Presenting Mayfield Mews, a property rich in history with a prosperous future

Simone Allen-Battye 24 November 2018

Mayfield Mews in Bowning has plenty to offer the right buyer. Photos: Supplied.

Become both a home and business owner with this notable property located just 15 minutes north of Yass. Situated in the charming township of Bowning, Mayfield Mews not only offers new owners a stunning home full of Australian history, but also an exciting business opportunity.

4-6 Leake St in Bowning has two blocks: Mayfield House is located on one, and the old Bowning stores on the other. The old Bowning stores consist of a well-known antique and collectable shop, cafe, nursery and gift shop.

Currently, Mayfield Mews leases the old stores to the antique business owners in return providing a steady rental income to Mayfield Mews’ owners.

Here’s your chance to own a piece of Australia’s history. Pictured: Bowning Antiques Store.

Harcourts Brindabella’s Jeremy Maher says the coffee shop and cafe is a particularly special part of the property. Over 150 years ago it was a coach house and stables.

This lively business has taken off in the last few years attracting both tourists and locals, and in the hands of the right owner, its potential growth is limitless.

This beautiful property offers not only income-earning opportunities but also a great lifestyle in a prime location.

“Bowning is a smart location to buy right now. People are getting priced out of the Southern Highlands and places like Bowral. Bowning is up and coming in the same way as Mossvale and Bowral were a few years ago, so it’s a great opportunity for the right buyer,” Jeremy says.

Established and well-maintained gardens are another highlight.

Nestled among the established and easy to maintain gardens resides a home with a proud history.

The Mayfield house is an 1857 sandstock home that, despite its age, is in immaculate condition.

Formerly known as ‘Albury House’, it was built by Richard Stear who also ran the Bowning Stores before relocating to Barren Jack to construct the Burrinjuck Dam.

The house must have been just as inspiring back then as it is today, as notable writers and poets Henry Lawson and Andrew Barton ‘Banjo’ Patterson penned many of their works here.

The home’s living spaces are packed with country charm.

For Jeremy, the thing that makes this house unique is its history.

“You can literally feel the history when you walk in. Just that alone is great. It’s also very well-restored and in really good condition, in a beautiful little quiet part of the world.”

The home has been carefully restored to keep its historic charm while simultaneously meeting the expectations of modern living. The spacious kitchen is perfect for those who enjoy cooking. The house also offers four large bedrooms, two bathrooms and two separate living areas.

The bathrooms are modern and stylish.

Jeremy says buyers will need to be interested in purchasing both the business and the home. Although the home and business are on two titles, the owners would prefer to keep them together.

“We’ve had a lot of interest and are talking seriously with three to four potential buyers. To date the people that we’ve had enquire about the listing are coming from similar businesses – they are people that are already existing owners of a cafe or a small business somewhere else.

“We’ve also had enquiries from people who would like a tree change, with the benefit of a period home and income earning opportunities attached,” he says.

To arrange an inspection contact Jeremy Maher from Harcourts Brindabella on 0410 481 260. Price guide: $1,200,000 – $1,400,000.

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