Loft over Launceston is a creative and peaceful space with great views over the city of Launceston and, to the North East, the lovely mountain ranges beyond, including Mt Arthur, Mt Barrow and the ski resort Ben Lomond.
It's a short walk to First Basin and its famous chairlift. From there some very pleasant trails take you directly to Cataract Gorge where you can relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery, catch a boat ride, or take as many walks (from easy to challenging) as your legs will accommodate.
Loft over Launceston is well equipped for your short break away. There's ample room to stretch out in the open-space lounge and dining area, and the observatory window is just perfect for whiling away some time over a book and a favourite drop. Home chefs won't be disappointed by the carefully designed and well-stocked kitchen, and the laundry with washing machine and dryer will get today's bushwalking gear ready again for tomorrow's adventure. There's even some walking poles harvested from our bamboo crop!
When you confirm a booking with us, we'll send you some additional information to help you make the most of your stay, including local dining tips, and activities and destinations to suit a variety of fitness levels, budgets and time frames. You'll also receive a link to our Loft over Launceston smartphone app so you can take it all (and a bit more) with you as you're out on the go.
Loft over Launceston has been newly refurbed in the style of 'pre- and post-modern eclectica' (that's what Anne calls it, but I think she's having me on). The pictures will tell the story.
There is a small veranda at the back of the loft leading to a larger deck where you can enjoy a drink and a bite to eat...
Launceston doesn't get really hot so the fans provided are quite adequate with a window open here and there...
Loft over Launceston is really a space for 2 people but you could fit a child or petite adult on the double sofa bed in the lounge.
You have access to the full upstairs loft - bedroom, bathroom, full kitchen, open plan dining and lounge area, small verandah and larger deck. Guests also have access to the laundry cupboard in the garage below the loft.
Loft over Launceston is a couple's retreat away from the noise of the city centre. The Loft is on a shared location with a main house occupied by a lovely young professional couple and their pooch Axel. Guests are not required to have contact with the main house as that is a separate, private establishment not associated with the Loft. Residents of the main house use the garage - we ask that you respect their privacy and their property whilst you are downstairs using the laundry.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
* All linen is provided
* There is a friendly dog on site
* There may be a car parked in the garage underneath the Loft but guests will still have access to the laundry.
* The Loft is not wheelchair accessible and would be better suited to guests without mobility challenges (see photo of stone steps). We would be more than happy to help potential guests find accessible properties if need be.
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
We do not live on site but we welcome any opportunities to help you by phone, text, email or through the Stayz email system. Our property manager lives close by and may be able to assist in an emergency. (We'll share contact details with you once your booking is confirmed).
(summary only - see Standard Terms and Conditions STCs for details)
1. Loft over Launceston is a non-smoking property. Guests may smoke outside but must remove any evidence of smoking.
2. Guests are requested to leave the property as they found it - empty garbage bins, clean kitchen and empty dishwasher. A security deposit of $300 is required and will be refunded within 7 days (subject to STCs)
3. Parking is on street as the garage is used by the folks in the main residence. Parking on the street is at your own risk so we recommend locking your car and stowing valuables safely.
4. No pets / animals are permitted on premises other than a registered canine assistance animal (per C'th Disability Discrimination Act 1992 amended 2009). Bringing a canine assistance animal must be negotiated with us before the rental is accepted.
We are just a short walk to First Basin chairlift, less than a kilometre by foot from Cataract Gorge and 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)!
There is an IGA supermarket within easy walking distance.
The Metro Bus stop is a 200 metre walk around the corner. 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 your booking is confirmed through STAYZ.