Historic Georgian Sandstone Farmhouse
A rare example of a Tasmanian Georgian farm house with its beautifully aged sandstone, this home sits within a stunning rural vista, a setting that has changed little in the last two centuries.
With sheep grazing across the rolling hills of the surrounding pastoral holdings, this property has peace, privacy and sense of solitude that is very rare in today’s world.
This Heritage Listed home on around 3.18 hectares (8 acres) was built in the late 1820’s and has remained remarkably well preserved. This is largely due to extended periods of being uninhabited, thought to total around fifty years. It has also been protected by its encapsulation in the extensive surrounding pastoral properties.
This home allows you to step back in time, with many of the original details still within the house.
Some of the more remarkably preserved items include-
- A functional 50 foot deep well that supplies water to the house
- Pressed tin features throughout
- Original fireplace surrounds
- Mostly original floors, including sandstone flagging stones and pit sawn floor boards
- Lovely timber staircase with a well preserved original bannister
- Original cabinetry and most internal and external doors
The front of the home has an elevated sandstone flagging terrace, looking westward towards the distant mountains. This is a fantastic place to watch the sunsets and the wildlife such as kangaroo, deer and wombats coming out from the bush at dusk.
The rear of the house features a sunny courtyard, a perfect spot for coffee & breakfast.
The home has had extensive renovation done with modern kitchens and bathroom. A living room and downstairs bedroom still require renovation, but only relatively minor works are required for a house of the period.
Both wiring and plumbing have been modernised and the home has both satellite TV and satellite NBN.
With a storage room that would make a fantastic larder and a large void in the attic, there are still opportunities to bring your own influence to the home. The land is well suited to the creation of extensive gardens (once the correct fencing is installed to stop the native animals) or large a pets/ livestock.
The property also has substantial sheds dating from the time the house was constructed. They are thought to be some of the oldest remaining examples of their type in the state. The sheds once contained sections for shearing, piggery and a barn where community dances were held. A second storey hay loft sits above the main barn and a possum proofed section for goods storage.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only.
Please contact the friendly team at Derwent Real Estate to book a private viewing.