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.