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Trevallyn on Gorge - Launceston

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Spacious three-bedroom, two-bathroom Federation home in the leafy artists' precinct of Launceston. Trevallyn on Gorge boasts extensive views of the Tamar River. Minutes away from cafe culture and the wilderness trails of Cataract Gorge.


Trevallyn on Gorge, built in 1900, is a majestic property set high on the hill, commanding outstanding views over the Tamar River to the north and Launceston city and surrounding mountains to the south-east. It is about 1.5km to the heart of Launceston and less to Cataract Gorge, for all of those nature enthusiasts.

The space consists of three large bedrooms (2 queen beds, and 2 king single beds - all linen is supplied.) There are two bathrooms, one with a large spa bath (towels supplied). Each bedroom has plenty of storage space for guest use. There is also a fully-equipped laundry with both washing machine and dryer.

The spacious lounge area has a bay window that looks out onto the tiered front garden, which displays beautiful greenery and colour all year round. The lounge room boasts 12 foot ceilings, making it reminiscent of a time long ago when Ladies and Lords invited city folk into their parlours. A lovely place to sip on tea, read a book, listen to some great music.

The house comes with a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area, with magnificent views over the city and river. Note the quality Bosch kitchen appliances; a chef's dream (or so my husband says!) Guests also have access to the upstairs verandah and an outdoor entertaining space with gas barbeque. A great place to enjoy an afternoon apertivo with your friends and family.

The established gardens are something out of a 1900 Dickens or Bronte novel! Our caretaker (and artist-in-residence) tends the gardens weekly, ensuring that fruits trees do their job and the rose garden blooms in its full glory. Work will be undertaken soon to commence a community garden below where the guest parking is.


Guests have access to the full upstairs house; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large lounge room, wraparound verandahs, kitchen and dining, laundry, outdoor entertaining area and all gardens (front and back). Guests will have access to a two-car parking space to the right of the house on the concrete landing pad (caretaker owns spot immediately in front of house, to the left of the guest car parking spots.)


We may not be on site to greet you but our caretaker lives in the apartment below. She will be more than happy to assist with any queries during your stay. We will also be contactable by phone, text and email at all times.


Trevallyn on Gorge was not built with universal access in mind but, depending on mobility challenges, guests may find it suitably accessible. From the carpark there is a slight decline to the front of the house, two steps down and then four steps up to the front verandah. The verandah and hallway can accommodate a wheelchair easily. Both bathrooms have showers for easier access as well. There is also a shower stool. There are no stairs within the house. Access to the outdoor entertaining area is down two stairs and up one stair. Access to the back garden area is by steps and uneven path; it is not suitable for wheelchair access.

Registered Canine Assistance Animals (eg, 'guide dog') are permitted to stay in the house provided this is necessary for the welfare of the owner/handler (per C'th DDA 1992/2005). There would no additional cleaning fee. Whilst not set up as a 'pet-friendly' property, the back yard is securely fenced and gated to contain a well-trained dog. Guests are asked to appropriately dispose of all animal waste from the yard; leaving animal waste in the yard may result in loss of security bond. Please call us ahead of your visit if you plan to bring a Registered Canine Assistance Animal. Pet animals are not permitted on the property.


Trevallyn is the precinct for local creators - artists, wood turners, photographers. The views have inspired many landscape artworks over the last century.

We are just a short walk downhill to Kings Bridge which leads you to the start of the boardwalk to Cataract Gorge. We are only about 1.5km from town - a good walk downhill but a bus or taxi back up unless you're fit (or want to get that way)!

6 doors up you will find the Trevallyn shops (see photos for more details). At Trevallyn Shopfront (also online), you will find quirky treasures and trinkets for discerning home owners and ladies with fashion sense and style. The deli and grocer offer wonderful local food and wine, and you can find good coffee and great breakfast and lunch options at the cafe. The shops also include a gourmet bakery, a pharmacy, post office, and a hairdresser. Something for everyone!


Metro buses travel to the city of Launceston in less than 8 minutes. The Metro Bus stop is less than a minute walk just down the hill. Tickets can be purchased from various outlets or you can buy a Green Card and top it up online or at the nearest Metro Bus outlet. We'll send more details in our supplementary guest info pack, once a booking is confirmed through Stayz

More Details

Phillip McNabb
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018


Trevallyn House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Prior to departure, follow the departure check-list instructions posted in the dining room
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 'Child bed' is a trundle on wheels
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Trevallyn on Gorge - Launceston
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Property with full of character and lovely view

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed on the lovely Trevallyn on Gorge. The house was full of character, a feast for the eyes on every turn, inside and out. Everything we need was available. We had trouble with the washing machine, which, upon contacting the owner, the housekeeper promptly came to show us how to use it. Parking a large MPV was a bit tricky but Phil (the owner) was great in giving tips on how to get in. So the second try was no longer an issue. We are touched by how generous the owner has been with not to make sure we were comfortable during our stay, but was helpful in suggesting where to go and what to do. Thanks again Phil and Anne (and Sherilyn!)

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning house.

  • 5 of 5

Great outlook, fabulous house, owners gave so much helpful info about 'Launie'.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia

Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Great location, lovely property with sensational view

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dave, may thanks indeed for your kind words. We think Adelaide Hills has some pretty great views, too, so we take your assessment as high praise :-) Safe travels and very best wishes! Anne and Phillip.
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Nambour, Queensland, Australia

Great holiday house

  • 4 of 5

So close to everything, a great house to stay with children as it has two seperate living areas. Lovely period home, modern where it needs to be and yes, the kitchen is great. The views from the dining area made for a great start to the day. Communication with the owner was excellent. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Fiorella, thank you for taking the time to comment on your visit - it is much appreciated. I'm sorry we couldn't turn on the weather you were looking for - it was too cold for snow :-0 Very glad you were able to make such good use of your time - sounds like you were able to see and do many things - meravigliosa! Safe travels and very best wishes. Anne and Phillip
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Papua New Guinea

excellent property

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing. .brilliant views..lovely decor and styling

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenni, I'm sorry it's taken us a while to respond. Many thanks for taking the time to write and tell us you enjoyed Trevallyn on Gorge. Very pleased indeed that it turned out well for your stay in Launie :-) Hope you enjoyed our cool weather after PNG! Very best wishes, Anne and Phillip
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Miranda, NSW, Australia

Yesterday revived

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home after a fabulous four night stay at Launceston. From the moment we layed eyes on this house we were captivated and upon entering the front door, well, wow, it has to be seen to be believed. Everything was pristine and clean and welcoming, even a little noticeboard welcoming us to the house. The house is perfectly set up for the most relaxing of stays, and the views were magnificent. Next time we visit Launceston we know exactly where we are staying, thankyou very much Phillip and Anne for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ian and Deb, thanks very much indeed for your kind words. Sharing our house is made such a pleasure when lovely folks such as yourselves let us know that you enjoyed your time in our special part of the world. It sounded like you were able to get out and have a great time, and we're glad to think that your sojourn at Trevallyn on Gorge added to the enjoyment. Thanks for taking such great care of the place - Sherilyn has promoted you to Gold Guest status :-) Welcome back anytime. Safe travels and very best wishes, Anne and Phillip
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Other Activities:

Cataract Gorge


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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