After we left Glen Innes on our recent road trip, we drove north over the border and back in QLD towards home, but we stopped overnight in the country town of Warwick. Warwick is known as the city of rodeos and roses. We stayed in the"Abbey of the Roses" B&B which used to be s convent.
It was built for the 'Sisters of Mercy' in 1891. In its heyday it housed 23 nuns and 160 girls aged from 11. By 1987 there were only 3 nuns living there and the upkeep was too much so it was sold. It has had three owners since but the latest owners have restored it beautifully as a B&B. There are 13 rooms but we were the only guests on the night we were there and the owners let us wander around and explore.
We were shown upstairs to our splendid room.
Our room was amazing. This was one end and turn around and this is the view....
This is the back of the chapel. Many wedding functions are held here.
The cosy guest lounge offered free drinks.
They have a cafe open for lunches but is also where they provide guests with breakfast.
I made a short video of it.