25 August 2022

Riverside home and cafe offers unique lifestyle or investment opportunity at Nelligen

| Katrina Condie
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River Cafe

The property includes a three-bedroom home plus a cafe. Photos: Luton Properties.

Here’s a rare opportunity to own a character-filled home overlooking the majestic Clyde River while also making an income from Nelligen’s only cafe.

The three-bedroom home and separate commercial building at 1 Wharf Street in Nelligen offer a range of lifestyle options in the quaint township just 10 minutes from Batemans Bay.

Sophie Luton from Luton Properties says the property is ideal for anyone seeking a laid-back village lifestyle with the potential to earn rental income from the existing cafe.

She says while the River Cafe operators currently have a 10-year lease, they would consider selling the business.

“We’re selling the house and the commercial premises on the one title,” Sophie said.

“It’s a great opportunity to buy a home and benefit from an excellent rental return, or there is the potential to buy the business as well and operate the town’s only cafe.”

Set on a 1062 square metre block in the main street of Nelligen, both the elevated home and cafe capture sweeping postcard views over the river and surrounding historic cottages.

Just 10 minutes from the stunning beaches and amenities of Batemans Bay, the home would also make a unique holiday rental or Airbnb catering to visitors that enjoy the outdoors and water sports such as wakeboarding, fishing or kayaking. The iconic pub is just around the corner too.

“The character-filled home is bathed in sunlight and elevated at the back of the block with privacy and taking in views over the shop to the Clyde River,” Sophie said.

“With a stunning timber cathedral ceiling spanning the open-plan living area, timber floors and picture windows overlooking the river, the home opens onto the covered entertainment deck that wraps around the property.”

The central hub of the home, the kitchen, features granite benchtops with a large stainless-steel gas cooktop, oven and range hood.

The main bedroom, with a walk-in robe and ensuite, has sliding-door access to the wrap-around deck and water views. Another two generous bedrooms with built-in robes, a main bathroom with a separate toilet and a double garage with internal access complete the home.

“The grounds and gardens are neatly maintained and well planted with an orange tree, camellia bushes and wisteria-covered terrace,” Sophie said.

“Under the house is a fantastic large space for entertaining and hosting barbecues with family and friends.”

There’s loads of lockup storage for the boat, water toys, and a workroom to indulge your hobbies.

While the home is a stunner, Sophie says rental income from the cafe is proving to be an added attraction for buyers from Batemans Bay, Canberra and Sydney.

“The property is attracting a lot of enquiries from investors, people wanting to live and operate their own business, and also as a holiday home,” she said.

“It’s a real stand out because Nelligen is the gateway to the South Coast from Canberra and a huge chunk of NSW.

“When you drive down the Clyde Mountain and reach Nelligen and the river, you know you’re on the coast.”

She says Nelligen, with its heritage cottages and surrounded by State Forest, is a quiet town holding a lot of history, but it’s also thriving with the construction of the new bridge over the river and the bustling holiday park and pub nearby.

“This is a chance to own a piece of Nelligen’s history and Nelligen’s future,” Sophie added.

Less than two hours from Canberra, the cafe is busy most days, with day-trippers and motorcyclists popping in for breakfast, lunch or coffee by the river.

The cafe is the only premises in Nelligen permitted to operate a business under its historical right of trade.

“It’s a thriving business in a prized location, and has the potential to go a lot further as well,” she said.

To find out more about this fabulous property at 1 Wharf Street in Nelligen and the opportunities it offers, contact Sophie Luton on 0410 750 413 or Richard Luton on 0418 697 844. Check out all the hottest listings at Zango.

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