Absolutely faultless - perfect presentation, magnificent views - your ultimate tree-change
House Sold - ALONNAH TAS
The appeal of island living.
From its commanding position high on a hillside near the township of Alonnah on South Bruny Island, this remarkable property has an unmatched view field over farmland, vineyards, the wide waters of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and the distant mountains beyond.
As well as ensuring spectacular views, the elevated position of the home creates a pleasing sense of seclusion, although the shops and services of Alonnah are only a few minutes’ drive away. The ferry terminal at Roberts Point is a comfortable journey of 30 minutes. A more frequent, faster ferry service has recently begun operating at 20 minute intervals, reducing waiting time and making access to the island quicker and easier.
Living on an island acreage like this has many appealing features. The variety of the land itself, with its mix of pasture, native forest, lawns and cultivated gardens, offers true seasonal change, with each time of the year bringing special experiences – flowering cherries in the netted orchard in spring, autumn harvests from the kitchen gardens, long days of summer sunshine, winter mists in the forest.
These days, island living is just as easy as city life. Weekly grocery delivery to the door is available, Australia Post delivers internet purchases while the Bruny Island courier brings heavier and larger items.
And there’s no cabin fever here during lockdown restrictions, with 80 hectares of beautiful land on the doorstep to live on, work on, explore and enjoy.
Every aspect faultless
The stylish and contemporary near-new dwelling has a sunny north-westerly aspect from its location on the western side of the substantial parcel of land, which is just under 80 hectares (198 acres) in area. About a third of the property is pasture, with the balance comprising impressive mature native forest, which is protected under a conservation covenant. Native wildlife and birdlife are both abundant – more than 50 species of birds, including Tasmanian endemic species such as swift parrots and 40 spotted pardalotes can be observed. Fencing is excellent across the entire property, defining the conservation zones from the pastured areas.
Every aspect of the property is faultless, from the meticulously presented three-bedroom/two bathroom home with its spotless adjacent 120 square metre three-car garage, workshop and studio apartment; to the enclosed 500 sqm food garden and orchard, with its solar-powered electric fencing and dedicated irrigation system.
Uncompromising quality, unique character
The owners, who purchased the land and built the home in 2017, have spared no expense in their desire to create perfection in a 21st century country house. They have achieved a simply immaculate result.
In these few paragraphs it’s impossible to do justice to the uncompromising quality and unique character of the home. There are high-end fixtures, fittings, finishes and furniture throughout. The list of impressive features is too long to include in full here (we can provide serious potential purchasers with a detailed inventory) but as an example of the attention to detail that the owners have lavished on the home, some of the highlights include:
• Double-glazed windows and external doors
• Tasmanian Oak flooring
• Fully insulated floors, walls and ceilings
• Hardwood decks front and rear
• Two heat pump systems in the house
One heat pump in the studio.
• Floor heating in ensuite and main bathroom.
• Large capacity hot water system with recirculation pump
• Miele kitchen appliances and double Hafele pantry
• NBN satellite internet and VAST television service
• Oversize Aerated Wastewater Treatment System
• Backup Honda 3.6kW generator for emergency power
• 90,000 litre rainwater storage with triple water filter and UV sterilisation system
• 10,000 litre rain water tank and electric pressure pump dedicated to the garden area
• Diesel-powered firefighting pump and dedicated 10,000 litre firewater tank
• Fire suppression system with fixed sprinklers covering the house serviced by a dedicated diesel motor.
Adjacent to the home is a separate 120 square metre three-car garage and workshop, with a fully self-contained one-bedroom studio apartment, all built, fitted-out and finished to the same exemplary standard as the main home, with double glazed windows and extensive insulation. This separate building is also cabled for internet and satellite television reception.
The 80-hectare property is currently zoned Rural Resource. If re-zoned, the property is large enough to avail a new owner the opportunity to subdivide into two or three blocks, subject to Council approval. A sensitively planned subdivision would have no impact on the visual amenity or privacy of either the existing home or other future dwellings on a second or third separate title.
The property offers a range of potential uses including short-stay accommodation or work from home option. Agricultural activities could range from grazing to viticulture or horticulture, irrigated from the large dam on a permanent water course.
The property is offered for sale fully-furnished on a walk-in, walk-out basis. If the purchaser wishes, an extensive range of farm machinery and tools, all in excellent condition, can be negotiated as an additional component of the sale. Please ask for a detailed list.
Properties of this scope and quality are rare anywhere. This is an absolute gem – a perfect example of a contemporary Australian country retreat and an ideal place to live the Bruny Island life in unparalleled style and comfort.
*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.
- 4 bed
- 3 bath
- 3 Parking Spaces
- Land is 79.69 hectare
- Floor Area is 165 m²
- 3 Toilet
- 3 Garage
- 2 Open Parking Spaces