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Neil Q

You need to stay here!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 Mar 2023
My wife and I stayed at Wagner's Cottages on the night of February 10th, 2023. We stayed in the cottage called The Studio, which has been beautifully rebuilt around the stone ruins of an old stable dating back to 1860. The cottage is absolutely charming, meticulously clean and the owner/manager Belinda has spared no effort in her attention to detail.

There was a fresh loaf of locally-baked sourdough bread for us, the fragrance of which greeted us as we entered the cottage, as well as a decanter of port to sample after dinner. The entire cottage is rustic and lovely, with a vaulted ceiling constructed of shiplapped timber boards with untreated poles as the rafters, their bark still intact. The floorboards are bare Tasmanian oak and there is a lovely English-style cottage garden right outside the French doors, crowded with pink roses, fox paws and other colourful flowers. The space is very private, surrounded by bushes and trees.

The main room is the bedroom, kitchenette and lounge room all in one, with a table, deep comfy armchairs and a TV. The bathroom is very roomy and has a large spa bath to relax in. In fact, the cottage was so welcoming that we decided to forego the search for a local restaurant and just stay in for the afternoon and evening, dining on some crackers and cheese we had brought with us, as well as the tasty sourdough bread. The bed is very comfortable too.

We paid AUD$205 for the one night and do not regret one cent of that (quite reasonable) cost. If we were not on a schedule to get to Port Arthur the next day, we would have stayed another night.

We have no hesitation in recommending Wagner's Cottages to anyone who is passing through the town of Swansea, Tasmania. You will love this place, guaranteed!
Date of stay: February 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kerry Russell, Owner at Wagner's Cottages, responded to this review
Responded 10 Oct 2023
Whoo hooo ! Thank you for the great review !
Belinda will be happy that you were pleased with our lovely open plan Studio cottage. I have just been up in the garden giving things a bit of a spring feed !
Best wishes from us all here at Wagners Estate.
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    Reviewed 19 December 2022

    This is such a gem for accommodation, and to totally appreciate the wonderful facilities, one should stay several nights. We stayed only 1 night, but wished that we had had the time to stay several nights. The studio cottage was very comfortable with many delightful extras. We weren't curious enough though, and only discovered these extras when we were tidying up to leave, and opened more cupboard doors! We did however, explore the garden attached to our studio, and loved this cottage garden and the privacy. Next time, we will book to stay several nights to totally appreciate this lovely accommodation.

    Date of stay: November 2022
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    Kerry Russell, Owner at Wagner's Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2024

    Kasia !........My apologies for the late reply ! Thank you for the fabulous review ! Yes.....if you drop by again, you can avail yourself of the little extras and check out Mackie....Belinda's peacock who now gads about the gardens !
    Thank you again.....Kerry, Belinda and Angus....the dog.

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    Reviewed 17 December 2022

    Spent two days at Wagners Cottages and wish we had 2 weeks. Cottages are delightful and set up with everything you would need. Immaculate. Owner was delightful and so very helpful to plan out your stay. Great location to visit along the East Coast of Tasmania. We had high expectations for Wagners Cottages but it surpassed all our needs. If you are on the East Coast you must stay at Wagners Cottages.

    Date of stay: November 2022
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    Thank Jeffrey R
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    Kerry Russell, Owner at Wagner's Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2024

    My apologies for the late reply you two !! Cannot thank you enough for taking the time to review !! Glad that we met with your expectations too !
    Kind regards .....Kerry, Belinda and the chooks.

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    Reviewed 13 December 2022

    Primrose Cottage is a beautifully maintained one bedroom stone cottage with its own semi-formal gardens. It has all the facilities you'd expect and then some. The inclusions and toiletry items are all top notch stuff, no skimping here. It claims to include a continental breakfast but it goes beyond that with fresh eggs provided from the owners' chooks. The owners and managers, Kane and Belinda, are unobtrusive but helpful if needed. All in all an exceptional relaxing experience and very good value. Highly recommended.

    Date of stay: November 2022
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    Kerry Russell, Owner at Wagner's Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

    Thank you so much for the grreeaat review !
    We have just gotten some more chickens to ensure the egg supply continues unabated !
    Bit of pushing and shoving going on in the chook house at the moment !
    Best wishes Kerry (Kane) and Belinda.

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    Reviewed 3 December 2022

    We stayed in the original Wagner's Cottage for 1 night in November 2022 and wished we could have stayed longer. The cottage is absolutely fabulous. Belinda has thought of everything to make this cottage homely, inviting and luxurious. The loft bedroom was lovely and the height restriction was not an issue. The bed was super comfortable with beautiful linen. The kitchen is very well equipped and we loved the home baked bread and fresh eggs - what a treat. The bathroom was fabulous with a luxurious spa as well as a separate shower. We really appreciated having a washing machine included too. The lounge is a beautiful room with a lovely open fire. So many beautiful treats and finishing touches, thank you Belinda. Highly recommended.

    Date of stay: November 2022
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    Kerry Russell, Owner at Wagner's Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

    Thank you for the fantastic review guys !
    So glad you enjoyed the beautiful old lady that is our namesake !
    Just been up in your garden doing a bit of spring weeding. We enjoyed having you stay.
    Kind regards.....Kerry and Belinda and the girls ( chooks )

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    Reviewed 29 August 2022

    Stayed in Hollyhock Cottage and it was sensational!
    Clean, gorgeous furniture, beautiful gardens, sparkling bathroom equipped with an awesome spa, wood heater and breakfast supplies.
    My wife wanted Belinda to come and decorate our house such was the exquisite design and accompaniments.
    Spacious and cosy all the same.

    Date of stay: August 2022
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    Kerry Russell, Owner at Wagner's Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

    Whoo hoo ! Thank you for the greeaaatt review ! You have made Belinda's day with all your wonderful comments. So great to see that you enjoyed your stay with us !
    Kind regards......Kerry and Belinda.

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