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The French House
Ranked #1 of 5 St Helens B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
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55 reviews
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“Surprisingly great and comfy!!!”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

This was my first time for BnB. Stayed one night at this lovely place on my way from Launceston to Hobart.
I wish I could have a house and a bedroom like that, and the backyard...
Such a quiet and beautiful location.
The hosts, really worth a five star!
would love to stay there again for a few days to enjoy the lifestyle that I always dream about.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

The French House is a four roomed B&B about 6km from St Helens; it's surrounded by countryside and is very, very quiet. The room (1st floor) was comfortable with a good wifi signal and the en-suite facilities were fine. Breakfast was an 'event'. Jan cooked fresh Tassie fare, and her scrambled eggs were so smooth that I'd bet she poured cream in the mixture (she did as well). The was also the choice of a number of cereals instead of, or as well as...

For an evening meal there are a number of places to eat in St Helens which are all ok, but it's too far to walk. One option that we took was to collect a take away from the local Indian, Jan provided the plates and cutlery and allowed us to eat in the breakfast room. The Indian food was, by the way, very good

Room Tip: All rooms are on the first floor (up a flight of stairs)
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We stayed at the French House for one night over the Easter period and it was just what we hoped for. Jan and John were great hosts. They were very welcoming and made us feel at ease and comfortable straight away. The room was perfect and we felt right at home...as much as one can while away.

We were only on St. Helens for one night but the French House made our time there well worth it. It was very comfortable and very clean. Breakfast was a perfect in the morning before we headed on.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Noosaville, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

Thank you Jan and John for such a great welcome! Lovely breakfast with ingredients from their garden and fresh local products. Nice big common area to enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of tea. We stayed in the jasmine room, the smallest room, but still roomy enough for a couple to enjoy. I would recommend this b&b anytime!!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

The house is a little way out of St Helens and set in beautiful grounds, so is very quiet. Rooms are lovely - fresh, immaculate and comfortable, with a fridge etc and free wifi. Jan and John are wonderful hosts and couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful. Breakfast is a special start to the day. We will definitely stay here again when we travel back to this area and I think it would be hard to find a better place.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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melbourne
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

About 3 minutes from St Helens and a great place to stay. Lovely courtyard for a small wine or two , great hosts who welcome you with open arms, lovely lounge and good breakfast. We will return again next time

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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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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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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