Alfred Crisp was one of Colonial Tasmania`s richest men. He was at various times a magistrate, a member of the House of Assembly and, repeatedly, Mayor of Hobart. His timber business, Crisp and Gunn, eventually became Gunn`s – notorious in recent years for pulping old-growth forest.
But not in Alfred`s day. A cultured connoisseur, he chose the very finest native timbers for the exquisite joinery that is such a feature of Corinda today. Huon pine and Tasmanian cedar abound throughout the house. The richly polished staircase is solid blackwood. The floors are of Baltic wainscot, and even the decorative details of the exterior are carved to look like stone from durable Huon pine – a timber that lives for hundreds of years and is unique to Tasmania.
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We have had huge demand for Chaxi to conduct cooking classes to teach people Spanish cooking techniques. If you are interested in joining us and learning real Spanish cooking (not just putting some food on a small plate and calling it ‘tapas’), book here.
Each of our spacious, light-filled bedrooms is named after one of Alfred Crisp` 10 children. Each of them is different, furnished with original antiques and mellow textiles. From most, you can see for miles over our spectacular garden and Hobart`s famous harbour. Your breakfast on the verandah is one you won`t forget, either, with fresh home baked bread, eggs from our own farm, crisp organic bacon and jams made specially for us from the choicest Tasmanian fruits.
We serve breakfast between 8:00am and 10:00am
If you have booked one of our self-contained cottages you can book a table for breakfast at the main house too, subject to availability.