Well, where do i begin?
My husband and i stayed one night at the Morella Island Estate in the 'Cockpit' cabin last Friday night. we arrived at about 2pm and was greeted warmly by Michael (who owns this beautiful property along with his wife Fiona), and was easily directed to the 'cockpit'. Words can't describe the view from this cabin! But not only is the location spectacular, so is the accommodation!! Spotlessly clean, wonderfully presented and incorporating luxurious linen, bath towels, robes, etc. A complimentary bottle of bubbly and choccies on arrival was a nice touch too, but by far the best for us was the large, private hot-tub!! What a relaxing way to spend an afternoon (after driving for 5 hours!), or an evening under the stars, or a 'first-thing-in-the-morning' dip! We were in heaven!
The cockpit is self-catering, although we just booked and had dinner at the Hothouse Cafe (on-site), and enjoyed a fabulous meal prepared by Fiona. Five stars for the gourmet delicacies! Breakfast is also included in the price, and you won't be disappointed there either! We decided to take our brekky basket with us and prepare it at our leisure the next morning (although you can have Michael and Fiona cook you up a treat in the cafe when you crawl out of bed - and stop gazing at the view!) We enjoyed, cereal, turkish bread & spreads, eggs, bacon, croissants, tomatoes and coffee/tea.
This would be a fantastic place for anyone wanting a secluded, romantic break away! Especially for honeymooners or anniversaries, etc. It would be fabulous in summer or winter since the views are awesome (sunrises/sunsets or thunderstorms!), there is a woodheater which would be SO cosy in winter.
Nothing was too much trouble for the hosts, they are very 'guest concience', and we were delighted to celebrate our 10th Wedding anniversary at Morella, and will be sure to return again!
The only 'negative' thing i would even mention is that Michael mentioned he 'might' pop up later to check on the hot-tub and make sure it was all working fine, but after an hour or so, we had settled in and decided to take a hot-tub dip (naked!), when we heard someone arrive at the door. It was only the owners son delivering firewood to the back door, but we still made a mad dash for our robes feeling like naughty school kids! A bit of an invasion of privacy when you think you're going to be all alone for the rest of your trip! But that was the only critical point i could find!
Top marks to Morella Island Retreat and Michael and Fiona!
- Also Known As:
- Morella Island Retreats Bruny Island, Tasmania