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NRL legend Anthony Watmough buys beach cottage in North Curl Curl

Former footballer Anthony Watmough has bought in North Curl Curl. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Former Manly Sea Eagles hardman Anthony Watmough and his wife, former model Elle, have successfully downsized on the peninsula.

Their dream was to find and renovate a beach cottage that would become home for the couple and their three-year-old daughter Jagger.

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The home is set to be a reno project.

Watmough with his family at their old home. Picture: John Appleyard

And they’ve found that beach cottage in North Curl Curl.

The young family has paid $1.84 million for the neat 1950s home.

It was secured quietly after an unsuccessful marketing campaign late last year where it had an auction guide of $1.85 million.

Set in tropical gardens and boasting a veggie patch, the open-plan home (pictured above) has three bedrooms and a renovated bathroom. It last traded for $795,000 in 2007.

The purchase comes after the couple sold their former Dee Why home in just six days for $2.85 million back in May.

They paid $1.84 million for the property.

It last traded for $795,000 in 2007.

The auction guide for the cul-de-sac home was $2.7 million.

The couple had paid $1.73 million for the home in 2012, shortly after they got engaged.

They married a year later.

The two had extensively renovated the three-level home which features a lounge and dining space with a stack stone gas fireplace that opens to a balcony with views.

Its views extend over Dee Why Lagoon, Long Reef Headland and out to the ocean.

The couple had bought the headland home with Elle’s late mum Leona.

Watmough played 278 games for the Sea Eagles.

He pulled on the NSW Blues jersey 14 times and the national strip on 16 occasions.