Library House


82 Forest Road, West Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
  • 1-8 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds

Laze in the lap of luxury within literature-inspired house

If you’re searching for a spectacular stay in Hobart, look no further than Library House. If you want to be inspired by literature and beautiful landscapes, all the while lazing in the lap of luxury, this one is for you.

As the name would suggest, you will have a room full of books to choose from, as well as a selection of sunny nooks to read in. This home will appeal to wordsmiths and sun worshippers alike. And this isn’t just any old library… its collection has been curated by best-selling Tasmanian author Heather Rose. Whether you’re a writer in search of stimulation or simply a fiend for great storytelling, you will be enamored by this element. The literary motifs run deep into the house, with each room named after a classic novel. Would you rather rest in the Age of Innocence, or the Light in August? Have fun using your preferred plot as criteria for where you will sleep during your stay.

While the house will have you wooed with its pitch perfect appointments and unique story, it’s the views that really get you swooning. Numerous window pockets and panoramic glass panes capture breathtaking outlooks to the riverside city and its mountainous backdrop. The sight of the habour hugging the night-lit CBD is truly something special. Pour a glass of Tasmanian wine from the bar and catch the gloaming sky from your pick of vantage points throughout the house. You won’t spend a moment outside of sleep disengaged from Tasmania’s scenic beauty with aspects like these.

If you can tear yourself away from this comfortable abode, pretty Hobart has tonnes of enticing activities. Spend a day exploring the curiosities of MONA, where you can waste hours both inside the Gallery’s walls and pottering about the picturesque grounds. Experience some confronting contemporary art and then cool off with a chilled Moo Brew beer or Moorilla Estate wine. Share a cheese plate while drinking in the peaks and troughs from your cliff top perch, or just lay out on one of the oversized beanbags dotted about the lawn. Ferry back to Salamanca for crafty wares, fresh seafood and buttery Tassie Chardonnay. If you’d rather get active, tie up your laces and wind your way up a Mount Wellington walking track. Whether you remain in the foothills or adventure beyond, the air is so clear here you’ll feel on top of the world.


  • Barbecue
  • Deck
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities

Perfect for...

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups


3 minutes' drive or 1.9km drive to Hobart CBD and Salamanca Waterfront.

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Cancellation policy

All bookings made on Beautiful Accommodation are subject to a cancellation fee of 12.5% (of the total transaction value), in addition to the existing cancellation policy of the property. Click here for Beautiful Accommodation's full terms and conditions. Please see the property's cancellation policy below:

PAYMENT TERMS: Deposit amount is 25% + valid credit card details. Balance will be charged to credit card 30 days prior to arrival. CANCELLATION TERMS: 30 days or more before check in: 25% deposit is non-refundable. If cancelled inside 30 days 100% cancellation fee applies. We highly recommend travel insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances.

Check-in policy

Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00