Lythgo’s Row Cottages
Along a driveway lined with elms and rhododendrons, this whitewashed Georgian terrace of two-storey cottages is steeped in Pontville’s convict past. The builder, William Lythgo, and his wife, Sarah, were ticket-of-leave convicts who had been transported to Van Diemen’s Land for pickpocketing; 150 years later, their descendants still live in the district. Lythgo’s Row is now self-contained accommodation that delights travellers with its dormer bedrooms, open fireplaces and historic charm. Take an afternoon to walk around Pontville – there’s a fascinating collection of convict buildings, including the bridge, which dates from 1842.
253 Midland Hwy; (03) 6268 1665