Just a hop, skip and jump from Hobart. It’s the shortest distance you will travel to completely escape the city and be transported to another time and place…

Play scrabble in the studyOutdoor giant chess board

How to spend your time at Prospect House:

  • Enjoy afternoon tea in the kitchen conservatory
  • Take a tour of the convict cellar and historical home
  • Explore the gardens and take in the bird-life by Pages Creek
  • Take the complimentary bikes into Richmond Village
  • Work your way through the local wine and whisky collection
  • Read from more than 20 Tasmanian coffee table books
  • Play bocce, chess or a vintage board game
  • Enjoy a round of golf at the Coal River Valley Links course
  • Relax by the indoor and outdoor fire places
  • Take a picnic lunch into Richmond and be the envy of those around you ($70 per couple)

Pooley Cellar Door

Across the road from Prospect House is our sister-business: the award winning Pooley Wines cellar door. Offering unmatched views of the valley, this is the perfect location to enjoy one of Tasmania’s best vineyards and wine tasting experience.

Visit Pooley Wines for more information including weekend pizza/sharing menus, live music and events.

All staying guests at Prospect House receive a complimentary tasting at Pooley cellar door. Bookings recommended.

“Pooley Wines are proud to be recognised for the quality of their wines, winning more than 100 awards since Margaret Pooley’s first vintage in 1988.”

Number 13 ‘Top Wineries Australia’, The Real Review, July 2020
Including #1 for best Pinot Noir in Tasmania (2018 ‘Jack Denis’ Pinot Noir) &
#7 for best Syrah in Australia – from 469 reviewed (2018 ‘JRD’ Syrah)

Our History

Prospect ‘Villa’ was built in 1830 and has a rich and fascinating past. The properties restoration in 2019 by John and Libby Pooley has preserved this history and combined with a luxury that is unmatched in the region.

Ask our team about The Buscombe’s, the cannonball in the front lounge, black-market bricks, fake doorways, storied affairs and more…

‘The History of Prospect House and Belmont’ booklet is now available at Prospect House or Pooley Cellar Door and tells of stories 190 years in the making.

Extraordinary people making extraordinary things…
Prospect works closely with local businesses to enhance your experience of the region.

Your room mist – Richmond Botanicals Co.
Our breakfast honey – Tasmanian Junior Beekeepers
Our hand sanitiser – Lark Distillery
Walnuts in the lounge – Coaldale Walnuts
Chocolates for rooms – Coal River Farm
and many more!

Richmond and the valley

The Coal River Valley is a microcosm densely packed with some of Tasmania’s finest orchards, vineyards and market gardens and the friendly but unconventional families that run them. The picturesque Richmond Village is a township steeped in fascinating history and famous for its elegant Georgian architecture.

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Sample itinerary:

8am – Start the day with a cooked breakfast and barista made coffee.
10am – Wander the gardens and orchard, and explore the local bird-life.
12pm – Take the bikes and a house-made picnic basket into Richmond Village. Explore the Georgian architecture, boutique shopping and antique stores.
2pm –  Visit Pooley for a one-on-one wine tasting experience.
3.30pm – Enjoy afternoon tea at Prospect and explore the décor, artwork and treasures of the main home.
5.30pm – Join us for a pre-dinner drink and a viewing of the 1830’s convict-built cellar.
7pm – Enjoy a multi-course dining experience with some of Tasmania’s best wines.
9pm – Relax by the open fire with a whisky in hand and reflect on the day gone by…

The following articles have some wonderful ideas for planning a Tasmanian heritage stay, Australian Financial Review and Hobart and Beyond.