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“Furniture in place”
Review of Woolmers Estate

Woolmers Estate
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$86.97*
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Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Longford
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We came across Woolmers almost by accident, but I'm glad we did. We visited several estates in Tasmania - what separates Woolmers is the period furniture and possessions. Our guide was terrific - she knew the house, it's contents, and the family history well. Some of the old toys scattered throughout the house were wonderful. I'm not an expert, but the collection of furniture was another highlight.

Thank Max W
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

When enquiring about the tour versus self-tour, we advised that we possibly lacked the time to join a guided tour (didn't want to have to exit a guided tour early) and that we probably only had time to investigate the house and servants quarters (our main purpose for the visit); the garden and outbuildings would have to wait until our return visit. Paid our $14 each and proceeded to the estate only to find that all buildings were locked and only those who have time to join the guided tour can enter. When we returned to reception to ask why we had not been told this before we paid, we received the comment "sorry, I should have explained that to you, but you can walk in the gardens and see the shearing shed". Yes my dear, you should have explained that. She then went on to offer a lecture "well, the buildings are extremly old" etc. - yes, we know that and we quite understand if your policy is that nobody may enter building unaccompanied by a tour guide - BUT THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN POINTED OUT BEFORE PAYMENT! This is not standard policy at all historical properties, in fact it was the first place we'd encountered with such a policy. No refund was offered even though we hadn't been to the areas we were permitted to wander. Amazed at the attitude, disgusted with the incompetence, we left. A sour note to end what was otherwise a fabulous Tasmanian holiday.

Thank Jennifer N
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

What a fantastic site. Had been unaware of the size and quality of this large colonial site before my visit. The tour of the home itself was well worth the money. The furnishings and fittings are absolutely wonderful and the guide was informative and interesting. After touring the home we took some time and visited all of the buildings as well as walking through the National Rose Garden. The perfume was stupendous - and it wasn't even peak rose season. the site is easy to negotiate and would be accessible to a wheelchair if there hasn't been rain. Fairly flat and quit a few paths to get around on. We also enjoyed a lovely lunch at their small restaurant. The food was very good and good value - hearty country style food. The service was excellent.

Thank TassieBoomerang
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Like brickendon this estate has so much history. It was so interesting to view the buildings still as they were and to hear about the history of the site. We were fortunate that our guide was one of the elder members of the archer family and he was wonderful explaining the history with a few funny little stories thrown in he had such an insight. If you are interested in colonial history well worth a visit. Only disappointed I would have loved to have seen a little more of the main house but that's me wanted to take it all in just loved it.

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Woolmers impressed us in the nineties so this was a follow up visit. We had 2 nights which was essential to also cover off Brickendon Estate across the valley. Theres a nice walk between the two and a fun little swing bridge at the Woolmers end over the river. I've reviewed the cottage accommodation elsewhere, but ours was adequate but lacking TLC

Thank Colin S
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