'Lumeah' is a large, colonial, heritage listed house situated just behind St David's Park with a two minute walk to Salamanca and Battery Point. Built in 1847 it is well preserved with many original features such as fireplaces, servant's bells, wrought iron verandahs and stonework. Antique furnishings and contemporary Tasmanian art complement the setting. Accommodation rooms look out to a rambling, private garden with several beautiful, old trees.
Our house has three storeys in the main building with a two storey wing joined to its western side. It sits directly on a street corner with the ground floor accommodation level completely hidden and quiet, facing out to the garden, waterfront and city (some of which can be viewed from this level).
We love our house and garden and have gone to great lengths restoring and rejuvenating and creating an interesting, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for ourselves and guests to enjoy.
Accès des voyageurs
Accommodation is located on the ground floor level with separate access door to street. This includes a one (king) bedroom apartment (originally the servants quarters), a separate queen size bedroom with bathroom (externally accessed) and two small single bedrooms, all exiting onto a sandstone terrace.
Bathrooms have been recently refurbished, one has a rain shower set within convict brick walls, the other with a wonderful, deep, cast iron bath and English brass fittings. There is also a third separate toilet for guest use.
The kitchen is fully equipped and has a Nespresso coffee machine.
Television is available on request, though reception is via portable antennae and cannot be 100% guaranteed. The king bedroom has a small flat screen for DVD use (small collection included) and we have a Bose 'Soundlink' Bluetooth speaker available for guest use.
Guests are welcome to use the outdoor dining area and garden.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We live on the top two floors of the house. One of us is usually at home and available to help or advise if needed.
Our ginger cat 'Soleil' may wander into rooms if doors are left open.
- No cooking of meat inside but ok for barbecue outside
- No smoking anywhere on property
- Although there are several fireplaces they cannot be used for safety reasons
After travelling the world and living in some challenging work locations it didn't take much persuasion to return with husband Phil to his hometown of Hobart. With a background in museum curation and floristry, restoration of a large, interesting, heritage home with expansive garden was a perfect fit. Four years later we feel we have come far enough to share our unique property with visitors to this special city.