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

Ian Bushnell 2 February 2018 69

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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69 Responses to Rose Cottage site for sale with separate block for service station opportunity
Damian Holowczak Damian Holowczak 6:58 pm 07 Feb 18

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

    Damien Duggan Damien Duggan 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.

Jonno Hasselhoff Jonno Hasselhoff 8:36 pm 06 Feb 18

What a shame.

Josh Dean Josh Dean 2:56 pm 06 Feb 18

Katie be a good place for sizzlers ✌

Annabel Mayo Annabel Mayo 1:24 pm 06 Feb 18

What a town planning stuff-up.

Beth Mansfield Beth Mansfield 1:08 am 06 Feb 18

Ha. That's funny.

Carol McDonald Carol McDonald 9:14 pm 05 Feb 18

Nooooooo. 😡

Trish McGee Trish McGee 8:41 pm 05 Feb 18

Elly! You can take up permanent residence!!

Shaun Michael Smith Shaun Michael Smith 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.

Jane Kim Jane Kim 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.

Darren Williams Darren Williams 7:54 am 05 Feb 18

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

Tania Shaw Tania Shaw 9:51 pm 04 Feb 18

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

Lou Catlin Lou Catlin 9:29 pm 04 Feb 18

No No No!!!!!

Veronica Yvonne Veronica Yvonne 9:27 pm 04 Feb 18

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

Dragana Radulovic Dragana Radulovic 9:19 pm 04 Feb 18

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

Emma Mitchell Emma Mitchell 8:57 pm 04 Feb 18

Patrick Sherman a shame... :P

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