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Hidden behind hawthorn hedges and set in 5 hectares of park-like pasture and gardens overlooking the Derwent River, Glen Derwent is a 200-year-old, convict-built mansion, classified by The National Trust and included on the Heritage Council of Tasmania Register.

 

Glen Derwent offers a range of accommodation from self-contained cottages to grand, antique-furnished bedrooms. You can book a single room or cottage, or the entire main house, cottages and grounds. The house, sandstone outbuildings and landscaped grounds offer the perfect location for a wedding, garden party or a corporate retreat, or just a pleasant Devonshire tea or picnic lunch.

 

The Tank Cottage lies to the south of the house, sheltered by a large walnut tree and possibly the oldest olive tree in Australia (at least according to local legend). The tank cottage was built by convicts out of hand-made bricks and, as its name suggests, was originally, in part, a water tank, but it also contained a laundry and ostlers accommodation.   Upstairs in the attic are three single beds, which can be rearranged with two of the beds combined as a king bed. The screened-off downstairs sleeping area contains one king bed which can be split into two singles. Downstairs, it contains a bathroom and kitchenette and has a slow combustion fireplace in the lounge hearth.

 

Master's Stable was originally constructed from weatherboards as a stable with a hayloft above. It offers accommodation for 2 people, with a king bed in the loft which can be split two singles. Downstairs are a  kitchenette, bathroom and living area. It has a fenced yard that opens out on the eastern paddock and overlooks the ponds and neighbouring fields to the Derwent River.

 

Visit our website to see interior photos of Tank Cottage and Master's Cottage as well as our other rooms. Check Cottage and Room availability and book online.

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Mel Marks
Mel Marks
04:54 03 Jan 19
Stpped for afternoon tea and scones. Nice tea and freshly baked scones still warm from the oven and delicious. Owner gave us a tour of the house and shared the history. Get place to stay.
Catherine A
Catherine A
20:38 13 Nov 18
What a lovely place! In striking distance of Hobart, and run by some of the loveliest people you could meet. The cottages are super cosy, the grounds are amazing, and the breakfast was incredible. It was the perfect place to finish our trip, and I can’t recommend it more highly!
Kris Herron
Kris Herron
06:58 07 Oct 18
Amazing property great hosts. Thoroughly recommended.
Kriss Horne
Kriss Horne
05:34 09 Sep 18
Wonderful setting in a beautiful location. Warm and friendly staff and great food.
Chris Gamble
Chris Gamble
02:16 06 Sep 18
A lovely place Had a nice Father’s Day lunch wonderful service wonderful food We will be back
Cindy Jones
Cindy Jones
04:38 09 Aug 18
What a lovely setting with friendly hosts and service. The Devonshire Tea included scones that were the lightest I think I've ever tasted.Lovely cottage to stay in and the other rooms are delightful.Take some time out and make the effort to drop by, well worth the visit!
Rosemary Hounsham
Rosemary Hounsham
09:48 27 Jul 18
Really enjoyed the tour & discovering the hidden paintings.Will visit again for afternoon tea.
Kacie West
Kacie West
08:00 21 Jun 18
Beautiful spot and lovely staff. Yummy quick Devonshire tea. Can't wait to get married here in 2020
Chase Appich
Chase Appich
03:09 16 Jun 18
Great tea experience with friendly people and a lovely view of the garden.
Clare French
Clare French
00:50 31 May 18
I stayed at Glen Derwent and attended the Cracker Night celebrations. Awesome event. I hope to be there again next year.
Kirsty Dillon
Kirsty Dillon
05:43 19 May 18
The hight tea was wonderful, staff were SO lovely and the venue was absolutely beautiful.
Eve Newcombe
Eve Newcombe
20:39 17 May 18
We visited Glen Derwent to have afternoon tea, the staff were friendly, food was plentiful.
Sarah Monaco
Sarah Monaco
09:35 14 May 18
Beautiful grounds, great service, lovely afternoon tea. The owners are wonderful, genuine and accommodating. A must visit if you're in the area.
Julia Sutherland
Julia Sutherland
11:46 12 Apr 18
An unexpected pleasure to be shown around this magnificent house followed by a scrumptious afternoon tea.
Esther Groarke
Esther Groarke
10:33 06 Apr 18
A lovely, old building set in pretty gardens, beside the Derwent River. High Tea included a good range of sweet and savoury treats; cucumber and chicken Caesar sandwiches, mini-sized cheesecakes, Crème Brulé, chocolate mousse, Banoffee and Bakewell tarts, caramel slice, blinis and Victoria sponges. Tea was good, but coffee was disappointing. Devonshire teas looked good, with plump, white scones, lashings of whipped cream and pots of homemade jam. Worth a visit, if you're in the valley.
Chris Jones
Chris Jones
07:00 01 Apr 18
Went to check out the place for an event later in the year. Lovely friendly owners, peaceful gardens, rustic rooms. Great place.
Mitch Norman
Mitch Norman
05:59 03 Mar 18
Beautiful Place, however the owners were still there and floating around which made for a slightly awkward atmosphere. Beautiful Place for events, as long as they're wrapping up before midnight.
Veronika Ross
Veronika Ross
07:12 03 Dec 17
Absolutely loved the afternoon spent here with friends. Liz, Ruth and Freya were a joy! A stunning property and grounds shared with such vision and love. Came away with a full tummy and heart.
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