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132 Lalla Road | Launceston, Lilydale, Tasmania 7268, Australia   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Fabulous farm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Loved the views and peaceful surroundings. The daffodils looked a picture under the birch trees. Amazing value, excellent food, both breakfast and dinner. Friendly hosts. Short drive to Launceston. Can highly recommend Plovers Ridge.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Our stay at Plovers Ridge was the best value we have experienced in a long time. The accommodation was everything we needed, including peaceful country outlook and the evening meal and breakfast prepared by Jeni was just superb. The hospitality shown to us by Jeni and Pete was perfect, just enough attention and we we left alone to enjoy the serenity. I would recommend Plovers Ridge without hesitation.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Plovers Ridge, a little gem at Lilydale. Jeni was the perfect hostess. The view from our cottage was magnificent and our evening meal and breakfast, both brought to our door, were delicious. We will certainly pay a return visit to Plovers Ridge.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jeni N, Owner at Plovers Ridge Country Retreat, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
thank you Adele, where better to enjoy a fresh home cooked meal than in the privacy and comfort of your cottage? We look forward to seeing you again.
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We have stayed with Pete & Jenny many times as our work takes us statewide.Plovers Ridge makes our work in the North something to look forward to with the all the comforts of home plus the tranquil setting & the fantastic meals that are all part of the Plovers ridge experience.A short 20 minute drive to Launceston makes it a great alternative to staying in the city.
Thank you Jen & Peter & hope to be back soon.
Greg & Jack Gard
Hobart

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This place is a very quite and relaxing place to spend a night away. Jeni brought a delicious gourmet dinner to our room and next morning we had a great breakfast in the sun, with a beautiful view over the valley. Would stay here again.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jeni N, Owner at Plovers Ridge Country Retreat, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you Juan, isn't it great that in the middle of winter in Tasmania you can enjoy such gorgeous, sun drenched days?
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

This B &B is a small treasure. The views are wonderful and I loved the handmade feel of the cottage with its timber lining inside (myrtle) and bleached grey timber outside. The decor is country but not twee.(No lace!) My man and I both felt comfy. Bathroom is small but adequate and the place is very clean. Loved the high bed. We were very glad to have driven the extra 20 minutes from Launceston to be looking over the best rural views I have seen in a long time. We arrived at dusk and found the entry easily from the extra boards put up. Everything was ready for us on our arrival with heating on and the table set for our prearranged meal - lamb shanks ! and pudding which came at the times we asked for. Our dinner and breakfast were excellent and different than usual b&b fare, which we appreciated. Our hostess Jeni made us feel welcome from start but left us to enjoy the quiet space with ease. Wish we had booked for longer!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pete n, Owner at Plovers Ridge Country Retreat, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
Thank You Martina, we are so glad that you share in our enjoyment of the views, and of the food. We are fortunate to have a great range of locally grown fresh and organic produce with which to prepare our meals.
Situated on the Tamar Valley Wine Route, we are now stocking a select range of the fine local wines. In addition to those hotties, electric blankets will now be provided during cooler months.
cheers, Pete n Jeni.
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Address: 132 Lalla Road | Launceston, Lilydale, Tasmania 7268, Australia
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Location: Australia > Tasmania > Lilydale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Lilydale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 20 minutes north of Launceston, Plovers Ridge has comfortable 1 and 2 bedroom cottages overlooking the peaceful Lilydale valley. Tariff includes a full cooked breakfast served in the privacy of your accommodation. Nearby beaches, Hollybank Treetops Adventure, mountain bike tracks, Bridestowe Lavender Farm, bushwalking and on the Wine Route, You can be as active (or as inactive) as you please. Wholesome, fresh & tasty dinners available by prior arrangement. Retreat to the countryside at Plovers Ridge. ... more   less 

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