As the restoration progressed, the quality of the work demonstrated the skill and determination of Steve to honour the past and bring his dream to life.

Stonework was recovered from the ruins and re-used. Timbers were milled from the remains of local bridges, broken apart by flooding over the last 150yrs.

St Joseph's Guesthouse has won several heritage and magazine awards for excellence with its mix of historical memorabilia and modern appointments making it the perfect venue for weddings and intimate functions.

Located in a secluded valley, it is enhanced by the peace and tranquility of the bush setting which adds a uniquely Australian character.