Coningham Cottage is virtual waterfront (limited access) and provides top quality self contained family accommodation for up to 5 people (plus 1 infant). All at a moderate price.
The cottage is 25 minutes south of Hobart
The north facing perspective features spectacular views of Mt Wellington and extra warmth on sunny days.
The cottage was originally built in the early 1940s, and was one of the very few homes in the area that survived the devastation of the 1967 bushfires which destroyed nearby Snug and surrounding houses.
We have made a series of tasteful renovations over the last 15 years, which have resulted in the “cottagy and rustic” feel, but with modern facilities to ensure comfort and convenience for all who stay here.
Fully self contained, the cottage is set up for a short weekend break or an extended holiday. All you’ll need is your food and your favourite “tipple”.
The kitchen has both gas and electric cooking facilities and a gas heater takes the “sting” out of the crisp early mornings. The large lounge/dining room has a very efficient wood burning stove and a ducting system takes extra heat to the front bedroom. There are two bedrooms, both containing queen beds, wardrobe and side tables.
The view from the deck over North West Bay is a striking feature and it draws you to the sun room and deck when you first enter the house. The double glazed sun room onto the deck is cozy no matter what the weather, and is a great place to spend reading, snoozing or even catching glimpses of dolphins or shearwaters (mutton birds).
There is a lot to see and do in the area and Coningham Cottage provides a delightful base and a pleasure to "come home to" after a day exploring this lovely corner of Tasmania.
Coningham is on a small peninsula just 25 minutes south of Hobart. Situated between Snug and Kettering, Coningham is a popular area with a small sandy beach that has excellent safe swimming. Historically it has been a popular holiday or day trip destination for Hobart residents. Now it is a mix of permanent residents, many of whom commute daily to the city, and “shacks” for the weekenders and school holidays.
Things To Do
Local features such as Coningham Beach , Snug Falls , Kettering Marina and Hotel are short drives away, whilst the Huon Valley , Peppermint Bay , Bruny Island, the Tahune Airwalk, Dover, Kingston and Hobart, amongst others, provide a range of destinations to explore.
Local shops and restaurants in Snug, Margate and Woodbridge cover a wide range of choices and tastes for your selection.
The wider Channel area is blessed with wine and food outlets unique in Tasmania – vineyards, cheeses, cherries, stone fruits, berries, apples, mushrooms, ciders, quality meats, seafood, oysters and more!
Such local features are highlighted in the Huon Trail brochure and at (URL HIDDEN)
The cottage and its gardens are fully available to guests, apart from a small "retreat" built near the water. A spa bath on the deck is not working and not available to guests.
Coningham Cottage has been providing accommodation to guests for over 10 years and our guest book shows their appreciation.
Many guests return regularly.
The owner lives away from the property but is always available via mobile phone.
We don't provide internet but reception of all major providers is available on your phones or via pre paid devices.
The cottage is on tank water and has a septic tank so it is important to be conservative with water usage and is one of the reasons we prefer small numbers of guests.
Please treat this property carefully. It is loved and cared for. It is part of a friendly local community, and, as our website says "Peaceful and Serene" :-)
No noisy parties
No smoking in the cottage
Please report any breakages or problems so the owner can sort them before other guests arrive.