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This incredibly cute property just over an hour south of Hobart is called The Peninsula for a very good reason: it’s set on your very own private peninsula, known to locals as “Blubber Head”, but identified on any map as Esperance Point.
The 200-acre property has views over the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Port Esperance Bay, as well as to the Huon River, Bruny Island and the distant Hartz mountain range. The lodge itself is a stunningly restored early 1900s farmhouse, and any impressions you gain from the outside as to its modest simplicity will vanish once you cross the threshold.
It features three gorgeously furnished bedrooms, two modern bathrooms, contemporary lounge and dining areas and the perfect timber verandahs for observing the abundance of wildlife and nature on your doorstep. Romantic and secluded, there’s even an outdoor Jacuzzi to complete the picture.
Details // Esperance Coast Rd, Dover, Tas. From www.peninsulatas.com, (03) 6298 1441.