Real Estate

Picture perfect waterside spot to build a dream home

Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by on 2019-06-29 00:00:00

Lot 2, 3 and 4/76 Ferry Road, Kettering. Picture: SUPPLIED

OVERLOOKING the Kettering Marina, the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island, the views from these waterside blocks are outstanding.

Harcourts Kingborough property representative Martin Richardson said since these large allotments hit the market there had been interest from the interstate and local buyers.

“People who aren’t necessarily looking at buying in Kettering will see these and not be able to resist having a look,” he said. “They will appeal to pretty much anyone, retired couples, young families — it would be a great place to raise kids.”

Waterside wonderland.

With pricing starting from $365,000, there are two 2500sqm blocks and a larger 1.08ha block.

Martin said the bigger block, No.4 Ferry Road, includes some bushland, with the best location to build a home being the crest of the hill.

While not quite as rare as hen’s teeth, Ferry Road blocks don’t hit the market every other week.

Martin said he could think of at least five blocks that had hit the market and “sold rather well”.

And he would know, having snapped one up himself.

“I bought 86 Ferry Road about three years ago,” he said.

“I’s two acres facing south in a stunning bush setting.

“I’ll be looking at building there in the next six months or so.

“As for these three blocks that are on the market, they are pretty much the last available ‘blank canvas’ lots left on the peninsula to build on.”

A blank canvas.

Martin said the glorious view of the marina and channel was the thing that was catching the eye of potential buyers.

“It is a simply stunning view,” he said. “There is an absolutely beautiful bushwalk along a well-maintained track which goes from the ferry terminal to the Trial Bay boat ramp and barbecue area as it follows along the coastline.

“The area is so peaceful.

“Just watching the boats coming and going from the bay, especially while having a coffee at the Gateway Cafe which is right on the water only 100 metres or so from the bottom of the properties — it is fantastic.

“And you can jump on the ferry free of charge to Bruny Island if you are walking on. Why not drop a line in the water and catch a fish for lunch on the island?”

Kettering offers many dining options, such as the Oyster Cove Inn, Steamhouse Cafe and the Gateway Cafe.

Ferry Road is near Woodbridge’s primary and secondary schools, as well as a local service station.

Kingston is about a 20-minute drive and Hobart about 40 minutes.