Loft Over The Vines is a private studio-style apartment on the three-acre property ‘Furneaux’ overlooking the Coal River Valley and Tolpuddle, the oldest vineyard in the valley. The historic village of Richmond is just a five-minute drive, Hobart is 20 minutes away and the airport is only 15 minutes away.

Sip a Coal River Valley wine in your apartment, on the porch or in the sandstone-walled garden as you watch the hills to the east turn pink at sunset. You may see a wallaby meandering below. Wake to the gentle calls of native birds – wrens, swallows and robins. Occasionally parrots enjoy a splash in the fountain.

The Loft

Leave your car secure behind electronic gates, climb a few steps and enter the loft – a large studio with separate bathroom. The loft has an uninterrupted 180 degree view east over Tolpuddle Vineyard and the Coal River Valley beyond.

The L-shaped living area has two antique brass beds (queen-size and single), a two-seater couch, reverse cycle heating/cooling, electric blankets, flat-screen TV, bar fridge and microwave. Continental breakfasts include fresh or preserved fruit.

This is the ideal base for a couple seeking to explore southern Tasmania or a retreat for those just wanting to escape for a few days.


Richmond, just a five-minute drive from Loft Over The Vines, is the best-preserved historic village in Australia. The oldest bridge and Catholic church in Australia are an iconic picture-perfect snapshot in time. The village is the heart of the Coal River Valley, which produces Tasmania’s finest cool climate wines.

A short drive takes visitors to unique Tasmanian experiences:
Hobart’s colourful waterfront precinct and the internationally acclaimed MONA (Museum of Old and New Art); Freycinet Peninsula, with its world renowned Wineglass Bay, and Port Arthur’s infamous convict penal settlement.

The Loft Over The Vines owners, Suzanne and John Hall, formerly owned Tasmania’s acclaimed heritage B&B Millhouse On The Bridge

Phone: (03) 6260 2483              0418 580 930              112 Tolpuddle Drive, Richmond, Tasmania, 7025              Email:

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