Stayed for 2 nights in this beautifully decorated historical 1840’s Stable. Beautiful double level accommodation situated on a working sheep farm. Very comfortable with beautiful old timber throughout this stone stable that was once used to house horses. The restoration has been done beautifully with a mix of old and new throughout. Fireplace keeps the stable warm and cosy even with the chilly temperatures during our stay. Elizabeth is a very welcoming and friendly host and was a wealth of information about the property and local area. The farm is a little isolated and is about 15 min to the closest shops and restaurants but if you plan for this it is a lovely escape. All cooking equipment is supplied in the stable with a decent size fridge. A breakfast hamper is supplied with the accommodation but there is also a minibar and frozen meals for purchase if you arrive late and can’t get to shops. You can explore the vast property at your leisure or hike the hill behind the property for a nice surprise at the top that the owners place there for guests (I won’t spoil the surprise). There are also walking tracks to follow on the property all mapped out but unfortunately we didn’t get time to explore these.
The Stable is part of a heritage family owned working farm. I think this makes it a privilege to be a guest.
The Stable is spacious with everything you need for cooking and relaxing. We stayed one night and found the food and drink supplies were great for us as we did not have to bother packing or shopping for a meal. If we stayed more than one night, I would take bits and pieces to add to the frozen meals. Wine selection is good and reasonably priced.
Heaps of walks not the property with good information provided - makes for destination in itself.
One reviewer mentioned the shower situation - a hand held spray over the bath: we think its great to have a quirky little challenge, particularly in this sometimes fast paced world!!
We stayed for one night en route from Port Arthur to Freycinet, with a small toddler. The setting and Stables were gorgeous, and we loved the BBQ outside and the breakfast provided. Hosts were super welcoming and our 18 month old boy loved the lambs and the puppy. Only heads up to families with kids of a similar age is the floating staircase is pretty dangerous for a toddler as he can fall off the side of the staircase as well as down the stairs, so was hard to relax inside. Would recommend asking what else they have available. Perfect accommodation for couples.
We read a lot of great reviews on Twamley Farm before our stay there last December and we were not disappointed! Elizabeth is a great host who even started a fire for us before we returned to the cottage after a night of venturing. It was a very thoughtful touch given evenings can be rather cool in Tasmania. Breakfast provisions were generous with artisan bread, jams, yogurt cups, apples, eggs and bacons all provided. There were oil, salt, pepper and other condiments in the kitchen.
The cottage is tastefully decorated and there is a blue plaque outside the door that tells you a bit of history about the cottage. I highly recommend anyone who is staying at The Stable to take their time to read the plaque and walk around each and ever corner of the cottage and appreciate the history of the property. We even found a very interesting metal label on one of the wooden columns on the ground floor - I wouldn't give it away here though. It's for visitors to find out for themselves!
Upon arrival on the property, Elizabeth gave us a very useful map with all the points of interest clearly shown. She also told us we could visit the Shearing Shed as we wish and wow, what a charming little shed! Finally, I would recommend everyone who is visiting the Stables to walk up the little hill behind the property to get a panoramic view of the lot. It's amazing.
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The only thing wrong with our stay here at The Stables was that it wasn't long enough!
Every single detail has been thought of. From the amazing décor to the finishing touches in the welcome pack. This little stable is the complete package!
Absolutely loved the frozen meals and drinks provided in the mini bar-all very reasonably priced.
Amazing products for use in the bathroom - all cruelty free, another plus!
Nice selection of movies and games.
The standout for me would have to be the included breakfast, eggs fresh bread, bacon, jam, yogurt, fruit, tea, nespresso, coffee, juice! The list goes on all included in the room rate.
Angela and Elizabeth had created a truly beautiful space where you can unwind and really relax.
Twamley farm is such a superb location, I wish we had got to spend more time there! We will be back,
thank you for an amazing stay!