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Franklin, 17 Ryans Road

The Complete Package

Price by Negotiation over $720,000

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Listing Number: THH8486
About this listing
This fantastic property really does come with it all. Comprising of 16 acres (6.475ha) of green pastures with an ideal northerly aspect. There is a fully renovated period home, a barn, hay storage, workshop and triple carport. All this is surrounded by a lovely garden setting including flowering, deciduous and native plants and fruit & nut trees. From everywhere on the property, the views are simply captivating. Encompassing the true essence of what the Huon Valley has to offer, from up here, you look straight down the valley to the Huon River, the surrounding hills and the mountains in the distance. If that wasn't enough, there is also your very own mature vineyard, complete with 2 large dams. This property really is very special.

The original house was built in 1880 and has seen a lot of local family history in its time. The home has been more recently brought up to a modern day standard. It now boasts excellent insulation qualities, double glazed windows and an open plan living with a very pleasant northerly aspect and river views. The charm of a by-gone era has been wonderfully maintained. The original style and many features including high pitch roofline, high ceilings, rustic floorboards and the central fireplace. Now, you are able to enjoy the comforts and practicality of a modern home within the atmosphere of a beautiful period home. The history of this house is fascinating. At one point the house was used as a hay store and still has the original trap door to access the roof space, where they would have hauled the hay into the attic. This space is now an empty room and may be made into possible further living space.

This property is well set up for self-sufficiency. The house has an array of solar panels assisting to reduce your power bills next to nothing. There are multiple fruit and nut trees scattered throughout the garden. Veggie beds and the chicken coop will keep the whole family well fed with your own produce. A lovely entertaining area is hidden amongst the gardens and pathways lead you on a journey of discovery. There are many beautiful plants here and spring brings a mass of flowering colour.

The pastures are well fenced into multiple paddocks, ideal for rotation of stock and hay production. The main dam is spring fed, providing a large supply of fresh water to the property. A second dam catches the overflow and a smaller water hole is practical at the other end of the property. Near the house, there is an old timber shed for the hay and the tractor. The main shed is cleverly designed making it super practical. Comprising of a large high roof workshop, the shed also comes with a kitchenette complete with hot water. Up on a mezzanine floor, there are 2 rooms ideal for storage or maybe create bedrooms for guests. A 3 bay enclosed carport houses the cars and equipment. A good old fashioned mechanics pit with stairs will be practical for the more mechanically minded.

The top corner of the property is where you'll find the vineyard. Totaling just over 2000 plantings, the 1.5 acres of Pinot Noir is in great shape producing some excellent quality fruit. There is good scope for expansion of the vineyard. The slope and soils are ideal for the Pinot Noir here to express a true Huon Valley character. Known as Cumberland Vines, the fruit is sold to Winemaking Tasmania with an ongoing agreement for the foreseeable future. Either way, there is a guaranteed income stream if that is of interest. The equipment to maintain the vineyard is available and the owner is happy to assist with training should you not have the skills to look after vines. Every year the current owners have their friends and family around to help pick, many hands make for easy work. They are then rewarded with a late lunch in the barn where music is played with plenty of food and drink is consumed with stories shared.

From everywhere on this property the views demand your attention. The pastures are perfectly gently sloping, the aspect is ideal for all year round sun and the elevation ensures you enjoy crisp fresh air at all times. Positioned just out of the wonderfully community spirited, riverside town of Franklin and 15 minutes from the hub of the Huon Valley, Huonville, makes this location very desirable. Hobart is a picturesque 45 minute drive away. Please contact us for more information or to arrange a private inspection on site.
Property Information
  • Floor Area: 160 sqm
  • Land Size: 6.475 Ha
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Approx year built: 1880
  • Property condition: Excellent
  • Property Type: House
  • Garaging / carparking: Single lock-up, Closed carport
  • Construction: Weatherboard
  • Joinery: Double glazing
  • Roof: Colour bond
  • Insulation: Walls, Floor, Ceiling
  • Walls / Interior: Gyprock
  • Flooring: Timber and Carpet
  • Heating / Cooling: Reverse cycle a/c, Other (Wood fire look electric heater)
  • Property Features: Other (Wireless NBN and Solar System)
  • Chattels remaining: Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Stove, TV aerial, Dishwasher, Electric heater, Reverse Cycle Air-conditioner.
  • Kitchen: Open plan, Dishwasher, Upright stove, Double sink and Finished in Laminate
  • Living area: Separate living, Open plan
  • Main bedroom: Double and Built-in-robe
  • Ensuite: Separate shower, Bath
  • Bedroom 2: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 3: Double
  • Main bathroom: Separate shower
  • Laundry: Separate
  • Workshop: Combined
  • Views: Rural, Water
  • Aspect: North
  • Outdoor living: Garden, BBQ area, Deck / patio
  • Fencing: Fully fenced
  • Land contour: Flat to sloping
  • Grounds: Tidy
  • Water heating: Electric
  • Water supply: Tank
  • Sewerage: Septic
  • Legal details
    • Municipality: Huon Valley

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Harcourts Huon Valley

18 Main St
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