Gingerbread Cottages: "Gingerbread Bakehouse." State of Tasmania Hotel Tip by tropicrd

State of Tasmania Hotels: 48 reviews and 62 photos

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  • The old bakehouse - State of Tasmania
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  • The relaxing spa bath - State of Tasmania
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      Great breakfast basket and kitchen
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We stayed in the old bakehouse which accomodates up to six people but we were a couple and had lots of room.
It was fully furnished with period pieces and had everything we needed,including a washing machine and dryer.
Our hosts were very generous with the breakfast basket with homemade fresh bread,cake and biscuits.Free range eggs and bacon....
The beds were comfy and everything spotlessly clean.
It was so nice to arrive after a days sightseeing and light the log belly stove and relax in the big arm chairs after a spa bath.
Westbury is a pretty little village which was established in the 1820's as a garrison town.
The five cottages date from 1850 and are heritage listed.
It is close to the White house museum,Westbury maze and Pearn's famous steam world.
I would recommend anyone to stay in these lovely cottages,they are really delightful and away from the main stream of traffic yet so close to everything.You do need to have your own transport to get around though.It is approx 20 minute drive from Launceston along the Bass Highway or 40 minute drive from Devonport ferry terminal (Spirit of Tasmania).

Unique Qualities: The cottages are really lovely and off the main stream of traffic.The peaceful ambience of a heritage village is great.
The homely atmosphere of the well kept cottages and the beautiful furniture period pieces and memorabillia was a delight.
The pot belly stove and the spa were a treat after a day of sightseeing.
The breakfast basket was one of the best we have had with the freshest produce.
If you get a chance have a look at the other cottages...they are really unique.

Address: Gingerbread Cottages,48-52 William Street,Westbury,Tasmania 7303
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Get onto the B54 Meander Valley Road,from the Bass Highway..follow the signs to Westbury and turn into William Street.
Phone: 03 6393 1140
Price: US$180 and up
Theme: Bed and Breakfast

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 6, 2011
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