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Kentisbury Country House on Cradle Coast, lovely rural retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 205 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps 9. The entire house is yours to enjoy!

Kentisbury Country House-A 'Special Occasion' retreat, sitting tranquilly amidst the Tasmanian countryside. Ideally situated to explore the inspiring Cradle Mountain & Lake St. Clair National Park. Sheffield 'Town of Murals' with a thriving artistic community, is a pleasant 10 minute drive away with views of the awesome Mount Roland around every corner.

The luxurious house, tastefully decorated in the European style, is available for romantic getaways for one couple or a group of nine friends or family.

The house features three queen bedrooms, with three extra roll away beds. There are two living areas, one of which is a beautiful rotunda room. The dining area features a wonderful "long lunch" dining table, fantastic for larger groups or families, along with a well equipped country kitchen. The bathroom upstairs features a rolled edge antique bath tub, the downstairs bathroom includes laundry facilities.

The deck overlooks the beautiful Tasmanian countryside towards Lake Barrington and has a cast iron chiminea, great for winter barbecues.

In summer, our guests enjoy eating outdoors, either under the rose arbour or birch grove.

Further afield, the Kentish area abounds in natural beauty, from rugged Mount Roland to gentle green hills and the tapestry of farm crops and contented cows and sheep. Tasmania at its very best.

Please note- Easter Bookings must include Easter Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

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Melissa McGleenan
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Melissa McGleenan

Originally from Bathurst NSW, moved to Tasmania 2005, love the cooler weather and beautiful surroundings.

Favourite things- children, grandchildren, gardening, cooking and travelling.

Melissa McGleenan purchased this house in 1997

Why Melissa McGleenan chose West Kentish

During a trip to Tassie in 1997 discovered this property by chance, fell in love with it, built the house in 2000 and used it as a family holiday house until 2005 when we decided to move here permanently.

We have been offering the house as a holiday rental since 2005 and I have had the pleasure of meeting people from all over the world.

What makes this house unique

I have a great love of European architecture. especially rustic farmhouses and Tasmania is the perfect climate to build in that style.

The walls are thick and rendered, keeping it cool in summer and warm in winter, the views are beautiful from every window. I wanted to create a family home where everyone gathers in the kitchen and sits together at the long lunch table to laugh and unwind. It seems to have been successful, our guests always want to take that table home! The rotunda is also a special space, over the top in red and gold, it makes a relaxing place for the adults.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in West Kentish, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 205 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The house must be left in a clean and tidy condition otherwise a $60 per hour cleaning fee will be applied.
  • Undeclared additional guests will be charged $100 per person, per night. Check out is strictly 10 am
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Large bathroom with rolltop bath and separate shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen bed and 1 rollaway bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen bed and 1 rollaway bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen bed and 1 rollaway bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Kentisbury Country House on Cradle Coast, lovely rural retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Tuscany in Tasmania

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this beautiful villa nestled conveniently between Deloraine and Cradle Mountain. We were met on our arrival by the lovely Melissa who showed us around the property and filled us in on how the heating etc. worked (it was already on and toasty when we arrived) which was very handy as the weather had turned chilly. The villa is beautifully appointed and it's construction was obviously a labour of love for Melissa. This is definitely a property that you could spent a week relaxing in, gorgeous interior, beautiful vistas overlooking rolling hills and the sound of cows in the far paddocks. What more could you want. We hiked in Cradle Mountain National Park one day which was an easy 30 minute drive from the villa. Nearby Deloraine is a great town for bricabrac shopping, coffee and cake. Thankyou for a lovely stay Melissa. It was a pleasure meeting you.

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Ann. Such lovely 5 star guests, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you all. Best regards, Melissa
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Absolutely beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much to Melissa and Peter, whom were amazing hosts. Everything from making the booking, to checking in and out was exceptionally easy. The house was truly amazing and spotlessly clean. My family and I could have stayed for ever. I would highly recommend Kentisbury Country House to anybody seeking elegance and a luxury stay, fond regards Carol, Sean and Cate

  • Review Submitted: 14/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely guests! Thank you for your review, much appreciated
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Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect country retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at Kentisbury House. It was a wonderful week. Melissa and Pete were warm and welcoming hosts. The house had the appearance and ambience of a Tuscan villa . It was the perfect location to explore the countryside, including Cradle Mountain, and also the picturesque Bass Strait Coastline. We would define recommend to friends and family; and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Jane, much appreciated. It was so nice to meet you both, I hope your break was relaxing and rejuvenating! Best regards, Melissa
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property. Dream location

Hosts were so helpful & friendly

Did not want to leave but hopefully will return one day

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Margaret, it was so nice to meet you all. You are welcome anytime, such thoughtful guests! Best regards, Melissa
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Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Spectacular property

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults had a wonderful relaxing stay in this amazing home. The home is enchanting, with beautiful décor. The location and surrounds were peaceful. The hosts were very friendly. A perfect retreat so close to Sheffield and Cradle Mountain.

  • Review Submitted: 10/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay Fiona, thank you for your generous review. Lovely to meet you all.
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, lots of charm and character with picturesque views. Peter and Melissa took care of everything from fluffy towels to heaters on for our arrival. Thank you, we cannot wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you, thank you for your kind review. Best regards, Melissa
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Cradle Mountain National Park

Our guests enjoy a trip to Cradle Mountain for walking/hiking. Tasmazia, the largest collection of mazes in the Southern Hemisphere delights the young and not so young. Mole Creek Caves are fun and informative with their underground river and glow worms. The coast is a beautiful half hour drive with the Tassie Tasting Trail along the way. Anvers Chocolate Cafe, Ashgrove Cheese Farm, Salmon Ponds, vineyards for a lovely day out. Sheffield, Town of Murals is our quirky nearby town. Between the mountains and the sea, Kentish is a magical area.


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