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Denis, Raquel & Andre
6 Andersons Port Arthur, Tasmania 7182

Mobile: 0427 362 789

International: +61 427 362 789

SELF Check-in 2:00 PM and Check out 10:00 AM.

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Starting MAY 01, 2016

All accommodation is self check-in

Cancellation Policy

A 35% deposit of the total booking is required:
Refunds on deposit only available when cancellation made 30 days prior date of check in. If Cancellation made within 78 hours of check-in, full amount of rental has to be paid.

Note: We have the right to refuse/not accept wedding party guest/s staying in all our cottages

"No GST Collected"

In the quote you received from us service between nights is not included

( An administration fee of $25 applies to all booking cancellations)

All our comments below are copied from our accommodations' comment book...Not fabricated.

Guests Comments:

Dear Denis
Thank you so much for our Fantastic , Amazing , one night , stay here !!!!!
it was absolutely beautiful time. the Cottage is so Welcoming and we really love the antiques , It get so warm with the lovely fire and it was amazing to sit quietly by the fire listening to the antique radio , we played board games , drinking wine , It doesn't get any better then this .Thank you for the electric blankets ; When we returned from the Ghost tour the bed was warm ,
Loved the gardens , so wild and pretty, Thank you for the firewood .We loved everything in the Cottage and Thank you for the Fresh cut flowers .
Once again Denis , we can t Thank you enough , Denis especially for taking the time to explain to us about Port Arthur Tours and options . You made us feel so Welcome .
Thank you , Thank you , Thank you
BEST ACCOMMODATION EVER , Sam , Gina Australino , WA

My wife and I have had such a lovely time here in the Classic Cottage.The fire kept us warm , the water soothed our minds , and the quiet cleansed our temperaments .What a very agreeable little gem.T and N Sydney Aus.

Thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven ; we loved it. Wish we could stay longer . G and L Bargo NSW

26/01/2016 A peaceful , tranquil , Clean accommodation ; Definitely a detox from electronics and phones. We love the nature at the door and you have created a " bird haven ! " .Eddie and Jasmine Hobart.

Thank you very much Denis for the very pleasant stay ... Very romantic and cozy. All the Best from Italy ; Marcello.

January 20th 2016 ; Thank you Denis for this tranquil and cozy cottage ; the location is ideal to visit the area ; Such a rare gem !Will definitely recommend to others ; Barb , Yellowknife , NT , Canada.

Thank you Denis for a great place to stay .It was great , Thank you for all the info's .Lots of Love. D and D Barent , Homebush , NSW

Thanks Denis for all the info's ; We enjoyed the fireplace , the peaceful setting and All was so charming. BS and JM , Germany

Thank you for the perfect hideaway ! Doo lishus van does have the Best Fish and Chips. Fiona and Selena

A Cozy , very comfortable cottage with a lovely garden. A great relief from the run of the mill Motor inns and Hotels ..very relaxing , We will come back Owen NSW

29/30 August
Thank you Denis ,A Fabulous place to stay , we thoroughly enjoyed the log fire , snug warm bed ,and the frogs serenade. Vanessa and Alex Sydney.

11 July 2015
We enjoyed our very short stay, It is a very cozy little Cottage with a very comfy bed.The electric blankets were very valuable .A Great place to stay. We will definitely recommend to Friends. thank you Deble . very Special House ! Keep it this way , nis ; D and L Bunbury WA

Here really is a great place .It make me feel so peaceful and comfortaThank you .
M & K Macau

This Cottage has classic charm, we all want to live in. words cannot describe the place .I could live here for ever. Simple . very warm , character , cosy , very clean ; 10/10 Great effort. Thank you RP.

Best nights sleeps since we arrived in Australia 4 weeks ago , Great Bed !
So clean and Quiet ! R & G Germany

The " smell " of Huon pine in the bathroom around the sink , Delightful and charming . Stepping back in time with relaxing music ,playing games is all we dreamed off. The bed was so comfortable and so warm .The rustling of the trees ,the darkness added to our Cottage appeal ,and escape from every day life .Thank you for sharing Denis your beautiful location.; Lyn and John K , lilydale Vic .

Thank you Denis for your warm welcome , The little cottage looked lovely when we opened the front door and every times after that .We loved that there was no TV .It has been our MOST relaxing accommodation during this trip by far .Jenny T Musselbrook NSW

It is a wonderful, relaxing ,wilderness experience , tranquil , clean ,cosy , quaint , rustic ;What a great combination !
Eva & Earl K , Victoria Point , QLD

It is amazing for us from China who have been all our life in a large city to holiday here in the Classic Cottage .The history of the cottage is so interesting .We loved the fireplace and very old wooden floor and kitchen tops.The little house seems to be part of a fairy tale for us .It is fully equipped. It is FANTASTIC to stay here with no mobile reception , TV , Internet . Just enjoying music or read !For a moment I felt I wanted to cry ...when the night came it became very very dark and we had never experienced that in our very big city We saw the stars twinkling in the sky lying in the very cosy bed !It was very quiet and we fall asleep very fast .Thank you very much Denis ,.We will never forget ! bEST EXPERIENCE ; Suzie and James Beijing China

We just had the most amazing week end away ; the Classic Cottage is beautiful , we loved the no TV and all the board games , playing them with a glass of wine , listening to the birds , So private and peaceful here ! Highly recommended a Ghost tour , Tasman Island cruises , and dinner at the Port Arthur Lavender farm ; The Lavender Pena Cota with Persian Fairy floss is the Best desert you will ever have , We will recommend the Classic Cottages to All our Friends and Family , thank you so much Denis & Raquel for having us ; mark and Gemma Hobart.

16/12/2014 Thank you Denis.For the peace and solitude that you have provided at the Classic Cottage. I cannot explain How magical my visit has been as to everyone they have their own perspectives and experience though to me I fell a wholesome self. I do sincerely hope that 1 day I will have the opportunity to return. PLEASE DO NOT CHANGES ANYTHING; Love the Bed, kitchen, and patio. Regards, Katrina Short NSW

To Raquel, Denis, Andre 01 /12/2014 to 06/12/2014

Thank you very much .Staying at the Classic Cottage has been so rejuvenating. It is really a piece of heaven here. The Fireplace was great, the bed was FANTASTIC, best sleep I have ever had. THIS COTTAGE IS ONE OF A KIND. Till next time. Lyn Wilson Brisbane.

Put simply , complete and utter BLISS ! We will be back . Thank you Denis for your amazing hospitality Ange & Chris ( Brisbane and Dublin )

Dear Denis , Andre , Raquel , Greeting from Thailand !!! what a lovely house / Cottage, especially the cheapest and reasonable priced.very enjoyable and relaxed here , Definitely will tell All my friends to come here.

Thanks for the accommodation Was a great little cozy home away from home .Love the Ocean views and watching the sun set over the mountains . The little touches of this Cottage makes it amazing . No TV, open fire , water saving and definitely the Huon pines . Thanks again , loved It C and C Melbourne Vic

Thank you for the delightful hospitality and excellent informations ; we found the cottage very quaint and refreshing .Lovely to just relax in ; Disappointed that we couldn't booked an other night as you were full ....C and T QLD.

We could live in this wonderful Cottage, this Cottage is truly a HOME, Love Alll the decor ,games , books ,information's ,the total peace and quiet.The garden are delightful , outlook that attracts so many birds . Thank you Denis for all your advices ,Doo Liscuis did supply the perfect seafood's (at the right price ) making our stay so perfect . R & L Wiles NSW

Thank you for enabling us to stay in this beautiful Cottage , it reminds us of country life years ago .the location is great , much closer to Port Arthur then expected . Best Wishes to you Denis and Family M & G P ACT

A beautiful haven , a wonderful Cottage , quiet , peaceful , and surrounded by interesting bush , bird life ,we were so lucky to have discovered this place . VB Young NSW

Thank you Denis , for this idyllic place , will recommend to All our Friends and family . CB NSW

What a delightful home away from home , we have felt so relax here !, specially enjoyed being surrounded by Native plants with All the birds around . And you took , Denis , our compostables and have recycled them ; so we give you a big Thank you for being mindful in this way .this is such a breath of fresh air and Thank you also to get us straight into the Eco cruise , just as we arrived , it was fabulous conditions and we caught that opportunity because of you , Denis !

We already been telling our friends and we will be back ! Kriya and Gyan

PS ; And you thought of everything in term of comfort and cooking ...

We found all here; Everything we look for in an accommodation but rarely find; Friendly , Helpful manager Denis who gave us advise relevant to our time frame and interests. A beautiful Cottage full of character, very warm and very homely and so beautifully quiet . Thanks Denis and Raquel, we will recommend the Cottage and we also be back .Warm Regards-Michael & Megan, Tasmania.

The Cottage is lovely and very warm. Denis is Great and Super helpful. He told us a lot od places we can visit; eg Remarkable Cave, and the Wild beaches. We also go to explore the Wallabies at night as suggested by Denis. We Really see one Wallaby jumping around there. Thank for his hospitality . I will recommend my friends to come and stay here - Mandy &Vico, Hong Kong .

What a Great spot ! the views are superb , location very peaceful . This stay was UNIQUE , we hope to come back soon ; Will book again ; Thanks Denis for All those locations you suggested and the Fish and Chips at the blowhole van was " YUM " Dean and Beck Townsville.

thanks for the hospitality Denis ! Very Comfy Bed !! Very relaxing . LOVE the " No TV " . listening to ABC Radio was great . Bett and Alan QLD

We also played games ! we ( parents) loved not having a Television here .. Think that the kids did too ,What a beautiful cozy spot !No wonder kit is an award winning place to stay ! We love it .We will be back with friends .Thank you very much Denis . Erik, Heather , Kirra , Holly Beerwah

Hello Denis, We would like to say how nice it was staying in the classic cottage, our friends from North America loved it. We would have no reservations in recommending your accommodation to others visiting Port Arthur and I could very easily spend a week there. Thank you very much.

Regards Murray Fletcher

20 July ( 3 nights ) ; The World is not here .just beauty ,Peace ,and a contentment one cannot find in the every day world .Thank you .this place is more then one can ask for .We will certainly recommend these cottages .LOVE IT .
Keep up the great work .
Daniel , Eli QLD

Classic Cottage " The Classic Cottage has a really homely feeling .The views are beautiful .It was great having no Television as we could have Family time , Board games and Family conversation . i slept on the top bunk who usually is the least comfortable ; it was by far the Best sleep I have had in our Tasmanian Trip .We love the rice cooker.L, J, T,J Sydney NSW

What a great place , so peaceful with beautiful surroundings. Love the sprigs of lavender, the beds were so comfortable , you thought of everything. thanks for being so knowledgeable and Helpful ; we will recommend to others . V & C Melbourne.

We loved our stay in the Classic Cottage , the setting , the fire , the rustic charm enhanced our time here .We enjoyed Port Arthur and the walks around Fortescue were amazing . PS the little stuffed animals were so cute !!!!!
D and J Epping NSW ."



Long Bay sunset

Crescent Bay

a view of Crescent Bay

Take a walk at The Blowhole and enjoy the fresh "fish&chips" from Bev & Phil.

Visit our Historic Coal Mines

Ted & Sue Jeffery unexplained picture in their Ghost Tour experience at Port Arthur Historic Site
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The Classic Cottage

Quaint, cute with full of charm, rustic self contained and fully equipped kitchen, the Classic Cottage is ideal for couple that much needed romantic night getaway. There is a double bedroom, lovely lounge room with woodfire heater or reverse air condition (heat & cold), electric blanket, fully equipped kitchen and toilet & shower room.

Overlooking the historic Long Bay shoreline the cottage is only metres from the Southern Ocean in a peaceful bushland setting. Nearby are state forests and Fortescue Bay National Park, the highest sea cliffs in Australia and the three Capes, Cape Raoul, Cape Pillar and Cape Huay. The cottage is within easy access to pristine beaches, penguin colony and walking tracks and a few minutes drive from Port Arthur Historic Sites, restaurants and shops, the Taranna Devil Park ÜNZOO", Federation Chocolate Factory and 2 minutes walk to Port Arthur Lavender Cafe, Gift shops and Distillery.

When staying at the cottage you can enjoy a feed of fresh Oysters or Mussels just pick them on the rock by the jetty. You are picking and eating those at your own risk; please log in here and ring if you are going to eat some ; 1800 671 738. http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/alerts/standing_health_alerts/do_not_eat_wild_shellfish and go fishing for a fresh fish just 10 mins. from our property.

NO Laundry Facilities(Laundry Mat available in Port Arthur next to the General store) and NO TV............SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE COTTAGES!

Breakfast Available upon request for extra charge.


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To all the Crew at Hire with Denis Our Stay 25/26/27/November

Firstly our appreciation for such an inviting, warm, fire after our 6 hours trip from the West Coast of Tasmania.
We were blown away by the fact you had thought of so many small details to welcome us to your cottage and home.
From the Congratulatory bottle of wine, fresh picked garden flowers, lavender sprigs on the pillows and a view to die for ….we simply couldn’t ask for more…
But there was….the advice on what to see, directions, and information packages in the Cottage folder.
Breakfast was a treat with the fresh laid eggs we purchase from Denis ,the Wildlife in the area was great , we were practically greeted at the door one night by a Wallaby , a little spooky after a Ghost tour ,but very beautiful ; in our short 3 days stay we saw ,; Wallabies , possums, echidnas, a huge variety of birds and a potoroo.
Not having a TV was great as it inspired us to fill in our time otherwise by sightseeing.
Quietly tucked away, your cottage oozes a fantastic ambience, the sunsets are blissful and we didn’t even mind the little rain we had.
To get such fresh oysters and have all the cooking facilities made it nice to have a quiet one indoors.
And your hospitality didn’t stop there. We were warmly greeted at Port Arthur by Raquel, your wife, who was more then happy to help us with all our inquiries.
We did however encounter one big difficulty, and that was leaving ….

Warmest regards,
Brett, Daniela (Zeehan TAS).


Port Arthur,Hire a Cottage from Denis
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Aurora Australis from our Long Bay (taken next from our letter box) by Shane of Western Australia

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