On the market: Former Breadalbane pub steeped in history


Royal Breadelbane

This circa 1878 country manor in the Southern Tablelands is up for grabs, steeped in history and surrounded by countryside.

The Historic Royal Breadalbane has been lovingly restored to its former glory by custodians Rob Chard and Kevin Armstrong, who are heading back to Perth.

Mr Chard says the pub once serviced landed gentry and bushrangers – including the famous Ben Hall.

“Fifteen years before we bought it, it was still a working pub and everyone who drops by has a story,” Mr Chard said.

dining room

The renovation of the property has remained true to the former pub’s style, and the entire eastern wing of the home has been completely renovated to house four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and living and dining areas.

There’s also a wine cellar, library and a main bedroom with open fireplace, dressing room, ensuite and informal lounge and office – talk about luxury living!

“It deserved original hard plaster render – no Gyprock – and it’s been restumped, reroofed, new wiring and plumbing, free floating solid brush box floors, polished and ready for the next 140 years,” says Mr Chard.

“If I could, I would undo it brick-by-brick and bring it back to Western Australia, because it’s so special.”

wine cellar

Ray White sales agent George Southwell says the property has potential to become a luxury B&B, a restaurant or a venue for weddings and events.

“It’s still this convenient location, just two minutes from the Hume Highway and centrally situated two hours from Sydney CBD and 45 minutes from Canberra, that means there are endless opportunities for easy rural living or business ventures at the property,” he says.  

“While price guides for city real estate are being set much lower than the expected sale price, the $1,060,000 set for Historic Royal Breadalbane is a true guide representing exceptional value for money, but also Rob and Kevin’s genuine desire to make the sale process as transparent as possible for the next custodians who take on this treasured property.

“Furthermore, being on a generous 4,793sqm block, the property comprises two titles, providing subdivision potential.”

Royal Breadelbane

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