Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat

Heritage Accommodation

    About us

    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 TankCottage and Master's Cottage as well as our other rooms.   Check Cottage and Room availability and book online.

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    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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