In an era when people desire a "clean & green" lifestyle, no place in Australia represents that better than Tasmania, especially the spectacular Meander Valley in the central north. Here on the outskirts of the historic town of Deloraine, the 168-year-old Bowerbank Mill stands with its imposing four-storey Georgian façade, two Cottages, and towering six-storey chimney. The Mill presents as a post-card perfect image surrounded by green hills and the backdrop of the hauntingly beautiful Great Western Tiers Mountains and pristine World Heritage Wilderness.
Bowerbank Mill (c 1853) started its life as a flour mill, but over the last few decades, it has been renovated firstly by renowned artist and leather sculptor, Garry Greenwood. During the conversion from industrial Mill to home and business, current and previous owners have always been mindful of balancing modern functionality while respecting the Mill's heritage, i.e. retaining the ancient architecture with its meter thick blue-stone and hand-made brick walls, high ceilings exposing the gigantic pit-sawn timber beams and 18 arched windows. The Mill has been strategically built facing north to capture an abundance of natural light.
The versatile and spacious layout in the 700m2 Mill includes 5 grand living/lounge areas for an exclusive private residence and classy boutique accommodation. There are 10 elegant sizable bedrooms, a large Art Gallery/Gift Shop and, Reception, a country-style dining/kitchen with a walk-in pantry, and a ballroom size (120m2) attic with elevated panoramic vistas over the countryside. (Note: The configuration of the rooms can be altered to suit the new owners)
Each section of the Mill has its own character & charm with many 'wow' factor surprises in its décor, exquisitely appointed antiques, cedar panelling and, an interesting collection of 'objet d'art.' Note: A "walk-in-walk-out" proposition includes the furniture (even the regal four-poster bed), quality linen and memorabilia from the accommodation.
Outside, French doors open into two enchanting Cottages that feature open-plan-living and the cutest loft bedrooms imaginable. An extra bonus is the open-log-fire in the 6 storey chimney which adds to the romantic ambience.
Just beyond the manicured hedges are well designed gardens, but with picturesque informality in spacious lawn areas and pretty cottage gardens. There are a selection of productive fruit trees, a berry patch, and fragrant roses, plus exotic mature trees that offer shady spaces for alfresco entertaining. The majestic double-trunked Californian Redwood has a resident mopoke owl. As autumn sweeps its magic over the Mill's garden, the deciduous trees respond with a rich tapestry of burnished orange and yellow. Just stunningly beautiful!!!
The Mill's exterior and garden present eye catching street appeal, with its ideal location catching the passing trade. Bowerbank Mill is only minutes away from conveniences and services in Deloraine, a charming classified historic riverside town with a café culture and a bohemian, "arts and crafts" feel. Located in the Central North of Tasmania, the Mill is only a 35 minute drive to the city of Launceston (Airport) and Devonport (Ferry).
Being located in a rich agricultural region, Bowerbank Mill has nearby access to many gourmet food outlets for a "taste sensation" like dairy (yummy ice cream, cheese and Belgium chocolate), temperate climate fruit, fish (fresh water salmon), quality meats and even truffles. Plus the Mill is an easy drive to many attractions and activities like World Heritage Wilderness (Cradle Mountain) with lakes, overland walking tracks, daily trekking paths, water-falls and caves, Tamar wineries, trail bike riding, heritage villages and houses, world-ranked golf courses, the ocean with white sandy beaches and trout fishing in pristine lakes and rivers.
The current owners have loved their 15 years as custodians and convertors of the industrial Mill into exclusive living spaces. From their experience they can affirm that it is more than "Escape to the Country", it is "Escape to the Mill" ---- a building with exceptional qualities that offers a unique life-style for both a home and business opportunities.
Let the photos and video take you on a tour of this amazing building, Bowerbank Mill. But better still, make an appointment to experience the delights and charm of this historic gem for yourself.
More information on the history of Bowerbank Mill, a detailed inventory of the chattels and the private residential section are available on application.
Land Size: 2494m2 approx
Building Size: 774m2 approx
Year Built: 1853
Local Council: Meander Valley
We have in preparing this document used our best endeavours to ensure the information is true & accurate. Prospective purchaser are advised to carry out their own investigations