Old Farm Cottage (circa 1828)

A Japanese maple tree stands to the left in the foreground and a timber picket fence with gate encloses a cottage garden with pink flowering hollyhocks. The cottage has a porch and two windows and pale pink limewashed walls with a corrugated iron roof. A large green leafed bush is in the background on the right. Photo: Rob Burnett.

Sleeps – 5

Price – $260 (two adults)

  • Additional adults $50
  • Children 12–15 years $35
  • Children 11 and under are not catered for in this cottage
  • Cots are provided free of charge for babies up to 1 year old
  • Continental breakfast provisions are included

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Nestled in the heart of the convict built Farm Village, Old Farm Cottage started life as two separate buildings. The Overseer’s Cottage being a two room simple cottage with a lean-to kitchen was constructed to house the Overseer — the man in charge of the convict labour force. The building alongside was the dairy where milk was separated, butter was churned and the whey then fed to the pigs. The joining of these two adjacent buidings many years ago allowed larger families to reside in the cottage.

The front of Old Farm Cottage opens on to the streetscape of the Farm Village whilst the back of the cottage opens out on to the delightful shady gardens surrounding the quaint gothic chapel. Fully restored in December 2014, Old Farm Cottage now offers comfortable modern accommodation from two to five guests. The clever renovation of this cottage now allows for it to either be a one bedroom, two bedroom, or three bedroom cottage to accommodate guests requirements. Old Farm Cottage is located within Brickendon’s World Heritage Farm Village so make the time to explore the buildings of the village and also meander along the Brickendon and Woolmers Convict Farm Walk to Woolmers Estate (50 min one way). Time is also needed to wander the Heritage Gardens of Brickendon, a short walk from your cottage. Fabulous 180 year old trees provide a wonderful backdrop to the delightful gardens and Georgian homestead.


Old Farm Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with oven/stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, tea and coffee facilities, cutlery and crockery, washing machine, dryer, hairdryer, TV and DVD, and two bathrooms with underfloor heating including an ensuite with all linen provided. An open fire in the lounge and electric heaters and blankets will keep you warm and cosy. A paved area at the rear of the cottage overlooks the gothic chapel and gardens and is the ideal spot for a glass of Tasmanian wine after a day of enjoying Northern Tasmania’s delights. A gas barbecue and wood supply are located at the rear of the cottage.