FROM the original Tasmanian oak floors to the gorgeous period fireplaces, this historic cottage in the Huon Valley makes a great first impression.
Harcourts Huon Valley property consultant Karl Gallienne said the owners, Abby and Josh McKibben, had bought this early-1900s property a few years back and then thoroughly transformed it.
He said the difference was night and day.
“The potential buyers that have inspected it so far say they love the modern-day comfort within the property’s historic, country cottage style,” he said.
Co-agent Colby Bauckham said many people had been curious about a lack of barns or machinery sheds that they expected to see near a farm house.
“As it was a farm labourer’s cottage, the original farm’s outbuilding would have been located elsewhere on the original property,” she said.
Karl said the property, known as The Farmers Cottage, has been run as an accommodation business.
“You could buy this property to be your home, or you could continue running the successful accommodation business,” he said.
“I imagine once you live somewhere as tranquil and private as this, it would be very hard to go back to the suburbs!”
Karl said while the property owners were very proud of what they had built, the time was right to sell.
“They had a great time renovating the property from its dilapidated state into a stunning home, but they are supremely busy people, and they see that the time is right to let it go to the next owner,” he said.
“The work they have done breathing new life into this historic 1920s property is outstanding. It even caught the eye of Country Style magazine.”
Abby and Josh told the magazine that they had fallen “in love with the view the moment they saw the property”.
Set on more than 10ha of land at Lucaston, this tranquil, private property offers three bedrooms and one very fancy bathroom with a tub, walk-in shower and an open brick fireplace.
An open-plan living zone, including a dining, lounge and kitchen, runs the width of the home.
Outside, verandas wrap around the house.
There is bushland to the rear, pastures to the side and front, and a lovely little entertaining space with a wood fire pot.
It is available to buy, including the business assets if desired. It will be sold “by negotiation over $595,000”.