The Bungalow &

IVY LEAF CHAPEL

Bed & Breakfast

ABOUT

Enjoy the old-world charm of this 1915 heritage property in Tenterfield. The Bungalow & Ivy Leaf Chapel has 1.5 acres of beautifully landscaped, tranquil gardens filled with beds of fragrant lavender, sculptured hedges and a creative mix of parterre. Entwined in Boston ivy, the newly built Ivy Leaf Chapel puts on a magnificent display of colours during Autumn.

This picturesque property is available for social events, Christmas parties, weddings, photo shoots, and overnight accommodation.

If you're after a uniquely relaxing getaway, The Bungalow & Ivy Leaf Chapel Bed & Breakfast offers boutique accommodation for couples, with the guest bedroom and formal lounge rooms overlooking the front garden. The rooms open onto the verandah, where you can unwind with your favourite beverage and book.

The Bungalow and Ivy Leaf Chapel is perfectly located away from the main highway and within walking distance to the main street.

 

Book now for your dose of country-style relaxation.

 

Accommodation

Sink into the luxury sheets of the elegant cast-iron bed; and awake to the tranquil gardens. 

Garden​s

Leave the city behind, unwind, and wander through our garden, or just sit and relax on the verandah.

Weddings & Events

Contact us today to plan your special day, or host an event in our garden.

 

Accommodation

The Bungalow's Queen Room is an inviting place to retreat after a day spent exploring the township. The Queen Room has a private en suite and walk-in robe. As a guest, you have direct access to your private lounge and living area where you can relax in front of the fireplace and enjoy your favourite beverage. Put your feet up and enjoy a movie on Foxtel, or just sit back with a book, listen to music or wander out onto the verandah and count the stars.

Complimentary breakfast provisions include a selection of cereals, juice, milk, nespresso coffee machine, selection of teas, bread, yoghurt, fruit and local jams.  Accommodation for up to two persons only and is not suitable for children.

Off street parking is provided and come and go as you please through your private entrance.

We live on site with two very friendly cats and are here to attend to your needs but we will also respect your privacy.

 

Rates & Conditions

  • $180 per night

  • Strictly non smoking

  • No pets allowed

  • We are flexible with cancellations and date changes but please be as courteous as possible and contact us with as much notice as you can.

  • Bookings can be made through our Airbnb site, or contact us via email, or call Kim on 0428 669 121 . 

Amenities

  • Ensuite, Washpool Farm toiletries

  • Electric blankets

  • Hairdryer

  • Iron and ironing board

  • TV, Foxtel, CD Player

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Selection of tea & coffee making facilities

  • Fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle

  • Air-conditioning and fireplace

  • Continental breakfast

  • Off street parking

 

The Gardens

My Story

The Bungalow was built between 1915 and 1920, on the cusp of the Edwardian and Bungalow eras and has since had a number of occupants. When I took over the reins in 2010, there was but one manicured bed of grass in the front yard, with its magnificent old pine tree, and in the back paddock stood a number of straggly gums.

After a year deliberating on a design for the front yard, the first sod was turned and there was no stopping the momentum. Working at a garden and maintenance business at the time, my plant choices were somewhat inspired by some of my clients' beautiful gardens.

A year on, I had barely finished planting my front garden when I was shocked to learn I had breast cancer.  After 18 months of gruelling treatment, but not one to be down for long, a 10-day Vipassana Meditation course ignited my passion to begin work on my back garden.

The structure of the back garden began evolving at the end of 2013, and it gave me something to focus on when the physical effects of the medical treatments were overwhelming. The final side paddock still needed some creative inspiration to fill its space. Inspired by a trip to Japan during their cherry-blossom festival, I designed a living structure to meditate in, surrounded by maples, conifers, and blossom trees.  In September 2016, I began growing the Ivy Leaf Chapel.

I invite you to leave the city behind, unwind, and wander through our gardens. Enjoy, sit, relax, or even try some yoga or medition in the Ivy Leaf Chapel.

I look forward to sharing my garden with you.

Kim

Weddings & Events

Host your intimate wedding away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Exchange vows in our quaint Ivy Leaf Chapel or in the picturesque gardens. We can organise catering for an intimate reception and other small functions and events in the gardens, on the verandah, or lounge area. Contact us today to discuss your special day or to arrange a personal viewing.

 

Things to do in Tenterfield

Tenterfield is less than 4 hours' drive from Brisbane, but a world away from the daily grind. Make the escape to the 'Birthplace of our Nation' and experience our fabulous cafes, restaurants & pubs, boutique shops, antiques and collectable stores, art gallery, gardens, bush walking, and of course, our historic landmark buildings. 

 

How about a round of golf at our Golf Club, a movie at our fabulous School of Arts Cinema, or mingle with the locals on weekends at the local Farmers' & Producers' Market. If you're after a culinary experience, book a weekend stay when Tenterfield Table showcases the best of our local produce and entertainment. 

 

Our local Visitors' Centre is just a stroll down the street and has a selection of maps of the local area including the National Parks and bush walking trails.  Visittenterfield.com.au for more information on what Tenterfield has to offer during its four spectacular seasons.

Boutique Shops & Antiques

  • Ruben & Flax

  • Little Magnolia Florist

  • The Corner Life & Style Boutique and Homewares

  • Simply Country Fashion Boutique

  • Sherelles Fashions

  • Tenterfield Saddler

  • The Potting Shed Gardening and Antiques

  • Margot Rees Antiques and Collectables

  • White Cottage Flower Farm and Antiques

  • Unicorns Horn Antiques and Collectables

 

National Parks & Places of Interest

  • Bald Rock NP

  • Boonoo Boonoo NP

  • Basket Swamp NP

  • Girraween NP

  • Thunderbolts Hideout & Tank Traps

  • F111 crash site

  • Mt McKenzie lookout

  • 1861 Cork Tree

Dining Options

  • OP Wine & Espresso Bar

  • Commercial Boutique Hotel

  • LaTavola  Italian Restaurant

  • Coco Thai Restaurant

  • The Barrelroom Restaurant (Ballandean)

  • Tenterfield Gourmet Pizza

  • The Corner Life & Style Cafe

  • The Coachman Cafe

  • The Willowtree Cafe

  • Taylors Cafe

  • The Bohemian Tearoom

  • Courtyard Cafe

Wineries

  • Hidden Creek Winery 

  • Ballandean Estate

  • Pyramid Wines

  • Girraween Estate

  • Tobin Wines

  • Golden Grove Estate

  • Symphony Hills Wine

 

Historic Buildings

  • Tenterfield Saddler

  • Post Office

  • School of Arts

  • Railway Station and Museum

  • Stannum House

  • Centenary Cottage Museum

 
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Contact Us

141 Miles Street

Tenterfield, New South Wales, 2372

Australia

Phone: +61 428 669 121

Email: ivyleafchapel@gmail.com