Fit for a Premier – Quamby Estate, Tasmania23/05/2012
Quamby Estate Golf is steeped in Tasmanian history as the home of Sir Richard Dry – the first Tasmanian born premier of the state. The large stately-like house was built between 1830 and 1838.
Originally a 30,000 acre estate in the Meander Valley, today its acreage is closer to 64 hectares including a nine-hole golf course and country club. Quamby is been renovated by one of its owners, Brent Godfrey the co-founder of Virgin Australia with another Sir Richard . . . UK’s very own Sir Richard Branson.
In fitting with the iconic calibre of the property, there has been a total refurbishment of the library and drawing rooms both handsomely decorated with antiques and period pieces. There are 10 individually appointed guest bedrooms each one styled differently with a combination of contemporary and period antiques.
During my stay they allocated me the Premier’s Bedroom (I gave it a nickname) with its five meter high, four poster bed surrounded by French-styled period furnishings. Oh and a custom designed en-suite bathroom that was sensational. If you’re lucky enough to have Lucy greet you at the door, be ready to be looked after by the best guest host in the state. Check it out at www.quambyestate.com.au