Rosewood is regarded as one of the earliest properties in Southern Tasmania. Built by ex-convict John Clarke, who was a sheep steal er, he called his Tee Tree land grant ‘Rosewood’. Built between 1817-1832 from sandstone and convict labour, the homestead and outbuildings were part of a 2500 acre estate. John Clarke flourished over the years despite being raided by sheep thieves and bush-rangers Martin Cash and Mathew Brady. Further extensions were made to the original Old Georgian 2 storey home in the late Victorian era as the family grew its wealth and size.
Today, Rosewood is situated on 2.51 hectares comprising of the main home, formal garden, orchard and a wonderful ensemble of original outbuildings, creating a charming village atmosphere.
The 260sqm home comprises of 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, renovated country kitchen, large laundry and 4 living rooms with one having 2 inbuilt bookcases believed to be from c.1820. Original features from the Georgian period include Huon Pine staircase and windows, wide floor boards, 8 open fireplaces, archways, multi-pane doors and windows, convict bars and a stone lined well.
The outbuildings at Rosewood are an important historical feature and a reminder of the early years of settlement and self-sufficiency. The buildings include sandstone stables, coach house, convict quarters and the estate bakery with its original sand stone oven. There are also large corrugated storage and machinery sheds.
Rosewood is located in the Coal River Valley wine region and comprises of soils suitable of producing cool climate wines and is only 10 minutes from the historic township of Richmond. Brighton and the A1 highway to both Launceston and Hobart ( a 5 minute drive away ), Hobart 30 minutes and the Hobart Airport only 15 minutes.
Early colonial properties with numerous outbuildings such as Rosewood seldom come onto the open market. Suitable for a private family home, tourism pursuit, vineyard or distillery operation, the possibilities are endless at Rosewood!
For any further information or to arrange an inspection please contact Dominic Romeo on – 0438 500 277 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org