Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes A lovingly restored shipwright’s cottage on the outskirts of the pretty rural/port town of Cygnet around 60km south of Hobart, Fair Light Tasmania is all about lazy days spent in charming, unfussy, scenic splendour.

A dozen boats bob just offshore, idly viewed from the wicker chairs on your front verandah. Close-cropped lawns envelop the three-bedroom heritage home of stone and wood. Furniture carved from Tasmanian timber invites you to spend a while in front of the open fire. Local artworks hang throughout. A deep bath is on hand for immediate soaking relief and relaxation. A rear orchard of fruit trees blossoms chaotically in spring. And in winter the entire region is dusted with a light layer of snow.

A day out in Hobart is only a 45min drive away, while the art galleries, murals, cafes and wineries of Cygnet are just a two-minute walk.

Details // Jetty Rd, Cygnet, Tas. From $330 per couple per night, 0409 446 290.

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