Maldon colonial village: Total gold rush-style city with 40 buildings on the market in regional Victoria

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The keys to this sprawling colonial-style village at 8 Allans Rd, Maldon, may very well be yours.


It would appear to be a scene straight out of a Ned Kelly, wild west or horror movie, however this deserted previous village is simply half an hour out of Bendigo — and it’s up on the market.

Consumers will be the sheriff, mayor, bushranger and extra of their very own colonial neighborhood with the homeowners, who’ve lived there for 10 years, now hanging up their hats.

The property at 8 Allans Rd, Maldon, spans greater than 6ha and is made up of 40 buildings, some authentic and a few constructed as replicas for vacationers, together with an previous resort, 60-seat restaurant, common retailer, dance corridor, bowling alley, and even an undertaker — full with coffins.

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The property covers greater than 6ha of land.


Like a scene from a Clint Eastwood or bushranger movie.


The eerie property was as soon as an area tourism enterprise for greater than a decade.


Buildings like the overall retailer nonetheless have previous tinned items inside.



The sprawling — and kind of spooky — setting features 12 bedrooms and nine bathrooms across its buildings and has been listed with a $1.75m price tag.

Carthew Real Estate director Edward Carthew said the listing was like nothing he had ever seen before.

“When you walk through it, it’s stunning but you get a really eerie feeling. I think if you were to walk down the main street at night you’d expect to feel the ghosts of Maldon around,” he said.

Mr Carthew said it featured a combination of historical residences more than 150 years old and replicas made from wattle and daub or mud-brick to fit the same specifications of the era.

“Some buildings are originals that have been moved and reassembled from other parts of the region. One is actually an old jail that has come from around the district,” he said.

There’s also a Cobb & Co office.


The block features a cottage and manager’s residence on the grounds.


Inside one of the modern dwellings.


The original owner had a vision to build a colonial village, from inside out.


“You would never be able to build this kind of property now with today’s restrictions and permits.”

Constructed in the early 1990s, the village was built as a local tourism attraction where buses of visitors would explore how people lived in rural Victoria during the gold rush.

“It’s truly like being thrown back in time to the 1850s,” Mr Carthew said.

It’s understood about four of the buildings are authentic, including the jail, dance hall — which is an old barn from Maryborough — and another residence or two taken from a farm in the region, with the rest built to be as true as possible to the time.

The property has most recently been used as a private residence for a retired couple who are now looking to downsize.

Most buildings remain in good condition.


There’s even an previous bowling alley.


Rustic residences provide loads of haunted home vibes.


“The unique proprietor who commissioned the mission was apparently a little bit of character and would see one thing in a photograph and say, ‘hey construct me this’. It will’ve been a really chaotic constructing website.”

Mr Carthew believed it took virtually $3m {dollars} to construct over a two-year interval.

“A lot of the buildings are nonetheless very a lot intact and are simply ready for the subsequent proprietor to come back alongside and convey the place again to life,” he mentioned. “For an entrepreneur it may very well be an actual money-making enterprise.”

He mentioned the property had countless potential for use once more as a tourism enterprise, with the chance to host travellers, weddings, markets and even construct extra models.

One of many property’s bedrooms.


Like stepping again in time.


The property has countless potential for the proper purchaser.


The itemizing has already racked up virtually 20,000 web page views on realestate.com.au and Mr Carthew has had greater than 75 inquiries thus far, from individuals throughout Australia.

“Most of them are those who wish to get it up and operating once more (as a vacationer attraction) however there’s additionally been just a few households, like a gaggle of brothers and sisters who’re considering of shopping for it collectively as a weekender,” Mr Carthew mentioned.

The property is for personal sale.

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