This is a lovely property set amidst a gorgeous valley. It's run by a couple, Peta and Alec, who seem to have thought of everything.
My 3 kids (ages 9, 8 and 6) fell in love with the place, and didn't want to leave. I didn't either.
We stayed for 2 nights. On our arrival, Peta dropped off an enormous loaf of bread she'd just baked for us - it was still warm. Having gauged our breakfast preferences before we arrived, she had also stocked the fridge with scrumptious local bacon, and near the cooktop sat a half dozen eggs laid by Peta's chooks. There were also a number of breakfast cereals for the kids, and two jars of magnificent jams Peta had made (Peta - do you ship them to Melbourne? I miss them!). Such thoughtfulness and care - I've never experienced anything quite like it.
Have a look at the photos, and don't expect modernist decor. The place is done up in a way that suits its country location - quaint and lovely. Everything was immaculate and comfortable, and so quiet it's hard to believe you're only 15 minutes from downtown Hobart.
I asked Peta for a recommendation for dinner with the kids, and she put me on to Nate's, just 5 minutes' drive away. Warm, lovely service and excellent food at very reasonable prices, set in a nicely informal dining area. They had great options for the kids, and were very accommodating of my picky trio.
The kids and I loved watching the wallabies come out for a wander in the early evenings. My daughter had a wonderful time helping Peta collect eggs from the chooks. We all slept well - very comfortable all round.
As another reviewer noted, the kitchen is extremely small. It has only a hotplate rather than a proper stove. But it's workable, and the barbecue out back is an outstanding alternative.
I would come back in a heartbeat and hope we get the chance to. It's perfect for family or as a romantic getaway. There is only one unit; it's part of a duplex, the other half of which is Peta and Alec's home. So you really feel like you've gotten away from it all.
One last thought: do try a bottle of the pinot produced from Peta and Alec's vines, called Devil of a Red. It's delicious, and worth the $25 asking price.
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