Shearers Quarters

Enjoy our historic farm accommodation, with five very comfortable bedrooms

Rustic Chic


Shearers Quarters Rathmore is revived historic accommodation for the adventurous. Stay in your country room with access to a shared Messroom with fireplace and well equipped kitchen. Communal Washroom has bathtub, shower, vanity, toilet, washing machine, clothes dryer, washing powder, iron and hair dryer.

Enjoy nature, wildlife, farm animals and millions of stars, explore, hike, trout fish or play golf nearby. There is an outdoor campfire and BBQ. Board games are available from the homestead.

A recent guest said “Rathmore is a magical place, especially if you are travelling with children…feeding the chickens and ducks and a walk looking at platypus.  Simply perfect.”  Another guest commented “This place will purify your soul. Perfect experience.”

We highly recommend staying three or more days as many guests such as Rebecca who visited in May commented “Only wish we could have stayed here longer. We’ll be back!”  In March Susan commented “We came for one night and stayed a week…that says it all really…awesome and we didn’t want to leave.”


Platypus Queen

Master guest room opposite the Washroom. Electric blanket, heater, bedside tables and lamps.


Wombat Twin

Electric blankets, heater, bedside table and lamp.


Pademelon Twin

Electric blankets, heater, bedside table and lamp.


Merino Queen

Electric blanket, heater, bedside tables and lamps. Most suitable if a cot is required.


Possum Triple

Queen bed and single bed. Electric blankets, heater, bedside tables and lamps.

Rathmore Cottage

Stay in our self-contained Cooks Cottage


Formerly the Shearers Cooks Cottage where meals were prepared by a cook and eaten by the shearers in a large living area, this one bedroom cottage has queen bed with electric blanket, chest of drawers and bedside tables.

Two single beds (original Shearers Stretchers) with electric blankets and double sofa bed are in the living area with well equipped kitchen and fireplace. There is a BBQ on the back verandah and an outdoor campfire. See more Cottage photos under Book.

There is one bathroom with shower, vanity, toilet, washing machine and iron. We provide washing powder as well as a hair dryer and TV!  Board games are available from the homestead.

Pet friendly under certain conditions. Discuss your needs with Cally when booking. Owners must guarantee good control and take full responsibility for their pet as Rathmore is a working farm.


The Shearers Quarters and Rathmore Cottage both have well-equipped kitchens so you can self-cater during your stay at Rathmore. A popular option is to use the slow cookers so you have a delicious hot meal on your return from a day exploring the Derwent Valley. If you need inspiration, try Rathmore’s delicious recipes. A guest commented “We brought lamb and veggies and made the best country stew, with Cally’s home made relish. Yum!”

Dinner in Rathmore House with a glass of Tasmanian wine, canapes & dessert is available on request with 48 hours notice. Approximately $50 per person.

Cheese, charcuterie platters and picnic hampers are also available on request with 48 hours notice.

    • Wireless Internet
    • Breakfast provisions
    • Indoor fireplace & outdoor campfire
    • Heating
    • Towels, bed linen, soap & toilet paper
  • Washing machine & clothes dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hair dryer, shampoo & conditioner
  • Hot water
  • Free parking
  • Lock on bedroom door
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector