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The Cob Barn - Mountain Forest Retreat

SuperhostLilydale,TAS, Tasmania, Australia
Earth house hosted by Jo And Caleb
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 baths
Entire home
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The Cob Barn is an enchanting forest retreat set on the northern slopes of Mt Arthur high above the village of Lilydale.

Nestled on the edge of a large pond with a rainforest backdrop, and adjacent to our home and peony farm, this secluded setting is an ideal place to unwind.

When you arrive, the key will be in the lockbox by the door and the fire set. Make yourselves at home.....all that's left to do is enjoy !

The space
The building is a unique hand shaped structure made from cob, a mixture of clay, sand and straw with interior lime rendered walls. Once an old timber barn, it has been beautifully renovated to provide comfortable self contained accommodation.

Through the french doors you can view the pond that is visited by wild ducks and sometimes platypus. There is also a small rowboat on the pond for your enjoyment. Or soak away your cares in a steamy hot outdoor bath hidden behind a spiral cob wall and then relax round the fire pit at night under a starry heaven.

Guest access
There is an easy guests walking track through the temperate rainforest behind The Cob Barn. You can walk beneath giant manferns, Blackwoods, Sassafras, Mountain Ash, Dogwood and Musk. The track follows a circular path up the slope beside a mountain stream, then back down to The Cob Barn through changing forest glades.

Inside the Cob Barn guests can enjoy the warmth of a delightful wood fire and can relax with a selection of DVDs, books, games and music.

The kitchen is well equipped for meal preparation, with hot plates, oven and an espresso coffee machine.

Outside, there is a BBQ and a fire pit on the deck overlooking the pond.

The Cob Barn is just a stones throw from Misty Mountain Peonies our small specialist cut flower farm. Our flowering season varies from year to year, starting around mid November through to late December.

Other things to note
The Cob Barn is a 45 minute drive from Launceston airport. We are located 6.3km from Lilydale. Please be aware that the last 3km is a winding dirt road through the forest. It's a bit narrow, so drive slowly, look out for wallabies, kangaroos, quolls..... and enjoy the view.

Guests are provided with delicious breakfast provisions including free range eggs from our chickens, a cob loaf (of course), berry/oat Granola and yoghurt.

Bathrobes and electric blankets are provided.

Heating is provided by a wood heater. An ability to operate a slow combustion wood heater is necessary.

Check-in is anytime after 2pm and checkout is by 11am.

Feel free to check out our Instagrams:
@thecobbarn
@mistymountainpeonies

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Exempt: This listing falls under the 'home sharing' exemption
The Cob Barn is an enchanting forest retreat set on the northern slopes of Mt Arthur high above the village of Lilydale.

Nestled on the edge of a large pond with a rainforest backdrop, and adjacent to our home and peony farm, this secluded setting is an ideal place to unwind.

When you arrive, the key will be in the lockbox by the door and the fire set. Make yourselves at home.....all that's lef…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Breakfast
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Lilydale,TAS, Tasmania, Australia

Our Guest Information Book provides helpful suggestions about the local tourist attractions across North East Tasmania, ranging from nearby Lilydale and Hollybank, north to the Tamar Valley Wineries and east to Barnbougle Dunes/Lost Farm golf links.

Hosted by Jo And Caleb

Joined in October 2015
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Hi ....We’re Jo and Caleb Wright. We run Misty Mountain Peonies, a flower farm....on Mt Arthur in North East Tasmania. We live in a beautiful, tranquil forest setting and we've recently completed a barn conversion on our property and now host it as The Cob Barn for you to enjoy.
Hi ....We’re Jo and Caleb Wright. We run Misty Mountain Peonies, a flower farm....on Mt Arthur in North East Tasmania. We live in a beautiful, tranquil forest setting and we've rec…
During your stay
The Cob Barn is your private space to enjoy. We respect your privacy and will leave you in peace. You will catch glimpses of our house, but you won't see us unless you need to. Please feel free to text or phone us if you need any assistance. Our phone number is listed in our Guest Information Book.
The Cob Barn is your private space to enjoy. We respect your privacy and will leave you in peace. You will catch glimpses of our house, but you won't see us unless you need to. Ple…
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  • Policy number: Exempt: This listing falls under the 'home sharing' exemption
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Cancellation policy

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