Property Summary

Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Car Park: 1

Property Description

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Evandale is one of the most popular and sought after historic Georgian villages in Australia. The town is known for its beautiful streetscapes lined with original colonial cottages and manor houses, quaint stores, churches, gardens and parklands, and is located on the banks of the South Esk River. As you travel a short distance south past the township, you come across one of those historic properties that stirs the imagination and always dream of – the long Elm and Oak lined drive, sheep grazing in the paddocks, the distant view of the Western Tiers and Ben Lomond and through the trees a glimpse of the quaint white convict built home known as “Woodlands” since 1823.

The property was granted by Lt. Gov. Arthur to James Hortle on 30th June 1823 as part of the original 350 acres. James soon after commenced building the house and stockyards to the value of 50 pounds. Over the preceding years it was owned by notable local farming families including the Gibson’s of “Pleasant Banks”, until Von Stiglitz subdivided 7 acres with the homestead for his daughter, in 1956.

The historic 172m2 residence provides an abundance of beautifully appointed rooms. The interiors are charming and spacious and retain all the classical architectural elements associated with the Old Colonial Georgian period.

The ground floor of “Woodlands” comprises of a charming entry door, wide hallway, characterful country kitchen with dining area, formal and informal reception rooms including a large 7.25m x 6.0m sitting room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and laundry. The staircase leads to 2 further bedrooms with charming multipaned windows.

The established low maintenance garden includes deciduous and native trees, cottage flowers and extensive lawn areas. “Woodlands” is set on 2.834 ha (7 acres) of level, fully fenced farmland – perfect for sheep grazing or equestrian pursuits. There is a large work and storage shed and stone carport.

“Woodlands” is located 1km from Evandale and minutes from the historic townships of Perth and Longford. The area is well known for its artistic community and is home to the world famous Glover Art Prize, historic National Trust estate of “Clarendon”, festivals, fishing and the popular Evandale traditional Sunday country market. The city of Launceston and Launceston Airport are only minutes away.

Whether “Woodlands” is your next family home, weekender, interstate escape or boutique accommodation venture – it offers an exciting opportunity to be a part of early colonial history and own a truly exceptional property in the historically important township of Evandale, Northern Tasmania.

For further information or to arrange a private inspection please contact Dominic Romeo 0438 500 277 or email