AU For sale: the WA town time forgot
Property Here - Friday, September 13, 2013
For $1.9million you'll get the town hall, the general store (not operating), the caretaker's cottage, ex-Bunnings office building, locomotive shed plus three self-contained cottages. Source: PerthNow
WHY just buy one house, when you can buy a whole town?
This is a town, albeit, that long ago relegated its "open for business'' sign to the dusty attic of antiquity and became a tourist remnant of WA's bushfaring past.
Welcome to Nyamup, deep in the heart of the land time forgot.
Actually it's about 10km south of Manjimup in the South-West heartland, a place more currently known for its gourmet truffles.
This quirky reminder of the 1930s - thought to be WA's only private town - was a timber mill town back when there was still a 51m tree left in the region to establish a fire-watch (the world's only wooden treetop tower - climb at your own risk - known as The Diamond Tree).
The heritage Nyamup Community Hall. Nyamup was a mill town and is thought to be WA's only private town.Source: PerthNow
Nyamup was born as a mill town in 1939 and ceased timber production in 1989 and its 22ha (70 acres) is on the market for $1.9m.
This includes the Town Hall, the general store (not operating), the Caretakers cottage, ex-Bunnings office building, locomotive shed plus three self-contained cottages each with their own rainwater tank currently used for tourists looking for a rustic and some would say romantic getaway.
"The State also supplies water from the nearest dam which is almost on the boundary line of the property,'' says agent Julianna Szodorai of this slice of old-fashioned heaven.
A call to the Shire of Manjimup is a gorgeous experience of Hobbit-like overtones and they helpfully procure a document showing the heritage history of the Nyamup Community Hall (Town Hall).
"(It) is one of the significant buildings in the Nyamup Mill Town Holiday Village . . . the Town Hall can be hired for dances or other functions, and the whole town can be booked for special events.''
Says agent Ms Szodorai: ``You can create this town to match your suitable needs. This 70 acres of land is surrounded by big trees and a beautiful forest with a river running through the property.''
Nyamup is 10km south of Manjimup in the South-West heartland, a place more currently known for its gourmet truffles. Source: PerthNow
* For further queries on the heritage-listed town, contact Julianna Szodorai of Buy and Sell Real Estate.com, Westminster, 0419 854 510.
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/realestate/news/for-sale-the-wa-town-time-forgot/story-fncq3gat-1226718669982#ixzz2evvZGg3J