Luxury waterfront Beach House, private boat ramp & no neighbours!
THE RIVER HOUSE, 1413 Arthur River Rd, Arthur River... The largest “village” zoned block in the middle of a sea-side tourist town is now offered for SALE. This historic waterfront home was a central part of the iconic Ferry Service across the great frontier of the Arthur River, for more than 80 years.
Property prices in NW Tasmania are confirmed to be the lowest in the whole country – which means you get more for your money here than elsewhere – it is a forgotten part of Australia! There are 10 flights per day to the regional airports, and the Spirit of Tasmania ferry is not far away. Here is 1 acre of absolute waterfront privacy in an emerging tourist town for under $400,000. But the real value of this property is its charming, fully documented history...
The RIVER HOUSE was used by the Arthur River ferryman as far back as 1883, and there is documented history of a shepherd’s hut on this site fifty years before that. The property includes the old punt track leading down to the ferry landing, which has now become private river access and an exclusive boat ramp for the RIVER HOUSE. There is a private boat mooring, and a lovely riverfront grassed area left over from the ferry days. Three full length novels have been written using this house as their focal point.
* Absolute waterfront, 1 acre property with no neighbours, 200m to the beach
* Protected sunny aspect (that’s why the ferryman picked the spot)
* Elevated river views, extending into the famous Tarkine Wilderness
* Landscaped grounds
* 2 BBQs & entertaining areas
* Completely renovated inside & out
. The RIVER HOUSE at the mouth of the Arthur River, was used by the Arthur River ferryman as far back as 1883, and there is documented history of a shepherd’s hut on this site fifty years before that. The ferryman’s house was the only habitable dwelling at the mouth of this river, for 100 years of incredible pioneering history. The whole property looks down on the iconic Arthur River, where in 1834, the last of the Tasmanian aborigines crossed from the wild country to the south into captivity. In fact George Robinson, the man who rounded up the aborigines, camped at this very spot (it’s in his diary). During the west coast mining boom of 1890, entire bullock teams laden with supplies were washed out to sea trying to cross this mighty frontier.