After being closed for five years one of Tasmania's landmark bed and breakfasts has reopened under new ownership in the lovely heritage village of Cygnet.
The Old Bank is a National Trust-listed 1909 Victorian building on the main street of Cygnet. With its rooms completely refurbished, it is a delightful country town retreat with three, stylish, beautifully appointed rooms overlooking the town square.
Cygnet is a creative, bustling town with local food, wines, ciders, coffee, galleries and markets to entice visitors, as well as Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans' Fat Pig Farm.
The hamlet is surrounded by beautiful countryside but offers small town facilities including cafés and shops.
One of the luxurious bedrooms has an en suite bathroom and the other two private bathrooms across the corridor.
Separate reservations can be taken for each room or the property can be booked in its entirety. The Franc and Sterling rooms have luxury queen beds and the Sovereign room king-sized bed.
All rooms, beautifully furnished, light and airy, have TVs, DVD Player and DVDs on request, in-room heaters, free wifi and Netflix, luxury toiletries, premium linen,
warm bathrobes, slippers and hairdryer and are serviced daily.
There is complimentary tea and coffee and, from mid February, the lovely Conservatory Café will serve breakfasts and lunches Friday-Tuesdays.
The property has several private rooms in which guests can enjoy a read, a board game or a complimentary glass of port, and there are several outdoor areas, as well as on on-site orchard and a ritzy homewares store.
One of the most stylish B&Bs on the island state. Highly recommended and kudos to owner Sharon Ireland.
Cygnet Old Bank is at 20 Mary Street, Cygnet, 7112. (03) 6295 1818. www.cygnetoldbank.com.au.