Sanda House, built from 1938 is the oldest building in Orford, is heritage listed and features the original sandstone kitchen, (now the Rose Room), and the two original bedrooms with wooden floors. Sanda House B&B is an ideal place to base yourself as you explore Maria Island and all the other attractions in the Orford/Triabunna area.
The main house, built in 1840 from local field and sandstone, is known locally as the old Post Office (1876-1940). Nestled on an acre of land, away from highway noise, the property features a 20 tree orchard, cottage garden, chickens and a kitchen vegetable garden. The house, whilst in town, remains very private and steeped in history. This heritage listed farm house also features a lovely garden with a variety of native birds and beautiful flowers.
Four bedrooms (Rose, Jasmine, Mulberry, Wisteria) have been set aside for guests. Each is furnished with our collection of antiques. All bedrooms have their own private en-suite, premium bedding, linen and towelling. Each room retains the original colonial look and feel.
Guests can enjoy a healthy breakfast in the Dining Room in front of the wood burning fire (depending on season and weather). Breakfast includes our home-made bread and jams, fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt, coffee and tea and a selection of hot cooked meals prepared with produce sourced from the on-site orchard and vegetable garden or local producers.
Our B&B was built from 1838 – 1840 in stone. Access to some rooms and bathrooms is via a couple of steps. Some areas feature the original flagstone floors that are heritage listed but a little uneven. The B&B is not suited to mobility impaired people and is not wheelchair friendly. We would love it to be but under ‘heritage’ rules we cannot alter the existing stone structure.
Free Broadband Wi-Fi is available in communal areas. All rooms at Orford’s Sanda House Bed and Breakfast include a TV, heating, ironing facilities, electric blankets, a kettle and a refrigerator. Some rooms offer a patio or a balcony. The guest lounge has reading matter, books on the local history, music, board games and DVD’s. Outdoor seating is available on the verandah, in the garden and the orchard.
Over its 176+ years, the fine sandstone house has settled comfortably in the centre of the garden, orchard and vegetable patch. The result is a property that surrounds visitors with an easy-going atmosphere of warmth and friendliness. The garden encapsulates the essence of a country cottage garden with beautiful trees, sweeping lawns and a huge variety of flowering plants.
Orford’s Sanda House B&B is within 10 minutes’ walk of local eateries, a hotel and pristine beaches.
Orford’s Sanda House is a 10-minute drive from Maria Island Ferry and Eco Cruises. It is a 55-minute scenic drive from Hobart International Airport and a 1-hour drive from Hobart City Centre.