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Tin Dragon Trail Cottages
3 Cox's Lane, Branxholm, Tasmania 7261, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Branxholm B&B and Inns
Melbourne
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“just magic !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

Stayed here for 1 week and used as a central base to see Tasmania's North East. Perfect location as very centrally located and easy driving to the coast or surrounding countryside. For instance we visited from St Helens thru to Mt William National Park, Blue tiers, Ben Lomond all easy day trips taking our time. Cottages were absolutely immaculate and the Managers extremely helpful with advice but were not intrusive in doing so. We had access to the farm with all the farm animal life like Alpacas which my wife loved. Also plenty of fresh farm produce. Farm eggs so much better, Just below the Cottage was a lovely stream with Platapus.
The cottage, fully self contained and 2 bedroom, was very well stocked with basic supplies and new Tv, plus heaps room to move around and get settled for a week. Couldnt recommend it higher.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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NE_Tassie, Owner at Tin Dragon Trail Cottages, responded to this review, May 25, 2010
Thank you so much for your review! Your review helps promote the North East Tas region -- and has helped keep TDTC in the top 5 rated B&Bs in Tassie.

Last night we had a young couple staying - the young man proposed marriage and the young lady accepted. The young man was so excited to tell us this morning. Isn't that special?

Having such delightful guests such as yourselves visiting, makes this a most rewarding business to be in.

Fond regards

TDTC
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2010

Stayed for 2 nights, Christine and Graham' hospitality could not have been better! The moment we got there our hosts loaded us with fresh produce from their garden and tips and suggestions to make our stay as wonderful as it was (including how to feed their alpacas with food they supplied). The history of the area and scenic river side walks all added to make this an interesting and very relaxed stay. Our friends from the UK could not have been more pleased and impressed with the quality of the cottages and the good nature of our hosts.
Cant wait for a repeat !!
Four of us stayed in Ah Moy cottage, we are in our late fifties and would recommend this for any age group or family.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

You drive along a dirt track with no expectations of anything too posh. After all, Branxholm is just a small village in rural Tasmania. Boy are you in for a surprise. You'll come to 6 exquisitely built and furnished cottages, hemmed in between verdant hills. On one side, llamas browse in the field; on another, you can hear the river thrumming past, and everywhere else is beautiful gum forest filled with birds and resonating with history. This used to be tin mine country, home to a large population of Chinese who came to work the mines, and your genial hosts have immortalized their presence and stories in a small museum on the property. There are beautiful walks in the golden forest, shy platypus to spot in the river, and a gorgeous cottage to play in. Fully stocked for breakfast with fresh farm produce and for tea with baking and provisions, your retreat offers tranquility and privacy. So come evening put on that plush dressing gown and head outside to immerse yourself in your very private outdoor soaker tub/jacuzzi and watch the stars. (Don't forget to remove said dressing gown first.) I'm a travel writer and have stayed in lots of places, and this one rates well up there. (And by the way, they didn't know I was a travel writer, and I paid the going rates - which are pretty reasonable- so this is an impartial review.)

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 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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bristol england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

We stayed a whole week in one of the cottages on this small estate.
Location was perfect,the accomodation of a very high standard, and there were so many hidden extras, i would need a whole page to list them.
We used the cottage as a base to visit Bridport,Launceston,Evandale,Longford,Scotsdale,Pyengana, Georgetown,Mount William national park - etc.etc!!
The highlight was "platypus watching" on the banks of the river that runs through the bottom of the estate.

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Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

An amazing end to an exciting holiday. Graham and Christine were the perfect hosts, making us feel welcome and relaxed. Although we only stayed 3 day, we could have stayed in that perfect corner of the world forever. We wish you every success and we will definitely be staying at Tin Dragon Trail Cottages in the future! Nick & Tavia. QLD

  • Stayed January 2010, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

Our first stop in Tasmania, and the hosts did everything to make us feel welcome, amazing, such warm people, and passionate about the tin dragon trail !! We've spent here 2 excellent days in the chintock cottage, and even having had some rain, we enjoyed (thx to mr umbrella) the outdoor (heated) spa. We would recommend this to everyone wanting a peacefull, relaxing spot to stay !! A MUST !!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2010

We have just come back from our trip to Tasmania and the highlight would have to have been our stay at the Tin Dragon Trail Cottages in Branxholm. The cottages are absolutely beautiful and no detail has been forgotten. They have state of the art appliances, are very spacious and have a lovely country, homely feel to them. The fantastic outdoor spa was wonderful at the end of a long day doing some of the walks around the property. We spent two nights here using it as a base to explore as far as St Helens but we wish we had of stayed longer as there is so much to do and see. Graeme and Christine should be commended on their fantastic work both assisting with local conservation and capturing the Chinese history of the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on their beautiful property in this poorly marketed region of Tasmania and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed March 2010, 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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Address: 3 Cox's Lane, Branxholm, Tasmania 7261, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Branxholm
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Branxholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer romance, seclusion and privacy in fully self-contained two-bedroom and studio spa-cottages each with river views - situated on a 36 acre bush alpaca farm. Each cottage has a private outdoor dining area with bar-be-que and the studio cottages have an outdoor heated spa. Principles of ecological sustainability are combined with the comforts of a luxurious retreat. Your only disturbance might be from the occasional inquisitive pademelon or soaring eagle. This stretch of the Ringarooma River is favored by fly fishermen. Chinese heritage is celebrated with an interpretation centre, landscape art and walking tracks through historic mining and water races. ... more   less 
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