Glencoe Rural Retreat in Barrington Tasmania
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Hosts: Remi & Ginette Bancal

Guestrooms: 4

Address: Glencoe Rural Retreat, 1468 Sheffield Rd (B14), Barrington, Tasmania 7306 Australia

Telephone: (03) 6492 3267

Fax: (03) 6492 3229

Activities/Attractions: Tasmania is a relatively compact state, and most tourist attractions seem like they are almost 'around the corner'. Be aware that many Tasmanian roads can be narrow and windy, so the travelling times you are usually longer than you may plan!

There  are so many beautiful natural areas, and unique man-made attractions in this area of Tasmania, it would be almost impossible to get bored! There are plenty of sights to see and things to do for ALL ages. Within only 30 minutes drive of Glencoe Rural Retreat you will find pristine natural wilderness, superb dining, great shopping, movies, bushwalking, cruises, scenic flights, sports facilities, and much, much more.

"This is a charming B&B and as the name suggests is in a rural location not far from Barrington/Sheffield. Our room was very comfortable and tastefully decorated and furnished."

"Run by a charming French couple this is a very comfortable & beautifully decorated B&B. The rooms are lovely and the food is just divine."

"My husband and I recently stayed at Glencoe Rural Retreat in beautiful Barrington, Tasmania. Remi and Ginette Bancal who are superb hosts previously ran Calstock House in Deloraine, Tasmania and we had had a memorable time staying there, especially the wonderful dinner and breakfast cooked by Remi. Glencoe Rural Retreat is beautifully decorated with only 4 bedrooms each with en suites. The guest lounge is gorgeous with a big open fire in winter. The gardens are just beautiful. This is no ordinary B&B! Our three course dinner, fabulous French country cooking by Remi, was so wonderful we are still talking about it. Simple French cooking, yes, but done to perfection. We can't wait to go back!"

"Thank you once again for an enjoyable and memorable stay at Glencoe. We tasted some of the best food we have ever eaten and your hospitality was second to none. Not only will we be recommending Glencoe to family & friends, but looking forward to returning ourselves!"

"You have created a bit of France in Australia which is absolutely wonderful! Such a peaceful and charming environment. Merci beau coup."

"Thanks so much for the harmony, tranquility, hospitality, and gastronomy. We had a memorable stay. Outstanding!"

"We could not have chosen a better place to stay to get a taste of Tasmania. Glencoe is beautifully decorated and truly welcoming. Ginette and Remi are wonderful hosts and very knowledgeable about this island state."

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"Bliss! Marvellous hospitality... and the food... heaven! Many thanks Ginette & Remi. C'etait formidable. Looking forward to a repeat visit."

"Thank you for providing the perfect base to explore this beautiful area. Your B&B is stunning - gorgeous accommodation, & Remi's cooking was wonderful."

General Information: Welcome to Glencoe Rural Retreat ("A place of Harmonie") in Barrington, Tasmania ... an ideal place to explore our diverse region from. You can be assured that a warm bed, and relaxing atmosphere awaits you at the end of an exhausting day! Visit us, and try to prove us wrong..! Glencoe Rural Retreat is a mere 30 minutes away from the Fast Ferry service in Devonport, the Devonport Airport, and coastal bus services; 60 minutes drive from the city of Launceston, and a short 40 minute cruise from the natural beauty of the large Tasmanian Wilderness National Parks.

Glencoe Rural Retreat is a beautiful old building surrounded by  lovely gardens, and superb further views to the dominant view of nearby mountains and the lush rolling hills of the North West Coast. Originally built as a dairy farm, Glencoe sits amidst fertile Kentish Plains overlooked by craggy Mount Roland. Glencoe is a gateway to Cradle Mountain, Lakes District and the World Heritage Wilderness area. The house has been lovingly restored with its surrounding gardens and acreage maintaining an atmosphere of rural peace and tranquility.

  • After successful careers in French Hospitality including many years at the Ritz of Paris, in 1987 Ginette & Remi Bancal decided to move to Australia, where Remi was involved in the success of restaurants such as Miettas in Melbourne and Banc in Sydney
  • In 1999, Ginette & Remi established Calstock Country Guesthouse in Deloraine, Tasmania which received many accolades including Best B&B by Gourmet Traveller Magazine
  • They have now recently refurbished Glencoe Rural Retreat in classic French country style
  • The Glencoe Rural Retreat also
    boasts a Tea Room which will be open to external guests, serving light lunches and afternoon tea
  • For the in-house guests, you will be able to try Remi's delicious rustic French fare for dinner
  • All bedrooms with individual ensuites
  • Separate guest lounge with small library
  • Warm fires in Winter & cool fresh rooms in Summer
  • Separate guest dining room
  • 3 course dinner available by prior arrangement -  only $50.00 p/p
  • Surrounded by a hobby farm
  • Tranquil, spectacular view of Mount Roland

If there is anything you require that would make your holiday a perfect one, just drop us a line and we will see what can be done.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in AUD Dollars).


Continental Breakfast included.

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"Exactly what we expected. Great ambience and perfect hosts. Planning our 3rd visit soon."

"The BEST of everything, so good we don't want to leave. Remi & Ginette, a BIG thank you!"