The Butcher’s House 1833, Bothwell, Tasmania


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  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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A humble heritage cottage built in 1833. The fireplace keeps the cottage warm during the cold winters. The house has been restored and carefully curated with a collection of vintage and antique pieces which speak to the varied history of the cottage. Outdoors is rustic but charming. The grass is overgrown to encourage insects and small animals, forgive the disheveled appearance. We love to step back in time; no TV, WiFi, microwave or dishwasher! We recommend turning off & tuning out.

The space
Cross the sandstone verandah and enter through the original front door. Step into the cosy living room with wood heater (please read instructions prior to use), pour a whisky and settle into the comfy leather sofa. The master bedroom is to the left with a squeaky antique bed. The second bedroom, on the right has 2 single antique hospital beds, both quite high and a little squeaky too. To the rear is the kitchen and dining room. The bathroom has a restored clawfoot bath for you to luxuriate in. There is plenty of electric heating for the colder months. Through the rear door is a huge rustic paved area and yard with outdoor seating to enjoy the warmer days. The combustion stove can be used if you're knowledgeable about their use. The fireplace in the bedroom is decorative only and not operational. Wood for the fireplace is supplied and can be found in the wood shed out the back. Please note that there is no wifi, television, dishwasher or microwave; we’re all about tuning out of the modern world and stepping back in time. Laundry facilities are available to guests with prior arrangement. Bothwell has limited fresh food and grocery stores. I advise purchasing fresh fruit, vegetables and groceries before you arrive. I can recommend Hill Street Grocers in Hobart.
We’re on Instagram @TheButchersHouse_ and guests are invited to share photos and comments with #thebutchershousebothwell

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia

Bothwell is in Tasmania's beautiful central highlands off the usual tourist route and, as such, not the usual amenities; it is a true rural working town. It was settled by farmers in the 1820s and still has a distinctive colonial character and old-world atmosphere today. Bothwell is a charming quintessential Aussie town, full of character and is authentic, a true representation of of the characters who reside here.

More than 50 buildings in Bothwell are heritage-listed for their architectural and historical value, so take a stroll along the wide streets and enjoy the details of built treasures that range from simple stone cottages to grand, elegant churches.

For those interested in golf, Bothwell is home to one of the oldest golf courses in Australia at Ratho. Laid in the mid-1830s, the course has square putting greens and fairways maintained by grazing sheep. You can even play a round with traditional hickory clubs.

Locals and visitors also come to the nearby lakes, rivers and reserves to fly fish for the elusive brown trout and hunt for game.

There are world famous whisky distilleries for those who like a nibble and a tipple, too. Walk through the lovey village green and onto Sealys for a delicious morning tea or lunch.

I recommend purchasing your fresh food and groceries before arriving as there is limited fresh supplies in Bothwell.

Hosted by Vanessa

  1. Joined in December 2013
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I love
Meandering rivers
Birch trees in summer
Birch trees in winter
The beach in winter
Open fires
Dust floating on a sunbeam
Tendrils of smoke
The smell of a smoke open fire
Shuttered windows
Towns called Plenty or Rosegarland or Uxbridge
The smell of rain
Old bridges
Flagstone floors
Warm baths
Servants quarters
Georgian houses
I love
Meandering rivers
Birch trees in summer
Birch trees in winter
The beach in winter


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House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy