Murrurundi, New South Wales
66 Mayne Street
Murrurundi, New South Wales
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
Retail & Hospitality.
Landmark residence in the heart of Murrurundi, with commercial hospitality, event, retail, gallery and boutique accommodation opportunities ready to go.
Haydon Hall is a marquee property offering a lifestyle and commercial future as substantial as the building itself.*
Once the central financial hub of the district, built in 1937, this former Commercial Bank of Sydney building has been converted to the cultural, casual dining and event centre of town.
Ground floor consists of a generous space that has served as a retail art gallery and boutique event venue, with the rear a successful bistro - complete with full commercial kitchen. A magnificent outdoor dining area and picture perfect gardens that stretch to the Pages River completes the offering.
The residence is accessed via a staircase welcoming you to the three-bedroom living with views to the mountain ranges.
Built to standards that we can only dream of today, the gallery exterior (bank chamber) is built to a thickness of 4 bricks, the restaurant to 3 bricks, and the residence to double, with every internal wall being brick. This exemplifies a strong, quiet and protected building that transports you to a time of substance and style.
Entering the foyer, you ascend a grand staircase with 4.6 metres high ceilings. The landing invites you to the formal living area. This a warm and sophisticated space, with a creative and comfortable feel. This flows through French doors to a light-filled sunroom with glorious views to the ranges beyond, connecting you to the Upper Hunter region's famous Big Sky. These are beautiful spaces.
The residence also offers 3 substantial bedrooms, the generous master with walk-in robe. All have original hardwood floorboards, beautiful hardwood window joinery, skirting boards and architraves - a residence of status and sophistication. The charming bathroom with its original tiles and fixtures completes the residence.
This is a living area with light-filled spaces that lift your spirits, giving views of the beautiful surrounding countryside under the canopy of that extraordinary sky.
The Gallery presents a distinctive style and flexibility to meet a number of commercial, hospitality or event purposes. Originally the bank's retail premises, ornate chandeliers and the original safe evoke its history, which adds to the atmosphere. The four-brick constructed walls cosset the space in stillness and silence, peaceful and focussed.
This is an adaptable and functional area - outstanding retail premises or evocative event venue, seating up to 30 people.
The hallway leads from the Gallery to the Bistro, which can also be entered from the street. An attractive venue that integrates beautifully with the alfresco terrace and the gardens beyond. A Queensland Maple fireplace is the centrepiece of the room around which tables and booths nestle. With brick construction, the bistro is intimate and quiet, yet unfolds through large double doors connecting the terrace. Shade and shelter make the entire area a private courtyard to enjoy the ambience, garden views, and the culinary delights away from the Mayne Street bustle.
The courtyard has accessibility ramps and a restroom. There is capacity for 44 (14 inside and 30 outside) seated and 55 standing patrons, making this a brilliant venue for special occasions and small functions.
THE COMMERCIAL KITCHEN
At the heart of the hospitality is a fully certified commercial kitchen. Complete with all the equipment required to produce high quality fare and create culinary experiences that will delight visitors, who will tell their friends, and keep the locals coming back time and again.
After you have shopped, dined and feel refreshed, you can take a walk in the magnificent gardens. Stroll through the portico, rest under the Pepper tree, or wander to the rivers edge. A picture perfect location for a time-out, a moment of solitude, or come together with friends and family to celebrate.
This is a location to suit multiple needs - event photography, cocktail party, special occasions of all types.
Just 3 hours from Sydney using the Hunter Expressway, 'Haydon Hall' is situated in the heart of historic Murrurundi, conveniently located between the rural centres of Scone (25 minutes) and Tamworth (1-hour).
A statement of tradition, charm and country appeal.
2.8 metre ceilings with hardwood timer doors, joinery, skirting boards and architraves.
Double brick walls throughout reducing external noise, retaining coolness in summer and insulating in winter.
Original polished timber floors throughout.
Formal sitting room flows through double doors to beautiful and bright sunroom with stunning views.
3 well-proportioned bedrooms, master with walk-in robe. Two additional comfortable bedrooms, one with built-in storage.
Delightful family bathroom with separate toilet.
Boutique accommodation or private family home adjoining a thriving business.
Queensland Maple fireplace, air conditioner and gas bayonets in the Lounge room.
The original Commercial Bank of Sydney, retaining its original character and substance - complete with its own bank vault.
A stylish and flexible space, suitable for chic retail that can easily transform to event venue. Seating capacity: 30
Four-brick construction reducing exterior noise, structurally strong.
Rustic double-door entry foyer and huge display window.
Accessible entry, adaptable configuration, and stunning large main window.
Ornate and elegant chandeliers.
3.6 metre ceilings.
Two Queensland Maple fireplaces
Gallery track and lighting system
Elegant dining that flows to alfresco terrace. Seating capacity: 44
Stylish fit out with booths and tables, including Queensland Maple fireplace.
Certified commercial kitchen.
Below ground 900 litre grease trap.
Adorned portico that opens to tree-lined lawns.
Pages River access.
Beautiful location for wedding photographs, cocktail event or outdoor celebration.
Established trees and bushes that provide foliage and flower throughout the year.
Two 5,500 litre water tanks
Relocate and relax, tap into the thousands of weekly visitors and build a thriving retail, food and beverage business, provide boutique deluxe accommodation opportunity, special event venue, or all of them - it's yours for the creating, and ready now.
There are just so many ways to conceive of this unique offering; whatever you can imagine. Let Haydon Hall’s history guide your way.
Contact Eloise Haydon 0488 422 888 or
Robert Sampson 0421 836 535 to arrange an inspection.
PRICE GUIDE: $1,350,000