Historic Bendigo mansion offers space to work, rest and pray


Bendigo’s historic landmark mansion Langley Hall — complete with its own chapel and an alpaca paddock — has hit the market for a multimillion-dollar sum.

Melbourne buyers are eyeing the 15-bedroom Edwardian house on a substantial 9044sq m block at 484-488 Napier St, White Hills, which comes with a $2.75 million price tag.

Castran Real Estate’s John Castran said the property was attracting church groups, bed and breakfast operators, and medical practitioners.

“There is an opportunity to use this property as a grand family estate, functions facility or medical suites,” he said.

Designed by renowned 19th century architects William Vahland and John Beebe, the house was built in 1903 for Bishop Henry Langley, Bendigo’s first Anglican bishop.

Steeped in history, Langley Hall was once an orphanage run by Anglican nuns and a recuperation centre for returned soldiers.

Mr Castran said the property had changed hands a number of times and was used as a conference centre, hotel, holiday accommodation and reception venue.

“A steady stream of state and federal politicians have used it for meetings and conferences,” he said.

Currently a bed and breakfast and wedding venue, the solid-brick fully renovated mansion has 15 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and grand living and dining areas with open fireplaces.

It stands on a landscaped allotment with a private chapel, sun-drenched courtyards, numerous outbuildings, parking space for 20 vehicles and a holding paddock for alpacas.

Langley Hall’s substantial grounds have been meticulously restored by the owner,” Mr Castran said.

The extensive block has potential for subdivision.

“It could be divided into numerous allotments or the entire site could be considered for development, while respecting the historic buildings,” Mr Castran said.

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