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Peaceful Coastal Retreat, Beechford Tasmania Australia

Beechford • Tasmania • Australia

4 Guests   2 Bedrooms   2.5 Bathrooms   2 Car spaces 

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This is a beautifully set-up modern home with all the creature comforts. Relax and just enjoy the stunning 180 degree views of Bass Strait, at this quiet retreat. No shops, no pubs, no petrol stations, and almost no people. Even in summer, you may be the only ones on the beach. The water is warm enough for swimming.

The space

The house is set on 2.5 acres on a rise overlooking the coast, among farmland and with just a scattering of neighbours. The lounge room has large windows to maximise the view. There is a TV, DVD player which is also a hifi stereo, books, boardgames, and a Wii, as well as wireless wi-fi broadband. October is the best whale-watching month, with a telescope provided. Kitchen is fully equipped, fridge/freezer (we make space for guests' items), microwave, toaster-oven, gas cooktop with electric oven, coffee makers including pod machine, electric frypans and more. The pantry is bursting at the seams with spices and condiments, all available for guests to use. Lounge area has a wood heater with wood provided, comfy couches, bar-stools for the breakfast bar, six-seater glass top dining table. Study area has PCs and printer that can be available for guests. Landline phone for national calls. Large main bedroom has walk-in-wardrobe, king size bed, choice of pillows, spare blankets, TV, en-suite with toilet, vanity and double shower. Second bedroom has ocean views, queen size bed, some space in the walk-in-wardrobe. Fully equipped laundry with front load washer, tumble dryer, drying rack, sink, ironing board and iron. Linen, towels, and beach towels provided. Blankets are on beds, doonas available if you prefer. Gas barbeque on east patio. You can sit in the lounge and watch the rabbits, possums and wallabies graze on the lawn. There are many native birds to watch for as well. A list and guidebook is at the house - see how many you can mark as seen. This is a beautifully quiet calming place to escape the rat race, while providing a good base for exploring many great attractions that northern Tasmania has to offer. There is a wonderful community spirit in the village, and guests are invited to join in the monthly “nibbles” get-togethers, if they like to socilaise; they will be welcomed!

Guest access

One ground level. Probably not suited to wheelchair access.


The house is on tank water, filtered in the kitchen. Low water use habits are encouraged, such as not rinsing dishes under running taps, same with toothbrushing, short showers. Septic tank system requires strict compliance on what can be flushed - only organic matter and toilet paper. No wipes or sanitary products. The property is strictly non-smoking. No smoking outside either. As the house is among farmland with livestock, pets cannot be accommodated. The property is not set up for babies and small children. For safety reasons, minimum age is 12.

Hair dryer
Bed sheets
Toilet paper
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarms
First aid kit

Travel styles

House rules
No smoking
Pets not allowed
Unsuitable for infants under 2
Unsuitable for children ages 2-12


Beechford is a tiny coastal hamlet of about 100 houses and only 70 permanent residents. Farmland surrounds the district. The Bridestowe Lavender Farm is within an easy drive, as is the historical Low Head Pilot Station, lighthouse, and penguin viewings. The world-famous Barnbougle and Lost Farm golf courses are less than an hour's drive. The Tamar Valley has vineyards and wonderful local food producers, cherries, berries, and more. Make sure to pick up some Tasmanian cheeses and smoked salmon, or maybe some oysters and crayfish (lobster). The Wine Trail will take you to wonderful vineyards such as Bay Of Fires vineyard, Pipers Brook, Delamere, with cellar-door sales. A pleasant drive over the Batman Bridge brings you to the vineyards and cellar doors of the West Tamar wine region.

Getting around

There is no public transport to Beechford. Your own car (or hire) would be necessary. George Town is a short 15 minute drive, with shops, hotels, petrol stations, supermarkets and boat launching ramps. The nearest large airport is Launceston Airport, 75kms away.

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Coastal country, rural farming district, small hamlet.
We love the coast, and look to escape the cold of a Tasmanian winter by going north to NSW or Queensland. We are not able to travel overseas any more.

Desired destinations

Open to any destination

NSW in May, Sept/Oct, Queensland in winter
Dates flexible
"We are not able to travel overseas any more. Prefer non-simultaneous or non-reciprocal."

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