‘Lyons Retreat’ looks across to the humble cottage that was the birthplace of the country’s only Tasmanian born Prime Minister – Joseph Lyons. The character and aspect of the room evoke empathetic imaginings of how Lyons may have spent his first tumultuous years within the cottage and how the home and his family life shaped his destiny.

Beneath the constant vigil of The Nut, the cottage next door was where the formative years of his early childhood played out. Bookended by opposing elemental landscapes – one like a fortress and the other like the open arms of a lover – his pragmatism and ambition was sparked within the walls which represented the very definition of home.




  • King suite with luxurious linens
  • Comfortable and stylish lounge area
  • Dining setting and custom kitchenette
  • Sweeping bay views that take in the bay and many of the towns historic buildings including the Joe Lyons Cottage next door
  • Private patio accessed from French doors
  • Stylish ensuite with walk in shower
  • Adaptability to split into a twin bed arrangement if desired

from AUD$400 / PER NIGHT

Each tastefully decorated suite features an ensuite, kitchenette with a toaster, coffee pod machine, kettle, microwave, bar fridge and crockery. Your stay includes a simple continental breakfast of fresh baked bread, Tasmanian jams & leatherwood honey, toasted muesli, rhubarb compote, poached apple, Greek yoghurt, milk, juice, and a selection of artisan Tasmanian teas and coffee pods. 

Enjoy in the privacy of your suite or take in the fresh salt air and views on your private patio.

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements as we are happy to supply gluten free and dairy free options on request.


Amongst all the expected staples, the custom kitchenette includes a coffee pod machine, toaster, microwave and bar fridge.

Full coffee machine is located in the guest lounge.


In the stone stables guests will find a gym & yoga room for their enjoyment.


The stables also house a guest laundry.