Bruny Vista Accommodation
Waterfront accommodation with spectacular views across Bruny Island, Tasmania
Bruny Vista provides self-contained accommodation with expansive views across the sea, island, forest, mountains and sky; it takes full advantage of the property's magnificent waterfront location. Situated on five acres of pasture and forest, Bruny Vista is the perfect vantage point to watch the sailboats float past, the wildlife graze on pasture and the birds fly overhead.
Snuggled into the hillside with magnificent stone landscaping, you can stroll past the garden beds and fruit trees on your walk to the waterfront. Bruny Vista is home to remnant sclerophyll forest where echidnas, pademelons, wallabies, possums and quolls are to be found, as well as a wide variety of birds. An excellent walking track runs alongside the property boundary which takes you all the way along the Manuka foreshore to Oyster Cove.
Overlooking the village of Kettering, Bruny Vista is a 30 minute scenic drive from Hobart and a two minute drive to Kettering's marina. From there you can drive your car onto the ferry to cross the D'entrecasteaux Channel to Bruny Island.
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With spectacular views across the Channel the two bedroom cottage is simply and tastefully furnished. The open plan kitchen dining and lounge provide a relaxed, warm and cosy atmosphere where you can sit by the fire and watch the ever changing horizon. A luxurious bathroom and newly renovated laundry with substantial double glazing is bathed in sunlight from sunrise to sunset.
Solid timber benchtops, a ceramic glass cooktop, an under bench oven and a two door fridge ensure you'll be able to serve up a culinary delight with fresh Tasmanian produce.
A long leather lounge looking out over the landscape provides all the entertainment you need although this doesn't mean you have to switch off - we have free-to-air TV and complementary wireless internet.
Watch the evening light fall across the sea with your wine glass reflecting the flame of the wood serve up home grown produce and watch the colours in your wine glass mirror the sky.
Under floor heating, a large walk in shower, marble vanity, heated towel rails, heat pump storage hot water and a sunlit frosted glass window provide the luxury and comfort needed for getting out of bed on a winters day.
Open pasture and forest fringe allow Tasmanian wildlife to graze and you are welcome to graze from the vegetable gardens and fruit trees.
Granite sink, solid timber bench, ample storage, washing machine and dryer for damp days when the washing line just wont do!
Magnificent stonework leads you to the studio, deck and barbecue area. The double glazed and fully insulated studio has sliding doors opening onto the deck where you can gaze into the night sky and view the southern aurora. Within a complete kitchen and dining area opens to the living space and the sleeping quarter. The spacious bathroom is luxurious and provides the privacy not often afforded with studio accommodation.
Kettering and Bruny Island have an abundance of forest trails and coastal walks through biodiverse habitats and magnificent terrain. At certain times of the year even whales are sighted on the Manuka foreshore track in front of Bruny Vista.
The world is your fresh Tasmanian oyster: In Kettering you can play cricket on the village green, hike to Deadman's Point, cycle the steep terrain, take a refreshing dip in the channel, kayak, play tennis or put your feet up at the pub.
Kettering provides inspiration for many artists and crafts people. Regular concerts, art exhibitions and community events are held in the local hall. There are also Open Studio days where you are able to visit the work places and homes of the many talented individuals in the Channel.
Bruny Vista offers a natural haven for wildlife - wallabies, pademelons, quolls, echidnas, seals, penguins and many varieties of birds including wedge-tailed and sea eagles are never far away.
Tasmania's rich soil, fresh air and clean water create premium produce. The property has an enclosed vegetable garden, apricot, nectarine and cherry trees, as well as several raised hugelkultur beds for herbs and garden produce.
Sail across the Channel to Bruny Island and beyond on a chartered sailing trip with SailTas or simply watch the sailing regattas from the vantage of Bruny Vista.
"We were really delighted by the cottage! The view is wonderful, and wallabies popping their heads up out of the grass in the field below in the morning and late afternoon added another "aaaah" factor." - Keith