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The Butcher’s House c1840, Bothwell, Tasmania

SuperhostBothwell, Tasmania, Australia
Entire cottage hosted by Vanessa
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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A humble heritage listed cottage built with convict bricks in the mid 1800s. Two fireplaces keep the cottage warm during the cold winters experienced on the Central Highlands. The house has been restored with all modern amenities and carefully and thoughtfully curated with a diverse collection of vintage and antique pieces which speak to the varied history of the cottage. Just 90 minutes from Launceston and 1 hour from Hobart, Bothwell is the perfect location from which to explore.

The space
Cross the sandstone verandah and enter through the original front door. Step into the cosy living room with combustion stove, pour a whisky and settle into the comfy leather sofa. The master bedroom is to the left with an open fire and antique bed. To the rear is the kitchen and dining room. The bathroom has a restored clawfoot bath for you to luxuriate in. There is plenty of electric heating for the colder months. Through the rear door is a huge paved area and yard with outdoor seating to enjoy the warmer days. The combustion stove and open fireplace in the bedroom can be used if you're knowledgeable about their use. Wood for the fireplaces is supplied and can be found in the wood shed out the back. Please note that there is no television, dishwasher or microwave. There are no laundry facilities available to guests without prior arrangement. Bothwell has limited fresh food and grocery stores. I advise purchasing fresh fruit, vegetables and groceries before you arrive. I can recommend Hill Street Grocers in Hobart.
We’re on Instagram @Butchers_House and guests are invited to share photos and comments with #thebutchershouse

Guest access
The little building on the front boundary is currently being restored and is dangerous; it is strictly out of bounds to guests. If you have booked for 2 people only please use just one bedroom; please choose either the Master Queen Bedroom or the second bedroom with 2 single beds at time of booking. Only the bedroom you choose will be unlocked for your stay. When outside you have full use of the paved area and lawn but please stay within the boundary of the inner fences and gates.

Other things to note
Please note that there is no dishwasher or microwave. Along with the fireplaces, electric heating is available; please consider the cost and the environment and ensure the heating is turned off wherever possible, we can monitor the daily use of our electricity via an app. A chemex coffee maker is available and we supply fresh coffee beans and a grinder. Other supplies include tea, biscuits, and a small amount of milk. There are limited fresh food and grocery stores in Bothwell; I recommend purchasing your supplies before you arrive. If you’re coming from Hobart I recommend Hill Street Grocers

Licence number
DA 2018/80
A humble heritage listed cottage built with convict bricks in the mid 1800s. Two fireplaces keep the cottage warm during the cold winters experienced on the Central Highlands. The house has been restored with all modern amenities and carefully and thoughtfully curated with a diverse collection of vintage and antique pieces which speak to the varied history of the cottage. Just 90 minutes from Launceston and 1 ho…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Dedicated workspace
Iron
Hair dryer
Hangers
Heating
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia

Bothwell is in Tasmania's beautiful central highlands. It was settled by farmers in the 1820s and still has a distinctive colonial character and old-world atmosphere today. Bothwell is a charming quintessential Aussie town, full of character. Although not pretty it is authentic, a true representation of of the characters who reside here.

More than 50 buildings in Bothwell are heritage-listed for their architectural and historical value, so take a stroll along the wide streets and enjoy the details of built treasures that range from simple stone cottages to grand, elegant churches.

For those interested in golf, Bothwell is home to one of the oldest golf courses in Australia at Ratho. Laid in the mid-1830s, the course has square putting greens and fairways maintained by grazing sheep. You can even play a round with traditional hickory clubs.

Locals and visitors also come to the nearby lakes, rivers and reserves to fly fish for the elusive brown trout and hunt for game.

There are world famous whisky distilleries for those who like a nibble and a tipple, too. Walk through the lovey village green and onto Sealys for a delicious morning tea or lunch.

I recommend purchasing your fresh food and groceries before arriving as there is limited fresh supplies in Bothwell.
Bothwell is in Tasmania's beautiful central highlands. It was settled by farmers in the 1820s and still has a distinctive colonial character and old-world atmosphere today. Bothwell is a charming quintessenti…

Hosted by Vanessa

Joined in December 2013
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I love Hedges Waterfalls Meandering rivers Chocolate Birch trees in summer Birch trees in winter Winter Snow The beach in winter Open fires Dust floating on a sunbeam Tendrils of s…
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