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Rathmore Shearers Quarters & Rathmore Cottage alongside sheep & platypus

Rustic shearers quarters & cottage on historic sheep property beside firepits, platypus & wildlife
13 reviews
Rustic shearers quarters & cottage on historic sheep property beside firepits, platypus & wildlife
Communal messroom
Walk amongst sheep or feed the adorable lambs on heritage listed sheep property.
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6 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 17
Hamilton, Tasmania
Enjoy your campfire meal then toast your complimentary marshmallows
over the fire under a million stars!
RATHMORE offers comfortable accommodation for up to 17 people in the Shearer's Quarters which has 5 bedrooms (2 Queen, 2 Twin singles & one Triple with Queen & Single bed) communal washroom with washing machine & clothes dryer & hair dryer & Messroom for food preparation plus
RATHMORE Cottage which has one Queen bedded bedroom, 2 original single Shearers' stretchers & double fold out sofa bed, bathroom with washing machine & kitchen facilities.
Walk around the property to view sheep, wildlife including platypus in the Dew Rivulet or fish for trout to enjoy this unique relaxed opportunity to stay on a sheep property settled in 1828 & owned one family for 150 years so never before open to the p...
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About the Owner, Cally L
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jun 2017
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 17 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
I am available to assist you with any queries regarding our facilities & those in the local area & though out Tasmania.
Please enquire should you want meals, soups or food provisions.
Enquire if you are wanting to upgrade to heritage Georgian sandstone homestead.
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Listing #HL8997944
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Excellent - based on 13 reviews
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in April 2018

This farm stay is excellent value for money. The accommodation is charming, the location is beautiful and in addition to the farm animals you may well see a platypus, which is not easy to achieve in many places. Our six children (we were two families) loved feeding the hens and ducks, taking the rowboat out on the lake and toasting...

Wim M
Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in April 2018

We are touring through Tassie by bicycle, and therefore never make our plans for the night much in advance. Usually we camp, but sometimes we don't. Cycling from Hobart to Launceston via the Midlands, we found some nice roads, avoiding the bigger highways. We also found on this day, that it was a bit too cold to camp. So when...

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Wim Delighted you enjoy our Pea & Ham Soup, hot bath tub, fire & warm comfortable Shearers' Quarters bedroom after such a cold day's cycling & some very cold nights...well deserved!!! Certainly a shame you did not have a little longer (wonder if you got to greet the platypus??) but a delight to meet you. Best wishes for your journey...


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Reviewed 27 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Beautiful Colonial sandstone homestead set on 100 acres, shearers' quarters and cottage situated in the pretty Derwent Valley offers a range of accommodation to meet different needs. Cally and Richard are generous and welcoming hosts and very accommodating. I loved the vase of autumn berries and glass of fresh mint awaiting in the cottage. Ample provisions in the cupboards and...

Management response:

Thank you taking the time to do this kind and comprehensive review. We were delighted to share RATHMORE with you including our pretty berries and fragrant mint and hope you can return another time for a longer stay in this stunning area. Trust the museum visit was successful! We are listed in Mona's Little Black Book & can now issue...


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  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(5)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 AM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Messroom fire is $30 fee. Outdoor firepit is free but gather your own firewood. Ensure fire is extinguished at night & prior to departure. Pets are only allowed outside the...
    2 Full baths
    5 Twins
    1 Sofa
    5 Kings
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R 4 041
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About the neighbourhood
Central Highlands in the Derwent Valley area has stunning tranquil areas with 50 shades of green, rolling hills, a place of history & nostalgia, wonderful produce & a place to relax & escape....look up, look out & look within.
Getting around
A car is essential as there is very limited public transport.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Hobart: 70.0 km
Please check Google maps or with me before departing for Rathmore as GPS & mobiles do not work in all areas around the Derwent Valley hills.
Some roads are unsealed so not suitable for hire cars.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive.
Nearby cities
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