Farmhouse on the Cradle Coast
Forth, TAS, Australia
Ballachulish is a 10acre boutique vegetable farm, located in the renowned produce and vegetable growing area of the Cradle Coast in North West Tasmania.
Perfectly situated on the hill above the Forth valley, with stunning views from every window of the surrounding rich red paddocks, and its own beautifully established garden.
The house affords guests maximum privacy without being isolated from all the amenities and attractions that the area has to offer. Two minutes by car to Forth village, which offers a post office, service station, café, pub and convenience store, plus the Purple House for your holistic health needs.
Slightly further afield the area offers many world-class experiences.
The Cradle Mountain world heritage national park is just over an hour away, as well as the Leven Canyon, Lake Barrington and the International rowing course. The Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail begins at your doorstep, as well as many other “foodie” experiences within the North West region.
So whether you are keen to be active, or enjoy more sedate activities, or are looking for experiences to enjoy with the family, Ballachulish is a perfect base.
The original timber and slab cottage was built on the site about 100 years ago. The sitting room and two main bedrooms form the original structure.
The house has had a major renovation over the last year and now offers all new kitchen/dining extension, appliances, furnishings and décor.
Decorated in a soft organic colour scheme that gives it a slightly country feel with a hint of the Hamptons.
You are welcomed through the red door into the boot room. Here you can remove all your outdoor gear, before you enter into the kitchen.
This kitchen will delight you.
It has been fully renovated to a high standard with quality appliances and fittings.
Imagine the aroma of brewed coffee and freshly baked bread wafting from the magnificent induction cooktop and oven. It is truly a chefs kitchen and is the heart and soul of the house.
The rustic farmhouse table can seat 8-10 and has the most wonderful view of the garden and paddocks through the large wrap around windows.
This area catches the sun, morning and afternoon.
The large sliding doors open up onto paving and connect to the breakfast deck and the sunset bar.
Tastefully decorated, with attention to detail in every room.
It feels like you have come home.
- Entire house with garden
- All linen and towels supplied
- 3 bedrooms 2 queen beds and 1 bunk ( sleeps 3)
- Electric blankets on queen beds only
- Fully equipped gourmet kitchen
- Dishwasher (tabs supplied)
- 2 bathrooms. Shower, bath and toilets
- Gas log fire
- 3 TV’s DVD
- Sound system
- Washing machine (powder supplied)
- Ironing board and iron.
- Heaters in each room
- Hair dryer
- Books and games
- Picnic basket
- Outdoor tables and chairs
- NBN WiFi
- Small office area with Wifi printer
- Undercover parking
- Separate storage shed for bikes or outdoor equipment
**Please note that no smoking permitted or pets allowed on the property
Kipfler, Dutch creams and Kennebec are all growing quietly in our paddocks. Seed potatoes are sewn in August and harvested in June July. In the past the land has grown many different crops including leeks, pyrethrum and opium poppies.
The area is renowned for its high quality produce and is shipped both interstate and overseas.
So next time you buy a potato in Coles, it may just have been grown at Ballachulish
The garden around the house is an old established one. Take a wander and find the apple trees, pears, plums and kiwi fruit, crab apple, red and white currants as well as lemons, cumquats, grapefruit and rhubarb, almonds and walnuts.
The herb garden is currently under planting as well as the glass-house. Further refurbishment will continue but the garden itself has a lovely meandering feel to it with little surprises around every corner.
Find that wonderful bottle of wine and watch the sun set slowly in the west at our new “Sunset Bar”. So may happy hours have been spent in this garden, and we hope many more to come.