Property Summary

Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Car Park: 4

Property Description

‘The Watch House’ is not only historically important but also offers versatility and multiple opportunities. This charming property comes with two titles. The historic residence, 797m2, is the perfect family home, weekend country escape, or accommodation venture. And if you ever dreamed of building (STCA), the second 1,518m2 title must be seen to be appreciated; it is the quintessential woodland garden setting for a storybook cottage!

Watch Houses were an important part of law and order in colonial society. They were built to house offenders for the days before their trial. The Carrick Watch House is an exceptional surviving example, as it retains its original cell doors and a courtroom. Local gossip tells me that there is an underground tunnel between ‘The Watch House’ and the Carrick Inn across the road!

The 177m2 convict-built Georgian building was constructed in 1837. It now comprises three large bedrooms, one modern bathroom, the 9m x 5.1m living room (once the courtroom), laundry with a separate toilet, and a storeroom. The kitchen has extensive cabinetry and a large dining area, and it still retains the original cast iron oven. Architectural features include the cell doors, high 4.27m ceilings, open fireplaces, wide floorboards, colonial front door with fanlight, and entry portico.

The property is zoned “village” and features wonderful high hedges for privacy, established native and deciduous trees, a four-car garage, garden/woodshed, good fencing, all town services, reverse cycle heat pump, split system, and solid fuel heater.

‘The Watch House’ is well positioned in the Northern Tasmanian Georgian township of Carrick, known for its numerous heritage-listed buildings. Nearby are the historic townships of Hagley, Westbury, and Longford, and the area has numerous tourism activities, including fishing, golf, wineries, eateries, historic estates, and antique stores. The city of Launceston is a short 15km drive, and Launceston Airport is 24km.

Whether this is your next family home, commercial venture, or an exciting development project, the historic Carrick Watch House comes with numerous possibilities and upside value. Don’t miss this opportunity.

For further information or to arrange a private inspection, please contact Dominic Romeo on – 0434 500 277 or email –