We LOVED Love Grove!
Even though it is a little apartment attached to the owners place, it felt like they weren't there. Actually I also felt safer knowing that they were close by if we needed them too. Both owners were so friendly and helpful - they really made us feel welcome. There were more than enough breakfast supplies and lots of lovely little touches, port, local mineral water, soft cozy bathrobes etc.
It was about 40 mins drive to Cradle Mountain which was a little bit far (mostly because we were excited to get out there) but at the same time it was a good location for driving out to other places (Stanley, Launceston) - so over all - location was perfect.
The whole apartment was impeccably cleaned and well cared for - every dish was cleaned perfectly even the oven was spotless (this is so hard to find in these little B&B's). There was a good CD & DVD collection and easy to use TV/Stereo/DVD system. The kitchen was really nice to use and the bathroom was great - especially the spa after a day hiking at Cradle Mountain. The laundry was fantastic too.
There were only 2 small issues we had:
It rained heavily almost every night of our stay and having a tin roof meant it sounded like it was hailing rocks and made it very difficult to sleep. I guess we aren't used to that but it made our stay a little tiring. For the 1 night that it didn't rain - it was a fantastic restful sleep.
There are 2 heaters in the place which are both good heaters, however - in the depths of winter when we stayed - we were grateful to have the cozy throw rug in the lounge room to snuggle under because the heaters were just enough to keep us from being really cold. Coming from Sydney, we aren't used to that type of cold - so maybe it would be fine for most people.
Overall - a fantastic beautiful place that we would definitely stay at again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cradle Mountain within 30 minute drive away. Love Grove offers everything and more you could want in an accommodation. Nestled on 40 acres of natural bush, you can escape the hordes of people to your own private retreat. The owners of Love Grove believe that when you're on holidays you should be spoiled, so many extras have been provided to give this place that special touch. This is the sort of place that you never want to leave. Fully self contained, with a large 2 person spa, beautiful linens, tastefully decorated. Heaven is just waiting for you. ... more less