14746 Highlands Lakes Road, Deloraine, TAS, 7304
"Calstock" is a truly iconic and impressive Georgian mansion originally built by Lt. Foote in 1831, but substantially added to in 1854 by Thomas Field, is situated 45 minutes from Launceston, in the thriving rural and artistic community of Deloraine. It is within easy reach of Devonport, the home of the Bass Strait Ferries and sits overlooking pastures complete with hedgerows, and Quamby Bluff on the Western Tiers forms a spectacular backdrop to this magnificent home. The rooms have wonderful proportions making "Calstock" one of the most impressive properties in Tasmania.
Remaining in the hands of Fields and the descendants for some 119 years up until 1972, several changes in ownership took place up until 2006, when it became an award winning boutique hotel, and then sold again in 2013 to become a private residence.
The property has been sensitively restored and is in wonderful condition, maintaining the atmosphere of its grand history, surrounded by 200 acres, giant oak trees, and more recent walled garden additions.
The main homestead has sixteen-foot high ceilings, ten bedrooms, eight en-suites, large dining room, formal sitting room, library and office. Recent additions include a large conservatory that looks to the garden; a rotunda, furnace room, carport and three car garage, all built in sympathy with the original home.
Up until 1925 "Calstock" was the home to racehorse breeders (and two Melbourne Cup winners). The stables appear to have been built in three stages, the two-story eastern end being the oldest section. At one time wool bales were stored on the upper floor of this building, now a fully renovated three bedroom apartment, until the annual shipment overseas.
The apartment features original polished pine floorboards, brick feature walls in each room and has had porthole windows installed to commemorate Lt. Foote"s naval background. The apartment is fully self contained with a kitchenette, living room, walk-in robe and en-suite. Windows face each direction take in views of the grounds and surrounding countryside.
Previous owners have used "Calstock" for racehorse breeding, sheep fattening and beef cattle. Currently the house and immediate surrounds are kept for private use, with the paddocks elsewhere leased for beef cattle.
All fencing has been renewed and water troughs replaced. A barn and shipping container (with power and water), crush, holding yards and ramp have been installed at the eastern end of the property, thereby separating homestead and grounds from the farm access and activities.
With paddocks of fertile basalt soil surrounding the homestead, there is potential for diversification including cropping or dairy run-off.
"Calstock" lends itself as a superior executive residence, Boutique Hotel or family home, and is in wonderful condition while maintaining an atmosphere of its grand Tasmanian history.
Expression of Interest are invited over $3.8M.