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The Gorge Cottage with views of the Tamar

Bedrooms 3
Property type house


About the property

Views, garden, peaceful ambience, spa bath, Wi-Fi and local calls a place to relax and enjoy northern Tasmania!!

We fell in love with Gorge Cottage at first sight. Her original features and warmth charmed us. The location was perfect - close to the magnificent Cataract gorge and overlooking the Tamar River and Launceston. The popular Trevallyn Grocer and Cafe is only a few doors down, where an array of gourmet products is on offer and you can also enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch. (There is also a post office, newsagent, doctor's surgery and bakery)

Her Art Deco leadlight windows and doors, baltic floors and fireplaces provided a great foundation to work with in our renovations. Our objective was to create a warm, comfortable and aesthetically beautiful environment which would invite our guests to relax and have a memorable stay.

Gorge Cottage has three bedrooms(two queen, one bunk with double on bottom,single on top) sleeping up to 7 with plenty of living space and would be perfect for honeymooners, couples, group of friends or families. The house is welcoming and makes a great base for exploring the surrounding areas.

The configuration of the house starts with a lovely enclosed veranda where you can sit and enjoy your morning cuppa whilst watching the mist over the river with the stunning background of the hills beyond. In the evening the scenery is transformed into a sparkling christmas tree of lights. The lounge with its electric flame heater is so cosy and romantic, it invites you to curl up on the couch and the family room is beautifully set up to watch the T.V., listen to music or just relax with a glass of local red. We have available a great range of CD's and DVD's for your enjoyment. Local calls and internet with wi-fi is included.

The dining room has a large table, perfect for gathering around and next to the large gourmet kitchen, which is fitted with stainless steel appliances including full size SS Fridge and everything you need to cook up a storm.

The first and second bedrooms have queen size beds and fireplaces and the third bedroom has a bunk with double and single bed. There are cupboards in all the bedrooms. Quality linen and Egyptian cotton towels are provided for your enjoyment and comfort. The study has a computer desk and great vista. The bathroom is well appointed with a spa bath to relax in. The toilet is in a separate powder room and the laundry is fully equipped.

The large back yard is delightful with a big deck and gazebo overlooking the various trees, including a large lemon tree, which you are welcome to help yourself to. There is a great outdoor setting and a BBQ for your convenience.

We hope that you will enjoy your stay at Gorge Cottage as much as we have creating her.

Nearby and Day Trips: Tamar Valley, Western Tiers,Narawanthu National Park, Deloraine, Evandale,just Cataract Gorge

Walk to Cataract Gorge and enjoy its magnificent natural beauty and stunning views of its majestic dolerite cliffs, take an exhilarating ride on the longest single chairlift span in the world, hike on to Duck Reach. Maybe enjoy a lunch at the cafe and then stroll down to the town.

Launceston has many cafes, restaurants, shops, large stores and is a beautiful setting. The waterfront area is a great place to stroll and boat trips on the Tamar are readily available. spend the afternoon exploring the many historical sites such as Boag's Brewery, Ritchies Mill, Franklin House, the Queen Victoria Museum and the many beautiful Parks. You might like to enjoy dinner at one of the many fine restaurants on offer before heading back.

Not far from the cottage is a fixed line hang gliding experience in the park, and of course ther is the stadium for sport lovers. Nearby on Sundays is the large market with all sorts of things on offer.

Explore the Tamar Valley, renowned for its glorious scenery and welcoming wineries, then drive on to Beauty Point.

If you love hiking, pack your lunch and head to Narawntapu National park and explore the many walking tracks.

Head to the Deloraine, enjoy a walk along the river and a browse around the town. Head on to Mole Creek. The drive is so scenic, don't forget your camera. Stop for a delicious homemade ice-cream at the honey shop, and then explore the many caves and magnificent waterfalls in the area.

Roam the country!

Bicheno, Cradle Mountain, and Hobart (with MONA) and many other parts of Tasmania are within a two to three hour drive. While you may want to go to these places after or before visitng Launceston, you may like to know that many of us make day trips to these places, particularly Hobart with a fast road!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018


Launceston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub


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The Gorge Cottage with views of the Tamar
average rating of 4.9 based on 60 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Accommodation with a View

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant stay and the view and bright airy living area made it very relaxing after a day exploring Launceston and surrounds.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia

Charming property in exquisite area.

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous host intent on assuring a

positive visit to his much loved property.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

A wonderful home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

The Gorge cottage has character and charm and all the comforts and conveniences of home. There is plenty of space for the family to spread out and a yard to enjoy. It was clean and comfortable. We had our 13, 12 and 10 year olds and it was a great place to stay for kids. Great communication from the owners too.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great location, everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

After a long day trip on the ferry then the drive from Devonport, we would have slept anywhere but we were instead delighted when we arrived at the Gorge Cottage. Plenty of room, great view, location, nearby amenities and very well equipped. Very happy to have stayed here. Very comfortable for a family of 4 with a bedroom to spare.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent cottage !

  • 5 of 5

We , a family of 4 , thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay at Gorge cottage . Next time we would stay a week. The beds were very comfortable, comparable to a 5 star hotel bed. The kitchen was very well equipped with sharp knifes, condiments and coffee machine. There's even a study for us to setup our laptop and internet access for quick lookup for restaurants, places to visit etc. It's really a very well equipped and tastefully furnished cottage with views over the river.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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  • 5 of 5

Everything you need for a holiday with family and friends. Walter is very efficient in responding to any queries. The pantry is stocked with all those things you never have when you're cooking on holiday. Lovely vibè in the house and stunning views over Launceston. Fabulously close to the local shops and cafe. Gorge Cottage is suitable for either a winter or summer stay. I really appreciated the Wi-Fi, printer and smart tv too. Thanks, and I hope to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Kings Bridge & Park, The Gorge


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 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 7 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $300 per stay
    Clean fee: $50 per stay

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