Quickly re­vamped

The Tatura Guardian - - Community - By Madeleine Cac­cian­iga For more in­for­ma­tion, fol­low Tatura Cot­tage Ac­com­mo­da­tion on Face­book.

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.

Sin­gle bed­room.

Ready: Newly ren­o­vated Tatura Cot­tage Ac­com­mo­da­tion is set for the events venue mar­ket. Pic­tured is co-owner Bree Petrie.

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