6 Theresa Creek Road, Millaa Millaa, QLD 4886Price: $725,000
Licenced Cafe, Bed and Breakfast
Life is full of wonderful opportunities and buying this gorgeous, quirky little Teahouse, Bed and Breakfast will provide its new owners with an amazing lifestyle and a chance to work in the beautiful, lush green rolling hills that are the Millaa Millaa misty mountains. You will meet people from all over the world and be welcomed into the local community. You will not require any experience to make a success of this business as all the processes and structures are already in place including experienced casual staff. If required any guidance or training can be provided as part of the settlement and handover period. A love of people, the beautiful wet tropics and all things food is all you need.
Some History: The Falls Teahouse (originally known as Glengariffe) is very much a part of the Millaa Millaa community and was originally built by a local builder for a well-known local family in around 1930. This family lived in the home for over 60 years until 1992 when it was sold to another local family who later commenced trading as The Falls Teahouse on 9th March 1998. A self-contained unit was added to the highway side the farmhouse in 2001 to allow for the operation of the three room bed and breakfast on the dairy farm side of the building. In March 2008 a new couple bought the Teahouse and add a wood fired pizza oven and licenced bar.
The current owners have added a new food storeroom which includes a cold room, an 84 panel 20kw solar system, upgraded to three phase power for commercial use, added a wood burning fireplace to the managers residence, refurbished all of the bathrooms, refurnished the B&B rooms, upgraded the plumbing, new kitchen floors, new bathroom tiles, a new shed roof, replaced and added windows and screens, added to and upgraded all electrical including a new fire alarm system and carpark lighting.
The business has a number of facets:
The Cafe: The café operates every day except Thursday (which could be changed if the new owner so desired). Weekdays the operating hours are 10am to 4pm and on weekends 9.30am till at 4pm. The café offers home style cooking with almost all menu items made in house including bread, relishes, jams, cakes, pies and scones.
Woodfired Pizza: Wood fired pizza offered on Friday nights from 6pm. This is a family oriented fun night and it attracts Tableland locals from near and far.
Bed & Breakfast: There are three rooms - The King Room offers a king size bed, The Twin Room offers two single beds and these rooms share a claw foot bathroom and separate toilet. There is also a Queen Room which offers a queen size bed with en-suite shower and toilet. There is a cosy lounge area with a television and tea/coffee facilities including a small fridge.
Room Hire: The middle room of the B&B is hired to a local masseur every Tuesday.
Tour Groups: A local tour operator offers a waterfall and rainforest one day tour from Cairns and stops at the Teahouse for lunch every day. This tour has been operating and coming to the Teahouse for many years commencing with the original owner of the Teahouse. There are other tour operators that also visit the Teahouse on a semi-regular or adhoc basis.
Functions: The Falls Teahouse provides functions for up to 50 guests - Christmas functions, Pizza Party, Birthday Party, Reunions, Corporate Meetings, Hens Party and Graduation Dinners.
The Falls Teahouse has a new modern interactive website which includes photos, menus and an automated booking function which can be easily upgraded to include a payment function if desired. There is an active Facebook page with a 4.7/5 star review rating, Instagram page, Trip Adviser review rating of 4.5/5 stars, a Google business rating of 4.5/5 and of course is rated No.1 cafe in Millaa Millaa.
There are colour brochures and business cards ready to go and a current listing in the White pages. There are class 1 reflective (2400 x 1200) digitally printed alupanel signs in front of the Teahouse as well as to the north and south on the main highway enticing visitors to the Teahouse.
The Land - One acre situated on the corner of Theresa Creek Road and the Palmerston Highway Millaa Millaa, Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland. There are established gardens on the block including a cluster of Kairi pines and a variety of fruit, vegetables and herbs. The lot includes a very large car park area which allows caravans, motor homes, buses and small trucks off road parking.There is reticulated town water, rain water (tank), telephone, internet, septic and three phase commercial power. There is a 20kw inverter and 84 solar panels attached to the property.
Buildings - The 1930's dwelling includes:
- a three bedroom, two bathroom Bed & Breakfast, one bathroom has a claw foot bathtub, with its own separate entrance;
- the Teahouse café has a commercial kitchen with licenced bar, a wood fire pizza oven, an airconditioned inside seating area and an outside dining deck, storeroom with a cold room and walk in pantry;
- an internal wheelchair accessible toilet as well as an external toilet and laundry block with a very large shed plus a small wood shed;
- a two bedroom, one bathroom manager/owners flat with a large loft bedroom, kitchenette, small office and a wood burn fireplace to keep it cosy and warm.
There is opportunity to expand the business if desired:
- open a second night over the weekend
- extend business hours to include Thursday trading
- run a second business from the large shed (lends itself to a trade workshop)
- set up a market garden on the 1 acre plot to offer a further paddock to plate experience
- rent out the B&B space on a full time basis
- Function/venue hire
- Lease the premises
The Falls Teahouse is on the turnoff to the waterfall circuit including Millaa Millaa Falls, Zillie Falls and Elinja Falls which attracts many visitors and tourists to the area each year. Our position is such that anybody visiting the Falls must travel past the Teahouse.
The village of Millaa Millaa provides a cool, green, sea change as it sits about 870mts (2900ft) above sea level. There are no droughts, bush fires or floods.
Millaa Millaa offers a Primary School, Child care centre, Post office/Gift Shop, Hotel, Museum, Supermarket, Beauty Shop, Take Away/Newsagency, Children's playground and bike track, real estate agent, Gymnasium, Police, Health Centre, Fire/Ambulance, Library and a beautiful gold course. Local clubs include the Lions Club, CWA and the Garden Club.
Financials available upon request.
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