• 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1 Car Spaces
  • 2042 Square metres

A Piece of History

Are you on the lookout for something different? With a bit of History and the charm of Yesteryear? Have you ever wanted your own lock up? Then look no more here it is.

A beautiful, Bluestone Villa- “The Old Police Station” circa 1880’s complete with two original police cells, stables and tack room and a couple of long drops from a bygone era. A large allotment with a real country atmosphere.

Situated on the Main Street of Palmer this property would be well suited to a variety of uses from a home, gallery or B&B (S.T.C.C). A superb location across from the general store, post office and fuel outlet. The Hotel is just up the road; the primary school with a high school pickup and the oval with a hall and cricket club rooms are at the other end of the town. Palmer is at the base of the Eastern Mount Lofty ranges which provides a great back drop. Just over a 10 minute drive into Mannum and the River Murray, 20 minutes to Murray Bridge and the freeway or up to Birdwood. 45 minutes to Gawler, Mt Barker or Adelaide’s Eastern suburbs.

2042m2 A large allotment within the centre of the historical township of Palmer. The property is fully fenced with a low fence on the boundary of the front yard whilst the sides and rear have high secure fencing. Gates on either side of the home provide access into the rear yard. The current owner has planted many varieties of fruit trees and ornamentals and has built lovely gardens beds around the rear yard to enhance the native bird life. It is now home to a large number of Blue Wrens, which are a pleasure indeed.

The home is circa 1880’s and is of historical significance, being the town’s Old Police Station. The renovated home features polished timber floors, high ceilings, open fire places and a return verandah that surrounds the home. Currently set up as a two bedroom home with a formal lounge room, formal dining, country style kitchen with built- in pantry, dishwasher, electric cook top and a gas oven. The bathroom features a deep, claw foot bath, shower, vanity and a toilet. Either one of the front living rooms could easily be converted into a third bedroom, if the desire was there. Creature comforts includes a slow combustion heater, housed within the fireplace of the front room and a reverse cycle, split system air conditioner in one of the bedrooms. The wide verandah that surround the home provides not only shade but ideal sitting areas any time of the day.

The original cell block includes two cells; one double cell with timber floors and the shackle rings; and the second was a single cell and has the original bed still intact. At the rear of this building there are the stables that now have a paved floor and adjoin the tack room which has white washed walls. This area makes an excellent outdoor entertainment area or extra accommodation when guests come to stay. Just out from here there is lovely fire pit area, perfect for relaxing and reminiscing. A large shed contains a wood storage area , a single garage and a chook house with a large run attached. Several raised garden beds, for easy gardening and a concrete slab, ideal for either building another shed on or as a solid platform for an outdoor garden setting.

A must see property for those wanting a property with a history and country charm.
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