Heritage cottage for couples or families
Jan and Tom Gray
About Jan and Tom Gray
Tom and I live in Queensland in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, north of Brisbane. Bellamona is our holiday house as we love visiting Tasmania. We love history and the outdoors and have travelled around Tasmania - enjoying the more laidback lifestyle, cooler weather and lack of traffic. The people are friendly and like to chat and we have many friends who live in Tasmania. We are very lucky to have found Sue who who looks after Bellamona when we are not there.
Jan and Tom Gray purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Jan and Tom Gray chose Longford
When searching for a property in Tasmania, we fell in love with Bellamona and the town of Longford. Built around 1850, the cottage was tired and a little rundown but we got a wonderful feel for her and looked forward to bringing her back to life.
What makes this Cottage unique
When renovating we kept all her original features but have added the wood burning fireplace, fresh paint and new carpets for comfort and warmth. The furniture is 'old-fashioned' which adds to the historic cottage feel of a time gone by. The shady gardens and mature fruit trees are a place to relax and enjoy. Our cottage is in a quiet street but in walking distance to everything. We hope you enjoy visiting Bellamona as much as we do.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 1:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Outside only please.
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely heritage cottage
A lovely cottage in a lovely garden setting in a lovely heritage town. We would love to come back either with or without the kids.
Elspeth and her family were wonderful guests. They were very friendly and easy to speak with and appreciated the history of our cottage. They left Bellamona very neat and tidy and we would love to have them stay again.
A wonderful experience.
Step back to a bygone era where you are surrounded by the charm, quality & substance of yesteryear. A gorgeous, quaint cottage & garden. A beautiful & memorable experience & a special highlight of our visit to Tasmania.
Thank you for your beautiful review. It was a pleasure to share Bellamona with such responsive and appreciative guests. Messages to and fro flowed easily and we feel like we have met even though we didn't. On your departure you left our cottage very neat and tidy. The experience warmed our hearts and left us feeling like friends had stayed. Thank you and we would love to have you stay again.
Thank you Julie. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Bellamona and we hope you will return again one day.
Great location close to everything
Beautiful old cottage with beautiful garden everything you needed for a comfortable stay was provided
Thanks Decima and Mark for choosing to stay at Bellamona. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and thanks for leaving everything so neat and tidy. We would love to have you stay again :)
We enjoyed our stay at this lovely little cottage.
We had a wonderful stay at Bellamona. It's a lovely little cottage full of character. The garden is gorgeous and the ripe plums abundant. The bedsheets smell clean and fresh, the kitchen and bathroom spotless. It has everything we need.
Rong and Thomas were perfect guests who appreciated the history of Bellamona (circa1850) and the peaceful garden setting. We found it easy communicating with them before, during and after their stay which allowed us to help them get the most out of their time in Tasmania. We would love to have them stay again.
Very comfortable and well equipped cottage with a delightful garden
A very welcoming place to stay with everything needed for a family holiday. We really enjoyed our stay at Bellamona!
Thanks Alistair for choosing to stay at Bellamona and for leaving everything neat and tidy on your departure. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you enjoyed your holiday in Tasmania. We would love to welcome you again if you are back this way in the future.
Longford itself was settled in 1821 and is a 15min drive from Launceston Airport and a 25min drive from Launceston CBD and the spectacular Cataract Gorge. Longford is a country village in a beautiful farming area, built alongside the South Esk River with wonderful views of the Western Tiers mountain range.
Church bells chime softly on the hour and 'Bellamona' is only a couple of minute’s walk from the main street of Longford with all its village facilities, including local bakery, eateries, chemist, post office, health professionals, service station, RSL, country hotels and Hillstreet IGA supermarket.
The area is flat and well suited to long walks or cycling. It also has a velodrome and fittness centre, AFL club and a large park with children's playground. Everything is within easy walking distance of the cottage.
Longford boasts two world class historic estates in Woolmers and Brickendon. Touring these estates takes you back in time to the 19th centuary and is a great experience. Woolmers and Brickendon are a 5 min drive and Franklin House and Clarendon House are nearby. A beautiful Historic Church with mature parkland and cemetery are at the end of the street. This is a lovely wedding venue with restraunt across the road for receptions.
Longford is located in close proximity to a number of major attractions, including the Simmons Plains Raceway (V8 Supercars), Agfest, and Festivale.
Longford is also a fantastic destination for the motoring enthusiast as it was host to the Grand Prix in the 1960’s. Each year Longford remembers its racing history when the Longford Revival Festival is held. Targa Tasmania is another racing highlight and is a world class international motorsport event. Book your accommodation early for these events to avoid disappointment.
The famous Sunday Markets in historic Evandale are only 10 mins away and well worth a visit.
The annual Longford Cup - thoroughbred horse racing is held 1st January each year at the oldest continuous race track in Australia.
Longford is in a great central location with easy access to highways for day trips north, south, east and west. Also quiet country roads to explore villages and countryside nearby.
Take the Midland Highway (the Heritage Way) SOUTH to the capital, Hobart – a two hour drive direct. But why not make it a whole day’s outing and stop in at the many historic towns along the way including Campbell Town, Ross and Richmond. There you will discover historic sites, antique shops, local industries and fine eateries.
To the WEST you will find Cradle Mountain, Mole Creek Caves and the beautiful heritage forests of the wilderness areas and famous lake fishing areas.
To the NORTH you can explore the wine producing Tamar valley or head NORTH-WEST to the beautiful coastal towns to see the fairy penguins at the town of Penguin of course, the historic fishing village of Stanley with its famous ‘Nut’ to climb and the patchwork of tulip fields and festival in Wynyard (Sep - Oct).
You can also explore north-east through the lavender fields to Scottsdale and over to the EAST coastal towns and beaches of St Helen’s, Binalong Bay, Bay of Fires, Scamander and Swansea.
The choices are endless!