Retirement village mooted for 1840s Gisborne hotel site, Macedon House

Retirement village mooted for 1840s Gisborne hotel site, Macedon House
Retirement village mooted for 1840s Gisborne hotel site, Macedon House

The property at 1 Kilmore Road, Gisborne, has been listed for sale.

The 2.1 hectare property comes with a dilapidated 1840s hotel.

It is on the market for $1,395,000.

Macedon House at 1 Kilmore Road is because it is a rare surviving example of an early Victorian hotel, according to Heritage Council Victoria. 

The rendered bluestone building retains a host of original features, including the hardwood-framed roof, chimneys, sash widows and timber mouldings.

The building sits about 500 metres from the township.

The property was at the gateway to Gisborne.

It is offered through Rodney Morley agent Rodney Morley.

The property is located in a road and rural conservation zone on two titles made up of eight allotments.

It has 214 metre frontage to Melbourne Road.

It has attracted buyers wanting to establish a retirement village, Morley noted.

It is believed to have been built for Elizabeth and Thomas Gordon as the Mount Macedon Hotel.

The hotel changed hands over the years, also including a blacksmith’s business from 1863 to 1867.

From the 1880s, it became a boarding and guest house for many years.

During the 20th century it has been a private house, restaurant, reception centre, bowling clubhouse and school.

1 Kilmore Rd, Gisborne, Sunbury Leader real estate

Photo: Heritage Victoria

The property also includes significant trees including monterey cypresses, an Irish strawberry tree and English oak trees.

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