Boydtown Real Estate Snapshot

Boydtown Why Live in Boydtown? History Boydtown is a village near Eden. It was the original settlement in the bay, founded by Benjamin Boyd in 1843 to service his properties on the Monaro plains. The remains of whaling stations and the local landmark Boyd\'s Tower, a stone spotting tower used to look for whales, are all nearby. Boyd imported sandstone from Sydney to construct a lighthouse on south head. He also commissioned inns and churches, housing and store rooms, wharves and stock-yards. When Boyd\'s finances collapsed, the town was abandoned from the 1840s until the first renovation of the Seahorse Inn in the 1930s. In modern times, Boydtown is the smaller of the two towns in the bay, consisting mainly of housing, tourist caravan parks and the recently refurbished Seahorse Inn. Real Estate and Design The houses in Boydtown are modern and are relatively new. With contemporary designs, the constructions are mainly brick with tiled roofing. The houses are on generously sized blocks, are large in size and most have vast verandahs to enjoy ocean views. The residents of the area only endure a quick walk to the Inn and the beach, whilst living in a secluded, quiet neighbourhood. Shopping The nearest shop is Kiah general store or in Eden. Sports and Fitness Eden is surrounded by picturesque scenery and stunning national parks and is the perfect place for the walking enthusiast. Visitors can stroll along the unspoilt beaches, climb to the top of Mountt Imlay or trek through the many beautiful forest areas, including Ben Boyd National Park. Twofold Bay is a superb location for fishing enthusiasts. The rocky headlands around the bay offer many enticing fishing spots. Many local companies run fishing charters. For those with their own boat, there is a four-lane boat ramp at Quarantine Bay, a 5 minute drive from Boydtown. A variety of water sports can also be enjoyed in the local area, including swimming, surfing, sailing and diving. Other sporting activities available are squash and tennis. Distance From Cities and Transportation Eden is an approximate three hour drive from the city of Canberra and is located six to seven hours driving north of Melbourne or six hours south of Sydney. The local airport is located 20 minutes from Eden and is serviced by regular daily flights to Melbourne and Sydney. Interstate, Regional and local bus services are available. Famous Landmarks The Seahorse Inn is a luxurious boutique hotel, situated on the shores of Boyd Town beach with stunning views across the bay to Eden. It offers the astute guest the unforgettable experience of a luxury, contemporary escape in beautiful surroundings. As guests enter the Seahorse Inn they are greeted with an ambience of old world charm, complimented by an aesthetically luxurious appeal. The newly refurbished Inn offers modern luxury combined with original detail such as hand-carved doors, stained-glass ornamentation, winding staircases, large open grates and attic bedrooms. The Seahorse Inn offers a choice of dining options, from the proposed elegant Bettena’s a la carte restaurant to the more informal Brasserie. Both restaurants offer a fine selection of foods including locally produced seafood and other gourmet dishes. The Guest Cocktail Lounge provides the perfect place to unwind and perhaps enjoy a special selection of beverages and fine wines. The feature circular stairway leads to the bedroom area where there are two more lounges for guests to enjoy, offering complete relaxation. The Seahorse Inn is set amidst sprawling lawns and lush gardens, offering guests and visitors the opportunity of a relaxing stroll around the estate. Restaurants and Cafes The Seahorse Inn has many bars and restaurants. The Brasserie offers a relaxed style of dining, catering for about 120 people and is open for lunch and dinner. It features an open kitchen serving delicious food and specialising in locally produced seafood, plus a variety of other gourmet dishes. Devonshire Tea and Coffee is available throughout the day. Bettena’s restaurant offers elegant a la carte dining for lunch and dinner. With its open fireplaces, feature ceilings and attentive service, it offers a special blend of style and elegance. The restaurant opens onto a large patio with tables and chairs for outdoor dining. Bettena’s restaurant has seating for up to 50 people and is also available for seminars, conferences and wedding receptions. The Allan Whiter Family Saloon Bar is an exciting feature and offers a wide and selective range of beers, wines and cocktails. The June Farrell Cocktail Bar is an exquisite Cocktail Bar and a testimony to Mrs June Farrell who managed the Hotel for approximately 12 years from the mid 1980’s to mid 1990’s. Schools, Education and Institutions Eden Primary School and Eden Marine High School are the closest schools. School buses operate around Boydtown to cater for the school children.
  • Suburb:Boydtown
  • Postcode:2551
  • Municipality:Bega Valley Shire Council