Looking for a great central place in Hobart for a get together with friends and family? Here are three highly-rated apartments adjacent to each other in one of Australia's most historic house settings. Splendid luxury at the bottom of the world with gorgeous water views. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 double beds and 5 single beds (2 can be replaced by a double on request), plus cots/roll-aways.
See our other listings under Old Bishops Quarters. Free wifi and parking. Walking distance to Salamanca.
Splendid luxury at the bottom of the world! A special hide-away with the feel of a luxury, boutique hotel, without the hotel and much more space.
Stay in spacious, beautifully appointed, self-contained apartments in one of Australia’s most historic houses, formerly home to each Bishop of Tasmania for over 160 years until 2003. Our family home was built in the 1830s and is set in about an acre of gardens on one of Hobart’s most attractive tree-lined streets on the edge of Battery Point - just at the end of our street. And unlike Battery Point/other central areas, we have free parking outside!
Free wifi, linen/towels and parking; accommodation only. Kitchenette is not equipped for cooking but there is a BBQ and stove-top in Outhouse.
Pleasant views towards the Derwent River and glimpses of Mount Wellington.
Access is through an attractive courtyard from a dedicated off-street car park which is right outside your door.
Our guests have already decided that this is a great place to stay in Hobart. Our apartments are fitted out to the highest possible standard. Heat is solar powered from a large scale solar array in the old orchard, supplemented by gas. There is air conditioning in the lounge. And there's a hair dryer!
Free wifi, cinema TV, iPad and Sonos hifi system with Pandora unlimited music on demand. Custom made kitchenettes are equipped with high quality appliances - 6 setting Fisher & Paykel single drawer dishwasher, bar fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee plunger (no cooking facilities). High quality Tasmanian beds and linen.
Not a lot has changed in the main house over the years, other than a major restoration project funded by the National Trust in the 1990s and now our efforts - especially heating! The house was designed in stages by two of Australia's most renowned architects in the 19th century, Henry Hunter and George Fagg. There are many stories about past owners, residents and guests including Field Marshall Montgomery of WW2 fame, Lady Gowrie, every Anglican Bishop of Tasmania from mid-19th century to early 21st century, endless Governor-Generals, the first Attorney General of Tasmania, a good selection of Archbishops of Canterbury and York, John Wordsworth (not the poet but the Bishop of Salisbury and grand nephew of the poet) and so on.
Come and enjoy 21st century Hobart mixed with the 19th century!
Access to your private apartment is through an attractive courtyard from a dedicated off-street car park which is right outside your door
I am Australian and have lived in the UK and Japan. My husband, Dermot, grew up in Ireland and has lived in the UK and Australia. We love meeting people, having a laugh, fresh air, walking and cycling, beautiful scenery and great food and wine --- Tasmania! We are both involved in running our Airbnb apartments, having expanded since our initial listing in 2012.
My career has been in healthcare (mainly midwifery) and my husband's in finance. We are keen travellers, especially if it involves sailing. We have four school age children so we are also good at keeping ourselves to ourselves, as appropriate.
We have taken on the challenge of looking after this 19th century house, the Anglican Bishop's residence from the 1840s till recently, and spend a lot of time on it. I am particularly fond of searching for interesting pieces of forgotten furniture, making/growing things and trying to be creative in kitchen. Dermot is particularly mad about his growing solar thermal project in the orchard!
We were drawn to Airbnb as we get to know a little about our house guests and vice versa. Also, we find that it connects us with people who are considerate and pleasant which is important!