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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gingerbread cottage is an old, very old for Australia, cottage. It has modern appliances etc. but retains its aura of the past...low ceiling, cosy feel, wood panels, small windows, decor from a past era. It has a modern cooktop, first rate shower, comfy bed, off road parking etc. If you like modern white new hotel style then this is not...

Thank George600
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's place like this we're out for on our trips and the Gingerbread Cottages are just perfect. From the moment we pushed the bikes into the little courtyard with the apple trees, we knew we would enjoy our stay in the beautifully restored cottage. Too bad we only stayed overnight. Definitely a place where you could spend some time. Local...

Thank TouringCyclists
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Our family recently visited Tasmania for the first time from Queensland and we were looking for a place to stay between Hobart and Cradle Mountain. Our stay in the Apple Tree Cottage was a welcome relief from your standard hotel room experience we had for the balance of our trip. We loved sitting out the back looking at the gardens...

Thank royce1975
GingerbreadCottages, Owner at Westbury Gingerbread Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Troy and Nicole for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and took some time out to enjoy just some of what we offer in Northern Tasmania. All the very best................Amanda

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We 3 came over from New Zealand for a wedding in Westbury and decided to stay here. Cannot fault the stay. It was just like being at home and better! Lovely big home with everything we would want or need. Delicious home baked goodies from our hosts every day! Delicious muffins!! Certainly base yourself here for some great journeys around...

Thank MargR26
GingerbreadCottages, Owner at Westbury Gingerbread Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you MargR26 for your lovely review. We believe we have absolutely the best place to stay in Northern Tassie and we're passionate about it. We do try so hard to ensure all our guests have everything they need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay, from conveniences, to our private communal courtyard and our lovely gardens. To ensure everyone feels...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 2016

What a great place to base ourselves for our tour of this region. We stayed in the Gingerbread cottage 116 years old and furnished in yesteryear memorabilia but with all mod cons. Beautifully decorated. We wanted for nothing. Welcomed with muffins or fruit cake and hot home baked bread. Such a comfortable bed. The simulated wood fire (gas) so welcoming...

Thank Herbie2219
GingerbreadCottages, Owner at Westbury Gingerbread Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Herbie for your kind review. We truly appreciate it when guests do take the time to put a few words together on our accommodation as it's part of our life that we're sharing with our guests. Amanda really enjoys cooking her afternoon treats for our guests. She spends many hours in the kitchen and, as much as possible she...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Lovely, self-contained, cottages. Period decor. Friendly hosts (who bake amazing snacks). We've been coming here for years, and this is where we always stay when we're in the north of Tasmania. Even the drive to Launceston isn't too long.

Thank Evan L
GingerbreadCottages, Owner at Westbury Gingerbread Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. Amanda's cooking is superb !! And it's not just our say-so. She has won "best in show" several years running at the Westbury and Districts local show. Quite a coveted achievement :) Enjoy your travels............Danny

Shellharbour, Australia
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We stayed in Gingerbread cottage - just like my Gran's house I remember from childhood. Delightful. Lovely back porch with seat overlooking the garden. Washing machine and drier were great - though the folding drier placed on the porch, and aired by the wonderful (gas - just press the button) "log" fire worked fine too. Very peaceful and comfortable place,...

Thank Gwennie46
GingerbreadCottages, Owner at Westbury Gingerbread Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Gwennie, Thank you for your kind review. Indeed, you're exactly right that we're a good base for exploring all that Northern Tasmania has to offer. There's just so much to see and do within 45mins of here - it's amazing!! Shadow is a lovely puppy. He's doing very well at puppy preschool and "graduates" next week. So cute :)...

Burnie, Australia
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We were referred here by another accommodation house in Westbury, and found the cottage we were given a delightful 100yr+ property. It had a four poster bed and all the quaintness of an old building. The bed was very comfortable and the gardens surrounding the cottages are lovely. Full kitchen and laundry facilities were in the cottage and it was...

1Thank Ros A
GingerbreadCottages, Owner at Westbury Gingerbread Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Ros Thanks so much for your lovely review. With such busy lives we all lead, we always appreciate it when people take the time to provide feedback to us. It truly helps us continue to grow our business. The four poster bed is a recent purchase that we searched for over a year to find just the right one...

Burleigh Heads, Australia
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to stay it felt we'd gone a 100 years back in time. The cottage was very clean and well maintained. Highly recommended forget what year it is and take up the rooms environment. The room we had included breakfast which was left in the fridge for us to cook in the morning which was good we weren't depended...

1Thank Jeff L
GingerbreadCottages, Owner at Westbury Gingerbread Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Jeff for your kind review. We truly love the olde world charm we have here and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Feel free to drop by for a chat when next you're travelling in Northern Tasmania. Safe travels..................Danny

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Our stay at the Gingerbread cottage evoked fond memories of Grandma's home. The near original 100+ year old cottage is beautifully maintained, clean and well appointed with period fittings and furnishings. The few added mods are tastefully done and complement the whole experience. Ingredients for cooked breakfast (bacon, eggs, tomatoes, fresh bread, plunger coffee etc.) were worth asking for. A...

1Thank Leslie S
GingerbreadCottages, Owner at Westbury Gingerbread Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Leslie Thank you so much for taking the time to review our "little slice" here in Tassie. We truly love greeting guests and showing-off Amanda's home cooking, with her award-winning, home-baked bread (muffins, cakes, slices and more)! Danny spends many hours in the garden, always seeking to perfect the multiple topiary we have on the grounds. When next you're...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Westbury Gingerbread Cottages are a delightful collection of five heritage-listed cottages dating from the 1850's, centrally-located in the historic village of Westbury in northern Tasmania - within easy reach of Launceston airport and the Devonport ferry terminal. All cottages contain their own, individual history and each one offers the convenience of self-catering, with all the mod-cons you'd expect for your stay. Your cottage is styled with period furnishings, in-keeping with the era that the cottages so perfectly represent. Each cottage is appointed with full-kitchen facilities, including cooktop, microwave and full-size fridge; and each one has its own bathroom and laundry facilities, including washing machine and dryer. A digital television, DVD, CD and radio are standard in all our cottages. Explore the inviting spaces your cottage offers, yet take the time to relax and unwind in front of your gas-log fire. The kids aren't forgotten either, with a separate "children's nook" for guests staying in The Old Bakehouse with games, teddy bears and children's books. Or what about staying in the Corner Cottage and taking a relaxing spa. Guests in The Servant's Quarters can enjoy the cosy atmosphere of the fire, while absorbing the atmosphere, seated on their leather lounge or snoozing in the 4-poster bed; while The Gingerbread Cottage offers a relaxing verandah for you to admire your secluded garden; or Apple Tree Cottage with lovely garden of camellias, roses and 5 types of apple trees. The Westbury Gingerbread Cottages offer a central, spacious courtyard and 4-burner BBQ for the exclusive use of our guests. Feel free to pick your selection of seasonal produce from our herb and vegetable gardens in the courtyard, while you relax at the picnic tables, sampling the local wares from your day. For your convenience, we offer off-street parking directly adjacent to the cottages.All our guests enjoy a daily selection of teas and coffees (including plunger coffee) and home-baked "goodies" - which may include fruit cake, muffins or our popular gingerbread men (naturally). There is also an option to add provisions for a full breakfast - bacon, eggs, tomatoes, cereals, juice, home-baked bread, spreads and homemade jams - which will be replenished each day. Discover the delights of Westbury, established in the 1820's as a garrison town and nestled in the Meander Valley at the base of the inspiring Great Western Tiers mountains. Many local attractions can be explored with several self-guided walks - available from our Reception - including the Village Green, Town Common, Westbury Maze, Pearn's Steam World and many historic buildings, such as wood-fired bakery, churches and coach-inns. Take a short drive to local wineries, hand-made Belgian chocolate shoppe, cherry farm, honey farm, raspberry farm, salmon and ginseng farm - all with inviting retail outlets and cafes. For the more adventurous, less than 40min drive-away is are wild-life parks (with Tasmanian Devils), Launceston's famous Cataract Gorge, glow-worm caves, artist studios; and many bush walks, ranging from 1hr to full-day hikes. The Westbury Gingerbread Cottages is the ideal base to explore all that this wonderful region has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Westbury Gingerbread Cottages

Address: 52 William St | Westbury Cottages, Westbury, Tasmania 7303, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Westbury
Price Range: $157 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Westbury Gingerbread Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“several cottages to choose from.”
 of 5 bubbles Gwennie46, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the Gingerbread Cottage if you are a couple wanting to experience old time comforts”
 of 5 bubbles 234leslies, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bakers Cottage great for families”
 of 5 bubbles michellej968, 16 May 2013 | Read review
“Servants Quarters has the King Bed and a quiet court yard to enjoy.”
 of 5 bubbles mistyblue14, 3 May 2012 | Read review
“Gingerbread Cottage is only for two people”
 of 5 bubbles Bern56, 11 May 2011 | Read review
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