Somercotes Lodge, Ross

Somercotes Lodge is located in the delightful heritage village of Ross, just a ninety minute drive from Hobart in Tasmania's picturesque Midlands. More to the point, with its situation right on the banks of the Macquarie River, this historic lodge which dates back to 1823 is favoured by top fly fishing guides.  Somercotes Lodge is one of the finest examples of Tasmania’s colonial history – an original estate still occupied by descendants of the original settlers who have lived and farmed here for 190 years.  The four accommodation cottages have been faithfully restored, true to their origins, with cosy log fires, and when you are not casting a line, you can explore the many aspects of Tasmania's convict history that can be found here.  Between Somercotes' famous cherry orchards, and the Ross Bakery's legendary scallop pie, you are also in for a gourmet treat.