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The Croft, Arden Retreat

LOCATION: Richmond


Images c/o Arden

Gently nestled amongst a preservation of Peppermint and Blue Gums, on the outskirts of

the historic village of Richmond, is The Croft at Arden. Across Arden’s 140 acres, the

undulations distinguish low-lying pasture, where sheep graze and chickens roam, from the

Tasmanian bushland which sits elevated along the ridgelines. It is here, amongst the

Tasmanian bush, that The Croft, an exquisitely appointed two-bedroom cabin, is nestled.

With absolute seclusion, you will immerse yourself in the natural environment, gently

stepping into a slowing of time and a stillness of mind.


A Tasmanian-made woodfired hot tub, set just off the deck, entices a long soak. Lay back,

enveloped in the warmth of the tub, as the breeze catches the Gums and gently ripples the

water. As day gives way to evening, watch the moon rise and bask in starlight, with

The Croft’s seclusion enhancing Tasmania’s dark, star-speckled skies.

The warm glow of flames flickering in the outdoor fireplace is alluring. Gather around.

Share a local pinot perfectly paired with cheese, chocolate and conversation. Collect

and shape your stick for toasting marshmallows. And allow conversations to linger longer in

the glow of the embers.

Your closest neighbours will be the wildlife which thrives at Arden. Wallabies, echidnas, and

a vast birdlife will pass by The Croft. Look up and you are likely to see two

wedgetail eagles soaring and circling, their nest protected by its position tucked under

Arden’s hilltop.


For those willing to venture further afield, there is much to entice. The historic village of

Richmond is five minutes away, with a selection of cafes, and antique and homewares stores.

Richmond is the centre of the Coal River Valley wine region, with an abundance of vineyard

and distillery cellar doors, restaurants, and local producers, including award-winning Coal

River Farm for cheese and chocolate.


All elements of The Croft’s architectural design, craftsmanship and considered styling seek

to coalesce built and natural environments. The Blue Gum cladding is felled from the

property and milled locally. The glass frontage connects the interior to the surrounding

bushland, capturing the sun’s first rays, drawing in natural light and warmth, and the large-

tiered deck provides a seamless connection between indoors and outdoors.


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