Fully Self Contained Budget
The Settlers hut offers Blue Derby budget accommodation just 8km from the trail head in Derby, Tasmania. This budget Blue Derby accommodation has a well-equipped kitchen and laundry facility, DVD player, a separate bathroom with shower and toilet and a private outdoor BBQ area. It is ideal for a family or small group of up to four friends wanting to explore the area or ride the Blue Derby mountain bike trails. (So much better than camping!) Furthermore the accommodation includes all linen, towels and toiletries. Car parking is immediately next to the hut. Wifi internet is not available, however there is 4G wireless reception for both Optus and Telstra devices.
The cottage is well insulated and is heated/cooled with an electric heat pump–all powered by our onsite solar PV, Tesla batteries and micro-hydro generator.
Please note we have a two-night minimum for reservations during some public holidays year, and three-night minimum over the Christmas to New Year period (19 December to 7 January).
Reduced Rates for Your Longer Holiday Stay
Our current rate for a single night is $140 (2 persons) and two to three nights is $120 (2 persons). But when you stay four or more nights, the rate reduces. In fact if you stay seven or more nights the rate is only $90 (2 persons)! Each additional person is charged $20 per night, and only $10 per night when you stay seven or more nights.
What Food is Included in the Budget Accommodation?
Your hosts provide the basics for a brew of tea or coffee, including both leaf tea and ground coffee with stove-top espresso. There is a convenient IGA grocery store in Branxholm for you to purchase items for the remainder of your stay.
Hot pot cooking
For a simple low-fuss meal, why not get the slow cook pot going before you head off for the day? Then, at the end of the day pour a glass of your favourite beverage and enjoy a hot casserole! Here is a simple recipe you may like to try — of course you can substitute a vegan alternative for the suggested meat. All ingredients can be purchased from the Branxholm IGA–just 5 minutes away.
There are two wood-fired outdoor bar-be-ques available for all guests– one between the cottages and one down by the river. One wood-fired bar-be-que is available for The Settlers Hut guests, only. There is also a fire pot available near each of these outdoor bar-be-ques.
Of course there are other options for eating out or buying take-away too. You can see where to eat here!
Of course there are other options for eating out or buying take-away too. You can see where to eat here! During summer months you can even have meals delivered to your door from our local Italian restaurant – minimum order of four.
In St Helens we recommend the East Coast Village Providore (phone: 03 6376 8922). Better still you can place an order for your bar-be-que to be delivered to Tin Dragon Cottages reception office. There is a $10 delivery fee. You will need to pre-order, at least one day ahead. Please let us know if you are expecting a delivery (Graham 040 750 1137).
Tas Mountain Massage Therapy is a mobile massage service offering remedial, sports and deep-tissue massage in Branxholm. To make a booking please phone (0415 063 604) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make a reservation.