Picture Postcard Perfect slice of Huon Valley history with stunning Huon River views
House - CASTLE FORBES BAY TAS
Invoking all the charm of a bygone era, with enviable views, this gem of a property offers intriguing potential and opportunity. A graceful 1930’s beauty, in a past life the post office and shop for Castle Forbes Bay, this home is nestled amongst picturesque rural surrounds and steeped in local history.
With some of the original post office features remaining in place adding to the historic atmosphere, this home offers up some enchanting surprises. So step up to the front doors, then stop…take a deep breath and turn… and capture your own beautiful view across the mighty Huon River to the hills beyond.
Now come on inside, and find yourself captivated by the gentle character of this wholly unique property.
With the richness and warmth of original locally sourced timbers and just brimming with original features from the timber fretwork, dado and picture rails, to ceiling roses and light fittings, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. Heating is taken care of here, with two woodheaters in the original fireplaces and two heatpumps for your comfort in the cooler months. The kitchen boasts original fittings in working order, and the adjacent breakfast room has a large pantry and a “secret” door, with echoes of Narnia coming to mind.
With room to spread out for your family with three living areas, four bedrooms (main with spa in ensuite) and a study, your family will be spoilt for choice. The living room flows to the formal dining area through timber framed glass doors, and the study offers plenty of room for two or more workstations. Enjoying a garden outlook, the sunroom is sure to be a favourite spot to curl up with a good book and cup of tea.
Adding to the character of the main dwelling there are also two renovated outbuildings with original features, perfect for friends and family to stay, or perhaps add an income stream with these accommodations. With unsurpassed views of the river and gardens, the fully self-contained cabin sleeps three, and with all the whimsical delight of a dollhouse, offers a quiet spot to reflect, read or simply enjoy the view. Originally the horse stable for the property, there is also the quaint studio/workshop that will delight the artist in your family, taking inspiration from views and lovely surroundings.
Flowing in soft curves around flowering shrubs in established beds, the garden entices you to explore around the next bend, and the next, all the while offering views to the river. Around each corner another flowering beauty, or perhaps a repurposed bicycle, taking rightful place as part of the garden architecture. Sit a while in dappled light under huge trees, surely planted by the postmistress all those decades ago. Time is slower here, an abundance to be had, no rushing to be done. You’ve found your new home.
And then, for when the gardener in the family is feeling industrious, there is a greenhouse and adjacent vege patch, to sow the herbs and veges to enhance the family meals.
With their passion for history, the current owners have added their own touches to this home, adding to the atmosphere of yesteryear that surrounds it. They’re heading off on a new adventure, and the view, the garden and of course the uniqueness of this home is what they’ll miss the most.
Fully rewired and boasting a new hot water system, this family home offers the conveniences of modern life while retaining it’s own gentle charm. Located on a quiet slip road, with off street parking for cars and boat or caravan, and offering never to be built out views across Crown land and cherry orchards to the Huon River.
Offering an unsurpassed lifestyle in the highly sought after Huon Valley, this delightful property is conveniently located between the townships of Huonville and Geeveston and all the amenities they offer. Also, on the tourist route to Hastings Caves, Hartz Mountains, Tahune Airwalk and more. A short walk to the community owned recreation ground and clubhouse via the Yellow Boot Walk, a beautiful scenic foreshore walking trail.
The opportunity to make this enchanting property your own won’t last long. So call Kim Chandler-Storey today to arrange your private inspection.
*The information contained herein has been supplied to us and we have no reason to doubt its accuracy, however, cannot guarantee it. Accordingly, all interested parties should make their own enquiries to verify this information.
- 6 bed
- 3 bath
- Land is 1,927 m²
- Floor Area is 155 m²
- 4 Open Parking Spaces