Coast House, a private, adults-only retreat overlooking the water in the Huon Valley, is one of Tasmania's best-kept boutique accommodation secrets.
Surrounded by orchards, vineyards and small farms in beautiful surroundings, Coast House is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city; tranquil and perfectly equipped for a few days of gourmet solitude.
Quolls, pademelons, bandicoots and wedge-tail eagles are among your closest neighbours on a private peninsula surrounded by water and nature – but provisioned with all life's little luxuries; from Netflix and fast wifi to bottles of local wines (think Sailor Seeks Horse or Devil's Corner).
Completed just two years ago and owned and operated by experienced hospitality professionals Judi and John Willoughby (ex Fairlight), Coast House offers two queen-size bedrooms, each with their own adjoining bathroom, as well as a quiet loft area for reading.
Luxuries include a wood fire in the huge living room (packed with books and games) and heated floors throughout the whole house, a fully equipped modern kitchen overlooking the water, covered verandah, gourmet hamper and luxury provisions on arrival (smoked salmon, sushi, cheeses, bread, fresh fruits, Cygneture chocolates etc).
There is an excellent range of gourmet meals in the freezer (just reheat in the microwave) with wine included, as well as gourmet breakfast ingredients.
Check out the fully stocked larder with pasta, rice, sauces, oils and all essentials, and fridge with free-range eggs, local bacon, quality muesli, fresh apple juice from down the road, yoghurt and other breakfast treats.
The bedrooms feature luxurious linens and original artworks, while a stroll to the private beach on Beaupre Point might yield a harvest of mussels and oysters from the rocks.
For longer stayers, there is a full laundry - and well-behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement to enjoy the many walking trails on the 40 hectares.
Coast House is 10 minutes to Cygnet village, 55 minutes to Hobart and 1 hour 10 minutes to Hobart Airport – but many guests do not leave for the duration of their stay, preferring to explore Cygnet Coast Road with its blueberry farms, wild blackberries and small vineyards.