Frenchman's River - The Writer's House

House

130 Winns Road, Cygnet TAS 7112
  • 1-2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms

Luxury couples retreat surrounded by nature and with sea views

This former apple-picker’s cottage has been stylishly reimagined by designer Andrew Blaxland as luxurious, cosy and welcoming accommodation perfectly suited for two. Settle in, light a fire (with wood from the surrounding forest) and enjoy an array of local and seasonal produce including Tasmanian cheese and wine.

The charming open-plan living area, filled with eclectic furniture, Tasmanian art works from the owners’ collection and carefully chosen books, make staying in a joy. Be sure to pop on the electric blanket before snuggling into your luxurious bed. In summer, throw open the French doors and enjoy a regional cider while gazing out at Cygnet Bay – you may even spot a wedge-tailed eagle, peregrine falcon, parrot or cockatoo.

If you like exploring, the cottage is conveniently located within 20 minutes of most local activities. Indulge in a long lunch beside the river at Peppermint Bay, learn to cook at Mathew Evans’ (The Gourmet Farmer, SBS) cooking school at Fat Pig Farm (you can even learn how to make sausages!) or visit Grandvewe Sheeps’ Cheesery, who also make vodka, at Birches Bay.

If you prefer more low-key amusements closer to home, head through the farm to the dam (quite a decent walk) where you might glimpse the resident platypus at dusk or dawn. There’s total privacy apart from nocturnal visitors which can include pademelons, quolls, wallabies, potoroos, possums, and even Tasmanian devils. Otherwise, while away the afternoon on the north-facing deck or choose herbs from the garden to whip up dinner using the fully equipped cook’s kitchen with a well-stocked dry pantry. Finish off the day with a long hot shower, which is certainly big enough for two.

Amenities

  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Coffee machine
  • Crockery/utensils
  • Breakfast provisions
  • Pantry items
  • TV
  • DVD/Blu-ray player
  • Sound system
  • Books
  • Games
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries provided
  • Garden
  • Deck
  • Outdoor dining
  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron
  • Parking

Perfect for...

  • Couples
  • Luxury
  • Food & wine
  • Nature

Location

6 minutes' drive to Mathew Evans’ (The Gourmet Farmer, SBS) cooking school at Fat Pig Farm. 15-minute drive to a long lunch beside the river at Peppermint Bay, Woodbridge. 20 minutes' drive to Grandvewe Sheeps’ Cheesery at Birches Bay. 15-minute drive to Randalls Bay picnic spot. 20-minute drive to lunch at Home Hill, Ranelagh, and visit Willie Smith’s Cidery on the way home.

Price & Availability

This property accepts online bookings on request. Once confirmed by the property, you will receive an email with instructions to pay via Credit Card. Online bookings incur a 4.5 % service fee, which is added to the total on the check-out page once you select a room to book.

Cancellation policy

All bookings made on Beautiful Accommodation are subject to a cancellation fee of 12.5% (of the total transaction value), in addition to the existing cancellation policy of the property:

Cancellations made within 14 (fourteen) days of booking arrival date incur a 100% cancellation fee. Cancellations made with more than 14 (fourteen) days notice incur an administration charge of 20% of total booking fee. We encourage our customers to purchase travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances. 

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Cancellations made within 14 (fourteen) days of the booking arrival date incur a 100% cancellation fee. Cancellations made with more than 14 (fourteen) days notice incur an administration charge of 15% of total booking fee. We encourage our customers to purchase travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

Check-in policy

Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00