Beautifully maintained in totally original condition, the house is a unique example and its rooms tells a story of Tasmanian history over the past 170 years. Set in a beautiful garden surrounded by rare trees and shrubs, and approached through a park-like arboretum of evergreen trees, the house features five distinctive bedrooms decorated with period furniture, pictures, rugs and curtains.
Each of the six bedrooms is unique and has its own character.
All feature modern electric heating and hair dryers, Tasmanian woven wool blankets, luxurious linen and Melle Beauty toiletries.
All of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms and superior rooms have open fireplaces and French doors leading to the verandah.
All of the rooms have flat-screen televisions and access to free Wifi internet.
Time spent at Brockley Estate is an experience entirely different from what you expect in conventional so-called ‘colonial’ accommodation. The 170-year-old sandstone and convict brick homestead blends seamlessly into its traditional Tasmanian landscape surroundings, with generous verandahs, ancient English trees and hawthorn hedges stretching down to the wide Prosser River. With food and wine of a quality rarely encountered in a private house anywhere in Australia, this is genuine colonial country life as it really was and, one hopes, always will be if you know where to look. Now that you are indeed in the know, why not come and share it with us?
The largest of our rooms has a big stone-mullioned window looking out over the garden and French doors opening directly onto the verandah.
Furnished with a beautiful 19th century antique wardrobe, dressing table and original fireplace.
With either a king size bed or two king single beds this room has an en suite bathroom with an antique bath and shower.
The Marble Bedchamber is also located on the ground floor with French doors opening onto the verandah and a beautiful view of the south garden.
The en suite has a lovely shower with a head the size of your dinner plate.
Enjoy the antique furniture and fine prints that decorate the room.
The name comes from the original marbled cedar chimney-piece – not, perhaps, the place to put your wine glass down whilst you dress for dinner!
The Campaign Bedchamber has a four-poster wrought iron bed once used by a British army officer in the Boer War.
This compact but comfortable room also has an original open fireplace.
It has its own very cute en-suite bathroom with a shower.
The Cook’s Quarters
If you’re agile enough to tackle Tasmania’s steepest staircase, you’ll love this quaint hideaway – a twin-bedded room on the first floor with its own spacious bath/dressing room, both enjoying lovely views over the garden and river.
We are serious about the steep climb up to bed. This is an untouched heritage building with its original polished hardwood staircase – you don’t need to take your luggage up, we’ll do this, but you’ll need to be able to get yourself up and down safely.
The Steward’s Room is conveniently located on the ground floor with its own en-suite bathroom featuring a generous shower and antique cast-iron pull-chain loo.
It has a double-bed and windows facing the South and East.
Of course, like all the other rooms, a flat screen television is available
Brockley Cottages, equally comfortable, are only a few steps away from the historic 1841 farmhouse itself. The Old Dairy has a sitting room with kitchenette and wood-burning stove, a cosy double bedroom and shower room. The Shearers’ Quarters are bigger, with two bedrooms, a shower room and a large front room for sitting, eating and cooking, also with a cosy wood-burner.
Guests in the Brockley Cottages are welcome to share evening meals with house guests when available and the house is not exclusively booked. Prior bookings are essential.
The Old Dairy
The Old Dairy is a lovely little two room self-contained cottage just across a covered courtyard from the homestead and features hand cut weather-boards and original woodwork inside. You’ll find it a cosy, very private space where you can enjoy views of the garden and prepare your own food in the kitchenette.
When you walk up five steps and through the front door off the patio from the main house, you will find yourself in the living room with a little kitchen to your right. In the next room you will find a double bed with an antique wardrobe and chest of drawers.
A small bathroom with modern fittings and a stand-up shower leads off the bedroom.
In Wintertime, you’ll want to light the wood-box and get cosy. A supply of logs is just outside the door.
Of course, you’re less than a stone’s throw from the main house, so you are welcome to book in for dinner subject to availability.
If you run out of things to see and talk about, a flat screen television is available.
The Shearers’ Cottage, just across the farmyard from the main house, is a charming, self-contained clapboard-clad building with a big kitchen/dining/living area in front and two bedrooms plus a bathroom behind. There’s a big brick fireplace with a cosy wood-burner, and a wonderful polished floor of Tasmanian hardwood boards. Antique furniture, rugs and old framed prints give the building a quirky charm all its own.
The bedrooms, one double, the other slightly smaller and with a single bed, have views across paddocks to the Prosser River. We provide ingredients for your breakfasts in the Cottage kitchen, but you are welcome to join us in the big house for dinner provided there are existing dinner bookings, or the whole place has not been booked on an exclusive basis.
There are three of these in the grounds, and you can rent them by the night, like a hotel room, or for longer.
They are all charming, self-contained, quirkily furnished and all with a double bedroom, bathroom and sitting area. Each one has a kitchen, and we provide breakfast ingredients for you.
Two cottages, the Coach House and the Servants’ Quarters, can be configured for an extra bed if required.
That`s our name for two ultra-smart Pavilions tucked away in the garden that salute the 21st century. Choose one of these to put you in the mood for the cutting edge art at MONA!
You can book for one night or longer. Each Pavilion has its own sun terrace. Both have full length windows, polished hardwood floors, state of the art kitchen and bathrooms, and mood lighting. The standard of design and finish in each is nothing short of breathtaking.
Pavilion One has a big bedroom and en suite bathroom, plus generous sitting and eating areas and a well equipped kitchen. Pavilion Two is much larger, with two big bedrooms and bathrooms and a third that embraces the whole first floor – ideal for a child or two, or an extra guest.
We provide breakfast essentials for your first morning, but you are welcome to eat in the main house (only a few steps away) if you prefer. You can use the big bar and drawing room there, too.
Brockley Estate has 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms featuring pure luxury throughout.
Restaurant - Licenced
Self Guided Walks
Smoking outside only
Checking In & Out
Check-in from 3pm and check-out by 10am
Best Bedchamber Room: 362 AUD
Marble Bedchamber Room: 350 AUD
The Cook's Quarters Room: 275 AUD
Campaign Bedchamber Room: 234 AUD
Steward's Room: 234 AUD
Brockley Whole House - Available when no other rooms booked: 1650 AUD
The Old Dairy Room: 350 AUD
Shearers' Quarters Room: 300 AUD