Bimblehurst: The 130-year-old rye property put up for sale for the first time in over a century

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The 130 year old family owned property named Bimblehurst at 2519 Point Road Nepean, Rye, is on the market for the first time in over a century.


A sprawling 130-year-old seaside estate on the Mornington Peninsula is offered for the first time in over a century.

All it needs is a buyer with the vision to bring it into the modern age.

Built just before the turn of the 19th century, Bimblehurst at 2519 Point Nepean Rd, Rye, is listed with a price guide of $ 4.5-4.95 million.

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The original kitchen, like the rest of the house, is virtually intact and a holdover from a bygone era.


The pressed metal ceilings are eye-catching period features.


Prentice agent Michael Prentice said the current owners are giving it up “with a heavy heart.”


Prentice’s agent Michael Prentice said the sprawling 1.01ha block and his 130-year-old four-bedroom World Heritage property had been owned by generations of the same family since around 1902.

In recent years it had been used as a vacation home, but the family had decided with a “heavy heart” to give it up.

It is listed with a price guide of $ 4.5-4.95 million.


“This is ideal for someone who has an appreciation for history due to their age and uniqueness, but also for someone who has a vision for the proper development of the site,” said Mr. Prentice.

“It was one of the first rye settlements right in front of the (old) lime kiln.

Snuggle up next to the open fireplace on a cold winter evening.


“The back room of the house was an old winery and it was built with a cellar below and the cellar still exists today. The living room was enlarged in the early 1920s and since then the only modifications have been the replacement of the living room ceiling and the conversion of a maid’s room.

The Bimblehurst is a few meters from the shops of Rye Village.


Bimblehurst is within walking distance of the village of Rye, opposite the beach and close to the most popular vacation spots on the peninsula including Sorrento, Blairgowrie and St Andrews Beach.

The sellers have used the property as a vacation home for several years.


It is zoned for residential development and the lot includes the original heritage listed limestone house with its high pressed metal ceilings, open fireplaces and rustic old-fashioned kitchen.

Mr Prentice said the house itself needs to be preserved, but the property is zoned for residential development.

Mr Prentice said the heritage-listed house should be preserved, but it was possible to subdivide the land around it.


Double the time had been allocated to the property’s expressions of interest campaign to account for the latest Covid-19 lockdown in Victoria.

It also gave potential buyers time to discuss their ideas with planners on what they could potentially do with the site, he said.

The beach is just across the road.


“The house should stay. Ideally, it would be great if people could do some restorations and bring it back to its former glory, but it’s very livable, ”Mr. Prentice said.

The house occupies a sprawling site of 1.01 ha.


“We gave people a considerable amount of time to offer an eight week campaign to give them the opportunity to come and see her and do their due diligence on what they could do with the site. “

End of expressions of interest on September 1 at 5 p.m.

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