Welcome to the Rutherglen Convent
The building was originally constructed in 1927-1928 and over its 90 years, has seen many exciting moments in Rutherglen’s history. After an extensive renovation it is now ready for another 90 years of memorable moments with friends, family and community.
A bit about us and the building…
We are two families who have been holidaying in Rutherglen for the past 15 years. In 2019 when the opportunity came up to purchase the property and after countless hours dreaming about the possibilities of how grand this previously run-down building could be, we decided to take a leap of faith and put our years of carpentry experience and passion for old buildings to work. Over the next 15 months we would work countless hours transforming it back to what you see today and while there were challenges, it was an immensely enjoyable and rewarding experience. We all fell in love with the building and its township in the process and feel enormously grateful to have been welcomed so warmly by the supportive local community. It has been an honour to restore this beautiful building and breathe life back into the old brick walls.
Our vision throughout the restoration process was to bring the building back to its original condition by using as much reclaimed material as possible and using original construction methods. We did not want to remove and replace the original features with sleek modern alternatives, but uncover and restore the beautiful and intricate original features while still creating a comfortable, warm and inviting space. It has always been our passion to create a space that can be enjoyed by many whilst maintaining the historical integrity and ensure its future preservation for years to come.
We look forward to hosting your time with us.
Ben & Gina, Michael & Tayler and our families x
Stay at Rutherglen Convent
Carpenters Ben and Michael have spent countless hours restoring this historical building back to what you see today, and is now exclusively available for Group Bookings.
What They Say
“A beautiful setting in a wonderful Australian town. Big enough for a large family or friendship group. Great facilities and plenty of room. Very welcoming and comfortable. Thank you!” – Donna
“Just wanted to say thanks so much for having us to stay. We absolutely loved it! You guys have done such an amazing job restoring The Convent, just loved what you have done with it!” – Kirsty
“We couldn’t have been happier with our accommodation for the weekend away. Perfect for a large group with enough space for everyone. Ben and Gina were both amazing with communication and flexibility. The town of Rutherglen is a hidden gem. We’ll definitely be back!” – Sahar
“This place is more than what we expected. There was more than enough room to accommodate 20 of us there. Bedrooms are lovely with very comfy beds and bathrooms modern and clean. Great kitchen and dining area and the outside BBQ area is great for evening drinks. Everyone of us (young and old) all loved the Convent and raved about it to other relatives across the globe! Thanks Gina and Ben” – Lychee