Launceston Georgian homestead Calstock sold

Launceston Georgian homestead Calstock sold
Launceston Georgian homestead Calstock sold

Calstock, a 10-bedroom Georgian farm homestead near Launceston, has been sold for $3.15 million.

Tasmania has long been associated with historic Georgian mansions in Australia, and just outside Launceston is Calstock, a 12 bedroom home that dates back to early 19th century.

It was 1831 when Lieutenant Pearson Foote was given a land grant of 1420 hectares in Deloraine. Six years later Calstock was built, named after his family estate in Devon. There's also heritage listed trees in the manicured gardens, including English oak and elm trees.

Even though the east and west wings of the property date back to 1831, most of the 805 sqm home that stands today was built by John Field in 1853.

The Field family were one of Tasmania's earliest and largest landholders.

Two Melbourne Cup winning horses were bred from their historic stables on the northern Tasmanian property.

It remained a private residence until its $775,000 sale in 1999 with French hospitality veteran's Ginette and Remi Bancal then remodelled the Georgian mansion into the award winning Peppers Boutique Hotel.

The latest price was less than the $3.8 million figure sought last year for the 80 hectare Deloraine property.

Calstock has been sold to Terence Fahey and Bronwyn Shakespear, who had previously owned Truro, an 1880s grand Victorian homestead in the Southern Highlands at Balmoral.

It was in 2013 when Calstock last sold for $2.25 million to the ornithologist Ron Wooller and his wife Sue.

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