Wouldn’t it be nice to have the best of both worlds? Able to step back in time to another era, yet still have 21st century conveniences close at hand? Well, this property may just fit the bill.
The former St Helens post office building has a storied history, said to date back as far as the 1830’s when it is believed the rear cottage now attached to the main building was built, used at one time by the surveyor of the district. Then in or around 1878 the main part of the building is said to have been constructed, first housing the Commercial Bank of Tasmania, then later the St Helens Post & Telegraph Office.
Registered on the Tasmanian Heritage Register, since it’s former post office days the building has been used as office and retail space, and is currently utilised as self-contained, boutique guest accommodation. Configured into two historically-inspired apartments, and available to purchase on a walk-in-walk-out basis, Miss Moyes (named after the postmistress at St Helens from 1898 to 1904) and the Surveyors Cottage, there is also current Council planning approval for further rooms to be used as living quarters for an on-site manager.
The interiors throughout the property have been lovingly revived with much care and sensitivity to the history of the building, and feature characterful dado panelling, timber floors, pressed metal ceilings with vintage light fixtures, and sympathetic styling throughout the furnished rooms. Accommodation includes 5 bedrooms, most with feature fireplaces. The three bathrooms have been renovated to a high standard, featuring found pieces converted to bathroom vanities and quality fittings and finishes, whilst each guest unit incorporates functional kitchenettes with sinks.
Centrally located in St Helens, with its shops, cafes and restaurants, hospital and medical services, and with world-class mountain bike trails and the beaches of the Bay of Fires within driving distance, this property offers urban lifestyle with heritage flair, as a destination stay, retail or office location, and with scope to live on-site whilst managing the current boutique accommodation offering.
Complete with cottage courtyard garden and a beautifully restored exterior, step through the door and find a private idyll in the centre of town.
Ever wish you could turn back time? Wish no more!
Contact Kerri’s Coastal Realty today for more information or to book a private inspection of this tantalising property.
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- Property ID: R2-2807283
- Price: Sold $800,000
- Sale Date: 2021-05-28
- Land Area: 625 m²
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 3
- Open Fire Place