‘Thanks a Bunch!’: Vendors Set to Sell Geranium Cottage After Three Decades

A popular Middle Dural café/restaurant complete with its own nursery and heritage listed cottage, is set to be auctioned through Lumby since 1968.

The unique property, better known as ‘Geranium Cottage’, located at 828 Old Northern Rd has been attracting strong interest from buyers looking for lifestyle and income. Set on just under half a hectare (1.12acres), this well-known destination in Sydney’s Hills’ District is located just moments to Glenorie and the Hawkesbury River.

“It is a very special property because it offers acreage living with the bonus of a fully licenced restaurant on-site,” .

“It is the kind of treechange set up that you would expect to have to leave Sydney to find, but this is located just 15-minutes from the heart of Castle Hill and 45-minutes to the city CBD, which makes it a rarity.

“Locally everyone knows of Geranium cottage, it is such a picturesque location and popular for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has the added bonus of main road exposure which is great for business as it attracts weekend traffic.”

The café/restaurant, which can accommodate 80 guests with both indoor and outdoor dining, comes with a commercial kitchen. The property’s retail nursery sells flowers and local produce such as honey, jams and fresh farm eggs. Other highlights include an old barn shed and parking for 30 vehicles including buses.

The property’s character-filled two-bedroom cottage, called ‘Carinya’, was built back in the 1900s. A perfect mix of charm and modern comfort, it retains original stone fireplaces, panelled walls and timber floors. Its outdoor entertainment area overlooks pretty gardens and a swimming pool. There is also an additional one-bedroom guest accommodation attached to the double garage.

The vendors purchased the property three decades ago and set up the commercial business in the early 2000s.

“After many years of enjoyment and fond memories the vendors have made the decision to sell,”.

“It is the perfect opportunity for someone who has a background in hospitality looking to run a café or as an investment. You could live in the residence and lease out the restaurant or nursery or vice versa. There is also potential to set it up as a B&B, subject to Council approval.”

The property will be auctioned on Saturday, May 7 at 1pm through Lumby Real Estate. To request an inspection or for more information contact Kate Lumby on 0414 620 222.