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"Annie's" River Retreat - Family friendly home, free wi-fi, rural/river views

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, travel cot
Smart TV, video games, DVD player, books
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, travel cot
Smart TV, video games, DVD player, books

Overview of "Annie's" River Retreat - Family friendly home, free wi-fi, rural/river views

"Annie's" River Retreat - Family friendly home, free wi-fi, rural/river views

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Launceston, TAS

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPenny Royal Adventures12 min drive
  • Popular LocationBrisbane Street Mall12 min drive
  • AirportLaunceston, TAS (LST)16 min drive
  • Popular LocationJosef Chromy Wines16 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
75 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 bunk bed
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

"Annie's" River Retreat - Family friendly home, free wi-fi, rural/river views

Riverside Launceston Cottage in Hadspen with kitchen
Situated beautifully high up with a view of the South Esk River, and overlooking Meander Valley Road bridge, this detached bright and sunny cottage is located within the beautiful surrounds of Entally Lodge holiday village (also known as Rutherglen Residential Village).

"Annie's" has a beautiful sunny aspect and rural views in a peaceful and quiet setting. With open carport, small garden and lovely big deck overlooking the river, "Annie's" is ready and waiting for you to relax and enjoy!

Located across the road from the historic and picturesque Entally Estate and vineyard, just 12 minutes from Launceston CBD with city bus service.

Situated close to the picnic areas and riverside walking tracks of Hadspen, and nearby local IGA supermarket/takeaways & fuel outlet, post office, newsagent, bottle shop & beauty salon.

Entally Lodge, located just 100m, from "Annie's" has opened to rave reviews. Housing cafe, restaurant, and bar specialising in Tasmanian wines & boutique beers, Entally Lodge restaurant is open 7 days Mon.-Sun. for Dinner (5.30pm - 8pm), and Sat. & Sun. open for Brunch (8am - 11.30am) and Sat & Sun. open for Lunch & Dinner (12pm - 8pm).
Check out for more details.

Red Feather Inn, Hadspen, located 2km from "Annie's" is open to the public Monday - Friday evenings by reservation only. You can sign up for a cooking class where the owner, house chefs and visiting guest chefs aim to share their passion for good food, the enjoyment of cooking & the splendour of Tasmanian produce.

A short 8-10 minute drive will take you to:

Quercus Park (home to Agfest Field Days, held in May annually, & numerous events throughout the year)
Country Club Resort and Casino, Prospect
Harley Iron Horse Bar & Grill, Prospect
Richardson's Harley Davidson, Prospect
Prospect Market Place (shopping centre)
Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Carrick
Carrick Inn Hotel
Carrick Speedway
Prospect Vale Golf Club (at Country Club Tasmania)

A short 10-15 minute drive will take you to:

LAUNCESTON - CBD, Cataract Gorge, AFL at Aurora Stadium, Silverdome, City Park, National Automobile Museum,James Boag's Brewery, cafes, restaurants, shops, cinema, activities & entertainment, and the start of the Tamar Valley wine route.

Westbury - main regional town with beautiful buildings and has been voted as having best English village green in Australia.
Whitehouse bakery traditional bakery on the village green at Westbury
Pearns Steam World, Westbury
Westbury Maze
John Temple Gallery, Westbury
Quamby Estate, Westbury (golf course)

Tasmania Zoo, Westwood
Brickendon Colonial Village, Longford
Woolmers Estate, Longford

Other things to do in the surrounding area:

Liffey Falls (40 min drive)
Cradle Mountain (80 min drive)
Hagley,Bracknell, Carrick, Exton, Whitemore, Longford, Perth - towns (all within 5-20 min drive).
Deloraine (30 min drive)
Symmons Plains Raceway (40 min drive)
Great Western Tiers central plateau, Walls of Jerusalem national parks within 70 min drive
Fishing in the central highlands (Great Lake, Arthurs lake) (85 min drive)
Golf at Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm (65 min drive)
Trowunna Wildlife Park (35 min drive)
Mole Creek caves (40 min drive)
Christmas Hills Raspberry farm (Elizabeth Town - 25 min drive)
Ben Lomond snow skiing (65 min drive)
Hollybank Treetops Adventure (25 min drive)
Bridestowe Lavendar Farm (50 min drive)
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

This Launceston cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Annie Gadsby
Speaks English
Bookings for this property are managed through Stayz, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach sunloungers


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a carport
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Cot/infant bed available
  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • High chair
  • Travel cot


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Tennis on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Golf nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 5
  • Unit size: 807 sq ft (75 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

About this area


Located in Launceston, this cottage is in a rural area and on a river. Entally Estate and Penny Royal Adventures are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Launceston Aquatic Centre and City Park. Travelling with kids? Consider Launceston Tramway Museum and Saint Leonards Recreational Reserve. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's central location.

What's nearby

  • Entally Estate - 7 min walk
  • Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery - 4 min drive
  • Penny Royal Adventures - 12 min drive
  • Brisbane Street Mall - 12 min drive
  • Josef Chromy Wines - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Hagley Station - 11 min drive
  • Launceston, TAS (LST) - 16 min drive


  • Entally Lodge - 3 min walk
  • Prospect Fish Shop - 9 min drive
  • Lime Korner Cafe - 9 min drive
  • S'Presso 101 - 9 min drive
  • The Tudor Bistro - 9 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 44 out of 49 reviews
5 - Excellent 90%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 49 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 49 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 49 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 49 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Peaceful & comfy
Lovely owners Ross & Annie took care of everything I could think of. It was warm with super comfy beds, well resourced kitchen and even some toys. Close to Launceston but out of the way of the hustle and bustle. The view of the river was really special and the whole stay was just perfect. Thank you, I will come again soon!
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Review from Stayz

5/5 Excellent

Annie's is the perfect place to stay, particularly with kids! We loved our daily walks on the river and past the horses to Entally House. It's in a magical spot. Easy 10 minutes to Launceston and close to everything you could possibly need. The kitchen has everything and more - something we have found other properties are missing these days. Annie and Ross were the perfect hosts too. Very helpful, very friendly and just lovely people. Lucky to have found this place. Loads more features and personal touches. We highly recommend to anyone! Cheers
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Review from Stayz

5/5 Excellent

Warm,very clean and cosy
We will be back and highly recommend to family and friends
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5/5 Excellent

Lovely, homely and welcoming. The house had everything and the hosts were lovely and accommodating.
Annie and Ross were so lovely and welcoming. The house had absolutely everything we needed as a family for a warm and comfortable stay.
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5/5 Excellent

Hidden gem
Not sure I want to let this secret out! Such a gem of a property, an easy 10 minute drive from Launceston. Beautiful location, exceptionally clean and neat, great facilities. Annie & Ross were wonderful hosts, knowledgeable about the area and keen for us to see the delights. Five stars, will be back!
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