Scottsdale is a town in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. The area was first surveyed in 1855 and was described as “the best soil on the island … well watered, with a mild climate” by surveyor James Scott, for whom the town is named. This rings true today because the town, as well as being the regional centre for other north-east towns, is a major agricultural centre. The Forest Eco Centre displays a unique architectural experiment in energy-saving design showcasing Tasmania’s finest timbers, forest ecology, and history of the area. Enjoy a picnic in North East Park then challenge yourself to a half-day return walk to the summit of Mount Stronach for panoramic views of the forests and farms. You will see crops growing in surrounding fields and contented dairy cows grazing. Just west of Scottsdale, Nabowla is famous worldwide for its lavender. You can visit the Bridestowe Estate Lavendar Farm which produces the finest quality lavender flowers and lavender oil. The rolling lavender fields are a spectacular sight during flowering in December and January.
Willow Lodge Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Scottsdale, Tasmania is privately nestled in 1½ acres of beautiful English style gardens overlooking open fields onto spectacular mountains. The hosts aim to provide first class service with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere while showcasing turn of the century elegance. Willow Lodge was built by the Tucker family, founding settlers in Scottsdale and the homestead is of exceptional Australian Federation style.
Well appointed rooms provide every comfort, including your own private drawing room attached to your spacious master bedroom plus you can enjoy the company of other guests on the terrace. The whole effect is comfortable elegance and it is easy to be transported into an age of yesteryear. Open fire places and ducted heating in each room keeps the house deliciously warm when it’s cold.
Breakfast is included in the tariff and it is a sumptuous full English cooked breakfast served on the finest bone china, either in your drawing room or on the terrace overlooking the gardens. Scottsdale has a number of restaurants or you may dine at Willow Lodge with prior arrangement. Guest BBQ facilities are available.
Willow Lodge is located close to The Tamar Wine Route, Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm, Scottsdale Forest Eco Centre and just 20 minutes from Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links at Bridport.
Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links:
Just five minutes drive away and an ideal venue for your next corporate golf event. Links golf is natural golf. Where the natural contours of the land define the way you play the game. Links golf courses do not disturb nature, but enhance it.
The Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm:
One of the world’s largest single commercial lavender farms, producing the finest quality lavender flowers and lavender oil, used traditionally in the perfumery industry. The farm consists of 120 acres (48 hectares) of rolling fields of lavender and is considered one of Tasmania’s most spectacular sights.
Forest Eco Centre:
The Eco Centre is a focus for forest-based tourism and recreation activities in the North-East and acts to inspire visitors to explore and enjoy the diverse forest types of the region. Located 200m down the road in King Street, Scottsdale.
Tamar Wine Route & Pipers Brook:
Pipers Brook, part of the Tamar wine route is just a short drive away. While it is the largest producing area in Tasmania, it is also arguably the coolest major district.
St Columba Falls:
The cascading waters of St Columba Falls plunge nearly 90 m from the Mt Victoria foothills to the valley of the South George River.
The falls can be viewed from the carpark and a short walking track provides easy access.
The river plummets down the fluted cliffs of Mt Victoria in the Mt Victoria Forest Reserve, south of the rural township of Ringarooma. As the longest single drop waterfall in Australia (cliff top to valley) it’s well worth the easy 20 minute return walk to ‘Norms Lookout’ at the top of the falls to see the single sliver of water plunge down the mountain.
Located near Scottsdale, is a spectacular sight and worthy reward for more hardy waterfall fanatic. Following an old highland cattle trail to the plains above, the steep two-hour return walk takes you through a variety of forest types.
Enjoy the beautiful English Country-style gardens at Willow Lodge and tour the local countryside for a relaxing vacation.
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