We stayed in the Sandpiper cottage for 2 nights - and wow, this place exceeded all expectations. The cottage has been kept in excellent condition (even though its the oldest cottage) and has everything you could need for a great stay - combustion heater, a huge comfortable bed (main bedroom had 1 queen bed & second bedroom had 3 singles, but we only used the main bedroom), fully equipped kitchen (with foil, oil, milk, biscuits, tea & coffee), washing machine, dryer, DVD and TV player.
The cottages are located about 10 minute drive from the main Bicheno strip and are really private. There is also a beautiful beach less than 50 meters (behind) the cottage - we walked along the beach in the afternoons and didn't even see another person!
What makes this place especially special though are the hosts and their thoughtful little touches in the cottages. Breakfast baskets were provided that contained breads, spreads and eggs from their own chickens! It was the end of Oct when we stayed, so it was still a little chilly - it was really nice to find a hot water bottle in the cupboard!
On arrival, we were also given info sheets with all the info for Freycinet and Bicheno. We intended to eat out one night and wanted to cook for one of the nights. Kyle had great knowledge of the local area and the restaurants and the French restaurant we ended up going to was one of the best places we ate in Tassie! On the second night, we took the reccommendation for their local butcher and cooked a great meal.
Keep up the great work, the place is brilliant and I wouldn't hesitate to reccommend a stay here to my friends and family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandpiper Ocean Cottages are perfectly located just north of Bicheno on the East Coast of Tasmania. Set on 4 acres of natural coastal gardens, each cottage is private and spacious. A short stroll through the dunes and you can walk barefoot for miles on pristine white sand, fish from the beach or swim safely. The only sounds you'll hear are the waves, the birds and the squeak of the sand as you walk.The three 2 bedroom cottages sleep 5 people comfortably and have full laundry and kitchen facilities. They are spacious and modern inside, with large sunny verandas. A cosy log fire and the sounds of the sea make for restful nights. Our new 1 bedroom cottage, Ocean View, is just next to Sandpiper Cottage and is also fully self contained. This one is just for couples - with a king bed, all the mod cons and a view of the ocean.For those wanting a bit more space & privacy, we also manage the property adjoining Sandpiper. The Beach House. A stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with beautiful ocean views on 40 acres with its own beach access. It sleeps up to 8 people. We’re close to the Bicheno Golf Club and Douglas Apsley National Park and half an hour away from Freycinet National Park and the iconic Wineglass Bay. The Bay of Fires is only an hour to the north. And being a fishing village, we have some of the best seafood on offer here in Bicheno.Sandpiper Ocean Cottages is the perfect place to relax, unwind and be inspired. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandpiper Ocean Cottages Bicheno, Tasmania