How’s this for a pretty picture? Drowsy mornings sailing on the Huon River, lunch in the sun soaking up waterfront views, and evenings on a secluded veranda devouring local Tasmanian cheeses with a glass of wine.
Coast House provides the ideal weekend getaway, plus the sheer tranquillity that comes from being surrounded by water on your own private peninsula.
Coast House opened its doors in 2015, after owners, Judi and John Clark, fell in love with the Cygnet landscape while at sea. As they sailed past Beaupre Point, the couple dreamed of putting down roots at the beautiful riverside location. When the opportunity arose to do exactly that, Judi and John decided to make Cygnet home not only for themselves, but for a few lucky visitors. The natural beauty of this north-eastern spot is a huge attraction, with Coast House playing host to international and Australian travellers, as well as Tasmanian locals seeking a bucolic retreat for the weekend.
Prepare for your jaw to drop on arrival. As if the unmatched aspect weren’t enough, the design is nothing short of breathtaking. Polished timber is set off with sleek copper finishes, while modern hanging lighting warms up the house both inside and out. For the chillier months, an open fire and heated floors will keep you toasty. Add this to panoramic waterfront views from every angle, and you’ve scored yourself a very nice spot to watch the sun go down with a glass of wine.
Coast House offers two queen-sized bedrooms with luxurious linen and ensuites. Between them, visitors will meet in the middle of a large living area and fully equipped kitchen, which sprawls out onto the sweeping veranda. John and Judi have their guests well and truly sorted when it comes to eating and drinking, with a hamper full to the brim of Tasmanian wine, cheese, seasonal fruits and chocolates ready in welcome. The kitchen comes stocked with gourmet meals courtesy of Salamanca’s Wursthaus Kitchen, with local produce such as freshly baked bread, Tasmanian bacon, eggs and salmon right there at your fingertips. The pantry is also well maintained with kitchen necessities, so you can waltz straight in and get cooking.
In the morning, paddle around the peninsula in the provided kayaks to meet the locals. Sea eagles, wallabies, wombats, quolls and even elusive Tasmanian devils can be spotted during an exploration of the sublime surrounds. In the enveloping Huon Valley, fresh apples, blueberries and cherries are all waiting to be tasted.
You’ll find Coast House just ten minutes from the quaint Cygnet village – worth a visit for the cafes, galleries and restaurants – or a 55-minute drive from Hobart. Nestled in the Huon Valley, the area is dotted with apple groves, cherry and berry orchards to explore.
Whether it’s a romantic getaway for two or a party of four seeking out an idyllic scene, Coast House provides a secluded, relaxing and utterly tranquil escape.