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Riversdale Estate Cottages
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

My wife and I and our 15 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day stay here. We weren't there much during the day but looked forward to a glass or two in the evening sitting on the little verandah overlooking the vineyard and the Pitt Water. We loved the remoteness so close to Hobart and will happily stay here again. I can understand some people being unhappy with privacy for the main bedroom but it wasn't an issue for us as our daughter disappeared to her room in the evening to talk to her friends on the internet. We loved the roosters and gave them names. My daughter wasn't impressed with the roosters coming inside but they shoo out easily. It would be nice to have some contact with Riversdale and a wine tasting would be a good way to achieve this. This is a wonderful place to explore Hobart and surrounds from.

Room Tip: We were in "Roberts" cottage which I believe has the best view..
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Gary F
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

The cottage itself is comfortable and well appointed. We didn't have a problem with water pressure and were pleased to find a dishwasher.

Although there is a reverse cycle air-conditioner / heater, it would have been great to have a fly screen on the door for more natural ventilation. The windows with fly-screens are quite small and do not allow for much natural ventilation.

The roosters are lovely to watch during the day, but at 4am, are an unwelcome wake up call... then again at 7am and then after that, the farm machinery starts up... (if you like your sleep, this is probably not the place for you).

We were disappointed that Riversdale didn't offer any wine tastings on site. There were bottles in our room, but with so many other wineries around offering tastings, we weren't keen to waste $30 on a bottle that we weren't sure of.

I also agree with Toriarose that the location is quite remote and you must have a car to stay here.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay but in hindsight, would probably stay in Richmond next time or just high tail it to Hobart.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank sarah h
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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

Don't expect to have a decent shower here. The water pressure is abysmal at best.

There's no privacy for the master bedroom, it opens up to the living room and kitchen.

There are resident chickens which make all kinds of noises outside the cabins from dawn and leave droppings all over the deck.

There isn't a fly screen door, so the inquisitive chickens will come inside if you leave it open for a cool breeze.

There was no toilet paper and no paper towel, no olive oil for the kitchen (why would we buy a bottle for a night or two?) and some of the blankets were shedding threads everywhere.

No towel hooks in the bathroom. No handle on the bathroom door (inside or outside). Ants in the kitchen.

Only one key, despite there being two car parks for each cottage.

Falls far short for the price we paid for it. They say their clients come back again and again, but nothing here made me want to come back.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We, group of 8, stayed here for 2 days. It was a beautiful, quiet and comfortable cottage. A great parlour with chimneys that we can burn wood to keep the place warm. The place is near a farm having plenty of sheep and close to a vineyard. We like the relaxing atmosphere there and enjoyed the view there.

Note that it is rather remote that it is a must to have a car to get in and out. Taxi drivers may not have heard of the Denholms Road because it is an unpaved road. Remember to print the directions and maps provided by the host when you book. You may not be able to get there by just having the address.

Anyway, we enjoyed staying there.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank StevenHui
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

The first & foremost thing to know is that you must have a car to stay here. It is very remote. There's nothing really clearly indicating how remote the cabins are when you make the booking so it's something to be aware of as it would be a good 45 min walk to the nearest food & no takeaway food places were prepared to deliver there!
Additionally no minibar was provided at all so we couldn't even snack on that when we arrived tired and hungry.

Location aside the cabins are okay - I was quite disappointed to be honest. The bed was VERY small (legs hanging over the end small), the cabin was meant to have a "retro" decoration feel but instead it came off as messy and dates. I'm definitely not a fussy traveller but this accommodation left me feeling a bit flat.

Also, there's no reception so you don't really have someone available to talk to if you have any issues.

The surroundings are quite gorgeous with the farm and the vineyards around, but our cabin faced a car park which took some of the shine off.

All in all it was fine for a one night stay but I wouldn't really recommend it.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Toriarose
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