Brickendon

The stunning rural landscape, magnificent heritage gardens, amazing collection of convict constructed buildings, family history and memorabilia are all to be enjoyed by our visitors and cottage guests.
Brickendon, Wellington Street, Longford, Tasmania, Australia
Rates from $225
  
  

Brickendon Details 

Overview

A rich tapestry of early Tasmanian history is encapsulated at Brickendon. Immerse yourself in the incredible story of the Archer family, Assigned convicts, Free workers and the beginnings of Australia's pastoral and agricultural industry.
Brickendon is one of Tasmania's oldest farming properties, settled in 1824 by William Archer, the farm has been continuously operated and lived on by his direct descendents, now in their 7th generation.
In July 2010, Brickendon Estate along with its neighbouring property, Woolmers Estate were listed jointly as a World Heritage Site being part of the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property.
The two Estates are regarded as the most significant rural estates in Australia having the second largest number of convict workers and still retaining a living history from early European settlement to the present day.
The stunning rural landscape, magnificent heritage gardens, amazing collection of convict constructed buildings, family history and memorabilia are all to be enjoyed by our visitors and cottage guests.
If you have any connection with the early history of Australia, be it a convict ancestor, farm worker, tradesman or free settler - Brickendon along with Woolmers will offer you an extraordinary opportunity to discover and connect with your past.

Coachmans Cottage
Opening the front door to the Coachmans Cottage takes you to a time long gone. The brass front door step, original polished timber floors and open fire reveal a time when the Coachman was regarded as the Archer's highest servant. The original kitchen - now the dining room features a large cooking fireplace and bread oven and leads to the current kitchen, sunroom and upstairs. Climbing the delighful timber staircase to the attic bedrooms is like exploring a dolls house while the georgian paned floor to ceiling windows of the sunroom bathes the room in afternoon light. The bathroom features an old fashioned claw foot bath with brass shower over. Enjoy discovering the antique furnishings, books and china throughout the cottage and then snuggle up in any of the three comfortable bedrooms. A private cottage garden surrounding the cottage leads you on a walk to the natural lagoon with its abundant wild ducks and swans, then enjoy a drink in the early evening accompanied by a cocophany of frogs and native hen calls. Located within the World Heritage precinct of Brickendon, you can wander the magnificent Heritage Gardens or take a slightly longer walk (6 minutes) to the historic Farm Village to enjoy the convict and farming history.

Old Farm Cottage
Nestled in the heart of the convict built Farm Village, Old Farm Cottage started life as two separate buildings. The Overseer's cottage being a two room simple cottage with a lean-to kitchen was constructed to house the Overseer - the man in charge of the convict labour force. The building alongside was the dairy where milk was separated, butter was churned and the whey then fed to the pigs. The joining of these two adjacent buidings many years ago allowed larger families to reside in the cottage. The front of Old Farm Cottage opens on to the streetscape of the Farm Village whilst the back of the cottage opens out on to the delightful shady gardens surrounding the quaint gothic chapel. Fully restored in December 2014, Old Farm Cottage now offers comfortable modern accommodation from two to five guests. The clever renovation of this cottage now allows for it to either be a one bedroom, two bedroom, or three bedroom cottage to accommodate guests requirements. Old Farm Cottage is located within Brickendon's World Heritage Farm Village so make the time to explore the buildings of the village and also meander along the Brickendon & Woolmers Convict Farm Walk to Woolmers Estate (50 min one way). Time is also needed to wander the Heritage Gardens of Brickendon, a short walk from your cottage. Fabulous 180 year old trees provide a wonderful backdrop to the delightful gardens and Georgian homestead.

Gardeners Cottage
The quaint little historic Gardeners Cottage is located in a secluded part of the main homestead gardens. With a private verandah overlooking the farm this delightful cottage suitable for two, is very romantic with many original features including an open fire and deep old fashioned bath. Surrounded by a scented cottage garden with a small olive grove you will enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside with only the company of the local birds or a sheep or two in the paddock beyond. Located in Brickendon's World Heritage precinct, a short walk will take you through the orginal Estate orchard which still retains a number of 1800's plantings and then into Brickendon's Heritage Gardens renowned for its diversity of 1830's European and Exotic trees. A slightly longer stroll will get you to the Brickendon Farm Village where you can enjoy discovering the convict and farming history of this special family owned Estate.

Pumpkin Cottage
Pumpkin Cottage is one of our delightful Farm Cottages located adjacent to the convict built Farm Village. Overlooking the English style countryside and only a short walk to the Macquarie River, renowned for its excellent trout fishing, this cottage is the perfect spot to relax. Contructed from recycled materials and featuring many traditional convict building techniques this one bedroom cottage accommodates a queen bed and single bed in the bedroom and a fold out sofa in the lounge. Pumpkin is located approximately 50m from Brickendon's World Heritage Farm Village so make the time to explore the buildings of the village and also meander along the Brickendon & Woolmers Convict Farm Walk to Woolmers Estate (50 min one way). Time is also needed to wander the Heritage Gardens of Brickendon a short walk from your cottage. Fabulous 180 year old trees provide a wonderful backdrop to the delightful gardens and Georgian homestead.

Sweetcorn Cottage
Sweetcorn Cottage will be a perfect home away from home. Warm and cosy with stunning views over the farm and out to the distant mountains, this cottage is ideal for two couples or a family of up to 7. The main bedroom has a queen size bed and a single while the second bedroom sleeps up to four in a double bed and bunks. Enjoy lighting the wood heater and curling up in the wonderfully comfortable couch or sip a cool drink while sitting on the verandah and watching the light fade over the land. The kids will be happy too as we feed our friendly farm animals each morning and you are welcome to join in, or you are free to wander and meet them at any time. Sweetcorn is located approximately 50m from Brickendon's World Heritage Farm Village so make the time to explore the buildings of the village and also meander along the Brickendon & Woolmers Convict Farm Walk to Woolmers Estate (50 min one way). Time is also needed to wander the Heritage Gardens of Brickendon a short walk from your cottage. Fabulous 180 year old trees provide a wonderful backdrop to the delightful gardens and Georgian homestead.

Pea in a Pod Cottage
Located between Pumpkin and Sweetcorn cottages, this cute little cottage offers a comfortable stay for those not needing full catering facilities. Pea is a compact cottage with one main room and an ensuite with shower and toilet. Enjoy breakfast overlooking the farm from the large paned window which allows for sweeping views down to the river. Facing East you will be bathed in sunlight for breakfast or enjoy the colours of the sunset on the distant Ben Lomond mountain range after a busy day of relaxing and touring. Pea in a Pod is located approximately 50m from Brickendon's World Heritage Farm Village so make the time to explore the buildings of the village and also meander along the Brickendon & Woolmers Convict Farm Walk to Woolmers Estate (50 min one way). Time is also needed to wander the Heritage Gardens of Brickendon a short walk from your cottage. Fabulous 180 year old trees provide a wonderful backdrop to the delightful gardens and Georgian homestead.

Rooms

Brickendon has 9 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms featuring pure luxury throughout.

Inclusions

Lounge with open fire
Dining room
Fully equipped kitchen with stove/oven
Small fridge
Microwave
Cutlery and crockery
Sunroom
Bathroom with old fashioned bath
Shower
Washing machine
Dryer
Hair dryer
Tv and DVD.

Checking In & Out

Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am

Rates

Coachmans Cottage
$225 two adults
additional adults $45
children 15 years and under $30
cot free of charge.

Old Farm Cottage
$210 for two adults
additional adults $45
children 12-15 years $30 (children 11 and under are not catered for in this cottage)
cots are provided free of charge for babies up to 1 year old

Gardeners Cottage
$200 two adults

Pumpkin Cottage
$190 two adults
additional adults $45
children 15 years and under $30
cot free of charge

Sweetcorn Cottage
$200 for two adults
additional adults $45
children 15 and under $30
cots free of charge

Pea in a Pod Cottage
$140 two adults
Single $120
Checking In & Out
$225 / per night
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Getting There and Distances

Brickendon is 28 kms from Launceston
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