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Cornwall Cottage Bed & Breakfast

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Cornwall Cottage has 2 large bedrooms, one QS and one twin, large lounge, small kitchenette, full bathroom, separate toilet, a shared laundry and is fully self contained. There are magnificent views across the Coal River Valley to Barilla Bay. A private BBQ area is available for guests use and there is a selection of games, books and DVDs, a large digital TV, DVD player and a CD player. The Hobart CBD is a 15 minute drive and the airport is a 10 minute drive. It is an ideal base to explore all the attractions in the south such as MONA Museum, Port Arthur, Mount Wellington, Tahune Airwalk, Salamanca Market, and the Huon Valley.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay! We stayed here 3 nights at the start of our Tasmanian road trip and also 2 nights at the end. The cottage is spotless and well taken care of plus you may get an encounter with a wallaby as they live up the road. Farm fresh
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Response from Peta E, Owner at Cornwall Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Responded 8 Nov 2018
Thank you JoAnne for your review. A pleasure to be able to loan you our Eski and utensils which are an essential item for any Tasmanian picnic. You did a great job adjusting to driving on the "other side of the road" in your 8 day trip around our beautiful state. Hope to see you on a return visit.
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We stayed for 3 nights in Cornwall Cottage and it was our first accommodation spot for our trip in Tasmania. The cottage is very clean and comfortable, but what impressed me the most is the amazing view, which was simply gorgeous. The environment is very peaceful (as allowed me
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Response from Peta E, Owner at Cornwall Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Responded 24 Aug 2018
Thank you for your positive review and it was our pleasure to show you around our small farm.
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I was a bit hesitant in staying in a B&B but WOW amazing! We had one side of the main house which hadh two bedrooms, a bathroom, separate toilet, kitchen, lounge and dining room. It was more than we could ask for. Peta (owner) provided fresh home baked bread, freshly laid eggs,
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Response from Peta E, Owner at Cornwall Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Responded 19 Jan 2018
Thank you for your amazing review and we are pleased that you enjoyed staying at our property. Look forward to seeing you again.
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I would love to thank Peta and Alec for such a wonderful place to stay. It's like a home away from home but BETTER! The effort that Peta and Alex go to to ensure you have quality essentials is second to none. But not only that, you get that extra special touch of warmth and
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Response from Peta E, Owner at Cornwall Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Responded 21 Nov 2017
Thank you for posting your positive review. It was a pleasure to have you and the girls stay and it was great to spend time with them feeding the hens and collecting the eggs. Not long after you left we had our 2nd foal arrive a week early so it is a busy time here at present with 2 young ones to watch over. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Cornwall Cottage was clean and comfortable enough, but I am struggling to find reason to recommend it. A number of little things conspired to leave us with a poor impression. Firstly, it is not a cottage. It is a separate wing of a house. Sure, it has a separate entrance and
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Response from Peta E, Owner at Cornwall Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Responded 11 Oct 2017
Operating a B&B business is not as easy as some people think! It is hard to please everyone and when a nasty review such as this comes along I feel like giving up but since this guest left I have had 2 groups in and they were an absolute joy to host as are the vast majority. I will try to address all the issues and some I can improve on but some are out of my hands. 1. Cornwall Cottage is the name of our home which, as the reviewer points out, has a separate wing divided off and is used as guest accommodation. My own website has a detailed description stating it is a “conjoined” building but some of the 3rd party booking platforms I am listed on do not provide all the details and is something I have tried to address in the past without success. 2. I have tried to create a “home away from home” experience so the “cottage’ is furnished with quality fabrics and fittings and all the comforts a home has to offer but I do accept that we do not all have the same tastes. I have a high number of repeat guests who obviously must like what is offered and those who do not are maybe too polite to say so. 3. The bread I offer is baked in a bread making machine in my own home which enables me to offer guests several varieties to choose from. To provide an “artisan” style bread would be difficult as it would have to be ordered and collected a day prior so would not be as fresh as a loaf made on the day of arrival. 4. I sent a confirmation letter along with a receipt for payment to the guest on the day the booking was made but received no complaint at that time regarding the deposit processed. The letter stated that the booking was for 2 adults only and listed my booking terms. The letter also states that balance payment is due on arrival but when I suggested I fetch my eftpos machine to process payment the guest became agitated and said he would do it later. 5.Cornwall Cottage has 3 beds (1 queen and 2 singles) and if a booking is made for 2 adults, unless notified and time permitting, I may only make up 1 queen and 1 single. When the guests arrived there were 2 extras so I had to rush in and make up another bed and put in extra towels. His attitude was that the cottage has 2 bedrooms so he didn’t see the problem and did not seem to think he would have to pay for extra guests. He also said they would not require breakfast ingredients for their 2nd day of the booking as they would be checking out early to attend a family breakfast so I said I would not charge for that. 6. When I was showing guests into the cottage and explaining a few things the wife asked her husband to fetch their 6/7 year old sons’ ipad as he was very agitated so while husband was fetching it I handed the wife the card from the compendium with the wi-fi password on saying they would need it and she placed it on the cupboard near the kitchen so when guest rang to ask for the password I was able to explain where it was. 7. You state you saw nothing to indicate that the property is “child friendly” as advertised. Clearly visible in the property are a selection of games, puzzles, jigsaw puzzles etc. in the shelves below the TV, a selection of DVDs for children and adults are in the shelves beside the TV and a collection of books for children are on the shelves in the twin bedroom. Children can also help feed the chickens and collect eggs and during your visit a newborn foal was in the paddock straight in front of the cottage with its’ mother but you failed to even notice it. 8. At 9.45am on the morning of check out (not 9.30am as stated) the guest’s vehicle was driving out of the property so I approached the car to be told 2 of the party were taking a sister and her suitcases to Richmond which is a 10-12 minute drive away. I did mention that 10am was checkout knowing that he would not be back by then as a return trip would take the best part of 25 minutes. 9. At 9.55am my husband saw that the guests car had left the property and assuming that all the guests had departed he entered the accommodation wing looking for me. He heard a noise in the bathroom and was extremely embarrassed to find it was a guest still there drying her hair. He apologised and I also went down to the cottage and apologised. 10. At 10.05 the car had not returned but remaining guest had put all their belongings on the front veranda so I asked if I could go in and start stripping beds to begin the washing as I was on a tight schedule that day to prepare the cottage for the next guests arriving. They were flying in on an early flight and wanted to drop off their luggage at 10.30am so they could go off sightseeing for the day. I try to have one room completed for them to put cases in. 11. Guests are requested to wash all their dishes on check out day and place back in the cupboards but dishes were all left on the sink and the whole cottage was left in a very messy state.
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Hi JoAnne, Thank you for your booking at Cornwall Cottage. As we live on site there will be no problem in checking in late. Our address is 368 Richmond Road Cambridge which is on the B31 but should be easy to fund using the GPS in your rental car. There are TVIS signs on the highway indicating the property plus a red reflective sign at the entrance. Look forward to meeting you in October.
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"You have the run of the whole house to yourself."
"The bed was so comfortable. The food provided spectacular. The views amazing and it was so nice and quiet yet close to Richmond"
"Only 1 unit"
"The B&B only accepts one booking at a time - so no worries"
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