Nelligen church recaptured from the past

Originally St Joseph's Catholic Church, this building was designed circa 1896 in late Victorian Gothic with Moruya granite base footings and operating copper bell tower and spire. The building has undergone a complete internal refit creating an awe-inspiring home with amazing ambience.

It is situated on 1558sqm, with cottage-style landscaped gardens and a north/west placement with expansive views of the Budawang Mountains. The previous owner had a DA for a three-bedroom home to be built at the southern end of the property, which could be reinstated (STCA). Zoned RU5 (Village) the property has a newly installed automated sewerage system, gas and water connection. Rates are approximately $1245.60 a year.

The ground floor has hardwood flooring throughout and an open plan guest bedroom. The kitchen, with all cabinet doors carved in Bali, has been elevated to the original altar space. The second bathroom/laundry is located in the original vestry. Two newly installed sets of French doors lead east and west to outdoor terraces. The original stained glass windows invoke the church's original heritage. The mezzanine floor, accessed by a spiral staircase with decorative iron balustrades, contains the main bedroom, bathroom, wardrobe and study space.

Situated on the Clyde River, the quaint historic village of Nelligen offers local a coffee shop/takeaway, boat ramps, parklands and a daily ferry river cruise. It’s approximately six minutes along the Kings Highway to Batemans Bay shopping and cafe precinct, marina and foreshores.

House of the Week

  • 1 Runnyford Road, Nelligen
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 car space
  • Auction: Saturday, May 12 at 1pm on site
  • Agency: LJ Hooker Batemans Bay 4472 6455
  • Contact: Karen Van Der Stelt 0413 221 504
  • Inspect: Saturdays prior to auction from 2.15-3pm
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