Views, deck,garden, spa bath, family room, formal lounge, 3 beds, character
- english, french
About Walter Dewe
With four children and pursuing an international career in the energy industry, we came to Australia in 1984! Fell in love with Tasmania some years later and bought the house as a potential home "down the track". It is now something that is closer and closer to something that can be done! Hence the love for the house, the constant attention and improvements made are part of that. Living in Melbourne with wonderful managers Anita and Todd (a short 15 minutes away) the joy of giving others an opportunity to enjoy the house is immense. Two AirBnb's in Melbourne have been another part of engaging with visitors and offering something special in hospitality, which is relished. Hiking, travelling and learning about other cultures, new experiences are a passion! With grandchildren in Melbourne and London now it is a very special time of life. Snow skiing , although in abeyance for a while, has been a personal activity love! The purpose at the Gorge Cottage is to provide an experience for guests that they feel is special and is more like a home from home! The guest book and the reviews are there for everyone and we truly welcome feedback and suggestions for enhancing that experience. We are currently planning to posiiton a small car at the house for use of guests, althought we have yet to finalise how to set up the commercial and access arrangements. However if you want to check on this please call as it is an evolving process! Above all enjoy and relish the house and its character and never hesitate to contact us if there are any questions, special needs.
Walter Dewe purchased this House in 2009
Why Walter Dewe chose Trevallyn
It really is a home from home, in a beautiful location and all it has to offer. It is definitely not like a hotelry! The house everything and more that you could want with plenty of space and comfort. The private lounge provides a space for quiet time when the family room is in use! It is all about relaxing and enjoying in a fully appointed house with all modern facilities commensurate with the house's style and character. The neighbours and others in Tasmania are so much more interested in assisting, being friendly and recognising the value of others than in many other places. The proximity of so much, the always changing vistas when one drives on the island, the diversity of nature and the relaxing nature of the island state is an absolute joy. We have endeavoured to equip the property with everything you might need, including two portacots, high chair, hair drier, some basic supplies in the pantry and fridge, as much information as possible so you do not have to look far for " where to go to dinner" ,"operating the internet", "where to call for assistance-us!" This house has enormous character from a bygone era and gives a genuine peaceful feel on entering.
What makes this House unique
Well, these have been really covered in the above!!!
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Gorgeous house in fantastic location!
We (family of 4) stayed 4 nights in May. The house and gardens were so lovely and had everything we needed. Lots of homely and beautiful decor. Lounge was comfortable. Heating system was complicated but, once we worked it out, it was easy to keep warm. Bed was moderately comfortable. Generally house was clean, a few areas require a bit more attention which owner was informed of. Owner was very communicative and made himself available on phone and email. The house was amazingly close to grocers, cafe, and small selection of shops. This house suited us perfectly for our short Launceston stay and would recommend.
Lovely Character Home
This is a lovely character house in a great position. A deli and coffee shop are a minute or two walk away. The house had lovely views over Launceston and was extremely homely and comfortable. The owner had supplied everything you could want. Also had a lovely back garden with outdoor entertaining area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Just so glad you enjoyed the experience! Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. Hope you are able to stay again cheers Walter
Home away from home
Excellent property. Well equipped, quiet with everything you could need. Great for access to Cataract Gorge and town. Well suited our family with 2 adult children. Thank you Walter. Great service and communication. Will definitely recommend.
Gorge Cottage delight.
This cottage based in the suburb of Trevallyn, on the ridge and overlooks the Tamar River in the distance. It felt like the owner had just left the property and had left all of his household contents behind - so well equipped.The spa bath and shower were wonderful at the end of a long day's exploring. Lovely wooden floors and doors, old fire places, heating and cooling and lots of little spaces in the house where everyone can take refuge. We popped out for our coffee every morning to the local barrista which was little more than two minutes away. We found the convenience store nearby quite expensive. It is close to the Gorge, local seafood eateries and not too far to town for groceries etc. We had a lovely time. We would highly recommend this home.
Immaculate house in great location
Walter’s house is immaculate and in a fantastic location. It has a number of lovely
Indoor and outdoor living areas and has everything you need. Walter is a great host and communicates very well - he even rang to welcome us to the house and wish us a happy Christmas!
Beautiful character home
Well equipped, walking distance to the gorge and city, nearby cafe and grocer are great, lovely garden and deck to enjoy in the evening after a busy day exploring the local sites