One of the earliest townships in Australia, Sheffield was settled in 1859 and was first named Kentishbury. Some 20 years later, the name was changed to Sheffield and the town’s population began to grow. Seven dams and seven power stations brought an abundance of work and people in the 1960s and 1970s, however when this work was complete, the population declined.
Why Make The Move To Sheffield, Tasmania?
Central to Sheffield, Grove Estate is close to amenities, including just a short 100 metre walk to the supermarket, 50 metres to cafes and the local Pub, and 100 metres to the nearest chemist. The local school is ideal for children aged 4 (Kindergarden) to age 16 (Grade 10), while the Metro bus stops directly at the High Street entrance to the estate providing easy access to nearby towns.
The only new complex of its kind in the area, current blocks of land average around 220 m2 in size. The estate will also include a 2,707 m common area.
Living options available now include duplex apartments adjoined at the garage, with two bedrooms, living area, dining and kitchen, one bathroom, garage and outdoor space. There is also the option to purchase a single standing villa.
Each villa is named after one of Tasmania’s native trees, providing a unique and earthy tone to the housing estate.
Grove Estate is designed for singles, couples and small families, with everything you need to ensure a happy home life. This home is built to last, with features that are designed to withstand everyday living.
For flooring, you’ll enjoy hard River Gum through the hallway, kitchen, dining and living areas; carpets in the bedrooms; and Forbo Surestep Vinyl in the bathrooms. For added comfort, each unit comes with a small reverse cycle air conditioner installed in the living room.
Externally, each home includes options of Weathertex Weathergroove Smooth cladding with windspray paint finish; Weathertex Classic wall shingles, and Weathertex Primelok Smooth cladding with windspray paint finish.
Black Peppermint Villa
Silver Wattle Villa
White Gum Villa
Black Peppermint Villa A
Black Peppermint Villa A includes two spacious bedrooms, one-bathroom, modern kitchen that comes complete with all the latest state of the art appliances and living / dining area. A door leads to the yard where you can enjoy the grassed area and concrete paving – ready for you to start designing to your own taste, to enjoy the beautiful Tasmanian weather. There’s plenty of space for an outdoor setting, or for your young children to play; with a small storage shed providing handy extra space.
This duplex has been named after the Black Peppermint tree, also known as Eucalyptus amygdalina, is found in the open forests of Tasmania’s dry areas. You’ll find it alongside White Gum and Silver Wattle, which – as you’ll not be surprised, are the names of our adjoining units in the estate. The Black Peppermint tree can grow up to 30 metres tall and is only found in Tasmania along the north-east, from the coastal areas to the edges of the plateau.
Black Peppermint Villa B
Silver Wattle Villa A
Just like the Silver Wattle tree this unit is named after; Unit 15 is perfect if you enjoy staying warm in winter and cool in summer. There is plenty of space in the yard for you to enjoy the summer Tasmanian nights, with both paved and grassed living spaces. You’ll also find a small storage shed in the yard that’s great for added space. Inside the home there are two bedrooms, along with one-bathroom, spacious living and dining area combined, as well as a modern kitchen with the latest appliances. It has the same layout as Unit 13, with the bedrooms on the left side and living space at the back of the unit.
Named after the Silver Wattle, also known as Acacia dealbata, this unit is guaranteed to impress – just like the tree itself. The Silver Wattle the tree has a smooth trunk, with yellow flowers in the winter. It’s a tall wattle that is usually found along creeks and rivers and is most commonly found in the eucalypt forests of Tasmania. The leaves are silver-white in colour, which is why it has the name Silver Wattle. It grows anywhere from 4 metres to 30 metres tall and has a grey-brown smooth bark that becomes rough with age. It generally flowers between August and November.
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Silver Wattle Villa B
The Silver Wattle tree is known for its compact leaves, which makes it a fitting name for this compact unit. Unit 16 is a mirrored replica of unit 15, with two bedrooms and bathroom on the right side towards the front of the house, and kitchen and living spaces leading to the outdoors space at the back. There’s plenty of outdoor space there if you want to build your own little garden bed, or you can set up ready to enjoy the summer on a lounger or small outdoor setting. If you love to cook, the kitchen comes complete with everything you need, including cooktop, oven, rangehood and of course – dishwasher!
What do we love so much about the Silver Wattle tree that we’d name our units after it? The flowers of golden yellow with sweet scents are a great start. The silver colour of the leaf, the evergreen foliage and the stunning scenery it sets within our woodlands and eucalypt forests. It is often mistaken for Black Wattle, but Silver Wattle is a breed of its own.
White Gum Villa
The White Gum villa is guaranteed to be popular, so make sure you get in quick. If you want the benefits of a duplex, without having another building attached, unit 17 is the ideal choice. This unit includes two spacious bedrooms, living and dining space, bathroom and garage. The kitchen has plenty of space for the budding chef and leads to the back yard.
The yard itself includes concrete paving and grassed area, with a small storage shed against the side wall. You’ll love the mulched garden bed out the front, which can provide the space for a colourful hello before you enter the front door. Unit 17 is basically a replica of units 13 and 15, without the adjoining lot.
White Gum, also known as Eucalyptus viminalis, is a tree that has many forms. It can grow more than 90 metres tall and is generally found in the Evercreech forests in the north-east of Tasmania, near Fingal. You’ll usually find this tree growing amongst the black peppermints in the dry areas of the forest. Like the open woodlands where you’ll find the white gum, unit 17 is spacious and welcoming. As the only stand-alone unit, this home won’t last.