HOW often does the chance come along to own a delightful hobby farm such as this?
And for a price that is similar to an average family-sized house in West Hobart, Mount Stuart or Tranmere?
That is exactly what is on offer here at Oyster Cove, about a 35-minute drive from Hobart and just beyond Margate.
No.316 Nicholls Rivulet Road is set on more than 43ha of land and two titles.
Locals will know the property as Ced Cove Deer Farm.
Elders Real Estate Kingborough property representative Alison Fyfe said should the next owners of this property wish to continue using it as a deer farm, they would need to apply to the Department of Primary Industries to obtain the licence.
In the past the property has been a registered farm that was home to 18 deer.
Alongside excellent fencing, there is a paddock to the right that is perfect for hay. Last year it provided 172 bales.
The owners, Cedric and Fay, built their home on Nicholls Rivulet Road more than 50 years ago.
Alison said the couple are in their 80s and have decided that the time was right to downsize.
“The property would most likely suit anyone looking to have their own beautiful rural retreat, with the Nicholls Rivulet flowing through the property, large man-ferns and an abundance of wildlife,’’ she said.
“It is a great opportunity for someone to have a fantastic hobby farm with a difference.”
Alison said the property had a range of appealing features, such as the view from the kitchen and dining area of the hillside where the deer roam.
“Gazing out that window, you feel like you are in a different country,” she said.
“Of course, if you are a keen gardener you will love the variety of roses, bulbs, fruit trees and so much more that Ced’s Cove has to offer.
“There has been a great deal of interest in the property as people are curious about the farm and the fact it sits on two large titles.
“The house is mostly still original condition apart from a new kitchen.”
No.316 Nicholls Rivulet Road is listed at “Offers around $690,000”.