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Stages 4 and 5 of the popular ‘Hadspen Hills Estate’ are now available, offering a tranquil lifestyle only 10 minutes from the heart of Launceston.
Hadspen is a friendly town on the South Esk River in the north of Tasmania, 8 kms south-west of Launceston.
The town has a small shopping centre with a post office and service station, adjacent to a large caravan and cabin park. Past development has been almost entirely residential and mostly on the northern side of Meander Valley Highway.
Hadspen's historic centrepiece is Entally House, built in 1819 as a wealthy settler's colonial estate. It was the former family home of Thomas Reibey, Premier of Tasmania from 1876 to 1877. The Red Feather Inn, another notable heritage property was built as a coaching inn in the 1840s and remains in use today as a restaurant and for accommodation.
Hadspen.- This rural township, long marked out on the maps, is fast assuming the appearance of a village. It is situated close to and on this side of Reibey's Bridge. Mr. Sprunt lately obtained a licence to open an inn, which is a large and commodious brick building. Several cottages are erected, and a blacksmith's forge for the convenience of surrounding settlers will soon be at work. Abundance of excellent stone is found within a few yards of the spot, and we observe one gentleman has built a remarkably neat cottage, fronting the main street, of this material. The distance from Launceston is about eight miles, and if the road were slightly repaired the drive in this direction would be the most pleasant in the neighbourhood
— The Examiner, 22 December 1844