14 Beds 10 Baths Approx 37 Acres 20 car spaces


This stunning lakeside hideaway can truly be best described as a gem of the New South Wales south coast. The property is adjacent to pristine Lake Willinga, contains significant iconic south coast forest and under-storey species, has wildlife, its own bushwalks and beach access by kayak as well as road. The secluded property contains tourism development but its future is flexible: all the way from usage as a private extended-family retreat, through enhancing existing activities to using the property as a platform for creating an imaginative complying development.
The vendors currently trade as Bawley Bush Retreat hiring out the property’s buildings for DIY retreats, weddings and accommodation and are selling their property and business assets concurrently but separately. While there are many business assets such as Goodwill, plant and equipment, furnishings, websites and consumable stock that are used to generate property use, the trading name and those assets will be sold to the property purchaser on a walk-in-walk-out basis for a nominal sum only.
Existing development consists of more than 1000sqm of architecturally designed cottage, function, catering and lounge spaces. They are built with chalet-style roofs and skillion lofts as their unifying architectural theme and are well spaced, giving a sense of privacy and tranquility to all who come. The buildings feature select local hardwoods, some of which were milled on site. Most importantly, there is an existing open-ended development consent that provides for much more function and accommodation development than has been so far built. Without re-approaching Council for consent, a buyer can quickly and flexibly choose to build all, some or none of it at any time
The existing central function area consists of an entry foyer,100sqm+ dining room, large caterer’s kitchen set up for serving 120#, a large lounge room, wide verandahs and an upstairs “green room” escape for event principals. A modern 175sqm hexadome marquee frame, part of the business assets, is conveniently located beside this central area, ready for marquee cover to be stretched over when required. The entire function area sits above sprawling lawns which sweep down to the lake. The existing accommodation at the Retreat can sleep up to 30 people. It comprises a large 4 bed residence (overlooking a large dam on the entrance road and currently used as a tourism cottage) and three well-separated cottages.
There is significant existing supporting infrastructure. This includes a 200sqm "Garage" housing a maintenance room, housekeeper’s room and an approved lettable Counselling Room (with lounge, kitchen and bathroom). There is also a 50sqm “Garden shed”, a 4m X 2.4m transportable reception office and 2 shipping containers. There are sealed and gravel roads, 3-phase power distributed throughout the property, a very large dam and significant installed water infrastructure. The latter includes separate treated drinking, treated showering and untreated fire/garden mains drawn directly from the dam. There is also a fully approved waste-water collection and disposal system. Some of the infrastructure is brand new having been rebuilt since the 2019 bushfire.
The substantially commenced development consent includes approval for a further 16 cottages, a separate stand-alone function facility, another shed, plant nursery, access pathways, a swimming pool and a tennis court. These do provide incredible flexibility for expanding the existing use or implementing potential new ones. Only minor infrastructure extensions would be necessary. It is perfect for a wealthy family wanting a private and ideal commercial uses might include a high quality health retreat or possibly an outstation for government, corporate, institutional or educational use.
The area...You will be surprised to find you can easily kayak down the inlet from the property through to its entrance at the ocean. Within minutes drive are numerous pristine beaches, lakes and 3 national parks of the beautiful Bawley Coast... Much of the land around Bawley Point is National Park and remains as it was when Captain Cook sailed past on his voyage of "discovery" and mis-naming “Pigeon House Mountain” in 1770.
An increasingly popular nearby destination for visitors and locals is the stunning new, world class, Willinga Park Equestrian Centre, which welcomes the public to its regular events. Willinga Park is nearing completion of construction. It is arguably the largest emerging attraction of the entire south coast.
But the 13 magnificent beaches of the Bawley Coast, the near-shore islands, the Batemans Marine Park and fishing opportunities, the surf breaks, diving attractions and a range of beach and water-related recreation opportunities remain Bawley Point’s main drawcard. These attractions can never be lost and thus the long term security of investments within the Bawley Coast is assured.
Why is the property being sold... The vendors are reluctantly retiring after 25 years dedicated to creating Bawley Bush Retreat within its beautiful coastal landscape … This is your opportunity .... inspections by prior arranged appointment are most welcome.
Call David Matthew 0447 271 950 for further information ion certificates. Remember: the DA approval is irrevocable and is very valuable.


Outdoor Features

  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Shed

Indoor Features

  • Broadband Internet Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Floorboards
  • Workshop

Eco Friendly Features

  • Grey Water System
  • Water Tank

Other Features

    Commercial kitchen and dining room ( caters up to approx. 100 guests)

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