Property Summary

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Property Description

The Campbell Town Brewery is an exciting opportunity for an astute investor or visionary buyer to combine entrepreneurial imagination, history and position to create a truly remarkable landmark commercial venture or unique town residence.

The Georgian freestone building, also known as Kean’s Brewery, was built in 1840 by notable Irish stonemason and builder, Hugh Kean. The brewery operated until 1870. In the 1870’s Alfred Briggs, who made the first telephone call in the southern hemisphere, operated a school from the building. Over the following years, it was used as a drill hall to train soldiers for the Boer War, a Masonic Temple, Boxing Hall, cafĂ© and today it is now a blank canvas for the next chapter in its 181 year history.

The 720m2 two storey building is structurally solid and retains all the original architectural Georgian features designed and built by Kean – block sandstone, multipaned windows, hip roof, original Tasmanian oak floorboards and high ceilings. The internal spaces are huge, have wonderful symmetry and could easily be reconfigured to suit a wide range of uses. The downstairs areas are equally as charming and include original cobble floored stables and associated service rooms. The building has been rewired, replumbed and has toilet amenities. Parking is extensive at the rear of the building and to the front there is on street parking.

Situated on a large corner allotment of 2034m2 and commercially zoned, there is also an opportunity to purchase a neighbouring vacant block of 2034m2 – which would enable you to further realise your vision or simply provide further parking or create a garden.

The highlight of this property is the position. Campbell Town is perfectly positioned between Launceston and Hobart within a historically and culturally rich region. This thriving town is picturesque and progressive and spoilt by its many restaurants, eateries, cafes, artisan bakeries, traditional pubs, book and antique shops, boutique stores, art galleries, historic buildings and the oldest brick bridge in Australia – The Red Bridge. Close by are the historic Georgian hamlets of Oatlands, Ross, Evandale, award winning wineries, the historic public estates of Woolmer’s and Clarendon, ski fields, trout fishing and the East Coast. The town is well serviced with public facilities including a hospital, library, public parks, picnic spots on the Elizabeth River and sporting ovals.

The city of Launceston is only 65km away, Launceston Airport 50km and Hobart 130km. Over 2 million cars pass through the township yearly.

This is truly an exceptional offering and perfect if you have vision or are thinking of an exciting life change. Tasmania was recently voted in the top 5 safest places on earth and property, particularly associated with early Tasmanian history, has long been highly sought after by local, interstate and international investors – a trend that continues today.

Don’t miss this exciting, life changing opportunity. Whether you are an astute investor or a visionary with ideas, this is an affordable chance to secure one of Tasmania’s important historic buildings and be a part of the rush to live in one of the safest, environmentally pristine and economically stable places in the world – Tasmania.

For further information on this property please contact Dominic Romeo of 0438 500 277 or email – dominicromeo@circaheritageandlifestyle.com.au.