1 bedroom self-contained apartment with stunning views from your balcony.
Gaye & Jim Shanahan
About Gaye & Jim Shanahan
We are an energetic and dynamic couple lucky enough to live in the beautiful village of Hill End. We have two children and six grandchildren and family is very important to us. We have lived in Hill End for over 30 years and have always been involved in tourism and are active community supporters. Hill End is a very special place to us and we love to impart to visitors the amazing history and the future aspirations of our village.
Gaye & Jim Shanahan purchased this Apartment in 2000
Why Gaye & Jim Shanahan chose Hill End
Northeys is the most iconic building in Hill End and the most photographed and painted in Australia. It is a wonderful example of the past rich history of this historic gold rush village. Located in the heart of the village of Hill End it offers guests the opportunity to experience the ambiance of this interesting and vibrant community. Within walking distance of all the villages amenities and a short drive to three spectacular lookouts. Northeys Apartment is also the prime location to enjoy the annual 'End Festival'
What makes this Apartment unique
SOME HILL END HISTORY Hill End is a unique, isolated village in the Central Tablelands of NSW. From the early 1850's to 1890's Hill End was made famous by extraordinary gold finds. In it's heyday it had the second largest population in NSW. During this time Bernard Holtermann (mine manager) commissioned photographer Beaufoy Merlin to photograph Hill End and other surrounding gold areas. Using these photos Holtermann publicised the Australian goldfields throughout the world. The huge glass plate negatives of these photos were lost for many years until in 1953 they were found in a shed in Sydney. Because of Holtermann's incredible forethought we have a complete snapshot of Hill End in 1872. Many of these photographs are displayed around the village. Another feature of Hill End is it's beautiful avenues of trees, orchards and roses. Many of these were imported from Europe by Louis Beyers (mine manager partner of Holtermann and Hill End's first Mayor) Hill End was declared a historic site in 1967 and is managed by the National Parks & Wildlife Service. Hill End retains many original gold rush buildings and has attracted many artists including Russell Drysdale, Donald Friend, Jeffrey Smart, Jean Bellette, Brett Whitely and Peter Wright (to name a few) who have been inspired by the rugged beauty of the area. Today, Hill End still supports a thriving art community and a diverse mixture of local characters. A unique part of Australia's history!
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Children not allowed
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cosy and well equiped accommodation. Would definitely recommend staying here
It was totally awesome. 5 stars for sure. Such a great little town. So friendly.
A fantastic historic gem right in the middle of peaceful Hill End
Great for a romantic getaway
Great little property for a weekend escape from the city. Plenty of hiking and 4wd options, and comfy rugs and chairs to curl up on infront of the fire. Had a great stay.
Thanks Natasha, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Hill End is a unique place with so many things to do and see to suit everyone's tastes. Northeys Apartment, right in the heart of the village is the perfect place to stay. We hope you'll visit again. Gaye & Jim
While the place had be modernised to allow for toilet/shower etc it was still a great feeling to be staying in a historic building in a historic village. The brekky hamper left was also fantastic
Would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay at Hill End
great historic store accommodation
excellent attention to detail and fun to stay
Hill End is located in the Central Tablelands of NSW. It was declared a historic site in 1967 because of it's legendary gold rush history and intact gold rush era buildings. Since that time it has been managed by the National Parks & Wildlife Service who protect it's buildings and artefacts. Hill End is also a mecca for artists, this started during the 1940's with Russell Drysdale and Donald Friend. Hill End still has a thriving art community. There are three spectacular lookouts close to the village, a wonderful Heritage Centre right in the heart of the village and History Hill just two kilometres away. A must do, History Hill has an amazing museum with the biggest collection of artefacts from the gold rush era. Another must do is the Bald Hill Mine Tour, open weekends and school holidays at 1.30pm, just book at Northeys Store before 1pm.(0407187275) Other tours are available from the NPWS at peak times, just give their office a call on 6337 8206 for details. Self guided tours of the village can be done too, just grab a brochure/map from the Heritage Centre and follow the signs, historic buildings and photographs (from the Holtermann Collection of 3,500 glass plate negatives from the 1870s which have been recognised in the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World register) and enjoy a leisurely stroll around the village. Other attractions and activities available in Hill End are fossicking at Golden Gully, viewing the historic cemeteries, cycling, bird watching, bush walking, star gazing, photography, art or just relaxing on the verandah at Northeys Apartment, the General Store or Royal Hotel (where you can catch up with locals) and watch the world go by. Hill End has four distinct seasons and Beyers Avenue leading you into the village displays all four in a spectacular display. Hill End is just one of those places not to be missed. It has something for everyone.