One of Singleton's oldest and most prestigious homes at 3 George Street sold

One of Singleton's oldest and most prestigious homes at 3 George Street has just sold by private treaty.

Now known as 'Carinya', this magnificent property has had an integral part in Singleton's history dating back to the mid 1840's.

Selling agent and Principal of Williams Property, Cameron Williams, says "I am delighted with the sale as it demonstrates confidence in our local market and that investors are attracted to Singleton due to the strength of the mining, defence and agricultural industries."

The expansive property boasts six bedrooms, three bathrooms and multiple living rooms across three levels. While maintaining many of its original features it has been tastefully renovated to provide modern amenities.

The buyer who wish to remain anonymous are investors from Sydney and currently own other property in Singleton.

Commenting on their purchase they said "We are thrilled to have found Carinya. This property has so much charm and character"

Singleton locals and former owners of the Mid City Motor Inn, Bob and Judi Keown said "We are very pleased with our sale, but will miss Carinya and hope the purchasers enjoy the property just as we have".

In 1858 Alexander Glass purchased a large block of land with a general store on the corner of George and John Streets. Whilst building the house 'Merah' next door Alexander passed away at his Boggy Flat property and never resided in the house. After Alexander's passing his wife Eliza Jane (nee Corrigan) moved into the store. This was a two-storey brick building with a shingled roof and eight rooms.

In the 1840's the store, a general and hardware business was run by Thomas Hope and Alfred Pettit. Eliza Jane, an astute business woman with the help of her brother, James Corrigan and daughters Jane and Elizabeth operated the store with a produce and carrying business known as 'Glass and Corrrigan'. Horse teams would carry goods north, returning laden with wheat and wool to the port of Morpeth. As the railway moved north, the carrying business became redundant. Eliza named the home 'Fermanagh' after her home town in Ireland. Eliza Glass died in May 1899.