Experience Tasmania's beautiful countryside in the heart of the picturesque Derwent Valley. Over a century old, and once a working hop kiln, Swallow's Nest is a luxury holiday home situated on stunning acreage property along the banks of the Derwent River. Only 45 minutes from Hobart, the house features stunning views from every room, exquisite terraced gardens and a tranquil escape from the stress and bustle of modern life: a true hideaway. This spacious four bedroom home features two separate living areas, so there is room for the family with room find your own space. The seven acre property stretches alongside a full kilometre of the magnificent Derwent River, and is local to a variety of wineries and orchards, a brewery, whiskey distillery, and the spectacular Mount Field National Park. The property is also located between the Plenty, Styx and Tyenna rivers, offering some of the best trout river fishing in Tasmania. Keep an eye out for the resident Platypus who hunts for food along the river's edge. Enjoy the gardens on the property, all times of year there are different views and aspects to enjoy, the property has established fruit bearing trees (cherries, apples, pears, almonds and stone fruit). Immerse yourself in a piece of Australian history at Swallow's Nest.
Interior of House
Each of the four bedrooms features uninterrupted views of the spectacular Derwent River. The Master bedroom features an ensuite and spacious walk-in wardrobe. There is also a luxurious four-poster King-sized double bed available. All matresses have been specifically chosen for comfort and quality, with electric blankets available for use if needed.
Guests will also be able to enjoy the advantage of having two separate living areas, one on each floor, ensuring that there is room for everyone to enjoy their holiday. The main living room features a fireplace, a large flat screen TV, DVD & BluRay player. The upstairs living room includes all of these modern facilities. An extensive library of books, movies and games are available for use by guests to ensure your stay is as relaxing as possible.
The spacious country style kitchen has a breakfast bar, six person dining room table, and views of the gardens and Derwent river. There is also a separate dining room that seats 8, featuring one-of-a-kind teak furniture fashioned from colourful recycled boats that once sailed the warm waters of Bali.
There is plenty to do in the area for avid walkers, visit Mt. Fields National Park for some spectacular scenery and connect with the environment.
There is a small business called Tassie Bound and they do tours of the river. If you ring and book in advance then you will be assured of a place.
The Salmon Ponds is well worth a visit and there are lovely cafes in the area to visit for some chill out time!
Upon arrival at the property it is important that you read the information given in our booklet on the Kitchen table. This will help you to orientate yourselves to the property (instructions and safety tips) and further information about the area.
If you enjoy country living this is the place for you!