If you love history, character and charm, this Bungendore cottage will be right up your alley.
Known as ‘The Gatekeeper’s Cottage’, this historic home at 63 Turallo Terrace, Bungendore, was built in 1884. It was once the railway gatekeeper’s home. His job was to operate the railway gate to allow the train through to Bungendore Railway Station.
The double brick cottage boasts high ceilings, solid timber floors and a great location.
This two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage is functional and flexible, with enough room for an optional third bedroom or extra living space, depending on your wants and needs.
Ray White Canberra real estate agent Simon Porter said the house was filled to the brim with character and charm.
“It’s a really cozy old home that’s a great cross between old and new, with its modern appliances and obvious cottage charm,” he said.
“They don’t make homes anything even close to this anymore; it’s a rare offering in Bungendore.”
Entering the home, you’ll be greeted by the historic cottages’ high ceilings and original features.
The living room contains the home’s wood fireplace and is a great place to keep nice and warm during the colder months.
Next door is a second living room, perfect for a sitting room or a third bedroom.
A recently updated kitchen keeps the charm of yesteryear while adding modern appliances, including an oven and electric stove in place of the home’s original wood-fired stove.
Simon says one of the home’s great features is its location in Bungendore.
“The home is positioned right on the edge of the old village and close to the rest of town, so you can enjoy both the old village and its charm while having easy access to the rest of Bungendore too,” he said.
“Late afternoons and evenings, it’s like you’re alone out here. It’s just really relaxing, and on clear nights the stars are amazing.”
The cottage gardens have red brick paths, established trees, and views for hundreds of metres surrounding the home. The gardens are very private and adjoin the railway line as well as what will be the future high school.
The home is in great shape currently, with room for an update and upgrade for anyone who wants to put their stamp on a historic cottage.
It is only a short walk to Mick Sherd Oval, Bungendore Scouts, the local shops and schools.
This quaint cottage, overflowing with old-world charm, at 63 Turallo Terrace, Bungendore, will be auctioned on Saturday, 10 September, as part of the Ray White Spring Selection Event. To learn more about this home, call Simon on 0418 453 950, and check out all the latest listings on Zango.