This property offers so much more than you might expect.
The cottage and outdoor environment will reveal to the guest some of the early influences that prevailed in early Tasmanian history.
Built in 1890 this beautifully presented and stylish cottage has lost none of its charm.
It is conveniently located within easy walking distance of Hobart's CBD and the cosmopolitan hub of North Hobart's restaurant precinct.
From the moment you walk in you'll be amazed at how well the space has been utilized. When entering the stylish main living area you will visit a Tasmania as it may have been in the late 1890's through to the early 1900's. Memorabilia will trigger thoughts of life in early Australia as well as of antipodean shores that may have been left behind. An anachronistic state-of-the-art , wall-mounted, flat-screen tv can be peeled out from the wall for those who would like to savor a glimpse of contemporary life. A cosy three-speed fan wood heater adds comfort and atmosphere complimenting the existing heating. Fire wood is always at hand. The Owner may be able to prepare sticks in advance by request but usually this is a task undertaken by the guests.
There are two bedrooms off this living area, both with queen beds.
In line with the quirky nature of this cottage, you need to open what appears to be a pantry door to find the hidden main bedroom. This bedroom is spacious and decorated in turn-of-the-century green palettes . It is kept toasty warm by a wall mounted panel heater. A sliding door leads into yet another secret room - a small room which can be used to set up a single bed or cot.
There are welcoming polished floors throughout the cottage. Walk through to the modern, well appointed kitchen with ample cupboard space including pantry, gas hot plates, electric fan forced oven, range hood, microwave and fridge. There are possibly some French influences here. A huge canvas on the wall showing a bicycle amidst some red Chinese writing suggests some other early Tasmanian cultural influences are at play.here also. A solid timber farmhouse style dining setting with seating for six guests beckons, challenging the culinary expertise of diners.
Head from the kitchen to the refurbished bathroom/laundry complete with floor and wall tiles, small in-bath spa bath and a front loading washer/dryer. All reasonably modern and belying the chronological age and true history of the cottage.
Step out from the kitchen through the bi-fold doors into the delightful backyard which really sets this cottage apart.. The timber deck and tranquil Asian-style Zen garden complete with stands of bamboo, water feature, BBQ and outdoor setting provide a peaceful ambiance for outdoor entertaining and relaxation. A bamboo bar and high backed stools invite naughtiness from those who like to live one day at a time.
The two-storey studio at the rear of the yard is it's own little Utopia for those in search of some privacy or down time. A narrow timber staircase leads to a quaint bedroom on the top level oozing charm and intimacy and furnished with a queen bed. The downstairs living area is surrounded by glass with sliding doors opening onto two sides. It is equipped with a tv and futon which converts from a comfy couch by day to a bed on standby for overflow guests if required.
There is a tiny bathroom/toilet in the studio on the bottom level with an endless hot water supply.
The studio is available to all guests in the group and is never let independently of the booking party.
Prices based on 2 Guests
Additional Adults $40 & Children $25 under 18
Children 6 and under free
DISCOUNTS based on 2 Guests
1 WEEK = 25 OR $1050 PER WEEK
2 WEEKS = 30 OR $980 PER WEEK
3 WEEKS+ = 35 OR $910 PER WEEK
No discount available from December 20-Jan 31
Late Checkout Policy
Usual check out is 10 am
11.00 am No fee but Owner’s permission required
1 pm $20
2 pm $30
3 pm $40
4 pm $50
5 pm $60
After 5 pm: Full accommodation rate based on 2 adults
If, within 24 hours of your stay, no guests have booked into the property the day following your departure, it may be possible to check out late and not pay a fee. This is a decision the guest must make. If a booking arises the property may need to be vacated at the usual 10.00 check out time if the in-coming guests require a normal 2 pm check in. However, to guarantee a late check out you need to pay the above fee. In this instance the Owner informs any in-coming guests that they cannot check in until 3 hours after your departure time.
Early Check in Policy
Before 10 am: Guests need to book the previous overnight based on a minimum rate of 2 guests provided the property was vacant the preceding day and the Owner has been consulted.
10 am to midday: $20 providing there are no guests booked prior
Midday to 2 pm: $10
There is free parking immediately outside the property for 2-3 vehicles from 5pm until 10am
There is also free parking on the street outside the property, approximately 5 metres up the street at other times during the day. Please be aware that there are signs in the street indicating restricted parking in some areas.
There are many spaces for free all-day parking across the street and up the hill on both sides of the property. Please check carefully
Pet Policy: Dogs $20 per night per dog + $100 bond contact owner at initial booking enquiry. Only a small enclosed yard. Dogs must be kept off furniture and bedding.