About this listing
The peaceful and historic building, just 20 min from the Parliamentary circle.
Huge airy bedroom, share historic bathroom ( with 2 others) kitchen, dining, living room +courtyards + garden. Close to town centre & transport.
Swing bridge same street. Long and short term available. Discuss with Kate
This building affects all who enter. High ceilings, views over the town, wonderful courtyards. There are many enthralling tales from within and around this treasured building, steeped in history.
Prime Ministers, musicians, artists, the religious, and celebrity chefs - have all touched this building – or rather, the building has touched them. It transcends all those who enter – timeless architecture that has integrity, meticulous brickwork, beautifully proportioned rooms, in a monastic atmosphere.
Former Prime Minister, Paul Keating attempted to convert it into a conservatorium of music, Ben Chifley was named after it, Kevin Rudd launched policies, concert pianist Geoffrey Tozer lived upstairs and played his baby grand downstairs, fashion parades, poetry evenings and an opera have been launched in the cathedral like courtyard.
The architecture has integrity and gives beauty to everyday acts. Each room, so perfectly proportioned, is charged with mood, edified by simple and timeless architecture. The building’s special beauty comes from its glorious light and the endlessly changing play of interior and exterior. Flooding through the forty one windows, some still holding the original hand-rolled glass, the rich light fuses the personal and the intimate with the boundless world beyond. There is transcendence in the dawn entering the bedroom windows. The distant hills and the oncoming weather hesitate in the windows lining the hall. The winter sun warms the old sofa in the living room. There are no boundaries as the silver moonlight engulfs the kitchen, creating a nocturnal chiaroscuro.
The upstairs residence is classically proportioned, with a formal dining, kitchen family room, three large bedrooms, a truly magnificent bathroom and ensuite,
It is self catering and guests will have access to fully functional kitchen, 2 large living areas including formal dining, outdoor eating, courtyards, gardens.
A short walk down the street takes you to the famous swinging bridge, the river and a choir of birdlife + the odd platypus.
Interaction with guests
Host is on site in separate building.
Fresh milk and fruit on arrival
Other things to note
Benedict House is just one block from the city centre of Queanbeyan - cafes, restaurants, pubs, supermarkets, plaza etc.
Easy walk to bus stop. 20 Minutes from Parliament House, 10 minutes from Manuka and 25 minutes to city centre of Canberra.
Leave the house in the way it was found.
Laundry facilities available
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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