Ever wonder what it would be like to live in the 1880s?
Our tour highlights the comparisons between a modern home and the pioneer Homestead. See if you can guess which rooms are missing.
How would you manage without mains water, hot water, electricity, phone, car and many other conveniences we take for granted today.
As the Tour progresses around the property, you will walk through the beautiful gardens set in lawns with stunning trees including a magnificent 100+ year old oak.
The Tour also includes the 1920’s St Marys Chapel, Historic Kitchen, Home Dairy, Blacksmiths and Vintage Machinery shed.
After your guided tour you are welcome to explore our extensive Museum and gardens or visit Monty’s Tearoom where you can enjoy a Devonshire Tea, Barista Coffee, a cup of Tea or a light Lunch. Monty’s guests are invited to relax and enjoy good old-fashioned service, a stylish Art Deco ambience and spectacular views! Monty’s Tearoom is open every day from 10am to 4pm EXCEPT Monday and Tuesday. For Bookings please Phone Sheryl 03 5964 4519
About Mont De Lancey
Come and explore the many delights of Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead. We are located an hours drive from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. It is an excellent destination for a day trip. We are open 10am to 4pm every day EXCEPT Monday and Tuesday.
Mont De Lancey History
In the 1860’s, pioneer Henry Sebire migrated from Guernsey in the Channel Islands to Melbourne and purchased the then 80 acre property now known as Mont De Lancey. Over the next year, Henry cleared and fenced the property and farmed the land. His produce contributed to helping feed the population of Melbourne. which was growing fast due to the gold rush. Henry then built a house from bricks made in a kiln, which he built himself. Once the house was finished he brought his family from Collingwood to their new home. Generations of the Sebire family continuously lived in the home until 1993 when the family donated it to a Not for Profit trust which is run by volunteers.
Our Tours feature:
- The historic 1880’s homestead & property
- Beautiful gardens
- Historic timber slab kitchen
- 1920’s St Marys Chapel
- A blacksmiths shop and a vintage engine shed
- Our extensive Museum which showcases vintage clothes, radios, tools, kitchen appliances, old photos, plus much, much more.