Mr Christopher and Kaye Bush

Mr Christopher and Kaye Bush

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 baths

About our home

The Oast House is ideally situated in one of the finest scenic parklands in Tasmania. It is an historical landmark, nestled on the banks of the Derwent Valley in Tynwald Park within a 10 minute walk to the High Street. The Oast House represents a cultural and architectural treasure of the mid19th century. Today the Oast House operates as a home and Fine Wood working school at

The woodworking school commenced in 2015. We offer short courses and accommodation throughout the year. Details of the classes and accommodation can be viewed on the web address listed above.

New Norfolk is regarded as the country capital and only 20 minutes from MONA, Hobart's world class Museum of Old and New Art, 30 minutes to, Salamanca Markets, the Hobart water front. Travelling west there are bucolic rural settings, small townships, Mt Field National Park, Forestry, fishing, hunting, bushwalking and adventure.

The township of New Norfolk represents one of the earliest towns in Tasmania, circa 1807. The 19th century early settlers relied on stunning river frontage, timber cutting and forestry, later cropping, fruit and hop farming and mental health. The 20th century was marked by industrial growth and the emergence of mining, dam building, paper making, tourism and continuing service to the mentally ill at Willow Court.

The accommodation features a sensitively restored heritage residence showcasing a stunning Huon Pine kitchen and dining area, 2 large bedrooms, period bathroom, huge lounge / library, television. This accommodation features heritage bricks, substantial timbers flooring and walls, heavy exposed beams, high ceilings, and well ventilated rooms. The rooms are heated by a fan forced wood burning heater in Kitchen / Dining room and an imposing free standing wood burning fire in the lounge / library. The rooms are large, inviting and offer the comforts of 20th century living. Hop residence offers a peaceful, quiet and restful break away from the hustle and bustle of 21 century living.


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  1. Kaye and I share a love of the Derwent Valley and all it offers.
  2. We have spent our teaching careers working in the district.
  3. We will consider all destinations and we look forward to travelling and sharing our unique home

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Tynwald Estate and The Junction Motel
Cool bars
The Bush Inn
Cozy cafés
Cheeky Little Place, (great coffee) Patchwork Cafe
Retail therapy
Antique capital of Tasmania ( great for antique slueths)
Bit of culture
Tynwald Etate- Fine Dining
Walks in the park
Scenic Tynwald Park and river walks
Spot of exercise
Loys of interpreted scenic walks
Day tripping
Hobart Town . MONA, TMAG, MT Fiield National Park, Salamanca Markets

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