About Cascade Cottage
Cascade Cottage is a cosy two bedroom refurbished miner’s cottage, in the historic tin mining town of Derby, Tasmania. Derby is approximately 1.5 hours from Launceston, and 1 hour from St Helens, in Tasmania’s beautiful north east.
Situated just a few minutes’ walk from the village main street, and a short bike ride from the start of the soon to be completed Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Cascade Cottage overlooks a picturesque and peaceful valley. It is surrounded by well maintained gardens and has several areas to sit and enjoy the views, and the tranquillity.
The cottage sleeps 4, with a queen size bed and 2 singles, with all linen supplied. For an additional cost, a separate loft room is available which can accommodate up to 4 people, with a commercial quality fold a way bed, single and a double bed. Cascade Cottage has two sitting rooms, a fully self contained and well equipped kitchen with large gas range, fridge, microwave, water filter and espresso coffee machine, and slow cooker. There are two decks, (one covered,) with gas BBQ and outdoor setting.
There is a large laundry, and plenty of secure storage for bikes or other equipment. The start of the Blue Derby Bike Trails is just a few minutes from the house, meaning once the car is unpacked, it is not needed until departure time, so no riding time lost!
With electric heating to keep the house warm, and electric blankets on all beds, cold weather is no concern. A good collection of DVD’s, books and games are provided for your enjoyment.
A vegetable garden provides a variety of herbs and vegetables, depending on the time of the year. Guests are invited to help themselves to anything ready for use, if they so desire.
The rental fee includes the entire Cottage (up to 4 persons using a queen size bed and 2 single beds) and use of the laundry facilities located in a separate building. In addition the garage contains a secure storage area for bikes and equipment. The storage area contains a work bench and some basic mountain bike tools. There is also a bike wash bay located on the apron of the garage.
The (3rd bedroom) loft has room for up to 4 additional people. You will need to book for 5 or 6 people to secure the Loft. The Loft is generally only made up on demand. Example....as a variation if 3 or 4 people want 3 separate bedrooms then the Loft will need to be booked indicating 5 or 6 people. There is now a fully renovated 2nd bathroom located in the laundry building to service guests who are staying in the Loft. This new addition will get groups through their morning chores and onto the Trails quicker.
Interaction with Guests
Whilst we not on site, we make every endeavour to meet and greet our guests to ensure a comfortable check-in. We are contactable at any time to assist our guests.
If required breakfast and BBQ packs can be organised.
The historic village of Derby is located in the heart of Tasmania's beautiful North East. It is just a short drive from many interesting and beautiful places of interest such as world class golf courses at Bridport, walking trails, mountain bike trails, beaches, water falls and National Parks.
Locally in the forests at Derby, there are many kilometres of shared mountain bike/walking trails (officially opening Dec/Jan) which give access to water falls, wilderness areas, and historic tin mining sites. In addition there are cafes, arts and craft stores, Derby Schoolhouse Museum, Corner Store Tin Centre Café and Interpretation Centre (in addition to coffee and food) they offer bike hire, small repairs and bike accessories.
Cascade Cottage is not a party house. Our neighbours relish their peace and quiet, so we expect that our guests will also.
No undue noise
No smoking within the house please.
It is a condition of occupation that the Cottage will be left as found.....kitchen and all equipment should be washed and put away. If you have used the BBQ please clean and leave as you would expect to find.
Availability Minimum Stay: 2 night
Bookings are made through Airbnb. Our Enquiry buttons will take you through to that web site.