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Images c/o-Renee Thurson


Shepherds Story has been restored from the rubble of sandstone left from the original cottage, retaining the old where possible. Lime plaster walls and exposed timber beams with natural organic bedding, linen and finishings provide a warm, luxurious natural feel.

Simplicity with just enough of what is needed and an emphasis on slowing down and savouring the moment are gently encouraged with thoughtful inclusions.

Tasmania is home to many beautiful, charming, historic towns but few compare with Ross. Warm local sandstone buildings, cobbled paths and grand old elm trees transport you back to the 19th century. Reminiscent of colonial townships of the Cotswolds or Oxfordshire in the UK. Ross holds a timelessness that is beautifully preserved and is arguably the finest 19th-century village in Australia.

Located a 2min walk from the main heritage street and surrounded by farmland and green pastures Shepherd's Story sits beautifully within the landscape.

Designed with purpose and intentionally pared-back, offering its guests just enough of what is needed, gently nudging its guest to slow down and savour these special moments.

The restored 1830s cottage takes the former foundation (bare earth) with over two-thirds of the original structure reclaimed from the site. Partly off-grid with power coming complelety from solar panels on the north facing roof.

Natural materials and a soft colour palette create a luxurious old-world experience that is unpretentious in luxury and timeless in design.

Sandstone walls - Limewash paint - Tasmanian Timbers - Natural Fibers Throughout

The space boasts a luxurious organic latex queen bed covered in french linen and organic cotton pillows.

Thick sandstone walls provide insulated warmth in the cooler months and cooling in the warmer months. Equipped with a wood-burning stove providing the warmth, sounds and smells every cottage stay warrants. When you arrive the fire will be ready to go, so you only need to light the fire for subsequent fires, easy how-to guides are provided.

Custom-built seamlessly integrated gas stovetops offer efficient cooking over flame. Alternatively, outdoor barbecue facilities are provided.

Stainless Steel Plates and Bowls - Wasabi Chef Kinefs - Brushed Metal Utensils - Tasmanian Blackwood Chopping Board

Oval freestanding bath, herringbone shower and freestanding concrete basin. Offering a simplistic and re-energising space with limewashed walls for zero VOCs. Organic botanical soaps, waffle linen towels and robes.

Open-air woodfired hot tub and fire allow you to slow down, unwind and relax. Easy how-to guides walk you through setting up and operating the hot tub.

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