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Feel like leaving the farm and buying a pub? Here you go …
Nestled just two hours away from Melbourne and 30 minutes north-west of Ballarat sits the 19th-century Pyrenees Hotel. The Lexton-based hotel is the first we’ve featured, and what can we say… what a find!
Established in 1859, the Pyrenees Hotel is built to last and is in terrific condition, selling agent Josh Todd says.
“The Pyrenees Hotel is literally solid brick and is incredibly structurally sound for its age,” he says.
This elegant hotel enjoys a vast floor area of around 375sqm
(40 squares) and houses six upper-level accommodation rooms with spacious lounge and two modern guest bathrooms.
The lower-level hotel section houses a well-appointed bar, a dining room which seats 50, a games/pool room and a comfortable manager’s residence. A much-needed renovation has given the Pyrenees a modern touch, which is aesthetically pleasing.
“The Pyrenees Hotel has received a modern renovation, with the main feature being the updated rooms and the impressive stainless-steel commercial kitchen,” Todd says.
Other features of the Pyrenees Hotel include an outside beer garden, a double-lock-up garage/workshop and an historic police lock-up.
Pub competition is scarce in Lexton, which is a major main selling point of the hotel.
“The hotel garners a lot of local support but due to its highway location it also enjoys passing trade,” Todd says. “It has an enormous support base from the local community, including the football club.”
The current husband-and-wife team is looking to new horizons, according to Todd.
“The current owners have done their time here at the
Pyrenees, and are looking to scale and settle down into the next phase of their life,” he says.
The property is also situated just a few kilometres from the site of the Rainbow Serpent festival, which sees more than 20,000 visitors flock to Lexton every January. Due to the hotel’s close proximity, it goes without saying that this is a very busy and lucrative time for the Pyrenees.
If you like this stunning watering hole that doubles as the gateway to the Pyrenees ranges and the area’s wineries, then you’ll need to fork out a very reasonable $470,000. Check out the listing at our sister site FarmBuy.com