"Quamby Home" is a newly renovated, 1870's built, luxury accommodation house situated on 312 Acres of English Gardens and prime farm land in the meander Valley of Northern Tasmania. The property is conveniently located 27kms from the centre of Launceston City via the Bass Highway and 25 Minutes from Launceston Airport. Quamby Home will sleep a total of 10 people and is designed to cater for couples, Families, Large Groups, Weekend get-aways or Wedding functions (Note: Quamby Estate Wedding Venue and Golf Course is only 5 Mins drive away). The house is the only accommodation on the property so guests have the entire farm and house to themselves during their stay. Quamby Home is a working farm but guests can be assured that their privacy and peace and quiet will be ensured during their stay. The house itself is surrounded by English gardens and is some distance from any machinery and working equipment. Quamby Home is only 5 minutes drive to extensive services at Westbury. The town of Westbury provides every service that may be required during your stay. Launceston is also only a 20 minute drive away and caters for a wide range of restaurants and other shopping / tourist experiences. Events / Weddings: Quamby Home is perfect for a family event or for additional wedding accommodation in conjunction with the nearby Quamby Estate Wedding Venue and Golf course. The house is 5 mins drive from Quamby Estate and offers the perfect escape for the wedding party, or associated family members, during the period around the special day. HISTORY OF QUAMBY HOME: Quamby Home was settled in 1826 as part of the original land grant to Sir Richard dry (the first premier of Tasmania). The property was originally part of the larger Quamby Estate which is now a luxury golf and wedding venue 5 mins drive east of Quamby Home. The original Quamby Estate property was sub-divided in the 1830’s and sold off to individual farmers with one 300 acre plot being purchased by a young John Maloney who had arrived in Australia from Ireland in 1826. The property was farmed for many years, and then finally in the 1870’s the homestead was built on the property by the Maloney Family. John Maloney was killed in a horse and cart accident on his way into Launceston in 1902 and the property passed to his sons James and Patrick Maloney. Patrick was the last surviving member of the family to farm the property and upon his death in 1933 he bequeathed the property to the Catholic Church at Hagley (built by sir Richard Dry) with the instructions “never to be sold”. Upon the 80 year expiry of the statute of limitations – “Never to be sold” (in September 2013) the property was sold at auction and its current owners went about extensive renovations to restore the property to its former glory (with the addition of many modern luxury features). The farm itself has also seen extensive investment with the addition of two large pivot irrigators that cover 90% of the property, extensive underground drainage and 4kms of underground piping and pumps to the meander river nearby. The property now produces high value crops and livestock and is ready for the next 200 years of its life ! Features of Quamby Home Luxury Accommodation and the things to do in the surrounding area Quamby Home will sleep a total of 10 people with bedrooms comprised of: 1 x King Suite with En-suite, wardrobes and 42 Inch TV 1 x Queen Suite with wardrobes and 42 Inch TV 2 x Single Beds with wardrobes and TV 4 x Full size, Built in, Luxury Bunk Beds, with Wardrobes and TV (see Photos) The house has two large bathrooms with a bath, floor heating and luxury imported fittings. Large kitchen with Island bench, butchers block and stylish booth seating and breakfast table. All the amenities for the gourmet food buff are supplied for your use (Le Crueset pots, Coffee Machine, Kitchen Aid etc). Dining Room with seating for 10 people Living Room with 51 inch LED HD TV, DVD and Foxtel Integrated sound system throughout the kitchen, living and dining areas Ducted A/C and reverse cycle heating throughout the house Free Wi-Fi access throughout the house Free Laundry facilities with fully equipped Laundry Large undercover / outdoor area with 8 seat outdoor suite, gas heater and new 7 burner BBQ Fully stocked wine rack with selected Tasmanian wines (One bottle complimentary and the remainder can be purchased if consumed). Things to do in the surrounding area: Westbury, 5 mins away .... Main regional town with beautiful buildings and has been voted as having best English village green in Australia. Whitehouse bakery traditional bakery on the village green at Westbury Westbury Maze (5 min drive) Liffey Falls (30 min drive) Cradle Mountain (75 min drive) Hagley, Deloraine, Bracknell, Carrick, Exton, Whitemore, Longford, Perth - towns (all within 5-20 min drive). Great Western Tiers central plateau, Walls of Jerusalem national parks within 60 min drive Fishing in the Meander river (2 mins drive away) Fishing rods and a tour guide can be provided on request (additional cost for tour guide) Fishing at London lakes (2 hour drive) Fishing in the central highlands (Great Lake, Arthurs lake) (75 min drive) Golf at Quamby Estate (5 min drive) Golf at Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm (75 min drive) Entally House Hadspen (15 min drive) Woolmers estate Longford (20 min drive) Brickendon Estate Longford (20 min drive) Pearns Steam world Westbury (5 min drive) Trowunna Wildlife Park (25 min drive) Mole Creek caves (30 min drive) Christmas Hills Raspberry farm (Elizabeth Town - 15 min drive) Tamar Valley wineries (30 min drive) Ben Lomond snow skiing (75 min drive) Cataract Gorge Launceston (20 min drive) Boags Brewery Launceston (20 min drive) AFL at Aurora Stadium (20 min drive) Essential Services Westbury / Hagley Service Stations Dining / takeaway / Bakeries Supermarket Hotel / Bottle shop EFTPOS / ATM Police Medical centre Post Office Visitor information centre Quamby Home farm operations Quamby Home is blessed with very high quality red/chocolate soils that are ideally suited to high value crop and livestock production. Tasmania is home to the worlds cleanest air and water and possesses a significant matrix of irrigation schemes across the state that enable it to produce high value, high quality produce. It is home to a particularly high percentage of the countries Vegetable and seed production (for replanting) due to the quarantine advantages that the island has and non-GMO classification. The state is also home to a very large dairy, beef cattle and sheep industry. Tasmania also produces over 50% of the worlds opium poppy extract for global medicinal supply purposes. Of that quantity 85% of the world's Thebaine (Used in Oxycontin / Endone and a family of similar prescription pain medicine), as well as 100% of the worlds Oripavine (which is used to counter various medicinal addictions world wide) are produced in the state. It also produces 35% of the global volume of older and more traditional global pain killers such as Codeine (Panadeine etc). Crops grown during the 2014/15 season at Quamby Home include Opium Poppies (Thebaine), Grass seed, Carrot seed, Onions, Wheat, Clover seed and the fattening of store lambs during the winter / spring period. The farm has seen extensive investment in infrastructure since late 2013 with the addition of two large pivot irrigators that cover 90% of the property, extensive underground drainage and 4kms of underground piping and pumps to the meander river nearby.