Holyrood House 40 High Street, OATLANDS TAS 7120
Grand in size, style and character. The house and almost 5 acres of beautiful gardens have been a focal point for the community since it was built in 1840 by the local Police Magistrate. In 1860 it was purchased by a doctor and it remained the medical centre for a few decades. It has also been a tea house, café and hosted many weddings.
The current owners have undertaken extensive restoration of the property, inside and out, while also installing modern conveniences. These include a stunning kitchen boasting a slow combustion stove, a gas cooker, a walk-in pantry and a lovely outlook over the gardens; polished timber floors; painted the entire outside of the house; repaired and repointed the walls of the stables; and revived the gorgeous gardens.
The house is on 2 levels with a wide entrance hall; a large reception room (with huge wood heater and in-floor heating); a study (or 5th bedroom); formal dining room; side entrance; laundry; and the lovely kitchen on the lower level. Upstairs are 4 double bedrooms (main is king sized with room to add an ensuite) and a fully renovated, beautifully appointed bathroom.
Next to the house are the original sandstone stables complex, now converted to workshops and storage space, as well as outside toilets. Beautiful stone walls highlight the street entrance and define garden areas, including a small orchard, while huge trees and a pond give a park-like feel to the grounds. The property has dual access from High Street as well as Nelson Street.
The property is set amongst the largest number of Georgian Stone buildings in Australia and is walking distance along the High Street to the IGA Supermarket, Medical Centre, School, great cafes, etc. and Hobart is around an hours drive away.