Beautifully renovated farmhouse
If you're looking for an escape to the country travel no further than ten minutes from Sorell. On the level brow of a hill with sweeping valley views here is a beautifully restored three-bedroom cottage (circa 1900) on around 40 acres of mostly pasture. The land is blessed with an abundance of water, with 5 dams presently full and the property is bounded by a year round flowing creek.
The feeling when you enter is that the current owners got it just right. Often our built heritage gets lost in renovation but here the past has been lovingly embraced by the present. While the renovation includes a skillful use of timber sourced from the property, character like the original flooring in the en-suite has been retained as an eye-catching feature.
'Farmhouse chic' might best describe the stylish modern equivalent of the kitchen with its top-of-the-range country style stove. Throughout this house tasteful renewal includes handmade-doors blending so easily with original brick fireplaces. While the view from the windows appears unchanged since the pioneer farmers chose this delightful site more than a century ago.
The original owners might have loved the new covered deck, which in a distinctively modern way gives the house an open connection with the landscape and the view. Though judging by the extensive network of stonewalls fencing the property, those first settlers might have had little time for relaxation.
This beautifully updated 3-bedroom farmhouse would suit a buyer who fancies country life with modern comfort, only ten minutes from the shops, restaurants and all the amenities available in Sorell.
A tradesman might appreciate the extensive parking space and massive modern sheds. A hobby farmer might want to revive the historical connections with those pioneer settlers.
But of course, you could always just sit back and enjoy the tranquility of the valley below.