Olive's has an airy, uplifting feel set in serene gardens and lawns, with an outlook to the beautiful Tamar River. Just 15 minutes north of Launceston, it is an ideal rural base to explore the food and wine in the northern region of Tasmania.
Olive's Cottage is a former family property. We wanted to keep the property in the family, as it is in such a wonderful spot, with so many fond memories. We use it for family get-togethers. Sharing it with other people from around Australia and the world via a self-contained cottage/B&B seemed a logical step.
Since it opened in 2004, many hundreds of guests have provided wonderful feedback about their stays at Olive's, including statements such as 'the views are some of the best in the world'. And they comment on the peace and quiet, the ambience inside the cottage and the professional attention of the owners and manager. Our gardener keeps the gardens and lawns in meticulous condition.
Olive's Cottage is a truly boutique property. Guests have sole occupancy of the one acre property. There is off-street parking.
It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms (including ensuite in main bedroom). There is a king size bed in the main bedroom and a queen size bed in the second bedroom. All linen is provided along with basic essentials, a first-day breakfast starter, coffee pods, etc. Maximum occupancy is four persons.
Interaction with guests
Our Manager lives not far away. The Welcome Sheet and confirmation email provide contact details.
Other things to note
A detailed email will be sent about your arrival once a booking is confirmed.
Olive’s Cottage is a non-smoking establishment. We do not take children under 12 years of age, however, you may make a request to us in that regard. We do not take any pets.
Guests at Olive’s Cottage must at all times behave in a way that is not anti-social or disruptive to neighbours in any way. In particular, due to local laws, health and safety and insurance issues, Olive’s Cottage is a strictly ‘no party’ property. Guests must leave the property in an acceptable condition.
Robin and I live in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. After university I worked mainly in planning and the environment fields for the Victorian public service. Robin lectured in statistics at Deakin University. We visit Olive's Cottage often, to catch up with our manager and gardener and with the many family members and friends living in the Launceston-Tamar area.