727 East Derwent Highway, Risdon TAS 7017

Sandstone Residence - Historic Location for a Visionary Host

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Do you seek a sea-tree-change? This could be a river-change steeped in history. Nestled in the hills of the Derwent’s Eastern Shore a spear throw from traditional hunting ground of the Maureene people it was given its European name of Rustin by explorer john Hayes in 1793. Site of Lieutenant John Bowen’s 1803 first British settlement, the historic Heritage Listed Saracen’s Head Inn offers no sight of modern property. It was a resting and refreshment stop for Hobart Town travellers to Richmond from 1829 on, and a haunt of bush rangers. It now holds possibilities (STCA) to resume its role for visitors seeking the modern pleasures ten minutes’ drive away of the cities of Hobart and Glenorchy(home of Mona), the charm of historic Richmond (now only 15 minutes away), and local bush walks.

The 402m2 three storey sandstone building is surrounded by an extensive park like garden sited on 3228m2. Think, also, of acquiring the adjoining vacant allotment of 8748m2
The property comprises multiple reception rooms, two fully equipped kitchens, seven bedrooms and four bathrooms. It retains many of its original features both internally and externally including high ceilings, wide skirting’s, flagstone flooring and a magnificent stone walled courtyard (great for receptions or entertaining).

For storage it has a double garage/workshop.

The photos tell the story better than words.


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