Lose yourself in the dawn chorus of birds, stare into the mountains, rest in the garden under a tree, listen to the stories in the silence, wander, read or write. Poet’s Ode is a sanctuary for the senses. Come and create your own space and story in this lovingly appointed hideaway, complete with home-prepared breakfast and complimentary larder and vino. And when the sun sets and the stars dance across the sky, cosy up in your private indoor/outdoor theatre for a movie experience like no other.
The Property |
When serenity beckons, “Poet’s Ode” is here. Located on the edge of the hamlet of Longley, the property is within reach of all the conveniences of the urban world (10 mins to Kingston, 20 mins to Hobart), yet far, far away in all other senses. As you drive onto the 15 hectares of private native bush, you can let go of all your worldly concerns – you have arrived. Nestled here in the foothills of kunyani/Mt Wellington is a sanctum of calm and an invitation to lose yourself in it. When you’re ready to brave the world, the Huon Valley, Bruny Island, Wellington Park natural reserve, untold numbers of waterfalls and southern beaches are at your doorstep.
If you’re not already feeling more at peace, let us introduce you to your accommodation and its amenities….
The Accommodation |
Spread open the double doors onto lawns manicured by our friendly marsupials and welcome the dappled morning glow right into your living room. This is a special little place. Curated by travellers for travellers, you’ll appreciate some of the details to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible.
Hand-built from mud brick and local recycled timbers, character oozes from every notch and nook of this cosy cottage. Tastefully elegant, yet homely and impeccably clean, grab a rug from the selection and curl up on the sofa with a book and a hot mug of tea. Or take a trip into yesteryear in one of our grand antique reading chairs with a childhood classic. And when its time to wind down, snuggle into your super-comfortable Queen-size bed where the stars will send you on your way.
Poet’s Ode offers a basic kitchenette complete with a coffee machine, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster and accoutrements. We offer you your choice of locally crafted soap, shampoo and conditioner bars from our unique, zero-plastic, bathroom platter.
Please note that whilst it primarily sleeps 2 persons, we will happily add a single trundle bed for a child or that special “third wheel.” (for an additional charge)
The bedroom is up a flight of stairs while the bathroom and living space is downstairs. We can set the trundle bed in either space for you.
Donkey Shed Theatre |
With stars on the screen and stars overhead, a glass of wine and a rug, you may not want to leave your private movie theatre to go to bed. Situated right next door to your cottage, the Donkey Shed Theatre is rustic charm embodied. Our latest-tech, 4k mini-projector allows you to direct cast your favourite entertainment apps, movies, TV shows, sports and more from your own Android, Apple or Windows device right there. Make sure though you take a minute to enjoy the friendly marsupials who may well wish to watch with you.