York Plains was named by Governor Lochlan Macquarie in 1811. By 1815, convict James Lord amassed an area of 10,000 acres within the region including grazing rights across the plains and in 1832 built built his homestead – ‘Hill House’. The Hill House Estate was subsequently subdivided and a Mr. Bo Smith acquired 179 acres in 1919 and then built ‘Stonehaven’ with stones and other materials sourced from a nearby colonial house in c.1920. Situated on 1.62ha. (4.02 acres), Stonehaven is structurally sold and has been meticulously restored and decorated to retain the the architectural features associated with the era including 40c. thick walls, cedar skirting boards, pressed metal ceilings, pine flooring, fireplaces, stain glass, high ceilings, fretwork and bay windows.
The 180m2. sandstone and weatherboard house includes an entry hallways, 3 bedrooms – all with open fireplaces plus an attic bedroom, 2 bathrooms, formal and informal living areas, dining room, large country kitchen, studio, laundry and a huge atrium, perfect for large gatherings.
The structured garden at Stonehaven is special. There are many established deciduous trees including oaks, elms, ashes, silver birch, flowering cherries and crab apples along with mass plantings of bulbs and irises. Meandering pathways, gateways, stone follies and court yard add to the unique design of the garden. In addition there is bore with high quality potable water, 20,000 litre water tank and rich loam soils.
The infrastructure at Stonehaven is exceptional. There are 5 newly fenced paddocks, 4 horse shelters, e large powered sheds, stables, outside toilet, carport and garage.
Stonehaven is located 8 kilometres from the historic Midlands township of Oatlands. The Town is known for its unique intact Georgian streetscapes and colonial architecture with over 150 convict build sandstone buildings. The vibrant and historically rich town has wonderful cafes and eateries, gift and craft shops, antique stores, heritage accommodation, fishing on Lake Dulverton and is set to become of of Australia’s important tourist destinations with the new $14 million dollar single-malt whiskey distillery opening soon on the grounds of the famous Carrington Mill.
Stonehaven is located 90km north of Hobart, 11km south of Launceston via the Midland Highway, both Hobart and Launceston airports are 1 hour away.
Stonehaven represents a unique historic home, perfect as a country house, accommodation venture -capitalising on the strong tourism market – or a charming weekender.
For further information on this property please contact Dominic Romeo on 0438 500 277 or email at email@example.com.