I made a booking on the well designed website for three nights and was able to extend my stay for a further two nights with the hosts. The rate for singles is quite generously adjusted from the double rate, which always impresses me. I am surprised no reviews are from solo travellers so far.
The house has a serene atmosphere, situated above the dunes on Sandpiper Beach and every room has a view of the sea. Embarrassingly, I set off for a brief walk on the beach before sunset and lost my bearings and couldn't find the access point to the path back to Sheoaks. It took me three hours to find my way back to the house along the highway. Take careful note of any markers for the track if you have a poor sense of direction like me, especially as it starts to get dark. Naturally I can't tell you what those markers might be, because I didn't take note of them. The driveway to Sheoaks is nicely marked by a tree full of blue fairy lights. A night on the dunes instead of my comfy room at Sheoaks, was looking likely at one point.
I liked Alan and Margaret, they are helpful and generous hosts and I appreciated their straightforward and unobtrusive presences.
The other guests were nice too. There are three rooms and a shared sitting area with the access to wifi, so that mattered.
The room was comfortable with a big window that opened, a heater to turn off and a comfortable bed with electric blanket to unplug. I like a cool room to sleep in. I imagine a warm stuffiness could easily be arranged for those who prefer it.
As has been remarked by many reviewers, the food is beautifully prepared whether Alan or Margaret is doing the cooking. Great pains have been taken with everything in setting this B&B up, and in making it respectful of its environment and it is all of a piece with its hosts.
- Also Known As:
- Sheoaks Bed And Breakfast Freycinet, Tasmania - Coles Bay