If you are considering a trip to/though northeast Tasmania, do yourself a favour and book one of these lovely cottages. We came for the MTB trails and stayed in Fon Hock in early spring, and it exceeded our expectations.
The cottage itself is wonderful - very comfortable bed/couch with lovely little touches (fresh flowers, handmade soap) and an excellent kitchen and pretty backyard area. You also have access to a beautiful little river at the other side of the property, which is a voluntary conservation area. There's also an adjacent farm and we loved watching the alpacas and chicken. The private spa tub is fantastic, it's surrounded by ferns and after a day of riding/hiking, a bubbly bath is simply brilliant. The best is that all this is powered by hydro (and soon solar) electricity!
Graham and Christine were warm and welcoming hosts, and they can be very proud of what they've built here. We wish we could've stayed longer, but for now we'll spread the word and hope to come back soon...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer romance, seclusion and privacy in fully self-contained two-bedroom and studio spa-cottages each with river views - situated on a 36 acre bush alpaca farm. Each cottage has a private outdoor dining area with bar-be-que and the studio cottages have an outdoor heated spa. Principles of ecological sustainability are combined with the comforts of a luxurious retreat. Your only disturbance might be from the occasional inquisitive pademelon or soaring eagle. This stretch of the Ringarooma River is favored by fly fishermen. Chinese heritage is celebrated with an interpretation centre, landscape art and walking tracks through historic mining and water races. ... more less