Whether for a romantic retreat or action packed family getaway, 28 gates is a luxury farm-stay on the historic Bloomfield homestead in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley.
Transformed from an old shearer’s 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 farm’s entry, you get a sense of the vastness of this estate. 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 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 from Susie’s kitchen are just some of the delightful ingredients you will enjoy. Chef prepared meals using gourmet local produce can be arranged for lunch and dinner, delivered alongside your choice of regional wine, so you don’t have to lift a finger.
Staying on a working farm means a variety of unique experiences right on your doorstep. If it’s sheep shearing time, be a fly on the wall in the busy sheds. Explore the five marked walking tracks around the grounds; you can either take a leisurely stroll, or go on a full day hike through this iconic Australian bushland. Head out at dusk and keep your eyes peeled for native animals, such as the platypuses that reside in the lakes. This inspiring natural setting is a treat for photographers. Local artist Alan Leisheim’s works decorate the walls of the house, and master classes with the photographer can be booked for those wishing to refine their shooting skills.
28 Gates is a fisherman’s paradise. Four lakes brimming with Rainbow Trout are a great place to teach children how to fish. Or learn a new technique yourself with a guided fly-fishing tour.
If you’re up for venturing away from the property, you can visit the rural townships of Gretna and New Norfolk. For a one-of-a-kind experience, enlist in a paddock-to-plate cooking class at the Agrarian Kitchen, which is just 10-minutes from New Norfolk’s hub. Further afield lies Mt. Field National Park, including the beautiful Russell Falls.
- DVD/Blu-ray player
- Cable TV
- Air conditioning
1 hour 15 minutes' drive from Hobart Airport. 1 hours' drive from Hobart. 30 minutes' drive from New Norfolk and Bothwell. 15 minutes' drive from Gretna.
Price & Availability
Prices and availability are for guidance only. Use the enquiry form below to request this information from the property. Ensure you include desired dates and number of guests.
A 25% fee will incur if guests cancel 7 days prior to arrival date.
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