We have four self-contained apartments offering quite a diverse choice of setting and splendid luxury.

Old Bishops Quarters is perfect for independent travellers, who are not in need of hotel or guest house services. You use the apartment as your home away from home. And nearby hosts to help you plan your activities.

All apartments have been fitted out to the highest possible standard - see our reviews. Bathrooms are fully tiled bathroom with glass walled showers (two with designer baths as well), underfloor heating, heated towel rails and premium towels. All have hydronic heating, sound-proofing, draught-proofing and plenty of character. Heat is solar powered from a large scale solar array in the old orchard, supplemented by gas. And there are hair dryers!

Free wifi, cinema TVs, iPads, Apple TVs, Netflix and Sonos hifi systems with Spotify and Pandora unlimited music on demand are provided.

Mini-kitchenettes in the 2 bedroom apartments are equipped with Fisher & Paykel single drawer dishwashers, bar fridges, microwaves, kettles, toasters and coffee plungers. Please note that there are no cooking facilities but we do have a BBQ available. Outside in the courtyard outhouse, there is a washing machine, dryer and a 2 ring stove top with cooking implements.

Our beds have high quality Australian-made AH Beard King Koil Spinal Contour Firm mattresses. Guests rave about them! Premium bed linen and plenty of good pillows are supplied along with bathrobes. We can provide a roll away bed on request.

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In the main house, we have the Old Housekeeper’s Apartment, a luxury, self-contained 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment. This is in the West wing of the house which was designed by Henry Hunter in the mid-19th century. It has been thoroughly refurbished with high quality bathrooms, heating and kitchenette equipment.

The apartment is private, self-contained with its own entrance and stairs, on the first floor, divided off and separate from the rest of the house. You will be the only visitors staying here when you book. The views over the Derwent River are very pleasant. If you are looking for a tranquil, out of the ordinary, beautiful place to stay whilst visiting Hobart, you’ve found it!

The apartment comprises:

  • 1 double bedroom with a walk-in-wardrobe/dressing room
  • 1 twin bedded bedroom – we can set it up as a second double bedroom on request – with an ensuite bathroom
  • A large lounge room which opens to a dining room/kitchenette, featuring beautiful dark polished original oak flooring and pleasant views across extensive gardens towards the Derwent River
  • A sumptuous underfloor heated bathroom with a natural stone bath and floor-to-ceiling glass-walled shower

Click on this link to see a 3D video tour - Old Housekeepers Apartment

The historic School House Apartment incorporates a lounge room and and master bedroom with a king-sized double bed (or, on request, 2 single beds) under a vaulted ceiling in the original school house; via a glazed link, this leads to a separate kitchenette/dining space with bathroom and a dormitory bedroom with two bunk beds or a cosy double (top bunk folds away). It is fully wheel chair accessible.

This is perfect for a couple, 3 adults or a family of 4 or possibly 5 including at least one young child. Less ideal for two couples given the location of the lounge! Please note that the second bedroom is compact and cosy.

Click on this link to see a 3D video tour - Monty's School House 

The Tutor’s Apartment comprises a large master bedroom (king bed or, on request, 2 single beds), a dormitory bedroom with two bunk beds or a cosy double (top bunk folds away), a spacious double shower room and a large lounge room with kitchenette. It has very pleasant views towards the Derwent River from the lounge room and glimpses of Mount Wellington.

This apartment is ideal for a couple, two couples, families or up to 5 singles (5th bed is a roll-away in a dressing area in the master bedroom). Please note that the second bedroom is compact and cosy.

Click on this link to see a 3D video tour - Tutor's Apartment 

Sleep under the stars! Hidden away in a secluded end of the gardens is the eclectic Monty’s Hideaway. The perfect spot for a uniquely memorable romantic get away. This is Glamping at its absolute best.

Monty’s Hideaway Apartment comprises a luxurious queen-bedded bedroom/lounge with a retractable roof over your bed (with a rain sensor!). There is a spacious shower room with a lifting roof so you can shower in the morning sun. And there is a wonderfully secluded deck and pleasant views towards the Derwent River. There is no kitchenette.

There is simply nothing like it in Australia! Come with an adventurous spirit and you won’t be disappointed.

Monty’s Hideaway is named after Field Marshall Montgomery, arguably Tasmania’s most famous resident. He grew up in this place and was always in trouble, running away into the gardens for long periods.

Click on this link to see a 3D video tour - Monty's Hideaway 

Short-listed for the 2015 Tasmanian Architecture Awards 



As their children grew older, a tutor was engaged for them, and a schoolroom built outside the house. The boys had the charge of this room week about, to keep it clean, light the fire, chop wood, etc. Here too they got their own tea. Their mother gave them in turn half a crown a week to spend on “luxuries.” One boy would spend the whole sum on biscuits, another on cakes. A canny child would buy a tin of salmon and get the cook to make it up into fish-cakes. One of the boys convulsed his parents by announcing that he had spent his half a crown on “reduced eggs”!

Other boys and girls shared their school life. One of these, Andrew Holden, whose father and mother were among the bishop’s closest friends, afterwards married his daughter, Una. On Saturdays the family would spend the whole day in picnicing in the Bush or on the seashore, cooking their own food and being introduced to the delights of “billy tea.”

According to his older brother, Donald, Monty was “the bad boy of the family”, and the defiant little rebel certainly got himself into lots of trouble. Once in a blind rage he pursued a little girl through the house with a carving knife. She was to say in later years that she knew how Rommel must have felt.

Monty was not the only one to get into trouble. One of the tutors recalled his first day at the family schoolroom. He arrived “to find a sister of Monty’s with her arm in a sling. She had been playing tag (I wonder who with) on the roof when she slid off and broke her arm”.