Shire of Toodyay seeks buyer to preserve historic Syred’s Cottage

The Shire of Toodyay is looking for someone to preserve Syred's Cottage, built in 1859.
The Shire of Toodyay is looking for someone to preserve Syred's Cottage, built in 1859.

TOODYAY’S historic Syred’s Cottage, built in 1859, is up for sale as the Shire looks for a buyer who will preserve the historical property.

William Syred, the first settler to Bejoording, built a mudbrick house and blacksmith shop on a hectare of land 26km from Toodyay town centre.

A school was built in the 1860s and ticket of leave men were employed as teachers and farm labourers.

The building is two single story dwellings joined by a breezeway.

According to the Shire of Toodyay, the cottage holds historical significance and represents rural settlement in the Avon Valley and there are potentially “sub-surface archaeological remains”.

The property is valued at $200,000. It does not have electricity or water, but connecting electricity would cost $3000 and rainwater can be stored in tanks, according to official documents.

Expressions of interest close on August 11. Call Graeme Bissett on 9574 9300 for more information.