Farm Stay | Old Forest Vale Farm
Set under the Great Western Tiers in Northern Tasmania, surrounded by four acres of country gardens, ‘The Studio’ at Old Forest Vale Farm provides guests with a farm stay experience and a touch of gourmet luxury.
The Studio provides a private sanctuary for you to enjoy the surrounds of the Cressy area whilst 35 minutes from Launceston, only a 30 minute drive from Launceston airport and under 2 hours from Hobart.
We are excited to launch in December 2019 our Summer Truffle Experiences. These packages will allow you to enjoy our normal farm stay and join us on a hunt with a highly trained truffle dog searching for the sweet nutty aromatic black summer truffle. Then enjoy dinner highlighted by the days truffles with the best produce Tasmania has to offer. These exclusive packages are held throughout the summer season.
Truffle Package inclusions:
Minimum 2 night stay
Truffle Hunt with a trained truffle dog
Dinner 1 night highlighted by our truffles and the best Tasmanian produce of the season. (2nd night dinner can be arranged utilising seasonal ingredients, refer to the meal packages below).
Breakfast provisions of our own freshly baked bread, milk, butter, home-made jam and eggs from the girls. Also, parfaits of local yoghurt, home-grown or local fruit and home-made granola.
Airport transfers are available at an extra cost, refer to the booking page to pre-arrange.
'The Studio' at Old Forest Vale Farm consists of a two story studio, seperate from the main house but close by. Included in your tariff per stay are breakfast provisions of home-made bread, eggs from the girls, butter and home-made jam along with breakfast parfaits of fresh fruit, yoghurt and home-made granola.
Downstairs contains the dining, kitchenette, Eames chair with ottoman, electric fireplace and bathroom with shower, vanity, toilet and Therapy Range Shampoo, Conditioner, body wash and lotion.
Upstairs a cathedral style ceiling sits above the living area with King furniture lounge, Smart TV, Bose bluetooth and electric fireplace. Before you arrive download your favourite movies or shows to stream on the smart TV and watch during your stay. A queen sized luxury mattress with a choice of comfy and supportive pillows ensures a good nights sleep.
Enjoy with a relaxing drink on your balcony overlooking the breathtaking views of the Great Wester Tiers which are forever changing with the light of day, and views over the garden. Have breakfast (lunch or dinner) on your own verandah downstairs with sitting area overlooking the garden and BBQ with gas burner.
We understand that we are not a fully self contained offering therefore we can provide BBQ packs with home made sides and salads or fully cooked meals during your stay at an extra cost. We also offer platters of local produce including cheese, crackers, fruit and home-made candied walnuts. Check out our Meal Packages page for options.
Please contact us directly for meal package bookings. We’d prefer 24-48 hours notice so we can accomodate your selections.
We are a 20 acre small holding in the true sense of the word. The house garden is 4 acres of mature trees and year round flowers and foliage. Walk the paths throughout the garden to see what is in bloom.
The orchard is home to our flock of ducks and chickens who maintain the stone fruit, apple and pears trees, grapes and more.
The potting shed and old coop gardens contain raised growing beds for leafy greens to pick and enjoy and berries during the summer and autumn months.
The trufferie is situated next to the house garden and even when truffles are not in season it is a wonderful place to wander through the trees, which is surrounded by growing beds for more vegetables and flowers.
Further afield are the paddocks, home to our small flock of ewes who give birth to gorgeous bouncing baby lambs during the spring months and are followed by our chicken caravan, home to our laying hens ‘the girls’ who provide pasture improvement and eggs for you to enjoy during your stay.
Cressy is known as the gateway to trout fishing paradise, with Brumby's Creek and the Highland Lakes world renowned fisheries. Cressy was established in c1850 with many large historic farming properties that are still providing crops and livestock to mainland Australia and exporting internationally.