Lavender Cottage is located on a half acre of English style garden, in King St, a quiet location in Westbury, Tasmania, a short walk to shops and restaurants. Enjoy peace and privacy as well as the advantage of local conveniences.
Lavender Cottage was built in 1896 and is a 3 bedroom Victorian Cottage in the style of the era. It is constructed in timber, with an iron roof and wooden floor, currently mostly carpeted with an open fireplaces in each of the 3 bedrooms. The combustion stoves in the lounge and kitchen provide ambience and heat and are supplemented by the reverse cycle air-conditioner in the hall. The open fireplaces in the bedrooms are not in use. The cottage is self catering with tea, coffee and condiments provided. The kitchen and dining area are combined and are equipped with a full size refrigerator, oven, cook top, microwave and a range of cooking equipment. The kitchen windows overlook the gardens and the kitchen has access to the rear garden.
The lounge has two comfortable armchairs and a two seater sofa, and is equipped with TV, DVD and CD players. DVDs, books and puzzles are available for use during your stay. Lavender Cottage is surrounded by English style gardens with hedges providing private outdoor sitting areas. The garden includes a number of fruit trees and guests are welcome to help themselves to fruit when in season.
Lavender Cottage has three cozy bedrooms, all with blankets, electric blankets and bedspreads for warmth and comfort. Each bedroom has hanging space and drawers for clothes. The bathroom features full size bath, separate shower cubicle and vanity. The toilet is separate. Beds will be made with clean linen and clean towels will be available upon your arrival.
There is a washing machine, clothes line and dryer available for guests use.
Westbury is located in the Meander Valley 30 minutes drive west of Launceston, 40 minutes drive south from Devonport and a kilometre off the Bass Highway. It is a village with a population of 1500 and is renowned for its English Country character, unique village green and hawthorn hedgerows. It was first conceived in 1828 and was laid out by Lt Governor Arthur who believed Westbury would develop into the main gateway to Tasmania's North West. Initially occupied with soldiers and convicts, Westbury grew unhurriedly around the shady, peaceful Village Green with it's plentiful oaks and elms, stone churches and elegant residences. Westbury flourished during the glorious coaching era but never reached its planned potential. Many of the early colonial houses, stately inns and churches are still immaculately conserved today. Westbury has a range of restaurants and take away food outlets as well as a small but well stocked supermarket which is open 7 days, a butcher, baker and a few other retail outlets and gift shops. The brochure "Find yourself in Westbury" provides a good self guided historic walk providing information on significant buildings.
The cottage is ideally placed to explore the delights that Westbury has to offer, or to visit the many attractions in the North of Tasmania. It is also a perfect retreat for a family, or small group of friends or a couple wanting a romantic getaway. The cottage is furnished to accommodate four people, either two couples or one couple and two singles (adults or children). A portacot is available on request.
Smoking is not permitted in the cottage.
Pets are not permitted on the property