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Former church built by stonemasons in 1917 for sale near Young for $180,000

By Glynis Quinlan 31 March 2018 0

This quaint former church built in 1917 is on the market 11 km from Young. All photos supplied by Aston & Joyce Pty Ltd.

A quaint former church built by local stonemasons in 1917 is for sale near Young for just $180,000 and offers the attractions of pressed tin ceilings, arched windows and stained timber floorboards.

Located around two hours’ drive from Canberra on the ‘wine trail’ between Cowra and Young, the former church offers a slice of history within a lovely rural setting.

Already partly converted, the former Woodonga Uniting Church building at 1123 Olympic Highway North is at lock up stage and includes a recently constructed addition that is in keeping with the original church building.

According to listing agent Danny Joyce of stock and property agency Aston & Joyce Pty Ltd, the new owners will have the opportunity to complete the project to their own taste.

“There is potential to continue to make it a top-class dwelling or by thinking outside the square, creating a business interest such as a B&B, function centre or ecotourism,” Mr Joyce said.

Development approval is in place for the residence but the new owner will need to obtain an occupancy certificate after completing the church conversion.

“The original church building features pressed tin ceilings, stained timber floorboards and arched windows, while the new addition consists of two bedrooms with provisions for built-in robes and a three-way bathroom with provision for bath and shower,” Mr Joyce said.

The property is fully-fenced and includes a rainwater storage tank, a shed and secure parking.

Mr Joyce said there has been a lot of interest in the property because people are fascinated with former church buildings.

The lovely stone walls of the church building still include the original stone laid to mark the official dedication of the building by Mrs W. Robinson in November 1918.

Mr Joyce said that the 924-square metre property would have been subdivided from a farm in the early 1900s in order for the church to be built to serve the local community.

Following its decommissioning in more recent years, the church was bought and destined for a church conversion. However, the current owner became too busy with business interests to complete the work and decided to put the property on the market.

For more information or to inspect the property contact Mr Joyce on 0428 436 266 or go to the website by clicking here.

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