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Revived Elegance: Unveiling the Transformation of a Restored 1800s Bank
The Bank House is a quaint self serviced bed and breakfast located on The Clarence River in the charming and historic town of Ulmarra in the Yaegl Country, Clarence Valley, 14 kilometres East of Grafton towards Maclean & Yamba. The Bank House offers guests a heritage stay with like minded visitors in a beautifully restored settlers home that has been not only a home, but the site of the original Australian Joint Stock Exchange Bank in the area in 1860s.
Built in the late 1800’s on the banks of the Clarence River The Bank House is located directly across the road from the historic Ulmarra Hotel. The Bank House sleeps up to 8 guests with four spacious bedrooms.
The Bradman Room, with ensuite and king size bed is named after Sir Donald Bradman, who as legend says, played cricket in the back yard whilst on tour. The Anzac Room with a queen size bed is situated directly beside the Anzac Park. Cohen’s Room named after one of the original owners has 2 single beds. Finally, The Bank Room which also has a queen size bed, is where the safe was located when the building was a bank. These 3 rooms share bathroom facilities. All rooms feature fans, heating and quality cotton bedding with beautiful antique furniture hand-picked in Northern NSW.
A spacious main bathroom is also provided with a large restored dining area and lounge room, fireplace and a rustic farm style kitchen. Be amazed by the original water well that is now built into the restored timber flooring, with glass overlay filled with old bottles discovered on the grounds!
The Bank House, Memorable Accomodation Ulmarra
Two local families from Maclean purchased this historic home in May 2022 from the Bultitude family who had lived there for over 60 years. After purchasing the property they have spent the last 12 months restoring the building. Much love and care has gone into preserving as much of the building as could be saved with research into its history.
The goal has been to preserve this iconic building and provide guests with a memorable accomodation experience in Ulmarra, the best kept secret of The Clarence, with a simple bed and breakfast experience.
Whether it be an overnight, or longer term stay, The Bank House Accomodation Ulmarra provides opportunity for guests to experience the historic town with other travellers in a relaxed, comfortable and historic home. Hosts can be contacted anytime and enjoy providing local knowledge or assistance in learning more about the area.
Ulmarra is a picturesque heritage town, and was the setting of the iconic Australian Movie – “Fields of Fire”. Ulmarra is located on the Clarence River and was the original port town from the 1860s.
The Bank House is the original Australian Joint Stock Bank that serviced traders, timber getters and settlers but now provides historical accomodation in Ulmarra for guests to experience. The Bank House is only a stone’s throw from the Ulmarra Hotel (Best pub in The Clarence), Art Galleries and Cafes.
Embrace the Enchanting History of Ulmarra
The little town of Ulmarra has beautiful boutique shops and is currently undergoing a facelift with street scaping currently being completed. Ulmarra is approximately 30 min travelling south on the M1 from Yamba, Brooms Head and Wooli. It is the perfect location to experience all the Clarence Valley has to offer. You can find the The Bank House Ulmarra at 1 Coldstream Street Ulmarra.
Grafton hosts the annual jacaranda festival in October / November every year. Grafton also provides shopping, A good selection of restaurants and old pubs. Grafton is only a short drive to get necessities and is the gateway to the Upper Clarence Country.
Wooli is located on The Solitary Marine Park, A cute coastal town that boasts a beautiful river, great fishing and surfing. Wooli has an immense Nature Reserve and is a great day trip from Ulmarra. Wooli has cafes, A classic bowls club and famous beer garden.
Maclean, The Scottish Town, Hosts the annual Scottish Festival every Easter Weekend. Maclean located on the Clarence River has historical Pubs and Restaurants and is home to Bottero Coffee. Maclean is the Gateway to Brooms Head and Yamba from Ulmarra.
This short scenic tour of the lower Clarence visits a collection of sites significant to the local Yaegl community. Bright orange signs at each site share their cultural stories. The Yaygir, Yuraygir, or Yaegl, are the Traditional Australian Aboriginal land owners of The Clarence Valley.
Yamba, Famous for its beautiful beaches famous surfing locations, crystal clear rook pools and fresh prawns. Yamba is only a short drive from Ulmarra. Yamba also boasts scenic pubs overlooking the ocean and award winning restaurants. Enjoy the coast for a day and slip back to cozy Ulmarra for a great day.
If your after a country day out, A good trip is up the mighty Clarence to The Gorge. You will pass through Grafton, Wine Grove and a swim at Lillydale Bridge. Final destination The Gorge, is a private property that allows day trips. Experience huge waterfalls, rapids and calm waters for swimming. Fresh water fishing in the Upper Clarence is also a hit.