TAS : AIRBNB – Grand Designs at Turners Beach
One of the most heartwarming parts of our travels has been the generosity of my blog followers. We have been offered driveways to park in, farms to explore and promises of baked goods and good chats if a coffee date ever eventuates.
We’ve also been gifted airbnb accommodation of the most lovely kind; beautiful, spacious homes that offer a welcome reprieve to regular van life.
When Amanda from Grand Designs at Turners Beach in Tasmania got in touch, I was delighted. I had seen glimpses of the home, as feature on Australian Grand Designs, via instagram and when the opportunity arose to stay there we literally jumped at the chance. Funnily enough, we actually watched the Grand Designs episode whilst we were there – strange and wonderful!
Located in Turners Beach on Tasmania’s NW Coast (an easy 10 minute drive from Devonport), the home was consciously built with the gumtrees and landscape in mind. It hovers gently above the ground and essentially celebrates nature; the floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights and 3metre long glass door brings the outside in; an ideal solution to Tasmania’s long winters. Indeed, you could never feel claustrophobic here.
The interior is simple and considered; bespoke fittings, high ceilings and a luxurious kitchen and bathroom make for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.
There are three bedrooms sleeping six, a large communal kitchen/dining/lounge space and a big backyard blooming with Australian natives. When you look at the house from the outside in, it’s hard not to be impressed by the way it seamlessly sits on the land; the combination of timber and corrugated iron has weathered to mimic the green and grey of the leaves, grasses and bark.
Amanda has stocked the pantry with cooking essentials, she gifts homemade jams and local honey so you can indulge in tea and toast on arrival and the house has everything you could possible need for the kids including a highchair, child-friendly kitchenware and books and blocks to play with.
If you’re visiting, make sure you walk around the corner to nearby Turners Beach Berry Patch for delicious coffee, food and berry picking. The beach is also walking distance and as is common for this stretch of the Tassie coast, the water is pristine and the landscape rugged and beautiful. Indulge in a long breakfast or lunch at La Mar Cafe and, if you’re after daytrip recommendations, Cradle Mountain, Penguin and Boat Harbour are all within an hour from the house.
If a spacious, beautiful home near the sea sounds just right for your next getaway, I highly recommend Grand Designs Turners Beach. It’s so lovely that you won’t want to leave.