Walk into a Launceston fairytale with 'the Gingerbread House'

Wandering along Cimitiere Street, it’s easy to fall into a fairytale when you discover ‘the Gingerbread House’.

Built in 1886, the Gothic sandstone home looks like Hansel and Gretel could be found meandering through its halls.

Parry Property property representative Deb Pickett-Beamish said locals affectionately knew 2 Cimitiere Street as ‘the Gingerbread House’.

“That’s what we’ve always called it,” she said.

While it needed a bit of love to restore it to its former glory, the house was an “extraordinary” find, Mrs Pickett-Beamish said.

The four-bedroom property has a sweeping staircase and Baltic pine floorboards.

“These properties aren’t replaceable.”

It would make a stunning residence or, with council approval, it could be transformed into a beautiful restaurant or office for the right buyer, Mrs Pickett-Beamish said.

“It’s just a special property.”

The property was back on the market after Mrs Pickett-Beamish sold it in 2013.