The miner who first owned this cottage over 100 years ago chose a fantastic spot to build it. At the time it would have overlooked the creeks, gullies and poppet heads of old gold Bendigo. Today, it takes in the city lights. The current owner reports the front veranda is also the best place to view Bendigo's firework displays.
The cottage is a treasure from Long Gully's rich mining history, and one of the city's first homes. It would have started out as a two-room structure and today the original stone and brick walls and chimney in the kitchen/dining room are just one of a long list of original heritage features.
Today the home also includes two bedrooms and a central open-plan living space, with French doors opening to the back porch. All these rooms feature timber-lined cove ceilings and dado boards, bringing the classic Bendigo cottage charm and character everyone adores. Practical additions include split system heating and cooling, some vinyl plank flooring and built-in shelves and storage.
The 750 square metre block shares no direct neighbours. There's a laneway on one side leading to a shed/garage, while the remaining two sides border a reserve of peppercorn trees, gums and wattle, which are only just bursting with blossoms to herald in the spring.
The city's miners' cottages are historically significant as the original homes of the working classes. This one beckons someone willing and able to likewise roll up their sleeves to make a future for themselves, by value adding to this unique property.