QUEEN OF EWINGSDALE: Lucinda Rhoades in the ?queen?s quarters? of The Palace on Magnolia.
QUEEN OF EWINGSDALE: Lucinda Rhoades in the ?queen?s quarters? of The Palace on Magnolia.

Queen of Ewingsdale?s palace for sale

By JANN BURMESTER

THE self-proclaimed queen of Ewingsdale is leaving her palace ? and for around $4 million it could be yours.

The Palace on Magnolia, which opened in December, is up for sale by tender.

'Queen' Lucinda Rhoades, who was the first competitor eliminated from the Australian version of reality television series Survivor, is selling her guesthouse and heading overseas.

"All I know is that when I sell the palace I am taking myself and my girls off to Bali for a month and then we'll see what happens after that," Lucinda said.

"I will be looking for an even bigger-budget project. Some- thing fabulous.

"I am a single woman now and I want to be a wealthy, single woman."

The Palace on Magnolia, set on 2ha, boasts six bedrooms with en suites and large spa baths, a manager's quarters, an outdoor sitting room, wide, arched verandahs, white shutters and four-metre ceilings.

There is also a 12-metre swimming pool with its own pavilion, antique furniture, Austrian crystal and gold chandeliers, and silk and velvet curtains from India.

The sale will include all the furniture and fittings.

The property is serviced by an 80,000-litre freshwater underground tank, onsite sewerage system and solar hot water.

Lucinda said it had always been her and co-owner Cheryl Collett's intention to sell the guesthouse once it was up and running.

"We had to have a big opening and we will be having an even bigger closing party," she said.

"There are no regrets, it's been hard work, but it's been fabulous.

"Bookings over Christmas were slow because we had only just opened, but now things are picking up."

Before the guesthouse was even on the market, Lucinda and Cheryl received an offer, but did not accept it.

The property is being marketed locally by LJ Hooker and Byron Bay First National.

Tenders close on April 13.



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