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. It 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 some tourism development but its future is flexible: from usage as a private extended-family retreat, through enhancing existing activities all the way to using existing development as a platform for creating an imaginative complying development.
The property currently trades as Bawley Bush Retreat with its facilities hired out for exclusive-use DIY retreats, weddings and accommodation. Its existing open-ended tourism consent provides for much more development than has been built so, without re-approaching Council, a buyer could flexibly choose to build all, some or none of it at any time.
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. They feature select local hardwoods, some of which were milled on site.
The 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 is conveniently located beside this central area, ready for marquee cover to be stretched over when required. The 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 of a large 4 bed residence (overlooking a large dam on the entrance road and currently used as a tourism cottage) and three well-separated 1-3 bedroom cottages.
There is significant existing supporting infrastructure. This includes a 200sqm "Garage" housing a maintenance room, housekeeper’s room and an approved 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.
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. Alternative commercial uses might include a high quality health retreat, possibly an outstation for government, corporate, institutional or educational uses.
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 its final stages of construction and is arguably the largest emerging attraction of the entire south coast.
However, the 13 magnificent beaches of the Bawley Coast, the near-shore islands, the Batemans Marine Park and fishing opportunities, the surf breaks, diving attraction 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 or Michael Devlin on 0412 377 466 for further information. 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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