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   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



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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Our 3 bedrooms comfortably sleep 6. Our beds have quality linens

Bedroom 1:  1 queen bed, access to the patio

Bedroom 2: 1 queen bed and built in robe

Bedroom 3: 2 long single beds, perfect for teens and adults

You're welcome to bring along your own cot





We have a large farmhouse kitchen with stove, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, crockery and cutlery. Pantry basics like tea, coffee, olive oil are supplied.



Comfortable patio furniture
& BBQ. Picnic equipment also provided

Free WiFi

 High speed 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

Wood Fire

Our wood fire heats the house beautifully. There's ample firewood available. We also have a reverse cycle airconditioner


Out and About

Cradle Mountain


One of Tasmania's most visited natural attractions (and our personal favourite)


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 

Water Views


What a fabulously peaceful, relaxing cottage! Great beds, plenty of room to spread out, wonderful views of the dam/pond. And all the wildlife! The house was very well equipped with everything a family would need. Linda was always available if needed, to answer silly questions about the dvd player! Feeding the chooks and being able to hear birds instead of traffic was such a delight! We will certainly come back to Naivasha Cottage as soon as possible! Thanks so much Linda.
- Irene and Doug.



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 1970s 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.