Charming Queen, Lakeside, Lilydale
Our guest suite is a large room with a Queen bed and luxury linens. There is a large dressing table, wardrobe space and a bathroom just up the hall. The bathroom is spacious, and fully stocked with everything that you would normally find in a hotel room. The bathroom has a large enclosed shower (no clingy curtains to stick to your legs), a full bath and vanity with plenty of space for your toiletries. Quality bath towels are provided. We have two rooms listed on Airbnb so if both rooms are occupied the bathroom will be shared. The toilet is separate to the bathroom.
Guests will always be greeted on arrival and will be given a key and shown to your room. We have a fully self sufficient fruit and vegetable garden and our own chickens are coming soon! We will always provide you with a nourishing breakfast from provisions grown on our farm and preserves made in our kitchen. We ask that you contact us if you have any food preferences or allergies. You will have access to the living room, TV with Foxtel (Cable) dining room and if you need some privacy you can use our study. The kitchen is available for making coffee, warming food etc. and there will be shelf space in the refrigerator should you wish to store some food, wine, beer or anything that needs to be kept chilled. The laundry is available for your use. We encourage our guests to wander the gardens, photograph our beautiful surroundings, stalk the lake for a glimpse of the platypus and throw the ball for our two dogs, Bella and Tinker!
We travelled throughout the USA and Canada staying in Airbnb accommodation for 90% or our 3 month trip so we know that sometimes we just wanted to escape the world and have our privacy. We are completely at ease with our guests wanting to either interact with us or have their own space, we are both quiet unassuming people and very easy to get along with so you choose how much or little you want to have our company!
Lilydale is on the North East Wine Trail and there are several wineries within an easy drive of our home. There are several tourist attractions within a 45 minute drive from here, Bridestowe Lavender Farm and Café is a must for Lavender scones with home made jam and cream, the Beaconsfield Mine Museum is completely awesome and very interactive, Beauty Point for a leisurely lunch overlooking the ocean followed by a visit to the Platypus House and Seahorse World. Batman Bridge, Cataract Gorge, way too many things to list here. We have a great portfolio for you to study on your arrival and will happily give you information on anything before you leave home so you can plan your trip in advance. Our little village has a supermarket, pharmacy, post office, take-away/newsagency and a liquor store. There is a medical centre that is open Monday to Friday and can take emergency bookings. There is a petrol station and hardware, a hairdresser and a country pub (Lilydale Larder) that is open for lunch 7 days but only open for dinner on Friday night in summer. On Sundays through summer you can visit the nearby Leaning Church Vineyard for a fillet steak (cook your own) BBQ, music in the vines or a good old fashioned picnic. We invite our guests to have their evening meal with us if they prefer and charge $20 per person per night which can be paid when you arrive. Alternatively guests can have their evening meal in Launceston where many eateries are open all day, and others opening for dinner as early as 5pm. We can happily provide you with some of our favourite places to dine when you arrive.
It is important to know that there is no public transport to our home to or from Launceston so a car is essential. There is plenty of parking on our property. Travelling from the airport is very simple.
via B81 39 min
46.6 km 39 min without traffic
Launceston Airport, follow the exit signs
Turn right onto Evandale Rd/B41
Go through 1 roundabout
At the roundabout, continue straight onto Evandale Rd
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto National Highway 1 heading to Burnie/Launceston/Devonport
Continue onto Bathurst St/A8 (signs for Bathurst Street/George Town/Low Head)
Continue to follow A8
Turn right onto Newnham Link/B81
Continue to follow B81
Turn right onto Lilydale Rd/B81
Continue to follow B81
514 Golconda Rd
Lilydale TAS 7268
Our home is a typical country homestead with sprawling verandas all round giving a beautiful view from every angle. We have a large lake at the bottom of the acreage which makes a beautiful spot to sit with a glass of wine and take in the tranquil setting. From mid-late December until as late as mid March you can pop next door to the Crestview Blueberry Farm where you can pick-your-own berries which costs around $7.00 per kg. The berries are organic, big, fat and juicy! A great way to spend an afternoon, or if you get up early you can start picking at 8am!
We look forward to welcoming you as our guests.
Other Things to Note
There is an ATM at the Supermarket in Lilydale
- Air Conditioning
- Free Parking on Premises
- Wireless Internet
- Cable TV
- Indoor Fireplace
- Smoke Detector
- First Aid Kit
While you are here we like you to be relaxed and enjoy our home and surroundings. Please let us know if you would like to have dinner with us - $20 per person per night. Our rules are simply that you respect our home. We have polished wooden floors so ask that heavy boots be removed and suitcases are not wheeled into the bedrooms. We have an alternative waste treatment system so please only flush toilet tissue. Bin and bags provided for other waste items. Please use the facial cleansing wipes provided to remove make-up. Please be responsible with alcohol, and help yourself to tea and coffee whenever you wish to have a cup. Please no pets or children. Our property is non smoking inside the house and the verandas. Smoking is permitted on the grounds but we ask that you dispose of your cigarette butts in the bin on the veranda and do not throw them on the ground (fire hazard) or in the lake - our fish are non smokers!
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