• Significant historic building 1860
• Excellent position in historic precinct
• 7 bedrooms with ensuites
• Stunning interiors
• Strong tourism region
• Huge development/investment opportunities
• Close to the highway, railway station, Bendigo, Melbourne CBD and the Airport
The Empyre is now offered to astute investors, developers or visionary business operators – as a leading private hotel, boutique B&B, cafe/restaurant, stunning residence or to take advantage of the multiple development opportunities the property presents.
Originally built in 1860, The Empyre (formally the Albion Hotel), is an ornate and imposing building in the Central Victorian township of Castlemaine.
The impeccably renovated two storey hotel, boasts six impressive bedroom suites, all with contemporary ensuites, three beautifully appointed reception rooms, a fully-equipped commercial kitchen, storage areas, bar and a large cellar. The interiors of the Empyre retain many features typical of the era, such as high ceilings, elaborate rosettes and cornices, casement windows, mantles, wallpaper and quality English carpets and window dressings.
The Empyre also features a private one-bedroom apartment with ensuite, domestic kitchen and a study. A large car park and established gardens form the back area of the 1,033m2 property.
The sale includes antique furniture throughout, chandeliers and all plant and equipment, enabling immediate operation of a restaurant or five star accommodation.
Castlemaine is a destination of choice and only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Tullamarine Airport is also easily accessible at only an hour away. A VFT services the town and is walking distance from The Empyre. The region boasts an array of delights and experiences including the Harcourt Valley Wine region, apple orchards, numerous art galleries, studios, markets, gourmet food and award-winning restaurants, cafes, nature trails, botanic gardens, charming buildings including a scattering of historic hamlets and the famous listed township of Maldon. Bendigo and Daylesford are all within a picturesque 30 minute drive.
The Empyre awaits your vision.
For more information or to arrange a private inspection please call Dominic Romeo on 0438 500 277.