Queensland property offers chance to be king of the 1970s castle

Queensland property offers chance to be king of the 1970s castle
Queensland property offers chance to be king of the 1970s castle

Commercial investors with a taste for something medieval may be interested in the listing of Sunshine Castle, a replica Norman-era fortress in Bli Bli on Queensland’s Sunshine coast.

Standing on half a hectare of land, the 1,500-square-metre castle might not have played host to royalty or be steeped in centuries of tradition – it was built by a Scottish expat in 1972 – but it does includes moat, turrets, towers and a drawbridge.

The castle functions as a tourist attraction and function venue and includes a great hall used for “king’s feasting nights” as well being available for hire for weddings and other functions, seating up to 200 guests. It also the setting for regular jousting contests.

Other features include a castle courtyard, chapel, toy and doll museum, fairytale dioramas, model train railway and a 24-metre high lookout tower.

Originally built to exhibit a collection of dolls, the Sunshine Castle also incorporates a fully licensed cafe.

It is an hour and a half north of Brisbane, 20 minutes to Noosa and only 10 minutes from Maroochydore

The castle is being marketed by Paul Freney from Engel & Volkers Mooloolaba on behalf of a German investor with hopes of between $3 million and $4 million.

Freney says the castle could suit “an international purchaser with immigration in mind, a savvy investor with vision, or a local with a love for this extraordinary icon”.

He says it also has potential as a movie set.

It continues to operate as a going concern bringing in income of about $100,000 a year.

Larry Schlesinger

Larry Schlesinger

Larry Schlesinger was a property writer at Property Observer

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