top of page
Naivasha Cottage Logo

   Self-Contained Accommmodation   


As seen on Top Australian Homes

Secluded waterfront getaway perfect for couples and families. Relax in front of the fire with a book, have a picnic by the pond, gaze at the stars, feed the chickens and ducks and collect fresh eggs.

Or relax in the 120 year old bath in the open air bath house. This is the perfect hideaway in the bush.

If you do decide to venture out, the riverside town of Deloraine is just 5 mins away. Or it's an easy commute to Launceston, Cradle Mountain, Mole Creek Caves, Liffey Falls, Trowunna Wildlife Park, The Truffle Farm.




The Space

This 100 year old cottage is built of the timber and stone on which it stands. It has been sensitively renovated, keeping many original features.

The generous living room has beautiful bush and water views. It's heated by a wood fire (ample firewood is provided) and also has a reverse cycle airconditioner. There's also a TV (with Netflix) and a small selection of dvd's, books and board games. The beautiful antique blackwood table comfortably seats 6.

If you decide to dine in, the spacious kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, microwave oven, electric stove and oven and full size fridge. We provide tea (green and black) ground coffee (with pour over and plunger), hot chocolate & marshmallows, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Our 3 bedrooms comfortably sleep 6. Our beds have quality linens, plush mattresses, electric blankets, hot water bottles and a choice of pillows. Bedroom 1 & 2 have queen beds, bedroom 3 has long single beds (ideal for teens and adults). You're welcome to bring your own cot. (We can provide a high chair on request)

We have Telstra mobile coverage (it also supports mobile providers that use the Telstra network, including Aldi, Boost, Belong). There is ample high speed Wifi.

The bathroom has a shower over the bath.

The laundry has a washing machine, iron and clothes airer.

And our 120 year old outdoor bath is the ultimate in luxury - the open air bath house looks out over the lake and native bush and is finished off with linen curtains.

Out on the patio we have a comfortable outdoor dining area a webber bbq and gorgeous water and bush views.


Our friendly chooks provide free range eggs (please note that this is not guaranteed - our girls tend to lay less in winter) and the ducks on the lake provide endless entertainment



Our Guidebook

Nearby attractions

Cradle Mountain, Mole Creek Caves, Melita Honey Farm, 41 South Salmon and Ginseng farm, Trowunna Wildlife Park (for devils, quolls, wombats, birds), The Truffle Farm (join Anna for a Truffle Hunt and lunch)

Some of our favourite eateries

In Deloraine: Frank and Lotti Espresso Bar (for coffe and patries/light lunch), Deloraine Deli (open till 4pm) Brush Rabbit (coffee and homewares), Bush Inn Brewhouse (best pizza in town).

Out of town: Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm, Ashgrove dairy, Anvers chocolate, Van Diemens Land Ice Creamery, Western Tiers Distillerey, Meander Valley Vineyard

Short walks

Liffey Falls

Meander Falls

West Mooreland Falls

Alum Cliffs

From the deck  Naivasha Cottage Tasmania


Quotation mark

What a fabulously peaceful, relaxing cottage! Great beds, plenty of room to spread out, wonderful views of the dam/pond. And all the wildlife! The house was very well equipped with everything a family would need. Linda was always available if needed, to answer silly questions about the dvd player! Feeding the chooks and being able to hear birds instead of traffic was such a delight! We will certainly come back to Naivasha Cottage as soon as possible! Thanks so much Linda.
- Irene and Doug.



The oldest part of the cottage was built by Walter Larcombes 100 years ago. He received a land grant as a returning war veteran and built a home and family here. Walter's grandson still lives on the property next door.
In the early 1970s it was bought by an Irishman named Sam Truesdale who extended the building and started enclosing the timber structure with stone from the property. A neighbour told me that Sam "built the place with a chain saw". He harvested timber from the bush and laid it as flooring. Beams were made from recycled power poles. Sam was a bit of a hoarder and a great recycler. He also enlarged the dam out the front of the house.
The current owners started extensive renovation of the cottage in 2011. Many original features were retained, like Sam's toilet roll holder, made of a wattle branch and some wire.

Their favourite addition to the house is the large picture windows in the living room and the outdoor bath.

bottom of page