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Kentisbury Country House
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Kentisbury Country House
Beautiful Queen Room
Large, comfortable Queen Room
Gorgeous Queen Bedroom
Upstairs bathroom
Bathroom/Laundry Downstairs
Living room
Kitchen
Exterior
Rotunda interior
Rotunda interior
Sunshine in the Rotunda Room
Late afternoon in the living room
Winter in the sunroom
Early summer
Exterior through the birches
Exterior view of rotunda room
Exterior
Exterior
Outdoor dining under the rose arbour
Garden in early summer
Side view of Kentisbury Country House
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Waiting for the Italian lavendar to bloom
Down the garden path
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
West Kentish, Sheffield, Tasmania

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laurentbo...
Paris, France
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best vacation rental in years”
Reviewed February 23, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

The property is ideally located within 30-40 minutes of Cradle Mountain, Devenport or Burnie. The house is extremely charming, with nice gardens and a beautiful view on the hills around Barrington lake. It is very well equipped and decorated with taste.

The owners, Melissa and Peter are among the most sympathetic people we ever met. They are always trying to make your stay a wonderful memory, giving you numerous tips about the region, proposing fresh fruits and veggies from their garden or eggs from their farm! Talking with them is not only helpful and pleasant but makes the whole stay a more personal one.

You will not regret spending a few nights there, enjoying the beautiful scenery and company, you will probably miss it as soon as you leave ;)

A real gem in a small paradise!

Date of stay: February 2015
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Management Response
Feb 24, 2015
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we thoroughly enjoyed your company! We are still missing you all. Wonderful to meet you and the beautiful children. Thank you.
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Geoffbec
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Peaceful, Great Hosts, Quite Location”
Reviewed January 6, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

When we first planned this trip to Tasmania and we made inquiries regarding this property the owners were a pleasure to deal with, on arrival took us on a inspection and explained the features of the property. We stayed for six nights and on a couple of occasions had friends stay. It was great to have such a great kitchen witch is well stocked with appliances.
Our hosts supplied raspberries and cherries picked fresh from their garden.
Please note that internet and mobile phone reception is not great but if on holidays why do you need it.

Date of stay: January 2015
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Liked best: Great hosts and location
Liked least: Limited internet and phone reception
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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penanghil...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Kentisbury Country House was the highlight of our Tasmania holiday”
Reviewed November 7, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We were so lucky to have found this property through a friend. In fact, our reason for visiting Tasmania was motivated by the opportunity to come and stay here!

We experienced a very high level of service during our stay. We were greeting by the owner, and were shown over the property and introduced to everything. We were never intruded on or interrupted, yet we were able to call on our hosts for assistance or to have a chat.

We particularly liked the dining area with a magnificent long table suitable for a king. We also liked very much sitting in bed and enjoying the view from the upstairs window across the valley to the lake and into the forested hills opposite. We very much enjoyed the gifts of fresh eggs and chocolate, beautiful roses, and the jam was a delight. You can buy some very reasonably priced jars of jam to take home. The jam is well sealed and travels fine in airline luggage. We enjoyed the company of our hosts and they made everything so easy for us, including very good advice about our travels each day.

I would say that the location of the property is ideal amongst the hilly farmland, close to the lake, and nearby to spectacular locations, and popular tourist spots. We enjoyed our drives through the hills each day, and we had the opportunity to visit Cradle Mountain, Marakoopa Cave, Lake Barrington, the Tasmanian Craft Fair at Deloraine, and the Chudleigh honey shop. We loved the views of Mt Roland. We finally completed our holiday with a visit to Launceston which we enjoyed very much.

We found the beds and the bedrooms very comfortable and well heated. We used everything in the kitchen which was equipped with everything that we could possibly want such as oven, stove, kettle, microwave, even a steamer. The showers and bath were very good, with excellent hot water. We appreciated the washing machine, and enjoyed the towels which are kindly supplied for guests. Soap and shampoo are also provided. On your way in be sure to pick up some supplies in Sheffield to make your own breakfast as this is not included. We stopped at the Deloraine Deli for some supplies and at the Sheffield shops.

We liked very much meeting our hosts and enjoying their company, and found the property really so comfortable that we didn't want to leave. We were sorry to go, and hope to think that we can return for another visit one day!

Date of stay: November 2014
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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 12, 2014
Thank you for the great review, such a pleasure to meet you all. Glad the jams made it back safely! Best wishes for the New Year.
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Quinn R
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Comfort in the Country”
Reviewed September 10, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This house, one of five we stayed at, was exceptional. From the warm friendly welcome to the delightful setting with comfortable beds, thick fluffy towels, a well equipped kitchen with spotless appliances, this place was perfect. An octagonal pavilion to sit in to looking out over gardens and orchard with green fields in the background was made even more picturesque by the very friendly dog and the beautiful silky hens that wandered around just asking to be painted.
Melissa was the perfect host sharing her local knowledge and even bringing us fresh eggs to make a delicious breakfast .Next time a much longer stay will be planned!

Date of stay: September 2014
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Liked best: The sense of peace and friendliness.
Liked least: Having to leave so soon.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 17, 2014
Thank you for the great review, it was wonderful to meet a group of girls with such charm and good humour. Hope we meet again soon.
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Annie B
Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Soul refreshing - amazing.”
Reviewed January 14, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

A beautiful home set on a gorgeous property. Well designed with lovely décor throughout. The kids felt like prince and princess in their bedrooms, Kitchen was awesome. Waking up to the most beautiful scenery was a balm to the soul. So peaceful. The most amazing music/reading room. Melissa made our stay a dream. Thank you :)

Date of stay: January 2014
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Liked best: everything
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 13, 2014
Thank you for your thoughtful review Annie and Co. Wonderful to meet you and your lovely family. Best wishes for 2014!
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andrearob...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A slice of heaven in West Kentish”
Reviewed November 13, 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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The directions we were given to find this property were absolutely spot on, so that was just the first point of what became a really very enjoyable and relaxing weekend. Set in the heart of some very pretty farming land, and overlooking a local state forest, this property is really high class. The beautiful gardens surrounding the house were really pretty and welcoming, enticing us into the actual property itself, which is amazing. The kitchen is very well equipped, but to add to our delight we found a scrumptious cake awaiting our arrival, complete with berry coulis and cream!!! There are several living areas in the house, including a really snug lounge room, and the wonderful summerhouse, which was a great place to sit and read the paper. Not to be overlooked is the balcony out the back, which was a great place to rest and gaze out at the view over a glass of wine at the end of each day.

The property is not readily accessible by public transport, so you would need a car. It is, however, within easy driving distance of a number of great attractions, including Ashgrove Cheese factory, the Christmas Hills Raspberry farm and the chocolate factory, as well as some sensational natural attractions, like the Cradle Mountain National Park and the Marakoopa caves. It is also easy driving distance to the north coast, and places such as Ulverstone, Burnie and Penguin, which are all great places to explore. It is very close to the town of Sheffield, with all of its wall murals, and also Deloraine, which is not only famous for its topiary, but also for the Tasmanian Craft Festival which is held there every year, and which we were lucky to catch.

Overall, this was an absolutely relaxing and enjoyable stay. We were able to cook our own meals, enjoy some of the local wines (there is a winery just down the lane from the house) and sleep in truly comfortable beds. What more could one want??

I would highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a tranquil setting and a place to get away from the stresses and pace of life. Melissa and Peter are sensational to deal with, and tended to our every need. I hope you enjoy staying there every bit as much as my husband and I did.

Date of stay: November 2013
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Liked best: A beautifully peaceful retreat in countryside near West Kentish.
Liked least: Nothing - everything exceeded our expectations, and it was a lovely holiday.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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karabanan...
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Stunning house in serenity, has to be seen to be believed”
Reviewed May 5, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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From the moment we arrived in Sheffield, and travelled the short drive to Kentisbury Country House we were in heaven. 'We' were a two couples of besties.

Set in a stunning location, rolling green hills, lush green for as far as the eye can see, and drinking in the pure country air, this is the Tasmania I had imagined.

We were greeted by the gorgeous Melissa who showed us around and made us feel totally at home. This house was far better than my house, therefore it could not be a home away from home, however it was FAR more than that. This was luxury. THE most well appointed home I have ever had the luck of staying at. The attentive owners have thought of EVERYTHING. The kitchen was well stocked and appointed. There were numerous places for relaxing, either two lounges (we decided there was a ladies lounge, and mens lounge) and the super long dining table fit for kings and queens.

The bedrooms situated upstairs, what a delightful view no matter which room you had, quiet and peaceful. The beds were like sleeping on clouds. The amenities were fabulous. After a long cold walk in Cradle Mountain, a relaxing bath was had in the claw footed bath, I felt like royalty.

I felt inspired and comforted by the delightful Melissa, being greeted by her homemade delights (I have never tasted such mindblowing preserves and jams as what she created)...

Definitely worth the stay...I am definitely going to revisit!

Date of stay: March 2013
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: There was nothing I did not like.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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