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Old Bishops Quarters, Central, Exceptionally Historic with Grand Water Views

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Built in 1837, this is one of Australia's most historic houses
Large lounge dining kitchenette area
Extensive gardens in view
1 of 15Built in 1837, this is one of Australia's most historic houses
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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Splendid luxury at the bottom of the world - a special hide-away with the feel of a luxury, boutique hotel, without the hotel and triple the space! You can check out our reviews by searching for us on other sites. We now have 3 two-bedroom luxury apartments including this one plus the romantic Monty's Hideway. We tend to receive most bookings either directly or through another service but try our best to respond to all enquiries quickly. We have 100s of 5 star reviews on the 'other' service! Stay in a spacious, beautifully appointed, self-contained apartment in one of Australia's most historic houses, formerly home to each Bishop of Tasmania for over 160 years until 2003. There are many stories about past owners, residents and guests including Field Marshall Montgomery of WW2 fame. Ou...Splendid luxury at the bottom of the world - a special hide-away with the feel of a luxury, boutique hotel, without the hotel and triple the space! You can check out our reviews by searching for us on other sites. We now have 3 two-bedroom luxury apartments including this one plus the romantic Monty's Hideway. We tend to receive most bookings either directly or through another service but try our best to respond to all enquiries quickly. We have 100s of 5 star reviews on the 'other' service! Stay in a spacious, beautifully appointed, self-contained apartment in one of Australia's most historic houses, formerly home to each Bishop of Tasmania for over 160 years until 2003. There are many stories about past owners, residents and guests including Field Marshall Montgomery of WW2 fame. Our first floor 110 square metre apartment is at a secluded end of a 3 storey 10 bedroom family home and comprises 1 double bedroom and one twin-bedded bedroom with an ensuite shower room. In addition, there is a large lounge room and sumptuous bathroom on the first floor, divided off and separate from the rest of the house. The lounge has 30 square metres of beautiful dark polished original oak flooring and offers pleasant views across extensive gardens towards the Derwent River. Independent/dedicated access is through an attractive courtyard, separate entrance door and one flight of stairs leading to the first floor apartment. The apartment has been fitted out to the highest possible standard. The fully tiled main bathroom features a deep, natural stone bath, a wide floor-ceiling glass walled shower, underfloor heating, fluffy towels and even a hair dryer! A second bathroom is ensuite to the Montgomery Room and is also fully tiled with underfloor heating. The apartment has 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. The apartment has kitchenette facilities which include fridge, toaster, kettle, sandwich toaster, microwave, dishwasher. There is BBQ available for guest use. The Outhouse is in the common guest courtyard and houses washing machine, clothes dryer small portable stove top, electric frypan and large overflow fridge. Cot and high chair can be provided on request.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Rebecca C
Response Rate:70%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:November 2013
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Reviewed 29 December 2019

We stayed in the Old Housekeepers Apartment, which was beautiful. Great location with stunning views over Hobart. Stylishly decorated and with a lovely homely feel throughout, we couldn't fault it. Highly recommend it.

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank OnAir25434511645
Reviewed 21 December 2019

The Old Bishops Quarters is located in a beautiful street within walking distance to Battery Point village, Salamanca Place and Harbour as well as supermarkets. The building and gardens are wonderful. We stayed 5 nights in the Housekeepers Quarters with our two adult children. Given...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Wisr
Reviewed 30 October 2019

I stayed in the Housekeepers Quarters with 3 friends for a delightful 4 night stay in Hobart. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment is a perfect place to base yourself being in close proximity to a supermarket, cafes and fine restaurants.It is in walking distance...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Stayed in 2 of the apartments. Could not fault the presentation and comfort. The owners were exceptionally thoughtful and made it a very pleasant stay. Location excellent, easy walking distance to main attractions, supermarket, restaurants and harbour. If we go to Hobart again would definitely...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank GlobeTrotting429519
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We were 2 couples so looking for somewhere nice for us to stay. Rebecca the owner was great in helping with our booking and provided an array of useful information to help us to self check in and get the most from our visit (Take...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Been here for just 7 hours and confident enough to write this review and tell any independent travellers to stop looking for accommodation. Why would you want a hotel when you can stay in a bit of Hobart history with a contemporary update. This is...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank graydudes
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The four seperate apartments located within this one property were all of outstanding quality. As a large group we occupied all the apartments and they were all at the same high standard. Beds - All mattresses were comfortable with hotel grade luxury sheet/bedding. Beds can...More

Date of stay: October 2017
1  Thank TrippyTraveller123
Reviewed 27 September 2017

A perfect experience in a large self-contained apartment. Tastefully decorated and well equipped. Very comfortable and welcoming. Kitchen handles breakfast and snacks only, but there are excellent eateries close by for eat in and take away meals. There are laundry facilities, off street parking and...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Andrew D
Rebecca C, VR Owner at Old Bishops Quarters, Central, Exceptionally Historic with Grand Water Views, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thanks for your positive comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay - I'm just updating my Eating Out Guide now so there'll be more places to experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

just spent 5 nights here with my dad and his wife and we loved it, fantastic history and lovely accommomidation highly recommended

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Helen I
Rebecca C, VR Owner at Old Bishops Quarters, Central, Exceptionally Historic with Grand Water Views, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your positive comments. We enjoy the history of our property and are so glad to be able to share it.

Reviewed 25 August 2017

A wonderful base of operations in Hobart, this first-floor apartment was warm, spotless and had very high end fittings and appointments. The beds were comfortable, the view from the dining table past Wrest Point and over the water was superb and the entertainment system was...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank BarbFromOz
Rebecca C, VR Owner at Old Bishops Quarters, Central, Exceptionally Historic with Grand Water Views, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Lovely to host this group. Thanks for your review.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Stereo System
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
City Getaway
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Central in easy walking distance to many good restaurants, Salamanca and other attractions in Hobart Tasmania. This focal point of 19th century Hobart 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!
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