From the new extensions, visitors can overlook the Clackline Brook and watch the water birds while enjoying hot tea or coffee and homemade cakes.

Alternatively, you can sit by the roaring wood fire and enjoy the view over lunch.

The Poultons bought the heritage-listed property thirty years ago with plans to preserve the history with tourism.

‘We hope people will come and enjoy the serene ambience and country cooking here at this beautiful property,’ Mrs Poulton said.

They produce their own salads, vegetables, honey, eggs, jams, pickles, bread and ice-cream and import all their tea and coffee.

Manager’s Tearooms and Restaurant is open for morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea in serene surrounds at 9 Yates Street, Bakers Hill.

Call 9574 1387.