Sanda House, built from 1838 is the oldest building in Orford, and is heritage listed. It 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.
Sanda House features 4 guest bedrooms. (Rose, Jasmine, Mulberry, Wisteria), each 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.
Over its 180+ 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.
The west facing verandah running along the front of the original building is ideal for enjoying a late afternoon read, or a glass of wine. The verandah looks directly out over the front gardens with its abundance of bird life. A fire pit is also located in the front garden, for your enjoyment on those chilly evenings.
Note: 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.