25 May 2018

Charming late 1800s cottage for sale in the heart of historic Berrima

| Glynis Quinlan
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‘The Birdsnest’ is for sale in the heart of historic Berrima. All photos supplied by Hindmarsh & Walsh Property.

A charming weatherboard cottage built in the late 1800s as a residence for nurses working in a nearby infirmary has gone on the market in the picture postcard village of Berrima between Canberra and Sydney.

‘The Birdsnest’ at 5 Market Place is a popular weekend let positioned in the heart of Berrima and is being offered for sale fully furnished for $695,000.

Featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the character-filled cottage is located just a short stroll from Berrima’s Main Street and the historic village’s many attractions such as cafes, restaurants and gift shops.

Listing agent Frank Walsh of Hindmarsh & Walsh Property said the cottage stands out because of its “old world feel” and the way it makes you feel relaxed.

“From the minute you walk in the gate, it’s just about feeling relaxed,” Mr Walsh said.

“You can sit out in the cottage garden and have a glass of wine and do a spot of people watching.”

The cottage is nestled among 377 square metres of easy-care gardens and paved terraces.

Along with its two bedrooms and bathrooms, the home includes a walk-through kitchenette and a central living and dining area with a cosy gas fireplace.

Mr Walsh said The Birdsnest is very popular in the area and has a long history of being used as a weekender or short-term rental, often taking overflow guests from local wedding venues.

He said it is being offered for sale on a ‘walk-in walk-out’ basis whereby it could either continue to be used for short-term accommodation or instead be potentially used for the retail or additional use that the property’s B1 Neighbourhood Centre zoning offers.

Berrima is 100 minutes’ drive from Canberra and 80 minutes’ drive from Sydney. The village is recognised as the best-preserved example of a Georgian village on the Australian mainland with some of the village’s features remaining “frozen in time”.

For more information or to arrange an inspection contact Mr Walsh on 0408 228 618 or click here.

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377 square metres

How nicer that cottage looks than today’s MacMansion, which would fill up the whole block and then be complaints the block has no room for a garden. And often for a couple of people living there. This lovely cottage shows how it could be, and was before MacMansions.

Glynis Quinlan1:24 pm 26 May 18

I agree – a very apt comparison to make. We can really learn a lot from the way homes like this one used to be built – and the importance of gardens and greenery.

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