A little bit of history...

Beverly House is a beautiful Victorian Mansion circa 1861 that was rescued by her previous owners Bill Jones and Terry Hawkins from a sad life as flats. Many years were spent on the renovation process and the result goes without saying, is gorgeous. Bill & Terry’s decorating style is also the thing of legends, guests are left breathless and we think it’s incredible! Antiques, collectables, eclectic decorator pieces and stunning fabrics. it’s nothing short of impressive.  

In December 2013, we (John & Lesley Papworth) had the honor of becoming the new owners or custodians of beautiful Beverley House. John and Lesley both have early settlers in their family tree and hold dear the concept of being keepers of local history.

Beverley House was built by James Atkinson, one of Mudgee’s early pioneers. Beverley House was named for the Town he was born in Beverley, Yorkshire, England. His family emigrated to NSW in 1834. James also built Bleak House across the road from Beverley for William Blackman for the princely sum of 4,000 pounds.

James was a master builder and with his father James snr, they built many significant public buildings across Mudgee. Such as the Mechanics Institute and the Church of England Church in Mudgee and the main one being our beloved Hollyoak bridge in the north of Mudgee one block from our town clock.

To learn more of our intriguing local history visit our local Museum, The Colonial Inn Museum in Market street, on the way to Gulgong.

The Apartments

Beverley House has 4 apartments – 2 upstairs and 2 downstairs. Our ground-level apartments have an additional external entrance to allow complete privacy. Guests are welcome to book out the whole house if they are planning a group visit to Mudgee or a family reunion.

Each apartment is extremely spacious with a fully operational kitchenette, dining/lounge area, queen-size bedroom area and ensuite. The kitchenette has cooking facilities and refrigeration if you would like to ‘do your own thing’ with your refreshments.

Each unique apartment provides a wonderful escape for 2 people.

The apartments are decorated individually with interesting and quirky pieces of art, sculptures and furnishings. They all feature ornate 11 foot high ceilings, traditional fire places and cedar skirting and trims.

Our apartments are all air-conditioned to ensure your comfort whatever time of the year. Alternatively, if you like fresh air, all of the apartments have balconies.

As Beverley House and our apartments are non-smoking, guests are encouraged to use the balconies and enjoy the views.

With historic houses, such as Beverley House, they are not designed for wheel-chair access and are not suitable for children.