An Old Girl in Need of Love 71 Stanley Street, OATLANDS TAS 7120
Built in the late 1800s as a worker’s cottage with the high ceilings and large rooms typical of that era, the house now sits on approx. 632m2 of land with a double garage. Although in poor condition now, it has surprisingly sturdy bones and many wonderful features hidden behind years of bad renovations and neglect.
Wide, solid timber floors were discovered under old carpets; beautiful, Sandstone fireplaces were covered over with plasterboard; and hand-split, timber walls were ‘modernised’ with laminated panels. Council approval has been obtained to move the garage to the other side of the backyard and construct a Granny Flat.
This means you could build the second dwelling and live there while renovating the main house then have extra accommodation for family and visitors. It is within walking distance of Lake Dulverton which has lovely walking tracks around it and is often stocked with trout. Oatlands has a great Medical Centre, District School (Kinder to year 12), IGA Supermarket, Hotels, cafes, etc.
The village has a wonderful sense of community with many groups and clubs to join and has become a must see stop for tourists. Hobart is around an hour’s drive away with large shopping centres and the International Airport even closer.