Character and Charm in a Neat Package! 5 Albert Street, OATLANDS TAS 7120
Almost 20 years ago, this quintessential Sandstone cottage (C1834) was rescued from dereliction by the current owners. Years of care and attention have transformed it to a cosy, welcoming home with a stunning extension overlooking a gorgeous garden filled with roses, fruit trees, ornamental bushes, masses of bulbs, a chestnut tree and dry-stone walls. The gardens have an extensive watering system on a timer for ease of care.
Along with the huge conservatory, the house offers 2 double bedrooms (both with fireplaces); a lovely lounge room with wood heater; a formal dining room (potentially a 3rd bedroom); a delightful, country kitchen with a cosy breakfast nook; and a good-sized bathroom. Beautiful, wide timbers on the floors have been burnished to a dark hue and there is a feature wall of convict bricks.
The approx. 1477m2 allotment also has a Sandstone barn cleverly converted to separate accommodation with a double bedroom and ensuite plus a sitting room. There is also a large storage shed (probably built during the 1930s Depression as it is still clad in kerosene tins that were recycled at that time!) and single garage with workshop space.
Oatlands boast the largest number of Georgian, Sandstone building in Australia and the 1837 built Callington Mill is the only working mill of its type in the Southern Hemisphere. The village has an IGA General Store, a District Schools (Kinder to Year 12), a Hospital with 24 hour ambulance service, lovely cafes and specialty stores, a Golf Course and Bowls Club as well as many community groups. It is around an hours drive to Hobart.