Accommodation in a heritage listed former coaching inn – Longford, Tasmania


Luxury Travel Guide's Traditional Hotel Australia award - The Racecourse Inn, Longford

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.

(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 travellers. Carolyn and Jeff (on … 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

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 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 to explore the Midlands and … Read More

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