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Tin Dragon Trail Cottages
Ranked #1 of 1 Branxholm B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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“A great property offering a great friendly and personal 'experience', a fantastic little find.”
Reviewed 10 December 2010

We stayed here for three nights with a large family group of mixed ages. Upon driving up the drive way we were welcomed by our very friendly host, Graham. It was so refreshing to be shown all the ins and outs of our accommodation personally by Graham, rather than have to figure it out by ourselves. Throughout our stay he gave us great advice on what we could do on the property and in the local area. A better host you couldn't ask for.

One day we went on a driving tour that Graham recommended which took us to lunch at Pynegana dairy which was lovely. We stocked up on their famous cloth-bound Cheddar and farm fresh milk. Another night we went to a local pub Graham recommended and had a good meal with friendly service.

Our first impression of the accommodation was that they were very clean and thoughtfully appointed. We are decerning 'foodies' and the breakfast provisions were great: simple, local produce in sufficient quantities. The rest of the kitchen was well stocked with many of the things that you need but rarely supplied.

This place is perfect for people who like to explore the outdoors whether seasoned bushwalkers or not, there are lots of nearby walks to do for all abilities. The children loved property's alpacas and chickens, although the platypus was elusive on our visit because of heavy rain.

We loved the fact that there weren't any phones or pay TV in the rooms as it gave us a real chance to unwind and enjoy what the area had to offer. There is Telstra mobile phone and 3G internet coverage so you aren't completely cut off.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 26 November 2010

We had a very romantic and a relaxing weekend away. The highlight of the weekend was having spa under the starlit sky. It was magic. Graham, Christine and James were perfect host. They made our stay very comfortable and pleasant. I would highly recommend Tin Dragon Trail Cottages to anyone who is contemplating a romantic getaway. Another highlight of my weekend getaway was the animals and viewing of platapus. Other activities there are trout fishing, bush walking and tin mining historical site.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Monto, Australia
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Reviewed 21 November 2010

Hidden away in lush green surroundings this tranquil place was just the peaceful setting my husband and I needed. Nothing was too much for Graham and Christine to make our stay memorable. This would be a perfect spot to marry and stay on for the honeymoon. Then to return in later years for anniversaries. Thanks guys.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Tin Dragon Trail Cottages

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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