Stay with gourmet farmers at Langdale Farm in the Tamar Valley, for a full-on foodie experience On our tiny farm we raise rare breed pigs and produce delicious pork products including bacon made right here on the farm. Included in your stay is a tour of the farm and the smokers, along with delicious breakfast provisions from the best of our local producers. There's luxurious bedlinen, Tasmanian timber furniture, premium Tassie wines and spirits in stock, and a library of books & DVDs.
People who stay with us love the feeling of a home-from-home and a rest stop in the middle of their travels. Our guest rooms are usually bigger than people are expecting, and our location offers unparalleled tranquillity and a sense of rural idyll – and taste of some of the delicious foods that Tasmania is famous for.
The rooms offer eco-luxe style accommodation in one wing of our house, completely private and yours for your stay. Furnishings are Tasmanian timber and our eclectic mix of eco-luxe bits and bobs we’ve picked up along the way.
Guests have a kitchenette with fridge, microwave, taster and kettle, and outside is a guest barbecue. You’ll arrive to find your fridge nicely stocked with a generous selection of provisions from our local producers . That includes a barbecue pack of our own produce, gourmet pork sausages and bacon made right here on the farm, plus eggs and tomatoes.
Your bright and airy living room has full wifi, TV and DVD player. There’s also a piano for the musically inclined The bedroom has views out over the garden and luxurious bedlinen – high thread count Egyptian cotton. There’s a spacious bathroom with shower and vanity, which doubles as our laundry we don’t access it during your stay.
In case you haven’t made it to a cellar door, a selection of premium wines from our favourite Tamar Valley wineries is available for purchase. Or help yourself to a Tasmanian gin from the drinks tray. Just keep a tally of what you’ve had on the price list, and pay before you leave.
If you feel like eating out, we can suggest a variety of places to enjoy lunch or evenings meals. Choices in the Tamar Valley are slightly limited as it’s a rural area, and we recommend a little planning and booking in advance. Visit our website to find a list of local restaurants and details about each.
We include a tour of the farm while you stay – meet the pigs - and we’re happy to chat about small farm living and food businesses.
Oliver makes our pork sausages and bacon, stocked by premium outlets in northern Tasmania. He builds his own wood-smokers and will gladly show you them, possibly in action
Fiona writes for local magazines about Tasmanian food and travel. Her book, Apple Island Life – searching for Paradise in Tasmania, is due for release in mid-2018. Your guest rooms have a small library of beautiful books and Tasmania, food and travel in this and other parts of the world, and DVDs from River Cottage and the original Gourmet Farmer.
Views across the paddocks, into the bush and the vegetable garden. Visit the pigs - and perhaps piglets in the birthing shed Feed the chooks – there’s a jar of chook feed by the door.
While we like to respect your privacy, we are usually around and happy to help with visitor tips and recommendations. Oliver loves nothing more than to talk about pigs, pork, sausages and smoking Fiona can tell you all about local beauty spots, Tasmanian wines and wineries, and visitor attractions. If we are not available in person, we are both just a mobile phone call away. Telstra offers the best coverage in Tasmania, other carriers may be patchy.
Visit the Langdale Farm website for our recommendations on what to do in the Tamar Valley – there is plenty to do and see here.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
This is a working farm, and it looks like one The grounds are tidy but are occupied by sheep, chooks and pigs, and are not manicured gardens.
Our farm dog Alice is friendly and will visit you during your stay. We welcome your dogs - please keep them on a leash to keep our livestock safe.
Langdale Farm is in Glengarry in the West Tamar valley. It is 30 minutes driving time to Launceston, and is a perfect first or last stop before or after the ferry 50 mins – but we recommend you stay longer and make the Tamar Valley a destination during your stay - particularly if you are interested in wine. The Tamar Valley Wine Route features some of the top premium producers of sparkling wine in Australia, and many producers of the wines Tasmania is noted for, including Pinot Noir.
There are places to explore in every direction.
The Tamar Valley now also boasts three festivals - Farm Gate Festival in November, the Tamar Valley Writers' Festival in September, and Effervescence, a sparkling wine festival at Josef Chromy Winery.
To get the best out of a visit to Langdale Farm and the Tamar Valley area, your own car is essential. Our house is located on a quiet rural road in spacious grounds and there is ample parking.