House of the Week | 161 - 161A Montgomery Street, Lake Bolac | A slice of history with a dash of the modern touch


Bedrooms 6    Bathrooms 2   Carparks  2


Steeped in history this unique character-filled four-bedroom bluestone homestead has a separate two-storey historic bluestone coach house, which has been converted into a two-bedroom guest house.

There is also a notable historic blacksmith’s workshop and shearing shed all set on just under one hectare.

Recently modernised and currently operating as Josiah’s Short Stay Accommodation, guests relax and enjoy a genuine taste of history along with comfort in the popular Lake Bolac tourist destination near the Grampians National Park. The many features include:

Homestead:  Historic four-bedroom solid bluestone home c.1869 offering charming historic accommodation. It has recently been painted, there are new carpets and it is furnished as modern, comfortable guest stay.

The home has lovely timber mantels, high ceilings, wide bull nose verandah, wrought iron lacework, stained glass, gas heating, and a double garage and small cellar.

Land: Three lots, just under one hectare (around 2.5 acres) approximately, ideal for a rural retreat, small hobby farm to have some livestock or pets, recently connected to town sewerage.

History: Built by Josiah Park, the renowned Lake Bolac blacksmith, this is of genuine significance in the local area and is a genuine reminder of the prosperous past.

Other Features: There are lovely well-established gardens and extensive paved surrounds and pathways. Very well set up for a large family or you can continue to generate rental income as “Josiah’s Short Stay Accommodation”.

Located in the centre of town, it is close to local schools, sports reserve and golf club, and the ever popular lake. 

Near the Grampians National Park, this is a remarkable property.