'Ruardean' at Orford, walk to beaches, shops and parks

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, stereo
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Overview of 'Ruardean' at Orford, walk to beaches, shops and parks

Entire home

'Ruardean' at Orford, walk to beaches, shops and parks

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 7

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
Orford, TAS

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOrford Beach10 min walk
  • Popular LocationRaspins Beach11 min walk
  • Popular LocationOrford Golf Club14 min walk
  • AirportHobart, TAS (HBA-Hobart Intl.)47 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
    1 bunk bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

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

'Ruardean' at Orford, walk to beaches, shops and parks

Riverside Holiday home with kitchen and balcony
'Ruardean' was built around 1918/19 as the expansive summer home of renowned orchardist and jam-maker William Peacock. Steeped in history, this home oozes character and style.
This home has a fully equipped modern kitchen with a lovely outdoor sundeck adjacent, separate study, laundry (washer and dryer), second W.C. and gas bbq.
Wood heating and panel heaters make this house cosy during the winter months.
The third bedroom bunk is a double on the bottom and single on top.
'Ruardean' is perfect for families and couples wanting to explore Orford and its surrounds, including Maria Island.
High ceilings, large bedrooms, several living/sitting areas, views out to Maria Island and a rambling outdoor entertaining area are just some of the highlights of this beautiful property.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Televisions come with DVD players.

Property manager

Speaks English

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Children's toys


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor entertainment area


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the river

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 7

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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 are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

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
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
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
Property registration number DA 2019 / 353

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

'ruardean' at Orford, Walk to Beaches, Shops and Parks Orford

About this area


Located in Orford, this holiday home is on a river. Orford Golf Club and Solis Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Millingtons Beach Conservation Area and Raspins Beach Conservation Area.

What's nearby

  • Millingtons Beach Conservation Area - 4 min walk
  • Orford Beach - 10 min walk
  • Raspins Beach - 11 min walk
  • Raspins Beach Conservation Area - 13 min walk
  • Orford Golf Club - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Hobart International Airport (HBA) - 47 min drive


  • Gateway Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Scorchers By The River Gallery Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Orford Café Diner - 6 min walk
  • Gallery Art Spaces - 6 min drive
  • Wukaluwikiwayna Cafe - 6 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 6 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 6 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 6 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 6 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 6 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 Good

A beautiful home situated in a great spot
My friends and I had a lovely time away, accompanied by our two dogs. While I would recommend this listing, we wanted to provide some cons (and pros) so the host and other travellers are aware. Pros - beautiful, large home - clean - excellent location - secure backyard - host was lovely and replied promptly Cons - ran out of toilet paper day 2 and had to stock up ourselves - oven wasn't working correctly (fan) and made cooking with it very difficult - no air-con and most of the windows didn't have fly screens. It was very hot outside during our stay; the house wasn't too hot, but was still quite stuffy. - backyard needed a garden/mow. We found two ticks during our stay. This isnt unusual in the area (near coast) but the state of the backyard probably didn't help. - bathroom door window and external windows are both transparent and offer no privacy. While I have listed cons above, we had such a lovely time away and recommend this property to other guests.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

House has great character, heaps of room & walking distance to anything you may need.
Had a lovely restful stay, great spot to either walk or ride bikes around town & to the beach. Great for our dogs & 5yo as fully fenced with heaps of space to run around.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Large property with great outdoor area at the heart of Orford, close to everything

5/5 Excellent

Great property
Lovely old building and garden. Really enjoyed time at this property.

5/5 Excellent

Great location house had lots of character
What a great house! Large rooms with lots of character, the trampoline was a bonus for our 3 year old! Great set up overall, the host is lovely with great communication, will stay again!