Tanilba House opens as BnB

Deirdre and Glenn – new ideas for the future of the Tanilba House.
Deirdre and Glenn – new ideas for the future of the Tanilba House.


HISTORIC Tanilba House is open for business! The colonial homestead now operates as an Airbnb.

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New owners Glenn Short and Deirdre (Dee) Hall have more plans for the future which include converting the convict built home into a function centre as Glenn explains, “Wedding, family reunions and corporate events are just some of the ideas we are toying with at the moment.”

“It won’t be open on a daily basis for inspection as in the past but we plan to keep the traditional ‘Carols at Christmas’ alive and host cultural events as well,” he said.

Deirdre wants to reassure residents that the new owners wish to become part of the community.

“Both Glenn and I want to get to know the locals and learn as much as possible about the history of the property,” she said.

So how did the duo come to buy the property?

Glenn’s parents lived in the area for some 40 years and he often admired the place when he walked past.

For Deirdre it was, ‘Love at first sight.’

“We saw it for sale online and the rest is history,” he said.

Glenn is currently in residence most of the time, cleaning the place up and effecting repairs. Deidre’s career keeps her in Sydney during the working week.

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