Relax and enjoy sensational sea views of Freycinet Peninsula and Schouten Island from this historic, four bedroom beach house. The perfect spot for a getaway with friends and family, a romantic retreat or for visitors looking for a base to explore the East Coast. The Saltworks Beach House is a waterfront cottage with short walks to secluded beaches for swimming and longer coastal walks. Close to an all weather boat ramp, it is an ideal location for every season. It has a special 'wow' factor that you will always remember.
About the property:
The Saltworks Beach House consists of an historic cottage, that was rebuilt from ruins in 1987 along with the construction of an adjoining building and 3-bay garage. The renovated property was a finalist in the Australian Institute of Architect’s national Robin Boyd Award in that same year. The cottage was formerly the Overseer’s cottage of the Lisdillon Salt Works, built and operated by James Radcliffe in 1830’s using convict labour. It is surrounded by expansive water views and a large olive grove.
Today, the open planned cottage contains a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and comfortable lounge where you can sit in front of an open fire, sip a glass of wine, read a book or watch TV. Attached to the cottage is a large sunroom providing outdoor seating and an additional dining area where you can take in the magnificent views regardless of the weather.
The property comfortably sleeps 8 people across 4 bedrooms. Two decks connect the cottage to the adjoining building which features 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and a spacious sitting room off a sunlit gallery. A fourth bedroom and additional bathroom and laundry is available off the garage. The property features: 1 queen, 2 doubles and a king size bed that can be split to make 2 single beds. Talk to us, we will happily configure the sleeping arrangements to suit your needs and can pull out an extra trundle bed or sofa bed if required. See attached floor plan.
We provide a range of teas, coffee plunger, milk, breakfast cereal, a rice cooker and cooking essentials such as herbs, spices, oil and sauces in a well equipped kitchen and an outside BBQ. The freshly pressed olive oil comes direct from the olive grove surrounding our property - known as Olives By the Sea.
Guests have full access to the property except for the garage which is used for storage. There is room for parking close to the house and plenty of space for boats and trailers in the yard.
Things To Do:
The Saltworks Beach House offers various living areas and nooks to escape to. We provide a range of books, DVDs, jigsaws, cards, games and binoculars for your enjoyment, along with a Bose bluetooth speaker, so you can listen to your own favourite music.
Guests have direct access to two beaches which are very safe for swimming and body surfing plus a coastal walk immediately in front of the property.
A two minute stroll from the property, across the headland reserve, brings you to the original ruins of the Lisdillon Salt Works, where you can read about its history and operations first hand. They remain an important historic and archeological site.
Only a two minute drive away is access to a jetty and a dual lane concrete boat ramp with a central pontoon platform. This all weather and all tide boat ramp is at the mouth of the Little Swanport River, ideal for kayaking in the estuary or launching any sized boat to head out to sea. A beautiful, sparkling waterway shared with numerous pelicans, fairy terns, pied oyster catchers, herons, black swans and if you are lucky, our resident sea eagle.
The Saltworks Beach House is a place where you can kick back and do nothing or get active and do lots
The Saltworks Beach House is located along Saltworks Road which takes its name from the historic Lisdillon Salt Works and is now a small sleepy settlement consisting of around 25 large blocks, predominately weekenders with a few permanent residents. The properties are well spaced for privacy. As there is no through road, the Saltworks remains one of the east coast's best kept secrets, known predominatley by local fishermen in search of bream, crayfish, flathead, salmon, calamari, scollops and abalone.
Getting There: The Saltworks Beach House is one and a half hours from the Hobart airport and also one and a half hours from the Launceston airport. It is accessed via Saltworks Road which joins the Tasman Highway between Boomer Creek to the South and Lisdillon Rivulet to the North. It sits almost exactly halfway between Triabunna 28 kms South - 22 mins and Swansea 24 kms North - 19 mins.
Nearby Things To Do:
The Saltworks Beach House is ideally located to explore all that is on offer along Tasmania's scenic East Coast, with it's spectacular coastline, vast skies and wild beaches. Enjoy the numerous wineries, national parks and historic sites along the way.
From The Saltworks Beach House travelling South, it is only 28 kms to Triabunna, where ferries leave daily for Maria Island National Park. There is an extensive Information Centre in Triabunna along with two hotels, coffee shops, a grocery store, a petrol station and access to free Wifi. Make sure you stop at the Fish Van down by the Triabunna jetty for a great feed of local fish and chips.
A further 10 minutes drive South brings you to the coastal town of Orford and access to Spring Beach and Rheban Beach. Enjoy a Woodfire pizza at Scorchers by the River or a cup of coffee at the Gateway Cafe.
Heading North, travel 24 kms to reach the seaside village of Swansea. Stop at historic 'Spiky Bridge' and visit Kate's Berry Farm to taste yummy ice-cream, homemade chocolate and jams. Swansea has a petrol station, two grocery stores, cafes, restaurants, a newsagent and the Bark Mill Tavern and Bakery. Great coffee can be found at Artifakt Gallery and Cafe and if you have time, check out the restored old Bark Mill and the Historic Museum. The town also has free Wifi.
Beyond Swansea and only 82 kms 1 hr. 10 mins drive from the Saltworks is Coles Bay - the gateway to beautiful Freycinet Peninsula and Wine Glass Bay. Further North takes you to the coastal town of Bicheno, famous for its lichen-covered boulders. Just a little further on is the Douglas-Apsley National Park. Lots of wineries to visit on this stretch of the Coast, try stopping at picturesque Devils Corner winery over looking Moulting Lagoon Reserve or The Farm Shed - East Coast Wine Centre.
For longer trips it is 112kms 1.5hrs drive to Hobart and 160kms 2 hrs to Launceston via the Lake Leak road.
The Hobart airport is 1.5 hrs south of the Saltworks Beach House. The Launceston airport is also only 1.5 hrs drive North.