A romantic retreat on Tasmania’s Beaupre Peninsula

Beaupre Peninsula bon fire

A remote retreat in a beautiful pocket of Tasmanian countryside offers an escape from the rest of the world.


Coast House Tasmania, on Beaupre Peninsula, was designed and created for seclusion. It is a place for dreaming, relaxing and watching the world go by. A place where guests can step back from the crazy pace of life, breathe in fresh air, and just be.


© Michelle Hespe


Boutique accommodation in Southern Tasmania

The architecturally designed house has glass windows on both sides so that the paddocks can be enjoyed from the kitchen with the water views spread out majestically out front like an ever-changing painting. High, church-like wooden ceilings rise above the cosy yet spacious open-plan living, dining and lounge area. Two bedrooms and separate bathrooms are tucked away at both ends.


Beaupre Peninsula, Tasmania
© Michelle Hespe


The beauty of the house shines through in all of the lovingly created details. Handmade wooden benches and stairs to a nature-viewing mezzanine level. Big leather couches made with soft Tasmanian leather and hand-stitched cushions. Deliciously cosy throws and alpaca blankets made by local designer-makers and artisans including Hobart’s renowned ‘The Maker.’

Tucked up by the fire in winter, or with the sliding doors open in summer, the house feels like it’s the only one for miles. It offers a front-row seat to the natural wonders that unfold on the water, in the bush and on the surrounding mountains, peppered with Tasmanian Blue Gums. It’s a place where white-bellied and wedge-tail eagles soar freely, with dolphins and seals often playing below. Some guests have even been lucky enough to see whales cruising by.


Exploring Beaupre Peninsula and Cygnet

The surrounding countryside and nearby villages in this region capture the essence of what most people love about Tasmania; abundant produce from fertile, picture-perfect landscapes where the locals treat visitors like old friends. A short drive along the Cygnet Coast Road leads to berry and apple farms, vineyards and cellar doors. You can’t visit Tasmania without sampling its sparkling wines and pinot noirs. There’s also cool distilleries and breweries, markets, galleries, cafes, restaurants and boutique stores selling local goods.

At night guests can cook up a storm and might even be lucky enough to watch one roll over the bay, the water broken into swathes of colour and layers like those created by the passionate strokes of a master oil painter.


Sunset over Beaupre Peninsula
© Michelle Hespe


When night has fallen the fun begins. That’s when the resident Tasmanian marsupials come out of hiding and say hello. Plump Pademelons, sweet little Bettongs and shy spotted bandicoots are in abundance out here. They pop in and out of the shadows as they enjoy the cool cover of night.

The Internet, TV and other modern preoccupations usually don’t get a look-in here on Beaupre Peninsula – why would they when Mother Nature has put together a far more enticing, not to mention perfectly peaceful package?


Explore more of Cygnet here or read about the bounty of food and wine offerings in Launceston and surrounds.

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