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“A step back in Time- so so fortunate to have found and stayed at this Gem.”
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Brickendon Estate
Ranked #4 of 5 Longford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“A step back in Time- so so fortunate to have found and stayed at this Gem.”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

When I was booking our Tassie trip's accom I was looking for unique properties to stay, rather than staying in bog standard main town/city accom.

We were THRILLED with the total experience of Brickendon Estate.

We stayed in the Sweetcorn Cottage for 2 nights. It was like we were stepping back in time. The cottage could comfortably sleep 7- 2 bedrooms.

The first night we didn't leave the fire running - and it was bitterly cold when we awoke. The next night we had a roaring fire stoked as we went to bed and it was lovely and toasty when we awoke.

The farm animals are fed at 10:15am every morning. Our 3 yr old was delighted (as my husband and I were- we are city slickers) by the whole experience.

The property is absolutely divine. A wedding reception was being set up in the main barn.

I HIGHLY recommend staying here.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Well worth a visit we were there for wedding , Definately the ideal place to hold a wedding with its old Buildings also the old church.The cottages are very well kept and clean and could sleep up to six. The food was wonderfull and realy well cooked

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

The location of the Gardener's Cottage within Brickendon is very private set in amongst a nice garden and with views only millionaires could afford. Rolling hills in the distance, fresh air and solitude is truly worth staying for 2 nights BUT I wouldn't stay much longer than that.

The cottage was fixed up in 1993 from being abandoned for many years and I guess the Archers need to decide does the cottage need a another tidy up now if they want bookings to keep growing? At $180 p/n that's a bit steep for what you get.

The breakfast provisions were as basic as you can get, we bought eggs and real milk at the supermarket.
The bed and the lounge are completely shot and need replacing.
Bathroom has black mould on the walls and ceiling and kitchen sink needs replacing.
I know this most likely comes under "that's all part of the experience" but hey you can only stretch that so far at $180p/n.

The other issue is the kaleidoscope of smells in the place whoa! We could smell something dead something probably a mouse in the kitchen and the bedroom had a faecal smell luckily it was cold enough to run a fire and that cancelled out the smell! A bit anyway.
The little Weber BBq was a treat, go down to Swifts meats and buy a couple of T-bones yummy.
The bakery in Longford though very slow service the food is first class for an Aussie bakery.
Would I stay again? Probably not in the current format.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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brickarc, Owner at Brickendon Estate, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
I would like to thank you for your review and hope that our planned closure of this cottage over the winter months will address all the issues that you had. Unfortunately dealing with heritage buildings that date from the early 1830's there are often problems associated with their age but we are also very conscious of our visitors experience so will take your points into account.

With reference to the breakfast provisions, we state clearly on our website that we provide continental breakfast provisions and are often complimented on quantity.

Brickendon has been owned by our family since 1824 and is Australia's only privately owned World Heritage Site. We offer guests an extraordinary insight into the lives of the early colonial settlers and convicts of Van Diemen's Land so we hope that all future guests will enjoy not only the accommodation but also the complimentary access to our beautiful Heritage Gardens, Convict built Farm Village, Convict Walk to Woolmers Estate and the relaxing rural ambiance that we offer.
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sydney
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed recently in Coachman's Cottage for one night with our 13 year old daughter. The house was very spacious and would easily fit 6 people. We absolutely loved the open fire and the historical feel of the whole cottage,its quality antique furniture and its beautiful setting.Breakfast supplies were more than ample and the jams were delicious. Even though we arrived on a day of flooding rains and very cold temperatures we were very cosy all evening with the fire, ample heaters, electric blankets and good beds and linen.We particularly enjoyed the history of the whole Brickendon estate and wandering around the old convict farm buildings and enjoying the many animals and even hand feeding the lambs. A very beautiful and historically interesting farm and a wonderful place to stay.
The Dwyer family
October 2013

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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hong kong
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28 reviews
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

if you want to try farm experience or away from city life, definately the place it is. the view from inside the room is beautiful when there is sunshine. it is a place full of history, and the farm is good, you can feed the animals together with host. kitchen is good too, with oven. just 10 mins drive, can go to IGA in longford, a big one, convenience.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ross, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We recently stayed for 2 nights in Pumpkin Cottage on the World Heritage Listed Brickendon Estate. The three farm cottages are within a short stroll from the heritage Brickendon farm and entry to the farm is included in the price of the accommodation. At $175.00 per night I thought it a bit expensive, but we loved our little cottage despite the gloomy and wet weather.
With a slow combustion fire place and plenty of other heaters (if required) we were warm and snug. Our cottage included all of the usual cooking facilities, including a full size stove and there is a laundry between the three cottages.
Staying here during fine weather would be lovely as the views across the fields from the front verandah were superb.
This accommodation may not suit those looking for 5 star luxury, but it was perfect for us and dog friendly as a bonus.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed in the Sweet Corn cottage and the fire had been prepared for us and lit so it was very cosy when we arrived. Louise was so friendly and helpful and showed my city children all the farm animals and the sheep being shorn. Definitely bring your own food and cook it there- the kitchen is easy to use and has all necessary items. It was lovely to have homemade biscuits in the kitchen to eat with a cuppa in front of the fire. A very pleasant evening!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Brickendon Estate
Address: Wellington Street, Longford, Tasmania 7301, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Longford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Longford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Brickendon Estate 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brickendon is a magnificent family owned farming estate offering a unique insight into Australia's colonial history. With numerous convict built farm buildings, beautiful heritage gardens surrounding the main Georgian homestead, friendly farm animals, 3km of river frontage and delightful self contained historic and farm cottages. ... more   less 
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