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Nerang, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you only have time for one heritage mansion, take half a day to see this one. Still privately owned by the family so is open every day and the guides are excellent. So much very interesting history, an impressive collection of furniture and paintings, lots of buildings to go through all with their own history, the Tasmanian Rose Gardens...

Thank Lyn S
Woolmers E, Front Office Manager at Woolmers Estate, responded to this review

The new Visitor Centre has been built in the way when you enter the Estate at the new entrance the building cannot be seen until you get to the car park. A lot of planning and thought has gone into the landscaping and materials used for the building so that we do keep the charm and beauty of the Estate....

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing historical journey of the area, a farming dynasty that has been in the same family (the Archers) for 6 to 7 generations. The property was at its peak some 34,000 acres. The house also had a visit from British Royalty. The people staffing the property are volunteers who are passionate about the property and its history. They are...

Thank KymP63
Woolmers E, Front Office Manager at Woolmers Estate, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback and lovely comments about your recent visit to Woolmers Estate. Our guides are very passionate and such comments are very rewarding. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience. Kind regards, Admin

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We stayed here for only one night but would have happily stayed there for a few nights. Its a different experience than staying in a hotel up at Launceston. Both my wife and l enjoyed our time in the cottage and the freedom of walking around the grounds after closing time. My daughter will be going to Tasmania with her...

Thank MelbourneRod
Woolmers E, Front Office Manager at Woolmers Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Its lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciated walking around the grounds and gardens at your own leisure. Hopefully your daughter enjoys her stay as much as you have.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Our family stayed at the Coachman's Cottage at Woolmers Estate for 3 nights and we have mixed reviews. This was built in 1847 so you need to be aware of that before you stay, don't be thinking luxury, modern facilities. We had 3 large bedrooms up steep, creaky stairs where 6 could sleep. Downstairs was a huge kitchen, toilet, bath...

Thank 71Kellie
Woolmers E, Front Office Manager at Woolmers Estate, responded to this review

I appreciate your comments and we will continue to work hard to maintain the buildings upkeep. Some young people appreciate old Heritage buildings but as you are aware not all young people are the same. Even though your daughter wasn't that keen at least she has had the experience. Thank you for staying with us and glad you gave us...

Ulverstone, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We drove here especially to see the rose garden as it is the National rose garden and the estate is a world heritage listed site. I could not have been more disappointed. The gardens were in a shocking state, full of weeds, dead plants and roses that hadn't had a good prune for a few years. Having visited rose gardens...

1Thank Jan H
South West Rocks, Australia
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Having lived at Coachmans 23 years ago and raising my sons (Single dad) there up till 1994 I had decided to book Woolmers as a treat for my boys and as a surprise for my youngest sons (birthday 24th Dec) My idea was to have quality time with my wife (of 8 years) for the first 2 days and to...

1Thank AussieDaveDavis
Woolmers E, General Manager at Woolmers Estate, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We are sorry to hear your recent visit to Woolmers Estate did not meet your expectations. We have an onsite Caretaker, with a dedicated telephone number, to attend to such issues promptly when they arise. The phone number is in the compendium located in each self-contained cottage. You have been contacted directly by the General Manager and your...

Russell, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 November 2016

You simply must take the guided house tour as the grounds and gardens are so unloved and uncared for...they are such a disappointment, esp. The poor condition of the roses in the heritage garden and this is NOV. when they should look amazing! The house however, is another storey altogether...much loved and so authentic. Our guide was just so knowledgeable...

Thank Hopeave
Woolmers E, Front Office Manager at Woolmers Estate, responded to this review

Its nice to hear you enjoyed your guided house tour of the main house and disappointed you didn't enjoy the gardens. Unfortunately we have had so much rain through winter and spring. All the rain has affected the blooming of the roses this year. The gardens are very much loved by one particular volunteer. Through lots of hard work and...

Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Norma was our very informative guide for the homestead and even on a cold wet day we had a delightful time and learnt a lot about the history behind Woolmers Estate. The homestead is full of amazing furniture and everyday items and hearing the history behind various pieces and the story of the 6 generations of the family was fabulous....

Thank madmeg2016
Woolmers E, Front Office Manager at Woolmers Estate, responded to this review

We are very lucky to have such passionate and very well trained guides here at Woolmers. The guides spend countless hours researching the history of the Family, the homestead and of the Estate. We are so glad you appreciate the rich history we have here at Woolmers and happy you enjoyed your visit. Maybe you could come and stay with...

Reviewed 23 August 2016

The best place to stay near Launceston! We stayed at Coppers cottage and it is such a beautiful cottage. Almost 200 years old estate and very well maintained. An experience indeed! There is so much history associated with this place!

Thank Srinivas R
Woolmers E, Front Office Manager at Woolmers Estate, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in "Coopers" cottage. The history at Woolmers is one of the most historically significant heritage properties in Australia so we do try to keep it maintained for all to enjoy. Thank you for your wonderful review.

Kendall, Australia
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We were surprised by how well preserved this place is.We had a guided tour of the main house with a very knowledgeable lady.The out buildings we did on our own with a map provided.This is without a doubt the best existing example of what life would have been like during that era.

Thank clive w
Woolmers E, Front Office Manager at Woolmers Estate, responded to this review

We work very hard with a small team to keep everything well preserved so this positive feedback makes it all worthwhile. Thank you for your appreciation and we value your comments. Kind regards Woolmers Reception

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Woolmers Estate is a World Heritage listed convict property. We have fully-self contained Heritage accommodation on site. To view the main Historical Homestead we offer guided homestead tours at special scheduled tour times. Self guided tours of the outbuildings, grounds and gardens are also on offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Woolmers Estate

Address: 658 Woolmers Lane, Longford, Tasmania 7301, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Longford
Price Range: €74 - €150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Woolmers Estate 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“We didn't stay here, just visited for the afternoon”
 of 5 bubbles Hopeave, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Coopers cottage is beautiful!”
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“Ask what work is going on at the site before booking a room.”
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“Check to see if all are 2 storey - not good for people who can't climb the staircase.”
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