Two historic properties in the Northern Midlands have sold for millions of dollars this month, with both attracting interest from international buyers.
The 411 hectare Mount Vernon property at Cressy sold for $10.27 million and the historic Longford House at 120 Catherine Street sold for $2.5 million recently.
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The eight hectare Longford property features six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a lift between floors, an orchard and paddocks.
It was last sold in 2015 for $1.4 million, before it sold for $2.5 million this month.
Listing agent Jo Oliver said a couple from interstate purchased the property.
"They are looking forward to coming and living in Longford," she said.
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Built in 1834, it was renovated by the previous owners and remains an example of one of the early Georgian homes built in the state.
The property was first offered for sale in 1991, after the Pitt family decided to put it on the market are owning it for more than 130 years.
An article in The Examiner in 2007 detailed an auction of the property - with an initial call for $1 million falling flat.
The 705 Maitland Lane, Cressy property sold for $10.27 million this month.
It has access to 544 megalitres of water through the Cressy-Longford Irrigation Scheme and it's something listing agent Mark Ranicar said was a rarity.
"Mount Vernon presented buyers with an incredible opportunity to acquire a large holding on the Cressy-Longford Irrigation Scheme," he said.
"The irrigation scheme was seen by buyers as a secure source of water underpinning such an investment. The opportunity to secure multiple titles in one transaction was also seen by buyers as influencing their strong interest.
"The marketing campaign attracted more than 65 enquiries from local, national and numerous international parties, highlighting the standing the property had in the market."
For the past 20 years the property has been used for cropping alongside a historic cottage, shearing shed, stables and an airstrip.
The property reflected about $25,000 per hectare and Mr Ranicar said the sale price continued to set new levels for rural property value in the state's North.
"The property was bought by an interstate-based private family who have other property interests in Tasmania," he said.
More property listings can be found at realestateview.com.au.
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