Gold Coast historic property set to go under the hammer

first_imgGrant Roper of Ray White Broadbeach with Ted Speed at the property’s cafe. Picture: Scott Fletcher The chapel at950 Beaudesert-Nerang Rd, Mount Nathan. Picture: SuppliedAs well as the museum, the precinct has a 150-seat cafe, commercial kitchen, licensed bar and souvenir shop.There are also three nearby animal enclosures with alpacas, deer, chickens, goats and a pig.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Converted Homes: Jails, shops & police station 00:31 Related videos 00:31Converted Homes: Jails, shops & police station 00:31Historic home for sale03:12The Converted: Fire Station01:44The Castle’s house auction02:04Dream Home: Seddon02:45The Converted: ChurchTed Speed, 75, spends his days meeting and greeting international tourists and said the property was a “well-kept secret”.“I’m retired but I’m out here as it invigorates me for life,” he said.“The fresh air and the freedom out here is amazing. I’ll be sad to see it go.”The Historic Rivermill is on two blocks at 950 Beaudesert-Nerang Rd.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago The buyer will get the flock of alpacas. Picture: Supplied The view from the air. Picture: SuppliedThere are five ponds on the property and irrigation in place to pump water from the Coomera River.Ray White Broadbeach agent Grant Roper is taking the property to auction on April 2 and said he was targeting a niche market.“It would suit three different types of buyers,” he said.“A big family who want to live in a Queenslander on acreage, it could be a horse property, or people could come in and use the commercial infrastructure that’s already in place.”“The buyer gets everything right down to the last alpaca and deer.” Ted Speed, 75, spends his days meeting and greeting international tourists at Historic Rivermill and said the property at950 Beaudesert – Nerang Rd, Mount Nathan was a “well-kept secret”. Picture: Scott FletcherHERE’S a selling point with a difference — buy a piece of Gold Coast history complete with a chapel, museum and flock of alpacas.Mount Nathan’s Historic Rivermill property is set to go under the hammer and the buyer gets everything including the resident farm animals.Now running as an Australian experience daytrip destination for international tourists, the 6.2ha property has a colourful past.Rivermill was the largest of three mills operating on the Coomera River where Arrowroot was milled.The property was also used as a timber mill, cattle stud and dairy farm and has been the backdrop to local movies.The original part of Rivermill is now a museum and has some of the agricultural machinery used at the mill. The commercial kitchen. Picture: Supplied Ted Speed at the entrance of the museum and cafe. Picture: Scott FletcherA six-bedroom Queenslander and two-bedroom caretaker’s cottage are among the living facilities while there is also a 120-seat wedding chapel and five bungalows.Records show Prosperity Square is linked to the property whose director is Taiwanese-born Main Beach resident Terry Huang. The company bought the property in 2013.The current owners did not use the wedding facilities, choosing to focus on the international tourism market. Inside the museum. Picture: Supplied Ted Speed at the chapel. Picture: Scott Fletcherlast_img