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About this listing

Located in one of Tasmania’s most picturesque valleys, Lilydale House can be your base to visit the North-East of the island. 2 private rooms to choose from, fabulous newly renovated bathrooms, a great kitchen to use for your breakfast, and veggies from the garden; home…!!!

The space

This house was build in 1940s by the owner of the supermarket which is next door. I have been renovating for a while to create a space where I can welcome artists and visitors, a space where I can share my work with Balinese masks. There is still a bit of work to do on the house and by staying you'll help be in continuing with this project. In spite of the fact that we are in the middle of the village, the place is rather quiet; you can see Mt Arthur soaring above you and … call you…invite you to explore nature. Also the Lilydale falls are not far and gardens and vineyards are various in the area. If you like the idea of seeing the forest from above I recommend to try the TreeTops Adventure experience at just over 5 minutes drive from Lilydale. The Lavender Farm is at 10 min circa drive towards and the goat cheese farm could a very tasteful stop on its way. More to see before heading off to Bridport or Bay of Fire. Contact me for further info on the area.

There are two rooms available. One room is an ensuite with a double bed with a spring mattress. this room sleeps no more than 2 people. If you need to book for more people the second room need to be booked https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/2420687. The bathroom of the second room is just at 3 steps away. This second room has a double size futon (wool and cotton futon), great for those who love a strong support. You are welcome to use the kitchen and use the indoor and outdoor space as you please. Great organic coffee and tea will be available all day and if I'll be at home I'll be happy to share my breakfast with you… and you can receive a full training in using an Italian moka/coffee machine…including how to clean it. Yes you can use that too, just like everything else in the kitchen. Currently I do have a small fridge, but the supermarket is next door; we do not really need to store food. Also my garden will be your garden; help yourself with whatever is in season including raspberry, strawberry and blubbery.

Sometimes I'll be away on tour, so we may not be able to meet; someone else will take care of you. Please, let me know if you wish to be at the Lilydale House only if I'll be at home. In the latter case my interaction with you depends on you; If you need help, information I'm going to be there for you; if you wish an "Italian Made Coffee" I'll be there for you as well, if you wish to receive the essential logistic information only, I'll do that too. Keep informed, keep in touch by liking the Lilydale House (website hidden) page (website hidden)

This is the real CBD of the village; next to the supermarket; 3 minutes away from the Memorial Hall- site of the monthly Lilydale Village Market (every second Sunday) and the Court House- home of the Art&Craft Coop . 30 seconds from the take-away, the post office, the hairdresser, and the masseur/herbalist. 45 seconds from the pharmacy and 2 minutes from the coffee shop/restaurant/pub and the petrol station. All in a beautiful valley, on a road adorned by beautiful painted poles (thanks to the Lilydale Arts) and surrounded by green mountains.

Public transport is once a days from and to Launceston. If you are not driving, please contact me for details.

I do not have TV or land line. I use my mobile phone for all my communications.
If you need internet you can use our public library or online internet centre, at 5 minutes walk. Both Telstra and Optus have a good range if you have a 3G or 4G phone. 2G may not work. Please email if you need further info regarding communication.
Some parts of the house are not fully renovated; It is still a work in progress…

Guest access

There are two rooms available. One room is an ensuite with a double bed with a spring mattress. this room sleeps no more than 2 people. If you need to book for more people the second room need to be booked https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/2420687. The bathroom of the second room is just at 3 steps away. This second room has a double size futon (wool and cotton futon), great for those who love a strong support. You are welcome to use the kitchen and use the indoor and outdoor space as you please. Great organic coffee and tea will be available all day and if I'll be at home I'll be happy to share my breakfast with you… and you can receive a full training in using an Italian moka/coffee machine…including how to clean it. Yes you can use that too, just like everything else in the kitchen. Currently I do have a small fridge, but the supermarket is next door; we do not really need to store food. Also my garden will be your garden; help yourself with whatever is in season including raspberry, strawberry and blubbery.

Interaction with guests

Sometimes I'll be away on tour, so we may not be able to meet; someone else will take care of you. Please, let me know if you wish to be at the Lilydale House only if I'll be at home. In the latter case my interaction with you depends on you; If you need help, information I'm going to be there for you; if you wish an "Italian Made Coffee" I'll be there for you as well, if you wish to receive the essential logistic information only, I'll do that too. Keep informed, keep in touch by liking the Lilydale House (website hidden) page (website hidden)

Other things to note

I do not have TV or land line. I use my mobile phone for all my communications.
If you need internet you can use our public library or online internet centre, at 5 minutes walk. Both Telstra and Optus have a good range if you have a 3G or 4G phone. 2G may not work. Please email if you need further info regarding communication.
Some parts of the house are not fully renovated; It is still a work in progress…


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Security Deposit: £92
Weekly Discount: 14%
Weekend Price: £34 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please, no smoking and no pets indoor. You are required to to keep the kitchen clean and dry the shower after use. If you require a cleaner at extra cost please contact me. If you would like to stay longer I can propose a discounted rates.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

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Elena User Profile
March 2016
If you are looking for a quiet and secluded place to rest and relax, this is it. Carmencita is the perfect host, she makes you feel welcome even before you arrive. Every single area of the house displays her vibrant personality. My ensuite bedroom was comfy, clean, neat, spacious and had everything I needed. The garden is fantastic and has a wide range of vegetables that you can cook in her handy kitchen. The listing description is accurate. Lilydale is a perfect getaway, its residents are amazing and the market is a great way to meet them, as well as the local pub. You can also go hiking in Mt Arthur or visit Lilydale falls, both are walking distance (if you like to walk) from Cita's place.

Cathryn User Profile
Cathryn
June 2015
Carmencita arranged for her friend, Simon to meet us. Simon was very helpful and made us feel at home. He even made us an apple and rhubarb crumble for our second night's stay! The room and ensuite was comfortable and clean. The house had a lovely arty/retro feel. The house is conveniently located next to a small supermarket and it's a short country drive to Launceston and nearby wineries. You can also walk to two good cafes and a local craft shop.

Jocelyn User Profile
April 2015
Carmencita greeted me warmly even though I was later arriving than I expected. Her directions to her home were clear and accurate, no problem finding her home. The bedroom was very comfortable and en-suite was spotless and more than adequate. Carmencita was a splendid host, inviting me to make use of her kitchen and sharing her home grown vegies with me. She is a good advertisement for airbnb.

Michael User Profile
January 2015
Cam has being a wonderful host. Told me a lot tips and plan my trips for me. The house is nice set up. Private bath room very clean. Great place for staying if you are visiting the lavender farm or driving through the east coast. Will stay again thanks

Jim User Profile
January 2015
Carmancitais a knowledgeable, helpful and charming host. The rooms are clean tidy,the beds are comfortable and warm. the art is very interesting A great base for touring the North East and the wineries.

Vanessa User Profile
January 2015
This was a great house to stay and really relaxing to be able to sleep in, cook in the fantastic industrial kitchen, pick berries from the garden and chat to the lovely and vibrant Carmencita. Excellent value for money considering the big rooms with large beds and clean, modern private bathrooms.

Lyn User Profile
January 2015
Sorry, I have been too busy or out of service on this trip to reply before now. Thank you Carmencita for a warm welcome even though you weren't there. Your house was lovely and bed comfortable. It was nice to meet you in the morning. You have put in a lot of effort renovating and I wish you well with the rest.

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Carmencita User Profile

I was born in Sicily-Italy, I lived for 10 years circa in Bali-Indonesia and now I'm in Tasmania-Australia. I'm clearly and island hopper… I'm specialised in Balinese mask dance drama and this passion takes me in various places. Even if I love travelling and working with people with diverse cultural backgrounds I decided to "be adopted" by Lilydale, a little village far away from everywhere, but with a vibrant community life and not too far from the most amazing coast; Bay of Fires. Being able to grow the food that I eat is another thing that I love; I'm happy to share all this with you. (more about my activities?

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