In 2003 we came to Tasmania on holidays. We fell in love with the Derwent Valley and purchased a holiday house here.
We also saw a magnificent, derelict old mansion by the river, and were upset that the government and ‘heritage’, had not intervened to protect it, and indeed had approved in 1971 that its lands be sold off for a new bridge.
In 2004 we returned to Tasmania for our first holiday in the holiday house, and found that the magnificent Woodbridge was up for sale. It was a matter of ‘if not us, who? and if not now, when?’
The rest, as they say, is history.
We invite you to share our journey.
Laurelle and John Grimley
We have created an e-booklet documenting the restoration.
Contact us if you would like us to email it to you.
See our sister property TRUFFLE LODGE