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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
1 night 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 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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Reviewed May 27, 2017

Spacious, luxurious and with a wonderful sense of serenity. First impressions count and that is what we had when we arrived at the Old Bishop's quarters. We had the Old Housekeepers apartment (2 br, 2 bathroom) - absolutely superb! Although not being greeted on arrival...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank martyjoe
Rebecca C, VR Owner at Old Bishops Quarters, Central, Exceptionally Historic with Grand Water Views, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

Thanks for your great review. I'll make sure I'm home when you visit again so that we can meet. Kind regards Rebecca

Reviewed May 15, 2017

Comfy, Quality, great location (walking distance to city) & great views. On site washing facilities, onsite off street parking, central heating for winter comfort.

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Vicki D
Rebecca C, VR Owner at Old Bishops Quarters, Central, Exceptionally Historic with Grand Water Views, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

Thanks Vicki for your review. Glad you enjoyed you stay with us. Kind regards Rebecca

Reviewed April 17, 2017

Lovely spacious apartment, warm cosy & comfy with quality furnishings. About a 20 min stroll to Salamanca Place and handy for walks around Battery Point. Great view from the living room area. Kids loved the Netflix/Spotify access and the ensuite bathroom. As a family, we...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank StrummerV
Rebecca C, VR Owner at Old Bishops Quarters, Central, Exceptionally Historic with Grand Water Views, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

Thanks for you review. You're correct there is no cook top or oven within the apartments themselves. This is stated in the apartment description. However we do have BBQ facilities for each of our apartments and a portable stovetop is available for guest us in...More

Reviewed December 31, 2016

My parents and I stayed in the Tutor's Apartment for 3 nights in November 2016. First of all, the photos you see online are exactly as it looks. The Tutor's Apt has quite a few modern touches, with great wifi, Smart Tv, Sonos sound system...More

Date of stay: November 2016
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Rebecca C, VR Owner at Old Bishops Quarters, Central, Exceptionally Historic with Grand Water Views, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

Thanks for your charming feedback. Great to know guests have enjoyed their time here. Many thanks Rebecca

Reviewed December 31, 2016

We stayed for 3 nights in the Tutor's apartment which is a luxury modern addition to the original building. The apartment has been incredibly well designed and Rebecca's attention to detail is evident everywhere. We also appreciated Rebecca staying up late to greet us when...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank pahSydney
Rebecca C, VR Owner at Old Bishops Quarters, Central, Exceptionally Historic with Grand Water Views, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

Thanks for your review. Glad you liked the cake. Many thanks Rebecca

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Reviewed April 29, 2016

I recently had the privilege of staying at the Old Bishop's Quarters with my husband and 2 teenage kids. We all fell that staying here was the best decision we made in our entire trip. We were lucky enough to stay in the House Keepers...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank Karen C
Rebecca C, VR Owner at Old Bishops Quarters, Central, Exceptionally Historic with Grand Water Views, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to perhaps being your hosts again. Kind regards Rebecca

Reviewed December 24, 2015

I stayed there last week with my daughter and her family. We stayed in one of the new modern apartments attached to the Old Bishop's quarters. There were 5 of us, including one child and a toddler and we fitted very well into the space....More

Date of stay: December 2015
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Rebecca C, VR Owner at Old Bishops Quarters, Central, Exceptionally Historic with Grand Water Views, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

Apologies that you did not receive fresh towels each or every second day. We state that we are a self/contained apartment not serviced. We do however have washing machine and clothes dryer facilities to available. The shower is modern adjacent to a courtyard and does...More

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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About the neighbourhood
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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