Waverley Croft, built in 1982, a dolls house like cottage on one level with under floor heating as well as a small wood fire, is ideally suited for a romantic interlude. Situated in a rural setting, 5 km west of Oatlands in the heart of Tasmania, it lends itself as a central base from which to see Tasmania.
Although best suited for a couple, the cottage does also have two single beds. The Croft was built completely from recycled materials and has a very special atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. A great place to be restored from the hassles of life.
Ideally situated as a central spot to see Tasmania and live in the history of the area. Oatlands is a peaceful, pretty colonial township just off the Midlands Highway (A1), about 84km north of Hobart. The town has more Georgian and early colonial buildings than any other town in Australia.
There is a chemist, library, post office, two banks, two butchers, two supermarkets, two take-aways, two service stations, a draper and a newsagent. Blossoms of Oatlands and the Stables do light meals. There are two pubs, one with a restaurant "Mishla on High" and we have 2 coffee shops incorporating an Art Gallery and an Antique Shop. There are 3 antique shops and the Central Tasmanian Tourism Centre also has a wonderful selection of Tasmanian crafts for sale. We have an R.S.L Club, Rotary, bowls, golf, football and a swimming pool. There are three churches; Catholic, Church of England and Uniting Church. All these welcome visitors.
The district is a rural area and Oatlands is a small village with the greatest attraction being the number of colonial buildings in the vicinity. Oatlands boasts the greatest number of Georgian buildings in the nation! The highlight is the Callington Mill Complex.
One hour gets you to Launceston, Hobart and the East Coast and Central Highlands. Of course, closer to home there is a nice drive to Interlaken, then either down to Bothwell or Tunbridge, Ross and back to your cottage. Interlaken, is one of the best fishing areas in the state. Licences and fishing tackle can be purchased ay Mancey's Shop is Oatlands.