Accommodation in a heritage listed former coaching inn – Longford, Tasmania
The Racecourse Inn offers stylish heritage B&B accommodation, with warm country hospitality in historic Longford, one of Tasmania’s oldest villages.
Located only 15 minutes from Launceston airport, 20 minutes from the centre of Launceston and one hour from the Spirit of Tasmania terminal in Devonport, The Racecourse Inn is the perfect base for touring Northern Tasmania.
Set in lovely, English style heritage cottage gardens, this beautifully restored Georgian coaching inn features five en-suite guest rooms , individually furnished with period antiques. 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 bath.
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, licensed guest lounge and fire.
This beautiful building was originally the “Northern Hotel”, renamed the”Railway Hotel”, and subsequently the “Racecourse Hotel” after the Longford racecourse, Australia’s oldest continuously raced track. With roses trailing over its convict-made bricks, the picture-perfect two-storey Georgian B&B (built 1860) 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.
We are 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 a short drive from the Tamar Valley and Northern Tasmanian wine routes, and 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.