Accommodation in a heritage listed former coaching inn – Longford, Tasmania


Luxury Travel Guide's Traditional Hotel Australia award - The Racecourse Inn, Longford

The Racecourse Inn offers stylish heritage B&B accommodation, with warm country hospitality in historic Longford, one of Tasmania’s oldest villages.   

Located only 15 minutes from Launceston airport, 20 minutes from the centre of Launceston and one hour from the Spirit of Tasmania terminal in Devonport, The Racecourse Inn is the perfect base for touring Northern Tasmania.

Set in lovely, English style heritage cottage gardens, this beautifully restored Georgian coaching inn features five en-suite guest rooms , individually furnished with period antiques.  Upstairs are three delightful attic rooms with dormer windows and sloping timber-lined ceilings, and downstairs two generous bedrooms, including a spacious heritage suite with a king-sized bed and double spa bath.

Your accommodation includes a full cooked and continental breakfast featuring tasty, locally sourced Tasmanian ingredients, many of them home-grown and hand picked daily from our kitchen garden, chooks and orchard.  Guests may also enjoy our cosy, licensed guest lounge and fire.

This beautiful building was originally the “Northern Hotel”, renamed the”Railway Hotel”, and subsequently the “Racecourse Hotel” after the Longford racecourse, Australia’s oldest continuously raced track. With roses trailing over its convict-made bricks, the picture-perfect two-storey Georgian B&B (built 1860) is steeped in the history of Longford, one of the earliest villages settled in Tasmania (c.1813).  For those interested in history, the building itself contains some rare and unusual architectural features, including one of only two barrel vaulted ceilings in Tasmania.

We are only five minutes away from Longford’s main tourist attractions, including two UNESCO World Heritage listed properties, Brickendon Estate and Woolmers Estate (home to the National Rose Garden), and a short drive from the Tamar Valley and Northern Tasmanian wine routes, and some of the best fly fishing lakes and streams in Australia, including Brumbys Creek, The Macquarie and South Esk Rivers, and Tasmania’s highland lakes.

(0409) 886 350

Top of our list for next visit

Found this delightful b n b at last minute. This place is heavenly. A lot of love and artistic flair has gone in to this charming, old world accommodation. Loved talking to the host and appreciated the guided tour of the gardens. Spacious guest areas and every little thing you could want was there. Breakfast was special. Top of our … Read More

Wanda Warne

Beautiful accommodation and warm welcome

We spent 3 nights in this delightful B & B – 29/3/18 – 1/4/18. After 3 weeks travelling around Tasmania this was, without a doubt, the best place we stayed. The historic inn is beautifully and comfortably decorated with many extra thoughtful touches – hot water bottles, fresh flowers in the rooms, on the breakfast table and everywhere, Easter eggs … Read More

A delightful step back in time

It sounds trite to say “everything”, but that is just how it was. A beautiful old building that has been restored so that it showcases its history in a comfortable way. Running one’s hand down the bannisters one can really feel the presence of all those people who have done the same thing in the past. Faewyn on – … Read More

Hospitality Plus

Wonderful stay in a wonderful B&B. Worth every cent. Most hospitable hosts, friendly, helpful, informative, welcoming , faultless. Great service. Only place to stay in the town of Longford. Great breakfasts, with great local produce and providence. Will be back there again. A reason why Tasmania is such a great destination. Good proximity to Launceston and north east and the … Read More

This is a Jane Austen type of experience

This is a Jane Austen type of experience, words from an Austen fan. And don?t miss the little black lambs and chicken in the backyard. I came in the rose season and there couldn?t be a even more beautiful place to stay in. And the hospitality was just so welcoming. Definitely highly recommended! Jessica L. (Hong Kong) – instant feedback … Read More

Jessica L.
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