I stayed at Tim and Jane Parsons' Curringa Farm Cottage near Hamilton with two other friends on a girls'weekend. Curringa is a working farm geared for farm tours.Hamilton is only an hour from Hobart and a great base for visiting Mt Field and,Strathgordon or for a day trips to Derwent Bridge and Lake St Claire or Bothwell and Waddamana Power Sation.
The cottage is located beside a large dam. a habitat for swans and other water birds. The cottage was built on the site of a former farmhouse as evidenced by the older brick chimney and fire places of an otherwise more modern cottage. Two double bedrooms and two twin rooms provided plenty of sleeping space for three of us, and would lend itself to two families who wanted to share the cottage. A traditional clawfoot bathtub is in the main bathroom and one of the twin rooms has an en suite.
The kitchen is well kitted out, complete with rice cooker, but bring your own coffee plunger. The table easily seats six.There is ample seating on leather lounges in the sitting room, which includes a DVD player. We enjoyed sitting on the deck relaxing and enjoying the scenery. On our last morning Jane pointed us toward a wonderful swimming place along the shores of Meadowbank Lake on the property boundary. The swimming place was terrific on a warm morning. I look forward to returning for another visit.
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- Enjoy three self contained luxury spa cottages set beside beautiful Lake Meadowbank at Hamilton, only 1 hr from Hobart. Curringa Farm is a fully working, eco certified farm, growing seedcrops, poppies and cereals, raising lambs and producing wool. Relax by the lake, enjoy a BBQ, walk around the 750 acre farm or ask about an organised farm tour to see sheep shearing, conservation works and the farm operations. Close to Mt Field National Park. 2014 Winner of Hosted Accommodation Category of Tasmanian Tourism Awards from runner up in 2013. ... more less
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