The Herald House is now for sale!

The Herald House is a classic cottage boasting beautiful stained glass, stylish gardens, and a warm atmosphere.

Well maintained and cherished dearly, this immaculate home presents to the highest standards with quality renovations throughout the kitchen and bathroom. Situated within the Toodyay township, owners of this prestigious home enjoy the many benefits of Avon Valley's most beloved town right at your doorstep.

It's a corner block with a double carport you access down Herbert Street or enjoy the main street front at your disposal, ensuring plenty of room for families and friends to park. From the front, we have a lovely porch and a nice easy-care garden with neat hedges and lemon trees providing privacy, shad, and of course, fresh lemons.

Stepping inside, we enter a traditional-style layout with a grand hallway boasting high ceilings and polished hardwood flooring. The hallway gives way to the 3 bedrooms, living room, kitchen/dining and bathroom. Almost every room in this home is enormous in size, creating a sense of grandeur space that you don't get in homes today. 

The stylish kitchen presents ample counter space, a good assortment of cabinets, an electric oven and an original wood-burning Metters stove, keeping that heritage feel alive. Towards the back of the home, we have the last bedroom and updated bathroom featuring a corner shower, bathtub, and vanity. The toilet/powder room is kept separate, providing sizable space and a little sink.

The back porch is where your morning tea and afternoon drinks should be spent! From this cozy spot, you can keep an eye on the neighbourhood while overlooking your lush garden with a green lawn, various plants and trees, and stunning brickwork, including an external feature brick wall and water fountain.

The block size is 558 sqm, just enough to enjoy some garden space but not too much, where you spend hours every week on upkeep. Perfect town block size.

With timeless beauty and excellent presentation, this gem won't last long!!!

Contact the listing agent below for more information or to book a viewing.

Sam Woodford | | 0408 465 029



Herald House and the Toodyay Herald Newspaper History.

Herald House at 72 Stirling Terrace was built in 1920.

In 1923 it was purchased by Edgar Turley who had purchased The Toodyay Herald newspaper in 1921. Turley and his wife named their new home ‘Herald House’. At the time the house was described as newly built and one of the most ‘up to date’ houses in Toodyay (telephone number Toodyay 11).

Edgar Turley trained as a printer and his first position was at Cue-Day Dawn.

World War 1 service records list his profession as printer, single, age 26, son of William Turley.

Edgar Turley served overseas as a sapper in the 5th Field Co. Engineers and was made responsible for printing and editing The Digger – a journal that informed and entertained Australian Field Engineers abroad during the Great War.

He returned after the war to edit city and country newspapers and journals before moving to Toodyay to become proprietor and editor of The Toodyay Herald.

Edgar Turley sold The Toodyay Herald to United Press Ltd in July 1926 and moved to Wyalkatchem where he, together with A. E. Deacon who also edited and managed The Toodyay Herald for two years from 1924, published and printed Wyalkatchem’s first local newspaper in August 1926.

Edgar Turley expanded production at Wyalkatchem to newspapers serving the Dampier and Dowerin areas of the north-eastern Wheatbelt, including The Dowerin Guardian and Amery Line Advocate, Dampier Herald, Koorda Record and Nungarin Standard.

Turley retained ownership of Herald House in Toodyay until it was sold to the War Services Homes Commission in 1931 and later it sold in 1947 to Mrs Esther Donegan.

The Ayling Family purchased Herald House in 1951 and lived there until 1967 when the property was still called Herald House. Sometime after the 1970’s the house name plate was lost. With the assistance of the Toodyay Historical Society, which undertook the research, the original name of the house was confirmed along with it’s link to the Herald Newspaper.

Margaret Pember (nee Ayling) recently revisited the house and recalled that `Of all the Toodyay homes she lived in, the one she remembers best is Herald House, and it was a happy home’….. as it is today.


Disclaimer: every precaution has been taken to establish the accuracy of this information. The details should not be taken as a representation in any respect on the part of the Seller or its agent. Interested parties should contact the nominated person or office for full and current details.

3 1 558 m2
Address 72 Stirling Tce, Toodyay
Price SOLD for $465,000
Property Type Residential
Property ID 1499
Category House
Land Area 558 m2

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