This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own what is undoubtedly one of Tasmania's finest rural country estates. Offering a unique and stunning location overlooking the vineyards, undulating hills and pastures that could easily mirror a glimpse of Tuscany and only 10 minutes from the CBD and 5 minutes from the Launceston Airport.
A picturesque 1 km tree lined driveway leads to Tasmania's largest residential fountain, forming a centre piece to a expanse of manicured hedges, stunning garden ornamentation set in parklike grounds all encompassed by an extensive convict stone wall. This iconic Thunderstone Sandstone homestead on 5.4 hectares was originally part of the Marchington Estate with its award winning opulent Baroque period design and Versace inspired antiquities, the fixtures mostly originated from Paris and Italy. In the main residence there are 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, powder room, library/office and opulent living spaces. The magnificent kitchen features black granite bench tops, splash backs and breakfast bar,24 crt. gold leaf etching in the tiles and an imposing brass range hood. The flexible floor plan provides self-contained accommodation in a separate wing. There are many delightful surprises from room to room, one of which is the generous balcony off the master bedroom with glorious views across the countryside.
Externally in addition to the multiple patios and decks there is a swimming pool, tennis court, plenty of garaging, and out buildings, one being a large office/studio/workshop.
The Old Marchington site was granted in 1821 with the original colonist having credible ties to English Royalty prospering ""with considerable social activity, fine race horses, beautiful gardens and superior vineyard wines"". By 1842 the property was described as one of the best vineyards in the Colony and by 1884 it had become a prominent stud, importing top supreme champions from England. The homestead has appeared in a dozen publications and the properties lavishly appointed detail in design has made it a magnet for film location on several occasions.
With its close proximity to Launceston Airport, it a perfect venue for Weddings/Luxury Accommodation/ Corporate Special Events. All this assures a rare opportunity to secure a property of distinction, unparalleled privacy and an enviable lifestyle. Contact Jeremy Wilkinson for your private viewing.
Land size: 5.436 hectares
|Floor Area||325 sqm|
|Land Size||5.436 Ha|
|Approx year built||1961|
|Garaging / carparking||Double lock-up|
|Walls / Interior||Gyprock|
|Flooring||Timber and Carpet|
|Heating / Cooling||Woodfire (Closed), Electric|
|Kitchen||Designer, Open plan, Rangehood, Double sink, Breakfast bar, Microwave, Pantry and Finished in Granite|
|Living area||Formal lounge, Open plan, Formal dining, Separate living, Separate dining|
|Main bedroom||King and Walk-in-robe|
|Bedroom 2||Double and Built-in / wardrobe|
|Bedroom 3||Double and Built-in / wardrobe|
|Bedroom 4||Double and Built-in / wardrobe|
|Extra bedrooms||Extra bedrooms|
|Additional rooms||Attic, Office / study, Conservatory / sunroom|
|Main bathroom||Spa bath, Separate shower, Heater|
|Outdoor living||Entertainment area (Covered), Pool (Inground), Garden, Tennis court, BBQ area (with lighting and with power), Deck / patio|
|Grounds||Backyard access, Manicured, Landscaped / designer|
|Water supply||Town supply, Tank|