Set with no passing traffic, glorious mountain views, approximately 20 acres of pastures, 3 acres of natural timber stand, with homestead and outbuildings compound comprising the remaining acreage this 24 acre property should certainly be destined for shortlisting and inspection for those looking for a spectacular lifestyle location with Old World charm.
The property has a spacious and comfortable 4 bedroom with captivating renovations and extensions blended to the original homestead. The Home has been repainted throughout, has a brand new feature kitchen that gives so many options for the culinary enthusiast, as new Stanley slow combustion stove, ideal for traditional dishes, breads, braising, roasts, scones and also radiates heat through the home. If that doesn’t whet your appetite the kitchen make over also included a Whirlpool Gas cooktop, Electric Oven combo so you don’t have to burn wood in simmer, instant heat with the gas, easy adjustable and controllable heat for a variety of culinary preparations. The kitchen has an abundance of work bench space and is a tasteful blend of colour and brightness with the tiling and cabinet finishing, as well as the recently tiled floors which continue from the laundry back foyer and into the new bathroom.
There is a lovely balance of traditional wall coverings and painting, natural timbers feature in floor and ceilings throughout the home. The original homestead still features an open fireplace, with the extension creating a front foyer and formal entry with secondary family living area with new Scandia wood heater and degree of separation for the new fourth bedroom. Large aluminium framed windows allow plenty of light in and access to property views.
Vehicles and machinery are housed in a 2 bay machinery shed / carport plus workshop, a new studio 12 metres by 5 metres and a 12 metre by 6 metre colour bond 4 car garage has also been erected on the property. The studio is currently used as a recreation and hobby room, but could equally be used for craft or art studio or be refined to a small self-contained accommodation unit (STCA)
More importantly this farmlet has huge potential for further development for small lifestyle farming operations with great views clean air, and fresh spring water. All gateways are cyclone gates hung for easy access, fences are rural mesh, barb and electric. Water is spring fed to tank then gravity fed to house and troughs. The property is predominantly pasture as mentioned above, with strong fertiliser history, approximately half being a saddle of gentle to undulating slopes, with the remainder being steeper but highly productive pasture with an easterly aspect capturing the morning suns, and providing invaluable natural shelter for livestock. In fact for a property that has such magnificent views from an elevated position it is remarkably sheltered from the prevailing winds which pass around its position in the lee of the slope to the south west.
Situated in the band of prime farming lands and soils that extend throughout the North West and mid North regions of Tasmania, approximately 8 to 10 minutes from Sheffield, 30 from Devonport, Ulverstone or Latrobe, and just over an hour to Launceston depending on driving conditions. This is a very central location to establish a new rural and lifestyle enterprise. With strong rural societies and events calendar conducted in surrounding centres all along the coast as well as many of the smaller local communities, whether cottage industry, arts and crafts, equine, stud livestock there is endless potential and local opportunity. For a family the same opportunities apply for schooling with access and connections to schools in both regional and major centres.
The smaller lifestyle properties (up to approximately 50 acres) often tend to achieve higher prices, and attributes such as ratio of pasture to bush, productivity and views are all pivotal factors, as is the ability to produce a supplementary income. It is often difficult to attribute a value to “The Million Dollar View”, but there is no doubt privacy and unfettered views of ocean, river or mountain features impact on potential purchasers, and there is no doubt that this property is set in one of those rare locations with a balance of the above. Other factors such as strength, uniqueness of construction or features also impact and may serve to increase interest or polarise opinion. Certainly features such as energy efficiency are now more of an issue as is use of space. This is one of those properties that has so much of the above in its favour and represents very realistic value particularly with the recent upgrades meaning that the property is already a low maintenance proposition for any new owner.
Property Code: 498