0410 663 040 or 03 6266 3040


After moving to Tasmania in 2004 from New South Wales, having ran a small restaurant for private functions. After arriving we opened Huon Franklin Cottage in 2004 and a self-contained cottage in 2005 both won many awards like the People’s Choice award and business awards. My past work included being a tourism consultant on the Spirit of Tasmania. I attended Drysdale Cooking School in Hobart. After retiring found I missed visitors and hearing their stores. This encouraged me back into the Bed and Breakfast business. Continuing some of my old traditions and loving it. 


Cottage on Main offers you:

  • Accommodation for 2 – please contact us directly regarding an extra person
  • Private entrance
  • Off street parking
  • Open planned and semi self contained (laundry on request at an extra cost)
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Continental breakfast included, gluten free or dairy free on request
  • Kitchenette includes refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster
  • All linen, crockery and cutlery supplied
  • Queen Bed fitted with electric blankets
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Large flat-screen TV
  • Reverse cycle air-conditioning
  • Collection of books and magazines
  • Assortment of games
  • Smoke-free Cottage
  • Ensuite with hairdryer and heating
  • Complimentary shampoo and conditioner
  • Bath gowns

Things to do and see

  • The Australian Wooden Boat School – Guided tour to explore the age old craft of wooden boat building. The Australian Wooden Boat School, Wooden Boat Centre Tasmania
  • Bushwalking in the Huon Valley and Harts Mountains National Park
  • Huon Jet – JET BOAT RIDE TOUR – exhilarating jet boat tour of the Huon waterways, relaxing river cruise or fun pedal boat ride HUON JET | Tasmania | Australia | Get the ride of your life
  • Huon Apple & Heritage Museum – Museum, Apple Blossom’s gift shop, Starving Artists Gallery
  • Huon Valley Golf Club
  • Tahune Air Walk – treetop walks in the forest canopy, swinging bridges and hang-gliding adventures
  • Hasting Caves and Thermal Springs – Dolomite caves, naturally heated spring water swimming pool, forest walks, picnic facilities
  • Recherche Bay Nature Recreation Area, Southwest National Park and Cockle Creek – the southernmost tip of Australia
  • Day Trip to Bruny Island – wilderness and eco cruises, breath-taking coastlines
  • Home Hill – Multiple award winning boutique vineyard, winery and restaurant
  • Grandvewe Cheeses – Award-winning sheep cheeses, sheep milking demonstrations, gourmet products, light meals in 59 Devlyns Road, Birchs Bay
  • Franklin landscape
    Franklin landscape photographed by Paul County


We are strolling distance from the beautiful Huon River waterfront and spoilt with several excellent a la carte restaurants and cafes, a choice of pubs and local antique shops and galleries.

  • Huon’s Little Treasure Bistro: for Asian and Australian – 3422 Huon Highway, Franklin
  • The Moorings at Lady Franklin: Bistro Pub – 3382 Huon Highway, Franklin
  • Cinnamon & Cherry, Coffee Shop: Cafe with a Turkish twist – 3416 Huon Highway, Franklin
  • Aqua Grill Cafe:  Fish and Chips – 3419 Huon Hwy, Franklin, Tasmania
  • Franks Ciderhouse and Cafe – 3328 Huon Highway, Franklin
  • Osteria at Petty Session: Italian A Le Carte dinning – 3445 Huon Highway, Franklin
  • The Franklin Tavern: for drinks and old-world atmosphere- Huon Highway, Franklin
  • Billy Hill local store for organic produce
  • Grove – Willy Smith Cider
  • Summer Kitchen at Ranelagh eat in or take away
  • Renalagh General Store, great eatery
  • Willie Smiths Apple Shed
    Willie Smiths Apple Shed photographed by Andrew Wilson