Sitting majestically alongside the banks of the South Esk River on the outskirts of Perth Village, Eskleigh Estate is familiar to many Tasmanians.

The Italianate mansion and surrounding English-style gardens have had many lives in their almost 200 year history, and this month marks a new era for the grand old lady of the Northern Midlands.

For the first time, businesses and community groups can hire rooms within the historic house for meetings and events.

“Eskleigh Estate is one of the premier historic properties in the Northern Midlands,” Eskleigh Foundation CEO Dale Luttrell said.

“We want to let as many businesses and community groups as possible experience what it’s like to meet and work in such a grand and beautiful building.”

Visitors can choose from five private rooms, all located in the main residence, capable of accommodating small groups up to 30 people.

Each room is magnificently decorated in the style of a grand old country home featuring intricate paint work, marble fireplaces, high ceilings and large windows with views to the surrounding gardens and countryside.

The rooms are named after significant pieces of Eskleigh history or are reflective of their location on the property with each having its own unique character.

Guests can choose from either three ground floor rooms or two first floor rooms with access via the grand wood carved staircase or lift.

Each room is equipped with audiovisual equipment, wireless internet, video conferencing and whiteboards ensuring everything needed for a successful meeting or event is available.

Flexible table and seating configuration caters to individual needs and can be pre-booked in advance, allowing rooms to be setup in the most suitable way possible for an event.

Larger groups can take advantage of multiple room bookings and activities can extend to the beautiful terrace and veranda area surrounding the front of the property, making Eskleigh Estate perfect for larger community events, product launches and corporate gatherings.

The extensive English-style gardens surrounding the main house make this property exceptional and are available for guests to use, providing unlimited options to make meetings and events a truly unforgettable experience.

Launceston city and Launceston Airport are only minutes away, but looking to the surrounding gardens and countryside visitors could be a million miles away, making it the perfect location for corporate retreats and off-sites.

On-site catering facilities are available and can be tailored for small and large groups and for specific events.

Eskleigh Estate’s location between Hobart and Launceston makes it convenient for both Northern and Southern Tasmanian visitors with easy access and free onsite parking. Eskleigh Estate is part of Eskleigh Foundation, a leading supplier of disability support services in Tasmania.

Every dollar spent at Eskleigh Estate goes directly to growing and supporting the services provided by Eskleigh Foundation “When you choose Eskleigh Estate you’re not only choosing a first-class meeting and events facility, but you’re also helping Eskleigh Foundation continue its vital support of Tasmanians living with a disability,” Mr Luttrell said.

“Be one of the first to experience the grandeur and old-world charm of this beautiful property.”