Beautiful Entally House and Estate is located 15 minutes from Launceston on the Meander Valley Touring Route in the community of Hadspen. The Estate was established by Thomas Reibey II in 1819 and is one of the best historic homes in Tasmania.
It has Australia’s oldest conservatory, chapel, stables, carriage house and farmyard. In 1947 the property was bought by the Tasmanian Government through the Scenery Preservation Board and managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, who today still manage this enchanting property.
Entally House: Estate Gardens and Vineyard
Entally House sits in a large stunning garden setting which also includes a vineyard. When I arrived and stepped out of the car the heavenly perfume of the garden was one of the first things to greet me. If you’re a garden-lover you will certainly take pleasure in the floral displays and smells as you walk around this delightful old garden. These gorgeous grounds are available for events and weddings.
The interior of Entally House is beautifully preserved and presented. I enjoyed walking in and out of all the rooms and getting the feel of what it must’ve been like to live here in this era. You can join one of the tours or walk around the Estate at your own pace.
As with the majority of old buildings in this period of time most of the construction was done with convict labour. You can enjoy some wine from the vineyard or treat yourself to a lovely Devonshire tea while you reflect on the history and beauty of the property.
Entally Estate: Heritage Open in Hadspen
Entally House is open 10am to 4pm seven days a week (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day). Cost of Entry is $10 per adult; $8 per pensioner or student; $25 per family (2 adults and unlimited children).
Michelle Kneipp Pegler writes a blog called Leven River Farm about the ups and downs of her Good Life and occasional forays delving into the lessons of the past.
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