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 by ex-convict William Deane in 1860, and has provided accommodation to travellers for nearly 160 years.
Sympathetically restored by former owners to include five en-suite bathrooms, the little Inn now offers accommodation in five spacious bedrooms furnished with antiques, and a gourmet cooked, country breakfast in the unique barrel-vaulted dining room, featuring fruit sourced from the Inn’s orchard, bread from the local wood-fired bakery, and eggs from The Racecourse Inn’s own flock of pedigree chickens.
Hidden behind Hawthorn and Privet hedges, the inn is surrounded by beautiful, rambling English style cottage gardens, and is only a short drive from Brickedon Farm Estate and Woolmers Estate, both UNESCO World Heritage Listed convict built estates, and some of the best fly fishing in Tasmania.
Owners Annabelle Sandes and Richard Costin, who moved to Tasmania from Broome, WA, eighteen months ago, were thrilled with award, and look forward to welcoming both national and international guests in the forthcoming tourist season.