Everything you need to know about Leighton House Accommodation

Lovingly restored to preserve history and celebrate the future

Tasmania accommodation Leighton House focusses on architecture and design. Preserving history, championing sustainability, and a passion for Australian contemporary art has informed every decision. Tasmania accommodation doesn’t come more curated than Leighton House.

The Georgian cottage, built in 1840, features three luxury, well appointed bedrooms, each with beautiful ensuite bathrooms perfect for relaxing after exploring Tasmania. There is also a traditional study, featuring an original fireplace, allowing guests to celebrate a bygone era amongst a modern setting.

The new wing of the house includes the fabulous new bunk room. The bunk room has three double bunk beds, its own ensuite and was designed with an ultra modern theme making it the ultimate place for teenagers and adults alike to rest their heads.

Each bedroom boasts original Tasmanian antiques and draws inspiration from the vivid colours of Tasmania and its local wildlife and natural surroundings. This is a luxury farmhouse full of character.

Thoughtfully restored, the newly designed wing beautifully complements the original house in both form and function. The creators of Leighton House imagine it as the ultimate space to induce good times and plenty of fun.


The Launceston accommodation features a space fit for any entertainer. Think soaring ceilings, an inviting fireplace, a chic kitchen fitted with all the latest appliances, and a 12-person dining table complimented by a spectacular pendant cloud apparatus – it is the ultimate in luxury Tasmania accommodation. Leighton House also has a separate entertainment space for teenagers with a pool table, surround sound stereo and TV. Leighton House provides a cosy corner for every member of the group. Explore Tasmania from an idyllic luxury farmhouse base.


The new wing complements the original home. Built with locally-sourced carbon-neutral bricks from nearby Longford to reflect the natural landscape, it uses the same clay that created the area’s original Georgian homes. The new double-glazed steel-framed windows and doors highlight the beautiful landscape and rural views.

A protected central courtyard connects the original and modern wings of the home. This provides a wonderful outdoor entertaining space, featuring outdoor cooking including BBQ and pizza oven with stunning views of the rolling outdoor space.

New to the Tasmania accommodation is an incredible outdoor spa featuring a plunging hot tub and sauna, ideally situated to sit under the stars. Footwear and robes are provided for guests to experience Leighton House to its fullest.

Each detail has been carefully curated

Discover the rich amenities on offer at this family-friendly accommodation near Launceston.

  • Three opulent en-suite Georgian Queen bedrooms (accommodates six)
  • The ultimate bunk room – with three roomy double bed bunks (accommodates six children or adults)
  • A kitchen designed for entertaining, equipped with Electrolux appliances & top of the range Breville coffee machine (plus the best local beans from Ritual)
  • Two expansive indoor fireplaces
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • Dining table with seating for 12
  • Chef’s BBQ & pizza oven
  • Wellness & meditation platform
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Outdoor sauna
  • Teenager’s hideaway with pool table
  • Classic Georgian study adorned with Tasmanian antique furniture
  • Ashley & Co. amenities
  • Australian modern art
  • Access to 300 acres of private farmland and untouched river frontage
  • High speed WiFi
  • High quality portable WiFi speakers

Perfect for both intimate and larger groups of all ages

With two unique wings of accommodation, Leighton House is perfect for every occasion.

  • Romantic escapes
  • Couples retreat
  • Family-friendly getaway
  • Weekends away with friends
  • A base to explore Tasmania
  • Multigenerational holidays and celebrations
  • A place to relax
  • Golf adventures
  • Meditation & yoga retreats
  • Cycling journeys
  • Corporate groups and team building
  • Intimate weddings and events…coming soon

A guest compendium is provided to our guests once you make a booking at Leighton House. For more information on the nitty gritty of our home, please see here.

Curated Australian artworks

Leighton House features special contemporary art, thoughtfully selected for your stay.

Angus McDonald is an award-winning artist and documentary filmmaker. He is a sought after still life painter and pencil artist. For a brief period of his career, McDonald exhibited oversized Angus Bull portraits. The largest, given to the owners as a wedding gift in 2007, is centre stage to the new living wing.

McDonald has been a frequent finalist in numerous national art awards. He was selected as a finalist six times in Australia’s biggest art competition, the Archibald Prize.

Guy Maestri is an Archibald Prize-winning Australian artist. Although he is noted for his plein-air painting and strong connection to landscape, Maestri also uses still life and portraiture to investigate the conventions of painting. His work speaks of materiality, gesture and observation.

Maestri has exhibited throughout Australia and won numerous awards, including the 2009 Archibald Prize for his portrait of Australian singer and musician Geoffrey Gurramul Yunupingu. His work is held in significant public and private collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Macquarie Bank, Artbank, and Parliament House.

Pamela Pauline is an award-winning photographic artist. She uses her photographic practice to share the wonder of the natural world. Much of her work is steeped in Australia’s rich natural heritage, with a particular focus on the unique flora and fauna of this island continent.

Pauline’s work holds a deep message around the importance of celebrating, documenting and preserving our world’s biodiversity. Her most recent bodies of work focus primarily on endemic Australian flora and fauna that are vulnerable to extinction. She creates complex composited photographic artworks that sit somewhere within staged, conceptual and documentary photography.

Joseph McGlennon’s photographic works are majestic recreations of animals in their natural habitats. Some pieces include the first kangaroos to be seen by European eyes, parrots perching on a branch surrounded by exotic blooms, and the extinct Tasmanian Tiger fresh from killing its prey. McGlennon’s lens brings his subjects out of the realm of exotic specimen or historical curiosity and pushes them, living and breathing, into today.

McGlennon takes hundreds of different photographs and spends weeks layering and arranging them to arrive at the final image.

The landscape is as important as the animal itself – there are no blurred backgrounds or subdued foregrounds in McGlennon’s montages. The inclusion of every detail creates a hyper-real effect that pulls the viewer into contact with the flora and fauna that the planet stands to lose.