Some things in life are just completely unimaginable, and this fantasy village on the Gold Coast is one of them.
Welcome to Angelhurst in Tamborine, the only English village for sale in Australia.
It’s a treasure trove of memorabilia and British nostalgia with its own chapel, pub, fire station, and even a general store, with a price tag of $2.5 million.
In total, eight buildings are scattered across just under 15 acres of Gold Coast hinterland, including a four-bedroom main residence. The place is bursting at the seams with collectibles all yours for the taking – like a 1983 Bentley limousine, and a restored 1920’s Essex fire engine, complete with wooden turntable ladder!
The manor house shows what the power of imagination can do. An empty shell back in 1999, today it’s bursting with life and old school British charm. Every item has a story to tell, from the floral armchairs to the collection of framed pictures. The brick fireplace and dark timber interiors make you feel nice and cozy, with a plush, patterned carpet beneath your toes.
In the next room, a spacious country-style kitchen is brightly lit and perfect for preparing the Sunday roast. Dark tiles and exposed beams compliment the white cabinetry beautifully, with plenty of knickknacks to add a whimsical touch. In the corner of the room, an old-fashioned oven takes pride of place in an alcove where they’d place the fire spit back in the day!
The owners are fans of British Admiral Horatio Nelson – one of England’s most famous sea warriors. There’s a full collection of items devoted to him in the office, including a painting of the battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and a unique 1890’s flag that almost certainly came from one of the admiral’s ships.
Upstairs is devoted to sleeping with four bedrooms available, floored in a mixture of timber and carpet, and serviced by gorgeous leadlight windows. There’s a third level as well, the attic. Currently used as additional living space, there’s so much potential here – you could turn it into a master suite, or spoil the kids with a teenager’s retreat!
There are two bathrooms in the home, but the one you have to see is on the second floor. The main bathroom is magnificent in red; just look at the cast iron bathtub, the painted magenta accents, and the rosy, polished timber floor!
Exploring the other buildings on the property, get ready to grab your mates and pour yourselves a pint. The recreation tavern might be the best place to soak up the English pub vibe without a plane ticket – the kind of place you walk into and instantly feel at home.
A vintage car collection is beautiful displayed in the car garage, and best of all, one of them stays with the property! The owners are willing to part with their restored 1983 Bentley Mulsanne limousine to complement the property’s use as a wedding and milestone photography venue.
Next door is a fire station, and a general store with an unusual assortment of items. It’s a large but limited collection, comprising mostly of typewriters and cute crockery, but there are a few hidden gems too. Check out the 1920s movie-house projector, or the replica red post box!
Used as parttime car storage, the sandstone chapel has vintage stained-glass windows and a miniature belltower, perfect for a quiet moment of contemplation or small wedding service.
It’s hard to believe such a unique collection of buildings is up for sale, but the entire property of Angelhurst is on the market for $2.5 million.
Address available on request, Tamborine, Qld 4270
Mashelle Jones – 0409490045
Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty – Main Beach