Craigie Knowe, a private and historic luxury boutique lodge surrounded by the picturesque established vineyards at Cranbrook on Tasmania’s east coast is the newest addition to the Van Diemen Hotel Group boutique hotel collection.
Craigie Knowe is sister hotel to both the award-winning Islington Hotel, Hobart and The Priory Country Lodge, Bothwell and combines vineyards and luxury accommodation to offer a country escape reminiscent of an escape to Provence or Tuscany, but with a uniquely Tasmanian sense.
Craigie Knowe perches on the highest point of the Swan Vale valley floor. It takes its name from this rocky hill, or ‘Craggy Knoll’, which the Gaelic settlers coined ‘Craigie Knowe’.
The property forms part of the hamlet of Cranbrook, near Swansea on the Swan River, a rich green valley of volcanic soils and rocky outcrops; an area renowned for its long hot summer days. The property is a 2 hour drive from both Hobart and Launceston.
Built in 1842 and recently extensively renovated, this luxurious private retreat is offered on a whole of house basis and includes three rooms to accommodate a maximum of six guests, with the main bedroom and living area, kitchen and dining areas downstairs and two additional bedrooms upstairs.
Craigie Knowe Vineyard is recognised as producing Tasmania’s first great Cabernet Sauvignon and as the oldest vineyard on Tasmania’s east coast. Surrounded by these vineyards that have made it famous, Craigie Knowe is a retreat from which to cherish the beauty and tranquility of the surrounding area.
The property is also in easy reach of the Freycinet Peninsula and the historic townships and beaches of the scenic east coast.