Listing ID: 167
This uniquely English/Georgian style property must be viewed to be appreciated as hidden from view up a driveway, it is well off the street. Nestled in a very quiet, but central corner of the historic village of Richmond, yet only 20 minutes drive from Hobart, it is only a short walk from the famous Richmond bridge, shops, restaurants, wineries.
The property consists of:
- Main house: 4/5 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 en-suite, 2 reception.
- Self-contained cottage: 1/1/2 beds. 1 bath, 1 reception.
- 4 roomed 1830 heritage listed cottage (classed derelict); but suitable for studio, gallery workshop or museum.
- 2081Sq m of land.
- 7/8 Hard surfaced car spaces. Suit boat or caravan.
The very special main residence, only built in 2001, is north facing with lovely valley views. It is a faithful copy of an English Georgian character cottage with all the charms of yesteryear and old England, but with none of the problems of an old building, being solidly constructed from reclaimed convict cut sandstone and other historic materials.
(NB: The movie was made a few months back and there have been some great alterations to the floor plan and decor changes). It is very flexible in its layout. Downstairs there is now a foyer /sitting room entrance with ingle nook fireplace. L-shaped lounge and Lovely floor to ceiling windows flood the house throughout with sunshine and light. An unusual farmhouse kitchen has been recently opened up and now has a lovely light family dining area. There is a two way office/study/workroom or a single third bedroom, main bathroom with an English airing cupboard, and separate toilet, laundry. Upstairs are two attic bedrooms and a bathroom. There is excellent storage through out. An Atrium joins the brick wing, built 2008, to the main house, through to two en-suite rooms with private entrances. Ideal as a parents’ retreat, with the little sitting room, these can be the main bedrooms.
The property is highly suitable for a couple or family wishing to have a rental income on site as a secluded self-contained cottage/unit was built in 2010. Away from the main house, this can be either a granny flat, guest accommodation or even used as a studio, library, or retreat. A spacious sunny living area has gorgeous valley views, kitchenette, bathroom/laundry, large bedroom, walk-in robe and a single nook or bunkroom.
Recently revamped rambling English style gardens have valley views, roses and fruit trees and an old mulberry tree. In addition there is the 1830 Heritage Listed property, Reid’s Cottage, currently restored to a point (with grant assistance). This could easily be used for a craft or art studio, workshop or just storage.
The home is run most economically with cooking, heating and hot water by electricity or gas. Power bills are low due to wired in heaters and a very sunny aspect. In the main house there is a cast iron Godin Wood heater/ stove, which can also be used for cooking.
Currently run as a successful B&B but for sale as a private residence. This property offers plenty of scope just to sit back and enjoy, to start a new project, or to scale down by stratum titling or create further development STA.
Some household items may be negotiable.
Richmond, Tasmania 7025