A rare accommodation experience
Rented since 2016, The BarnTas is a holiday house located on the western outskirts of Hobart in Tasmania.
The BarnTas is an old sandstone stable from 1820 that has fallen into disuse and also serves as an outbuilding at the rear of the former Bulls Head hotel. The heritage listed barn was remodeled and renovated in 2015 by architects and owners Liz Walsh and Alex Neilsen. The structure of the existing building as well as the wooden front door, the ceiling height, timber shingled roof and original beams have been preserved as much as possible. New openings have been added to better incorporate natural light into the interior.
The house, with a modest but pleasant area of 62 sqm for two people, includes two distinctive spaces spread over two levels. There is a living space on the ground floor with a lounge area and its wood stove for cold winters, a modern black fitted kitchen, a dining room, a bathroom and a reading nook. Upstairs, the mezzanine, formerly used to store hay, has become a cozy bedroom with a large built-in wardrobe and a comfortable workspace. A modern pivot door opens onto the exterior space where there is a small private courtyard. Interiors feature a wonderful mix of old and new with full of character. Exposed sandstone walls and timber beams complemented by new polished Tasmanian oak floorboards, white walls, and deep floating-framed windows mingle with more modern fixtures and furnishings. Some furniture has been designed and locally made, such as the dining chairs by Matt Prince paired with classics such as the Aalto stool and Hay ghost chair. The space is not cluttered, this allows each room to have enough space to breathe and move along.
Both raw and elegant in its aesthetic, compact and well fitted out, The BarnTas offers an ideal hideaaway to stay in Tasmania.
We love The BarnTas for:
1 bedroom with bathroom
For 2 people
Surface 62 sqm
Mixture of old and new
Bespoke and locally furniture
From 180 € per night in low season (minimum two-night stay).