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Sassafras Springs
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We (two couples) stayed for one night at Sassafras Springs whilst passing through the area to visit Mt Field National Park on a touring holiday and we were all very impressed. We stayed in the Old Farmhouse (there are several accommodation options) and were impressed with the wonderful, rustic nature of the spacious, functional house. The two bedrooms we used (there is a third with two singles) were tastefully decorated and comfortable. The large kitchen/dining/lounge room is heated by a wood heater and we were easily able to cook a meal for the four of us (using some freshly picked veggies from the veggie garden that is made available to guests - a real bonus). The outlook down the valley is relaxing and peaceful. Briony was a very welcoming host and we all wished we had planned to stay for longer. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed with my wife for out anniversary. Lovely spot with beautiful veg garden. Remembered all the spots from Old Macdonalds farm. Amazing food from Robert. Raspberry cottage could do with some paint and a fly screen on the front door, but a big thumbs up from us.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

We stayed here for two nights on our trip to Tasmania. We were looking for somewhere quiet and out of the way and Sassafras Springs was perfect. We stayed in Pearl's Cottage and spent most of our time either reading on the veranda or walking in the local area. Bryony and Robert were superb hosts. We especially liked browsing in the organic garden and picking fruit to eat! We wished we could have stayed for much, much longer!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Raspberry cottage, a charming little low ceilinged cottage. We had a wonderful pot bellied stove which kept us warm at night ( yes I know, middle of summer but it was cold) it also has warm woolen quilts and heaters.
What can I say? Walks, woods, fires, chooks. Chooks! First thing in the morning go to the veggie patch and walk through the gate and you can stroke the chooks before 'stealing' their eggs! Grab some veggies and fruit ( a veritable feast to be had and it's allowed and encouraged) and cook the eggs while still warm.
Bryony, the wonderful manager and her two girls keep out of the way but we welcomed them as our Son loved to play with their Dog and her two cute as buttons little girls - so much so on New Year's Eve they invited our Son to a dance in the village hall ( his first - he's 11 lol) it was perfect.
Relaxing? Yes.
Good for destressing? Yes.
Romantic? Oh yes!

I even did a quick rendition of the sound of music whilst walking in the meadow one afternoon...

This really was a great stay - 2 days turned into 3 and I was so sad to go.
Love to Bryony who really was the most wonderful eco manager ever x

Bonus facts: laundry facilities are free ( great washer and dryer)
The chooks and veggie patch are all organic and taste divine - yours to pick, pull and taste at your will.
All bedding/toweling are organic.
The spa bath is AMAZING with candles whilst watching the light disappear over the meadow ( yep! Candles included)
If I haven't mentioned this yet ... Rustic and romantic and .... Just go book it!!!

Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Stayed at the property for a couple of nights. It's so restful. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The location is great, close to the wilderness road to Lake Pedder and Gordon Dam (must see). Not far from Hobart either.
There are a couple of great nature walks without even leaving the property.
Take your own food, there is a small kitchen in the houses, and a common BBQ area. If you don't want to cook, the pub at Ouse (15m away) serves great family style meals.
Highly recommended for a restful couple of days or a romantic getaway.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed for only one night near end of trip, if had of stayed at beginning of visit to Tassie would have stayed the whole time. Awesome aspect from top of mountain and fresh organic produce from garden available each day. Both our boys loved the property roaming all day. Other highlights was a yurt on the property which is available for many different rejuvenation such as sharing time with friend/family around fire, playing music having massage, would be great healing space for groups or yoga etc. 10 mins away is Russell Falls and the Big Trees and many other adventures around Mt Field NP, raspberry picking farms, and many historic towns.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We stayed for 2 nights. Our little cottage was well equipped. We loved all the little details that made the cottage very special including organic bed linen. We highly recommend to take advantage of the hosts cooking for you. We had fantastic scones and a wonderful dinner, all at a very affordable price. Our 9 year old son enjoyed exploring the wild rainforest just behind the cottages.
We will definitely come back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 263 Dillons Rd, Ellendale, Tasmania 7140, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Ellendale
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Ellendale
Price Range: £70 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four unique cosy cottages, non-toxic and natural on a peaceful organic farm. 107 acres of mainly temperate rainforest with bubbling creek, walks, BBQ, beautiful views, veggie garden, children's activities. "Eat Laugh Enjoy" casual cafe for guests to enjoy. ... more   less 
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