“Willowbank” will not disappoint if you are looking for a rural lifestyle property steeped in history and beauty.
As I venture onto the circular driveway, I step back in time to a beauty hidden behind a huge hedge. I am transported back in times as I see her, who began life as the Prince of Wales Inn in 1843.
The heart of the home welcomes as I walk into the large Huon Pine kitchen warmed by a wood heater. From here, guests are welcomes to various cosy living rooms and bedrooms with views of the garden. Attention to detail has been paramount in the marriage of history and modern functionality.
Re-wired, re-plumbed and brought into the 21st century and with adequate tank water , a dam and solar panels.
French doors lead from the lounge to discover that “Willowbank” is so much more than a grand home. Cobblestone paths lead me through various gardens steeped in beauty and productivity. Wander below arches, under the shade of willows, enjoy the various perfumes and picnic on the lawned areas.
Gather rose apples, raspberries, apricots and so much more as you continue along the cobblestones to the original stables, shearing shed and bake house. There is such a sense of by-gone days as you enter these solid structures that have stood the test of time.
The sounds of silence are only interrupted by the sounds of the gently flowing creek and the odd chicken or guinea fowl. Imagine paddocks filled with a menagerie of farm animals.
The needs of the modern farmer are met with the huge workshop and carports for storage. The new owners of “Willowbank” can enjoy a lifestyle estate just 35 minutes from the heart of Hobart.
– Lifestyle opportunity
– 10 minutes from Brighton
– Stunning landscaped gardens
– Haven for family and friends to visit
– Fully restored residence
– Light filled and sunny
– History and functionality
– Original stables, shearing shed, bakery