Once we can finally venture outside our homes, The Repose in Dubbo would be the first stop on our lists!
Regional city locals Jemima and Bede Aldridge own this skilfully renovated cottage with another couple, Ric and Moir Jones, who co-host guests on the property. Eighteen months ago, the four friends combined their love for hospitality and handmade design to transform the tumbledown house into one of the only boutique accommodation spots in the in-land city.
The plan was to open up the cramped layout and renovate the dilapidated house and courtyard, and outdated amenities, to unearth the best qualities of the heritage structure. Internal walls were removed to create a more open-plan living space, while aged aluminium doors and old glass windows were updated to a contemporary living standard.
Like all good worker’s buildings built in the early 19th century, the toilet was originally in an outhouse disconnected from