This fairytale cottage is so quaint it could be straight out of The Holiday sans Jude Law and a tonne or two of snow.
Called Fig Tree Cottage, it was built using authentic techniques learnt in England, according to real estate agent Ivana Reich of Hutton & Hutton Inner East.
“The original builder went all the way to London to learn how to build an authentic English cottage. It really is a beautiful iconic house. It was built in 1988.”
“It reminds me of Kate Winslet’s cottage in The Holiday. You just need Jude Law to come knocking on the door,” she said.
Ms Reich said it was “so easy to picture yourself baking biscuits in the traditional kitchen, hosting morning tea in the adorable shed or on the back porch, or tending to the beautiful little garden”.
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The home is not in England but in Queensland’s South East corner at 4 Wongawallan Road, Tamborine Mountain — a region known for its beauty.
“It changes through the year, it’s very unique and different. I’ve stayed there on a weekend. It’s perfect for a homestay, it would make a great Airbnb. It’s literally a hop, skip and jump from everything including a winery that’s walking distance away.”
The owner, who bought the two bedroom, two bathroom home close to a decade ago, said it reminded her “of the close-knit English village I grew up in”.
“Everyone always stops to say hi, ask how you are, have a chat, and they’re always looking out for one another to show they really care.”
“My favourite thing about my home was watching the four seasons go by and seeing the changes in nature and the garden.”
“In Australia we often get just summer and then winter, but at my little cottage I really got to experience the magical colours of spring and autumn.
“I have lived the authentic fairytale dream in this cottage and I hope somebody else gets to live their fairytale too. This home has meant the world to me and I have adored every moment I’ve lived here.”
The cottage, which has already been attracting interest, was said to be “just perfect for someone looking to settle into a simple life or someone looking to invest and rent it out as an Airbnb experience”.
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