Mod­ern lux­ury at coun­try man­sion

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TAS­MA­NIAN re­treat Quamby Es­tate – owned by Vir­gin Aus­tralia co-founders Brett God­frey and Rob Sher­rard – has un­veiled a new look af­ter a ma­jor restora­tion. The fi­nal touches were put on the 10 guest rooms ear­lier this year af­ter the homestead, golf club and restau­rant were re­fur­bished last year. The es­tate, near Launce­s­ton, com­bines mod­ern lux­u­ries with an eclec­tic col­lec­tion of art and pe­riod an­tiques. The rooms have ex­posed hard­wood Tas­ma­nian oak floor­ing, air­con­di­tion­ing, mar­ble or stone bath­rooms with un­der­floor heat­ing, flat-screen TVs, DVD play­ers, and iPod and Bose dock­ing sta­tions. Prices start from $162 a night for a stan­dard room.

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