Investment opportunity: New South Wales’ Tenterfield Tavern and Motor Inn

Investment opportunity: New South Wales’ Tenterfield Tavern and Motor Inn
Investment opportunity: New South Wales’ Tenterfield Tavern and Motor Inn

The Tenterfield Tavern and Motor Inn, renovated in 2008 and built in 1872, has been listed for sale through Ray White Hotels Australia with spectacularly colourful photos.

The 378 Rouse Street, Tenterfield opportunity was originally built as the Aireys Grant Hotel, explained Leon Alaban, who is selling the property, along with Blake Edwards. Tenterfield is a farming town in New South Wales, 699 kilometres north of Sydney and 275 kilometres south-west of Brisbane.

An expressions of interest campaign is underway for those looking to purchase the right-bedroom AAA-tourism accredited four-star motel. It has five double rooms and three family rooms, all with adjoining ensuites, kitchenettes, TVs, internet and undercover carports.

The two-storey hotel, occupying a 3,105 square metre site, is being sold as a freehold going concern.

“It has been modernised and is now very well equipped with a public bar, gaming room with 12 PMEs and Keno monitor, TAB, dining area, children’s play area, rear deck/beer garden, kitchen, bottleshop, storage, motel accommodation and manager’s residence,” said Alaban.

It has rear lane access, and is on a prime main street site.

“The main street position provides the venue with excellent traffic exposure as well as providing easy access to the walk-in bottleshop,” he said. Despite being on a main street, the design has apparently minimised the road noise by putting the sleeping quarters to the back of the property.

Despite the 2008 renovation, there are likely still opportunities to add value, said Edwards, as well as to attract visitors on route between Sydney and Brisbane.

“Tenterfield is the main service centre for the surrounding regions where agriculture, viticulture and wine production industries are located, so trade is consistent and on-going,” he said.

An additional three gaming machines could be installed, trade operation systems could be improved or adjacent land could be purchased and developed.

Expressions of interest are closing on 10 June, 2014 and can be made via the Ray White listing here.

At present, the Motor Inn is pet-friendly for some rooms, offers seven days a week cooked breakfast and offers dinner to the rooms from Monday to Thursday. Visit New South Wales suggests that a room can be snapped up for $79 to $109 per night.

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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