Our property was constructed in c1894 and was known as "Willesden". It was a single storey late-Victorian house with a verandah to the front and eastern side. Albert George Ogilvie, Premier of Tasmania from 1934 until his death in 1939, lived in the house from c1920. In c1927 he modernised it by adding a new pile of rooms to the eastern side and adding a second storey. The house was externally converted to Art Deco structure but still retained most of its Victorian interiors. The primary heritage significance of "Willesden" lies within its association with the former Premier, as the Art Deco fabric demonstrates his occupation and modernisation of the property.
The "Young Suite" is a luxury and spacious fully refurbished serviced suite with a long history, affording unique and stunning views of Mount Wellington and just a short walk to the bustling North Hobart restaurant/café strip.
Stay in a splendid, beautifully appointed suite with the feel of a luxury boutique hotel, without the hotel and very spacious (70sqm). The suite has been fitted out to a high standard with quality fittings throughout.
The entrance to the suite opens up into a magnificent open plan living room/ bedroom. The room features an original domed ceiling with hidden LED lighting, an inglenook fireplace and huge box bay window (this was the original ballroom for the residence).
The room features a large Italian black leather chaise lounge, a separate wine/beverage fridge, a wall hung 55" Samsung Smart TV, small dining table for 2 situated in front of the inglenook fireplace.
There is also a king size floating bed and bedside tables that are custom made with lighting around the base and in the bed head for guests wanting to create a soft lighting effect. The very comfy king size mattress is Australian made from the Sleepmaker Luster Collection - Marina Comfort. High quality bed linen and good pillows. The bedside lights have 2 light settings and each one has a built in USB charger for your convenience.
The bathroom is tiled from floor to ceiling with polished porcelain tiles. There is a walk in shower, custom made wall hung vanity, soft close toilet suite and quality European matte black tapware. Quality bath towels.
The kitchen is custom made with soft close drawers and cupboards and quality German appliances which include convection oven/microwave, glass cook top, single drawer dishwasher, bar fridge, toaster, kettle and a Delonghi Nespresso coffee pod machine. Coffee pods, a selection of organic tea, sugar, fresh milk and bottled water are complimentary.
The suite also comes with an added bonus. There is a beautiful, luxury Private Indoor Heated Ozone Pool available for guests to use for a 1/2 swim per day. The pool is for exclusive use and guests will need to book accordingly.
The suite is serviced daily if required.
Clean bath towels are provided daily if required.
The suite is not serviced on Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
"Guests staying 3 nights or more will receive a complimentary bottle of Tasmanian Wine on arrival."