Self-Contained Accommmodation   



Secluded waterfront getaway perfect for couples and families. Relax in front of the fire with a book, have a picnic by the pond, gaze at the stars, feed the chickens and ducks and collect fresh eggs. This is the perfect hideaway in the bush

If you do decide to venture out, the Riverside town of Deloraine is just 5 mins away. Or it's an easy commute to Launceston, Cradle Mountain, Mole Creek Caves, Liffey Falls, Trowunna Wildlife Park, The Truffle Farm



Fully renovated 3 bedroom cottage.

Comfortably sleeps 6 

Bedroom 1:  1 queen bed

Bedroom 2: 1 queen bed

Bedroom 3: 2 long single beds

You're welcome to bring along your own cot





We have a large farmhouse kitchen. Pantry basics like tea, coffee, olive oil are supplied.



Comfortable patio furniture & BBQ

Free WiFi

Free WiFi available

We have Telstra mobile coverage


Washing machine, iron and ironing board, clothes horse and some cleaning supplies

Fresh Free Range Eggs


Feed the chickens and ducks and collect their eggs for breakfast


Abundant free parking including undercover parking for 2 cars 



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The Cottage
The Cottage

The Cottage is partly clad with stone

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Living room
Living room

Comfortable seating, wood fire, great 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 



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 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.