That hol­i­day feel­ing

Mercury (Hobart) - Property - - Front Page -

DODGES Ferry is not just a place to live, it’s a haven for the lifestyle that home­own­ers Cindy and Garry Hart love to en­joy.

Garry has lived in the area for 15 years and Cindy for 25 and it is easy to see why Dodges Ferry is so ap­peal­ing to them.

“We love the beaches, go­ing div­ing for lob­ster or abalone, rid­ing a jet­ski and Dodges Ferry makes all of this eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble,” Cindy said.

Garry said the sea­side sub­urb has the feel of a hol­i­day town.

“You can knock off work and im­me­di­ately feel re­laxed like you are on hol­i­day,” he said.

The Harts build their Al­bert Ct house three years ago and had in­tended to stay put.

How­ever, things change, and in­stead they have de­cided to down­size in nearby Carlton which will en­able them to en­joy sum­mers in Tas­ma­nia and hope­fully travel in the win­ter.

Cindy said her favourite fea­tures of their home in­clude its mag­i­cal views, the warmth of the house with its in­su­la­tion and dou­ble-glazed win­dows, and as a re­tired chef her im­pres­sive AGA stove.

They also have a fan­tas­tic party room with a bar and spa on one side of the prop­erty plus a tall 10m by 10m three-bay Dutch barn with a work­shop on the other side.

The house boasts large, spa­cious bed­rooms, ex­pan­sive liv­ing ar­eas with pol­ished Tas­ma­nian oak floor­boards and a dream kitchen with a but­ler’s pantry.

This area opens to two en­ter­tain­ment decks.

In the main bed­room there is a walk-in wardrobe and an en­suite.

All of the ceil­ings, ex­ter­nal walls and floors are in­su­lated with batts for year-round com­fort.

Garry said Dodges Ferry was a good fam­ily area and from their house the lo­cal school was within walk­ing dis­tance.

Cindy said they had also had in­quiries from re­tired couples look­ing for space and pri­vacy.

With two hectares of bush­land around this home, wildlife and pri­vacy is in abun­dance.

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