23 March, 2022

Relive Bridgerton in Tasmania

After a two year wait, Bridgerton's season three has just dropped on Netflix… If you are loving every minute of it and want to keep the Regency-era dream alive, these romantic heritage stays in Tassie will definitely do the trick.

You might have heard of the boutique hotel Prospect House – which featured in our Bridgerton-inspired escape to Tasmania. But this charming manor is not the only place to lay your head among the state’s graceful early 19th century Georgian architecture.

Live it up like Lady Whistledown at these other heritage accommodation options.

The exquisite dining room at Rathmore. Photo: Courtesy of Rathmore.

Rathmore

There’s lots to love about staying at this farm north of Hobart, from watching sheep graze to spotting the resident platypus. Rathmore dates back to 1828, so the main attraction for Bridgerton fans is the original homestead where antiques, chandeliers and fireplaces – including in the formal dining room – take you back in time.

Choose from four beautiful heritage bedrooms within the house, or the rustic-chic shearer’s quarters or cottage. While away your time like the landed gentry: fish for trout, enjoy a house-prepared picnic while peacocks glide by, and gaze up at the stars.

Inside The Granary's vintage-meets-contemporary bedrooms. Photo: Olivia Claire Media.

The Granary

Originally built by convicts in the early 19th century, The Granary used to be a grain storage for the Richmond Hill property near Launceston. After undergoing a massive renovation, it’s now a luxe sanctuary brimming with charm and surrounded by beautifully kept gardens.

The golden sandstone walls and oak beams are key to The Granary’s relaxed vintage-meets-contemporary style, loaded with comforts like luxurious bedding and underfloor heating.

Cook up a feast in this self-contained group accommodation’s well-appointed kitchen, or ask your hosts to deliver freshly prepared gourmet meals. They can also show you around Richmond Hill’s magnificent mix of formal and cottage gardens – or just go for a stroll with your true love.

Quamby Estate's beautiful grounds. Photo: Clint and Bethany creative.

Quamby Estate

Built over 10 years from 1828, this homestead near Launceston inspires Bridgerton daydreams in reception rooms that embrace elegant heritage design. Live a life of leisure here, and in Quamby Estate’s extensive grounds, whether you fancy golf, croquet or rambling among mature European trees and admiring the rural views.

The grand dining room is open to guests and the public, but private meals can also be arranged in more intimate spaces – perhaps high tea in the library? The 10 bedrooms nod to the past with some antique furniture, timeless fabrics and even chandeliers, but they’re mostly about cradling guests in contemporary luxury, including spa baths in deluxe rooms.

The Woodbridge. Photo: Loic Le Guilly.

The Woodbridge

This 1825 mansion on the River Derwent, not far from Hobart, has been transformed into a boutique hotel with eight guest rooms. All are within the heritage-listed house, whose elegance marries Georgian symmetry and simplicity with modern minimalism, and each one is distinctly different.

Would you prefer The Woodbridge’s tower room, named after the wife of its third owner? Or perhaps the Three Bridges suite, which has a spa and views of the remnants of three old bridges, including one that gave this property its name? If you want to live like a 21st century duke or duchess, consider the private tours by seaplane and helicopter on your doorstep.

Brickendon Estate. Photo: Chris Crerar.

Brickendon Estate

If Bridgerton’s ‘Bon Ton’ wanted to take a break from country-estate grandeur and city glamour, did they secretly escape to a little cottage for quiet relaxation?

Established in 1824, Brickendon Estate has some waiting for you to do just that, including the original coachman’s and gardener’s cottages. You’ll love their comfy, old-timey feel, complete with log fires and antique furniture.

There’s lots to explore at this UNESCO World Heritage site near Launceston, where descendants of the original owner still live in the main house. Meet the working farm’s animals, discover old equipment and buildings, including the blacksmith’s workshop and cookhouse, and wander through the gardens, designed in the picturesque style popular in England in the early 19th century.

 

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