Self-Contained Accommmodation   

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The perfect base for your weekend away, Naivasha Cottage is just 40 mins from Launceston, 90 mins from Cradle Mountain, less than 35 mins from Mole Creek Caves, Liffey Falls, Trowunna Wildlife Park, Tasmanian Truffles. Or just relax and enjoy a glass of wine on the patio. Central to many northern Tasmanian destinations, but hidden away in the bush beside the dam. The original part of the cottage is over 100 years old. It has been sensitively renovated, retaining many original features.

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configured as 2 singles


Fully renovated 3 bedroom cottage.

Comfortably sleeps 6 

Bedroom 1:  1 queen bed

Bedroom 2: 1 queen bed

Bedroom 3: 2 single beds





Make yourself at home in our fully equipped country kitchen. 

Start the day with an espresso coffee



Enjoy a BBQ out on the deck 

Free WiFi

Connect to our WiFi

We have Telstra mobile coverage


Washing machine, iron and ironing board, clothes horse and washing line in laundry

Fresh Free Range Eggs


Feed the chickens and ducks and collect their eggs for breakfast


Abundant free parking including undercover parking for 2 cars 



Waterside views
Waterside views
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Cradle Mountain


One of Tasmania's most visited natural attractions


A delightful riverside town with a historic streetscape classified by the National Trust. Visit galleries, craft shops and antique stores

Trowunna Wildlife Park 


Tasmania's premier wildlife experience. Devil and native animal Sanctuary

Mole Creek Caves


The most spectacular accessible caves in Tasmania, featuring superb stalactites, stalagmites and columns, glow worms, subterranean streams and cathedral-like caverns

Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail


Discover the finest produce in Tasmania. Wineries, distilleries, berries, chocolate, honey, cheese, ice cream, to name just a few

Short Walks


Whether you want a gentle stroll or a physical challenge; a seaside ramble or a mountain vista; a long day's outing or a short wander - there are several great short walks in the area 

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Lovely place with everything you could need. Warm and comfortable. It was so tranquil looking over the dam, and our kids had a great time looking after the chickens and using the binoculars to check out the birds. We'd love to stay again in the future. 




The oldest part of the cottage was built by Walter Larcombes some 100 years ago. Walter's grandson still lives on the property next door.


In the early 70's it was bought by an Irishman named Sam Truesdale, who extended the building and started enclosing the timber structure with stone from the property. Sam "built the place with a chain saw". He harvested timber from the bush and laid it as flooring. Beams were made from recycled power poles. Sam was a bit of a hoarder and a great recycler. He also enlarged the dam out the front of the house.


The current owners started extensive renovation of the cottage in 2011. Many original features were retained, like the Sam's toilet roll holder, made of a wattle branch and some wire.

Their favourite addition to the house is the large picture windows in the living room.