Buyers scarce for the Bloomfield Lodge
BUYERS are proving hard to woo for a remote Far North holiday venue.
Bloomfield Lodge, about 70km north of Port Douglas, has now been on the market for about two years.
Accessible only by boat or air, the property has been placed into “hibernation until new ownership is found”.
In the heart of the Daintree, the 2.9ha property has gained international acclaim over the years.
But Sydney-based agent Darren Curtis, of Ken Jacobs, said buyers for unique and prestige properties such as Bloomfield Lodge were “few and far between”.
“The inquiry level is good, but it’s finding someone who has the capacity and would have the long-term necessity for such a thing,” he said. “Overseas interest is quite high, but it’s about finding someone for whom this property works.
“It (Bloomfield Lodge) is an ongoing business opportunity, which cuts the market down again. But it will sell … it’s just a niche property in a niche market.”
Bloomfield Lodge is one of the last remaining Far North Queensland assets of British businessman Mike Gooley, who bought the property in 1990 and spent $7 million transforming it into an iconic eco retreat.
He recently sold his Edge Hill mansion for $1.22 million, which he built not long after buying Bloomfield Lodge.
Bloomfield Lodge, 70km north of Port Douglas, can only be accessed by boat or air