Property Summary

Beds: 7 Baths: 7

Property Description

‘The Grange’ is one of Tasmania’s most architecturally and romantically beautiful buildings. The picturesquely designed Victorian Rustic Gothic home is the work of renown convict architect, James Blackburn. Blackburn is considered one the the greatest engineers of his time in Australia and Tasmania’s most advanced original architect. The residence was built in 1847-49 for Dr. William Valentine – astronomer, Campbell Town assistant surgeon and founder of the first Campbell Town Hospital.

The characteristics of this stately two storey 622m2 residence are easily recognisable – asymmetrical and balanced architecture, steeply pitched rooflines, decorative bargeboards, dormer windows, convict bricks and tall medieval looking chimney stacks.

The floorplan of the house is charming and impressive. From the entrance door you are led to a number of informal and formal sitting rooms, huge kitchen with service rooms, a 15.1m x 15.1 m ballroom complete with a conservatory laced with wisteria originating from the Royal Gardens in the United Kingdom. The grand staircase leads to a number of bedrooms and bathrooms including an apartment with ensuite, kitchenette and huge 11m x 3.6m bedroom – in all there are 7 bedrooms and 7 ensuites. All rooms have wonderful views over the garden and toward Ben Lomond National Park. This grand residence is structurally solid and ready for your creative interior design.

All the fine internal architectural features associated with a gothic residence of this significance have been retained – cedar joinery, paneled doors, timber flooring, stone and regency cedar fire surrounds, French doors and vaulted ceilings, stain glass and lead light windows and charming hallways.

The Grange is situated on a 8842m2 allotment. The established garden is abundant with native and deciduous trees, flower beds and open lawn. Also included are two charming cottages and sheds. The property is serviced by town power and water.

The Grange is situated in the heart of the historic township of Campbell Town. Established in 1821, this thriving and vibrant township is known for its numerous heritage-listed buildings – from quaint Georgian cottages to rural homesteads, boutique stores, bookshops, galleries, cafes, eateries and country pubs. The town also provides essential services including Campbell Town Hospital, accommodation, banks, council offices and public parks and river walks. The town is the gateway to many regional tourism hotspots and the historic hamlets of Longford, Evadale, Ross and Oatlands. The city of Launceston is a short 68km drive, Launceston Airport 50km and Hobart 130km via the Midland Highway.

The Grange offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure one of Australia’s architecturally and historically important country houses, suitable as an interior design project, tourism venture, weekend country escape or a gracious home.

For further information or to arrange a private inspection, please contact Dominic Romeo on 0438 500 277 or email – dominicromeo@circaheritageandlifestyle.com.au