East Coast Wine Trail

East Coast Wine Trail
East Coast Wine Trail

Friday, 16 October 2020

So you really want to get away from it all?

So you really want to get away from the hustle and bustle? 

How about a brand-new couples-only retreat that combines country comforts in Tasmania with superb views and little luxuries? 

Imagine waking up to spectacular views of the River Huon, picking up your own lemons for a pick-me up drink and then raiding the hen house for some free-range eggs for breakfast.

Or how about picking some fresh fruit and vegetables from the 3-acre gardens and orchards and enjoying a picnic beside the dam, or on a deck overlooking the river. 

What was once a dirty, dark and derelict pickers' hut has been transformed into a beautiful country cottage with modern facilities.

Welcome to Cloud River Farm cottage, a luxury escape for two in the stunning Huon Valley, just 10 minutes from the cafes and restaurants of Cygnet. 

Completely renovated this year, the cottage has been decorated and furnished with vintage treasures collected from Tasmania and beyond.

It is adjacent to - but private from - Cloud River Farm, a 1893 heritage-listed property around 45 minutes south of Hobart with gorgeous gardens and mod cons like a new stove, fridge and wifi. 

There is a fire pit and a barbecue on which to enjoy any gourmet goodies you have picked up on your travels.T

Go fishing or forage for oysters, bring your binoculars and look out for local wildlife (pademelons, quolls, Tassie Devils and possums among them), or keep your eyes peeled for dolphins.

The hosts will have provided a lovely wicker picnic basket for you containing everything you will need including wine glasses, plates and cutlery. All you need to do it collect delicious Tasmanian produce.

Cloud River Farm is an ideal base for exploring waterfalls, walking tracks, boat trips, kayaking, cellar doors, cider makers and a picturesque drive to the ferry for Bruny Island. 

At an extra cost, the hosts can stock the fridge for you or have a platter of local cheeses and Tasmanian goodies and wine ready for your arrival. 

Check out some images on Instagram at @cloudriverfarm_bnb or see https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/45742024. The first handful of bookings get a discount on the $225 nightly rate. Tell them Winsor sent you. 

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