We love to share our bush home and our simple healthy lifestyle, and show people the good things Tasmania has to offer. We live in a stone house on 55 acres of Wildlife Reserve, yet only 7 klm from Deloraine.
We are only 7 minutes up a country road from Deloraine, and central to the north of Tassie with both Launceston and Devonport 45 minutes away. Deloraine is a beautiful town, and the gateway to the Great Lakes (30 mins) for good trout fishing and bushwalking. Cradle Mountain is a 1 hour 45 minutes country drive from here.
The guest room is warm and light, north facing with French doors to outside, next to a country kitchen. You are welcome to use the kitchen or barbecue to cook meals yourself. We have a three person Far Infrared sauna available for a small fee, towels for sauna and shower (or hot bath) are supplied.
We love a good conversation, as we love people. (BlackMilk Sharkies are welcome) But we also respect people's need for privacy, and the need to relax and enjoy the quiet. We also offer alternative health therapies - detox Far Infrared saunas, healthy eating programs/weight loss, and Therapeutic Essential Oil massages.
We are 'alternative' in our lifestyle, so we don't have a microwave or a dishwasher, and are fairly down to earth and natural. We do love our uncomplicated life here, and love to share what we have with our guests - and do enjoy hearing their stories and ideas on life in return.
This whole area has a great community spirit, with a large population of artists and craft people living locally. Deloraine is a lovely place to spend some time, but also has bus tours to Cradle Mountain and the Marakoopa Caves and other day trips. There are lots of short day walks in the area and interesting places to visit.
This is also a chemical free household, suitable for those with allergies or chemical sensitivities etc; we drink and shower in Tasmanian rainwater (no fluoride or chlorine) and use no chemicals to clean, and our food is mainly organic local produce. We hope you will come and enjoy our simple 'down to Earth' lifestyle. We also have a 4 person Tree Tent, so can have up to 8 guests in total. Good for yoga groups.
As we are not smokers ourselves we don't want to inconvenience smokers, so we prefer to be 'smoke free'. We are ok with pets, we have plenty of space for them to run. Pets are family too.
Matt and Tanya were welcoming and friendly, showing us their home and the loaf of bread baked especially for our breakfast. They leant us maps and binoculars, printed our boarding passes for us and showed us how to use the vast selection of DVDs catalogued. Nothing was a problem and they were very attentive.
Their house is immaculately clean, the bed is large and comfortable and the bathroom is deluxe.
Being out in the bush, the quiet at night is absolute. Driving slowly back from Deloraine in the evening the road is jumping with wildlife which is a delight.
Matt and Tanya were absolutely delightful hosts!! My mother and I stayed for only one night, but we were made incredibly welcome in their beautiful home. The room itself is very clean and comfortable. We highly recommend staying here and I will be back for sure!! Thank you Matt and Tanya!!
Matt and Tanya made us so welcome and it was wonderful to share their home even for just one night and great to chat. My son stayed in a tent suspended between trees - he loved it! Fantastic walk in the woods with the dog in the morning.
Thanks Laura. Yes the tree tent is a hit, it's so cosy and quiet out there, glad he loved it. It's good that we could provide a comfortable stay for your family on such a busy schedule, travelling can be exhausting. I hope you all enjoyed Cairns, and the lovely warm weather up there.
Take care, Matt and Tanya.
Lovely tranquil environment. Matt and Tanya were great hosts.
What a beautiful place and Matt and Tanya are wonderful hosts. We tried the tree tent - a bit squashy for three but our choice to give it go - perfect for feeling close to the Tasmanian wildlife at night - we loved it!
It was great having you all here Janine, I'm glad you loved the tree tent, it is more suited to 2 people I agree. It is a good way to hear all the different animal and bird noises at night. Your children have a beautiful appreciation of nature.
We hope you all have a peaceful and prosperous 2015.
Matt and Tanya.
Tanya and Matt made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived at their besutiful home. They provided us with helpful info about the area. We had wonderful talks about common interests. Thank you Matt and Tamya.
Thanks Andrea, we did enjoy your company, and loved our talks. I have been looking at buying a telescope after David's discussion on astronomy, our guests would love it. Considering we live worlds apart we did have a lot of common ground.
We both wish you and David a happy and prosperous 2015.
Matt and Tanya.
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We both appreciate the good life that Tasmania has to offer, and love the peace and quiet of the bush. We are into alternative health and well being, and offer a sanctuary for the 'weary traveler' or those that are in need of a place to escape from the pressures of everyday life. We are both qualified in the doTERRA AromoTouch technique, an essential oil application/massage, very therapeutic and relaxing. We love people and the exchange of ideas, and welcome those with alternate views on health, life and this amazing world we live in.