Beauty Point for sale
I was reading an article about where the cheapest places to buy property were in Australia. The article listed states and gave a rundown of the top 10 places to buy cheap property in each one. I clicked on “Tasmania” to see what was on offer and aside from the obvious places where there is a really good reason why property is cheap, I saw that Beauty Point was one of the top three cheapest places to buy property in Tasmania. I couldn’t really believe that as Beauty Point is a lovely little seaside town with wall to wall views and a delicious sleepy town feeling to it. It’s small and has a well developed sense of community and people are friendly and quick to stop for a chat. I can’t, for the life of me, think of why property in the town would be so cheap and I would like to share 35 images that I took today in Beauty Point to show you what a lovely little town it is and why it’s listing spawned my incredulity.
We parked the car not far from here on the outskirts of Beaconsfield and decided to walk into the town. As you can see it’s autumn now and these beautiful poplars are awash with colour.
This is the view heading into the town.
Our Autumn has brought cooler temperatures and the days are crisp but still in the mid 20C’s which makes for great walking weather. I couldn’t resist taking this photo of the beautiful autumnal yellow of the poplars against the glorious blue sky.
Steve will do anything to get a good shot and he figured that laying down on his stomach to take this (and the next) photo would be a good idea.
The leaves were still wet from the morning dew so Earl and Bezial were resisting diving into them. Lucky for Steve really as he was face down in the middle of them 😉
This is most probably an Amanita muscari that we saw emerging out of the soil at the beginning of our walk. We also saw large white saucer shaped fungi with white gills. It’s always exciting to see fungus in autumn (well it is for me 😉 )
You get a real feeling for a town when you take the time to walk from the outskirts in. There were plenty of hawthorn berries for the birds in this section of road verge.
I have always admired the poly tunnel structure (on the left hand side) but now the owners of this neatly kept property have added an orchard cover that interests me as well. We stopped and had a chat to the dog that lives at this house. He watched us from his deck until we were out of sight.
This collective of alpaca were not at all sure of the boys. They were wondering whether to shriek or run when the dogs (who were studiously ignoring them) decided that they were bored of waiting for me to take a photo and started hauling us forwards and on to the next array of glorious smells saving the alpaca from having to make any kind of a decision that early on a Sunday morning.
I feel like the tourism board but who wouldn’t want to live somewhere like this?! This driveway leads down to a house right by the river and even though we have had an horrendously dry year, how pretty is this scene?
La Camera, a small photographic studio situated in an old apple packing shed on the outskirts of Beauty Point
We stopped to surreptitiously take a few photos at this picturesque little bed and breakfast on the outskirts of town called “Beauty Point Cottages” as is usually the case, we were rumbled by one of the owners who despite our disheveled appearances (we had been dragged into the bush at least once by this point) welcomed us with a beaming smile and asked us if we would like to take a tour of the property. It takes true grit to smile openly and invite tramps and pit-bulls onto your property and this says a whole lot about this wonderful ladies temperament. We have met her husband previously who also asked us if we would like to tour the property and who was most open and welcoming. If you ever find yourself in downtown Beauty Point (and why wouldn’t you?) do yourselves a real favour and choose Beauty Point Cottages for your stay. Here’s a few more photos to show you how lovely it is.
Warmly welcoming and openly friendly. The perfect host 🙂
The main homestead on the property at Beauty Point Cottages. The whole garden is beautifully landscaped.
A lovely spot for a picnic at Beauty Point Cottages.
Some of the little cabin/cottages at Beauty Point Cottages
Rustic Beauty at Beauty Point Cottages
This epitomises the ethos of the owners at Beauty Point Cottages. This little bench is right next to the pathway at the edge of the property and beckons you to take in the view whether you are staying or not. I sound like I am selling time share arrangements or something for Beauty Point Cottages but I have no affiliation with them at all. I was just struck by how peaceful and beautiful it was and especially by how friendly and welcoming the owners both were.
“OH the travesty!” One thing we truly miss from living in the city is the endless stream of catalogues that tumbled into our mailbox. Nowadays we are lucky to get a farm shed catalogue once every six months let alone a supermarket catalogue. I have contemplated taking on a catalogue run in our area myself solely so that we can have regular access to catalogues. To see precious catalogues lying unwanted and snail chewed on the side of the road rubs more salt into the wound…
Obviously word is getting out about how cheap property is in Beauty Point. I know someone who bought a large property on the outskirts of Beauty Point, sight unseen, and moved here from interstate and loves the place. I met Annie at the Permablitz that I recently attended. This fountain is one of the only features (so far) at a new Naturopathy studio that has decided to put down roots in Beauty Point. I hope they do well but to me, just living in Beauty Point would be relaxing enough as it was 🙂
Meet the Goldfish inhabitants of the fountain. They saw me trying to take their photo and decamped under the base but I am ever tenacious when it comes to capturing images for you, my dear constant readers and these goldfish were no real challenge for my sleuthing abilities.
This wise Beauty Point resident knows the value of wise plant choices. If you plant roses anywhere in our district you end up with bald sticks for most of the year thanks to the invader possums and their love of the rosaceae family in general. These clever owners bypassed the daily devastation of having the possums strip their roses by choosing to plant small camellia’s instead. They have a very similar effect to roses on the picket fence but without the adornment of furry little fingers and nibbly little teeth.
This is Salvia leucantha or Mexican bush sage. I had some when we lived in the city and would love to grow more. It’s a hardy, drought tolerant and very pretty perennial that is very hard to kill. I am assured that Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia) makes a fine garden bed companion for this plant but I can’t vouch for that information. I just found it on a website when I was trying to work out the botanical name of this salvia 😉
Now correct me if I am wrong but surely this isn’t the kind of scenery that you would expect to find in one of the cheapest real estate markets in the state?!
And this is the view on the way back of the same garden further back.
“Be careful what you wish for “Beacon Walkers” or it might just come true!”
Isn’t this small (I am assuming) crabapple tree laden with fruit lovely? The fruit is almost translucent and adds to the ornamental value of the tree greatly at this time of year.
Again, can someone remind me why Beauty Point is one of the top three cheapest places to buy real estate in Tasmania?!
This little trailing grape vine was halfway along a very steep flight of pseudo steps in a narrow alleyway that led from where we wandered to prevent having to meet another dog walker and their dog before the boys had lost a bit of their exuberance and the highway where we needed to be to get back to the car. The reason you are seeing this little grape vine is due to the severity of the slope and the need to stop halfway up for a rest 😉
When we veered off the main footpath to avoid meeting another dog walker and their excited pooch we found ourselves walking along the shoreline on a small no-through road. At the end of the road we reached someone’s driveway and this was obviously what they had built as their property goes right down to the shore. How much fun would their kids have when the tide was in on that slide? What an excellent place to grow up 🙂
Some of the locals were most interested in our dogs.
Some of our dogs were most interested in this local game rooster chasing grasshoppers on this lawn oblivious to his good fortune at being on the other side of the road…
This local was so happy to see us that he ran down squealing from the back of the property and stood grunting at the boys. Earl, for once, didn’t know how to react to this strange looking “dog” who was staring at him and turned to look at Bezial as if to say “what do we do now?!”
All good walks have to come to an end and this is Stevie-boy after crossing the road with Bezial who had to be coerced with extreme tactics from laying upside down in the wet grass on the other side of the road for the duration. Here he is, trespassing in someone elses property. I swear our boys are the dog equivalent of Malcolm (Bezial) and Reese (Earl) from Malcolm in the Middle! I guess that makes me Lois and Steve Hal
If you have some spare cash folks, you could do worse than investing in Beauty Point and if sharing a town with other people doesn’t float your boat, if you have a spare few million dollars you can own a whole town in Tasmania