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The Homestead

The original farm homestead of Grasmere Station remains at the heart of Grasmere Lodge. A wonderful & timeless old building that captures the spirit of the high country.

It was built in 1858, and was essentially a timber slab hut then, built from beech logs hewn on the property. Luckily much of the history has been recorded and preserved.

The two distinctive limestone chimneys at the front of the house date from 1872 when the first bride came to Grasmere and the property was enlarged. An evocative building!

After several owners, David McLeod and his wife Mary took over the farm in 1930, and tales of their hospitality over the next 48 years are still told. More good times await.