4 Beautiful Tasmanian Hideaways You Can Actually Afford
Posted by Casey Warrener on Wednesday, December 7, 2016
We’ve uncovered a whole raft of getaways that are stylish, charming, decked-out with luxury features and best of all – wait for it – not going to break the bank. In pretty Tasmania there’s plenty of free fun to be had. Its stunning landscapes are a playground for hiking, ocean swims and getting your fix of incomparably fresh air whatever way you can. And with beautiful accommodation for $200 a night and less, you’ll be able to splash out on all the gourmet food and wine you want. All you need to do is choose your favourite side of the island and arrive.
Armytage House, Bagdad, Southern Tasmania
In an area known for its beautiful buildings, Armytage House is an excellent example of Tasmania’s charming heritage architecture – and you can stay here without going broke. This 19th century sandstone barn was once a grain store owned by the wealthy George Armytage, since converted into a stylish retreat in an idyllic setting. Surrounded by orchards, the original façade remains, though step inside and you’ll be met with open-plan luxury complete with a huge kitchen, loft bedroom and double spa. Free-range eggs and homemade jams are delivered daily, and you can get creative with the wood-fire pizza oven in the outdoor terrazzo. Once here, you have everything needed to hole-up and enjoy.
From $180 a night
Beachside Retreat West Inlet, Stanley, Northwest Tasmania
Private beachfronts don’t come cheap, and yet at Beachside Retreat West Inlet, it seems they do. Half an hour from Stanley in Tasmania’s northwest you’ll find four shacks perched on the dunes, each with an incredible view of the crystal clear, lagoon-like water of West Inlet. Award-winning design combined with a paradise worthy stretch of beach makes for a luxurious escape well above its asking price. Collect fresh oysters to enjoy with a few sundowners on the deck, and then loll about in the heated saltwater pool under the starry night sky.
From $178 a night
Brockley Estate, Buckland, Southern Tasmania
Travel an hour from Hobart and you’ll hit Brockley Estate. With a two-kilometre long driveway winding up to its 10,000-acres, you can look forward to an escape that’s easy on the wallet and super secluded too. With so much beautiful countryside to explore, this is low on cost but high in value. The five bedrooms and separate cottage at this historic homestead are each filled with Australian and Tasmanian antiques, select artworks and soft rugs warming polished timber floors. The best part? A delectable local menu with a Spanish twist – all-inclusive.
From $150 a night
Tam O’Shanter Views, Tam O'Shanter, Northern Tasmania
In a little known seaside town on Tassie’s north coast, Tam O’Shanter Views is a luxe beach house at a steal. This really is a find – one you’ll want to keep to yourself. East of the Tamar River and above the pristine shores of Tam O’Shanter Bay, everything about this stunner draws on the environment – from the wave shaped roof, to the glass wall framing the Bass Strait stretching across to Ninth Island. Head out on coastal walks around the headlands, or simply enjoy the sea breeze on the deck suspended above the trees. And at such great value, you can splash out in the Tamar Valley wine region just a short drive away.
From $180 a night