Type: FOR SALEProperty Features
Wanted: A high energy passionate hotelier/ to buy this fabulous historic Cooktown building and restore the hotel business to its former heyday status.
In a town where dining and drinking are the big money-makers a challenge exists for the right couple with flair and exuberance to take over this very desirable piece of main street freehold property.
Stepped in history to the gold rush days of the 1880s Seagrens is a unique Queenslander built by a Swedish cabinet-maker with many of its historical features clearly visible.
Its Heritage listed facade and roof line define this building as one of Cooktowns most outstanding landmarks. But there's one problem it's a pub with no beer or food.
The current owners have kept the bar and 55-seat restaurant fully licensed and ready to go but only operate the accommodation side of the business eight comfortable rooms, six with ensuites, guest kitchen and balcony for private dining.
Seagrens survived the cyclone of 1907 and the fire of 1918 which destroyed many other buildings in historic Cooktown.
Piers Seagren, the Swedish cabinetmaker, built this character filled building in 1880 for his family (upstairs) and to house his furnititre manufacturing business (downstairs). In the spirit of improvisation and make-do the house and shop were constructed of what was to hand.
Much of the frame is local Cooktown Ironwood while blonde panelling behind the restaurant's bar is Baltic Pine, recycled from packing cases brough to Cooktown from Europe during the gold rush years.
For more information contact Richard Pearson at LJHooker Cairns Edge Hill 0408 183 163
Phone: 0408 1****
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