11257 Tasman Highway Little Swanport TAS 7190
Stone Church Circa 1850 and Residence.11257 Tasman Highway, Little Swanport
Church and Residence
Bedrooms - 3
Bathrooms - 2
Dimension (approx.) Land 0.3 hectares House 147m2
Asking Price -Offers over $720,000
Built in 1800s, the beautifully restored sandstone and rubble-walled church was originally "The Chapel" which doubled as the school-house for the tenant farmers of the Mitchell family's Lisdillon Farm, at Little Swanport on Tasmania's pristine East Coast.
Currently used for Air bnb, the North-facing cathedral window pours light into the open-plan kitchen, lounge and entertainment area. Doors open onto a sheltered verandah and outdoor dining and barbeque area. A bespoke staircase leads to a large mezzanine bedroom. The bathroom (with walk-in shower) is tiled, modern and light-filled. The kitchen has a Smeg gas cook-top and electric oven, and a small laundry room . Water is instant gas heated. There is a 'Surefire', Canadian wood heater for winter warmth and a large ceiling fan for cooling in summer. The use of local, Oyster Bay Pine, sensitive joinery and restoration have created an exquisite property.
Please see web.... Air bnb 'Little Schoolhouse Chapel'... for more details.
Designed and built in 1965, the 2 bedroom cottage, featuring King Billy pine joinery and solid pine floors throughout, is cool in summer and orientated to catch the winter sun with lounge, main bedroom, sun-room windows facing North. The main bedroom opens into a dressing room which leads into the bathroom (which can also be accessed from the foyer). Although dated, the bathroom is functional, with the potential to create an ensuite in the dressing room while updating the bathroom. The second bedroom opens off the dining area and there is also a large, useful loft area, accessible by stairs from the living area. The NW side of cottage has been plumbed for an outside spa or garden shower.
Separate from the other buildings is a bespoke light and bright artist's studio with barn doors opening onto a sunny deck. There is also a small well-designed sleeping cabin attached to the studio.
Set on 3000sqm, the property has been re-wired and has underground power and septic tank.
Productive Fig, Mulberry and Apple trees and a netted vegetable garden. Water for the house and garden is pumped from the creek below the property.
Located close to the Lisdillon Rivulet, beaches and a short drive to Swansea, this property is an hour and a half NE of Hobart.
A reluctant sale due to ill health gives a rare opportunity to purchase an historical part of East Coast, Tasmania's unique architecture and natural beauty, on this small holding.
The Church is available fully furnished and set up with all bed linen and requirements to continue as airbnb - negotiable for extra price.
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