Tuesday, May 24, 2022


Now that Tasmania’s borders have opened to most states, I need to share The Granary, Richmond Hill with you. We visited in deep winter when the frost was heavy of a morning and we’d stroll via an arch of hawthorns to the river. We stayed for per week and made some stunning reminiscences there; of books learn close to the fireplace, dinner shared at a protracted desk and walks across the grounds to bookend our days.

Constructed by convicts within the late Eighteen Eighties and previously a granary, secure, employee’s quarters and shearing shed, The Granary is now luxurious accomodation that sleeps six. Whereas it’s undoubtedly regal in stance, it’s unpretentious and homely; there’s a simplicity about it that’s each inviting and comforting. When you step inside and make your approach upstairs to the massive, open dwelling house you’ll need to settle in and by no means go away.

Certainly, it’s the proper spot to expertise nation Tasmania, properly away from the vacationer route with expansive views of mountain ranges and the Macquarie River. Situated within the historic city of Cressy and solely twenty minutes from Launceston airport, The Granary is the proper base to discover northern Tasmania, together with the Tamar Valley, Ben Lomond Nationwide Park and Cradle Mountain.

In fact, in order for you just a few days away, basking in nation air and quiet, that is the place. It’s perfect for a weekend to have a good time a birthday, an anniversary or simply as a result of and should you really feel like what you most want is just a few nights along with your favorite buddies, The Granary will welcome you with open arms. It’s additionally very child-friendly; there’s a lot house for the youngsters to roam and whatever the beautiful inside styling, nothing is simply too valuable or breakable.

I adored the kitchen which jogged my memory a bit of the one featured in River Cottage; wattle on the windowsill, a wonderful oven and range and every thing you might want to cook dinner a feast. There are 5 lounges in the lounge, a small library of books and sufficient board video games to whereas away the afternoon. The beds are wearing lush linen and the loos characteristic heated flooring and natural bathtub merchandise.

The small city of Cressy is simply a {couples} of kilometres away and is thought for its trout fishing therefore all the road indicators are fish (love a little bit of Tassie quirk!). It’s additionally dwelling to the Cressy Rustic Bakehouse which boasts certainly one of Tasmania’s finest vanilla slices. Historic Longford is ten minutes down the highway and it’s there that you may top off on groceries at Hill St, seize a espresso from Ernesto’s (a phrase of warning: it’s robust however easy) after which wander the few boutiques and vintage shops that line the principle avenue.

However once more, should you simply need to keep near The Granary and wander right down to the river for the afternoon, do this. In the event you’re there when the water continues to be and the sky clear, the entire world is mirrored again at you and it feels a bit like magic. Proprietor and caretaker, Fiona (and her two sausage canines and flock of guinea fowl) will kindly present you across the gardens that are ample and an absolute labour of affection.

Whatever the season, the fireplace warms the whole home and the solar does the identical, filling the house with gentle from daybreak until nightfall. The historical past is palpable as you wander the rooms and take within the top of the ceilings and the thickness of the partitions. Perch your self on the windowsill and take within the storybook magnificence; it’s somewhat unforgettable.

You may comply with The Granary on instagram – @thegranary_richmondhill and browse extra about its historical past and choices at granaryrichmondhill.com 

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