Nestled high above Marion Bay, this home has panoramic views you won't believe until you see them yourself! You'll be distracted from every window with views that are never the same thanks to tidal variations and the play of light across the water. If you are a surfer, then a quick glance out the window will tell you if the surf's up at the world class surf break boneyard'. Views encompass Blackmans' Bay, Marion Bay Narrows, Maria Island, Mercury Passage, Hellfire Bluff and the distant, peaceful undulating green countryside. Southern right whales can be seen from the verandah and seals and dolphins are never far away. Giant sea eagles soar above the house and star gazing will astound you. Binoculars or a telescope are a must in this home! This property runs right alongside the waters edge with only a small dirt road separating you. Store a kayak or boat here and take off at a moments notice! Clad in maintenance-free celery top pine and designed using passive-solar principles, this home is warm in winter and cool in summer with Tasmanian oak floorboards throughout. Bathed in Northerly sun and highly insulated, heating bills are limited to a small amount of wood each year, much of which comes from the property itself. Water bills are non existent with plenty of rainwater to supply a family - over 44,000 litres! Other than council rates, the only utility bill you will receive is electricity and even this has been considered in the home's super efficient design because it uses an amazingly low 10KWH per day. Enter the home through a separate large entry with plenty of storage for shoes, hats and coats and gorgeous lead-light windows. From here the home is open plan, offering flexibility with a large family room, kitchen and dining, all taking full advantage of the stunning views. A large wood heater keeps the house cosy through winter. There are three large bedrooms, two of which have double built in wardrobes. The large master bedroom offers views over the bay from your bed, access onto the full length deck and has an ensuite with black-wood cupboards and a bath. The family bathroom is bright and modern with a shower and ornamental ceramic sink. The kitchen is fitted with top of the range Blanco induction cooktop and self-cleaning electric oven, Miele dishwasher, walk in pantry, black-wood cupboards and those' views! This property has been designed by a permaculture designer to provide you with a self-reliant lifestyle. Among its many features is an orchard of around 40 heritage fruit trees, productive vegetable garden, berry patch, chicken coop and run, greenhouse, treehouse platform and a swing and patio area. A greenhouse abuts the enormous chook palace, keeping them warmer through winter and prolonging the laying season. A level grassed play area off the kitchen is ideal for children to play with a natural "no chemical" swimming pond fenced for safety, to the side of this space. If you have children, the local primary school bus will stop at the bottom of the drive. The village of Dunalley is 5 minutes drive, the town of Sorell containing all major amenities is 25 minutes, Hobart Airport is 45 minutes and Hobart itself is under an hour away.
REVIEWS (3):"We stopped here for lunch on the way back from Port Arthur & are so glad we did. It's a pretty setting on the water, with a fireplace to keep you warm on a..."read more
REVIEWS (5):"We saw Bangor on the way toward Port Arthur Historic Site and said...hmmm...that looks like it'd be a good stop. So on our way back we did and we are so..."read more
REVIEWS (1):"Great coffee and the chocolate pear cake is divine. Nice place to stop en route from Hobart to Port Arthur."read more
REVIEWS (1):"What can I say, Probably the best three days I've had in a very long time. Throw in all the awesome days getting to, and home from the festival, and it's..."read more