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Swallows Nest Guesthouse

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2 m²
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Experience Tasmania's beautiful countryside in the heart of the picturesque Derwent Valley. Over a century old, and once a working hop kiln, Swallow's Nest is a luxury holiday home situated on stunning acreage property along the banks of the Derwent River. Only 45 minutes from Hobart, the house features stunning views from every room, exquisite terraced gardens and a tranquil escape from the stress and bustle of modern life: a true hideaway. This spacious four bedroom home features two separate living areas, so there is room for the family with room find your own space. The seven acre property stretches alongside a full kilometre of the magnificent Derwent River, and is local to a variety of wineries and orchards, a brewery, whiskey distillery, and the spectacular Mount Field National Park. The property is also located between the Plenty, Styx and Tyenna rivers, offering some of the best trout river fishing in Tasmania. Keep an eye out for the resident Platypus who hunts for food along the river's edge. Enjoy the gardens on the property, all times of year there are different views and aspects to enjoy, the property has established fruit bearing trees (cherries, apples, pears, almonds and stone fruit). Immerse yourself in a piece of Australian history at Swallow's Nest.

Interior of House

Each of the four bedrooms features uninterrupted views of the spectacular Derwent River. The Master bedroom features an ensuite and spacious walk-in wardrobe. There is also a luxurious four-poster King-sized double bed available. All matresses have been specifically chosen for comfort and quality, with electric blankets available for use if needed.

Guests will also be able to enjoy the advantage of having two separate living areas, one on each floor, ensuring that there is room for everyone to enjoy their holiday. The main living room features a fireplace, a large flat screen TV, DVD & BluRay player. The upstairs living room includes all of these modern facilities. An extensive library of books, movies and games are available for use by guests to ensure your stay is as relaxing as possible.

The spacious country style kitchen has a breakfast bar, six person dining room table, and views of the gardens and Derwent river. There is also a separate dining room that seats 8, featuring one-of-a-kind teak furniture fashioned from colourful recycled boats that once sailed the warm waters of Bali.

Activities

There is plenty to do in the area for avid walkers, visit Mt. Fields National Park for some spectacular scenery and connect with the environment.

There is a small business called Tassie Bound and they do tours of the river. If you ring and book in advance then you will be assured of a place.

The Salmon Ponds is well worth a visit and there are lovely cafes in the area to visit for some chill out time!

Upon arrival at the property it is important that you read the information given in our booklet on the Kitchen table. This will help you to orientate yourselves to the property (instructions and safety tips) and further information about the area.

If you enjoy country living this is the place for you!

More Details

Owner
Heather Smart
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Plenty, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , Ensuite Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Downstairs Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Upstairs Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Two long King Singles
    Bedroom 4 - 3 large double bed , One King Sized Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , One Four Poster King Sized Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , One Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • ski

Reviews

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(2 traveller reviews)

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Swallows Nest Guesthouse
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Police Point, Tasmania, Australia
4

Swallows guest house

  • 4 of 5

Had an absolutely fabulous time. The house was beautiful,comfortable and just perfect for a large family. Was disappointed not to have the dock on the river to fish from.The possum's made it interesting ,loved watching the early morning escape from the roof!! We had to try the fire on Saturday night and found it kept us very warm. Even the Easter bunny found his way into the garden for my granddaughter.Close to Salmon Ponds for an early breakfast Sunday morning... will be back for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
5

OMG this place is spectacular

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 adults and 6 teenagers here for three nights and it was absolutely fabulous. Heaps of beds, three bathrooms, slow moving river for swimming, great facilities, wood fire, BBQ. And only 45 minutes to Hobart.

  • Review Submitted: 20/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Mt. Field Nat Park

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