Abbey of the Roses owners Mark Cains and Sonia Hunt were thrilled to be named the best spot in Queensland to get married earlier this year.
Abbey of the Roses owners Mark Cains and Sonia Hunt were thrilled to be named the best spot in Queensland to get married earlier this year. Emma Channon

Piece of history up for grabs

THE chance to own a piece of Warwick history is up for grabs and comes with a $2.45 million price tag.

Just fifteen months after being bought by new owners, one of Warwick’s most iconic buildings – The Abbey of the Roses – is back on the market.

Owners Sonia Hunt and Mark Cains have decided to return to the Gold Coast to be closer to their family and last week placed the Abbey of the Roses up for sale.

Ms Hunt said the decision to sell was not an easy one for the couple to make and said they had spent the past three months trying to make the decision.

Over the past year Mr Caines has enjoyed renovating projects on the property, including building a new fence, installing underground rain tanks, painting and installing new furniture.

“Mark loves it here – he would go out in a pine box if he could,” Ms Hunt said.

“It’s absolutely lovely and you just smile every morning when you wake up here.

“We’re still going to get married in Warwick so we will always have a strong connection, plus the Abbey of the Roses is the best place in Queensland to get married.”



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