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16 Franklin St, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 7025 Australia
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The Richmond Barracks is centrally located in a quiet, peaceful pocket of the beautiful Georgian town of Richmond. An easy walk to the famous Richmond Bridge and Richmond's main street, filled with excellent dining options, antique stores and Tasmanian craft shops. Relax and enjoy the spacious sun filled gardens that surround the beautiful cottages on our property. The Colonial officers who originally lived at the Barracks certainly did not enjoy the superb comforts you'll find here today. Built in 1830, using local convict bricks, this charming National Trust Registered property is a restful haven for the discerning traveller. Choose between any of these three purpose built accommodations: Lady Esther Cottage: two storey, self contained family accommodation, sleeps four comfortably. The Retreat: bedroom, lounge, kitchenette, bathroom, sleeps two/three comfortably. The Cellar: studio with kitchenette and bathroom sleeps two only. You'll be comfortable and warm with electric blankets and heaters in all bathrooms, and efficient reverse cycle air conditioning/heating in all cottages. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. A hearty, continental breakfast is available at an additional charge. Off street parking is provided.
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Snack bar
Golf course
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Electric blanket
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StuartM wrote a review Jan 2022
Legana, Australia63 contributions6 helpful votes
I would have given this establishment 5 stars, but the way we were spoken to after an accident, that we had no opposition to paying for, left a sour taste in our mouths. Yes it was a great disappointment to the proprietor, but we didn't appreciate the tone. On reflection of our conversation, she may have thought we hadn't responded to a message that we definitely didn't receive, but still...... On the positive side, the cottage was clean and comfortable. (The Retreat) The price was reasonable. The situation good. We would happily have returned, but I don't think we will now. We might not be welcome anyway.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Simone Carter, Owner at Richmond Barracks
Responded 13 Jan 2022
Thank you for your feedback. Naturally, we were very disappointed with the damage caused during your stay. However, we are most appreciative of the compensation you have provided to cover some of the replacement costs incurred. Kind regards, Simone
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Hobartgirl wrote a review Oct 2020
Hobart, Australia241 contributions75 helpful votes
Stayed here for two nights in the Retreat. Very comfortable. Large well equipped bathroom with shampoo, soap and conditioner. Bedroom was large with great mattress and plenty of blankets and doona. The kitchen had everything you need with a couple of couches and table and chairs. Good TV, games, books and DVD player with movies. Great stay. Warning that nothing is open Sunday night and the IGA closes at 5pm. Thanks Simone
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Simone Carter, Owner at Richmond Barracks
Responded 18 Oct 2020
Dear Hobartgirl, Thank you so much for the lovely review of the Retreat Cottage at Richmond Barracks. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your two night stay with us. Kind regards, Simone
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Jemma W wrote a review Sept 2020
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Simone was a helpful and kind host. The cottage was immaculately cleaned with everything we needed. Lovely extra touches such as duck food for the kids. Excellent location, easy flat walk to main street. My family of 4 had a wonderful 2 night stay and would highly recommend the Barracks at Richmond.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Simone Carter, Owner at Richmond Barracks
Responded 1 Oct 2020
Dear Culture488786 Thank you for the lovely review of our accommodation at Richmond Barracks. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us. Lovely to read that the girls enjoyed the experience of feeding the ducks down by the river. Kind regards, Simone
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malnico wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia95 contributions24 helpful votes
The retreat, self contained one bedroom, comfort and delight. Simone has added a "hey Google' machine which was very helpful for weather info and great sound for all the favourite songs. An easy stroll to the town, restaurants and shops. Always a most welcome stay! Clean as a pin! Everything you ever need is there. Lots of games, books, dvd , maps and info.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Have always stayed in the retreat and love it!
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Response from Richmondbarracks, Owner at Richmond Barracks
Responded 22 Feb 2020
Dear malnico Thank you for the lovely review of The Retreat Cottage here at Richmond Barracks. It is always wonderful to welcome back repeat guests. So pleased that you enjoyed the Google Home Mini and Spotify music, a recent addition. All the very best for the rest of 2020. Kind regards, Simone
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bergy24 wrote a review Dec 2019
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions3 helpful votes
We turned up without a booking and was immediately welcomed by the owner, Simone and shown Lady Esther Cottage, a beautifully restored self-contained cottage. The Barracks is a small affair with just the three accommodations, so it is quite peaceful. The two-bed-roomed cottage had a little garden and was situated on a quiet road within walking distance of the village centre. The kitchen was well equipped and suited our overnight stay. There were even instructions on what to put aside for their worm farm for later collection.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Richmondbarracks, Owner at Richmond Barracks
Responded 24 Dec 2019
Dear bergy24 Thank you for a lovely review of our accommodation at Richmond Barracks. Yes, with only three separate cottages guests can enjoy a peaceful stay, only a block away from the centre of the village. We offer eco- friendly accommodation, with limited use of plastic, natural cleaning products, compost options etc. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Kind regards, Simone
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Anshu M wrote a review Nov 2019
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
Excellent place to stay with family .. awesome and very kind and warm hostess. the cottage rooms are delightful , very homely , comfortable and catered to all our needs.. All in all a 7 star treatment and especially the kids enjoyed the games, Google mini and the Duck feed. We all loved the Retreat cottage and Richmond town.. Would certainly be coming back next time..Has to be the way to celebrate family milestones.. Thanks very much Simone for making the first leg of our 10th Wedding anniversary trip memorable ..
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Richmondbarracks, Owner at Richmond Barracks
Responded 22 Nov 2019
Dear Anshu Thank you so much for the lovely review of our accommodation at Richmond Barracks. We are so pleased that you had such a comfortable, homely stay with us. What a lovely way to celebrate your 10th Wedding Anniversary, congratulations to you both on this wonderful milestone. It was great to meet you all. Kind regards, Simone
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Jennifer M wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia58 contributions14 helpful votes
We had an overnight stay at this beautiful establishment and couldn’t recommend it highly enough! Simone was friendly and helpful and the cottage we stayed in was perfect. The bed was super comfortable, the kitchen extremely well equipped and the extra touches like shampoo, conditioner and liquid soap in the bathroom were much appreciated. There were current magazines to read, and a lovely view of the garden from the French doors. All I can say is: PERFECT!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Richmondbarracks, Owner at Richmond Barracks
Responded 23 Oct 2019
Dear R6162OXjenniferm, Thank you for the wonderful review of our accommodation at Richmond Barracks. Certainly put a 'spring in my step' today. So pleased that you were comfortable and appreciated the extra touches. Kind regards, Simone
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Sue M wrote a review Oct 2019
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I had a fabulous 4 night stay at the beautiful Richmond Barracks. From the moment I arrived I was welcomed . Cottage was very comfortable and homely. Beautiful shower, comfy bed and enough space to stretch out. On site parking was a bonus and being able to walk to all that Richmond has to offer was another highlight. Will definitely stay here again. Couldn’t have been better 👍👌
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: .All of the cottages are excellent.I stayed in the “Retreat”
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Response from Richmondbarracks, Owner at Richmond Barracks
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Dear Sue, Thank you for the lovely review of our accommodation at Richmond Barracks. We are so pleased that you found the cottage homely and comfortable. Thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy on departure. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Simone
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Robyn M wrote a review Oct 2019
Belmont, Australia115 contributions25 helpful votes
Richmond Barracks is a very comfortable and convenient accomodation. We were accommodated in The Retreat which includes a large living area with comfortable lounges for kicking back and a small dining area enough for three. The kitchen area is small but more than adequate and well equipped enabling a full meal to be prepared if necessary. The supplied breakfast was simple and fresh but the kitchen allowed for something more substantial if required. The bedroom can accomodate a couple and one other in large comfortable beds and the bathroom was roomy and spotless. There is ample space in the off street car park for the three available Accomodations. Unfortunately, when we came home after a day out on our last night, all parking places were taken. Either someone had two vehicles or someone else had used this quite secluded space. This meant we did have difficulty parking quite away from our accomodation for packing the car the next morning with a bit of backing and filling to leave the car park to travel to the airport. When Simone realised how many cars were in the car park she was quite surprised. It was clear she had no idea until that morning that someone had snuck an extra car in. Unfortunately we did not meet Matthew but Simone is a delightful and very helpful host.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Richmondbarracks, Owner at Richmond Barracks
Responded 16 Oct 2019
Dear Robyn Thank you for the lovely review of The Retreat accommodation at Richmond Barracks. We are so pleased that you found the cottage to be comfortable and well equipped during your stay. As you mentioned, unfortunately I only noticed the additional car in the carpark on your departure, it is rare that guests on the same booking travel with 2 cars (only happened on one other occasion in our 4.5 year stint as owners), sorry for the inconvenience. It was lovely to meet you both. Kind regards, Simone
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JOYOUS52 wrote a review Mar 2019
Brisbane, Australia49 contributions11 helpful votes
I needed accommodation for a 5 night stay while I attended meetings in Sorell. I wanted self contained and quiet. Esthers Cottage was the perfect place to hide away and relax between commitments. I had everything I could possibly think of. Simone, the owner, very generously offered more, and did her utmost to ensure my every needs were met. I highly recommend Richmond Barracks. It’s within easy walking distance to the famous Richmond Bridge.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 4 Apr 2019
Thank you for the lovely review JOYOUS52. We are so pleased that you felt so comfortable, enjoyed the quiet surroundings and appreciated the customer service. It was lovely to meet you. Kind regards, Simone
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USD 89 - USD 101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaTasmaniaGreater HobartClarenceRichmond
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Richmond Barracks
Which popular attractions are close to Richmond Barracks?
Nearby attractions include Richmond Bridge (0.3 km), Richmond Gaol (0.4 km), and Old Hobart Town Model Village (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Richmond Barracks?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Richmond Barracks?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Richmond Barracks?
Guests can enjoy a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Richmond Barracks?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Richmond Barracks?
Conveniently located restaurants include Czegs' Cafe, Ashmore on Bridge Street, and Richmond Bakery and Cafe.
Is Richmond Barracks located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Richmond.
Are there any historical sites close to Richmond Barracks?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Richmond Gaol (0.4 km), Oak Lodge (0.5 km), and Tasmania's History House (0.5 km).