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A Cozy Cottage in Tasmania

Posted in Australian Culture & Politics, Travel by humanb on July 9, 2012

After our tour of sheep operations at Curringa Farm, we were escorted to our accommodation for the next three days: an absolutely darling one room cottage on the property called Seaglenest.

Curringa Farm has four cottages for rent and we opted for the smallest of the lot, as it was hidden away from the others and situated adjacent to a patch of native bushland.

After dusk, the bushland comes alive with the pounding of paddymelon feet, the scratching and scuffling of possums, and the screeches of other nocturnal animals. But don’t expect to catch more than a glimpse of the shy creatures.

The cottage is also directly opposite the river.

And guests are welcome to kayak at their leisure.

Back at the cottage, the exterior, while charming, doesn’t prepare you for the luxurious comfort within.

After a four-day hike in the mud, two bum knees and a case of tendonitis, I made a beeline for the spa bath, though there’s a shower as well in the elegantly designed bathroom.

The kitchen was generously stocked with complimentary cereals, coffee, and tea.

And the farmer’s wife hand-delivered a complimentary basket of freshly baked bread wrapped in cloth, farm fresh eggs from the chicken coop, thick middle rashers of bacon, butter, milk and juice.

As lovely as was the kitchen, we opted to cook our morning meals on the back porch barbie.

We had some great feeds on that pretty little porch.

And many a relaxing hour, because to be honest, there was very little to do at Curringa Farm.

But that was the point.

Is it the most beautiful place you’ll ever see? No. But it was one of the most peaceful holidays I’ve ever had, and we found ourselves falling in love with its simplicity and romance.

We’ve even contemplated making a stay at Curringa Farm an annual pilgrimage for a few days, like one gentleman had who was renting a larger cottage at the time.

But we’ll be staying at Seaglenest every time.


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  1. lolly0 said, on September 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

    How beautiful! Ok, being from Iowa, I’m new to the toast and egg thing you did on the barbie. Now I’m curious? What is a paddiemelon?

    • humanb said, on September 23, 2012 at 10:47 am

      It looks like a small kangaroo. A marsupial of some kind. Very cute. 🙂

      • Tim Parsons said, on December 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm

        Hi humanb.
        I just tripped over your blog, thank you for your kind words and images about Curringa Farm. Look forward to seeing you here again one day.

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