As The Saying Goes “behind Every Great Man, Is A Great Woman”

As the saying goes “behind every great man, is a great woman”

Robert Sticht,  Mt Lyell Mine and Railway Company's first General Manager, certainly carved his name into international history, but until the novel "Marion" was published by Brett Martin in 2014,  little was known about his wife Marion. Born in  mid west Illinois USA, Marion spent her formative years in Colarado, was educated at Vassar - New York, and travelled Europe in 1888-89.  In 1895, aged 30, she married Robert  and relocated to the other side of the world to live…

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Why ‘booking Direct’ With A Small Accommodation Business Is Not Just About The $$ You Pay!

Why ‘booking direct’ with a small accommodation business is not just about the $$ you pay!

Booking direct on a small business's website, anywhere in the world, or picking up the phone can make the world of difference to your accommodation stay.  As you are reading this, we thank you for taking the time to find our official website and look what we can offer our guests at Penghana. Booking direct on a property's official website gives you the opportunity to speak to or contact the owner directly and chat about any specific requirements you might…

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2020 08 15 (5)
2020 08 15 (5)
2020 08 15 (5)

Wow, are we chuffed about this or not????

This week we were advised by TripAdvisor that Penghana Bed & Breakfast has been awarded their "People's Choice Award 2020".    Why are we so thrilled?  This recognition by TripAdvisor means Penghana Bed & Breakfast is in their top 10% of hotels worldwide! This was not possible without our guests taking the time to review their stay with us.  Nor was it possible without the commitment from our staff, the recommendations that our guests have made to friends, family and/or…

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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Since being at Penghana, we’ve found there is much interest about the house on the hill. So we’ve come up with the idea of introducing afternoon teas to provide opportunities for locals and their guests to come to Penghana. As a result “La De Dah Afternoon Tea” has been born! La De Dah Afternoon Teas are now available at Penghana between April and November so as not to infringe upon Penghana’s core Bed and Breakfast business during its peak operating…

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Penghana Fruit Cake

Penghana Fruit Cake

We’ve had many guests ask us about our Penghana Fruit Cake, so happy to share. The recipe was given to me by one of my girlfriends some 20 years ago as the “three ingredient fruit cake” and the original recipe was: 1 kg mixed fruit 750ml coffee or chocolate flavoured milk 2 cups SR Flour The method was to soak the fruit in the liquid for a minimum of 24 hours, add in the flour and bake for 2 –…

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