Millmans Bakery in Colac , Has not been used for several years,It has two 3 square metre scotch ovens

A RARE INVESTMENT INDEED!115 YEAR OLD BAKERY,WOOD.

 

COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH POTENTIAL OF FIVE RENTAL INCOMES ? ALL ON THE ONE TITLE

Situated in a high prominent position in Colac is this commercial freehold property with 2 bedroom Residence. This investment offers multiple purposes:-

* Retail/Showroom area of approximately 115sqm (which could easily be split into two separate sections and leases

* An Historical Baker with original ovens, work shop and upstairs storage area

* An additional vacant building with kitchen and toilet facilities

* Two Bedroom Residence (separate Access)

This prime property is close to supermarkets, hotels, post office, restaurants, major takeaways along with Hospital and Chemist.

The front Shops and Residence have been architecturally designed and built in 1938 which have been tastefully decorated (Art Deco Style) by an Interior decorator. The Bakehouse has an enormous amount of history to it and is over 100 years old. It has two large ovens (3 x 3sqm each) which could easily be fired up again (Ideal for another bakery or any business requiring ovens). Above the Bakehouse is a huge storage area (with an additional floor again above this, for even more storage!).

At the rear of the property there is a large car park, with drive though access to Connor street (where the hospital is). There is no doubt that you will never see this opportunity in Colac again. This is a must for the wise investor to see. Also note that Owner may consider a long term lease instead of purchase. So call now to find out more.

ABOUT COLAC:-

Colac is a commercial and civic service centre of about 17. 500 people with good access to the Great Ocean Road. It is also known as the Gateway to the Otways (a reference to the nearby Otway Ranges and surrounding forest to the south of town). It is 148 km west of Melbourne on the Princes Highway. SELLER WILLING TO LEAVE SOME MONEY IN, IF SOMEONE IS INTERESTED IN OPENING A BIG BAKERY IN THE COUNTRY.JUST E-MAIL ME, antiquesandfurniture@mail.com

   IN  1910. The large and extensive bakery business controlled by Mr A.J. Millman in Manners-Sutton Street, Colac, has now been established some seventeen years, and the progress made has been steady and gradual. From nine bags per week, the turnover has increased to sixty-two standard sacks at the present time, and some ten hands are busily employed  turning out the high-class bread and small goods 'Millman' is noted for. Recently he has erected a commodious two-storied brick bake-house, where large Scotch ovens, and the most up-to-date bread-making appliances have been installed. Everything right throughout the factory is scrupuously clean, and hundreds of large drawers have been installed in which to place bread on coming out of the ovens. There is no doubt this is the finest and best equipped bread factory in the country towns of Victoria, and the writer is glad to notice and heat that the energetic proprietor is reaping the reward from his enterprise. A retail shop is also connected with this business. It is a modern, handsome one, the appointments are excellent, and the trade dome, is sound, solid, and extensive.

 There are still in perfect working order can be fired by wood or convertd to gas.

More Details and any information about scotch ovens and furnace ovens would be really good, please e-mail me   antiquesandfurniture@mail.com

Contact the owner NEVILLE BEECHEY COLAC VICTORIA 3250 THANKS


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    Colac, Victoria, Australia. 208-210

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    HELLO AND THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HAVE A LOOK AND READ.I HAVE  JUST CLEANED THE TWO CHIMNEYS OUT AND RE POINTED ALL THE BRICK S TO THE CHIMNEYS, THE OVENS ARE IN VERY GOOD ORDER AND THEY ARE  OVER THREE SQUARE METERS EACH IN SIZE, I THINK THERE HAVE TO BE A FEW CLAY FIRE BRICKS REPLACED,I HAVE NOT FIRED THEM UP SINCE I HAD THE CHIMNEYS RE POINTED I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT ONE IS A SCOTCH OVEN AND ONE IF A FURNACE OVEN, BUT THEY BOTH LOOK THE SAME TO ME ,ONLY ONE IS A BIT HIGHER AND DEEPER TO THE OTHER.ONE OF THE CHIMNEYS IS SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THE OTHER AND I HAVE BEEN TOLD ,THAT THIS IS FOR THE AIR FLOW.THE BAKERY WAS BUILT BY A MR.A.J. MILLMAN, OVER HUNDRED YEARS AGO  AND WAS LEASED TO ANOTHER FAMILY FROM ABOUT 1960 TO 1980 AND THEN THEY MOVED AND LEFT THE BAKERY FOR YEARS.WHEN I PURCHASED THE BUILDING I DID NOT WANT TO CHANGE IT AT ALL AND THE ORIGINAL BAKERY LOOKS EXACTLY THE SAME AS FROM A PHOTO IN 1910.IT IS TWO STORY AND HAS ENOUGH ROOM TO STORE ABOUT NINE MONTH OF FLOUR IN THOSE. DAYS IN 1910 THEY USED 62 STANDARD SACK OF FLOUR 150 LBS EACH AND SOME TEN HANDS ARE BUSILY EMPLOYED,THIS WAS IN 1910 WHICH I ACQUIRED  IN A BOOK ABOUT COLAC PRINTED IN 1910.MR CLIVE MILLMAN IS STILL ALIVE AND I HAVE HAD A BIT OF A CHAT TO HIM ABOUT HOW THE OVENS WORKED.THE OVEN CAST IRON OVEN DOORS HAVE ABOVE THEM

    C BROTHERS AND SONS 

    OVEN BUILDERS ABBOTSFORD

    AND I WOULD BE VERY PLEASED IF ANY ONE KNOWS THE HISTORY OF THIS FIRM??PLEASE E-MAIL antiquesandfurniture@mail.com

    for more information and photos, many thanks from NEVILLE BEECHEY. THIS OLD BAKERY IS SITUATED IN THE HEART OF THE FOOD BLOCK AND TAKE AWAYS ABOUT 12 SHOPS IN THE BLOCK,WITH THE NEW BY PASS THROUGH GEELONG MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE MAKING THEIR STOP IN COLAC FOR A BREAK AND  SOMETHING TO EAT.AS IT NOW ONLY TAKE ABOUT AN HOUR AND FORTY MINUTE FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF MELBOURNE AND WOULD MAKE IT VERY EASY TO DELIVER HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS TO MELBOURNE AND ALL AROUND THE GREAT OPEAN ROAD AREA WITH A TOP PRODUCT AND ONLY ONE OF THE ORIGINAL BAKERIES STILL STANDING COMPLETE WITH ALL THE HISTORY THAT GOES WITH IT, ALL ORIGINAL PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING A LOOK AT IT AND ANY COMMENTS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED, MANY THANKS ONCE AGAIN,REGARDS NEVILLE.

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Neville !   W O W ! and super wow !

Thanks for this post.

You have gold there with those ovens. Here is a big worldwide request.
Would it be too much trouble in asking you if you could take as many photos as you can of these ovens from every angle - and post them.? 
These are rare... and almost impossible to find on any forum or site.worldwide. 
So little written and recorded.
This would come in handy as well, and from a historical point of view. not to mention 
all those oven builders and artisan bakers world wide that would love to see these upfront. They will get more flour on their shoes for sure.
You will be doing us a great service if you could do this for us. 
As you ask if there is any info regarding the builders of these ovens or even plans?
Alas !  very rare indeed.
So, get that camera clicking away....especially the fire box and flue vents.
Maybe do a blog with the inside and outside measurements and hidden secrets of it's construction if you can make them out. (This is a great favour i'm asking. If possible, and with respect.)
Thanking you in advance.
Maro
 
I'm sure there are others that would agree. 

Hello and Many thanks Maro, I will take some more photos of the completed chimneys with ther stainless steel caps on the top. It took a full day to re point the chimneys and all of the walls and clean out the chimneys with a 12 metre high cranse as they are so high  because it is two story. more photos coming up soon, I have been very busy teaching French Polishing Classes to V Cal students in Camperdown,I have two more weeks to go with this and when I finish I will get the camera out again and take and post more photos of the completed work Cheers and Regards Neville.