Yately House was built in 1881 and on a very grand scale for the region. 15 foot ceilings, 8 fire places, and a wide wrap around verandah are testament to the statement the house was built to make.
Yately has three huge living areas, 5 guest bedrooms, two bathrooms, a modern kitchen, large family room original kitchen, and large laundry. There is also a workshop in the corner of the property. I hope the workshop could be used by groups to learn to restore antique chairs, or learn a craft.
Yatey is the perfect place for families to stay for weddings and get togethers. The house and gardens would provide many photo opportunities.
From dilapidated to fully restored beauty: After falling into significant disrepair since the 1950's, Yateley was bought by Peter and Pauline Duggan in December 1991. It took 3 years before they could live in any of the rooms, and another decade to plant and restore the gardens. This house and the town of Braidwood will forever owe them a great debt.
As an older couple, the house and garden became too much for the Duggans, and it was put on the market.
I bought the house in April 2015. The garden need some TLC, and I renovated the original maids quarters, which had previously been only superficially 'spruced up'. I love that I have the opportunity to do some work on the house and garden myself.
And I love for guests to feel at home in this beautiful house. While it may not have some modern details, like a pool etc, there is always somewhere beautiful to sit. The house stays incredibly cool in the summer, and fires, gas heaters and electric blankets keep everybody warm over winter. There are extensive gardens that provide sun and shade, and are great for kids to explore.
Pets are welcome at Yately, but must be vaccinated and well socialised. House trained pets can sleep n the rooms with guests.
The great thing about Stayz is that they let us talk on the phone when arranging bookings. So please call if you have any questions about staying at Yately House B&B.
Thank you, Sonja