La petite chambre Matisse, housed in the magnificent 1830’s mansion Hatherley House is furnished in the French empire style of the 18th and 19th century and features a rare colour lithograph, “Poemes de Charles d’Orleans” by renowned French impressionist Henri Matisse. A poem discovered on the verso in Matisse’s handwriting, transcribes in 15th Century French Charles d’Orleans poem, has been recreated into a large scale contemporary graphic.
Antique elements are juxtaposed with a lavish and generous modern translucent glass and stainless steel bathroom. Equipped with a kitchenette and local breakfast provisions. From your tall heritage windows enjoy the view of a century old magnolia set in Hatherley’s irresistible gardens.
43 High Street
- Sleeps 2
- King size bed
- Modern glass bathroom
- Microwave, toaster, kettle
- Guest laundry facilities
- Secure off street parking
- Flat screen television
- Apple TV music and movies
- Free wifi access
- Outdoor sitting area
- Contemporary artwork
- Matisse lithograph
- Local breakfast provisions
- Coffee and selection of teas
- Luxury organic toiletries
- Complimentary port
- Mini bar provisions for purchase
“I stayed in la petite chambre Matisse, intrigued by the idea of art, design and accommodation, not knowing quite what to expect. What I found was a unique experience of art and music and beauty and the feeling of a bygone era in a most contemporary way. The interpretation of history and art is exquisitely presented. The welcome and service was warm though not intrusive, and the attention to detail and the modern layouts including the luxury of apple TV music and movies, the glass and stainless steel bathroom with underfloor heating…I could easily get used to this beauty and space. Thankyou Rebecca and Jack for sharing and making this historic home and space with like minded people. Good Luck.”
Loved it all, including Puss and Mink. Thanks for the wonderful experience.
A wonderful, sumptuous place to relax and unwind. la petite chambre Matisse is a lovely retreat – thanks for the experience.
A lovely place to start our honeymoon in Tasmania. This room provided us with such joy as we were never bored with looking at the furnishings and fixtures. Such attention to detail pleased us very much. A relaxing and comfortable stay. Many thanks for the special gift on arrival, it has made our stay that much more wonderful. We are excited for the next time, we believe this to be a jewel in Australia’s accommodation scene. Thank you all very much PS the heated floor was a great touch!
What a stunning place to begin with – and you’ve made it spectacular!
What a pleasant surprise! I have been coming to Launceston for work for many years and wish I had discovered this establishment before. Can’t wait to return. My hubby may even get a an invite next time.
What to say? Certainly an experience like no other…We loved the Kit Hiller lino cut and reading about her in Tasmania Life. Staying at Hatherley Birrell Collection has to be one of the highlights of our Tasmanian tour. Thankyou.
We love the concept, and the attention to detail. (especially the underfloor heating in the bathroom) I hope it’s a great success.
Thank you very much for this delightful room and a restful, relaxing last night in Launceston for us. It is indeed as you describe ‘an immersive experience’ and connected us to the marvellous heritage in the streets beyond. It was so nice to have a delicious breakfast from the comfort of the room. Thanks again.
Wonderful to see you both and enjoy this wonderful accommodation. Look forward to catching up in Melbourne.