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“Wonderful welcoming B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The French House

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The French House
Ranked #1 of 5 St Helens B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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“Wonderful welcoming B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in the Jasmine room which proved to be great value for money and perfect for us. The room was immaculately clean, tastefully furnished and complete with fridge, tea, coffee, homemade biscuits, free unlimited wifi and a good ensuite bathroom. The location is an easy 5-min drive to St Helens. Breakfast is plentiful and of a good standard with individual tables for each room and free newspapers. Whilst this is all great, what really makes this place is the hospitality, friendliness and warm welcome of the hosts who take a genuine interest in their guests.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

Located on about 5 acres the house is lovely - very clean and quiet. Beds and rooms very comfortable and you have your own TV and bathroom. Jan and John are fantastic hosts who are there when you need them (e.g. to change a flat tyre) but otherwise go about doing their own thing. Breakfast is fantastic - very fresh and eggs are HOT which is not how cafes serve them these days! Poached peaches one morning with thick yoghurt followed by perfectly poached eggs and bacon!! If you can get Jan to cook up some of her 'spag bol' for dinner one night you will be VERY happy with the result:) Wonderful stay - wish we could have stayed longer to be honest as it was such a great place.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

We spent one night here and Jen was a lovely hostess - very welcoming and friendly. The room was spotlessly clean and breakfast was delicious with grilled peaches and yoghurt to start and then a cooked breakfast to follow! It is a lovely quiet location so a good night's sleep is guaranteed.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

We couldn't fault our stay here. John and Jen were so lovely and friendly and cooked us a pretty mean breakfast the next morning…it was delish! We only had one night there unfortunately but wished we could have stayed longer. We were in the twin room, it was the only one available at the time of booking but my man was actually thankful for a good night's sleep without me tossing and turning!. It had an area for the coffee/tea and fridge and the everything was spotlessly clean. We just loved it and would definitely visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

Stayed just 1 night but would have loved to stay more. Could not fault this accommodation, Jan & John are perfect hosts and make you feel right at home. The bedrooms are well appointed and very comfortable. Common area is welcoming and spacious, garden is beautifully maintained & peaceful.Totally agree with all previous reviews - people / place / produce = 10/10

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

We love our experience at the French House. Jan and John were helpful and friendly hosts, and the breakfast prepared for us were so lovely! Part of our breakfast comprised of pretty yellow tomatoes from their garden, and we found the breakfast on our plates so beautiful that we went to get our camera to snap pictures of them! The jasmine room that we stayed in was also a delight - the bed was comfy and room was cosy and nicely arranged - all of which gave us such a homely and warm feeling. Although we stayed for only 2 nights, they still took effort to clean our room daily. The pillow chocolates were a nice touch too!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

We were very happy with The French House. Hosts John and Jan have put considerable effort into the house and it shows. They're both very welcoming and helped us out with some cutlery for our pyengana cheddar cheeses the one night we stayed. Breakfast was beautifully cooked using quality ingredients and rooms were well equipped. It's located about 4.1km away from St Helens in a quiet area. Highly recommended! You will not regret booking this!

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Property: The French House
Address: 197 Ansons Bay Road, St Helens, Tasmania 7216, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > St Helens
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in St Helens
Number of rooms: 4
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The French House St Helens, Tasmania

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