GUSTING high winds and and a winter cold snap did not deter the 104 guests who turned up at the Tanilba House inaugural Colonial High Tea recently.
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Over two sessions, they were treated to a cultural experience which included fine dining in an elegant setting.
This was followed by a tour of the recently restored property and a talk about the history of the Caswell pioneers who built the homestead.
Included in those present were Graham and Linda Caswell. They had brought with them the Caswell family sword and bible which they put on display.
According to owner Glenn Short, the ‘High Tea’ was such a success that it will become a regular feature at Tanilba House.
“We have two more already booked out and we see it as part of our future plans for events which will include weddings, corporate functions and conferences,” he said.
Tanilba House sits on top of the hill at Tanilba Point with commanding views of the bay. It has recently undergone a complete restoration to bring it back to its former glory.
The Heritage Council has been consulted to ensure authenticity. A major makeover of the grounds and gardens has also been done which highlights the convict built structure.