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“Platypus Viewing in Garden”

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Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Geeveston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wingham, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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“Platypus Viewing in Garden”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had a ground floor en-suite room which was beautiful. Karen was a delightful host who went out her way to converse and advise of the district's attractions. The highlight for us was the platypus viewing as we had never seen one in the wild before. Karen thinks there are a family of 4 who live in the creek adjacent to the B & B. Best time seems to be around dusk and although they are very elusive we spotted them from the adjacent bridge.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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gokyo55, Owner at Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
There's nothing better than seeing one of our native animals in the wild, & we're so pleased you got to enjoy them in our garden! Thank you for taking the time to write us this review, we appreciate it very much.
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

I can't thank Glen and Karen enough for their hospitality at the Cambridge House.
I had seen their place advertised but decided to "wing it" in Tassie. However, it seems that all roads point to them in terms of location and comfort. Next time, I wouldn't think twice to stay with them and highly recommend this B&B. They had local preserves for breakfast and Glen makes an impressive meal fit for a king. My room was clean and so cozy, all day long I was thinking about getting back to my room where I could relax in my comfortable room - especially the electric blanket which is a must after a day of hiking.
Karen had such great knowledge of the local attractions and her advice really allowed me to make the most of my day.
I can't praise them enough. Thank you Karen and Glen - I'm so happy I stayed with you.

Room Tip: all the rooms are beautiful
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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gokyo55, Owner at Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Thank you so very much Sara for your review. We are just happy that our guests are well fed, warm & get a good's nights sleep. So happy you enjoyed staying with us.
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Kiama, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Cambridge House is gorgeous. Glen and Karen, as well as being great hosts, have paid great attention to providing everything for a relaxing, peaceful and comfortable stay. On dusk we even watched a platypus feeding in the stream that runs through the garden beside the house. Beautiful!
Thanks, Linda and Bob

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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gokyo55, Owner at Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you Linda for the review. We're so glad you were relaxed & comfortable while staying with us, & especially pleased that you got to watch the platypus!
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We ended up in Geeveston and Cambridge House coincidentally and it was such a wonderful surprise. The house is so very warm and welcoming and we felt at home within minutes. The garden is beautiful, too, and Karen and Glen were great hosts. After having failed to see a platypus in our travels so far, we were lucky and could watch the resident platypuses for quite a while. The homemade breakfast was a feast and the homemade rhubarb made our day. Unfortunately we could only stay one night, but left very happy and recommend Cambridge House to everyone. Treat yourself.

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gokyo55, Owner at Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
We were so glad you got to see the platypus so easily! And that you loved the rhubarb! Thank you very much for the review & we wish you a great time for the rest of your trip.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

From the moment I saw the B&B and gardens I was enchanted. I felt welcomed and relaxed entering this beautiful heritage home. (Yes, it felt more like a home than just a house). The room I stayed in was well equipped/appointed. After a day of sightseeing, the bed was really comfortable. Breakfast was cooked by Glen, and set me up for another day investigating the many local haunts. All in all, a wonderful holiday experience.

Room Tip: All the rooms looked equally inviting. They have set them up really well.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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gokyo55, Owner at Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
We're so glad you enjoyed Glen's breakfast cooking ! We like to set people up for the day with a decent start like that. Thank you for the review.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

A Great breakfast with home-made preserves and stewed rhubarbs. It has a fantastic set-up in an historic house, friendly owners who were engaging enough to be welcoming but not intrusive and to top it all off we saw platypus in the adjacent river.

Perfect.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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gokyo55, Owner at Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're so please you enjoyed your stay with us - especially that you got to see some of our platypus at the bottom of the garden!
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

This property was built in 1870 and very well maintained, nestled in beautiful town of Geeveston, the house has lovely garden and it is just next to the stream where we can spot the platypus. It's a pity that we just stayed for 1 night after visiting Tahune Air Walk. The kids are very excited to see the platypus. Glen and Karen are great hosts, very friendly and the breakfast is excellent. Really enjoy staying at this beautiful house. Note: Geeveston is a very small town, can't hardly find a restaurant.

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gokyo55, Owner at Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Thank you so much for the review - we were so pleased you got to see our platypus, we still get excited too when we see them! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Tassie!
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Property: Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 2 School Rd | Huon Valley, Geeveston, Tasmania 7116, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Geeveston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Geeveston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cambridge House is a lovingly restored heritage listed home with spacious ensuite queen rooms, guests comfortable lounge & sunny dining room. There is a very large garden with resident platypus living in the river flowing through it. Separate guest entry ensures privacy & there are no shared areas with your hosts. Full country cooked breakfast utilising our own produce included. The perfect base for exploring the whole of the Huon Valley/Bruny Island area. Four star rating. FREE WIFI. ... more   less 
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