One of the most enjoyable stays we have ever had; we stayed four nights.
The cottages are extremely well furnished and equipped. Our bed was very comfortable and warm. The kitchen was well fitted out with quality utensils, an excellent stove and a large, quiet fridge. The interior is tastefully decorated and conveniently furnished. You can just walk in and relax.
From the double-glazed windows you look out over paddocks to the river. A herd of sedate and silent Alpaca entertain you, thanks to their grace and elegance.
It is a couple of minutes walk to the river which has Platypus and Trout. Graham keeps the grass mowed so you can walk along the river.
There is plenty to do on the property. Graham and Christine have constructed Trails interpreting the Mining Heritage of the property and the lives of the Chinese Miners who lived and worked here.
Graham and Christine are extremely helpful and will recommend a host of walks both on or off the property. Their advice and instructions were always spot on. Thanks to Graham we enjoyed a spectacular walk at Ralph's Falls and Cash's Gorge.
There is a Tin Mining Interpretation Centre at Derby, and network of carefully constructed Mountain Bike trails. The corner store at Derby hires out bikes and gear; the tracks are well graded and documented, the store will advise on this.
You will receive genuine and warm-hearted hospitality from Graham and Christine.
Their cottages are a perfect base from which to enjoy the area. Their property is also a model of eco-sustainability; they generate their own electricity...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer romance, seclusion and privacy in fully self-contained two-bedroom and studio spa-cottages each with river views - situated on a 36 acre bush alpaca farm. Each cottage has a private outdoor dining area with bar-be-que and the studio cottages have an outdoor heated spa. Principles of ecological sustainability are combined with the comforts of a luxurious retreat. Your only disturbance might be from the occasional inquisitive pademelon or soaring eagle. This stretch of the Ringarooma River is favored by fly fishermen. Chinese heritage is celebrated with an interpretation centre, landscape art and walking tracks through historic mining and water races. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tin Dragon Trail Cottages Tasmania/Branxholm