Brand New Homestead Bathrooms

26 Jan

Wooleen Station is pleased to announce two brand new homestead bathrooms in 2017.

The historic Wooleen Homestead was built in 1918 by the Sharpe family and is listed by the national trust as a building of significance. Over the last 99 years all the custodians of the Wooleen Homestead (Sharpe, Burton and Pollock) have gone to great lengths to improve and maintain the building, whilst also keeping intact its integrity and authenticity.

Eco-tourism plays a large role in the Wooleen business model. Over the last 2 years, a growing need had been recognised to improve the shared bathrooms available to customers staying in the homestead. The Jones Carpentry Co. were engaged and given a brief to refurbish an original bathroom and create a new one.

“It was really important to ensure the bathrooms where in-keeping with the rest of the homestead, whilst also introducing some new and modern elements to meet customer demand” Frances Jones, manager at Wooleen Station said. The new vanities, which feature a double sink, where 100% constructed from recycled materials that were salvaged from the devastating demise of the 1922 Wooleen Shearing Shed. Individual mirrors and pendant lights are a new, exciting feature which allows enough space and light to apply make-up, shave or style hair.

Another lovely addition is the pressurised 1220mm x 900mm showers with rain heads to ensure guests can adequately wash away the red dirt collected from a day of exploring the golden outback.

A floor to ceiling pressed tin cabinet constructed in 1918 was preserved and restored during the renovation and adds character to the rooms whilst providing a lovely niche to store extra amenities and guests towels. Artisan tiles, a claw foot bath and extra power points all add to the improvements guests will experience during their stay.

To book an experience in the Wooleen Homestead and use our new homestead bathrooms for yourself please look here for more details.

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