Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • fine attention to detail at Tasmania's first coaching inns

Chic Treats

Only when you book with Chic

room upgrade

early check-in/out

bottle of Tasmanian wine

  • Overview

    The Red Feather Inn is an historical small luxury hotel in Hadspen, close to Australia's third oldest city, Launceston. Built circa 1842 to the designs of colonial Georgian architect John Sprunt using convict labour, this was one of Tasmania's first coaching inns. The interior of this small luxury hotel with its beautiful sandstone exterior and large gardens has been lovingly reinvented by owner Lydia Nettlefold who has imbued it with French provincial charm with her keen eye for detail & style. Fabrics, furniture and curios blend together to create a wonderful rustic feel and coupled with the inviting gourmet inn house meals, this small boutique hotel of just 5 rooms & suites has a charming home away from home ambiance.


    The magnificent landscape of Tasmania is close to hand from The Red Feather Inn. Explore the wonders of the Great Western Tiers or try fly-fishing in the highland lakes. Take a country walk or cycle, explore the wine regions, take to the golf courses or explore Launceston, just 10 minutes from the door.

    Alternatively, stay in, pop on a CD and cuddle up with a book or DVD or relax in the peaceful garden; play some croque, tennis, petonque or chess. There are many ways guests can happily while away an afternoon in this welcoming chic retreat. Complimentary internet is also available.


    The Red Feather Inn makes a sumptuous antipasto platter great for sharing, and offer a table d'hôte menu for 8 or more people. On the menu are gorgeous pasta dishes, homely pies and thai green curry, while for pudding enjoy the Red Feather butterscotch bread and butter pudding with Tasmanian double cream, enough to make anyone's mouth water. To compliment your meal, choose a Tasmanian wine from the wine list.

  • Facilities



    tennis court


  • Location


  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    The Red Feather Inn has 2 two-room suites with kitchenettes & 3 ensuite rooms. Each suite features two fireplaces, a separate kitchenette/sitting room, a fold out bed which sleeps two and two flat screen TVs with DVD players. The Library Suite has a warm palette with elegant antique furniture, woven coir mats and the option of a king size or twin beds. The Garden Suite with its stunning convict made exposed sandstone wall is situated over two levels with the sitting room/kitchenette on the ground floor and a queen-size bed and ensuite upstairs. Easy access to the garden is made through an additional entrance.

    The Attic Room has a Nordic flavour and king-size bed covered in beautifully designed floral sheets. The Loft, part of the restored stable & barn building, is graced by a large Willow tree at its entrance. The delightful room with its calming grey-blue colour scheme is split-level with the queen-size bed upstairs and overlooks the lush garden. The cosy Red Feather Room has a queen-size bed, a gorgeous light-filled bathroom and internal access to the Garden Suite if required. The only difficulty will be choosing between them.

    All rooms are beautifully appointed and boast sandstone features, large free-standing baths & showers with Molton Brown toiletries, luxurious bathrobes, fridges and tea & coffee facilities.

  • Conditions
    Cancellation policy

    Cancellations must be made in writing and a full refund less a AUD 25 administration fee will only apply if the room is rebooked for the cancelled stay. Cancellations made 60 days or more prior to arrival will be charged 30% of the total stay. Cancellations made 30 to 60 days prior to arrival will be charged 50% of the total stay. Bookings cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival will be charged the full stay.



Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.


Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)