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Listed over 2 years ago



Far South West
$545,000 - $575,000
* 2,000m²=21,528 sq.ft. (0.2 Ha)


Located in the picturesque river township of Nelson, where the Glenelg River meets the sea, Nelson Cottage is an iconic property bursting with old world charm and local significance.

Whether it's the quieter lifestyle you are after or the opportunity to run B&B accommodation, the property is located in a prime position right in the heart of the of Nelson, making the most of the popular tourist trade that regularly travels through the town.

Just a two minute walk to all the conveniences the town provides, including the Hotel, Kiosk, Caravan Park and Service Station, you are also just a gentle stroll down the road to the banks of the Glenelg River and boat ramp.

If you like history then you will love Nelson Cottage. The original weatherboard section named Constable Cottage was built in 1882 and originally housed the police station of the town whilst the adjoining Limestone Cottage was added in 1923.

The Limestone Cottage includes four bedrooms, a guest lounge, beverage area and adjoining Constable Cottage which offers two bedrooms, linen room, sunroom, large studio and amenities providing a total of 6 guest bedrooms accommodating up to 15 people. The guest lounge with wood fire, male & female bathrooms and an undercover BBQ area with wood fired pizza oven provide travellers with all the comforts of home.

Upstairs you will find the owners residence, added in the late forties it includes the reception area, two bedrooms, the main with ensuite bathroom, wood heated lounge, large Blackwood kitchen, storage room and laundry plus a huge dining room where guest breakfasts are served. With a stunning outlook over the estuary, here you have your chance to read the historic visitors book. This room also has extra income potential for the right buyer including high teas, café, conferences or boutique restaurant as well as having a stunning outlook across garden to the estuary.

You will love the expansive, well fenced grounds of approximately half an acre.......... lush lawns, fruit trees, veggie garden, potting shed and double garage not only provide an attractive setting for the owners, but also a relaxing space for guests to sit and unwind.

The current owners have almost doubled the figures over their 12 years of ownership and with so much extra income potential the possibilities are endless.

The sale of Nelson Cottage is basically WIWO it includes the chattels and furniture in all 6 guest bedrooms & lounge with beds and all associated furniture including a lot of antique pieces. Various other white goods including fridges & freezers associated with the running of the business are also included other kitchen and dining room furniture is also specified on the list of equipment & chattels (available upon request).

Sustainable running costs with bore and 28,000L of rainwater, s/c wood heating & 1.5kW solar system.

The owners also have their own website at for booking enquiries which is transferable on sale.

When you purchase this property you will add to its 136 years of history which has been lovingly researched and preserved as well as get a property that brings in a good income with the opportunity for further growth.

So if you are looking to escape from the hustle & bustle to a relaxed country existence, where you can get back to nature, provide yourself an income working from home, whilst getting to meet interesting travellers from all corners of the globe, then this could be the very property for you.

Inspections strictly by appointment.

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Gail Richards

Key 2 Sale

(RLA 275945)

Key 2 Sale is owned and operated by Gail Richards, licensed real estate agent and Certified Staging Professional (CSP), with a proven track record for selling property in the Mount Gambier area thanks to her extensive experience and local knowledge.
Commencing in real estate as a sales secretary directly from school in 1999 as an 18 year old, she decided after six months to study to become a sales consultant & start a career in sales. That decision undoubtedly started her flair & passion for property, marketing, people and the fast paced lifestyle of a real estate agent.
Over her 14 years in the real estate industry in Mount Gambier, Gail has performed admirably and has obtained a reputation for excellence in professional service, marketing and outstanding sales results for her clients.
In 2015, Gail saw an opening in the market for home staging services and studied to become a Certified Staging Professional, to better assist her real estate clients obtain fantastic results through property presentation.
Key 2 Sale commenced and she has seen a steady incline in the interest and the proven results property staging can provide and with her also obtaining her full real estate agents licence in 2016, it was then that she decided to put her sales experience and home staging knowledge together under the one banner.
Not only can she present your home, she can sell your property for you, providing advice on the preparation of your home for sale, through to the marketing plan and finding you a buyer.
A wife to Simon and mother to their two young children, Tom, 7 & Abbie 4, Gail has lived in the local area all her life growing up on the family farm at Moorak where she still resides today. She has renovated her own property, helped 100’s of buyers and sellers over the years realise their own property dreams and is proud of the many friendships she has developed with her clients and peers.
To her selling property isn’t a job, it’s a lifestyle. One she thoroughly enjoys and works hard at – always striving to be at her personal best for her clients. She is continuously looking at new and innovative ways to assist clients get the best results when selling their home.
Don’t put the key to selling your home in someone else’s pocket – give Gail a call.

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Michael & Melissa Prior

South East Region



Far South West
$545,000 - $575,000
proudly marketed by
Gail Richards
Key 2 Sale
0409 268 199
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