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Little Rocks - quiet retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

This two bedroom cottage at Carlton Beach has been renovated to provide a comfortable getaway; ideal for relaxing by the beach. Lovely views to Carlton River mouth and the water of Frederick Henry Bay. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac and backing onto bush, it is private, quite, sheltered and sunny. There are a variety of bird species who will sing you their songs, a resident bluetongue lizard, bandicoots and wallaby’s.

A great place to day trip and explore Hobart, Richmond, Tasman Peninsula, and the East Coast.

Easy commute for school holiday getaways.

The cottage offers 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, dishwasher, shower room, bathroom/laundry, lounge (with two double futons)/dining and outdoor living, including an outdoor shower. We supply all linen, wood/wood fire TV, DVD, BBQ facilities and outdoor setting with umbrella. A pantry stocked with basics and essentials (more info on request). The adjoining Dodges Ferry (5minutes drive) provides excellent grocery, butcher, and bottle shop provisions, has a post office, newsagent, pharmacy, doctor and hairdresser. If you're feeling energetic Healthy Horizons Fitness Centre is a 5-minute drive away.

Dodges Ferry is in the southern beaches area and there are plenty of local beaches, surf, sheltered bays and easy coastal walks. You can walk to Carlton Beach in 10 minutes and the river mouth in 15min, abundance of water birds. Carlton Park Surf Life Saving Club patrols the beach each weekend and public holiday from December to March. Carlton Beach is considered one of Tasmania’s best and safest surf beach’s particularly for learners and children and the river mouth is great for fishing from the shore. Or enjoy Park, Red Ochre and Blue Lagoon Beaches, all within a five to ten minute drive.

There is a boat ramp adjacent to the 'Boat Park' children's playground, so bring a tinny and throw a line in – lots of flat head in Frederick Henry bay. The community garden and centre – opposite the primary school have lots of community activities – check out their website for more information on activities, the co-op opening hours and access to the community house during your stay - follow the links: Okines Community House and the PDF newsletter will give you information on market days, yoga classes and much more.

The Cottage Features

. 1 x Queen bed

. 1 x Double bed

. Full size modern kitchen with dishwasher

. New modern shower room; bathroom/laundry with front load machine

. Comfortable lounge/dining room with two double futons

. Spacious front deck with BBQ, table setting and Umbrella

. Sunny back garden backing onto bush


. Wood Heater

. Would suit 2 couples or a family

Convenient Location

The Cottage is located 26 km from Hobart Airport; 41 km south east of Hobart and 15 km from Sorell, the perfect gateway to Tasmania's East Coast, Richmond and Tasman Peninsula.

. 42 km to Hobart (35 min) - Hobart CBD and waterfront, Salamanca Place,

. 45 km to MONA museum ( 45 min) - world renowned Museum of Old and New Art

. 20 km to Hobart Airport (20 min)

. 30 km to Richmond (30 min) - historic town and vineyards

. 60 km to Port Arthur (1 hr) - Port Arthur site, Blowhole and Tessellated Pavement

. 65 km to Orford (45 min)

More Details

Fiona Pepper
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Sorell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 queen
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Little Rocks - quiet retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful, well equipped and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this lovely house, very well equipped kitchen with basic ingredients available, comfortable beds, spacious bathroom. Loved the location too with a view of the sea. Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a great stay and enjoyed the cottage. Come and visit again.
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Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia

Five stars

  • 5 of 5

Really comfortable and clean modern house in a great location

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Russell, I'm pleased you enjoyed the property and your holiday. It was lovely to have you as guests. Kind Regards Fiona
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Other Activities:

Beach and Bush


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund