Testimonials

This is a Jane Austen type of experience

This is a Jane Austen type of experience, words from an Austen fan. And don’t miss the little black lambs and chicken in the backyard. I came in the rose season and there couldn’t be a even more beautiful place to stay in. And the hospitality was just so welcoming. Definitely highly recommended!

Jessica L. (Hong Kong) – instant feedback from Expedia 

23 November 2017

Jessica L.

A role model for B&Bs!

Everything was superb. Warm,considerate hosts, sumptuous breakfast, tastefully decorated room. Great attention given to detail.

Claudia, Booking.com

25 June 2017

Perfect accomodation! Gracious and friendly host! Great atmosphere!

We had an extremely comfy stay at the Racecourse Inn. From the moment we arrived, Annabelle afforded us every assistance and information with grace and care. The rooms were lovely and the furnishings fitting with the style of such a lovely place. The morning breakfast was nothing short of sumptuous and delicious with local fare and home-grown produce included in the menu. We will definitely be back to spend some more time at the Racecourse Inn 🙂

DeBerenger P., Booking.com 23 July 2017

Oh wow, what a beautiful special place to stay.

Oh wow, what a beautiful special place to stay. I would recommend The Racecourse Inn to anyone looking for a special place for the weekend or longer. Everything was perfect.

Marie M., message on Facebook

24 July 2017

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 Wotif), stayed February 2017

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 to explore the Midlands and only 20 minutes to the airport. 5/5

Stayed December 2016

Perfection Plus

Beautiful, relaxing and very welcoming. Thank you to Annabelle and Richard for sharing their lovely home. Love the tea cups and the homemade jams! Highly recommend it as we will definitely be coming back.

Yasemin (on Booking.com).

Stayed December 2016

 

Spoilt Rotten in Beautiful Surroundings

Our favourite place ever! What’s not to like? Sumptuous luxury, our lovely hosts Annabelle & Richard (and Delphine the cat) made us so welcome, gardens to die for, breakfast like no other. We came for a family wedding but we will certainly come back to the Racecourse, loved it!

Mary and Paul (on Booking.com)

Stayed November 2016

Five Star B&B

Superb property in lovely surroundings. High quality in every way, there was nothing to find fault with. Our hostess Annabel made sure all needs were catered for I a friendly but unobtrusive fashion. Breakfast was outstanding, from the fresh berries and lovely muesli, to free range eggs cooked as you prefer, fabulous home made marmalade and jams. Anyone who could find fault with this property is very hard to please.

Shelley (on Booking.com).

Stayed December 2016

Patricia P. (via Facebook)

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay – it was the most amazing way to end our holiday in Tasmania. We had the best time and totally enjoyed meeting you and your guests. We can’t recommend your gorgeous place highly enough ! Thank you Annabelle and Richard

Stayed 22 November 2016

A magical, unique stay.

5/5  I cannot sing the praises of this home highly enough. From the minute we drove into the stunning garden to the comfy log fire wine sipping it was stunning. We loved Delphine the cat almost as much as our friendly, hospitable hosts. It needs nothing else…perfection in every way.

Pauline F. (on TripAdvisor)

Stayed 12 November 2016

Jagberg (on TripAdvisor)

5/5 “Quiet location and a great place to stay.  The rooms are quietly located away from the common areas and were large. The bathroom was modern and clean. The rooms had blackout blinds that kept the light out in the mornings.

The breakfast offered was really good. The poached eggs were the best I’ve had. They offered a full cooked breakfast, nice bread choices and cereals.

If I had known more about the place I stayed in Launceston I would have rather stayed here and drive in there.

The host was really friendly and helpful.”

Stayed October 2016

Silvia (on Booking.com)

10/10 “While researching my family history, what a beautiful place to stay. Lovely room, beautifully decorated. Hearty breakfast by the open fire. A freshly baked slice of cake delivered to my room at afternoon teatime was a pleasant surprise. Warm and welcoming hosts. Thanks so much for a lovely stay.”

Stayed 11 October 2016

Phil (on Booking.com)

10/10 “Our hosts were friendly, and willing to go that extra mile to help us with our travels. They even gave us a bucket and hot sudsy water to wash our hire car! Breakfasts were wonderful. I’ve never had such a hot (temperature) omelette!”

Stayed October 17 2016

BrisbaneAlison (on TripAdvisor)

“Just Perfect”! 5/5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the The Racecourse Inn. I cannot fault anything at all – it is an outstanding and beautiful place. The welcome from Annabelle and Richard was so warm and helpful and they are very knowledgeable about a wide range of interesting topics; the room was delightful and comfortable and decorated with fresh flowers; the breakfast was delicious and thoughtful (agree with the Bircher muesli recommendation but the cooked breakfast was lovely too!); and the house and garden just gorgeous! I can’t wait to visit again. Racecourse Inn is a fabulous haven.

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple

Karen (on TripAdvisor)

“Beautiful B&B in rural Tasmania”.

The Racecourse Inn is a charming B&B in Longford, Tasmania. The premises are beautifully decorated in period style. Our room was very comfortable, with nice touches like port and sweets. Breakfast is served in the dining room before the wood heater. Breakfasts are large with ingredients from the hotel garden. The Bircher muesli is highly recommended. The owners are friendly and full of good advice on how to make the most of the region.

Karen W, Melbourne, Australia.  Stayed September 2016

Russell (on Booking.com)

Delightful, beautiful and exceeded our expectations.  Fit for royalty!

10/10 “The breakfast table was set so beautifully we thought it couldn’t possibly be for us- it was! We were treated like royalty! The rooms we so warm & elegant. Home made slice on arrival with a freshly brewed tea was amazing.”

Stayed September 28 2016

Joanna (on Booking.com)

The house is beautifully renovated with a very skilled artistic eye, perfectly arranged flowers adorn every room and tasteful artwork hangs throughout (including the owners own exquisite work). Every tiny detail is attended to including the cutest hot water bottles I’ve ever seen.
The rooms are warm & comfortable and the shower has great pressure (a personal bugbear). The best tasting scrambled eggs I’ve ever had straight from the chickens that morning. We felt like part of the family and I’m planning my next trip to Tassie around The Racecourse Inn. I absolutely cannot recommend this highly enough. Do yourself a favour and stay here.

Stayed 15 Sept. 2016

Alison V. (on Facebook)

“We ejoyed the last evening of a three week Tasmanian holiday at this wonderful B&B. Thanks to the delightful hosts, Annabel and Richard for the welcome and the best breakfast setting imaginable. I would describe breakfast as high tea with chia! The little pearl spoons on the saucers were the ultimate touch of glam with elegant service. You are wonderful ambassadors for a beautiful Island. Tasmania the holiday seductress! Sending a cuddle to Delphine too!”

Posted on Facebook 22 Sept. 2016 – stayed 14 Sept. 2016

Trevor (on Expedia)

5/5 “A wonderful stay, this is not the first time nor the last”
Great people, the most lovely breakfast. This is a gem of a place to stay.

Posted 23 July 2016

Glenn (via email).

“Great choice of accommodation.
That place is awesome. I could go on and on.
But the place was fantastic in every aspect.
The  breakfast was amazing as was the hosts.
Definitely stay their again.”

Stayed July 18-20

Christine (on Booking.com)

“Delightful Stay”. 10/10. Beautifully furnished. Really thoughtful extras like fresh flowers in our rooms.
The host and hostess were helpful and friendly without being intrusive.
Breakfast, with the roaring fire and pretty antique crockery was something quite special.

Christine on Booking.com. Stayed 13 July 2016

Christine

Annemieke (on Booking.com)

10/10 “The warm welcome from hosts Annabelle and Richard was a lovely surprise. It’s the first time we’ve stayed in a B&B, so not sure what to expect. A delightfully decorated room with lots of little extras. Breakfast was delicious. Unfortunately we didn’t spend long enough there, so we will make it our first stopover next time we visit Tasmania and stay for a few days.”

Stayed May 2016

Annemieke

Norm (on Booking.com)

10/10 “This property is world class with very interesting & helpful hosts & a breakfast that is second to none. Hard to fault.”

20 June 2016

Norm and Georgie

Magpiegirl036 (on TripAdvisor)

5/5 “Wonderful stay”. What a fantastic bed and breakfast. Arrived a bit early and was able to drop our bags and go exploring. Annabelle was very knowledgeable of the local area. We came down to the guest’s lounge room to soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful building. Fresh pots of tea and coffee were made as we talked about the history of the building. Our room was warm and comfortable. Breakfast (hot and cold) was served in beautiful china. Delphine, the house cat, was a welcoming hostess as well.

Stayed May 2016

Ng-Cline (on TripAdvisor)

“Kind” – Stayed four nights, freshly brewed every morning in the breakfast, plus a cup of coffee with thick toast. Perfect start! Come back at night, looked up the sky starry sky. Garden plants gives a warm feeling of home!

Stayed May 2016 (from Hong Kong)
From TripAdvisor

Magnificent B&B

The rooms were opulent,decor to die for, an inviting open fire in the dining room…….just beautiful. And then there was breakfast mmmmmm

Johanna, on Booking.com  17 April  2016

Exceptional

Everything. A beautiful restored historic building turned into a gem of a B&B filled with elegant old world charms (including a roaring fire in the dining room famous for its barrel ceiling) with touches of fresh flowers and fruit everywhere. I have never come across a B&B where I have been so relaxed, comfortable and looked after. Both Annabelle and Richard, who are responsible for this paradise, turned my stay of two weeks into an unforgettable happy memory. By the way, both are wizards in the kitchen department as well with Richard’s cooked breakast becoming a signature dish.

10/10 on Booking.com 17 April 2016

Petri

Rita B. (on TripAdvisor)

“Somewhere very special” 5/5

The Racecourse Inn, Longford, is an absolutely gorgeous place to stay. The owners are lovely and friendly. The rooms are beautiful, clean and well furnished. Beds are very comfortable. Breakfast is delight.

Hosts Richard and Annabelle couldn’t have been more helpful or accommodating during our 5 day stay. And they love to share their knowledge of the country. The beautiful heritage building has been lovingly restored and was a delight to come back to at the end of a day. Their cottage garden is a joy during late summer evenings.

In truth, it’s Delphine that ensures the very high standards are maintained. Go there, meet her and you’ll understand why. We would love to go back there again.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Racecourse Inn.
Mike and Rita

Room Tip: Corner room upstairs is perfect

Stayed March 2016, travelled as a couple

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g504308-d639377-r356610964-The_Racecourse_Inn-Longford_Tasmania.html#

Hazel (on TripAdvisor)

“What a great place”.  We stayed here for one night wanting somewhere close to the airport. It is such a special place and I cannot recommend it enough. It is a beautiful and important historic house with a great atmosphere and the owners make you feel very welcome. There are many touches which add to the experience of staying to make it memorable.
The breakfast was also of a very high quality with home made meusli and locally sourced ingredients.

Stayed February 2016, travelled as a couple

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g504308-d639377-r351345580-The_Racecourse_Inn-Longford_Tasmania.html#

chrishayward (on TripAdvisor)

“Brilliant! Beautiful Georgian Home”

5/5. We only stayed here on night on our travels. What an amazing, beautifully restored Georgian Home. It has an ambiance all of its own. Annabelle and Richard have done a wonderful job. The rooms are lovely, bed really comfortable, the house has a lovely feel about it. Lovely big bathroom also tea & coffee facilities. We were also greeted by Delphine the cat, such a talker. In your room is the history of the house its very interesting. The breakfast was wonderful, the garden is great to explore, lots of birds also look in on the chickens. We will certainly return to Longford and this beautiful warm home.

Stayed January 2016

Delphine (on TripAdvisor)

“Fabulous” 5/5

We couldn’t fault anything. Annabelle & Richard were the perfect host, the place was spotless with fresh flowers from the garden through out this lovely Georgian home.
It was very nice to see how much they cared for our family. Breakfast was lovely with fresh produce from the local farm. Highly recommended.
Delphine (just like your cat 🙂

  • Stayed January 2016, travelled with family

Chris H. (on TripAdvisor)

“Brilliant.  Beautiful Georgian Home.”

We only stayed here on night on our travels. What an amazing, beautifully restored Georgian Home. It has an ambiance all of its own. Annabelle and Richard have done a wonderful job. The rooms are lovely, bed really comfortable, the house has a lovely feel about it. Lovely big bathroom also tea & coffee facilities. We were also greeted by Delphine the cat, such a talker. In your room is the history of the house its very interesting. The breakfast was wonderful, the garden is great to explore, lots of birds also look in on the chickens. We will certainly return to Longford and this beautiful warm home.

Stayed 5 January 2016

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g504308-d639377-r341345470-The_Racecourse_Inn-Longford_Tasmania.html#

Sverker G. (on Expedia)

Absolutely stunning setting! The host couple’s care in a historic setting makes the experience is among the best if not the best you / you can get!

Stayed Nov 2015

Marta and Tom (on Expedia)

“The charming country stay we dreamed about”

We loved our stay at The Racecourse Inn- full of charm and surprises. We were greeted warmly by Annabel (who also created a lot of the beautiful art on the walls). We were only there for one night but it felt like coming home. Beyond a good room with everything you need, there were so many touches which made the stay such a delightful experience. From the fresh picked berries from the garden at breakfast, to the carafe of port in the room, the elegant decor, the lush garden vistas, historical notes in the room, and the simple things like Annabel greeting us by first name in the morning – our time there was one of the highlights of the trip to Tasmania. Definitely recommended.

Stayed December 2015

KeenPhotographer-11 (on TripAdvisor)

“A Special Treat”

Highly recommended.
A very comfortable bedroom and king size bed with a table and sitting chairs and our room came with a spa bath. Very friendly and helpful owners. A cooked to order hot breakfast. Free in room fast wi-fi. Interesting old house / hotel and gardens with photogenic flowers and bumble bees. Worth seeking out and well worth the asking price. After nights in standard motel rooms our night here was a treat.

Stayed December 2015, travelled as a couple

“Welcome” – Harold H. (on Booking.com)

Absolutely the loveliest room with a wonderful mix of the old and modern.  Annabelle greeted us warmly and made us feel very welcome.  Even the driving instruction to the airport were spot on.

Harold (Michael) and Isobel – Stayed Nov. 2015

Harold (Michael)

50th Birthday Classy Celebration – Sandie P. (on TripAdvisor)

I don’t even know where to start but to congratulate Annabelle on her beautiful B&B! She went over & above all our expectations for my Birthday! Champagne, cheese & biscuits, port, lollies. The breakfast in the morning was so delicious – stewed fruits and yogurt, followed by a cooked breakfast, with tea in fine bone china cups. Honestly – everything was perfect! Thank you x

Sandie P. (on TripAdvisor)
November 2015

Sandie P.

Jenny M. (on Booking.com)

Loved the breakfast experience. Wood fire, brekkie beautifully presented and gorgeous teacups. It’s the little touches…

23 November 2015

Kris G., (on TripAdvisor)

Your hosts Annabel and Richard just the perfect hosts, beautiful Georgian house with all the amenities including a beautiful garden. A very relaxing weekend. Family stayed for a wedding in nearby garden. Racecourse Inn was also a perfect place to visit nearby gardens and heritage houses. Annabel”s attention to the little things made the experience special, fresh flowers in the room along with port for a night cap. Home made jams and eggs supplied by the gorgeous chooks. what more could you ask for.

Stayed October 2015, travelled with family

“Wonderful”- Joy H. (via TripAdvisor – Nov 2015)

“Wonderful”.  We had the pleasure of spending a week in this lovely place, staying for our daughter’s wedding nearby. Annabelle and Richard were wonderful hosts, ensuring that everyone’s needs were met, from my elderly dad to our 6 week old granddaughter, and the bride and her attendants on the day of the wedding. The rooms are charming, the garden gorgeous, the breakfast excellent. It became a home away from home. The small touches of fresh flowers, port in the rooms etc were an added bonus. Thanks, Annabelle and Richard for making this special time all the more memorable.

Stayed November 2015, travelled with family

Joy

Beth C. on Booking.com (stayed 17 Oct. 2015)

10/10  Excellent property, great amenities, lots of variety for breakfast, felt as if I was in another world. Fantastic garden – Thanks Annabelle & Richard

On Booking.com (stayed 17 Oct 2015)

Beth C.

Hightea9 (on Tripadvisor) “Just lovely”

We stayed here for just 2 nights but would have stayed longer! The Inn has a lovely atmosphere which has been created by the fabulous host, Annabelle. The attention to details such as fresh flowers in the rooms and on the breakfast table were lovely touches as are the sweets in the a little jar in your room and the lovely selection of biscuits. The rooms are spotlessly clean and very cosy. The place is full of character features and this all helps to make your stay a wonderful experience. The breakfast was just lovely too. I would thoroughly recommend this place and wish both Annabelle and Richard every success.

  • Stayed October 2015, travelled as a couple

Andrew J., SA (on Booking.com)

10/10 – ‘Very comfortable. Great hosts.’

Veronica E., NSW (on Booking.com)

10/10 – ‘Very welcoming and friendly hosts. Beautiful home with history and character. Delicious breakfast.’

Sharon (on Booking.com)

“All good”. The pillows were lovely – latex, like I have at home. Woollen blankets, rather than polyester which you find in many places these days. Good sized room. Double glazing so despite being on the main route through town, it wasn’t noisy at all. Excellent breakfast, cooked to order. And if you are lucky, you will be befriended by the resident cat. 🙂

Angela (on Booking.com)

10/10 –  Loved absolutely everything! The room was immaculate. Very clean and comfortable and warm. All the little extras was beautiful. From the little jar of jellybeans and jar of biscuits. The furniture matched wonderfully and the bed was very comfortable. It was so nice the next morning to get up to breakfast being cooked for me and the wide variety of cereal and fruits along with the home made jams for your toast. Such a lovely atmosphere to have breakfast with a beautiful big fire in a nice bright sun filled dining/ lounge room. We will definitely be back again

Heather L. on TripAdvisor

“Charming – a lovely place to stay”

We enjoyed a great evening at the Race Course Inn, Annabel and Richard were warm and friendly hosts. The Inn itself was delightful – rooms great and the food presented and cooked with great care. Conveniently close to Launceston Airport and proved a great spot to start our Tassie holiday

  • Stayed August 2015, travelled as a couple

Jodi (on Booking.com)

10/10 “Fantastic hospitality, genuine interest in our sport”.

Lavandula174 (on Tripadvisor)

“Warm Hospitality”. We stayed at the Racecourse Inn in Longford (near Launceston) for three nights in June. It is a beautiful old Georgian house with period furniture. The inn is a good launch pad to visit nearby Brickendon (a working farm established in colonial times and originally run with convict labour) and historic Woolmers, which is a world heritage site similar to Brickendon, with a wonderful café. We also visited the Evandale Markets, which are held on Sunday mornings, which has bric-a-brac alongside the freshest vegetables you’re ever likely to see. There is artwork displayed on the walls of the inn by our host Annabelle, who has great artistic talent, and also some artwork from the local gallery in Longford depicting the fascinating Tarkine region. We slept in the Red Room, which is a medium-to-large room and it was perfect for us. It was a cold stretch (there was frost for most of the day and the thermometer got down to -5°C overnight) but we were toasty warm because the inn has a fireplace in the dining room and heating throughout. Our room had reverse cycle air conditioning, and there were spare blankets and a doona in the cupboard, if you need it.

Every morning we were treated to a fantastic breakfast. The hosts Annabelle and Richard put out a continental breakfast with yoghurt, cereals, three different kinds of stewed fruits (a changing palette, but for example, raspberries from the raspberry farm at the end of the road, apples from their own garden in the summer months, plus their own rhubarb), home-made jams and if you so desire, a wonderful full cooked breakfast prepared by Richard, with very yellow Racecourse Inn eggs. You can even meet the chickens and get to know them by name!

The hosts also treated us to a glass of wine in the evening when we arrived and it was a pleasure to engage with two very interesting individuals and relax by the fireside. On one evening we also had the opportunity to meet the other guests and mingle and that was very enjoyable because everyone has a different tourist experience.

Although we were there for three nights I don’t feel I have explored enough of the region yet and so we will definitely be back to visit the Racecourse Inn again.

Room Tip: We saw the different rooms and they were all charming.

Stayed June 2015, travelled as a couple

Shaun (on Booking.com)

“Exceptional”.  the friendly atmosphere of my hosts.  10/10

Rhonda (on Booking.com)

“What a great time we had”.  Hospitalibity, made feel very welcome, wonderful hosts and a breakfast you would die for.  10/10

Christine (on Booking.com)

Many thanks to Annabelle and Richard for their very warm welcome! We felt like one of the family. Comfy room, log fire, tasty, home cooked breakfast and very relaxing atmosphere in this historic inn. Highly recommended!  10/10

Shayne Neal

Hi Richard & Anabelle,

I just wanted to write and thank you ever so much for a wonderful stay. We all had a ball staying with you and were ever so touched that you found some time to make it to the paddock and to the presentation evening. (National Ploughing Championships at Cressy).

Ruth (on Booking.com)

The building is wonderful. Simple elegance springs to mind. The owners friendly and helpful. Little things that you just don’t find elsewhere are everywhere. I would recommend staying at The Racecourse Inn a thousand time over.

Ruth

Kathryn H. (on Tripadvisor)

We stayed at the Racecourse Inn, primarily because of proximity to AgFest and we also wanted an historical B & B experience. This lovely B & B was an old coaching inn, kept true to character and with a wonderful history behind it, even a ghost! The rooms was gorgeous with a beautiful queen sized bed, antique furniture and heavy drapes and well appointed with an ensuite, TV and tea making facilities. Our hosts Richard and Annabel had only taken oven five weeks previously but have quickly developed a passion for the old house and the surrounding countryside. They are extremely hospitable, interesting conversationalists and good cooks. We opted to have dinner there as it was very reasonably priced. We relaxed on the comfy leather sofas in front of the fire with a drink and then dinner was served – silver service all the way. The next day we went to the Evandale markets which are only five minutes away and then explored Woolmers Estate which made a lovely day. We highly recommend the Racecourse Inn for a weekend or a week away. It is close to Launceston or a very easy drive from Hobart and there is plenty to do and see in the area.

Kathryn H.

Merelyn C.

Dear Annabelle,

Thank you so much for the perfect two days we enjoyed at the Racecourse Inn this past weekend.  We loved everything about our stay from your warm and inviting greeting on our arrival, the glorious building with such history and character, our lovely rooms and the fabulous breakfast in front of the fire in the cosy dining room.   Your garden and orchard are lovely to wander in and we loved eating the cooked fruit from your trees.  We will happily recommend the Inn to all we speak to and look forward to returning ourselves in the not too distant future.

Thanks again.

Warm regards,

Merelyn and Chris Costello

Merelyn Costello

This is a Jane Austen type of experience

This is a Jane Austen type of experience, words from an Austen fan. And don’t miss the little black lambs and chicken in the backyard. I came in the rose season and there couldn’t be a even more beautiful place to stay in. And the hospitality was just so welcoming. Definitely highly recommended!

Jessica L. (Hong Kong) – instant feedback from Expedia 

23 November 2017

Jessica L.

A role model for B&Bs!

Everything was superb. Warm,considerate hosts, sumptuous breakfast, tastefully decorated room. Great attention given to detail.

Claudia, Booking.com

25 June 2017

Perfect accomodation! Gracious and friendly host! Great atmosphere!

We had an extremely comfy stay at the Racecourse Inn. From the moment we arrived, Annabelle afforded us every assistance and information with grace and care. The rooms were lovely and the furnishings fitting with the style of such a lovely place. The morning breakfast was nothing short of sumptuous and delicious with local fare and home-grown produce included in the menu. We will definitely be back to spend some more time at the Racecourse Inn 🙂

DeBerenger P., Booking.com 23 July 2017

Oh wow, what a beautiful special place to stay.

Oh wow, what a beautiful special place to stay. I would recommend The Racecourse Inn to anyone looking for a special place for the weekend or longer. Everything was perfect.

Marie M., message on Facebook

24 July 2017

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 Wotif), stayed February 2017

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 to explore the Midlands and only 20 minutes to the airport. 5/5

Stayed December 2016

Perfection Plus

Beautiful, relaxing and very welcoming. Thank you to Annabelle and Richard for sharing their lovely home. Love the tea cups and the homemade jams! Highly recommend it as we will definitely be coming back.

Yasemin (on Booking.com).

Stayed December 2016

 

Spoilt Rotten in Beautiful Surroundings

Our favourite place ever! What’s not to like? Sumptuous luxury, our lovely hosts Annabelle & Richard (and Delphine the cat) made us so welcome, gardens to die for, breakfast like no other. We came for a family wedding but we will certainly come back to the Racecourse, loved it!

Mary and Paul (on Booking.com)

Stayed November 2016

Five Star B&B

Superb property in lovely surroundings. High quality in every way, there was nothing to find fault with. Our hostess Annabel made sure all needs were catered for I a friendly but unobtrusive fashion. Breakfast was outstanding, from the fresh berries and lovely muesli, to free range eggs cooked as you prefer, fabulous home made marmalade and jams. Anyone who could find fault with this property is very hard to please.

Shelley (on Booking.com).

Stayed December 2016

Patricia P. (via Facebook)

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay – it was the most amazing way to end our holiday in Tasmania. We had the best time and totally enjoyed meeting you and your guests. We can’t recommend your gorgeous place highly enough ! Thank you Annabelle and Richard

Stayed 22 November 2016

A magical, unique stay.

5/5  I cannot sing the praises of this home highly enough. From the minute we drove into the stunning garden to the comfy log fire wine sipping it was stunning. We loved Delphine the cat almost as much as our friendly, hospitable hosts. It needs nothing else…perfection in every way.

Pauline F. (on TripAdvisor)

Stayed 12 November 2016

Jagberg (on TripAdvisor)

5/5 “Quiet location and a great place to stay.  The rooms are quietly located away from the common areas and were large. The bathroom was modern and clean. The rooms had blackout blinds that kept the light out in the mornings.

The breakfast offered was really good. The poached eggs were the best I’ve had. They offered a full cooked breakfast, nice bread choices and cereals.

If I had known more about the place I stayed in Launceston I would have rather stayed here and drive in there.

The host was really friendly and helpful.”

Stayed October 2016

Silvia (on Booking.com)

10/10 “While researching my family history, what a beautiful place to stay. Lovely room, beautifully decorated. Hearty breakfast by the open fire. A freshly baked slice of cake delivered to my room at afternoon teatime was a pleasant surprise. Warm and welcoming hosts. Thanks so much for a lovely stay.”

Stayed 11 October 2016

Phil (on Booking.com)

10/10 “Our hosts were friendly, and willing to go that extra mile to help us with our travels. They even gave us a bucket and hot sudsy water to wash our hire car! Breakfasts were wonderful. I’ve never had such a hot (temperature) omelette!”

Stayed October 17 2016

BrisbaneAlison (on TripAdvisor)

“Just Perfect”! 5/5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the The Racecourse Inn. I cannot fault anything at all – it is an outstanding and beautiful place. The welcome from Annabelle and Richard was so warm and helpful and they are very knowledgeable about a wide range of interesting topics; the room was delightful and comfortable and decorated with fresh flowers; the breakfast was delicious and thoughtful (agree with the Bircher muesli recommendation but the cooked breakfast was lovely too!); and the house and garden just gorgeous! I can’t wait to visit again. Racecourse Inn is a fabulous haven.

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple

Karen (on TripAdvisor)

“Beautiful B&B in rural Tasmania”.

The Racecourse Inn is a charming B&B in Longford, Tasmania. The premises are beautifully decorated in period style. Our room was very comfortable, with nice touches like port and sweets. Breakfast is served in the dining room before the wood heater. Breakfasts are large with ingredients from the hotel garden. The Bircher muesli is highly recommended. The owners are friendly and full of good advice on how to make the most of the region.

Karen W, Melbourne, Australia.  Stayed September 2016

Russell (on Booking.com)

Delightful, beautiful and exceeded our expectations.  Fit for royalty!

10/10 “The breakfast table was set so beautifully we thought it couldn’t possibly be for us- it was! We were treated like royalty! The rooms we so warm & elegant. Home made slice on arrival with a freshly brewed tea was amazing.”

Stayed September 28 2016

Joanna (on Booking.com)

The house is beautifully renovated with a very skilled artistic eye, perfectly arranged flowers adorn every room and tasteful artwork hangs throughout (including the owners own exquisite work). Every tiny detail is attended to including the cutest hot water bottles I’ve ever seen.
The rooms are warm & comfortable and the shower has great pressure (a personal bugbear). The best tasting scrambled eggs I’ve ever had straight from the chickens that morning. We felt like part of the family and I’m planning my next trip to Tassie around The Racecourse Inn. I absolutely cannot recommend this highly enough. Do yourself a favour and stay here.

Stayed 15 Sept. 2016

Alison V. (on Facebook)

“We ejoyed the last evening of a three week Tasmanian holiday at this wonderful B&B. Thanks to the delightful hosts, Annabel and Richard for the welcome and the best breakfast setting imaginable. I would describe breakfast as high tea with chia! The little pearl spoons on the saucers were the ultimate touch of glam with elegant service. You are wonderful ambassadors for a beautiful Island. Tasmania the holiday seductress! Sending a cuddle to Delphine too!”

Posted on Facebook 22 Sept. 2016 – stayed 14 Sept. 2016

Trevor (on Expedia)

5/5 “A wonderful stay, this is not the first time nor the last”
Great people, the most lovely breakfast. This is a gem of a place to stay.

Posted 23 July 2016

Glenn (via email).

“Great choice of accommodation.
That place is awesome. I could go on and on.
But the place was fantastic in every aspect.
The  breakfast was amazing as was the hosts.
Definitely stay their again.”

Stayed July 18-20

Christine (on Booking.com)

“Delightful Stay”. 10/10. Beautifully furnished. Really thoughtful extras like fresh flowers in our rooms.
The host and hostess were helpful and friendly without being intrusive.
Breakfast, with the roaring fire and pretty antique crockery was something quite special.

Christine on Booking.com. Stayed 13 July 2016

Christine

Annemieke (on Booking.com)

10/10 “The warm welcome from hosts Annabelle and Richard was a lovely surprise. It’s the first time we’ve stayed in a B&B, so not sure what to expect. A delightfully decorated room with lots of little extras. Breakfast was delicious. Unfortunately we didn’t spend long enough there, so we will make it our first stopover next time we visit Tasmania and stay for a few days.”

Stayed May 2016

Annemieke

Norm (on Booking.com)

10/10 “This property is world class with very interesting & helpful hosts & a breakfast that is second to none. Hard to fault.”

20 June 2016

Norm and Georgie

Magpiegirl036 (on TripAdvisor)

5/5 “Wonderful stay”. What a fantastic bed and breakfast. Arrived a bit early and was able to drop our bags and go exploring. Annabelle was very knowledgeable of the local area. We came down to the guest’s lounge room to soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful building. Fresh pots of tea and coffee were made as we talked about the history of the building. Our room was warm and comfortable. Breakfast (hot and cold) was served in beautiful china. Delphine, the house cat, was a welcoming hostess as well.

Stayed May 2016

Ng-Cline (on TripAdvisor)

“Kind” – Stayed four nights, freshly brewed every morning in the breakfast, plus a cup of coffee with thick toast. Perfect start! Come back at night, looked up the sky starry sky. Garden plants gives a warm feeling of home!

Stayed May 2016 (from Hong Kong)
From TripAdvisor

Magnificent B&B

The rooms were opulent,decor to die for, an inviting open fire in the dining room…….just beautiful. And then there was breakfast mmmmmm

Johanna, on Booking.com  17 April  2016

Exceptional

Everything. A beautiful restored historic building turned into a gem of a B&B filled with elegant old world charms (including a roaring fire in the dining room famous for its barrel ceiling) with touches of fresh flowers and fruit everywhere. I have never come across a B&B where I have been so relaxed, comfortable and looked after. Both Annabelle and Richard, who are responsible for this paradise, turned my stay of two weeks into an unforgettable happy memory. By the way, both are wizards in the kitchen department as well with Richard’s cooked breakast becoming a signature dish.

10/10 on Booking.com 17 April 2016

Petri

Rita B. (on TripAdvisor)

“Somewhere very special” 5/5

The Racecourse Inn, Longford, is an absolutely gorgeous place to stay. The owners are lovely and friendly. The rooms are beautiful, clean and well furnished. Beds are very comfortable. Breakfast is delight.

Hosts Richard and Annabelle couldn’t have been more helpful or accommodating during our 5 day stay. And they love to share their knowledge of the country. The beautiful heritage building has been lovingly restored and was a delight to come back to at the end of a day. Their cottage garden is a joy during late summer evenings.

In truth, it’s Delphine that ensures the very high standards are maintained. Go there, meet her and you’ll understand why. We would love to go back there again.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Racecourse Inn.
Mike and Rita

Room Tip: Corner room upstairs is perfect

Stayed March 2016, travelled as a couple

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g504308-d639377-r356610964-The_Racecourse_Inn-Longford_Tasmania.html#

Hazel (on TripAdvisor)

“What a great place”.  We stayed here for one night wanting somewhere close to the airport. It is such a special place and I cannot recommend it enough. It is a beautiful and important historic house with a great atmosphere and the owners make you feel very welcome. There are many touches which add to the experience of staying to make it memorable.
The breakfast was also of a very high quality with home made meusli and locally sourced ingredients.

Stayed February 2016, travelled as a couple

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g504308-d639377-r351345580-The_Racecourse_Inn-Longford_Tasmania.html#

chrishayward (on TripAdvisor)

“Brilliant! Beautiful Georgian Home”

5/5. We only stayed here on night on our travels. What an amazing, beautifully restored Georgian Home. It has an ambiance all of its own. Annabelle and Richard have done a wonderful job. The rooms are lovely, bed really comfortable, the house has a lovely feel about it. Lovely big bathroom also tea & coffee facilities. We were also greeted by Delphine the cat, such a talker. In your room is the history of the house its very interesting. The breakfast was wonderful, the garden is great to explore, lots of birds also look in on the chickens. We will certainly return to Longford and this beautiful warm home.

Stayed January 2016

Delphine (on TripAdvisor)

“Fabulous” 5/5

We couldn’t fault anything. Annabelle & Richard were the perfect host, the place was spotless with fresh flowers from the garden through out this lovely Georgian home.
It was very nice to see how much they cared for our family. Breakfast was lovely with fresh produce from the local farm. Highly recommended.
Delphine (just like your cat 🙂

  • Stayed January 2016, travelled with family

Chris H. (on TripAdvisor)

“Brilliant.  Beautiful Georgian Home.”

We only stayed here on night on our travels. What an amazing, beautifully restored Georgian Home. It has an ambiance all of its own. Annabelle and Richard have done a wonderful job. The rooms are lovely, bed really comfortable, the house has a lovely feel about it. Lovely big bathroom also tea & coffee facilities. We were also greeted by Delphine the cat, such a talker. In your room is the history of the house its very interesting. The breakfast was wonderful, the garden is great to explore, lots of birds also look in on the chickens. We will certainly return to Longford and this beautiful warm home.

Stayed 5 January 2016

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g504308-d639377-r341345470-The_Racecourse_Inn-Longford_Tasmania.html#

Sverker G. (on Expedia)

Absolutely stunning setting! The host couple’s care in a historic setting makes the experience is among the best if not the best you / you can get!

Stayed Nov 2015

Marta and Tom (on Expedia)

“The charming country stay we dreamed about”

We loved our stay at The Racecourse Inn- full of charm and surprises. We were greeted warmly by Annabel (who also created a lot of the beautiful art on the walls). We were only there for one night but it felt like coming home. Beyond a good room with everything you need, there were so many touches which made the stay such a delightful experience. From the fresh picked berries from the garden at breakfast, to the carafe of port in the room, the elegant decor, the lush garden vistas, historical notes in the room, and the simple things like Annabel greeting us by first name in the morning – our time there was one of the highlights of the trip to Tasmania. Definitely recommended.

Stayed December 2015

KeenPhotographer-11 (on TripAdvisor)

“A Special Treat”

Highly recommended.
A very comfortable bedroom and king size bed with a table and sitting chairs and our room came with a spa bath. Very friendly and helpful owners. A cooked to order hot breakfast. Free in room fast wi-fi. Interesting old house / hotel and gardens with photogenic flowers and bumble bees. Worth seeking out and well worth the asking price. After nights in standard motel rooms our night here was a treat.

Stayed December 2015, travelled as a couple

“Welcome” – Harold H. (on Booking.com)

Absolutely the loveliest room with a wonderful mix of the old and modern.  Annabelle greeted us warmly and made us feel very welcome.  Even the driving instruction to the airport were spot on.

Harold (Michael) and Isobel – Stayed Nov. 2015

Harold (Michael)

50th Birthday Classy Celebration – Sandie P. (on TripAdvisor)

I don’t even know where to start but to congratulate Annabelle on her beautiful B&B! She went over & above all our expectations for my Birthday! Champagne, cheese & biscuits, port, lollies. The breakfast in the morning was so delicious – stewed fruits and yogurt, followed by a cooked breakfast, with tea in fine bone china cups. Honestly – everything was perfect! Thank you x

Sandie P. (on TripAdvisor)
November 2015

Sandie P.

Jenny M. (on Booking.com)

Loved the breakfast experience. Wood fire, brekkie beautifully presented and gorgeous teacups. It’s the little touches…

23 November 2015

Kris G., (on TripAdvisor)

Your hosts Annabel and Richard just the perfect hosts, beautiful Georgian house with all the amenities including a beautiful garden. A very relaxing weekend. Family stayed for a wedding in nearby garden. Racecourse Inn was also a perfect place to visit nearby gardens and heritage houses. Annabel”s attention to the little things made the experience special, fresh flowers in the room along with port for a night cap. Home made jams and eggs supplied by the gorgeous chooks. what more could you ask for.

Stayed October 2015, travelled with family

“Wonderful”- Joy H. (via TripAdvisor – Nov 2015)

“Wonderful”.  We had the pleasure of spending a week in this lovely place, staying for our daughter’s wedding nearby. Annabelle and Richard were wonderful hosts, ensuring that everyone’s needs were met, from my elderly dad to our 6 week old granddaughter, and the bride and her attendants on the day of the wedding. The rooms are charming, the garden gorgeous, the breakfast excellent. It became a home away from home. The small touches of fresh flowers, port in the rooms etc were an added bonus. Thanks, Annabelle and Richard for making this special time all the more memorable.

Stayed November 2015, travelled with family

Joy

Beth C. on Booking.com (stayed 17 Oct. 2015)

10/10  Excellent property, great amenities, lots of variety for breakfast, felt as if I was in another world. Fantastic garden – Thanks Annabelle & Richard

On Booking.com (stayed 17 Oct 2015)

Beth C.

Hightea9 (on Tripadvisor) “Just lovely”

We stayed here for just 2 nights but would have stayed longer! The Inn has a lovely atmosphere which has been created by the fabulous host, Annabelle. The attention to details such as fresh flowers in the rooms and on the breakfast table were lovely touches as are the sweets in the a little jar in your room and the lovely selection of biscuits. The rooms are spotlessly clean and very cosy. The place is full of character features and this all helps to make your stay a wonderful experience. The breakfast was just lovely too. I would thoroughly recommend this place and wish both Annabelle and Richard every success.

  • Stayed October 2015, travelled as a couple

Andrew J., SA (on Booking.com)

10/10 – ‘Very comfortable. Great hosts.’

Veronica E., NSW (on Booking.com)

10/10 – ‘Very welcoming and friendly hosts. Beautiful home with history and character. Delicious breakfast.’

Sharon (on Booking.com)

“All good”. The pillows were lovely – latex, like I have at home. Woollen blankets, rather than polyester which you find in many places these days. Good sized room. Double glazing so despite being on the main route through town, it wasn’t noisy at all. Excellent breakfast, cooked to order. And if you are lucky, you will be befriended by the resident cat. 🙂

Angela (on Booking.com)

10/10 –  Loved absolutely everything! The room was immaculate. Very clean and comfortable and warm. All the little extras was beautiful. From the little jar of jellybeans and jar of biscuits. The furniture matched wonderfully and the bed was very comfortable. It was so nice the next morning to get up to breakfast being cooked for me and the wide variety of cereal and fruits along with the home made jams for your toast. Such a lovely atmosphere to have breakfast with a beautiful big fire in a nice bright sun filled dining/ lounge room. We will definitely be back again

Heather L. on TripAdvisor

“Charming – a lovely place to stay”

We enjoyed a great evening at the Race Course Inn, Annabel and Richard were warm and friendly hosts. The Inn itself was delightful – rooms great and the food presented and cooked with great care. Conveniently close to Launceston Airport and proved a great spot to start our Tassie holiday

  • Stayed August 2015, travelled as a couple

Jodi (on Booking.com)

10/10 “Fantastic hospitality, genuine interest in our sport”.

Lavandula174 (on Tripadvisor)

“Warm Hospitality”. We stayed at the Racecourse Inn in Longford (near Launceston) for three nights in June. It is a beautiful old Georgian house with period furniture. The inn is a good launch pad to visit nearby Brickendon (a working farm established in colonial times and originally run with convict labour) and historic Woolmers, which is a world heritage site similar to Brickendon, with a wonderful café. We also visited the Evandale Markets, which are held on Sunday mornings, which has bric-a-brac alongside the freshest vegetables you’re ever likely to see. There is artwork displayed on the walls of the inn by our host Annabelle, who has great artistic talent, and also some artwork from the local gallery in Longford depicting the fascinating Tarkine region. We slept in the Red Room, which is a medium-to-large room and it was perfect for us. It was a cold stretch (there was frost for most of the day and the thermometer got down to -5°C overnight) but we were toasty warm because the inn has a fireplace in the dining room and heating throughout. Our room had reverse cycle air conditioning, and there were spare blankets and a doona in the cupboard, if you need it.

Every morning we were treated to a fantastic breakfast. The hosts Annabelle and Richard put out a continental breakfast with yoghurt, cereals, three different kinds of stewed fruits (a changing palette, but for example, raspberries from the raspberry farm at the end of the road, apples from their own garden in the summer months, plus their own rhubarb), home-made jams and if you so desire, a wonderful full cooked breakfast prepared by Richard, with very yellow Racecourse Inn eggs. You can even meet the chickens and get to know them by name!

The hosts also treated us to a glass of wine in the evening when we arrived and it was a pleasure to engage with two very interesting individuals and relax by the fireside. On one evening we also had the opportunity to meet the other guests and mingle and that was very enjoyable because everyone has a different tourist experience.

Although we were there for three nights I don’t feel I have explored enough of the region yet and so we will definitely be back to visit the Racecourse Inn again.

Room Tip: We saw the different rooms and they were all charming.

Stayed June 2015, travelled as a couple

Shaun (on Booking.com)

“Exceptional”.  the friendly atmosphere of my hosts.  10/10

Rhonda (on Booking.com)

“What a great time we had”.  Hospitalibity, made feel very welcome, wonderful hosts and a breakfast you would die for.  10/10

Christine (on Booking.com)

Many thanks to Annabelle and Richard for their very warm welcome! We felt like one of the family. Comfy room, log fire, tasty, home cooked breakfast and very relaxing atmosphere in this historic inn. Highly recommended!  10/10

Shayne Neal

Hi Richard & Anabelle,

I just wanted to write and thank you ever so much for a wonderful stay. We all had a ball staying with you and were ever so touched that you found some time to make it to the paddock and to the presentation evening. (National Ploughing Championships at Cressy).

Ruth (on Booking.com)

The building is wonderful. Simple elegance springs to mind. The owners friendly and helpful. Little things that you just don’t find elsewhere are everywhere. I would recommend staying at The Racecourse Inn a thousand time over.

Ruth

Kathryn H. (on Tripadvisor)

We stayed at the Racecourse Inn, primarily because of proximity to AgFest and we also wanted an historical B & B experience. This lovely B & B was an old coaching inn, kept true to character and with a wonderful history behind it, even a ghost! The rooms was gorgeous with a beautiful queen sized bed, antique furniture and heavy drapes and well appointed with an ensuite, TV and tea making facilities. Our hosts Richard and Annabel had only taken oven five weeks previously but have quickly developed a passion for the old house and the surrounding countryside. They are extremely hospitable, interesting conversationalists and good cooks. We opted to have dinner there as it was very reasonably priced. We relaxed on the comfy leather sofas in front of the fire with a drink and then dinner was served – silver service all the way. The next day we went to the Evandale markets which are only five minutes away and then explored Woolmers Estate which made a lovely day. We highly recommend the Racecourse Inn for a weekend or a week away. It is close to Launceston or a very easy drive from Hobart and there is plenty to do and see in the area.

Kathryn H.

Merelyn C.

Dear Annabelle,

Thank you so much for the perfect two days we enjoyed at the Racecourse Inn this past weekend.  We loved everything about our stay from your warm and inviting greeting on our arrival, the glorious building with such history and character, our lovely rooms and the fabulous breakfast in front of the fire in the cosy dining room.   Your garden and orchard are lovely to wander in and we loved eating the cooked fruit from your trees.  We will happily recommend the Inn to all we speak to and look forward to returning ourselves in the not too distant future.

Thanks again.

Warm regards,

Merelyn and Chris Costello

Merelyn Costello