Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Bowerbank Mill, Deloraine, Tasmania

After about the first year of marriage I travelled to work at the Deloraine Hospital 5 days a week, and did 1,000 ml back in those day per fortnight for about 4 years in total. I had a MGB, a sport car which I loved, owned it for 8 years and it was new when we bought it.
Deloraine was always cooler all year round.  It's a busy town off the highway about halfway between Launceston and Devonport.
Each work day I would pass the Bowerbank Mill, it was a sorry sight back in those days, but now it's been renovated, and it's a World Class B & B, plus Art Gallery and Gift Shop, with favourable reviews.
The Mill was built in about 1863.

Took these photos of the outside this week. The remainder were taken from the internet, and I wouldn't have a clue as to whom they belong to.









 From what I have seen of the inside, all bedrooms are different.




18 comments:

  1. What a lovely place with it's vintage look in the bedrooms. Those pink/red couches are something else!

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  2. What a great renovation. I rather like mills, water or otherwise.

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    1. They are different and usually old making them interesting.

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  3. Wow! That place is a BIG step back in time. Looks fantastic,
    so rustic and English really.
    I bet your "burnt" the rubber of the wheels of that MG sports car, eh?
    1000 klms seems just so far in Tasmania, even in a fortnight of travelling.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. I think many places were very English/Irish back then in Tasmania.
      Loved burning the rubber :)
      I guess 1,000 km is far on our island, but it's bigger than you think..

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  4. Wow the inside is very interesting and comfortable

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  5. It's beautiful now. That is a very long drive to work and back, especially on bad roads.

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    1. Yes it was a long drive each day, but some people travel further each day or week. It's often the norm in Australia, but of course it depends on where you live.

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  6. It's nice to see an original looking early Victorian building without the embellishments that came later.

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    1. Many of the old places feel to ruin, it's good to see this one done as it was.

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  7. Great house, I would be happy living there.

    Merle............

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