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  • For Sale    166,926,640 JPY (Off Market)
  • 261 Estate Road
  • Land Size: 2.04 m2
  • Bedroom(s): 8
  • Bathroom(s): 3

Property Description

Believed to be one of Australia's oldest continuously inhabited houses, Campania House is an immaculately restored piece of history in the stunning surrounds of Tasmania's Coal Valley. Built for military officer Lieutenant Gunning in the early 1800s, the sandstone property is well documented in Australia's historical records.The sense of grandeur is apparent from the moment you enter the house from the formal gardens into the imposing hallway with cantilevered stone staircase. Lovingly refurbished in 2014, Campania House won a 2014 HIA Heritage Award for its sympathetic, yet high quality renovation which enables the house to cater for modern day living. Soaring ceilings, panelled timber shutters, original fireplaces and warm hued timber floors celebrate the house's past.The large open plan kitchen and family dining area are the perfect area for family life and entertaining. The well-equipped kitchen exudes country chic with sleek appliances nestled in the original brickwork. Adjoining this area is the formal dining with original timber window shutters and fireplaces. On the ground level are two further sitting rooms, light-filled conservatory, gym and bathroom.Upstairs, the property boasts eight bedrooms, all with rural district views, and two further bathrooms. The basement is home to a fabulous wine cellar, all the more attractive for the area's rich wine growing history.The grounds make the most of the idyllic surroundings. Leisure facilities include a sparkling glass-fenced swimming pool and tennis court. The kitchen connects seamlessly to the enchanting courtyard, a protected place to enjoy the sunshine. The outbuildings surrounding the house are beautifully preserved and include a convict era bread oven and kitchen.Campania House is situated on a 22 hectare parcel of land. Almost 200 years ago some of Tasmania's first grapes were grown on the land and it continues to be used for agricultural purposes. With 20 mega litres of water rights, the land is ideally suited to producing premium grapes and stone fruit. This rural paradise is only 25 minutes from Hobart's CBD and is well positioned with local shops and facilities.The property is suitable for multiple uses including Bed and Breakfast, agricultural or tourism ventures (subject to approval). Or this picture perfect Georgian house in all its splendour can be enjoyed as an elegant showpiece family home, filled with memories to treasure.

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Gayle Walker
Gayle Walker South Australia Sotheby's International Realty