Category: The Property History

The Blood, Sweat, Tears and A Lot of Swearing to Opening

The last 7 months have certainly held some blood, sweat, tears and a lot of swearing but also joy and excitement of seeing a long held dream become a reality.

Of course, it has taken a lot longer than the first anticipated 12 weeks from beginning to end – I mean really, how long does it take to move some doors, install new walls, change a foyer into a luxury bathroom, create a beautiful guestroom and build a couple of carports!!

I have been very blessed to have some fabulous people help create Rosemont House Luxury B&B starting with my right hand man, the ever patient,  Kevin the old school builder, who loves working on old houses.

Kev & Poppy
Up Goes a Wall!
A garden & carport at Rosemont House

I’ve also been helped by Paul the cheerful electrician, Peter the clever cabinet maker, Scott the versatile handyman, Gary the air conditioner guru, Dick the man for anything to do with excavators, dingos, gravel, garden soil and rubbish removal, Anthony the knowledgeable plumber and John the attention to detail tiler and stone mason.  As well as all the members of my Melbourne family who have been there to offer support, labour, advice and love along the way and of course not to mention my son, Rex, who has been through all the blood, sweat, tears and swearing!

Now with the doors finally open we look forward to welcoming couples who want a break away, in a country setting, in West Gippsland, Noojee!

Sit on the verandah, after a day exploring all this fabulous region has to offer, with a glass of wine and a cheese platter or kick back in your room with the fireplace on, relaxing, watching a movie! The choice is yours.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Rosemont House Luxury B&B very soon.

Rosemont House Verandah

Rosemont House is not a Noojee local!

This beautiful Californian Bungalow was built in 1930 and started her life at 57 McCrae St, Dandenong but is now known as Rosemont House Luxury B&B in Noojee.

In June 2011, she was cut in half and moved to where she now sits at 368 Mt Baw Baw Tourist Rd.

Rosemont House moving!
Rosemont House moving!
Rosemont House in place!

She was restored and loved back to life by a devoted Melbourne couple who spent most weekends labouring over her.

They named the house Langholm Cottage, which was a combination of their names.  

I fell in love with her on Christmas Eve 2019 and the sale went through in February 2020 with the intention of turning her into bed & breakfast accommodation.

I renamed my new home, Rosemont House, which comes from my grandparents’ property in the Upper Macleay NSW where I spent a lot of time when I was young. I’ve always loved the name and thought it was fitting for such a lovely old home.