Dove Cottage is set to go to auction on October 1

For sale: Licensee Jason Partridge stands outside Dove Cottage which was built in 1906. It will go to auction on October 1.

For sale: Licensee Jason Partridge stands outside Dove Cottage which was built in 1906. It will go to auction on October 1.

DOVE Cottage may have been built in 1906 but Patterson Real Estate licensee Jason Partridge says he hasn’t noticed any ghosts. 

“It is a bit eerie in here at night, when I’ve been in here on the odd occasion,” he said. 

“Anything from that era has that feel.”

The property will go to auction on October 1 and the owners are hoping that whoever purchases it will continue to maintain its heritage. 

Dove Cottage was the original wharf master's homestead while he worked to manage the wharf in Port Macquarie.

“He built the property to have as his residence and to oversee the wharf and the water from this position,” Mr Partridge said. 

Mr Partridge said it is a rarity in Port Macquarie for a house of the 1900s to still be standing. He estimated there are probably less than a dozen left.

“Over the years, (due to) redevelopment they’ve all gone,” he said. 

“This is probably one of the more iconic as it’s in town.”

Mr Partridge said the property may be sold to developers, as it is situated in a redevelopment area and host to a rare 1000 square metre block of land in the town’s centre. 

“It’s also medium density zoning, so you can go up to five storeys high,” he said. 

Mr Partridge said if a developer does buy the land, the house will be relocated because it has such a rich heritage.

He said it would be a shame, if it was sold to developers as the property has a lot of character about it. 

“It’s always been a bit of an iconic home for the whole area,” Mr Partridge said. 

The owners have worked hard to maintain and restore the house to uphold the warm character and charm of the era. 

Mr Patridge said the owners would love to ‘pass the baton’ on to new owners, who would continue to care for the property. 

The current owners are vacating the property as they are looking to down size to a smaller home. 

The house will be up for sale at auction on October 1 at 10am, if it is not sold prior to the date. 

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