Dolly and Stormy, our resident sheep.

For my birthday in November last year, Richard procured two little black lambs, ‘Dolly’ a ewe and ‘Stormy’ a wether.  Dolly and Stormy settled in beautifully with the chooks in the orchard, however Delphine (the cat) wasn’t quite as enamoured of the new big lumpy things on her patch, and skirted around the edges of the (mini) paddock, staring at … Read More

Racecourse Inn wins second international award

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

For the second year running, The Racecourse Inn in Longford, Tasmania, has gained international recognition as winner of The Luxury Travel Group’s “Traditional Luxury Hotel of the Year – Australia.”   The Racecourse Inn award 2017 LONGFORD, Australia – May 24, 2017 – PRLog — Following their 2016 success with Luxury Travel Guide’s “Luxury Bed and Breakfast of the Year … Read More

Welcome to our new chooks

We attended the Longford Poultry Auction on Sunday at the Longford Showground, and came home with ten new girls, who moved into rustic surrounds on Sunday at The Racecourse Inn, in a repurposed chook shed. ?The new recruits are Columbian Wyandottes, Rhode Island Reds, Light Sussex and Leghorns. ?The girls seem to be adapting to their new surroundings, and we … Read More

Longford features in Australian Traveller Magazine

Woolmers Estate at Longford, Tasmania. Stay at the Racecourse Inn.

The beautiful village of Longford has featured in this month’s Australian Traveller Magazine as one of the “100 Amazing Places you haven’t been to yet”. ?Nominated by Annabelle Sandes, formerly of Broome, and now owner of the Racecourse Inn at Longford with partner Richard Costin, Longford is home to World Heritage Listed Woolmers Estate, home of the National Rose Garden … Read More