Back in January last year, Gemma gave me a wonderful birthday surprise with a trip up the East coast of Tasmania and a stay at Lisdillon Estate. Lisdillon is located near Little Swanport and dates back to the 1830s when it was a farm and salt works. Today it remains a working sheep farm and has the added bonus of being a vineyard! The Cotton Family has been running the place since the 1970s and has lovingly restored a number of the beautiful cottages at the site for accommodation purposes.
The Cotton’s invited me back to take some more photos of the cottages, vineyard and wines a while back and we got to stay in the Blacksmiths Cottage this time around, which was lovely and cosy. Depending on the number of people in your group, there’s a place suited to everyone’s needs.
The Shepherds Cottage
The Shepherds cottage is a 1 bedroom building and was the first place we stayed back in 2018. It’s ideal for couples and is a really nice and cosy space.
The Coach House
The Coach House is ideal for larger groups and has beautifully kept gardens, a huge entertaining and living area and lots of room for everyone.
The Blacksmiths Cottage
The Blacksmiths Cottage is a happy medium with 2 bedrooms making it ideal for families with little ones. The stonework within the cottage is very nicely done and it’s a really cosy and inviting place to stay.
The Gregan Retreat
Last and certainly not least is the Gregan Retreat, a perfect spot for artists to get away from it all, sit out on the deck and take in the relaxing views of the river and the swans floating on by.
The wine and vineyard
The first vines were planted at Lisdillon in ten years ago with the first vintage being produced in 2013. We very much enjoyed the Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc and I was delighted to find it available in our local bottle shop in North Hobart the other day!
To find out more about staying at one of the beautiful Lisdillon cottages or if you’d like to buy some of their yummy wine or both (I highly recommend both) visit their website.