Experience authentic Tasmanian country living

Historic accommodation… one hour from Hobart

Situated in the magnificent Tasmanian Central Highland and nestled beside the stunning Derwent Valley, Rathmore is an historic sheep property settled in 1828, offering elegant heritage and rustic chic accommodation options for up to 26 guests. Near the towns of Bothwell, Hamilton and New Norfolk, we offer a unique, authentic Tasmanian country living experience and retreat venue with 10 bedrooms to suit your budget with bespoke options available. Owners Cally and Richard Lyons want to share the beautiful country lifestyle they have curated with you.
Our story

Passion, energy, positivity, vision and grit have shaped my fascinating lifetime of successful business ventures including travel consultancy, corporate catering, events and hosting accommodation for 25 years.

I grew up on a Queensland sheep property, with almost identical shearers quarters, cottage and shearing shed, so owning Rathmore, a sheep property that was in one family for 150 years has taken me back to my roots.

My husband Richard, an engineering surveyor, and I are thrilled to share Rathmore’s rich heritage and its history with you.

We honeymooned in Tasmania in 2003 and decided then we wanted a Tasmanian paradise one day. Having 6 children with some finishing their education, businesses and developments in Queensland amongst health crises, it was December 2015 when we inspected Rathmore. It was the only property we looked at, but we fell in love with it, as we are confident you will too.

Cally Lyons, owner
Our story

Passion, energy, positivity, vision and grit have shaped my fascinating lifetime of successful business ventures including travel consultancy, corporate catering, events and hosting accommodation for 25 years.

I grew up on a Queensland sheep property, with almost identical shearers quarters, cottage and shearing shed, so owning Rathmore, a sheep property that was in one family for 150 years has taken me back to my roots.

My husband Richard, an engineering surveyor, and I are thrilled to share Rathmore’s rich heritage and its history with you.

We honeymooned in Tasmania in 2003 and decided then we wanted a Tasmanian paradise one day. Having 6 children with some finishing their education, businesses and developments in Queensland amongst health crises, it was December 2015 when we inspected Rathmore. It was the only property we looked at, but we fell in love with it, as we are confident you will too.

Cally Lyons, owner
What our guests had to say

***** 5-star rating on TripAdvisor

“Cally and Richard are generous and welcoming hosts.”
Beautiful Colonial sandstone homestead set on [almost] 100 acres, shearers’ quarters and cottage situated in the pretty Derwent Valley offers a range of accommodation to meet different needs. Cally and Richard are generous and welcoming hosts and very accommodating. I loved the vase of autumn berries and glass of fresh mint awaiting in the cottage.
“Enjoy the country life and indulge…”
Wonderful stay at Rathmore House. A true escape from a hectic city life to the superb scenic Derwent Valley countryside. Elegant furnishings within the home, luxury oozing everywhere from the choice of linen to added features designed to provide an outstanding experience. The Shearers Quarters are a wonderful reviving of the original buildings providing a memorable stay for anyone wanting a really great getaway.
“Cally and Richard are generous and welcoming hosts.”
Beautiful Colonial sandstone homestead set on [almost] 100 acres, shearers’ quarters and cottage situated in the pretty Derwent Valley offers a range of accommodation to meet different needs. Cally and Richard are generous and welcoming hosts and very accommodating. I loved the vase of autumn berries and glass of fresh mint awaiting in the cottage.
“Enjoy the country life and indulge…”
Wonderful stay at Rathmore House. A true escape from a hectic city life to the superb scenic Derwent Valley countryside. Elegant furnishings within the home, luxury oozing everywhere from the choice of linen to added features designed to provide an outstanding experience. The Shearers Quarters are a wonderful reviving of the original buildings providing a memorable stay for anyone wanting a really great getaway.
Rathmore formal dining room
Rathmore House
Stay with us in our idyllic Georgian sandstone homestead, Rathmore House. We have four guest rooms available with iron beds, electric blankets, warm wool doonas, heating or cooling and two of our guest rooms have fireplaces. Join us for dinner in our elegant dining room or at the 16 seat kitchen table; relax with a wine in our spacious and comfortable sitting room by the fireplace and toast marshmallows. Alternatively you are welcome to self-cater.
Rathmore heritage accommodation
Shearers’ Quarters
Shearers’ Quarters Rathmore is revived historic accommodation for the adventurous. Stay in your country room with access to a shared mess room with fireplace and well equipped kitchen. Enjoy tamed nature, wildlife and millions of stars, explore, hike, trout fish or golf nearby. There is an outdoor campfire and BBQ. Board games are available from the homestead.

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