Arrived for a two night stay as part of a business conference. It was a very cold night, entered into the drawing room, there was a roaring open fire and a pre-dinner drink which was all much appreciated.
We (my two colleagues and I) retired to the dining room for dinner, the meals were very tasty and hearty home cooked fare as was all the food during my stay. My room was located in what I think would have been the stables which had been converted. The room was decorated in a rustic country style, there were only two small portable heaters but they warmed the room quickly. The bed was very good, lots of warm bedding and a great mattress, it was dark and very quiet at night, very conducive to a good night’s sleep.
Had the continental breakfast which included homemade bread & jams, yoghurt, fruit and cereal. Our two young hosts were friendly and attentive, it was like being at a friend’s place rather that at a hotel. Walked around the grounds, even though it is winter, it has a special charm. The morning teas were also home cooked fare and delicious.
They also have two big friendly dogs, they loved a pat as they lounged around on the porch. I really enjoyed my stay at Hawley House it has loads of charm and warmth. You have to check out the library as it has many old and interesting books.
If you want somewhere to unwind and feel like part of the family then this is the place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hawley House (c.1878) offers heritage accommodation in a spectacular seaside location overlooking sandy beaches, set amongst 400 acres of gardens, vineyards and wildlife sanctuary. Hawley unashamedly embraces the patina created by her 130 year history, and the idiosyncrasies of being a family home, not least of which is her unique rooftop bath. Guest rooms feature original artworks and antique furnishings. Centrally located and easily accessible to Devonport, Launceston and Cradle Mountain. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hawley House Devonport, Tasmania, Australia