Our chapter at Stanton
In 2013 Garth and I decided we wanted a change of lifestyle. The heat in Brisbane Queensland was getting too much and the office environment constricting. We started browsing the internet and quickly became entranced by the possibilities in Tasmania.
When we found Stanton on the market we thought it amazing that we could soon be living in one of Australia's oldest homes. Stanton isn't a grand holding but a real farmhouse and a bit higgledly piggedly from all the changes down the generations. We thought we could make it our home. So we did!
On the house's 200th anniversary, in 2017, we welcomed descendants of Thomas Shone, the original owner of the property, to celebrate their family reunion.
In 2018 Garth passed away and it is a comfort to us to know he loved his life at Stanton during the previous five years. There was always something to keep him busy and he adored looking after the animals, especially the ducks and geese. I have now been joined here by both our kids, first Baden and then Rhiannon and her husband Michael. And the next chapter begins…
Our family experiences a lot of joy being part of the local community and sharing Stanton with our guests.
~ Lisa West