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Thursday, November 30, 2017

SLEEPING IN A CONVENT.

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.

25 comments:

  1. Hello Diane, what a beautiful and unique B&B. Lovely tour and video. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  2. quite impressive!! It must have been a school too??? Wuld have loved to explore with you!!

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  3. Wow what an amazing place. Hope all is well. T'other Diane

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  4. Wow, posh digs! I wonder what the nuns would make of it now.

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  5. It's rather a unique b&b. I wonder if you felt a bit holy after staying there.

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  6. Oh wow. Another bucket list item. It looks so nostalgic and romantic, and of course, ver first world.

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  7. That is certainly a stunning B&B.

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  8. Love the greeter at the door, the kisser at the end and the 'preacher' telling us what for. a lovely place to stay and I am thinking it did not look like this when the nuns lived there. love the windows in your room

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  9. What a lovely place to stay, it has a bit of the holy about it.

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  10. Looks like you found a gem of a place. We've had that experience too of being the only guest at a BnB. Feels strange to have the run of a place so big.

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  11. What an absolutely stunning place to get to stay!

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  12. Wow talk about a gorgeous place to stay. Its a mighty beautiful B&B

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  13. A beautiful place Diane! Loved your video 😊

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  14. That is an amazing place to stay, a chapel as a bedroom!

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  15. I think Bill has a good future as an actor! What a wonderful place to stay and how lovely the old convent was restored. I imagine you slept quite peacefully with all the ghosts of the saints around you.

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  16. Wow!
    I trust William of Tell felt "holy" and showed reverence???????

    Good to see that the old convent has been put to such good use.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  17. Gosh it's wonderful Diane.. I wonder if there's a time when all 13 rooms are filled at the same time? So much more interesting than a regular hotel, those windows.. wow!

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  18. A lovely place to stay - full of character.
    Congratulations on that very fine video too Diane... it had everything. Very smooth and lingered just long enough on all the points of interest. I loved the human touches too - that 'fiery preacher' giving it his all lol, and your piece to camera was perfect - well done!

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  19. Diane I love your video! You and Bill certainly had a most interesting room. The Abbey of the Roses is a lovely place. I do hope they have more business than on the day you were there, it would be a pity if not. Bill really seemed to enjoy giving the 'fire and brimstone' sermon from the lectern!

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  20. What an unusual place to sleep! And a great piece of history. It was lucky to be the only guests so that you could get those wonderful pictures and the video -- very professional!

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  21. Wow----how interesting. That is an evening you will never forget... How neat --to spend the night in a convent... I'm impressed... What beautiful facilities. Hope you slept unusually well that night....

    Thanks for sharing this unique experience.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  22. What a beautiful place to stay. That room alone would make one feel very special.

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