Newry Farm is an historic farming property situated on the edge of Longford in Northern Tasmania.
Newry Farm is wonderfully located being less than 5 minutes’ drive from the nearby historic townships of Longford and Perth, between 10-15 minutes drive to Launceston Airport and Launceston. It is surrounded by other historic houses and farms.
Newry Farm has an extensive frontage to the South Esk River, a well known fishing and boating attraction, and the Mill Race.
Newry Farm and its buildings are historically significant, although precise details of the original construction date and ownership are not yet known. Our understanding is that the original buildings (still standing) comprising the large timber barn, stables and western wing of the house were constructed between about 1815 and 1840. The original part of the house was originally constructed as an Inn, known as “The Jew’s Harp”, en route from Longford (and Perth) to Launceston. The historic stables and barn serviced the Inn.
The original part of the house and the stables are, we understand, convict built. The barn is understood to have been designed and/or constructed by the same architect/builder responsible for similarly unique barns at local world heritage listed properties, Brickendon and Woolmers.
Newry will be attractive to families or small groups (including small conferences) who wish to experience a taste of Tasmanian country life and history in a location which enables them to extensively tour Tasmania.
The property has magnificent views over the Longford district towards the Great Western Tiers. Many artists have been, and still are, attracted to this location because of its views and ever changing light and perspective.
The house has a large English garden to be enjoyed as well as a tennis court and pool. There are beautiful walks on the property along the frontage to the South Esk river and the Mill Race, the farm’s river flats (unless flooded!) and along nearby Pateena Road. The farm is intermittently used for grazing of cattle owned by a nearby dairy farmer. There are 2 pet sheep, rabbits, possums and abundant birdlife depending on seasons to enjoy.
Despite Newry’s location close to local townships and Launceston, it is a beautiful, private country retreat. From the moment that one enters the driveway to the farm, one encounters the beautiful, private and serene world of a charming Tasmanian country property.
The out buildings are to be enjoyed from a distance. Guests are asked not to enter them.
** A personalised greeting and introduction upon arrival
** A one hour farm tour to be booked at a time convenient to the guide
** 4 bikes - 3 adult bikes and 1 child's bike and 4 helmets (bikes and helmets to be arranged at time of booking)
** 4 pairs of gumboots (to be arranged at time of booking)
- The out buildings are to be enjoyed from a distance. Guests are not to enter these buildings, as the farm is a working farm.
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