Enjoy a relaxing peaceful experience near Beechworth
Bloomfield, a large Federation style house, nestles in a spacious, interesting garden in Stanley, a village created in the 19th.C during the gold rush. Beechworth is minutes away. As part of the North-East, known for its gourmet food,fine wine, and now a cycling mecca, Bloomfield provides easy access to the snow fields and many interesting towns and villages, great bicycle tracks, as well asstunning natural environments.
The house is perfect for a get-away for individuals, couples and groups.One can relax on the spacious verandah, warm oneself in front of an open fire, enjoy the company of family and friends in the dining room, and retire to one of the four comfortable bedrooms for a quiet night’s sleep. Each bedroom has an en suite. In winter, the house is warmed by central heating, and an open fire.
The garden is ideal for games: croquet, backyard cricket, the choice is yours. One can wander down the rose arbour, cross the road to the Stanley pub and savour good bistro food. Lunch : Thursday to Sunday, Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday.
Just eight kilometres away, the historic town, Beechworth offers a multitude of things to see and things to do: Museums, cafes, even an English Tea-room, restaurants, breweries, interesting street architecture, shopping opportunities,and a spectacular gorge to explore, enough to delight any traveller.
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Bryan Mackenzie: Your Host
When Bryan first visited Stanley and saw Bloomfield House, it was love at first sight. 30 years later, he visited the village for a second time and discovered that Bloomfield was up for sale. He purchased Bloomfield so that he could share the house and its surrounds with family and friends. To make it more comfortable, but retain the historic value and look of the House, Bryan introduced Solar power, solar hydronic heating, ensuite bathrooms to each bedroom,and insulated the roof with original cut timber shingles under a new iron roof. The garden receivedimprovement in lay –out, as well as new plantings of shrubs and small trees,A pond was constructed as a central feature. It is now a great delight for many speciies of native birds, and animals. Wombats love it.
The original house, circa 1860, built by the gold mine manager Joshua Bigelow using hand-made bricks, has French doors opening out onto the verandah which over looks the valley. Bigelow extended the house after his marriage anda burgeoning family ( 11 children) by constructing two bedrooms, a formal dining room and a sitting room in 1873. With its 12 foot ceilings, cedar surrounds of the fire place, the house proclaimed Joshua Bigelow’s growing status throughout the district. The old established garden is enhanced by old-world picket fences