Nundle landmark up for sale

A PIECE of Nundle’s history is up for a reluctant sale.

The former Jenkins Street Guest House hasn’t opened as a bed and breakfast since the late 2000s, but is back up for sale.

The owner, Colleen Johnson, has lived there for two years, but is ready to sell after her husband Mark died suddenly last year.

Mrs Johnson is originally from Tamworth, but moved to Nundle from Woollahra in Sydney when Mr Johnson took a position with Everingham Solomons in Tamworth.

It operated as the Jenkins Street Guest House from about 1995 to 2008, but is now a private home.

However, all the makings of the guest house are still in situ, which means the next owner could easily reopen it as a business.

“The town really does need another level of accommodation,” Mrs Johnson said.

“A lot of tourists come to Nundle and I have had interest from locals and people coming through town.

“Nundle has a terrific community, with lots happening.”

Mrs Johnson said there was a separate cottage that people often rented for weekends in Nundle.

The building was built in 1934 as the Bank of NSW, but the bank moved next door in the mid-1980s.

When the house is sold, Mrs Johnson said she would move to her home in Catherine Hill Bay which is being rebuilt after damage from a bushfire.

She has two children in Sydney and one son living in Tamworth.

Mrs Johnson is asking $775,000, including a large inventory of equipment and some furniture, and is selling privately.

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