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Cradle Cave Cradle Mountain

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

This house was designed by Dr Mark Dewsbury, Centre for Sustainable Architecture, University of Tasmania. Mark has designed a house that, on the edge of a World Heritage National Park, aims to capture Tasmania's alpine heartland.

The house is a highly efficient solar passive design, capturing the warmth from the sun and releasing it at night. There is also an air-based heat pump that heats the concrete slab of the house. Insulation is extensive with double glazing throughout.

The 100 acres that the house is on was clear-felled 30 years before purchase and now, 50 years on, the forest is thriving. The house footprint is just 86 square metres yet while compact the design feels spacious.

Cradle Cave features

The house design was inspired by the curved seed pods of native hakea plants. High expansive windows provide extensive views of alpine vegetation creating a sense of being part of the incredible Tasmania mountain high country. While sitting in the warmth of the house you can look out at snow-covered trees, feeling cocooned and protected from the elements.

Various native animals can be spotted day and night with an extensive array of birds, the occasional wombat, possums, paddy melons and wallabies. This is an ideal location for a romantic weekend, family gathering or simply time-out from a busy lifestyle.

'When the sun is shining it's glorious, but even when it's grey, and you're sitting in the warmth with a good glass of red, and looking out at the floor to ceiling nature, it's pretty idyllic',

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

Map

Other Activities:

Cradle Mountain

Amenities

Moina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • forests

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Cradle Cave Cradle Mountain
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
5

Beautiful property Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we found the house lights on fully heated and welcoming ready to go when we arrived spotlessly presented with everything we needed, all the extra little trimmings. We loved sitting behind the full glass front watching the possums come over to say hello, Then waking to find we had had a sprinkling of snow overnight just beautiful, and the house still warm and cozy.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Kim, Jack, Bill and Maria. Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay - so very happy you all enjoyed it. Great that you had snow - it's so reassuring sitting indoors, in the warmth, watching the snow fall isn't it? Regards Gail and Alan
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
5

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

It was the most beautiful, most unique property I have ever stayed in! The scenery was lovely and the house was comfortable and clean!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! Warm and comfortable. Well equipped kitchen. Nice trail to the creek and a visit by a bush tail possum.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to comment Lianne. So very pleased you enjoyed it! Regards Gail and Alan
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
5

Great private escape

  • 5 of 5

A great place. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The kids loved the bean bags. You can sit in the warmth of this architecturally designed home and watch the possums wallabies walking buy.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay Gavin and thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Glad the kids were comfy too. Regards Gail and Alan
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Love the extended glass throughout and polished concrete floors,

a modern touch in the middle of nature....

Very handy to Cradle Mountain

So looking forward to a return stay.....

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Michael for your review. We also love the glass as we can be warm and comfy while still feeling that we're part of the bush landscape. Would be great to have you back again. Regards Gail and Alan
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5

Excellent n Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for Easter break and just loved our stay with our 5yr old.. House seems pretty new and so much spacious for us to move around and we were really awe’d by the whole property itself with good heating facility in the middle of the woods.. We loved our morning walk at the trail to the creek. It was just perfect place for our family.

Cradle mountain was not far, we spent more time exploring as we stayed closer to the mountains.. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay Guru and thank you for talking the time to write a review. We also visited recently and I think autumn and spring are glorious at Cradle Mt. Regards Gail and Alan
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Notes

  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 4 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

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