“We loved our stay at the Oast House. It is a very interesting property, an original Victorian oast house which has been given a new lease of life by Chris and Kay. Chris's woodworking skills are amazing, Kay has an eye for decor and together they've made a beautiful home. It is located in a park beside the river Derwent, and the deck looks out at the awesome sandstone cliffs beside the river. There are lovely walks from the house, and the shops of New Norfolk are close by. The Derwent Valley vineyard is down the road and has some great wines! Hobart is about half an hour away, an enjoyable scenic drive, and beautiful Mount Field national park a similar distance. Kay and Chris are wonderful, kind and generous hosts, always friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.”
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 http://dvscw.com.au/
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.
- Vacation Home
- Cable TV
- Air conditioning
“We had a lovely 9 day holiday at the Oasthouse which was a real experience in the history of New Norfolk. It was located in the countryside out of Hobart within easy driving to Mona and The Agrarian Kitchen cooking school amongst other attractions. Our hosts Chris and Kaye could not have been more welcoming and felt like old friends. We would love to visit again in the future. Thankyou for a wonderful stay in your unique property.”
More about us
- Kaye and I share a love of the Derwent Valley and all it offers.
- We have spent our teaching careers working in the district.
- We will consider all destinations and we look forward to travelling and sharing our unique home
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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