John West Turvey arrived in Van Diemen’s Land as a convict in 1823, having been transported from England for sheep stealing. Given a ticket of leave in 1833, he settled at Prosser Plains in Buckland. The Turvey family has been sheep farmers and wool growers in Tasmania ever since and is renowned in the district for warm hospitality.
You will find five members of the Turvey family working at Twamley Farm. My father Derek and brother Alistair run the agri-business, whilst my mother Lona, sister Elizabeth and I aim to share with those who visit us our love of historic buildings and passion for the countryside in which we live. We want you to enjoy the pleasure of these old buildings brought back to life with a modern and contemporary edge. The Storekeeper’s Boutique Accommodation, The Stable at Twamley Farm and the Farm Pod are the first of many such properties we hope to offer guests in order to experience a unique and authentic stay in rural Tasmania.
Feel free to walk, fish, ride a bike or just relax and wander at Twamley Farm. We hope you truly enjoy your stay and discover something unique beyond the beautiful beaches and scenery of the Great Eastern Drive.