*/51531 Bruce Highway, Rungoo, QLD, 4849
The former Casual Cassowary Devonshire Tea House (“Tea House”) is located in an elevated position some 110*meters above sea level on the Bruce Highway, on the newly upgraded section crossing the Cardwell Range, 18*kms north of Ingham and 36*kms from Cardwell. Built in 2000, the Tea House operated for 7 years until 2006 and was catering to 25,000* customers per year. The property borders the Lumholtz National Park and is located in lush tropical rainforest. Its elevated position commands panoramic views of 80*km of coastline that includes Hinchinbrook Island, the Hinchinbrook Channel and the Palm Island Group. The views and setting have been reported as “world class” by travel guide Lonely Planet. The property also has convenient access to the Hinchinbrook Channel fishing grounds. Apart from the breathtaking views, other features include defined walking tracks (600*meters), some 100* identified native flora (that includes trees, ferns, epiphytes, orchids etc.) and 250* bird species (including “Hinch” and “Brook” the local cassowaries). The property provides an opportunity to tap into the lucrative Ecotourism market.
The property comprises of 6.81* Ha with a single-level timber residence (formerly the Tea House) containing 3 x bedrooms, 2 x bathrooms, commercial grade kitchen with butler's pantry, built-in cupboards throughout, 3-meter wide wrap-around timber verandahs and a double lock-up garage. Ceilings are 3.0*m throughout. The building is fully insulated. There are security screens, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, gas hot water system, 135,000*litre capacity rainwater tanks, 6m x 6m galvanized metal framed shed with power, landscaped recycling units and a 600*-meter bitumen sealed driveway from the highway entrance to the carpark.
When operating the Tea House seated 52 people and has large plate-glass windows to take advantage of the panoramic views. The property is disable-friendly with a level carpark, ramp entrance and 2 x disable external toilets. It also offers complete recycling of kitchen, bathroom, toilets and laundry waste to irrigate the borders of the carpark and forecourt. The property also has an emergency generator.
In addition, there are 2 x self-contained cottages previously rented as accommodation. Each cottage has a main bedroom, bathroom, living area, kitchen, verandah, driveway and sleeps up to 4 people.
The property is offered for sale by Expressions of Interest (EOI). Offers may be submitted by completing and signing the Expressions of Interest Form contained in Annexure 01 herein and returning by email to Colliers International. The property / plant and equipment are offered on an “as is, where is” basis.
Ref #: R2-2180107