Historic bank

Historic bank with 170-year-old vault door up for sale after stunning conversion

PHOTO: This Southern Highlands hotel was once a bank. Picture: Jonathan Ng Source: News Corp Australia

This is one bank you won’t need to rob to get inside the vault.

A rare Southern Highlands property used as a commercial bank for close to 80 years has hit the market after being converted into a residence and hotel.

The building on Main Rd in Mittagong has retained all the hallmarks of its former life as a bank – including the old vault and customer counter.

There is also a circa 170-year-old one tonne steel vault door but rather than keeping money safe it currently controls access to the hotel’s wine collection.

The rare wine cellar converted from the old vault could also be used for other purposes.

The property is currently listed for sale with expectations of about $4.9m.

It’s a fair shot above the £2840 pounds the property was built for in 1892.

The property includes the old stables, which have been turned to accommodation.

The property includes the old stables, which have been turned to accommodation. Source: Supplied