257 TONGANAH ROAD, SCOTTSDALE, TASMANIA
RURAL RETREAT IN PARKLIKE PARADISE
“Cockatoo Hill” Tonagah Rd, Cuckoo, N. E. Tasmania – 12 acres
Sheltered spectacular park-like surrounds, with its amazing array of globally endemic trees, the immaculate super-scenic, passive designed home offering the ultimate enviable country lifestyle is without equal. Offering absolute privacy but close to services, the northern boundary is flanked by a 15 acre native flora and fauna reserve (accessible only by the owners) and boasting magnificent granite rock formations with amazing views from the easily negotiable walking tracks that is accessed from arboretum (see link for the botanical plants).
The charismatic country kitchen in the house features Myrtle bench tops, a slow combustion Rayburn cast-iron stove for cooking, heating and hot water plus a gas stove and oven as an alternative option. The warm glow of timber and exposed beams encases the entire area including the central dining section. There’s also a 2x2x6 metre European style cellar, with storage capacity for vegetables and fruit. Entry is via a walk-in pantry.
Cosy living continues into the adjoining family area with gleaming parquetry floors, an abundance of windows drenching the room in light and a cast iron wood heater warming the colder winter months.
There are three generously sized bedrooms in the main home plus a well-appointed family bathroom. There is also a guest area or perhaps Airbnb option attached to the main house with separate entry, partial kitchenette, bedroom, bath and shower en-suite.
Outdoors a wrap-around verandah framed by locally harvested timber provides the perfect vantage point for entertaining friends, family barbecues and enjoying evening sunsets. It looks over the serene rainbow w trout stocked lake with its island and private jetty that also provides irrigation water for the magnificent house gardens. There is a double garage with workbench that provides under-cover parking and the large barn offering plenty of storage.
Just above the lake, the expansive fully fenced organic vegetable gardens provides fresh produce. The 17x10x3 metre net-house has a myriad of fruit trees including apples, nashi, cherry, plums and peaches as well as grapes, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry patches. You will never be short of eggs with the chicken coup been designed for around 40 chooks to free range the property.
There are accommodation options for unique Cockatoo Hills with the recently opened mountain bike trails in nearby Derby and Weldborough as it has functioned as a Bed and Breakfast in the past and along with the park like arboretum could be utilized as an up market camp ground or caravan park (leave your TV off!). Or maybe cater for the Scottsdale to Legerwood bicycle rail trail close by that Is planned to start from Launceston in the future. Or else just have the odd open garden day and enjoy your very own ultra-private rural sanctuary, wrapped in nature and serenaded by birdsong. Our owners are genuinely committed to sell so come and experience the allure, the ambience and the visual romance that words and pictures cannot adequately convey. Your exceptional new lifestyle awaits!
Gordon Cluff – Elders Towns Shearing
0408 500 444