1. Australia
  2. TAS
  3. Southern Tasmania
  4. Dover
  5. #147814

The Fisherman's Wife

House, Dover

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

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Min 2 - 3 nights stay

7 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 bathrooms


The Fisherman's Wife is an old cottage in Dover in Southern Tasmania with a stunning location. The original features of a classic Fisherman's house has been beautifully blended with modern facilities and furnishings. The old walls of the kitchen show where the cottage has adapted to changing use, yet the retro-fitted cupboards house a 90 cm gas range, electric oven and stainless steel appliances. Prepare meals for friends and family whilst watching the breath-taking change of colors as the sun moves across the bay.

The lounge also bears the marks of it's history but the modern comfortable furnishings, the wood fire and the views insist you sit and watch the weather march across the water. See the agile Terns bomb dive into the shimmering bay, meters from where you rest.

Stay long enough and you'll notice the routine of the black swans foraging head down along the foreshore, be lucky enough to rush outside when you notice dolphins out the front.

The wall paper in the bedrooms is original and intact, bearing witness to the shifts and changes over time.The beds are modern and comfortable with duckdown feather doonas, thousand thread white linen and a simple setting. The ensuite for the main bedroom is modern with shower, toilet and vanity. The second bathroom/laundry speaks more of the 'old world' but has a new toilet and vanity and houses the original deep cast iron bath which is clean and white but a little tired.

The Fisherman's cottage is a unique glimpse into Tasmanian history. The refurbishment is faithful to the simple life led when Dover was a major fishing port. This is not the pre-fabricated repetition of a purpose built holiday accommodation but a continuation of the story of Port Esperance and early Tasmanian life.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Child's high chair Cot Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Heating Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Parking Towels provided Washing machine
The Fisherman's Wife is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great place We enjoyed the experience-the beds were comfortable - facilities were good. Loved the wood fire and it was just a relaxing time. We will be back.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Perfect This property, while unpretentious, offers everything you will need in one of the most captivating environments to be found. A beautiful little cottage on the edge of a scenic bay. You will not be disappointed!
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dreamy view, great character Loved this place, reminded me of fishing shacks in County Cork. Divine mix of retro and new
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rough Diamond Cottage exactly as advertised .A perfect blend of old and new ,perfect location, comfy beds. Sandy was very welcoming and accommodating. Just a great place to spend a few days to relax. Would have been great to be able to use the dinghy.
Date published: 2015-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hidden Gem What an amazing place to spend good times with family. It was just what we needed. Sandy thanks so much for sharing this little gem with us.
Date published: 2015-01-12
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