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Inverell’s Premier Accommodation

About Us

Blair Athol Estate invites you to experience luxury hospitality in our gracious 1904 Manor House

Indulge in the Blair Athol Bed & Breakfast experience with antique furniture, ornate pressed metal ceilings, open fireplaces and cool verandahs. Sip a complimentary pre-dinner sherry or after-dinner port, while you relax in the drawing room or parlour.

Relax in our new purpose-built Day Spa - inspired by the Roman baths of history with columns, atrium windows, cascading waterfall and views from the terrace over Inverell and districts.  The mineral-rich pool and spa are indoors and warm.  The infra-red sauna is there for you to relax in with a magazine or drink.  Book a massage with one of the remedial massage therapists to take away the stresses of the outside world.

Explore the grounds at your leisure and wander through five acres of formal gardens, viewing the spectacular private grove with its exotic trees planted in the 1870's, the sunken garden, ironstone cemetery and traditional outbuildings. Enjoy a game of tennis, croquet or outdoor chess, just for fun.

Treat yourself to a gourmet cooked or continental breakfast with the finest seasonal fruits, vegetables, and free-range eggs from the 54 acre estate, served to suit your schedule in the sunny breakfast room or in the elegant dining room.

Stay in sumptuous surroundings - each guest room has a unique ambiance

  • Beautiful antiques, family heirlooms and quality linens
  • All suites and rooms have private bathrooms / en-suites, televisions, electric blankets, heaters and air-conditioning
  • Weddings, anniversaries, dinner parties, group afternoon or morning teas, conferences, themed parties and special events catered
  • Only 6 kilometers (5 minutes) west of Inverell, off the Gwydir Highway

Our Staff

Our friendly and helpful staff will make sure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. This is our home, and it's our mission to help you feel at home too!

Customer Reviews

"Blair Athol Estate is the epitome of country Australian hospitality which one does not often find any longer these days....Inverell's best kept secret!" Peter S., Armidale NSW

"This B&B is nothing other then Perfect. I would recommend it to anyone from the romantic couple to the corporate traveler." Alicia S., Tamworth NSW

"What an amazing way to spend 3 hrs. Remedial massage, spa, sauna & floating in the magnesium mineral pool. Will definitely be visiting here regularly." Katherine M., Inverell NSW

"This is a magnificent mansion, beautifully and painstakingly decorated. Quiet and peaceful, the grounds are beautiful, and Kim, the host, is delightful, followed around by her chickens and dogs as she goes about her daily routine." Ken T., Hong Kong

"We had a lovely overnight stay at Blair Athol. Beautiful house, enchanting gardens, fabulous cooked breakfast and most of all a very warm welcome from Kim. Inverell is a lovely town but this accommodation is a destination in itself." Tim C., Ballandean NSW

Your Host: Kim Kelleher

Blair Athol Estate, 37 Blair Athol Road, Inverell NSW 2360

Phone: 02 6722 4288 Mobile: 0414 525 092 Email: blairatholestate@bigpond.com.au FAX: 02 6722 4188

The Town of Inverell

The Town of Inverell is one of substance and style - this pretty, plentiful spot on the Macintyre River was first settled in the mid 1800's by Scottish immigrants.  It's a bustling regional centre drawing thousands of visitors each year for its diversity of natural, historical and cultural attractions.  With an elevation of 590m, Inverell has a fantastic climate - warmer than some higher New England settlements.  Just ask the Host for information about local gem fossicking, wineries, olive plantations or fishing and boating on the Copeton Dam.  Inverell is also known for its excellent shopping facilities from large chain stores to boutique shops.

The Driveway

As you turn into Blair Athol Estate, the beautiful bunya tree- lined avenue leads the guest to the circular driveway surrounding the elegant fountain.   The manicured greenery that lines the entrance to Blair Athol gives the visitor a sense of faraway times and twinkling garden parties under the setting sun.