bay. It will be auctioned by the Professionals Ballina on November 14. Agent Peter Carmont said it was in the "lower price range" for East Ballina. Phone 6686 3511 or Mr Carmont on 0414 563 511.
Shop and art deco home in Kyogle: Set right in the heart of Kyogle town centre, in Roxy Lane, this deceased estate features an original art deco-style three-bedroom home and a good-sized shop. The properties will be offered as a package or separately. Listed with PRD Nationwide Kyogle. Phone 6632 3380.
Tatham church: This renovated four-bedroom church has high vaulted ceilings and abundance of timber, complete with confessionals. It was built as the Roman Catholic church and is positioned on more than 6ha with a creek and dam. The home has a large reception hall and slate floor bathroom with an enamelled bath. It's listed for $529,000. Phone Katrina Beohm Real Estate on 6621 3224. View all pictures and full info on this property
Lismore Squash Centre: Located on a double block along busy Wyrallah Rd, Lismore Squash boasts six competition-standard courts, changing facilities and gym area. The adjoining house, built post-war, has three bedrooms, sleepout, separate living room and lounge room. Listed with Katrina Beohm Real Estate with interest over $595,000. Phone 6621 3224.
Mummulgum hideaway: This creekside property at 330 Simpkins Creek Rd features an early century four-bedroom home which has retained many original features. A trail at the back gate leads to the Richmond Range National Park. Listed with GNF Real Estate Casino for $379,000. Phone Luke Bod-ley on 0423 838 560.
Oceanfront vacant land: Fancy 40ha of beachside land at East Wardell? This property, listed through McGrath real estate, offers a chance for a rural life-style with direct access to the beach. The block has approval for two dwellings, and there's income potential from cane, soybeans or grazing. This property is listed for $675,000. Phone 6618 3309.
Private waterfall, views of Nimbin Rocks: If you've ever wanted your own private waterfall and swimming hole, this is your chance. This property also has 180-degree views to Nimbin Rocks, Blue Knob and Sphinx Rock. It would make a perfect spot for a cabin. Listed for $230,000 through Wal Murray and Co Lismore. Phone 6623 3200.
100-year-old Casino home: With plenty of character and charm, this Federation home on a 776 sq m block has four bedrooms, two living areas, polished teak timber floors, traditional fireplace, French doors to the external bull-nose verandahs on two sides, high ceilings, arched hallways and a colour glass entry. GNF Casino has it listed for $345,000. Phone 6662 2500.