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'The Ridge' @ Tamar Ridge vineyard - premium one bedroom apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Light & modern fully self-contained 1 bedroom apartment in Tamar Ridge vineyard

'The Ridge' is a light, modern and warm one bedroom apartment located within Brown Brother’s Tamar Ridge Vineyard on the Tamar Wine Route 20 mins drive from Launceston. Positioned high above the ridge, the apartment has spectacular views across one of Tasmania’s best wine regions. Cleverly designed for privacy, The Ridge is a great base for couples wanting to explore the area or to relax, rejuvenate and chill out in a beautiful space above the trees and vineyard. Fully self-contained, it is ideal for couples on short or longer term visits.

Located only 17 kms from Launceston (20 mins drive from Launceston's CBD, 40 mins from the airport and 50 mins from the Devonport Ferry), the apartment is part of a duplex positioned above the trees with stunning views across the Tamar Valley, vineyards and ever changing Tasmanian landscape. Modern architecturally designed, the floor to ceiling windows create a sense of living in the treetops. With views from every room, The Ridge is privately situated on the far eastern corner of the winery. Features include:

- Lounge/chill out area with a new comfortable 3 person sofa, arm chair, large flat screen TV, large reverse cycle heating/cooling as well as new warm carpets and books that showcase the area.

- Kitchen area which includes 4 full-size hot plates, convection oven, microwave and standard size fridge with large freezer as well as plenty of bench space. If you want to cook the kitchen is stocked with cooking essentials including olive oil, vinegar, sauces and herbs as well as coffee, a range of Twinings teas, fresh milk and biscuits. There is a toaster, espresso coffee machine, pots, pans and kitchen utensils in addition to quality glassware.

- Electric BBQ on the deck with tables and chairs so you can sit back and relax with a glass of Tamar Ridge Pinot Noir.

- Designated dining area with seating four people that doubles as a workstation and fresh flowers

- Large bathroom with a spa bath with private views out across the valley, large walk in shower, shampoo, conditioner, soap, make- up wipes and hairdryer as well as quality towels.

- Separate spacious bedroom with queen sized bed that can be closed with a Japanese style screen or open plan so that you awaken to the spectacular views across the valley with high count linen

- Washing machine, clothes horse, iron and ironing board as well as washing liquid for your convenience.

The Ridge is located about 200 metres from the Tamar Ridge Cellar Door where there is a good selection of the Brown Brothers Tasmanian wine as well as food platters. The apartment has a beautiful energy, offers a great Tasmanian experience and is the perfect base to explore the Tamar Valley and its surrounds.

More Details

Jennifer Straughan
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Jennifer Straughan

Hi, I'm Jennifer. I grew up in the Tasmanian wilderness before moving to the NW coast of Tassie and I love sharing my local knowledge with my guests. As a workplace consultant, I work out of Tassie and Sydney and travel to workplaces across Oz. So at the end of the day I truly appreciate a good travel experience. I draw upon my travel knowledge to ensure that my guests have a great end to end experience and enjoy everything that this wonderful island has to offer!

I'm into health and well-being, pilates, yoga, food and wine and walking in the Tasmanian highlands.

Jennifer Straughan purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Jennifer Straughan chose Rosevears

The Ridge is located within the Tamar Ridge vineyard on the Tamar Wine route which is recognised as “One of the Top 10 Wine Routes in the world” Essential Travel magazine (UK).

The apartment is modern architecturally designed with spectacular views across the Tamar Valley.

I stayed here over 10 years ago when the complex was owned by Rosevears Estate and had a truly memorable experience. I chose this apartment because it is in the highest corner of the vineyard and designed for privacy. The location is easily accessible from Launceston Airport and I can jump on a flight from Sydney and be in the vineyard quicker than I can be up the NSW coast. It is also easy to access all area sof Tassie - its almost at a central point so I can head up to the mountains or down to the east coast .

I set it up as place where I could regroup and refocus however I found myself really enjoying being a host and show casing the local area.

What makes this apartment unique


The Ridge is located in a vineyard, 200 metres from the Tamar Ridge cellar but only 20 minutes drive from Launceston. Tamar Ridge vineyard and cellar door is set up as a winery complex which makes it quite a different "offer". Within this complex there are 16 apartments contained within 8 duplexes - all are modern architecturally designed and all are positioned well apart.


The Ridge is positioned high above a ridge in the Tamar Valley with a vineyard and river landscape. It gives a sense of being in a tree house.


My guests have described the apartment as “cleverly designed for privacy.” Guests have total private use of the apartment. I am not on site but available if you need me.


The Ridge offers a quality Tasmanian experience with high service levels and a strong customer focus that represents value for money. The apartment has been upgraded with a modern kitchen, warm carpets, heating and furniture.


- Flexibility - working in with my guests’ travel needs ie requests for early check ins or late checkouts specifically where guest have late flights or early arrivals (ie from the ferry). Wherever possible I will try to accommodate them - the more notice the better as I need to schedule my amazing caretaker.

- Standards of cleanliness - I have a professional cleaning service which adopts best practice in hotel cleaning standards. For longer stayz the apartment is cleaned every 3 days and linen and towels changed unless you request another arrangement.

- Communication - Communication is critical for putting you at ease and enhancing your overall experience. I share my local knowledge and compliment this with a range of books about the local area and tourist information (pamphlets).

- The extra details – The apartment has fresh flowers, fresh milk, a range of Twinings teas, high count linen, quality towels and glassware and more ...

I truly hope you have a great Tassie HomeAway Stayz!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Rosevears in West Tamar Council

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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'The Ridge' @ Tamar Ridge vineyard - premium one bedroom apartment
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't fault my recent stay at 'The Ridge' if I tried! From the moment I booked, the host was personable and welcoming, which then extended into my stay. The finishing touches in the apartment are gorgeous, and I enjoyed a beautiful glass of wine (or two!) from the huge bath. I've recommended this place to friends and family, and I recommend it to you too! Looking forward to my next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just amazing

  • 5 of 5

This property is truly amazing. What a wonderful place to relax and unwind. All of the extras were above and beyond, we felt very spoilt. Our hosts could not do enogh for us. So thankyou, we will be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great relaxing feel

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, if we could we would stay longer and would definitely stay here if we come back to Tassie. The apartment is designed well and we were totally relaxed after staying here. The view is fantastic and this is the most private apartment. Communication with Jen was great and we would definitely recommend. Cathie & John

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Beautiful apartment in a picturesque location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was fabulous; everything you want is there and the little extras are well considered and they complete the space. The location is simply stunning and within close proximity to everything you need within the spectacular Tamar valley. Communication with the host is very easy. I highly recommend this gem!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tasmania, Australia

Beautiful views, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the retreat, the view was beautiful from our comfortable apartment, I highly recommend Tamar ridge retreat and will definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the beautiful unit, it's a hidden gem. We had a wonderful relaxing stay and the unit was perfect. Hopefully we can get away again soon in the future. Directions and information supplied was great and really helped our options.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
30.4 Kilometres
Launceston Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Rosevears tavern
Nearest Ferry
71.1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Riverside Gold Course
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Rosevears tavern
Nearest Ski
78 Kilometres
Ben Lomond
Nearest Beach
42.5 Kilometres
Greens Beach
Car: necessary
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