Two for the price of one in this fabulous country retreat
Albany home has built-in B&B. By NATALIE HORDOV
IF YOU are considering a sea change but are not ready to retire, this property in Albany could be just what you are looking for. It includes Hideaway Haven, a five-star, multi-award winning bed and breakfast.
Selling agent Rob Mason said the unique residence was originally built as a spacious two-bedroom home set high on bush poles overlooking grazing land, wetlands, King George Sound, Oyster Harbour and Mt Martin.
“Later, a separate home was built underneath the original which currently operates as Hideaway Haven,” he said.
“This lower section contains three bedrooms with ensuites, plus a communal living area with kitchen and a laundry.”
Both homes exude luxury.
The owner's home is 8m above ground and includes an open-plan living area and kitchen with magnificent views.
The master bedroom also has outstanding views, a walk-in robe and ensuite with double shower, double vanity unit and corner spa.
The second bedroom could double as a study. The living area and master bedroom open to a wrap around balcony where you can enjoy a glass of wine, coffee or dinner and the beauty of nature.
The bedrooms and living area in Hideaway Haven also open to decks, allowing your guests to immerse themselves in the bushland setting.
The home is on a 2179sq m block at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.
Mr Mason said birdlife and native animals abound and the property is a sanctuary for the owners and their guests.
“The setting gives the feeling of isolation but in reality it is a five-minute walk to the local shopping centre and a leisurely 10minute drive into the Albany city centre,” he said.
“Close by is a boat ramp at Oyster Harbour and it is a short drive to Middleton Beach.
“Stunning Nanarup Beach is not far away and the picturesque Porongorup Ranges are only a 30-minute drive.”
Mr Mason said Hideaway Haven functioned beautifully as a bed and breakfast but would just as easily suit multi-generational family living, a yoga retreat or lifestyle work hub where visiting staff could stay onsite. The property is for sale for $995,000. If you want to purchase the business and property the price is $1.1 million. ■