- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- sleeps 8
Description from the owner
Kentisbury Country House is a beautiful European style country house on five acres of lush farmland which accommodates up to eight people, groups of friends, families or romantic couples. The house is exclusively yours and is self contained, perfect for longer stays with a full kitchen, two living areas, two bathrooms and laundry facilities. Lake Barrington is close by with views to the lake from the property. An ideal base to explore Cradle Mountain, Mole Creek Caves, the Outdoor Art Gallery towns of Sheffield, Railton and Wilmot. Devonport Ferry and Airport is a 30 minute drive away and Launceston Airport is approximately 1 hour and 10 minu...Read more
Kentisbury Country House
West Kentish, Tasmania, Australia
Additional Location Information
Kentisbury Country House is located in the north of Tasmania, half an hours drive from the Spirit of Tasmania Ferry and Devonport Airport and and hour and ten minutes drive from Launceston Airport. Cradle Mountain is an scenic 40 minute drive away. Our nearest town is Sheffield "Town of Murals" which is a ten minute drive with awe inspiring views of Mount Roland around every corner. Lake Barrington Rowing Course is nearby and is suitable for fishing, rowing and other water activities.
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Rural
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: November 28, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in AUD) (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekend Night||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Jan 06, 2013 - Jun 30, 2014 ||$199||$199|
|1 night min stay | Any day check-in | $45 per person per night for more than 2 guests|
|All other dates ||$199|
|1 night min stay | Any day check-in | $45 per person per night for more than 2 guests|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Rates for one couple $220.00 per night. Each additional guest $50.00 per night. Children under 2 years no charge.
- Wireless Internet
- Water Views
- Lake Views
- Mountain Views
- Washing Machine
- Electric Stove
- Electric Grill
- Dish Washer
- Music Library
- High Definition TV
- Stereo System
- Board Games
- DVD Player
- Fishing Equipment
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- Away from it all
- 206 square meters
What Past Guests Are Saying
Kentisbury Country House is individual, warm and provides the ul
Kentisbury Country House is outstanding. Our welcome was warm, the house was cosy and inviting and everything we needed was supplied. The fresh apples picked from the tree were the best we have tasted in years. We wished we could have stayed longer!
Exceptional accommodation *** Paradise***
A fantastic place to stay, the hosts Melissa and Peter are outstanding and go out of their way for you. The house is beautiful and very clean and is equipped with everything you need, if not they will get it for you. Highly recommended. A truly fantastic place to stay.
Response from Melissa McGleenan - 03/28/2013
Thank you so much Sue, total pleasure having exceptional guests such as yourselves. You are welcome any time!
Comfort, tranquillity, peace - wish we could have stayed longer.
The service provided by the owners was warm and welcoming without being intrusive. Nothing would be too much trouble. The home was storybook enchanting, including the longest refectory dining table we have ever seen. And the rotunda room was blissful escape - no TV in that room translated to no children in that room. The whimsical story behind the mysterious golden chain lacquered into the antique bathroom vanity is one to explore. The handblown marble shop and murals of Sheffield are unique and not to be missed. And the local bakery will direct you to a gentleman who sells inexpensive but beautifully captured photos of Cradle Mountain and its surroundings. But most of all, we loved watching the delight of the children as they picked Melissa's raspberries, and the fact that we could take a little of our adventure home with us in the form of Melissa's mouthwatering home-made jams.
Little bit of Europe in Tassie
Our family loved this place - especially our 6-year-old, who didn't want to leave... With the views, the garden landscaping and the architecture, it was like being in Tuscany or Provence for the weekend.
Being holiday-rental owners ourselves, the hospitality of Melissa (who currently lives next door) was very much appreciated - as was the house's cleanliness, the simple yet sophisticated design/furnishings, and the extra touches (access to the vegie garden, comp. chocolates and coffee).
Can't wait to go back - we'll perhaps try it out in all the different seasons...
Ps: The only thing the place is missing is a pair of washing-up gloves!
Response from Melissa McGleenan - 11/19/2012
Thanks for the great review, I didn't realise the gloves were finished, there is usually a box under the sink, I will put a new box in right now!
Fantastic location, home and hosts!
We could not recommend Kentisbury Country House highly enough! We enjoyed 3 beautiful nights with our 3 young children and found the property truly 5 star and our hosts just wonderful!
It is a great base for exploring the region including Cradle Mountain. We stayed here before our departure on the Spirit of Tasmania as it is only a 35 minute drive to Devenport.
We will definitely be back soon!! It is like home!
Exceptional accommodation, superb hosts and we didn't want to le
It all started with a personal tour of the gorgeous house from Melissa - a lovely, friendly person. My children were "oohing and aahing" with excitement as we explored the house and I knew we were in for a special stay. The home is exceptional - the furnishings luxurious - yet it was homey and perfect for children. The location is ideal for a getaway - not too far from Sheffield for groceries etc (you will not need to buy eggs or raspberries (December)) - and a nice drive to Cradle Mountain for exploration. We were fully rested after our three days of baking, kids playing with the dog, picking berries and loving this property.
Alisha and Ben
The most amazing experience (from a seasoned B&B;'er)
The Kentisbury Country House was the ideal of understated country charm - relaxing, but with the little touches that made it obvious a lot of care and taste and gone into its development and decoration. Lots of windows and the most charming attached gazebo perfect for cool nights. Lovely views and in one of Tassie's most beautiful areas. And finally, our hosts were the friendliest we've ever come across (and we've known a fair number) - absolutely completed the experience.
Couldn't be happier.
This place is a real gem. Even though it looks nice as advertised on the web, it is even nicer in reality. It is a very large and beautiful place in great surroundings. The hosts were absolutely terrific without being intrusive. We couldn't have been happier with our stay. Highly recommended!
The best place on earth
The house is absolutely beautiful, so much space for you to hide and read quietly or spend with the rest of your family. I love cooking and the kitchen has everything I need and even more. The Host are such a wondeful people you don't want to leave. The rasberries are wonderful, we can have as much as we can for our desert with pancake and ice cream ...Yum...
Alan and Margaret
Charming Country Retreat
We recently spent a wonderful long weekend at Kentisbury Country House, a most memorable stay, with outstanding accommodation and delightful hosts. Beautiful views out of every window sit back and enjoy the ambience, this was an exceptional country escape, only a short drive to Cradle Mountain and the World Heritage protected area.
Thank you Melissa for sharing your piece of relaxing rural Tasmania.
John & Marie R
A place to escape the rate race
The location was stunning. It allowed easy access to many beautiful and interesting sights in northern Tasmania. The facilities were top class adding to the enjoyment of our stay. It is a place we would definitely go back to when again in Tasmania.
Tuscany in Tassie.
You can only hear the cattle mooing, there is no traffic noise, at night the only lights to be seen are the stars...welcome to paradise.
Beautiful serene views from every window. The attention to detail in the decor, and the facilities were all outstanding, along with the cleanliness and comfort, which made our recent stay in Kentisbury Country House extremely memorable. We were made to feel very welcome by our hosts, whom, by the end of our stay we could also call friends. Kentisbury Country House is a wonderful base to explore Cradle Mountain National Park and the other delights in this part of Tasmania, however, you may find the house so comfortable, you may not want to go exploring at all. I haven't been to Tuscany, but Kentisbury Country House made me feel like that was where I was.
We are a group of 3 couples, who, for the 4th time now, have travelled to Tasmania for a long weekend. We have gone to a different destination each time, staying in similar accommodation. Kentisbury Country House is by far the most comfortable and best appointed so far.