About the property
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Now with free wifi, wood heater/fireplace and smart TV with Netflix, Silverbirch Cottage is a lovely, 3 bedroom heritage cottage in Deloraine, northern Tasmania. It sleeps 7 in permanent beds, and up to 8 using extra fold out beds, making it perfect for larger families or family groups. It has 2 bathrooms, and a large laundry, equipped with a front loading machine, clothes dryer and drying cupboard.
Our Rose Room (photo #5) has a queen bed and an unusual hand crafted timber bay window feature. Our Lavender room (photo #4) has a queen and a single bed, and our Fern Room (photo #3) has a queen bed and an ensuite bathroom. We also have a single fold out bed which can be set up in any of these bedrooms. We can provide a fold out cot and high chair for our younger visitors. All of our beds are fitted with electric blankets to ensure our guests are warm during our Tasmanian winters, and the cottage also has high quality wall heaters which warm the whole cottage very efficiently.
Guests now have a brand new Morso wood fireplace (installed July 2017) to add atmosphere and ambiance to the main living area as well as radiant heat. We also have a reverse cycle air conditioner for both heating and cooling (yes, it does get pretty hot in Tassie in summer!) Our tariff includes all bed linen, pillows and towels so there is nothing left for guests to bring but themselves.
Our main bathroom boasts a claw foot bath (photo #6 and new in June 2016) and separate shower, with the toilet in a separate room (there is another toilet in the ensuite). We supply washing powder for the machine, and we also provide an ironing board and iron.
The main lounges were replaced in January 2016 and provide a comfy place to watch TV or doze away a sleepy Tasmanian afternoon.
The cottage has a renovated kitchen (installed September 2013) but has retained much of its original character with its unique recycled timber splash backs and rustic island bench; you won't find another one like ours anywhere. We also have a dishwasher, toaster, microwave, gas cook top and wall oven and plenty of kitchen ware, including those vital wine glasses. Many guests have provided positive feedback about how user-friendly the kitchen is for self catering as we have tried to provide everything you could think of to cook full meals while you are at the cottage, from cutting boards, to pizza trays, from corkscrews to a large wok for those healthy stirfries.
We have 2 main living areas and a large dining space (photo #8) so there is plenty of space for even the largest groups. We provide a wall mounted 43 inch smart TV (purchased new in May 2017) , DVD player, Iphone speakers and a large collection of DVDs to ensure there are no shortage of ways to spend down time.
The NBN has arrived at the cottage and guests now have free Wifi and internet to run the smart TV which will include complementary use of the cottage Netflix account. So now you can update your Facebook profile or Instagram account with the stunning photos and videos taken during your travels in northern Tasmania.
The cottage is wheelchair friendly. Photo #9 shows the side doors, access is via a short ramp with one small step at the top. The French doors open up for easy access. Photos #1 and #12 show the front verandah and stone stairs to the front door. Wheelchair access is possible from the end of the verandah which has a low rise or using the front steps are low with wide treads.
Our newest improvement to the cottage is a new Tasmanian Pine timber balcony at the rear of the house (completed in November 2016) which overlooks the garden and the Great Western Tiers - photo #13. It is the perfect sunny spot for wine time or just a place to soak up the majesty of the Tasmanian outdoors. The deck is accessed through new red cedar French doors which open a full 180 degrees which extends the usable living area for guests to enjoy. It is furnished with a new 3 piece outdoor lounge and table.
But even better than the cottage are its beautiful gardens, created by a professional designer. They provide a lovely secluded oasis to relax and pretend to ponder life's meaning, and children love the little "secret garden" paths which meander around the property, which is fenced and child-safe. The cottage has a resident brush tail possum who has a nest on one of the trees - can you find it?
The yards are dotted with silver birch trees which provide dappled shade in summer and stunning silhouettes during cooler months and at dusk. Our courtyard has a large barbecue and a hammock, and it is a beautiful private space for al fresco dining (photo #10).
Our cottage is a short walk from the local shops and cafes and the Visitors Centre, so there is plenty of amenity whether you want to self-cater or eat out. There is a lovely loop walk around the Meander River, and Launceston and Devonport are each a 30 minute drive away. Silverbirch Cottage provides a cosy and tasteful base from which to explore the beautiful area nearby, including Mole Creek, Solomon's Caves, Huntsman Lake, Liffey Falls, Quamby Bluff and Cradle Mountain.
Most guests rave about the natural beauty of the area and tourist attractions abound. If you feel like a treat then in town we can recommend Deloraine Deli or the Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm just 8 km north along the Bass Highway. The Cherry Shed at La Trobe has delicious cherries (seasonally available) and a cafe offering tasty meals. Or try the free cheese tasting at Ashgrove Cheese Factory between Christmas Hills and La Trobe.
Try to spot one of the 3 resident platypus that call the Meander River home between the caravan park and the road bridge, right in the middle of the town. We have found them to be most active for the hour or so each side of dawn or dusk. They aren't timid and will often swim past within a few metres from the riverbank. Their usual haunts are between the footbridge over the river in the caravan park and the area just downstream from the pontoon near the public swimming pool on the left bank.
All bookings include an option of pre-ordering a platter containing a showcase of Tasmania's finest wine and fresh produce, which will be waiting for you upon your arrival at the cottage. Choices include a gourmet platter for up to 6 guests, a platter for 4 and breakfast platter. Please nominate a wine preference, red, white or sparkling. Ask about platters and prices after your booking has been reserved by contacting Tim directly on by phone, SMS or email.
For guests' convenience we accept payment by internet transfer, credit card, or direct payments over the counter at any branch of the Commonwealth Bank.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
A hidden gem!
As a family of 7, its unusual to find accommodation that fits the requirements of two adults, two teenagers and three younger ones but this house was perfect. A great location close enough to the heart of Deloraine without being too close to cause any disruption. The property has fabulous views towards the western tiers. Plenty of lounge space to accommodate us all and two separate bathrooms so we could divide the kids from the adults. We only wish we could have stayed longer!
The house was quite comfortable but getting access to the property was a problem
We booked and paid for this property on line through Homeaway and received a confirmation email, apparently from the owner/manager. However, we did not receive any information about how to gain access to the house. When we arrived at the property after 3 pm, we were unable to contact the owner/manager by phone. The phone link as supplied on the Homeaway web site did not work, and when we realised what the problem was and rang the mobile directly, there was only a voicemail message saying don't bother leaving a message. We then sent a text but have had no response to the text a week later. If it had not been for the helpful people at the Deloraine Visitor Information Centre, we would not have been able to get into the house.
Beaut cottage, great kitchen,bedrooms comfortable and a quiet area close to Deloraine.
We found Silver Birch a great base to see nearby sites including Cradle Mtn, Sheffield and Mole Creek area.Highly recommend this property and Deloraine .
Fabulous cottage - recommended
Really fabulous cottage - fire was amazing on a cold night/frosty morning as was the electric blanket. Heaps of space - I was traveling for work and had my two pomeranians pups - they loved the garden and the space. Highly recommended.
Excellent Accommodation, very warm & comfortable
Wonderful house, perfect spot to stay, thank you, I will be recommending Silver Birch.
My family and I had a lovely couple of nights in Silverbirch cottage. We loved it's quirky characteristics, the stain glass windows and roll top bath. It was also very practical and well equipped with everything we could possibly need. Tim also sent someone out within 10 minutes when I accidently left my wedding rings in the cottage when we had checked out! A life saver! We would definately stay again!
Deloraine is home to Tasmania's biggest Craft Fair in November each year as well as nearby festivals and fairs held annually in surrounding towns and villages.