House for sale

371 Windermere Road,

Windermere, TAS

3 3 6

An East Tamar River Gem - ‘Windermere Cottage’

Located within sight of iconic St Matthias Church constructed in 1842/43 by Dr Matthias Gaunt for his wife Frances.

Windermere’s place in Colonial history dates way back to 1798 when the famous sailor/explorer Matthew Flinders carefully navigated his boat past these pretty river banks.

A diary account written in 1845 by an inhabitant of Windermere refers to ‘how distinctly the hearty songs of the seaman towing ships up the river could be heard from the home’.

“Windermere Cottage” circa 1941 is on the site of Dr Gaunts original 1831 Windermere Farm homestead and retains many of that buildings original features.

The undulating 1.253 Ha (3 acres) has an enviable river frontage with approximately a quarter having Title to the high water mark and features Plums, Figs and Elms all planted by Dr Gaunt in the mid 1800’s.

A separate, fenced portion of land is well laid out with 40+ maturing fruit and nut trees.

This 3 bedroom home plus sleep out, saw a major refurbish and renovation in 2005 culminating in a wonderful combination of formal and informal living rooms bathed in sunlight all day and drawing on the most exquisite of river views.

Surrounding the house is a number of excellent outbuildings including a pool, bbq and hobby room, a superb self contained cottage, 2 huge workshops, storage and machinery shed plus handy sheep yards abutting the workshop. Water and power is connected to all outbuildings including the boathouse and picturesque gazebo.

Tucked into a small bay looking directly across the river to the Rosevears Tavern and with your own mooring out front the prospect of a casual Sunday lunch via motor launch is not an unrealistic proposition.

“Windermere Cottage” offers without question a one of a kind lifestyle change that will have you holding your breath with ever step and sweep you up in the enormous vistas that surround this amazing property.

Asking $1,295,000

For inspection arrangements and a detailed inventory including a new Kubota tractor and Kubota mower contact Michael Walsh 0417 160 715
Last updated: 11:18AM on Nov 17th 2017
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