From the moment you enter 41 Gingell Street, Castlemaine, you are struck by the spaciousness and the greenery. This tastefully restored old miner’s cottage, built in the mid 1880’s, stands within the boundaries of the officially gazetted Gold Commissioner’s camp. The daily activity of the old encampment has been replaced by the sound of willow upon cricket bats. These days the occupant can enjoy a wine on the verandah and bask in a view across the Camp Reserve.
Perhaps most importantly, this is a sought after location. Long gone are the days when this western part of town was regarded as the ‘wrong side’ of town. These days it is the place to be and properties here are tightly held. Apart from it being a short walk to the Railway Hotel, the Railway Station and the centre of town this is a quiet, restful part of town. Here in Gingell Street it is hard to believe that a vibrant, bustling town, with events happening every weekend is just across the railway line.