Proudly gracing the Port Fairy landscape since 1850, this captivating building offers a unique opportunity to secure one of the villages historic, landmark properties. Built by a noted local merchant, William Rutledge, the timeless facade creates an ideal first impression, whilst the interior maintains all the historic fascination and appeal, by showcasing many distinctive original features. Offering endless potential, 8 Cox Street, is a wonderful opportunity to transform this vast property into any number of uses. Whether it be boutique accommodation, a large family home or commercial application, the uses are only bound by imagination. Currently run as the YHA and able to accommodate approx. 60 guests, the property is expansive with a versatile floorplan which consists of 21 principal rooms, which include 17 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, two kitchens, sizable cellar and numerous living spaces. Another captivating aspect, is the original coach house, built of local stone that can be used as separate accommodation to the main house.

The property is situated on almost half an acre (1841m2) and is partially framed by old stone walls, yet another reminder of the past. The surrounding garden offers a private haven which consists of multiple outdoor rooms, that offer countless entertaining options and provides an abundance of space to indulge in outdoor living.
Undoubtedly one of Port Fairy’s most intriguing properties, 8 Cox Street combines both commercial and residential applications, as well as a highly sought-after central location, offering the purchaser the best of both worlds. You can enjoy every aspect of this bustling seaside village from the cafes, the harbour and the beach, which are all on the door step.
Offering the rare combination of location, history and charm, this is an opportunity to secure a piece of Port fairy’s fabulous history.

For complete details and inspection arrangements please contact: Jay Everall 0423 943 832 or Di MacKirdy 0400 625 501.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Open Fireplace
  • Floorboards