Alice’s Cottages. Why would you choose to stay at this particular bed and breakfast, from all the Launceston accommodation options? The breakfast provisions, for one!
Found in Balfour Street, Alice’s Cottages are close to the centre of Launceston, Tasmania’s northern hub. With a four-star rating, the accommodation comprises a collection of luxurious, self-contained holiday homes.
Launceston Accommodation… Or Is It?
The accommodation itself is memorable. Each cottage has a theme: ours was Bonnie Doon! Others have enticing names like Aphrodite’s, Boudoir and Camelot; while England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales form the United Kingdom of themed cottages in Launceston!
If you’re looking for a quiet weekend, Alice’s Cottages have spa baths, log fires, books, movies, antique furniture… a very romantic bed and breakfast setting. The complimentary port sets the mood, and chocolate truffles from the House of Anvers in Latrobe (near Devonport) are a very nice touch.
Great Bed AND Breakfast!
In fact, the owners of Alice’s Cottages include generous gourmet selections in their reasonable tariff. While you would expect a four-star property to provide a comfortable bed, breakfast rations are sometimes a lottery. But the tourist is the winner at this establishment, with a host of top-quality Tasmanian produce.
Obviously we’re pretty keen on the promotion of Tasmanian business; that’s why we loved this Launceston accommodation. From their juice to their jams, lots of the goodies had a connection to the local area. Just as you’d look for a Tasmanian-made holiday souvenir from the markets, it’s fair to expect a taste of Tassie food in your room. Like…
and Island Berries Tasmania Jam, Marmalade and Honey:
Up and Away from Alice’s Cottages
You might be on a whirlwind tour of the island and want convenience from your accommodation, rather than just a quiet place to rest. Located centrally, Alice’s Cottages are a good base to explore some of the many things to do in Launceston…
- Trevallyn Dam (make sure you call in to the Trevallyn Grocer)
- The Phenomena Factory
- Launceston Cataract Gorge
- Automobile Museum of Tasmania
- Ritchies Mill
- Launceston City Park
You might even want to drive further afield, and visit the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre; or follow the wine trail through the Tamar Valley. Or you may be tempted by the wines available for purchase in your room, and decide to pop out to the Josef Chromy Cellar Door Cafe at Relbia.
If you do choose an excursion or tour, you might like to make your own lunch. If you’re really organised, you could probably even use the Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, croissants and apples from Alice’s Cottages to make a nice picnic.
The local angle doesn’t end in the well-equipped kitchens. After a long, hard day of touring (or not!) enjoy the Tasmanian Lavender House bath products, also complimentary at Alice’s Cottages and Spa Hideaways. A great way to relax and recharge your batteries, ready for another fabulous day on holidays.
Contact Louise and Rob Widdowson on (03) 6334 2231 or make a booking via the Alice’s Cottages website.
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