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Review - Westbury Gingerbread Cottages
  • Established gardens and topiary
  • Lovely finishing touches for your pleasure
  • Perfect spot to while away time reading
  • Country touches
  • Light-filled rooms

52 William Street
Westbury,  Northern Tasmania

These historic and character-filled cottages are the perfect place to stay as you sample the delights of northern Tasmania.

Overall rating?           Outstanding

What makes the Westbury Gingerbread Cottages different?
The name is the clue… these delightful cottages are old working buildings of the historic village of Westbury and they have been lovingly converted to a property with a real difference.  There are six cottages to choose from, dating back to the mid 1850s, that in their former life did time as a labourer’s cottage, the old bakery, servant’s quarters and more.  The cottages are filled with antiques and memorabilia of times past.

Accommodation overview
All the cottages are fully self-contained, with kitchen, dining area, bathroom and laundry and share a communal BBQ area.  The Gingerbread Cottage has a double bed, the Servant’s Quarters a queen-size bed; the Corner Cottage has two bedrooms – one with a queen-size bed and one with two singles and the Bungalow has four bedrooms – two queens, a twin and a single.  Apple Tree Cottage has two queen bedrooms, and rear verandah overlooking the apple trees and the Old Bakehouse comfortably sleeps up to five people, in three bedrooms.

Facilities overview
Plenty of delicious provisions are provided so you can cook your own breakfast… choose from bacon, mushrooms, eggs, tomatoes, freshly baked bread, home-made jams, cereals, plunger coffee, fresh juices and more.  For afternoon tea there was yummy homemade fruit cake, but there may be a different surprise for you each day.

Each cottage is separate, but the communal courtyard area is great for groups, so the cottages would be brilliant for a reunion or group of friends travelling together.  There are gas log fires for cooler days and cold nights and the lovely gardens feature topiary gingerbread men, birds and animals.  The cottages are spacious and individual and feel like a home away from home.

The cottages are rated 4 star by AAA Tourism, and have lots of extras.

Just 20 minutes to Launceston, the cottages are in the heart of Westbury – a pretty and historic village.  Take the A1 from Launceston or Devonport.

Suitable for children?     Yes, but check, as some cottages are not suitable for children under 5  

Suitable for pets?            No  

Wheelchair access?        No 

Perfect for?
Couples, groups, families… the flexibility of the accommodation means that they can cater for most situations.

Why stay longer?
We loved sitting on the back deck reading and admiring the gardens, while sipping a glass of wine.  Westbury village is charming and close enough to Cradle Mountain for an easy day trip or you could follow the road to Devonport and taste raspberries, cheese and chocolates along the way.  The Westbury Gingerbread Cottages would be perfect as a base for a week or more while you explore the north of Tasmania.

Why you wouldn’t stay longer?
You were hankering for bright lights, rather than peace and solitude.

$160-180 per two people per night.  Check the listing for details.


Make an enquiry for your holiday at The Westbury Gingerbread Cottages through TakeABreak and the property operator will get back to you directly to confirm pricing and availability. Visit their listing for more pictures, further information on rates, the availability calendar and guest reviews.


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