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Glencoe Rural Retreat

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1468 Sheffield Rd (B14), Barrington, Tasmania 7306, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

I am so glad we decided to stay here instead of Cradle Mountain. Having lived in France I have a soft spot for all things French, especially French food. Glencoe did not disappoint. Little did I know when I booked that Remi is one of the best chefs in Tasmania, renown for his restaurant in Hobart. Make sure you book... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We detoured to visit Glencoe for a lovely lunch, which was well worth it. The gardens are delightful and the cafe seating is outside under the trees, under the verandah or inside. It was great strolling around the gardens enjoying their many trees and plants. Whilst there we looked at the B & B rooms which are very French in... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stayed at Glencoe as a part of a road tour of Northern Tasmania. The location was good just a short drive from Sheffield where you can buy your winter clothing at Slaters. The grounds seem a little run down and in need of attention but inside the house was otherwise clean and tidy. Our room was well presented if... More

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Corowa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Driving to have a look at Sheffield we spied a sign saying "open for lunch French food" Down a little dirt road onto a farm property to a lovely cottage that had a cosy fire and smelled delicious! A warm welcome was given to us by our host and cook Ginette. The menu was simple fare belied its fantastic taste.... More

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Deloraine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We decided to break our journey from Strahan at this lovely location on the Cradle Mountain road. We had an excellent dinner cooked by chef Remi with vegetables straight from the garden and home made sorbet. The house is a beautifully restored country Victorian farm house with 4 bedrooms and the ideal place for a group of friends to stay... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

The rooms were clean and beautifully decorated with a elegant French Provincial feel. Both rooms had an ensuite within the room. A guest lounge was provided with seating for 8 in 2 areas. A music system, firebox, soft lighting, and copious amounts of books and magizines made this room a lovely retreat. We ordered dinner for 4 people and were... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Glencoe Retreat B&B in the Kentish Hills is simply delightful. Owned by Remi and Ginette Bancal, it was recommended by Tasmanian friends who had eaten there, but oddly not by the Kentish Visitor Information Centre at Sheffield. When we asked for details about Glencoe, the staff member at the Centre did her utmost to persuade us to stay somewhere else,... More

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We were looking forward to staying at Glencoe for two nights but on leaving were quite disappointed. We were greeted by the host, Ginette and my first two requests were given a stern response. When I asked her if she could freeze our small ice brick she sighed and said she might be able to "squeeze it in" - a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Barringwood Estate Winery recommended Glencoe B & B to us (2 couples). We were not disappointed. Lovely old restored home and glorious garden. Rooms superbly appointed with French touches....ensuite bathroom with L'Occitane bath products. Ginette was our hostess and chef. She used to cook at Miettas and our 3 course dinner was delicious and she only had a few hours... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We have stayed a number of times with Ginette and Remi over the years and we always find it very difficult to leave after being thoroughly spoilt by our wonderful hosts. As there are only 4 guest rooms the service is personalised, warm and welcoming and a wealth of local knowledge and tips help to plan your day's touring. Guest... More

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Also Known As:
Glencoe Rural Retreat Barrington, Australia - Tasmania
Address: 1468 Sheffield Rd (B14), Barrington, Tasmania 7306, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Barrington
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Barrington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Glencoe Rural Retreat 4*
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