Beautiful historic buildings and exquisite garden surrounds
We chose well! Upon arrival the imposing 'Fortress Barn' and rock wall enclosure made an immediate and lasting impression. The owners have made an impressive effort in accurately renovating this 1830's frontier fortified farmstead into an attractive home and B&B accommodation.
The grounds have revealed cobbled paving and the old almost derelict dairy/creamery has been lovingly converted by the owner builders into the one couple B&B. The historical attention to detail in the restorations workmanship is heartwarming to see.
The gardens are that good they are part of the regions 'Open Gardens' tour and the use of stonework gives the look and feel as if they could have been there for a century. A credit to Deb and Scott Wilson's loving restoration and well worth stay or garden tour.
A BEAUTIFUL B & B in the most beautiful garden – paradise!
If you have never been to CHUDLEIGH or Mole Creek as this B & B is advertised, in Tasmania then hot foot it down there! You do have to organise your accommodation prior to arriving though, there is only one cottage and it is absolutely lovely. Every consideration has been taken to make a home away from home, the bed is super comfortable, the provided breakfast provisions delicious, the BBQ facilities, belonging to Deb & Scott such a delight in the most beautiful of gardens. We could have stayed forever, but the bookings are in great demand so we had to travel on. We had a great time round the area of Deloraine & Mole Creek, before travelling on to Cradle Mountain direct from Mole Creek. Well direct around 100 curves, but just a beautiful drive. Treat yourselves!
Favorite Accommodation in Tasmania
This is a single room cottage attached to a historic property near Mole Creek, Tasmania. I booked this spot before some friends of ours decided to also travel with us to Australia and I was the envy of the trip for having done so. My friend works for a high-end hotel company that has a specialty in historic properties and she was (as we all were) quite taken by the beauty of the land and the charming nature of the cottage itself. We were greeted by Deb Wilson who owns Old Wesley Dale with her husband. Together they have worked hard to transform the house, the surrounding gardens and pond into something quite special while keeping the historic nature of the property. There is a book of photographs and information about the property on the desk in the room and is worth looking at once you have settled in for the night. Overall, we found ourselves wanting nothing more than a second night in this delightful area of Tasmania. I hope someday I can return to Tasmania. I absolutely loved it there.
Everything about the whole place is fantastic
The owners Deb and Scott have done a fantastic job restoring this 1830 farm house into a
very comfortable self contained apartment. Everything about the whole place is fantastic.
From the moment you drive up the long driveway you gain a feeling of history that just gets better as you discover other aspects of the establishment like platypus and swans in the dam, macaws in the aviary, beautiful lawns and gardens, drystone walls, trimmed hedges. Just wonderful to stay here for at least 2 nights
A fantastic location
A fantastic location for touring, as we were doing, or that 'special' occasion. Friendly owners, marvellous accommodation. All furnishings in keeping with the age. Take a walk around the pond and play 'spot the platypus'. Great spot to embark on day trips to Launceston and Cradle Mountain. Is it possible to score a property 6 out of 5 - yes it is! Try it, you won't be disappointed.
Our favourite Tasmanian accommodation
This accommodation was the best we encountered on our two weeks in Tasmania. The Georgian mansion has been lovingly restored by its current owners, Deb and Scott, who have done a lot of work to bring it up to its current standard. The B&B is a little self-contained cottage attached to the main building, there is only one cottage on the property. Breakfast provisions were pretty good, with fresh eggs courtesy of the Wesleydale hens. The best part of it was just wandering around the gardens and checking out the old buildings. Thoroughly recommend this place.
Heaven, especially for a garden fanatic
What a lovely spot. The photos on the website when I booked do not begin to do this place justice. Anyone traveling to Tasmania should treat themselves to at least a couple of nights here. Everything about Old Wesleydale is glorious, the room, the garden, the history, the home made bread and eggs from their own chooks for breakfast, I wish I was back there just thinking about it. Even their chooks are picturesque, and have a strange (confused) feral black cat who hangs out with them. Honeymooners or romantics - go there!
A special place
We were awed by the stone fences, out-buildings and eccentricity of the place. Chooks roaming around, beautiful caged birds and glamorous tin ducks. Quite unique!! Great breakfast provisions, fluffy towels, romantic log fire, and great bed.
The owners have obviously spent a great deal of money, thought and time in refurbishing the cottage and the quality shows. A very enjoyable stay.