Tin Dragon Cottages is an eco friendly private spa retreat on the Ringarooma River 8km from the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Park. If you seek to stay with a business in Tasmania that truly believes in sustainable tourism then this accommodation is for you. All electricity is generated on site using micro-hydro and solar. Tin Dragon Cottages won the Northern Tasmania 2017 Waste Not award for good waste management.
So relax, snuggle by the fire and listen to the night life—those noisy possums and padmelons! In the morning you can enjoy a hearty hot breakfast of fresh farm eggs and other local produce. Don’t mind the alpacas staring at you over the fence or the chooks following you down to the river.
Fully self-contained cottages
All cottages—including the Settler’s Hut—are fully self-contained with a well-equipped kitchen and laundry facility,TV & DVD player, a separate bathroom with shower and toilet and a private outdoor BBQ area. All linen, towels and toiletries are provided. Car parking is immediately next to each cottage. To ensure a relaxing stay, the cottages are free of wifi signals; however there is 3G/4G wireless reception for both Optus and Telstra devices and limited satellite wifi available at our reception office. We have tried hard to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible.
We provide complementary breakfast ingredients for your first morning. Continental breakfast, tea and coffee is provided in the Settlers Hut. Continental breakfast, eggs and bacon, tea and coffee is provided in the other five cottages. There is a convenient IGA grocery store in Branxholm for you to purchase items for the remainder of your stay.
Modern well-constructed cottages
Each of the five (5) main cottages is named after a Chinese Miner who worked in the region´s tin mines over a century ago: Ah Moy, Ah Ping, Fon Hock, Chintock and Ah Back. The Settlers Hut is a renovated (historic) hut on our property.
The cottages were built by Graham using timber and stone sourced either directly from our property or from the local region. We generate our own power, harvest rain water and recyle waste water for use on the organic garden. The cottages and Settlers Hut are well constructed and insulated, with double-glazing ensuring a comfortable temperature all year round. The gas-fired heater and electric blankets makes for a cozy stay in the coldest winter!
Ah Moy: Two Bedrooms
Ah Moy is set up for disabled access. It has queen beds in each bedroom and is suitable for two couples
Ah Ping: Two Bedrooms
Ah Ping has a queen bed in the main bedroom and two king-single beds in the second bedroom. This cottage suits a small family.
Fon Hock: Studio Spa
Fon Hock has one queen bed in an open-plan studio configuration. The outside heated spa BBQ area is very private.
Chintock: Studio Spa
Chintock has one queen bed in an open-plan studio configuration. The outside heated spa BBQ area is very private.
Ah Back: Studio
Ah Back has one queen bed in an open-plan studio configuration. The outside BBQ area is very private.
Located in North East Tasmania
With the exciting development of the Blue Derby mountain bike trails, we have expanded Tin Dragon Trail Cottages to include a renovated bush hut—Settler’s Hut. The hut has been set up for mountain bikers and bush walkers. It provides fully self-contained accommodation with continental breakfast ingredients, all linen, towels & blankets, full kitchen, large bathroom, laundry, plenty of parking and outside BBQ and fire pit. Located just 8km from the Blue Derby trail head.
CHECKING IN & OUT
Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am
Two bedroom cottages: Ah Moy & Ah Ping:
The minimum tariff for one or two persons (two nights) is $340.
Each additional person (three-years or older) is $35 per night.
Studio-spa cottages: Fon Hock, Chintock & Ah Back:
The minimum tariff for one or two persons (two nights) is $400.
Add in some fabulous local Tassie foods!
Our breakfast: $20 per person
Gourmet basket: $100
BBQ pack for two: $60
Picnic basket for two: $50
A group of six is just $40 per person per night
GETTING THERE AND DISTANCES
Tin Dragon Cottages is 47 Kms from Bridport