The long English Oak lined driveway sets the scene. Hawthorn hedgerows, views of rolling hills and distant vineyards, sheep grazing and the wonderful sense of arrival. Lieutenant John Atkinson, son-in-law of Mary Reibey of Entally – featured on our $20.00 note, chose this site to build his Georgian country house in 1840 for good reason. The commanding views from the verandah are simply spectacular.
‘Old Illaroo’ is a remarkable and important house. The rooms are grand and beautifully proportioned with one of the finest entry hallways in Tasmania. Constructed of convict brick, the house has uncomplicated symmetry. The interior and exterior of the house have an abundance of original features including French doors, regency mantles and fireplaces, blackwood flooring, cedar doors and wood mouldings, multi-paned Georgian windows, high ceilings and a magnificent entry door complete with an arched radial fanlight and sidelights.
The 408m2 fully restored house has 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, dining room, drawing room plus formal and informal family rooms including a North facing sunroom. The kitchen is fully serviced with modern appliances and cabinetry. The house also benefits from an additional self-contained brick cottage, stables with a mezzanine floor, 2 car integrated garage, an undercover BBQ area, large shedding and workshops with 3 phase power.
Situated on 15 acres, the house is surrounded by an established garden with deciduous and native trees, stone walling, expansive grassed areas, flower beds, vegetable and herb garden. The property is serviced by town and bore water.
Old Illaroo is situated only 10 minutes from the centre of Launceston. Within minutes are some of the finest vineyards in Australia, the historic township of Evandale, Launceston Airport and Melbourne a quick 47 minute flight. Some of the states finest schools are located just 5 minutes away.
Old Illaroo offers a unique chance to own one of Northern Tasmania’s finest Georgian country houses situated on 15 acres within minutes of Launceston CBD.
For further information or to arrange a private inspection, please contact Dominic Romeo on – 0438 500 277 or email – email@example.com.