The Old School, Burrawang up for sale

Michael Maloney’s life is coming full circle.

The Richardson and Wrench Bowral principal and licensee is selling the building he went to school in.

Mr Maloney is offering buyers the chance to own the Old School House in Burrawang.

“It’s quite amazing that I went to school there,” he said.

“My class was one of the last at the school. It’s quite a unique building.”

When Mr Maloney was at the school, there were about 30 students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

“There were about five or six children in each class,” he said.

“It was an enjoyable school.

“The main [Burrawang] school is across the road now.”

The 1876 sandstone building, located in 33 Church Street, has been put up for sale for $2,850,000.

The 3953 square metre property features a master bedroom with four other bedrooms, a main living room with an open fire, a kitchen that opens to a courtyard, and an original old stone toilet block.

For entertaining there is a rumpus room with a billiard table, a tennis court and terraced gardens with conifer hedges.

Mr Maloney said he had received constant enquiries and requests for inspections.

“They’re basically Sydney buyers,” he said.

“Everyone is a family looking for permanent living or a holiday home.

“One buyer was looking for a holiday home to rent out.”

The village is home to a mixture of permanent residents and those who spend their weekends or holidays in the area.

Everyone is a family looking for permanent living or a holiday home.

Richardson and Wrench Bowral principal and licensee Michael Maloney

Mr Maloney said the property’s location in Burrawang was a significant drawcard for the property.

“It’s right in this unbelievable, beautiful village,” he said.

“It’s got history, heart and a lot of talented people and professionals that live there.

“There’s a real community spirit with a great mix of people including young families, middle-aged people and elderly people.”

The property is within walking distance of Burrawang Hotel and the Burrawang General Store, as well as a popular cafe and butcher.

The building was owned by a couple that lived in Sydney and used the house as a weekend retreat.

Mr Maloney said the house was a combination of old and new.

“[The house] is presented in pristine order,” he said.

“The owner did a kitchen renovation which is a major addition and a nice complement to the home. It’s a really workable home.”