The history of Mount Mitchell
Mount Mitchell was designed by renowned architect Charles Webb. Known for commissions including the Windsor Hotel, John Knox Presbyterian Church, Melbourne Church of England Grammar School and the Royal Arcade in the centre of Melbourne, having an architect such as Webb was quite a coup for this country property in the early colonial times of Victoria.
Building commenced in 1860 and the homestead was completed late in 1861 where it remained in the Robertson family until around 1926. During this time substantial extensions were added to almost double the size of the homestead.
The Barrett family became the new owners around 1926 and set about extending the garden and planting the now imposing pine trees that line the driveway from the gate to the homestead itself.
Sadly, Mount Mitchell homestead fell into disrepair until the 1980’s when Richard Salter purchased the property and set about refurbishing the home to its original state. This classic Victorian historical gem was brought back to its former splendour and is now classified by the National Trust and Heritage Victoria has listed the property.
In 2015, Mount Mitchell is entering a new and exciting phase with the current owners, Kate and Simon Tol, who have opened up the property with stunning wedding venues throughout the grounds and buildings and as a country holiday accommodation venue here in the famed Pyrenees region. Please contact Mount Mitchell if you’d like to know more about the property or using our facilities for your special function.