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“Totally relaxing experience - great way to start a holiday”

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Tin Dragon Trail Cottages
Ranked #1 of 1 Branxholm B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Totally relaxing experience - great way to start a holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2010

Tin Dragon Trail Cottages were the perfect place to start our romantic holiday. As soon as we arrived, we filled the spa, sat back & relaxed with a glass of bubbly! It is one of the MOST relaxing places we've ever stayed. Really comfortable bed with a snuggly doona, and lovely warm gas fire. The little touches were just as important - fresh flowers in the bathroom, along with the sample-size locally made toiletry products, were really lovely. Breakfast provisions were great also. Graham was very friendly & welcoming upon our arrival.
We absolutely loved the outdoor spa bath - it's both secluded enough to relax in, but has great views of the surrounding hills. The river running beside the property is also great to walk along and explore. This property really is picture perfect. We can't wait to go back for another relaxing, romantic stay. We can not speak highly enough of Tin Dragon Trail Cottages!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2010

What a wonderful way to start our holiday. First class accommodation, hospitality and service and the most peaceful, picturesque location. Thank you Chris, Graham and James (and pet rooster) for making us feel so welcome and ensuring we had the best time at Tin Dragon Trail Cottages. Magical place for children and the alpacas are absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to return. Make sure you add Tin Dragon Trail Cottages to your itinerary.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2010

As soon as you arrive down the windy lane leading from Branxholm, you realise that the owners have gone to a lot of trouble & used their imagination to set up a very interesting site. The cottages are very comfortable and well-furnished & easy to keep warm in the winter. The breakfast, sauces & condiments provided in the kitchen area of the room are more copious & varied than any we had seen in a rented room. Thanks to previous reviewers, we knew this & therefore brought some meat & veg for the evening meal which we seasoned from the stocked items. A flat screen TV with satllite channels helps pass the time inside, but it is the outdoors which fascinates, even in mid-winter. Plenty of space to roam, including wooded areas & a huge field populated with half a dozen alpacas.
As others have mentioned, we loved the outdoor spa bath despite the cold weather. Just us & the alpacas in the dark of late evening.
The owners have made a real effort to bring out the local history in relation to the Chinese tin miners. They also reacted very sensibly when through a misunderstanding we turned up with our six year old (be careful: they normally do not accept children) & tried to accommodate him.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time.
Graham and Chris are very hospitable and helpful. Thank you
The accomodation is great and in a fascinating area.
Great walks, some interesting local hisotry and an alpaca farm to Boot!

I'd reccomend staying here a few nights.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2010

We enjoyed the Tin Dragon Trail Cottages so much that we stayed an extra night making it 4 nights. We wished we had stayed here for our whole week away in Tassie! The seclusion of the place, the tranquility, the hospitality, the scenery are beyond words. Our cabin (chintock) felt like it was " ours" from the minute we walked in. So warm,cosy and comforting. Even though we had "neighbours" next door, the layout of the cabins made you feel as if the view that you could see from your front door was yours and yours alone. Graham and Christine are the perfect hosts, Graham even dug up worms for my husband so that he could fish in the Ringarooma river just 50 metres away! Graham and Christine are to be congratulated on this outstanding property and their genuine hospitality is a credit to them. Reccommend to all. We shall definately be back!
A very BIG thank you!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2010

We stayed for a week which is a bit longer than most guests according to our host Graham. As we packed on the last day, my wife was constantly saying that she wished we could stay longer!

We used the Tin Dragon Trail Cottages as a base from which to explore the North-East of Tasmania; an area not featured so heavily in tourist circuits and it proved to be spectacular. The cottages in Branxholm make for an easy day trip to everything in the region.

The accommodation itself was wonderful. The cabin was cosy, toasty warm on cold nights and well-suited to our overly active 2.5 year old daughter who declared it our "New new new home", our "cupboard home" or "Cabin Home" when she concentrated on what she was saying. We stayed in a two bedroom cabin that fit us perfectly. The neighbouring cabins were vacant but even if they weren't I feel there wouldn't be any issue with privacy with the way they're laid out. You can see the house of Graham and Christine (the hosts) but it is far enough away that you still have the feeling of seclusion.

There was always something to see or do even on the days in which we didn't head off anyway. The hiking trails made for spectacular viewing as did a walk along the very nearby river. For those interested in some local history a huge amount of work has gone into a display near the start of the trails detailing some of the early history of the area, the immigrants and the local mines. Wildlife abounds with kookaburras, pademelons, and possums as well the not-so-native alpacas, geese and chickens right outside the cabin door. Little Cassie claimed them all as her new friends.

Our hosts treated us very well, with a smile, a tour of the accommodation and a welcoming hamper. (the cabin kitchen is very well stocked)

We'll definitely revisit the Tin Dragon Trail cottages. Our next trip to Tasmania will be more of a driving holiday so our stay might not be as long but we'll make a point of spending a night or two here again regardless of any other plans.

Thanks to Graham and Christine for your wonderful hospitality and the beautiful experience you provide.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Launceston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2010

We had such a great time, fantastic hosts, very private, extremely quiet, great heating and the outdoor spa was amazing, the stars were so clear. Fabulous walks.
We absolutely loved it and so did our 13 month old.
Already planning our next trip!
Thanks so much,
Sherry, Peter and baby Olive.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Tin Dragon Trail Cottages
Address: 3 Coxs Lane, Branxholm, Tasmania 7261, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Branxholm
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Branxholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
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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