Award-winning Birchs Bay vineyard and stately home for sale

No.17 Jetty Rd, Birchs Bay. Picture: Supplied

SET in an enviable waterside location and known as the “house with the roses”, Hoeyfield is the type of superb property that has people jumping on planes to come see it in person.

This has been the story for the past week or so since No.17 Jetty Rd, Birchs Bay hit the market.

The 1.3ha estate has captured the imagination of people far and wide, particularly from NSW, who have caught flights in and out of Tasmania just to inspect the property.

And when it comes down to it, you can’t blame them. Hoeyfield is an exceptional estate.

An entertainer’s dream.

Hoeyfield’s owners describe the calm waters at the front of the home — with pods of dolphins that come visit — as almost like living by a lake.

“With a full moon and the right angle you get a gold shimmer that comes across the water. You can’t describe it. It’s magical,” they say.

When the homeowners first saw Hoeyfield, on their first trip to Tassie, they were struck by a picture-perfect still morning. “It was absolutely serene, we couldn’t believe how beautiful it was,” she said.

Hoeyfield sits above the Birchs Bay foreshore in the Channel region’s dress circle.

Fronting the idyllic water of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, the passing yachts are a reminder of why people dream of living by the water.

The five-bedroom ‘90s-built home’s original design was inspired by classic Georgian lines while its extension creates glorious spaces for contemporary living.

Hoeyfield also features a working cool climate boutique mature vineyard, which has produced award-winning chardonnay and pinot noir.

With its grandeur and stately presence, Hoeyfield provides elegant yet infinitely liveable spaces to share with family and friends.

Recently, the owners carefully designed renovations to the home that suited their lifestyle, opened up spaces and attracted oodles of light.

LJ Hooker Pinnacle Property director Alison Rogers said the updates include a new kitchen, renovated bathroom, new flooring and a new big deck at the front of the home.

“It’s a beautiful property that anyone would love to have as their forever home,” she said.

Mrs Rogers said when she lived in the Channel, Hoeyfield was a house that she would pass by and admire.

“It’s iconic, everyone in the area knows the home, who has owned it and its history,” she said.

“Its enchanting white roses that hang over the fence, its charm and the spectacular view of the sheltered bay — there is so much to adore.

“When you walk into the kitchen and living area, it is light-filled and just captivating. The picture window to the courtyard and the high ceilings with beams, it’s an architecturally intriguing home.”

Hoeyfield’s open plan creates a spacious ambience to the main multifunctional hub of the home, where a warmth and cosiness radiates.

An inviting window daybed and library nook will be the perfect place to indulge a love of reading or enjoy some daydreaming in the afternoon sun.

A sophisticated light interior colour pallet and freshly sanded Tasmanian oak floorboards radiate countryside chic in the lounge and living zone.

Floor-to-ceiling window doors canopied by white roses and wisteria open out onto a substantial hardwood entertainment deck. Built to a brief of being able to comfortably seat 40 guests, it transforms effortlessly into an expansive alfresco living area.

Uniquely, the property features a historic large detached apple shed, which was salvaged from the end of the jetty in Birchs Bay.

It has been dubbed The Packers and is currently used as a studio and creative space.

The Packers is complemented by a second wing to the home referred to as The Pickers. It has a kitchen with an extraordinary view, a lounge, bedroom and a delightful bathroom. There’s enough room for Airbnb guests or family to feel like they are on holiday.

Alongside the provincial-style courtyard there are veggie gardens, a chicken coop and a mooring. There is so much to discover.

Mrs Rogers said alongside the spectacular home, the Birchs Bay position was highly attractive.

She said it is tightly held and a beautiful place to live.

“The community is wonderful, eclectic, endearing and supportive. It is like one big family,” she said.

Small town traditions are unlike those in the city. Years ago, a previous owner of Hoeyfield tipped the current owners off to the pickers’ lunch.

“There has been a tradition at Hoeyfield, you put a lunch on and everybody comes and helps to pick the grapes — it’s a really nice social thing,” she said.

Another tradition comes around just once per year.

“On Christmas Day, 8am, everyone gathers by the jetty and then jumps off! We wish everyone a merry Christmas and then get on with our day,” he said.

Hoeyfield at No.17 Jetty Rd, Birchs Bay is listed with LJ Hooker Pinnacle Property and priced at “Offers over $3.15m”.

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