Welcome to Huon Valley House, a luxurious, custom built home on the bluff overlooking a bend of the Huon River, just 30 minutes from the Hobart CBD. A great base to explore the Huon region's wine, food, arts & crafts and wilderness adventures. Central yet private, close to Home Hill Winery, Willie Smith's Cidery and Summer Kitchen Bakery. Free Wi-Fi and a Netflix-enabled TV - just log into your Netflix account when you need a break from all the sightseeing.
- Free wi-fi
- Children are welcome - free use of port-a-cot and high chair
- Quality bathroom products and prestige linen included
This large, luxurious, single level home features floor-to-ceiling windows and is set at the end of a flat acre of lawns and native landscape, with expansive views of the rural surrounds, bird life and the majestic Huon River.
The house was designed by the owners Tony and Angela, who have a passion for architecture and landscaping. The home has open spaces and is light and airy throughout, and there are large ironbark decks from the lounge, master bedroom and kitchen - all with great views.
The spacious master bedroom is located away from the living area and other bedrooms, and has a separate walk in robe and ensuite with fantastic views. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have Queen beds, and the fourth bedroom has two King Singles.
The kitchen features Caesarstone bench tops, full-sized fridge, dish drawer dishwasher and 900mm induction cooking. There are two dining and living spaces, with plenty of comfortable seating. Warm passive solar design is backed up with heating and air conditioning.
Both bathrooms feature screenless showers with large-format overhead shower heads.
There are plenty of books, board games and DVDs, as well as free-to-air, Netflix-enabled tv and a radio (check out the quirky Huon FM at 95.3).
A perfect, luxurious and one of the most private yet centrally located properties in the Huon Valley to explore the Huon and south-west region, and easy commuting distance to Hobart.
Close by is the renowned Summer Kitchen Bakery, selling organic wood-fired sourdough breads plus pastries and excellent coffee. Nearby Ranelagh General Store offers gourmet burgers, fries and calamari.
Home Hill Winery is also just up the road at Ranelagh, offering boutique local wines and gourmet meals. In 2015, Home Hill Wines won two major trophies at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards.
You can also visit Hartzview, Elsewhere, Panorama and St Imre vineyards in the Huon Valley.
Huon Jet Boats are based at nearby Huonville.
For the family, a short walk to the Huon Valley Caravan Park and you can walk through the apple orchards, watch the pigs being fed, hand-feed the chickens, sheep and goats, watch the cows being milked and cheese making demonstrations. Across the river at Glen Huon is the Pelican Point alpaca farm, which also welcomes visitors. The Huonville outdoor heated public pool is also a hidden gem with 50 metre pool, undercover seating and plenty of lawn to relax on.
Other regional attractions include the Tahune Airwalk and nearby Eagle Hanglider flying fox. On the way to Tahune, you can stop at Geeveston for lunch and check out the Forest and Heritage Centre. Masaaki's is a must for sushi lovers.
Further south are Hastings Caves and thermal pool, and the historic Ida Bay Railway.
The Wooden Boat Centre is located in the quaint village of Franklin, along with Village Antiques. Franklin is just 10 minutes from Ranelagh and provides excellent access to the Huon River waterfront. Try Franklin Marine for fishing supplies and advice.
At picturesque Cygnet you'll find plenty of fine local food, galleries, arts and crafts, and second-hand stores. Farm gate sales are available from the nearby Nicholls Rivulet Organic Farm.
To relax, try Huon Natural Healthcare for reflexology, massage therapies and herbal medicine.
Also in the Huon is Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider, the largest organic apple orchard in Australia. You can visit them at The Apple Shed museum, cider house and cafe on the Huon Highway. Another cider house and cafe is Frank's at Franklin, and cellar door sales are available from Pagan Cider at Cygnet.
For whisky lovers, try Tasmanian premium whiskies at the Lark Distillery on Davey St in Hobart, or the Nant Whisky Bar at Salamanca.
A quick 3 km drive from the house and you are in the Huonville township with access to supermarkets including Woolworths and IGA, petrol stations (including a 24 hour convenience store), Australia Post, banks, pharmacy, bakery, cafes, restaurants etc, as well as a local chocolatier.