History of the House

The house now known as Acacia hasn’t always been a B&B  It’s history connects with Tasmania’s. It was originally built in 1917 as a home for Jessie and William – Treasurer of Kentish 1919-1935 –  Luttrel.  The house was sold in 1937 to Goliath Cement of Railton for their Chief Engineer, Guy Rowell. Later owners included a HEC engineer working on the Mersey  Forth power scheme, and the house was for a while an electronics sales and service business. The house became a Bed and Breakfast in 1994, with extensive renovations in 1997 that retained the heritage features of the house while bringing it into the 21st Century.

Hall with arch

Acacia was built in an era when craftsmanship and style were highly valued and fine Tasmanian timbers were in plentiful supply. The beauty of these timbers can be seen in the features of this lovely home. As you step into the entry hallway its stunning polished hardwood flooring, original ornate features and traditional federation arch greet you, welcoming you with the promise of much more than you expect.

Surrounding this lovely house  is 1560m2 of established garden which you can wander around, explore and enjoy when you stay with us