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Rose Cottage site for sale with separate block for service station opportunity

Ian Bushnell 2 February 2018 71

The Rose Cottage property in Gilmore. Block B is being sold as a service station development opportunity. Photos: Luton Properties Tuggeranong.

The historic Rose Cottage site in Gilmore is being subdivided for sale as a going concern and development opportunity for an adjacent service station and fast food outlet.

Originally part of Andre Cunningham’s Tuggeranong Station, the 3ha site on the corner of the Monaro Highway and Isabella Road consists of the Old Rose Inn, including two existing heritage buildings and grassed and landscaped areas, along with other substantial infrastructure such as internal roads and services.

The property is in the process of being subdivided into two parcels, with the Rose Cottage business owners continuing their tenancy on Block A and and Block B being able to be developed as a service station and fast food outlet.

Director of Luton Properties Tuggeranong, Christine Bassingthwaighte, said it was a golden opportunity for someone who wanted to develop that land into a service station.

“When you look at what is available in the Tuggeranong Valley there certainly is a need for an extra service station because there is not too many on that side of the road, especially when heading up to the snow or coming back from Sydney,” she said.

“Rose Cottage is quite a viable business, they can have the benefit of that as well.”

Ms Bassingthwaighte said the land would suit someone who could see the potential of the Valley, which was growing.

She had already fielded many inquiries from interstate investors who specialise in developing service station sites.

The owner would also consider a proposal for any service centre development to be leased from him.

The land is being offered for sale by private negotiation and there is no price guide.

It is not the first time a service station has been proposed for the site with development plans lodged in 1989 for dual service centres and a bridge over the highway.

Interested parties can contact Ms Bassingthwaighte on 0428 139 969 or via email:

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Rose Cottage site for sale with separate block for service station opportunity
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6:58 pm 07 Feb 18

200m2 blocks with 5bedroom houses, bedrooms 2.5x2.5, coming up! Damien

    7:28 pm 07 Feb 18

    Maccas and a servo. Will be good for the run in to work. Dunno why people are bitching about it, they'll all use it just as much.

8:36 pm 06 Feb 18

What a shame.

2:56 pm 06 Feb 18

Katie be a good place for sizzlers ✌

1:24 pm 06 Feb 18

What a town planning stuff-up.

1:08 am 06 Feb 18

Ha. That's funny.

9:14 pm 05 Feb 18

Nooooooo. 😡

8:41 pm 05 Feb 18

Elly! You can take up permanent residence!!

4:02 pm 05 Feb 18

There's a servo and shops about 500m away. It's called Chisholm shopping centre. What a waste of time.

10:53 am 05 Feb 18

We heard talk of this years ago; assumed because nothing had happened they'd forgotten about the idea. There are already two servos close by, and who needs more fast food outlets.

7:54 am 05 Feb 18

This is how much the ACT government respects history nothing new here!

9:51 pm 04 Feb 18

Not a servo but a drive thru fast food is much needed on that side of Tugg

9:29 pm 04 Feb 18

No No No!!!!!

9:27 pm 04 Feb 18

Another servo? There is one down the road on the hume and another in Chisholm.

9:19 pm 04 Feb 18

Why Servo and fast food there is one in Hume and one in Fadden or Chisholm.😪

8:57 pm 04 Feb 18

Patrick Sherman a shame... :P

8:44 pm 04 Feb 18

Oh Sharon Glasswell buy it back!

5:00 pm 04 Feb 18

Do any of you actually read? They are not knocking it down, they are carving off some disused land. By the sounds of it, the tenants think its a way to save money on their rent and bring in extra business. Also if the servo is independent then it will be a good thing. If its another woolies or coles one then no point having one. If the business isn't viable now, then doing nothing will probably mean the place will stop running and then it will go to ruin. Maybe a nice bakery would go well in there. But yes if its a woolies servo and a maccas then why bother!

4:17 pm 04 Feb 18

Very sad 😢 come on canberra people support this place keep it going don’t let the greedy developers get their hands on it

3:47 pm 04 Feb 18

Just what tuggers needs, more fast food outlets

2:22 pm 04 Feb 18

Cate Newton did you know this??

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