The Butcher’s House 1833, Bothwell, Tasmania


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4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
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A humble heritage cottage built in 1833. Two fireplaces keep the cottage warm during the cold winters. The house has been restored and carefully and thoughtfully curated with a diverse collection of vintage and antique pieces which speak to the varied history of the cottage. 90 minutes from Launceston and 1 hour from Hobart, Bothwell is the perfect location from which to explore. Step back in time; there is no TV, WiFi, microwave or dishwasher! We recommend turning off and tuning out.

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 squeaky antique bed. The second bedroom, on the right has 2 single antique hospital beds, both quite high and a little squeaky too. 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 rustic 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 wifi, television, dishwasher or microwave; we’re all about tuning out of the modern world and stepping back in time. Laundry facilities are available to guests with 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 @TheButchersHouse_ and guests are invited to share photos and comments with #thebutchershouse

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia

Bothwell is in Tasmania's beautiful central highlands off the usual tourist route and, as such, not the usual amenities; it is a true rural working town. 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 and 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.

Hosted by Vanessa

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House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $500

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