Dare to be different .... stay at Station Cottage or The Red Caboose - truly a unique experience.
A replica train station without the noise of trains in the heart of Launceston.
Station Cottage and The Red Caboose is licensed visitor accommodation in Launceston.
If you're a couple wanting to get away and you want to try staying somewhere out of the norm, then either The Red Caboose or Station Cottage should definitely be on your booking list.
If you're a family and you want to treat the kids to somewhere different and a place they'll remember, then you should also add Station Cottage and The Red Caboose to your itinerary.
If you're a larger group and you need a larger place to accommodate your numbers, then make an enquiry with us because at Thistle St Cottages, we can cater for up to 13 people.
We cater for couples travelling by themselves, we cater for families, or if you're a group , we can cater for you too.
Each Cottage is suitably positioned for privacy or if you’re travelling together with others, it’s easy for everyone to get together during the day.
For the larger groups at meal times, you can dine together.
When it comes to evening and sleeping, Thistle St Station offers you the privacy and bedding configuration you’d like and choose.
THISTLE ST COTTAGES is made up of 2 cottages and our unique remodelled historic train carriages.
At the front is Cottage Art Deco and at the back of the property is Station Cottage.
Next to Station Cottage is The Red Caboose.
Station Cottage is a replica train station. opened August 2015
The cottage sits adjacent to a replica train station “platform” and alongside 2 old train freight carriages that have been remodelled and opened December 2016.
Aptly named The Red Caboose, these carriages offer a truly unique living experience for a couple or small family.
In one carriage we have a kitchenette, an ensuite, and an area devoted to dining and lounging.
The bunks can be used for small adults or children for sleeping.
The second carriage is devoted to the queen bed and a sitting area.
Inside Station Cottage we offer a 1 bedroom studio unit featuring a cathedral ceiling of natural exposed hardwood timber and hardwood trim that offers a rustic and warm living experience.
Station Cottage is ' quaint '
A queen bed in the studio and another queen bed in a separate bedroom provides bedding for 2, 3 or 4 people.
A modern kitchenette, separate toilet and a modern bathroom with walk in shower completes the picture.
Cottage Art Deco is a 2 bedroom cottage built nearly 100 years ago in the Art Deco period.
With a separate lounge room, dining room and kitchenette, Cottage Art Deco caters for up to 5 people.
One bedroom has a queen bed and the other a queen bed and a single bed.
The bathroom has a walk in shower and there’s a toilet separate from the bathroom with its own vanity basin.
Some architecture, furniture and display pieces show off or come from the Art Deco period.
If you’re travelling in a group and you’ve rented Station Cottage, The Red Caboose and Cottage Art Deco, the dining room in Cottage Art Deco can seat all of your group at two tables.
Please contact us and outline your specific bedding requirements so that we may quote accurately.
A leafy grassed courtyard with fully grown trees completes the picture.
Off street parking is available for 3 cars and there’s plenty of on street parking in the quiet neighbourhood.
Our properties are self catering. We provide linen and towels.
Convenient to the city and just minutes from the Cataract Gorge and all city attractions, Thistle Cottages and Thistle St Station can cater for just 1 person, a couple, a small family or small group, or even a large group of up to 16 people.
Located near a Coles supermarket, as well as several trendy or family restaurants, Thistle St Cottages is great for the short or extended stay and self catering guests.
As mentioned, Cottage Art Deco is a 2 bedroom cottage built nearly 100 years ago in the Art Deco period.
Some of the furniture and accessories throughout the Cottage are classic examples of the Art Deco years.
Whether you're a couple wanting the facilities and comfort of Cottage accommodation or whether you're a family or couples travelling together, Thistle St Station is a wonderful choice.
The ideal 'home away from home' when visiting Launceston
Thistle St Station is amazingly convenient to all of Launceston's attractions and also the popular Tamar Valley destinations.
It's therefore ideal for short or longer term stays.
Visit the Cataract Gorge and First Basin
Enjoy the Tamar Valley Vineyards and scenic attractions
Cruise the Tamar River
Watch the AFL at Utas stadium
Check out the National Automobile Museum
Sample your preferred beverage at a nearby cafe
Stroll through the Seaport precinct
Take in the art at Inveresk and Richies Mill
Delight in the beauty of City Park, Princess Square and the Punchbowl Reserve