Heritage Georgian B&B Accommodation – Longford, Tasmania

Luxury Travel Guide Bed and Breakfast of the year Tasmania award

The Racecourse Inn offers stylish heritage B&B accommodation, with warm country hospitality in historic Longford, one of Tasmania’s oldest villages.   As the perfect base for touring Northern Tasmania, The Racecourse Inn is only 15 minutes from Launceston airport, 20 minutes from the centre of Launceston and one hour from the Spirit of Tasmania terminal in Devonport.

Set in lovely, English style heritage cottage gardens, this beautifully restored Georgian coaching inn was originally named the “Northern Hotel”, then the”Railway Hotel”, and subsequently the “Racecourse Hotel” after the Longford racecourse, Australia’s oldest continuously raced racetrack. With roses trailing over its convict-made bricks, the picture-perfect two-storey Georgian B&B (circa 1838) is steeped in the history of Longford, one of the earliest villages settled in Tasmania (c.1813).  For those interested in history, the building itself contains some rare and unusual architectural features, including one of only two barrel vaulted ceilings in Tasmania.

Our five en-suite guest rooms have been individually furnished with period antiques with the comfort of the traveller in mind.  Upstairs are three delightful attic rooms with dormer windows and sloping timber-lined ceilings, and downstairs two generous bedrooms, including a spacious heritage suite with a king-sized bed and double spa.

Your accommodation includes a full cooked and continental breakfast featuring tasty, locally sourced Tasmanian ingredients, many of them home-grown and hand picked daily from our kitchen garden, chooks and orchard.  Guests may also enjoy our cosy, fully licensed guest lounge and fire.

The Racecourse Inn is only five minutes away from Longford’s main tourist attractions, including two UNESCO World Heritage listed properties, Brickendon Estate and Woolmers Estate (home to the National Rose Garden), and marks the start of Tasmania’s Heritage Highway.

We’re also only a short drive from the Tamar Valley and Northern Tasmanian wine routes, and minutes away from some of the best fly fishing lakes and streams in Australia, including Brumbys Creek, The Macquarie and South Esk Rivers, and Tasmania’s highland lakes.

(03) 6391 2352 or (0409) 886 350

Absolutely Amazing Owners

  We had a short but wonderful stay at the historic Racecourse Inn. The owners, who were always on site, were gracious hosts that made us feel very welcome. The breakfast was a truly amazing experience! I would highly recommend this property!   Posted April 10 John, on Orbitz    

A Gem

Annabelle was an excellent hostess who provided extras that were not expected. Her local knowledge encouraged us to stay an extra night and fully experience the history of Longford.The breakfasts were something to savour with fresh home grown fruits and a full cooked breakfast. Extremely clean premises and one that should be experienced by all ... Read More

Very Special

This b&b is very special. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The hosts were welcoming and helpful. The rooms comfortable. The breakfast was generous and delicious. The inn steeped in history. The garden glorious. Thoroughly recommend. 5/5 Stayed January 2017 K2K62 on TripAdvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g504308-d639377-r451415035-The_Racecourse_Inn-Longford_Tasmania.html#

Outstanding B&B a must when in Longford

Friendly hosts the breakfast was first class, fresh fruit lovely homemade bread and anything cooked you wanted. The gardens are also beautifully maintained and relaxing to sit in. Extras port and quality extras ie, tea biscuits shampoos. 10/10 Lorrainfaye on Booking.com Stayed 3 January 2017

Historic B and B in gorgeous setting (Happy Guesr on Wotif)

Recommend this top B and B, set in picturesque gardens in a peaceful historic village. Our hosts provided superb hospitality from the moment we arrived. Tastefully decorated large rooms, delicious breakfast, helpful information on World Heritage sites, local villages and services made it a very memorable experience. A fantastic place to stay and ideal base ... Read More

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