Langdale Farm's spacious and comfy guest rooms are in one wing of our house, offering farm-stay accommodation with gourmet food producers on a small real-life working farm in the Tamar Valley of northern Tasmania. As our guests, you have your own spacious living room with kitchenette, an outdoor patio area with barbecue, a separate bedroom and guest bathroom (doubles as our laundry). In the kitchenette you will find a fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle. Outside you have your own barbecue, for cooked breakfasts or dinner. There is a variety of places to enjoy lunch or evening meals a short distance away by car. The guest bathroom is a spacious room and is also our family laundry, which we access during the day when you are out. You are welcome to use our laundry facilities. This is a small working farm and food business on five acres. We raise rare breed Wessex Saddleback pigs which we keep free range in our bush block. You are welcome to visit and help feed them while you stay, accompanied by Oliver who will tell you all about them. Oliver also makes our delicious gourmet pork sausages, smoky bacon, which he cures in Suffolk ale and then smokes here on the farm, and chorizo. He builds his own wood-smokers and will gladly show you them, possibly in action! Breakfast goodies included in the rate are cereals and yoghurt, bread, butter and jams, fruit juice, milk and of course tea and coffee. We use Tasmanian produce as far as possible and occasionally farm-made if we have been baking or cooking. In addition, we offer gourmet breakfast packs of our own farm-made premium pork sausages and farm-smoked bacon, with local eggs and tomatoes from the garden (in season). These are available for you to buy and cook on the barbecue for breakfast or dinner. All our meat products are free range and nitrate-free. Enjoy views across the paddocks, bush block where the chooks roam and vegetable gardens from your guest rooms. When fruit and veg is in season we're happy for you to pick and taste and occasionally we'll leave you an offering - there's raspberries, strawberries, pears, apples, salad leaves and more. Visit the pigs and maybe even some piglets in the birthing shed! And you're welcome to feed the chooks who will be roaming around in the bush block - you'll find a jar of chook feed by the door. Langdale Farm is in a semi-rural area called Glengarry, a tiny spot made up mostly of small farms, eight kilometres west of the picturesque Tamar River. In your rooms you will find our brochure on places to visit and eat both in our area and a little further afield, with pics and some details. We are on the Tamar Valley wine route, in one of the world's premier cool climate wine regions with award winning boutique wineries close at hand. Wine is also available to buy in your guests rooms, in case you haven't made it to a cellar door just yet! The farm is a 30 minute drive from Launceston. We are also an ideal stop before or from the Spirit of Tasmania ferry at Devonport, a 45 minute drive away. We're in an ideal position for exploring the north and north-east of Tasmania, within easy driving distance of award winning attractions and stunning destinations in all directions. Bridestowe Lavender Farm Hillwood Strawberry Farm Ashgrove Cheese Factory Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Anvers Chocolate Factory Harvest Launceston farmers' market - Delicious magazine award winner! Tamar Valley Cruises Beaconsfield Heritage Centre Natural attractions and walks - Greens Beach and Low Heads at the head of the Tamar River Paper Beach and Supply River on the Tamar Notley Fern Gorge for a local gentle bush walk A little further afield is Liffey Falls, Chudleigh and Mole Creek Cradle Mountain - doable in a day but well worth staying longer. Beautiful nearby towns and cities to explore – Elegant Launceston Historic Westbury and Deloraine Evandale with its regular Sunday market Rural Chudleigh and Mole Creek Caves While we like to respect your privacy, we are usually around and happy to help with visitor tips and recommendations. Oliver loves nothing more than to talk about pigs, pork, sausages and smoking! And Fiona can tell you all about local beauty spots, wineries and visitor attractions. If we are not available in person, we are both just a mobile phone call away. (Telstra offers the best coverage in Tasmania, other carriers may be patchy.) We are happy to show you around the farm and give you a taste of rural Tasmanian life. WRITING AND EDITING SERVICES A freelance writer and editor with many years' experience, Fiona offers a two hour consulting session on that family history or other piece of creative writing that you've had tucked away in a bottom drawer. Enquire before you arrive to ensure a booking, and have your manuscript ready to send by email. Cost: $180 payable at session.