Thursday, October 08, 2009

A B&B in Tasmania



HI MARTY,

HERE IS ANOTHER CHURCH THAT LOOKS SO VERY MUCH LIKE THE ONE ON TODAY'S BLOG. I SAW IT ON TV LAST WEEK. A COUPLE HAD BOUGHT IT IN HOBART, TASMANIA.

THE HEAD BOARD IN THE MASTER BEDROOM IS AWESOME (IMAGINE SLEEPING UNDER A REREDOS OF 'THE LAST SUPPER'! LOOKS LIKE IT HAS NOW BEEN TURNED INTO A B&B. Pendragon Hall Hobart - B&B Tasmania - Heritage Church 1852

Entirely Yours - Pendragon Hall provides unique and historic accommodation within a converted church in Hobart. Built in 1852, it was formerly known as St John the Baptist Church. With its stylish accommodation, amazing architecture and extensive history, Pendragon Hall effortlessly combines modern luxury with old world charm. 


Pendragon Hall features an open plan spacious living room with a cosy fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, modern entertainment system ( amazing acoustics ), musical instrument lounge and various sleeping areas. The church features enormous stained glass windows and 80ft high ceilings and also beautiful gardens. 
The spectacular Pendragon Hall is ideally situated in West Hobart, within easy reach of the areas best attractions. The Cascade Brewery, Salamanca Markets and Square, Historical Waterfront and City, Wrest Point Casino, Theatres, City Shopping,Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery are just a handful of the great attractions for you to enjoy when staying in Hobart.


Slicing like an arrowhead where Forest Road splits left from Goulburn Street in West Hobart, Pendragon Hall is outwardly a church, with mind-blowing leaded windows, a steeple and tall lancet-shaped heavy wooden doors. 


Inside, the former church built in 1852 has been adapted for private living, though still retaining charming ecclesiastical detail. Today, standing in the nave of the former St John the Baptist with its soaring ceiling and colonnade of interior arches you have a feeling of space, light and air. It's not at all overpowering, despite the spaciousness and traces of ecclesiastical grandeur. The master bedroom, at one end of the nave, is lit by a four-panel stained glass of historic importance, under which is the 'Reredos', which was gifted by Richard Patterson to the congregation in 1873; its inspiration was a drawing of the Mosaic picture of the Last Supper that formed part of the Reredos in Westminster Abbey. It has been the scene of elegant candelit dinners, of relaxing days while the warm spring sunshine streams in confetti-like colours through the stained glass windows, and as a peaceful spot for visitors (usually a couple) to come back to, after exploring what southern Tasmania has to offer, in one of its latter-day guises as accommodation for tourists. although there's no doubt that this beautiful and peaceful piece of history has 'good energy'. In fact, it could be said that Pendragon Hall has three outstanding attributes: architecture, ambience and acoustics — the latter having been put to the test by members of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra who have been known to have memorable jamming sessions there.


Pendragon Hall has an open plan configuration. Beds; master bed brass queen ( with separating screen ), three four poster double beds with drop curtains (one partitioned ), one single, one cot.
All linen provided.
One block west of Hobart CBD.

Thanks Diana J.P.

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