For sale is the freehold property located at 1120 Buxton Road, Marysville and the well-established short-term holiday accommodation business known as ‘Amelina Cottages’. The going-concern sale is inclusive of the furnishings in the cottages, a modern website, business name and phone number.
The property comprises of 2 two-bedroom cottages and 2 studio cottages set apart on a landscaped and level site of approx. 1500 m². The cottages were completed in June, 2013 and are in excellent condition. They are architect designed in a contemporary country style in keeping with the charming character of this historic village.
The cosy cottages offer quality accommodation with high-end fittings, fixtures, and inclusions. Each of the two-bedroom cottages, known as Sage and Peppercorn, have a fully equipped galley kitchen with a large fridge, a dishwasher, a microwave and an oven and gas cooktop. Each have a large living area with a romantic wood fire heater, reverse cycle air-conditioning. They each have a spacious tiled bathroom with a shower-over-spa. They also have a covered veranda with BBQ facilities.
Each of the studio cottages, known as Mistletoe and Birch, have an equipped kitchen with a bar fridge, a dishwasher, convection microwave and a gas cooktop. The living area also has a romantic wood fire heater and reverse cycle air-conditioning. There is a separate private toilet and a spacious bathroom with a double spa as an annex to the bedroom area.
The gravel driveway leads to the parking area where pleasant pathways direct guests to the cottages. The mature garden is delightful and offers guests a tranquil setting. All 4 cottages are energy efficient with high quality insulation including double glazed windows and hi-efficiency HWS.
The business was established circa 1991 and has built a great reputation, earning numerous excellent reviews and awards. The cottages are specifically designed for the comfort of couples and small families to a 4.5-star standard (AAA accredited).
A husband and wife team currently run the business with part-time help from the housekeeping staff. The accommodation business is easy to run with the most of the laundry work outsourced to a commercial laundry; The cottages are easily accessed for cleaning, and the is no daily food provision since the cottages are fully self-contained.
The property is located in the village of Marysville, which is approx 90 min drive from Melbourne in the picturesque Yarra Valley in an ideal destination for lovers of nature and the outdoors at the foothill of a vast forest and the Great Dividing Range. It is in a tranquil rural setting opposite the State Forest and a short stroll over the Steavenson River to the heart of the village.
The area is a popular tourist destination and is well known for its relaxing atmosphere, unique landscape and many attractions such as some of Victoria’s most spectacular waterfalls, international renowned Bruno’s Sculpture Garden and walking trails. Visitors to the area come to enjoy 4 seasons with the fresh air, the pristine environment and the outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, mountain biking, beautiful autumn colours and snow adventure at the nearby Lake Mountain Alpine Resort.
Amelina cottages are well maintained and tastefully furnished and presented. New owners have three options, (a) manage the business and the property remotely with the help of a local agent and cleaners or (b) live on site in one of the cottages and rent the rest of the cottages on permanent or short time basis or (c) rent or buy close-by in the village and enjoy maximum benefits from the investment.
There is no doubt that this offer is an attractive proposition for someone aspiring for a healthier and slower pace in a charming village within a short driving range to Melbourne yet totally connected to the natural surrounds.
1120 Buxton Road Marysville VIC 3779
Company Director, Accommodation Properties P/L
Alex Omran is a licenced Real Estate Agent and Business Broker with many years of commercial experience. After completing a Bachelor of Commerce and obtaining a Diploma in Company Directorship, Alex spent his early career in banking and finance with..