I have varying experiences with travel accommodation and on this This trip I decided to give B&b a bash and so far we have seen the good the ugly, the ordinary and now.... The standard all others need to meet.
My husband asked as we journeyed along the dirt road " so whats the place like?" gosh I really didn't have any idea but going from the web site it looked ok! Good things can be found on the net.... Gossip on face book, eBay bargins, your can even find my celebrant business..... However I was optimistically cautions and we rounded the front fence post, a cavalcade of color lept out at us from the garden followed by purrrrfect welcome from the cat. There was a little neat notice inviting us to call a small bell to summon our host. These little discreet notes were to be found through our King Possum Room which helped. Not only does the project a professionalism we expect when we hand over our hard earned cash, but the answered the questions I would have like to know about.
We were invited to complete our meal orders and to take a stroll around the garden. A historical little porperty outside of Fentonbury, Sue and Peter have spent the last six years putting their unique stamp on the place, massive cottage gardens, veggie patch, walking track to the ponds and a few tradition farm yard creatures to have a chat with. Well cared for but not manicured, which gives that comfortable at home feel
To my delight, when it came to meal time I didn't have to ask what I could have as a celiac, rather was told that anything could be adapted for me.... This is a rare and delightful experience. I had the roast lamb with garden veg and my husband had a steak to big to jump over, buried in succulent mushrooms ...also to his delight.
This we followed up with a shared plate of gluten free pan cakes! Scrumdelicioso!!!
I can't move now, but when I do there's is a king sized bed, with crisp sheets and a well appointed bathroom.... But for now I think I will sit a little longer, enjoy the birdsong, take in the calming view and the sound of the wind in the trees applauding our decision to choose Hamelt Downs ( no ambient light or traffice to be seen or heard. At all.... And I did check that out!) and just relax!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hamlet Downs Country Accommodation is located on 14 hectares of beautiful gardens, fields and ponds. Comprising of a circa 1800's cottage and modern extensions, Hamlet Downs provides private suites or self-contained options for guests with varying requirements. We are located just 10 minutes drive to Mount Field National Park and near the World Heritage South West Wilderness around Lakes Pedder and Gordon. We are a great stop over between Strahan and Hobart. Hobart is just 1 hour away so use us as a base for your adventures to that beautiful city and the nearby Central Highlands around Lake St Clair, Bothwell and New Norfolk. Each suite has its own entrance, lounge/dining area, bathroom, patio and some have a kitchen/kitchenette. We also offer delicious breakfasts and dinners from light meals to 3 course a la carte feasts. Hamlet Downs is accredited by the Tasmanian and national government accreditation programs which provides comfort in knowing that we provide quality and affordable accommodation. Nearby activities include the Maydena Rail Rider, fresh water fishing, The Salmon Ponds historic trout hatchery, old Hops Oust Houses, Westerway Berry Farm in Summer, kayaking, birdwatching and of course spotting the Tasmanian wildlife. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hamlet Downs Country Accommodation Tasmania/Fentonbury, Australia