Whether for a romantic retreat or action packed family getaway, 28 gates is a luxury Farmstay and Fishery on the historic Bloomfield property in Tasmanias Derwent Valley, one hours drive West of Hobart. This property dates back to 1862 when the first Parsons acquired the land, Michael is now 6th generation farmer.
Transformed from an old shearers quarters, 28 gates is settled onto 5000-acres of working farmland. Landscapes of sweeping pastures, rolling hills and winding lakes provide a stunning backdrop to this luxurious home. Experience farm life firsthand, or simply unwind in this tranquil country setting.
As you're driving down the gravel road leading to the farms entry, you get a sense of the vastness of this property. You're off the beaten path and headed for the real Tassie. Once past the gates and inside, you'll find the simple beauty of this home draws on its surrounds, with polished Tasmanian timbers, a cosy wood fire and a balcony overlooking the homestead. Settle in with the selection of local wines and handmade treats before embarking on the introductory farm tour. Owners Susie and Michael are the perfect hosts, providing you with breakfast goodies sourced from the farm. Fresh eggs, smoky bacon and home-baked bread and home baked cake from Susies kitchen are just some of the delightful ingredients you will enjoy. Home baked meals can be delivered by request, alongside your choice of regional wine and so you don't have to lift a finger.
Keen on fishing.....you have the choice of 4 Lakes on the property stocked with Rainbow Trout, Wild Brown Trout, Brook Trout and Tiger Trout ready for you to catch. If interested, Susie will book a fly fishing guide for you (extra cost but well worth it!). As we are a Private Fishery, you will not need a licence and you can fish all year round, to your hearts content!
Interested in photography tuition? 28 gates is the perfect place to practice your photography....there is plenty of inspiration here for you to improve your skills. We can organise our talented local photographer to come and teach you everything you need to know.
Go for a walk on one of the well marked walking tracks and wind your way through the bush and listen to the birds and you may see a Wedged Tailed Eagle on your travels. We have over 60 species of bird life and plenty of native animals including Tasmanian Devils, Wallabies, Kangaroos, Possums, Wombats and Quolls. Experience a native wildlife tour which is part of your package.
If interested, you are more than welcome to feed our pets including the horse, sheep, rabbit and chooks. Always a popular experience for the children! There is always plenty to see and do here and space for them to run around and breathe in the fresh country air.
Enjoy the peace, tranquility, privacy and the natural environment that 28 gates encompasses. Arrive as guests and leave as friends, feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!
The simple faade of 28 gates hides a secret luxury experience within. Still simple, the interior luxury lies with pure quality and understated beauty - a reflection of the landscape outside. Polished floors made from Tasmanian timbers, comfortable leather sofas, the finest bed linen, cosy wood-fire and free-standing bath looking out to a country sky which would all astound weary shearers and delight discerning travellers.
At 28 gates, our quality farm stay accommodation over two floors sleeps up to six people, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas and a fully appointed kitchen, but this is just the beginning Complimentary still or sparkling wine, breakfast provisions and handmade treats will be waiting for you upon arrival, then it is up to you to enjoy the following features of your luxury farm stay:
Three large bedrooms, two with balcony
Fully appointed kitchen, with European appliances
Nespresso coffee machine with pods
Touch-button, instant electric heat throughout
Wood heater with plenty of wood from the property
Four flat-screen televisions, DVD enabled
In house movies and music
Wireless broadband internet connection
Printer and scanner
Free-standing bath with stunning views of the landscape
Fully equipped laundry
Balcony/ deck overlooking the beautiful, ever changing scenery
Bathrobes and slippers
Books/ magazines/ games
Fishing rods are available on request
The walls display a series of works by local photographer, Alan Leisheim. (These are available for sale, should you wish to take one home.)
Please note there is a two night minimum stay.
***Rates displayed above may not be valid for "off-peak & peak dates" or other "special events" periods, (eg. concert events/length of stay, etc). Please make a booking request via Aabode.com to receive a quote and specify the number of guests when making a booking request as there may be an additional charge for extra persons.***
- WiFi internet
- DVD player
- BBQ facilities
- Outdoor eating area
- Kitchen utensils
- Kitchen crockery
- Cooking pots and pans
- Welcome pack
- Hair dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Towels provided
- Linen provided
- Washing machine
- BBQ area
- Bushwalking trails
- Single or Couples
- Family friendly
- LGBTQI Friendly
- Check-in after: 3:00:00 PM
- Check-out before: 11:00:00 AM
- Up to 30 days before the start of the rental period: 0% of the rental
- 30 days before the start of the rental period: 100% of the rental.
28 gates is strictly a non smoking premises, smoking inside will incur a $500 fee
We offer cheaper rates if you would like to stay longer than 2 nights.
Included in the price is fully cooked breakfast provisions, homebaked cake, farm tour, a bottle of still or sparkling wine and special treats on arrival.
The pantry is also stocked well with provisions too.
A complimentary provisions list will be sent to you on confirmation of booking.
To find out more about our terms and conditions please contact us via Aabode.com