myrtle house cafe bar books
Bench seating out the front
loose Tea selection
Myrtle house cafe at dusk
Side verandah seating

myrtle house history

Myrtle House as it currently stands (with renovations completed recently) was built by Daniel Langdon in 1932. A photo of Daniel can be found in the book room. Daniel Langdon is buried in the local Wollombi Cemetery.

Les and Chris Robertson have been in the Wollombi district for 17 year and recently purchased the property, renaming it Myrtle House and the cafe in now managed by Jo Potter.

The history of the property, now known as Myrtle House:

1841    Lots 6, 7, 8 – Crown to McDougal.

1846    McDougal to Elliott – (1867 news item “Elliotts full of flood victims”)

1869    “For Sale,  lots 6,7,8 – G. Elliotts store & dwelling, est. 26 years.” For sale to 1874

1874    Hannah Elliott to Peter Logan – Soap & candle maker, plus other lots

1883    Logan to Henry Hind

1885    Henry Hind to Patrick Hickey

1896    Patrick Hickey to George Chapman – Value fell from 112 pounds to 90 pounds

1932    Chapman to Margaret Langan – Lots 6, 7, 8 for 250 pounds

1980    Langan to Ireland – $10,000

1984    Ireland to Paul & Gil James – $60,000

1986    James to Robyn Butler – $65,000

Research by Stuart Gibson
Carl Hoipo,
June 2017