Luxurious and elegant, the Rocks is a grand ol’ mansion

THIS is nothing like your average B&B. It’s special, spacious, gracious and delightful.

The Rocks is a wonderful old double-storey stone mansion overlooking Albany’s Princess Harbour. It’s set within two acres of landscaped formal gardens with rolling lawns surrounding a full size tennis court.

The interior is, in a word, grand – as befits a place that was the Governor’s summer residence back in the 19th century. It has been restored to its former glory and, to my mind, is the finest place to stay in southern WA.

It is superbly and luxuriously furnished and features not just six elegant guest rooms, but also a library, billiard room, music room and sunset lounge. The essential modern touches such as reverse cycle air conditioning and internet access are all there too.

Breakfasts are something to look forward to and to savour – slowly.