Hamilton’s Cottage Collection and Country Gardens – Victorias Cottage (c.1845) offers self-contained accommodation at Hamilton.
Georges Cottage is a heritage-listed convict built sandstone cottage accommodating four persons. It’s situated in the historic township of Hamilton, a one-hour drive north-west of Hobart.
The cottage is set amongst a country garden, furnished with antique furniture and against the cottage walls there are climbing roses, and in the fragrant garden stony paths guide you between flowerbeds and over lawns to seats in shady spots.
Wander round to the paddock, nibbled short by the pet sheep, and down to the river where platypus live. Take your rod and flies and try for a trout. Day after sunny day, all the year-round, there’s walks to be walked and sights to be seen. Explore the many historic building of Hamilton and nearby visit Bothwell another historic town with more than 50 colonial buildings, the oldest golf course in the southern hemisphere and the Australasian Golf Museum. A short drive away is Mount Field National Park, home to well known Russell Falls, and nearby visit the wildlife rehabilitation sanctuary Something Wild.
In the evenings help yourself at the wood heap for a crackling fire.