• Self Contained Accommodation in Port Arthur
  • Self Contained Cottages in Tasmania
  • Waterfront Property in Tasman Peninsula
  • 5 minutes drive from the World Heritage Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Short drive to the Historic Coal Mines, Remarkable Cave, Devils Kitchen, Waterfall Bay and The Blow Hole
  • Pet Friendly
  • 10 Minutes away from Tasman Golf
  • Near to magic fishing spots in Tasman Peninsula
  • Pennicott Wilderness Journey Eco-Cruises around Tasman Island, The Three Capes; Cape Huay, Cape Raoul and Cape Pillar
  • Near Restaurants, Cafe's and Lavender Farm
  • Experience our Local foods and Wines in Tasmania
  • Near all Bush walks, Pristine Beaches and Tasman National Park
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Contact Information:

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

Mobile: 0427 362 789

International: +61 427 362 789

Check-in 2:00 PM and Check out 10:00 AM. Reception Closed 7:00 PM. Please contact us if you want a later check-in.

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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.

"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:

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 ."

What an amazing place! love love love it. Our 5month old loved having french childrens books to read and chickens to look at. Only wish we had moe time here. Definitely next time. Would love to come back with our family slightly older & show them all the "cool"stuff. We loved all the personal touches, the games, the notes, the No TV, boardgames random collection! & books. In all our many travels both Overseas and in Australia, this is up there with the best Acccommodation, atmosphere, charm, tranquility & warmth. Wha more could you want after a day of travelling. Thank you so much for everything- beautiful place, beautiful people.- Neanthe, Tobie & Gillian (5mnths), Newcastle, NSW


You have a delightful beautiful cottage is an amazing garden in an exceptional place. Immediately we walked in we felt at home and never wanted to leave. Your hospitality is outstanding, we have travelled for years and been many places but never have we felt so welcome. It was a great and inspiring to see concern for the environment put into practice, too often people are all words but never act to help the environment, you are the opposite, few words and plenty of action.

Thank you, so much for the invitation to Christmas drinks, to be invited into a host's home is a rare privellege. Our stay here will not be easy to forget. We wish we were not moving on, we would love to come back and stay in the cottage again. - Thank you, Claire and Lily, Victoria

Merry Xmas & A Happy New Year!

Working as drivers for Channel 9 we travel all over Australia staying in some of the best hotels. This cottage was wonderful nothing compares.- Dennis & Karen Carr NSW


What can we say after all the comments above? Except to endorse all of them- what a wonderful place!!! We really enjoyed the cottage, the tranquil setting , the birds & plants &nostalgia of an open fire & sitting, talking, playing cards,& games- so refreshing for the spirit. A wonderful couple of days- Thanks.---Anne & Rodney, Taranaki, NZ

Love the old worl feel of this place, very peaceful- Hubby

Wife- Thought I would miss T.V. who would miss it when you have such a nice place like this to stay in. Not one thing in the kitchen has been missed, the flower inside & on the bed how lovely, please don't change a thing just rang a friend & told her about it all so she is planning to come & stay.

Merci Denis for a lovely stay. How lucky we were to have scored this quaint little cottage with such history I'm sure. The minute I walked through the door I fell in love with it. I only wish we had a longer stay, but we hope to be back sometime down the track.- Bronwyn & Greg , Cairns

Thank you for a lovely stay. Loved the peace and quiet, the fire place, barbie and the echidna down the road.- Charlotte & Phillip

We have had a lovely 2 nights stay in the Classic Cottage; a Welcoming and Special experience that we have not found in any other accommodations over many years of travels; We loved the water views, peace , quiet , the beautiful birds , the log fire.
having grown in a home with tank water& a good fire , it was almost like returning to the good old childhood days .
We are already looking forward to planning a return visit with extended family .
With Thanks Kate & Clint Vic.

We are travelling family and we thank you for giving us an affordable option to stay, we might have just driven through. We were absolutely charmed by the cottage. We stayed up all night playing games in front of the fire by candle lights. It was magical.- Thank you , Lawrence, Julie, Arman & Marius

Hi Denis, just a note to say THANKYOU!!!! for the best accommodation Steve and I were able to experience during our recent trip to Tassie. I have posted stunning photos of the cosy cottage on my facebook and clicked 'like' on the cosy cottage page for facebook. When we moved on to our next destination, it was within minutes that Steve said "can we phone Denis and have our home back"? I cant say enough good things about 'our little house' and we look forward to coming to Tassie again and either staying there
again or working our way through all the accommodation you provide for a change. We will also give ourselves more time for fishing!! Again, thankyou so much for your hospitality, Steve and Tracey.

Had a wonderful,relaxing stay in the Cottage. The bed was comfy, the surroundings superb,peaceful & tranquil. The fishing was better than any we've experienced. It was a welcome retreat from the hectic city lifestyle & it has made us seriously think of a move to Tassie for a 5yr working holiday! I was raving to others about the cottage before we even came here to stay & I will now go home & rave about it even more! Sitting on the bed in the morning with a cuppa & looking at the view sets you up for a magnificent day! It has been an absolute pleasure to stay here-- Thank you Denis, Raquel & Andre xoxoxox Tracey & Steve, Adelaide, SA

Thank you so much for a delightful stay in your very quaint cottage. We were only here for oine night but loved it. Enjoyed the peace and quiet, and loved not having a T.V. It was the perfect escape from oiur busy lives. Thanks again----Shannon & Nick Millwood.

Beautiful place to stay with a little family of 3- Celebrating Adams Birthday. warm,cosy & every detail thought of thanks., Clave,Adam & Ella

So peaceful. The remarkable cave was very aptly named- stunning coastline. Loved my morning walk, listening to the birds & looking at the wild flower. Thanks, Angela & Ian, Sydney

Simply amazing! A shame we did not stay longer. Loved loved loved playing monopoly and who is it? Will be back one day. -Will & Ivy ,Brisbane

Second home around. We always say we must come back"but rarely do as we are so many new places to go. It felt like coming home. walked to Cape Hauy today- Glorious. Thank you again - Pip Wooffindin , NZ & Sara Sweeney, Vic ..Kia Kaha. Thanks for the suggestion to go to Crescent Bay- Stunning and as you say the "Wine Glass Bay of the Tasman Peninsula"

Definately a place we need to come back to. We loved it. Thanks, Paul,Kristy (Cairns FNQLD)

No TELE! No Traffic! No Noise!... Marvellous!!! A Unique experience.- Pete & Angela, Sydney

Loved the peaceful setting. The cottage had everything that you needed. Thanks for a lovely stay.- Vayros, Brisbane

Total charming cabin,incredible setting,great arrangement. Thanks Denis!, Thanks for providing this great experience as we explored Port Arthur.- Jan Brock & Elaine Chang, Seattle, USA

We're so glad we found this cosy cottage in such a beautiful setting. The kids enjoyed the games & we all enjoyed the peace & quiet. We're planning to come back in the winter & stay a bit longer so we can explore more of the peninsula. Thanks for your hospitality & all the information.- Cheers, Al,Janine,Liam & Thomas-Buninyong, Vic.

Very peaceful & rustic- Houray, a place with a decent radio! The kids played monoply for the first time and we did our first jigsaw puzzle for a long time. Fun for young & old- who needs TV?!!- Gebert/Harding Family.- Melbourne, Vic

Great Stay. Lovely and peaceful- Kev & Nea- Minnamuuna NSW

Gave me a chance to unwind, beautiful, quiet place to relax & enjoy nature will be happy to come back- Gail, Sydney, NSW

What a beautiful and quiet spot! We will definitely come back to your part of the world again. You weren't here when I came over 10yrs ago. Loved it ,loved it! So much to discover in this quiant cottage. Ghost Tour was excellent. Great Weather. wonderful hosts too! Saw qoukkas on side of the road. Fireplace was fantastic! Glad we chose you on the net vis Google.-Ally & Rob- Melbourne

Loved our stay in your cosy cottage, enjoyed the Tasman Peninsula & soaked up the history & the scenery.

P.S. We loved the special touch's with the lavender on pillows & fresh flowers from your lovely cottage garden. The knowledge & information provided was very helpful & educational. Thank you- Raelene, Douglas & Robert.

Thank you for letting us stay here! stay in such a lovely cottage is part of my dream trip! Thank you so much for letting it come true!- Jiajing,Xiao Ke, Yi piu, Haihong from Adelaide.

I Think it has already all been said! Great touches & thoughtfulness. Could stay for a week, kids loved it. No. Tv is great! Will recommend to others.- Charlie, Carol, Padjo & Zoe-Euckey

Only stopped for one night but really enjoyed our stay, What a superbly equippd little cottage. Thanks- Neil & Brenda Campbell from Rugby England.

Stayed cople nites, interesting!Nice to get away from the "rat race"for couple days No Tv! we adapted OK played lots games! Our dog came as well, she loved it! ;-Susan, paul, lara & Jonty, Thank you, Hobart.

Great Little retreat. Many Thanks for the warm fire on arrival ...and we were so lucky to be able to stay an other night ; LOVE IT ...Hope we can return soon ....
Rosemary $ Jane NZ

Thank you so much Denis , your hospitality was very well received ...and appreciated > Very peaceful & Cozy ; we enjoyed the Games supplied !
Jeff and Pierre Melbourne ...

AS LAST YEAR .....GREAT AGAIN ....Brian & Margie Launceston

Many Thanks for the 2 nights stays ...the Cottage is Fantastic ...and the surroundings amazing ...Your local knowledge and advise made all the Difference ...Cinq etoiles .. Merci beaucoup Blair & Helen NSW

Thanks . Great place to stay ...Very Relaxing ...Peaceful...Will come back here soon ... Carmel

We drove around Port Arthur for a bit over an hour trying to find a warm and cosy accommodation and wallah !! We spent the evening drinking wine and playing scrabble by the fire- it was the 2nd time my husband (of only 1 week) won scrabble!!! Must have been the atmosphere...or perhaps I got tipsy too quickly!! We had a lovely, quiet night in and enjoyed the quaint atmosphere. Great Location- Janelle & Brendan, Sydney

Thanks Guy’s for the friendly hospitality, a beautiful quiet, peaceful spot -Maureen & Leigh, Bendigo,Vic

Hey Guys,
We could only spend 2 days here which probably wasn’t enough. Most enjoyable stay; pleasant environment and an extremely comfortable cottage. Well done- Paul & Deb , Victoria Harbour, SA


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, Raoul, Pillar and Huay. The cottage is within easy access to pristine beaches, penguin colony and walking tracks and a few minutes from Port Arthur Historic Sites, restaurants and shops, the Taranna Devil Park and Federation Chocolate Factory.

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!

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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).


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