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The Mercury Real Estate Guide : January 3rd 2013
MERCURY Thursday, January 3, 2013 --- 5 Focus on Plenty/Bushy Park Median price: House $150,000 November, 2012 JUST 45 minutes northwest of Hobart, Plenty is in the picturesque Derwent Valley and is best known as being the home of the Salmon Ponds. This complex was built in 1861 to receive salmon eggs from England but is actually the oldest trout hatchery in the southern hemisphere. Bushy Park is the hop capital of Tasmania and contains a mixture of old houses, deciduous trees and hopfields as far as the eye can see. Bushy Park grows enough hops to supply Australia's beer needs for a year. The first person to settle in the Styx Valley was A.W.H. Humphrey, who arrived in the area as early as 1812. Exactly who was the first person to grow hops in Tasmania is still a matter of some contention. But we do know William Shoobridge brought some hops to Tasmania in 1822 and it was his son, Ebenezer Shoobridge, who began growing and processing them in the Styx Valley in 1864, when he bought the Bushy Park Estate. 522 IF YOU have ever dreamed of making and selling your own wine, this 464ha Plenty vineyard, Kinvarra, offers the ideal opportunity. The property features a 10ha commercial vineyard with mature vines and a further 80ha identified for vineyard development. The land has excellent air drainage, is elevated northerly and has potential for a 60 megalitre dam. Also including is a circa 1827 renovated homestead with five bedrooms. With contract forward sales at $2500 per tonne, the land is also currently grazing 200 cows and their calves. PLENTY, 1211 Glenora Rd Rendered stone house with Colorbond roof. House/land: 320m2/464.38ha Price on application Roberts Real Estate Refer: Peter Wade 6235 1451 realestate.com.au ID: 7414426 312 THIS Bushy Park Wayside house was built about 1910 and has been beautifully renovated and modernised inside. The interior has been rejuvenated with floating timber floors, bold fresh colours and painted timber ceilings and walls. The country-style kitchen features a wall oven, large pantry and island bench while the open-plan living area contains an open fireplace with feature timber mantelpiece. French doors take you out on to a private balcony. There is also a level entertainment area at the side of the home. The huge master bedroom was the former living area and has large built-ins and a separate nursery/study. BUSHY PARK, 479 Gordon River Rd Weatherboard house with Colorbond roof. House/land: 145m2/1758m2 $295,000 -- $330,000 Harcourts Northern Suburbs Refer: Peter Shacklady 6273 3500 realestate.com.au ID: 111459359 311 WITH a lovely rural setting in Bushy Park, this three-bedroom house is just 15 minutes from New Norfolk. The house is ideal for the first home buyer or home renovator. It sits on a 1650m2 block, which leaves plenty of room for development. It has three bedrooms, a great living area, big kitchen and outside covered area. There is no town water but there is access to river water. BUSHY PARK, 1701 Glenora Rd Weatherboard house with galvanised iron roof. House/land: 110m2/1657m2 Offers over $150,000 Elders Southern and Midlands Refer: Tim Morris 6262 5050 realestate.com.au ID: 112456791 More properties @ ROSETTA OFFERS OVER $299,000 ROSETTA OFFERS OVER $269,000 HOBART $449,000 Justin Wilson 0439 373 937 Peter Rezek 0418 292 228 Marianne Revell 0411 249 354 Adrian Millington 0400 395 022 Tony Butterworth 0407 530 159 Christine Nichols 0408 384 342 Tony Collidge 0409 726 680 Mark Johnston 0408 121 958 Marie McLelland 0408 705 089 Natalie Gray Rentals 6273 2598 Paula Wells Rentals 6273 2598 Jaye Bowden Rentals 6273 2598 Alicia Hansson Rentals 6273 2598 Andrew Hills 0408 492 802 CLAREMONT $242,000 Impressive block, plenty of space inside & out CHIGWELL O/O $205,000 Views over Morilla Estate and Derwent River
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