One of Northern Tasmania's most historic estates has hit the market - and it's tipped to post the region's highest residential property price of $3.5 million.
Freshwater Point is located on the West bank of the Tamar at Legana, and is offered for sale by Knight Frank.
The historic homestead gets its name from Matthew Flinders, who first sailed up the Tamar River in 1798, stopping when he found water fresh enough to drink.
By the 1820s, Tasmanian colonist and accused thief Jonathan Griffiths built the homestead, after being pardoned of his crimes.
When Griffiths died in 1839 he was said to have been the richest man in Tasmania.
Today, Knight Frank partner Sam Woolcock said Freshwater Point remained a part of Tasmania's history, offering unrivalled estuary frontage and country tranquillity.
"Five bedrooms and three bathrooms include one of each in 'The Folly' - an award-winning, Georgian-inspired dual level apartment that seamlessly melds modern excellence to the homestead's classical elegance," he said.
"With views over the grounds to the Tamar, three self-contained cottages and extensive out buildings and storage contribute character and convenience in equal measure.
"The property invites entertaining with terrace expanses and the solar heated saltwater pool."
The property was purchased by Peter and Elizabeth Wallis in 2003, and was restored in 2006 by CRC.
Mr Woolcock said spectacular gardens now surround the quadruple convict brick-built residence, which has undergone a major renovation project.
Other features include a cellar, a vineyard, heirloom paintings, a 30 metre jetty and deep water mooring.
"Properties of the quality and extent of Freshwater Point rarely come onto the Australian market," he said.
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