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Olive's Cottage: Superb views of the Tamar River

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Olive's has an airy, welcoming feel amidst all the mod cons for the discerning traveller and food and wine lover, like a Nespresso machine and fast WiFi. On the eastern side of the Tamar River, 15 minutes north of Launceston, it is an ideal rural base to explore the wine route and the northern region of Tasmania.

The cottage has a combined lounge, kitchen and dining room, leading to extensive decking. There are two bedrooms and a main bathroom. The roomy main bedroom has its own ensuite and a quiet sitting area, both with an idyllic outlook over the lawns and river. The fully landscaped gardens include sweeping lawns leading to mesmerising views over the Tamar and to the vineyards beyond. As sole occupants of the property, you can relax and unwind unencumbered by others.

Windermere is on a beautiful section of the Tamar and in easy access of Launceston, historic towns, mountains, beaches, berry farms and orchards.

The rate includes ground coffee and coffee pods, tea and milk and other next-day breakfast starter provisions, and a complimentary bottle of Tamar Valley wine.

Olive's Cottage is an accredited tourist business under the Tourism Australia ATAP program and Quality Assured Tasmania.

Two bedrooms. Two bathrooms, including ensuite in main bedroom. One king size bed. One queen size bed. All linen provided. Maximum occupancy is four persons.

We do not take children under 12 years of age, however, you may make a request to us in that regard. We do not take any pets.

Single night bookings not accepted.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018


Windermere Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • winery tours


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Olive's Cottage: Superb views of the Tamar River
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gorgeous cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great access to Launceston and Tamar Valley wine region

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Tash, We are pleased you enjoyed the cottage. Our manager was very impressed with the respect you showed it, leaving it in great condition! You were the first guests to experience the new sleeping arrangements which were implemented at the end of May when we installed a king size bed in the main bedroom and a queen size bed in the second bedroom, with new quilt covers that make the rooms even brighter. Since your stay the lounge furniture has been undergoing some rejuvenation and we are considering upgrading the Nespresso machine. The gardener has used the quieter winter period to finish overhauling the gardens and lawns. They are now more manicured and should look wonderful by the time the busy season starts in a few months' time. We hope to see you at Olive's again!
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Such a beautiful accommodation so close to Launceston (only 15 mins). Stayed with my partner and my mum for 2 nights and had all we needed with plenty of space. Sitting on the porch and taking in the view of the surroundings, including the river tamar, was truly stunning. So relaxing and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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  • 2 of 5

Nice view. Overpriced & second bed was way too small !! Lounge uncomfortable

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Neville, We have had mixed messages from you about your stay at Olive's Cottage: your individual category ratings in Stayz are somewhat higher than your overall rating and on the survey form that guests at the cottage have the option of completing on departure you gave 'Excellent' to a number of categories. So it seems you had some positive experiences. But of course we aren't happy that you had some negative ones. On the survey form you did note that the bed in the second bedroom was "small" yet in your Stayz review you say it is "way too small". But it is a normal standard sized double bed, which is indicated on our website (Stayz enquirers will often include specific questions to us about things that are very important to them, the two most common being the sleeping arrangements and whether the property is suitable for people who can't manage too many steps or stairs.) On the survey form you completed you noted that you felt the couch in the lounge was uncomfortable. However, hopefully you enjoyed the lounge area as a whole, with its outlook to the front garden on one side and views to the river and the West Tamar vineyards on the other side. Getting everything right to suit all guests is a real challenge for property owners. Ever since we first opened, eleven years ago, Olive's Cottage has had a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 for accommodation quality from Star Ratings Australia. As well it has ATAP registration by Tasmanian and Australian Tourism for the professionalism and integrity of our business operations. These two accreditation processes require properties to meet very exacting standards and in the case of Star Ratings the standards are especially high in regard to bedding and furniture comfort. Your feedback on the pricing is helpful and we have now made single night bookings 'on application'. However, we are wondering if your recent stays at other Tassie properties were for more than one night. We do advise prospective guests, as we did in our response email to you, that Olive's Cottage is less economical on a single night basis. You will appreciate that the change-over costs for small establishments are substantial and for that reason many properties have a two-night minimum stay. We do hope you and your party did appreciate the welcoming basket hamper of breakfast provisions, the complimentary bottle of Tamar Valley wine, the Nespresso machine, the cheese and fruit and the stock of spices, olive oils and ot
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Pilbara, Western Australia

Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This is the most delightful cottage and we absolutely loved our stay. You are greeted with fresh scones to start your stay and there are fresh eggs from the neighbours chooks for breakfast! For us that is priceless, the view is just beautiful and the cottage is very well appointed with comfy beds and lovely bathrooms. There are even local wines stocked in the living room if you forget to bring some, we would definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: Stayz
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Beautiful location, wonderful gardens and great hosts. Highly recommend property.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, wonderful gardens and great hosts. Highly recommend property.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Absolutely wonderful. Managers were extremely lovely & helpful. A fabulous view & wonderful accommo

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful. Managers were extremely lovely & helpful. A fabulous view & wonderful accommodation. New washing machine is great, but also needs a clothes dryer.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2010
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Tamar River


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

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