Heathcote was in its infancy, gold was on everyone's lips and a Cornishman named Travaskis was building ‘Innisfail’, a charming two storey homestead. J.J. Farley and his wife purchased ‘Innisfail’ and added touch to it with shady verandas trimmed with iron lace and maids' quarters. This colonial lady was once very stately and accepted in the best of society. Inside the home you will find nine main rooms, including five bedrooms with original Baltic pine ceilings, fire-places and all the old world charm you would expect in a grand old lady of this era.
Downstairs off the main entrance are two bedrooms both with a built-in fire-place, open lounge with fire place and split system, meals area and country style kitchen with wood heater. Off the lounge is another room, formerly used as the maids' quarters, but would make an ideal study, home office or studio. Completing downstairs is the family bathroom with claw foot bath and external access, separate toilet and laundry with external access and the large timber staircase. Upstairs are the three remaining bedrooms and study or sitting room with access to the veranda with a beautiful view of the property's garden.
Outside Innisfail’s garden is just as impressive as the home itself, with box hedges, arbors, garden seats, day beds and the iconic white picket fence making this a gardener's paradise with many areas to sit and read or watch the kids play in the fairy garden. Completing outside is an outdoor entertaining room and workshop and being situated on a double block measuring 2,040m2 (half acre) in Heathcote's High Street, parking will never be an issue.
The possibilities for the next chapter of Innisfail’s storey are endless, Bed & Breakfast, Gallery, Cellar Door with accommodation, Tearooms, Restaurant or just a beautiful place to call home.
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