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John and Kat A
Cronulla, Australia

Quaint and Remote

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 Nov 2022via mobile
We booked 2 cottages for 2 couples
However each cottage has 2 to 3 bedrooms. .so in fact we could have all fitted in One
The cottages are beautiful and quaint . A fantastic 1950s look
They are authentic cottages built to house the Engineers and their families working on the Hydro Electric projects in the 1940s.
But.. a BIG WARNING. take food with you.
There is no shops. The nearest shop is 35 km drive away. Take drinks wine and whatever snacks you may need or food you may need to prepare
The highlander pub is great and had decent food but isn't open every day.
The breakfast hamper that you are meant to cook yourself is Sparse. 2 eggs some bacon bread and condiments. Expensive at $20 pp.
The views are fabulous. The walks beautiful and the serenity sublime.
It's cold there so be prepared and use the log fires
Incidentally one of the cottages had faulty Aircon and we had to move ...


Date of stay: November 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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      Reviewed 24 November 2022

      Tarraleah is an accommodation estate plumb in the middle of Tasmania, unconnected to any town or settlement.. It is a settlement in its own right, a leftover town from the establishment of the hydroelectric scheme in the region, in the early to mid 20th century. Its history is well worth Googling, as it is really interesting.
      It offers a wide range of accommodation options, from the grand lodge, through cottages, tiny houses, and cabins. We chose a cabin, and were really pleased with our choice.
      Yes, it doesn't look like much from the outside, a bit grim, to be honest. Inside, it was roomy, well equipped, with a large bathroom, a big bed with lots of space around it, and a good kitchen.
      We ate at the restaurant, which was fine, and repaired to our cabin for an early night a bit of TV. Sadly, the TV said 'no signal', and as the estate is without wifi or phone reception for Optus users, the advice to call a mobile number with any problems was totally not much help!
      Checkin and checkout are person-free, so there wasn't anyone around to talk to. However, we were more than pleased with our overnight stay in such an interesting place, and would recommend it. There are no shops for 30km, so you have to be prepared when you arrive, with breakfast provisions etc.

      Date of stay: November 2022
      Thank Denzil O
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      Reviewed 11 November 2022

      We arrived expecting a humble workers cottage but were amazed to discover a sensitively restored original Art Deco home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, full kitchen, authentic period furniture and a log fire with a whole woodshed full of logs! We had two nights here and it rained the whole time, but what did we care? We just rested, did the laundry and explored the house! This was the Electrical Engineer's home so there was also an abundance of power points!

      Room tip: Take your own tin-opener
      Date of stay: September 2022
      Trip type: Travelled as a couple
      Thank JohnW362
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      Reviewed 6 September 2022 via mobile

      We stayed in one of the beautifully restored cottages. Cold outside but warm, cosy and super clean inside. Our only complaint that we didn’t stay long enough…
      We went to visit the hairy cows and walked many kilometres both days. Admired the rainforest and saw a pair of wedgetail eagles close by

      Date of stay: September 2022
      Trip type: Travelled with friends
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      Reviewed 21 April 2022

      We decided an overnight stop here would be a welcome respite between Strahan and Rosetta and allow us to visit various attractions on route. Keys and map of estate packaged and available on arrival, sighted no personnel until dinner was delivered to our room. The cabin was well located on the estate, good ablution area, comfortable bed, table & chairs, TVs in both kitchen/dining and bedroom. Overall somewhat cramped but very functional, I guess not all visitors have 2 suitcases and other baggage. No wardrobe facility. We were aware when booking that we would be without internet access and wifi for the duration. I am rating as 4* as while the ducks may be very friendly, someone needs to high pressure wash the crap from the paths and verandas so that guests do not have to tiptoe through their deposits.

      Date of stay: April 2022
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      1  Thank Dan L
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      Reviewed 30 December 2020

      Stayed one night in a self contained cabin that was advertised as Lake View. There was no lake, just a pond that you couldn’t actually see. The unit had an excellent bathroom, was spacious and clean but the bed may need replacing, hubby thought if he moved too much a spring would pop. Sadly the bar/restaurant wasn’t open(we knew at time of booking) In its hey day the place would have been a wonderful stop.

      Date of stay: December 2020
      2  Thank BaileyLaunceston
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