Coningham is on a small peninsula, 25 minutes south of Hobart. Situated between Snug and Kettering, Coningham is popular area with a small sandy beach that has excellent safe swimming. Historically it has been a popular holiday/day trip destination for Hobart residents and now it is a mix of permanents, many of whom commute daily to the city and “shacks” for the weekenders and school holidays. The north facing perspective features spectacular views of Mt Wellington and extra warmth on sunny days.
Coningham Cottage is virtual waterfront (limited access) and provides top quality accommodation for up to 4 people at a moderate price.
(Rates for 1 or 2 people - $20 per additional person per night)
The cottage was originally built in the early 1940s, and was one of the very few homes in the area that survived the devastation of the 1967 bushfires which destroyed nearby Snug and surrounding houses.
We have made a series of tasteful renovations over the last 15 years, which have resulted in the “cottagy and rustic” feel, but with modern facilities to ensure comfort and convenience for all who stay here.
Fully self contained, the cottage is set up for a short weekend break or an extended holiday. All you’ll need is your food and your favourite “tipple”.
The kitchen has both gas and electric cooking facilities and a gas heater takes the “sting” out of the crisp early mornings. The large lounge/dining room has a very efficient wood burning stove and a ducting system takes extra heat to the front bedroom.
The view from the deck over North West Bay is a striking feature and it draws you to the sunroom and deck when you first enter the house. The double glazed sunroom onto the deck is cozy no matter what the weather, and is a great place to spend reading, snoozing or even catching glimpses of dolphins or shearwaters (mutton birds).
Local features such as Coningham Beach , Snug Falls , Kettering Marina and Hotel are short drives away, whilst the Huon Valley , Peppermint Bay , Bruny Island, the Tahune Airwalk, Dover, Kingston and Hobart, amongst others, provide a range of destinations to explore.
Local shops and restaurants in Snug, Margate and Woodbridge cover a wide range of choices and tastes for your selection. The wider Channel area is blessed with wine and food outlets unique in Tasmania – vineyards, cheeses, cherries, stonefruits, berries, apples, mushrooms, ciders, quality meats, seafood, oysters and more!
Such local features are highlighted in the Huon Trail brochure and at www.huontrail.org.au
There is a lot to see and do in the area and Coningham Cottage provides a delightful base and a pleasure to "come home to" after a day exploring this lovely corner of Tasmania.
The cottage is all on one level from the road and has easy access. Steps lead to the garden from the deck, but the garden is also accessible via wide paths through the newly established native garden. The cottage is fully self contained, as follows:
- Full size kitchen including kitchen table and chairs
- Gas cooktop and range hood
- Electric oven
- Electric jug
- Crockery, glasses and cutlery settings for 6
- Pots, pans, steamer, frypan and microwave dishes
- Iron and ironing board
- Rubbish, recyclables and compost options for wastes removal
- A gas heater for instant heat on chilly mornings
- Shower with safety rail and slip proof shower mat
- Ceiling heat lights and fan
- Heated towel rails
- Solar heated hot water system
- Toilet in bathroom
- Front loading washing machine
- Deck with outdoor setting of table 6 chairs and freestanding shade umbrella
- New 4 burner barbecue near kitchen entrance
- Newly established native garden to wander
- Smoke free
- Pet free
- Tank water
- Easy access
- Gay friendly