Built around 1860, Ben Hyron’s Cottage provides historic accommodation in the heart of George Town, Tasmania.
Up to five guests can enjoy the cosy colonial ambience of Ben Hyron’s Cottage with three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and delightful private garden. The peaceful cottage features an open fireplace made from convict bricks (firewood supplied), many original features and loads of colonial charm.
Ben Hyron’s Cottage is the oldest weatherboard structure remaining in the town. Learn about ex-convict Ben Hyron, who built the cottage. Escape to this historical era, as you sit in the original rooms Ben built and enjoy warmth from an open fire, some Tasmanian cheese and fruit and a glass of world-class Tamar Valley wine.
The cottage is an excellent base to enjoy the many attractions of the Tamar Valley including beaches, wineries, sailing and history. Visit a fairy penguin colony, wander rolling beaches, visit the seahorse farm, the lavender estate and the North-East Wine Trail. Cook up some of the local produce in the fully-equipped kitchen, or simply relax in the extensive garden.
The cottage is situated 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Launceston in one of Australia’s oldest towns, founded in 1804.