Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

History under Hammer; Monaltrie Homestead Up for Sale

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

History under Hammer; Monaltrie Homestead Up for Sale

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Byline: Alison Paterson alison.paterson@northernstar.com.au

LISMORE'S historic Monaltrie Homestead could be restored to its former glory and find a new lease of a life as a bed and breakfast.

Real estate agent Neil Short, of Ian Weir & Son, said the property will go under the hammer on Saturday.

He said it had attracted a huge amount of interest from potential purchasers, and many of them were able to see past its dilapidated state and recognise the elegant charm within.

Mr Short said hundreds of people from across the region have gone through the original settler's house, which sits on 39.58ha.

"We have huge enormous interest from 200 to 300 families," he said.

"Nearly every neighbour from around the area has been through and we have had huge interest from people over at Byron Bay."

Mr Short said the majority of interested buyers were looking at either renovating the homestead to convert to a bed and breakfast or for agricultural use. …

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