1. Australia
  2. TAS
  3. Northern Tasmania
  4. Launceston
  5. #191263

Liffey Mountain Retreat

House, Launceston

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 bathrooms


If you’re looking for a totally secluded and relaxing getaway, then Liffey Mountain Retreat will not disappoint. The place for leaving it all behind.

At Liffey Mountain Retreat, the experience begins when you turn off the highway, meandering through farmland and country townships that usher you to the foothills of the Great Western Tiers. A short ascent through bush on a well maintained 1km private gravel road and, there it is.

"WOW" will be the first word that slips from your lips when you arrive. You will feel all those everyday tensions drain from your veins. You’ll be impressed by the modern architecture and the expansive rooms, but you’ll be captivated by the view of Dry’s Bluff and the front row seat you have to that vista for the duration of your stay. The rugged crags reach up into the ether and, as if nature hadn’t come up trumps with this display already, three wedge tailed eagles are residents of the mountain and are frequently seen wheeling majestic arcs in the sky.

The retreat itself was built in 2010 by the current owners who desired a house that was sympathetic to its location. All rooms capture that commanding view, the open plan living area in particular, which has windows that reach from floor to soaring ceilings. All you have to do is nestle inside and soak up the atmosphere.

For a real treat, venture out and soak in the hot tub just on dusk, as the clouds change a multitude of colours, with the sun setting beyond. Then watch the stars begin to pop out one by one like diamonds in the velvet sky. This will be an experience you will not quickly forget.

The property sprawls 40 acres ensuring your complete privacy. Lush green paddocks surround the house. The outdoors beckon for your exploration. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and go for a walk through temperate rainforest brimming with fascinating rock scapes, mossy waterfalls, and natural tree ferneries. An abundance of Tasmanian native wildlife is right at your back door.

Winter can transform the property into a frosty wonderland with snow blanketing the clearing while, indoors, the wood heater and heat pump are ample to keep you cosy.

If you're after some added adventure, and you would like to visit key Tasmanian tourist destinations, we can organise direct charter by helicopter from, or to our property. This can range from wine tours, transport to Cradle Mountain, Freycinet Saffire Resort, a golf trip to Barnbougle or just about anywhere in Tasmania that you can imagine.

Liffey Mountain Retreat is a short 30 minute drive from Launceston or Deloraine; 30 minutes to an experience of unparalleled beauty and relaxation in nature’s cradle.


Beyond Liffey Mountain Retreat are many options for day trips, including:

- Visit World Heritage listed Liffey Falls 20 minute drive.

- Climb Dry’s Bluff, Tasmania’s hardest day walk.

- Explore Oura Oura, Bob Brown’s property now owned by Bush Heritage Trust.

- Take in the vista of Great Lake and the Central Highlands 30 minutes drive.

- Enjoy Deloraine’s cafes, art galleries and river setting 30 minutes drive.

- Go below the surface and explore the Mole Creek Caves to see the glow worms.


Liffey Mountain Retreat is situated at the end of a 1.2km ascending gravel driveway. Under normal conditions a standard vehicle is fine, but occasionally in the colder month, this road can become frosty/snow covered. We ask that you take this into consideration when deciding what kind of vehicle you drive to the retreat. We will, of course, maintain the road throughout the year but we take no responsibility if your choice of wheels results in you being unable to reach your idyllic, mountainside retreat.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Books Ceiling fan Clothes dryer Deck/Patio Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Games Garage Hair dryer Heating Hot tub Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Video library Washing machine Wood stove
Liffey Mountain Retreat is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 24.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful peaceful escape A wonderful house in a serene location. Quite removed from anything and a perfect holiday away with the kids.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Loved every minute. From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed and couldn't stop commenting on the amazing views. Such a beautiful, well appointed holiday destination - we will be back! Also, the hosts were easy to work with and easy to communicate with when needed!
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from nice home nice home but not much to do unless you drive everywhere. Needs to have more signage as to where it is. eg at the entrance of roadway and not just at at bottom of house driveway, it is 1.1 klms from road.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical place, magnificent view We had 3 magical nights at Liffey Mountain Retreat and never wanted to leave. The views and property are magnificent and the house itself is bright, comfortable, clean and cosy. The house has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Sandy was an exceptional host who was very quick to respond to any questions and extremely helpful. Liffey Mountain Retreat holds a special place in our hearts as my partner proposed to me whilst we were enjoying a wine taking in the stunning views of Dry's Bluff. Thank you Sandy for sharing such a special place with your guests :) We hope to be back again one day soon!
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peaceful and beautiful place We really enjoyed our 2 nights stay in the house. We wished we could have spend more nights there. The changing view of dry bluff was beautiful throughout the day. We and the kids enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub watching the milky way in the evening and the dry bluff in the morning. Kids enjoyed feeding the sheep. Sandy was quick to respond when we asked for information. The interior of the house is very modern, luxurious and comfortable. We definitely will come back again.
Date published: 2017-08-06
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