Built around 1860, Ben Hyron's Cottage provides historic accommodation in George Town, Tasmania. Up to five guests can enjoy the cosy colonial ambience of Ben Hyron's Cottage with three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and delightful private garden. Guests can enjoy a sense of heritage while enjoying modern amenities. Located just one block from George Town's main shopping street, Ben Hyron's Cottage is the oldest weatherboard structure remaining in the town.Learn about Ben Hyron, transported from England to Tasmania in 1818 for passing counterfeit coins; he was pardoned in 1832 and moved to George Town in 1855. Escape to this era, as you enjoy warmth from an open fire in the convict brick fireplace during a time when gold was discovered at nearby Lefroy and Beaconsfield. See fairy penguins come in from Bass Strait and taste Tamar Valley wines. Wander the rolling beaches of the north coast, visit the seahorse farm or simply relax beneath the trees in the extensive garden.The cottage is situated 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Launceston in one of Australia's oldest towns, founded in 1805.