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Schouten House

1 Waterloo Rd, Swansea, Tasmania 7190 Australia
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Schouten House Bed and Breakfast is a heritage listed home, rich in history and a well known landmark on Tasmania's East Coast. Built in 1844 as an inn it is one of the first substantial buildings to appear in Swansea when the township was being established around a military base on Waterloo Point. Now a comfortable bed and breakfast offering traditional accomodations and a warm welcome, it is an excellent place to call home while you explore the coast and Freycinet Peninsula, or just as a relaxing getaway. Hearty cooked breakfasts, including options such as scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, or our popular pancakes with (really real) maple syrup and bacon, are included for all guests.
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ChrisMelbn wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia72 contributions38 helpful votes
Friendly local host, scrupulously clean and well maintained historic house, and fantastic breakfast - homemade grain bread, muesli, jams and spiced apples together with yoghurt and perfectly cooked English breakfast.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Snuffy wrote a review Jan 2020
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We stayed one night in this beautiful cosy bed and breakfast and our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming. Our room was elegantly furnished, clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend the breakfast which was of a very high quality. We complimented their Bircher Musli and they kindly offered to e mail the receipe to us. A very relaxing and positive experience.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Toshorama wrote a review Jan 2020
Yackandandah, Australia114 contributions20 helpful votes
Our group of 6 booked three rooms at Schouten house for a two night stay. The room we had was exceptionally clean and functional. We were welcomed by the owners and they took the time to explain the attractions of the area in addition to a history of the property. Very friendly and warm people. Heating was on in the house on a quite cold two days. Plates and cutlery were provided for our grazing platters free of charge. Breakfast was magnificent. Try the oatmeal muesli. We would have no hestitation in staying again and recommending Schouten house to others.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gayle Y wrote a review Nov 2019
Melbourne, Australia55 contributions6 helpful votes
Schouten House is a beautiful, Heritage listed property, located 100 m from the beach and an easy 5-10 minutes stroll to the centre of Swansea. I called Cameron with a couple of questions and then booked directly, selecting Room 4. Such an easy process. Cameron and Jodie have a beautiful home, carefully modernised without losing that old world charm. Don’t think lace doilies here, think beautiful decor celebrating their home’s heritage, along with luxurious couches to sink into, soft jazz in the background, movies, books and magazines for those relaxing moments. After a day out, it was wonderful to come back and sink onto the very comfortable bed, with the various choice of pillows. After the lovely welcome upon arrival and a tour of the lounge and other guest areas, we climbed the stairs to our room. With numerous extras in our room, we had no need to call upon our hosts for anything. Do not skip breakfast or you’ll kick yourself!! Cameron and Jodie have a wonderful selection of home made delights and whether you’re into Continental, or a cooked breakfast, you are in for a real treat. The menu is very detailed in listing the various dietary categories and during our visit, I noted how attentive Jodie was to ensure total satisfaction for another guests numerous dietary requirements. Cameron and Jodie are wonderful hosts, who were available if required however, left their guests to relax in the various lounges. I felt very much at home here and would not hesitate to book again. Please see their website for beautiful photos of their home.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DoozieJo wrote a review Oct 2019
Tasmania, Australia2 contributions
We loved our 2 night stay. Jodie and Cameron are wonderful hosts and ooze love and passion for what they do. Breakfast is homemade, local and in season, served on beautiful crockery. We were on the ground floor. 4 poster bed was super comfy, a choice of pillows, warm room and very quiet. The fridge was handy too. We loved the lounge open fire and jazz music in the background with plenty of literature to read . Town within walking distance, and beach a stones throw away. Thankyou Jodie and Cameron for a most relaxing stay. We can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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foodfanUK wrote a review May 2019
Godstone, United Kingdom272 contributions156 helpful votes
A very friendly welcome and beautifully appointed rooms with comfortable beds. This really is lovely boutique hotel. Great breakfasts with lots of homemade jams, honey and a particularly tasty baked oatmeal dish. A lovely lounge with port and sherry and an open fire. The owners were very helpful and interested in their guests.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Jo B wrote a review May 2019
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We had a lovely night at Schouten House. Beautiful ground floor room with four poster bed, a open fire in the guests lounge and a breakfast to die for. Cameron was a great host we will come again. Beach short walk from B&B with lovely views.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pisang wrote a review Apr 2019
Perth, Australia393 contributions173 helpful votes
With cosy warm beds, beautifully appointed rooms and the most delightfully home made food for breakfast, this historic house is simply wonderful for stay of several days whilst enjoying the region. Hosts Jodie and Cameron made us feel so welcome, and we enjoyed our many discussions about the area. Each room is beautifully appointed and quiet. On a cold morning it was not hard to stay in bed for another hour, despite the attraction of a superb breakfast waiting for us. The house is well located and only a hour to drive to the various national parks. The winery region is only a 15 minute drive. Walk along a pretty beach were a nice way to finish the day before retreating to our delightful “home” for a drink and a chat. Heaven. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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patricia25Adelaide wrote a review Mar 2019
Adelaide70 contributions43 helpful votes
We had 3 nights stay at Schouten House. We had the ground floor room which was spacious and furnished with lovely furniture and a super comfy bed that was hard to leave in the mornings. The building is gorgeous and historic. The breakfasts are simply sumptuous and amazing, made more so by all the home made items available. Proper home made bread and jams, baked oatmeal, yum, poached fruits from their garden, and delicious well prepared cooked breakfasts with good choices. And their tea served in a pot is fantastic. Cameron’s shortbread served on arrival with a cuppa is THE BEST! The additional things that I really liked were the hospitality tray in the room with tea and coffee, the battery clock not the digital ones that I dislike, extra towels, complimentary tea and coffee in the guest lounge. We really loved the decor and the care and generosity that is so much like the traditional good quality bed and breakfast establishments we so loved in the UK. Jodie and Cameron are justifiably proud of what they do and how they care for their guests. I loved being spoiled.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Paul N wrote a review Mar 2019
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My wife and I stayed in the Schouten House for one night earlier this month.Swansea is a nice little town that isn't at all touristy on the east coast with a view across the bay toward the Freycinet National Park peninsula. When the term Bed & Breakfast was invented, this house may have been the prototype. Old yet comfortable, with the necessary amenities, but not too fancy. Jodie and Cameron were both great hosts and very fun to talk to. Jodie knows everything about the history of the place. I especially enjoyed my long conversation with Cameron about craft beers as we were about to leave - I was amazed at his knowledge of the craft beer industry in my home town of Chicago, and his advice on Tasmanian brews, which I put to good use! Breakfast was made to order in the morning and the food was excellent. The dining room is barely large enough to accommodate all of the guests, which made for a great group discussion with everyone while we ate. (We amazingly ran into one of the other couples two days later at a lunch restaurant in Richmond - at least 100 km away.) We had no complaints and thought the stay was a good value. We recommend driving (or walking) over to the small Swansea harbor in the morning before breakfast to watch the sunrise as the fishermen launch their boats and head out into it.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Schouten House
Which popular attractions are close to Schouten House?
Nearby attractions include Spiky Bridge (0.8 km), East Coast Heritage Museum (0.5 km), and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Schouten House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Schouten House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Schouten House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Schouten House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bark Mill Tavern & Bakery, Artifakt Gallery and Cafe, and SaltShaker Restaurant.
Is Schouten House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Swansea.
Are there any historical sites close to Schouten House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Spiky Bridge (0.8 km).