House for sale
7138 Lyell Highway,
5 2 10
Expressions of interest
Historic "Leintwardine"Within 100 kilometres from the markets and restaurants of the eclectic Hobart waterfront is the historic C1842 sandstone homestead of "Leintwardine", nestling amongst the productive dairies, vineyards, cherry and cropping farm lands of the Derwent River Valley.
Perfectly located to capture the rapidly expanding tourist trade to the iconic Tasmanian Central Highlands trout fishing experiences, celebrated Pump House Point Retreat and enroute the west coast tourist hub of Strahan and Gordon River Wilderness Cruises experiences - "Leintwardine" is another icon waiting discovery.
Available as a range of land areas from 37 to 250 acres, "Leintwardine" offers peace, privacy and a privileged lifestyle which could well include a busy bed and breakfast farm stays business, in either the homestead and/or nearby shearers quarters. The still very functional out buildings and stock yard infrastructure includes a 2 bedroom care takers cottage to support the holding.
Named by early settlers for their village in Herefordshire in England, heritage listed "Leintwardine" was an initial grant of 2,560 acres dating to 1828, which has over 189 years sustained a succession of hard working and respected farming families, including the current vendors family for the past 175 years.
The gracious 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom sandstone Georgian homestead of almost 40 squares is reached via a tree lined driveway and overviews the surrounding country from a prominent north east aspect location. Drawing domestic and stock water from nearby Ouse River, the residence boasts a magnificent English garden, resplendent among 100 year old deciduous trees providing shelter from the summer sun before filtered sunlight warms the cooler months, once the blaze of autumn colours has passed.
A private tennis court and in-ground pool is the perfect setting for entertaining guests, family and friends and the nearby arboretum provides a peaceful place of great beauty for quiet times and reflection.
Typical for a house of this era, the spacious homestead has expanded to include growing families as the enterprise prospered with extensions and upgrades over the years. Yet none of the grace and welcoming charm of the home has been lost. Grand fireplaces are still operational, a toasty wood combustion heater in the family room keeps the home warm and welcoming in the colder months and electric heating elsewhere with an off peak tariff is another feature of the property.
Flag stone floors blend with stone terraces, spacious formal dining and lounge areas. Virginia creeper clad exterior walls add to the English character of the "Leintwardine" experience and raised vegetable beds sit among established fruit trees in a house garden, planned and designed to sustain the residents.
"Leintwardine" records indicate the last time the current homestead portion of the property changed hands was in 1867. Knight Frank is privileged to offer the property, infrastructure and chattels for sale by private treaty, with inspections by appointment. We welcome your further interest in this opportunity to acquire an historic and unique Tasmanian rural holding.
Last updated: 10:16PM on Jan 13th 2019