The cottage is built with handmade mud bricks from the property and can comfortably sleep 1 to 5 guests. The cottage is fully self contained, it has a small roofed deck which opens from the kitchen out onto the gardens. The kitchen has a fridge, microwave, electric frying pan and all utensils. The cottage is set in 2 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens which guests are welcome to wander around. The gardens are surrounded by native bush and farmland.
The top pond has a gorgeous viewing jetty, if you are lucky you may even spot the local platypus or even the resident Sea Eagle. The bird life is abundant and ever changing…just like the gardens! Feel free to explore the gardens or sit on the jetty overlooking the dam.
Your hosts Rod and Tracy will be located on the property but out of sight. If you need them they will be there with helpful advice about the area, but if your preference is for no interaction, you won’t even know they’re there!
maraponds is a peaceful rural getaway on a beautifully landscaped acreage ideally located only minutes from the nearest township of Branxholm and the start of the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trail and the Rail Trail Ride. There are also many walking tracks and other show gardens in the area. The cottage is located minutes from the Branxholm local that serves excellent country pub meals most nights of the week.
Branxholm is a small country town, situated in the centre of North East Tasmania. It has “The Imperial” Hotel, which serves excellent counter meals. Branxholm has an IGA supermarket, which is possibly the best small town supermarket you will find.
Branxholm also has an attended swimming pool.
Golf courses: Ringarooma – 10 mins, Moorina – 15 mins, Scottsdale – 20 mins, Bridport – 45 mins, Barnbougle – 55 mins, Lost Farm – 56 mins, St Helens – 60 mins. Branxholm is within an hours drive to some of the best beaches you will find in the world, and that’s no lie.
Fossicking for gemstones is also big in the area, as is trout fishing. And last but definitely not least, Branxholm is 5 minutes from the start of the Blue Derby mountain bike trails.
Taking a drive to the fabulous Bay of Fires you can stop for a cool cider at the historic Welborough Hotel, then taste award-winning old-style cheddar at the Holy Cow cafe at Pyengana or share a jug of beer with the pig at the Pub in the Paddock. In St Helens you can select the freshest of locally caught seafood, including crayfish.
Launceston airport – 1 hour twenty mins, Branxholm – 5 mins, Derby -5 mins, Scottsdale – 20mins, St Helens – 60 mins.