650 - 652 Main Road, GRANTON TAS 7030


The Black Snake Inn

House Sold - GRANTON TAS

The old, self-professed, amateur Innkeeper of the Black Snake Inn has poured his last ale, unharnessed his last coach horses and is ready to take his ferry onto the calm waters of retirement. So, as this is the first time the property has been marketed in more than 80 years, you have the chance to purchase this magnificent, if faded, Gothic home and return it to its former glory. You will stand on the same land where Governor Macquarie ate breakfast in 1811; where Charles Darwin dropped in for a meal, years before writing his famous treatise. This is the land where bushrangers roamed and raided; this is the land where people crossed the Derwent to Green Point; this is the land where the original ferryman and all his passengers were lost when his punt overturned. But for you, this is the rare opportunity to follow owners as diverse as a horse and cattle thief who escaped the gallows; a sealer; a market gardener; a coachman; an eccentric, and of course, a diverse range of purveyors of rum. So, what brave soul, awaits you? It will be a task almost Churchillian in scope. You will need to deal with Heritage; with Council; with the new Bridge designers and the likely loss of some land by acquisition. What are your opportunities? Here you will own 1.3929 hectares of land, on three titles, a few metres from the mighty Derwent River with two houses and the possibility of some sub-division all in a historic precinct (STC&HA). Just imagine it as a distillery destination, where you can sit with your family and friends, tucking in to a Devonshire Tea, or savouring a dram, as your children lick chocolate ices, while you all watch the graceful water fowl, as so many others have done over the last two centuries. The Black Snake Inn, long unlicensed, will need your loving care, but when complete, you will own an outstanding and beautiful period home that will be cherished for generations to come, while perhaps turning it into a thriving commercial enterprise.

Property Features
  • House
  • 4 bed
  • 1 bath
  • Land is 1.39 hectare
  • Floor Area is 322 m²
  • 4 Open Parking Spaces
Real Estate Agent
John Soundy
Real Estate Agent
John Soundy is a highly experienced and respected industry professional. He is renowned for his ability to maximise prices and has experience in every real estate area. He has sold sub-divisions, historic properties, islands, prestige properties, commercial properties and businesses, land and hundreds of houses and units. He has a unique ability to relate with people and is known for his ability to find solutions for difficult problems. In short, he is the person you need to sell your property! He is a leading auctioneer and has trained hundreds of other auctioneers in their craft. He has the knowledge to guide your sales and purchases and spent ten years on the Property Agents Board in a role protecting the integrity of the industry. He is a Life Member of the Real Estate Institute of Tasmania and of Hockey Tasmania.
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    John was really helpful throughout the sales process and always prompt in answering my many questions. I felt confident in…