The Ladies Cottage is an exciting opportunity for an astute buyer to combine history, position, creative and entrepreneurial imagination to create a truly remarkable residential home or landmark commercial venture.
The Ladies Cottage – originally known as the Lachlan Park Asylum for Tasmanian Women is situated in within the historically significant convict built Willow Court Complex, known as amongst the oldest asylum buildings in the world and having links to Colonial architect – John Lee Archer.
Built in the Georgian architectural style in 1868 as a single storey building, further renovations in 1903 saw the addition of a second storey. The 758m2 building on approximately 2780m2 of land is structurally solid and retains all the fine internal and external architectural features associated with the period – high ceilings, marble, stone and timber fireplaces, multi-paned windows, architraves, timber flooring, long hallways and a deep three sided verandah.
The Ladies Cottage is entered through a large vestibule and 27m x 4.5m hallway. The ground floor has a series of rooms – including a drawing and dining room, sitting room, kitchen and a number of bedrooms. A stunning central staircase leads to further bedrooms – 38 rooms in total.
New Norfolk is located in one of Australia’s tourism growth hotspots. The area is historically rich and culturally and environmentally diverse. Within minutes you are spoilt by historic buildings, parks, renowned restaurants, galleries, wineries and distilleries, berry farms, antique stores and emporiums, interior design stores and the magnificent Derwent River. A short scenic drive leads you to the breath-taking and pristine Mt. Field National Wilderness Park, world famous MONA Gallery and historic Salmon Ponds. Hobart CBD and Hobart Airport are only 35 minutes away.
Tasmania was recently voted as the 5th safest place on earth. Tasmanian property, particularly associated with early Tasmanian history, has long been highly sought after by both interstate and global investors – a trend which continues strongly.
The Ladies Cottage offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for an astute buyer to secure, restore and create a grand private residence or a unique commercial venture in one of Australia’s historically important buildings. The opportunities are only limited by your imagination.
For further information or to arrange a private inspection, please contact Dominic Romeo on 0438 500 277 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org