Near the historic town of Hamilton, Tasmania, one hour’s drive from Hobart and about 25 minutes from Mount Field National Park, this award winning farmstay is set on a 750 acre sheep farm and has a range of very comfortable self catering cottage accomodation, all with outdoor seating, barbecue Read more [...]
This pet friendly Tasmania farmstay, near the town of Richmond in the Coal River Valley wine region, is organic and eco-friendly and includes a vineyard, olive groves, vegetable gardens and various farm animals.
They have two comfortable self catering apartments, both clean and modern and both come with a flat-screen TV and DVD player and a full kitchen, lounge and private bathroom. There is also a private patio and BBQ area.
One of the apartments is two bedroom with a sofa bed in the living room and and can fit up to five people, while the other is one bedroom for a maximum of two people.
The accommodation is self catering but the friendly owners also provide a free organic continental breakfast which includes freshly baked bread, homemade jams & fruit, and fresh coffee every morning, with much of the ingredients coming fresh from the farm.
The entire property is as eco-friendly as possible; half of its electricity needs come from solar energy, the central heating and hot water comes from a wood fired boiler, drinking water is collected from rainfall while the water in the toilets comes from the local river.
The farm is a working, eco-friendly, organic farm with a range of animals including horses, sheep and ducks. It also has an extensive vineyard, an olive grove as well as a small orchard and vegetable gardens.
In line with ecological principles all waste water from the property is used for irrigation. and they make efforts to be carbon positive too with an annual tree planting program.
The owners are enthusiastic environmentalists and farmers and are always keen to show guests around the farm.
The old town of Richmond, and especially its historic bridge, features in almost all tourist photo albums from Tasmania. The bridge was built in 1820 by convicts of the old Van Diemen’s Land and is to this day Australia’s oldest bridge. A tour of the old Richmond Gaol will you an uncomfortable insight into the hardships suffered by these same convicts.
With more than fifty buildings dating back to the Georgian era, its quaint historic streets, and cool Tasmanian climate, Richmond can remind you more of a small town in England than anywhere in Australia.
Richmond today is an elegant place with a cultured air and you’ll find many nice cafes, bakeries, restaurants and art galleries around town. It is also the centre of Tasmania’s wine industry and in the rural areas there is much wine tourism; vineyard tours, wine tasting etc., ask at Tara’s farm stay for some good recommendations.
Zoo Doo Wildlife Park is another attraction, just a 15 minute drive away from the farmstay, and has both local and more exotic animals including White African Lions.
The farmstay is also a good base for exploring Tasmania’s east coast which has some wonderful scenery; mountains, untouched beaches and woodlands, while Hobart, Tasmania’s capital and the site of its main airport, is about a half hour’s drive to the south-west.
Address: 31 Ogilvie Lane
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