This is a charming two bedroom cottage house with a pretty little garden and picturesque views of Mount Wellington, located in a quiet residential suburb only 10 minutes away from the Hobart CBD and the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).
The bedrooms are furnished with comfortable queen sized beds, with 800 thread count Egyptian cotton percale sheets, and either hotel grade duck/goose eiderdown or synthetic duvets and pillows. Both bedrooms have excellent natural light and overlook a pretty cottage garden (with newly planted lavender, delphiniums, roses, climbing roses, and peonies) and a quiet tree-lined street. There is a large television and a DVD player in each bedroom. A bathroom with a bathtub and a shower is located at the end of the hall.
The sitting room and kitchen, which are housed in a more modern extension to the cottage, feature large windows, and boast picturesque views of Mount Wellington, a rather beautiful sight in winter when dusted with snow. There is a courtyard (or patio) with a pergola, which we are currently trying to grow climbing roses on, immediately outside the sitting room. (There will hopefully be a Victorian cast iron table and chair set in the courtyard for guests soon, too.)
We also have a small library of books from writers such as Vladimir Nabokov, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marcel Proust, and Fyodor Dostoevsky, and a number of films from directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Ingmar Bergman, and Woody Allen that guests would be welcome to borrow.
Wireless broadband Internet is available throughout the house, and laundry facilities are also available.
A selection of breakfast items, including freshly baked bread, plain or blueberry scones, and homemade raspberry or rhubarb jam, blue gum honey from the farmers market, free range eggs, muesli or gluten free cereal, organic whole milk, apples and apricots from trees in our garden, orange juice, Earl Grey and English Breakfast Tea, and ground percolated or plunger coffee will be provided for guests upon arrival.
The neighborhood hosts a lovely farmers market on the weekends, which is within walking distance from the cottage, where you can purchase locally grown organic fruit and vegetables, homemade jams and cakes, gourmet cheese, Tasmanian wines and olive products, and fresh flower arrangements. The farmers market also hosts a number of pop-up restaurants and cafés, where you can indulge in food prepared by cooks who usually work in upscale waterfront restaurants in Hobart - without the price or the intimidating atmosphere.
There is a lovely little second hand bookstore, a bakery that sells croissants, baguettes, and delicious cakes, a handful of nice cafés, tearooms, and restaurants, and a grocery store that are also within walking distance from the cottage. Of particular note: the Pigeon Hole Café Bakery is a 5 minute walk away; the famous Jackman and McRoss Bakery is a 20 minute walk away (along the New Town Rivulet walking track, which located at the end of the street); and the Kawasemi Japanese Tea House, which is hidden in an alleyway nearby, is a 10 minute walk away.
8 minutes away, in cosmopolitan North Hobart, which is littered with independent art galleries and is renowned for it's restaurant strip, you will find the charming old world State Cinema, where you can sit with a glass of champagne and view international and Australian independent films and art-house films. I believe they've also recently opened a rooftop cinema, which will be screening classic films during the warmer months.
Hobart's main attraction, The Museum of New and Old Art (MONA), our very own Guggenheim, is located 10 minutes away.
Salamanca Place is approximately 13 minutes away from the cottage, and is filled with independent art galleries, antique furniture and jewelery stores, eclectic boutiques, which bring together international and Australia designers with exquisite vintage finds, and trendy cafés and restaurants, including the Machine Laundry Café, (which shares its space with a functional laundromat). Salamanca Place also hosts a rather spectacular market on the weekend.
There are a number of bus services within walking distance of the cottage, which take approximately 10 minutes to get to either the Hobart CBD, or the Museum of New and Old Art (MONA).