The Servants’ Quarters

This self-contained wing was built earlier than the main house, as part of an adjoining convict-run market garden. When Alfred Crisp acquired the whole huge site in the 1870s he retained the older building as accommodation for his cook, butler, housekeeper and senior servants.

Today, the wing is arranged as a spacious, self-contained suite of rooms for two people, but with comfortable accommodation for extra guests or children if needed. On the ground floor, a hallway leads to a sizeable sitting area with original open fireplace, a sofa and two armchairs. An open plan kitchen/eating space adjoins, and at the eastern end of the building there’s a full size Vintage style bathroom with double ended bath and separate shower. Upstairs, another seating space includes a comfortable sofa which converts into a double bed. Beyond is the bathroom, with a sash window overlooking the Queen’s Domain and another with a view of Corinda’s cobbled courtyard.

The bed is Queen size. The handmade interior sprung mattress and latex overlay were handmade for us right here in Hobart by A H Beard, a specialist bedding firm founded 120 years ago. The sheets and pillowcases are of finest quality Egyptian cotton. There is an antique native cedar table in the room.

The house is full of quirky details, but the up-to-date basics are all there: flat screen streaming TV, free wi-fi, fridge, cooktop, microwave, toaster, washing machine, ironing board, iron. Cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware, firewood, firelighters and matches are all to hand, together with a few basic supplies (including essential Tasmanian beer and wine!), so you can start your holiday the moment you arrive.

When morning comes, why not join us on the sunny verandah just next door for an unforgettable Tassie gourmet breakfast, something you won’t find anywhere else but right here at Corinda?