WEEK­ENDS AWAY

Country Style - - A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY -

Tas­ma­nia wood­bridge on the Der­went A beau­ti­ful his­toric ho­tel perched by the River Der­went in New Nor­folk, the Wood­bridge is full of char­ac­ter. Read­ers can book via Wood­bridge’s website for the Ro­man­tic Get­away pack­age, in­clud­ing two nights stay in one of the ho­tel’s pri­vate rooms, a wel­come glass of sparkling, full con­ti­nen­tal break­fast, Chef’s Menu din­ner for two and an af­ter-din­ner port or sherry in The Ball­room. Plus, com­pli­men­tary cofff­fee and tea, and soft drink mini bar. From $725 per night. 0417 996 305; wood­brid­genn.com.au

Tas­ma­nia french­man’s River In this lit­tle pocket of Cygnet, at the French­man’s River 80-hectare cat­tle farm, there are two cot­tages avail­able: the two-bed­room Helms­man’s House and one-bed­room Writer’s House. Owner Posie Graeme-evans is a nov­el­ist and the cre­ator of Aus­tralian tele­vi­sion shows Mcleod’s Daugh­ters and Hi-5, so it’s no sur­prise to learn that each house has its own li­brary. From $355 per night for the Writer’s House or $375 for the Helms­man’s House. 0466 790 142; french­man­sriver.com.au

Set­tle in at the charm­ing Wood­bridge on the Der­went.

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