If you’ve been searching for a beautiful place to stay, a luxurious, calming space that’s also bursting with history, look no further than Tamworth’s own Marden House.

Marden House is as beautiful as it is unique. Found in the heart of Tamworth, just a stone’s throw from local restaurants, cafes, pubs and shopping centres, Marden’s high-quality, boutique accommodation will once more be open to the public this coming spring following a divine refurbishment.

Built in 1876, the property’s white-brick facade is blessed with crawling vines, hugging the walls, while green box hedges frame the lush surrounding gardens. A wraparound verandah creates perfect corners in which to sit, with a cup of tea or a glass of wine, while overlooking the leafy surrounds – indeed, this place is a dream destination for wedding parties, mid-week business travellers and family reunions alike.

The perfect retreat

Originally home to local compounding pharmacist W.E. Sexty, Marden House has stood on Tamworth’s Brisbane Street as an iconic regional property for decades. The vault in which the pharmacist once housed his chemicals has been transformed to a safe, and most recently a kitchen larder – but that’s not the only antique you’ll find within Marden’s walls.

The interiors are breathtaking, thanks to the home’s newest owners sensitively blending the old with new. Exquisite fresh linens and marble bathrooms sit effortlessly alongside antique furnishings, artworks and ornaments. Visitors may feel as though they’re stepping back in time, but the modern-day touches make for a perfect, luxurious stay.

Bridal parties, in particular, will be hard-pressed finding a more beautiful, calming place to rest their head the night before the big day. Reserve the entire house and choose from a variety of spaces for hair and make-up, pre-wedding photography, exquisite first night of married life accommodation, and the perfect setting for a celebratory group brunch the following day.

Of course, there are a variety of other rooms to choose from too, so whether you’re in town for a night or a week, take your pick from the following for a holiday you won’t forget.

Board Room

A stylish family room with two, beautiful large beds and a kitchen, for convenient, home-away-from-home meals.

Park Ridge

The romantic king suite, showcasing exquisite antique furniture, an oversized dressing room and marble bathroom complete with claw-foot bath.

Keeva Room

A cosy double room, perfect for a short jaunt away from home, or mid-week business trips.

Glen Ayr Room

This deluxe queen room boasts French doors onto the verandah, a glorious spot for breakfast overlooking the gardens.

Yaraan Room

A light, airy and spacious king room, this room also enjoys French doors to the verandah – just add a cheese platter for the perfect evening in.


There’s also a separate study with wi-fi and printing facilities, so you’ll never miss a meeting!

The whole house

Whether it’s a weekend residence for a bridal party, a family holiday, group getaway or work retreat, Marden House is sure to be the dream host for your en masse gatherings.

The icing on the cake

While the town of Tamworth and all it has to offer is mere footsteps away from Marden’s front door, you don’t have to venture further afield for a scrumptious treat. During your stay you have the opportunity to order from an array of grazing platters or sweet treats, all of which can be enjoyed in the beautiful surrounding gardens, the private verandah or in the comfort of your own room. Simply BYO bubbles and you’ll have a weekend to remember!

If you’d like to experience the luxury accommodation experience on offer at Marden House, visit their website or give them a call today.


T: 0417 058 432

{words: Steph Wanlessphotography: Rachel Deane - Finishing Image Photography}