This little cottage on the beachside in Busselton must hold so many memories and so much history within its walls. Built around the 1800â??s and maintained beautifully over the years this quaint home has the nicest ambience as soon as you pull up in the driveway. With stone, brick, render and weatherboard walls plus a timber shingled roof at the front and the rear with tin still holding its old yester â??year charm. We step up onto the old timber and limestone verandah and little windows at the front featuring , wrought iron feature bars. Step inside and there are high ceilings beautiful jarrah timber floors with 2 large bedrooms at the front one with the old feature fire place. Through to a nice lounge/sitting area with another open fireplace plus a reverse cycle air-conditioning unit and to the left is another large bedroom. We then go through to a rear enclosed sitting area with a large bathroom and WC off here and through to a large kitchen with upright electric oven and hotplates, old metters wood stove and loads of cupboards. Off here is a very light nice feeling separate dining area featuring another reverse cycle air conditioner and plenty of windows with views of the rear. The laundry is at the rear outside and there is another outside wc. A large double open garage at the rear with easy access from the front and also a large powered shed for another vehicle so plenty of parking. The lawns and gardens are reticulated for easy-care. This property has Restricted Business Zoning plus a full B & B license. There is also plenty of room at the rear to build another home. So much potential here and the block is a huge 949sqm.
Further information in regards to the history of the property.
Statement of Significance
Paisley Cottage, a simple stone, brick and shingle roof cottage in the Victorian Georgian style, has cultural heritage significance as a good example of its type and time, well conserved and in an appropriate garden setting
A limestone cottage, with a shingle roof in the Victorian Georgian style. Paisley Cottage is a simple symmetrical Victorian Georgian style limestone cottage with brick quoins, double hung sash windows and a shingle clad hipped roof, in a richly planted cottage garden. There is a full width front verandah supported on square timber posts, with a corrugated zincalume roof.
Paisley Cottage was built by John Muir, stonemason. Muir was also the gardener at Little Holland House; an extant homestead in Busselton that previously belonged to the Princep family. Paisley Cottage was built for Lucy (the daughter of John Muir) and Norm Rose, who lived there for many years. The house was bought and restored by Elizabeth Nelson in the 1990s, with a focus on retaining the original fabric. Nelson re-roofed the house with shingles during this period, planted the gardens and installed the post and rail fence. Nelson subdivided the block off the back in Joliffe Street from the title and sold Paisley Cottage c1998 when it was bought by E. & P. Trew, at auction.
Paisley Cottage remains in use for its intended purpose and retains a high degree of integrity. The place has been restored and it is not clear what the extent of original fabric remains. The place retains a moderate degree of authenticity.