Sheep

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

Racecourse Inn wins International Award

Luxury Travel Guide Bed and Breakfast of the year Tasmania award

The owners of The Racecourse Inn in Longford, Tasmania, are delighted to announce that the Inn has taken out The Luxury Travel Guide’s 2016 award for “Luxury Bed and Breakfast of the Year – Tasmania”. Located in one of Tasmania’s oldest towns, but just 20 minutes from Launceston in Tasmania’s north, The Racecourse Inn was built as a coaching inn … Read More

Festivals

Festivale 2016

This year’s Festivale runs from Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14, and visitors can choose between paying for daily entry or being season passes. Festivale, one of Tasmania’s premier summer events, is a three day celebration, designed to showcase the very best of Tasmanian food, wine, beer, arts and entertainment. Staged in Launceston?s historic and picturesque City Park the … Read More

Lath and Plaster

Lath-and-plaster The interior walls and ceilings at The Racecourse Inn are constructed of lath and plaster,?a common construction technique used until the 1950s, when plasterboard was developed.? ?The technique involves nailing?timber laths to timber studding, with traditional lime renders, mixed with horse hair?(or equivalent) used as a backing coat. ? The lath is typically about two inches wide by four … Read More

2015 Longford Show

Images from the 2015 Longford Show at the Longford Showground. ?? Annabelle Sandes and Richard Costin | Kimberley Media, The Racecourse Inn, Longford.