Tatura couple Nick and Bree Petrie have produced a hidden treasure in Maher St by turning an old home into a freshly renovated bed and breakfast.
Buying the house in February the couple pushed through the renovation, stripping the house back to its bones.
Mrs Petrie said they were on a mission and had the house completed within 12 weeks.
‘‘It needed a new kitchen, a new bathroom, a new everything, so it looked pretty scary when we bought it,’’ she said.
Tatura Cottage Accommodation is the third house renovated by the couple.
‘‘It had been on the market for a while and there were weeds as high as the windows, but we saw past that,’’ Mrs Petrie said.
Planning ahead the couple mapped out a location for the best potential in the area.
‘‘Primarily we wanted to buy within walking distance from Tatura Park to tap into the events venue market,’’ Mrs Petrie said.
She said originally the house was moved to Tatura from Melbourne.
‘‘The family we bought it off moved it here from their property in Melbourne, and we’re lucky because it was a beautiful little old house that just needed a lot of love,’’ Mrs Petrie said.
The Petries have decorated the three-bedroom home to suit travellers’ needs.
‘‘We’ve decorated simply to keep our features homely and it’s just the little things, like bringing in wood with whites,’’ Mrs Petrie said.
Main living area.
Ready: Newly renovated Tatura Cottage Accommodation is set for the events venue market. Pictured is co-owner Bree Petrie.