About Newry Homestead
Newry is an historic farming property situated on the edge of Longford in Northern Tasmania.
Newry is wonderfully located being less than 5 minutes’ drive from the nearby historic townships of Longford and Perth, between 10-15 minutes drive to Launceston Airport and Launceston and 2 minutes’ drive to a main road with direct, ready and central access to all parts of Tasmania. It is surrounded by other historic houses and farms.
Newry has an extensive frontage to the South Esk River, a well known fishing and boating attraction, and the Mill Race, the latter created in the early 19th century to run a flour mill and later a hydro electricity plant.
Newry Home and its buildings are historically significant, although precise details of the original construction date and ownership are not yet known. Our understanding is that the original buildings (still standing) comprising the large timber barn, stables and western wing of the house were constructed between about 1815 and 1840. The original part of the house was originally constructed as an Inn, known as “The Jew’s Harp”, en route from Longford (and Perth) to Launceston. The historic stables and barn serviced the Inn.
The original part of the house and the stables are, we understand, convict built.
The barn is understood to have been designed and/or constructed by the same architect/builder responsible for similarly unique barns at local world heritage listed properties, Brickendon and Woolmers.
The Property and Appeal
Newry suits families or small groups (including small conferences and health retreats) who wish to experience a taste of Tasmanian country life and history in a location that enables them to extensively tour Tasmania.
The property has magnificent views over the Longford district towards the Great Western Tiers. Many artists have been and still are, attracted to this location because of its views and ever-changing light and perspective.
The house has a large English garden to be enjoyed as well as a tennis court and pool. There are a number of beautiful walking paths around the property to explore the extensive gardens while taking in the stunning views of the river and Great Western Tiers.
Newry's surrounding paddocks are used by a neighbouring farm to graze their sheep. There are also 2 pet sheep, rabbits, possums and abundant birdlife depending on seasons to enjoy.
Newry offers the convenience of being within a 10-minute drive to the local townships and Launceston, while set in a beautiful, private country surround. From the moment one enters the driveway to the farm, one encounters the beautiful, private and serene world of a charming Tasmanian country property.
Welcome basket upon arrival
5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 fully equipped kitchens
Free Guest Wifi
Clay Tennis Court
Washing Machine / Dryer / Clothesline
Fresh Linen and Towels
Lush but manicured country gardens
Various walking trails around property
The house is divided into 2 separate residences and comfortably sleeps up to 9 people. There are 3 queen beds, a double and a king single. Two extra people (taking the total to 11) can be accommodated on a fold-out couch.
The front portion of the house comprises 2 bedrooms, the main kitchen (and adjoining pantry and wet room), bathroom and living areas (2) – one of which is capacious. The back of the house contains 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, laundry and living room.
Please note, the house cannot be booked in sections, i.e. one cannot book only the front/back section of the house.
Minimum stay 3 nights, maximum stay 3 months.
The price per night is $395 (incl. GST) during peak seasons and $365 (incl. GST)
during off-peak seasons, for up to 4 adults and $25 per person per night thereafter.
A $250 cleaning fee applies to all stays.
A $500 refundable security deposit (direct bookings only)
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Additional fees will apply upon booking due to Airbnb's booking fees.
No pets, except service animals, are permitted.
We may consider them under extraordinary circumstances and at an extra cost. Please email us to discuss further.
2022/2023 Peak Seasons as follows:
Autumn 2-Apr-22 to 1-May-22
Winter 25-Jun-22 to 25-Jul-22
Spring 17-Sep-22 to 16-Oct-22
Summer 10-Dec-22 to 8-Feb-23