Tulendena - The Garden House in Kettering Tasmania
Tulendena The Garden House Kettering Tasmania Australia Self Contained Cottage Retreat B&B Lodgings Accommodations

Hosts: Rik & Trish Whiting

Guestrooms: 2

Address: Tulendena - The Garden House, 29 Bloomsbury Lane, Kettering, Tasmania, Australia 7155

Telephone: +61 3 6267 4348

Fax: +61 3 6267 4383

Activities/Attractions: Kettering is a small fishing town 25km south of Hobart. It is a haven for yachtsmen that explore the wonderful waterways of the D'entrecasteaux Channel. It is the port where a vehicular ferry leaves for the beautiful and historic Bruny Island. Kettering is situated in a bay known as Little Oyster Cove and to the north is another bay known as Oyster Cove. These two places play a profound part in Tasmania's history.

Today the area is noted for its orchards (apples, cherries, pears) and Kettering has become an important service centre for the local farmers. Like so much of the area south of Hobart, it has become a centre for commuters and alternative lifestyle dwellers who find the peacefulness suits them.

Kettering is the centre for fishing in the region. It has two major marinas, South Haven Marina and Oyster Cove Marina, as well as many smaller, privately owned jetties. The Bruny Island Ferry, Mirambeena, runs from Kettering numerous times a day. This service brings many people into Kettering and gives the local shops a roaring trade.

  • Bruny Island is a land apart, an island in time
  • In the north, gentle crescents of golden sand smile, rare birds flit through the eucalypt canopy and Dennes Point's beachside shacks snuggle into the coastal scrub
  • To the south, Adventure Bay is a haven of history
  • The wild Southern Ocean crashes on the sweeping expanse of Cloudy Bay Beach and the Cape Bruny light flashes its message of warning and welcome
  • You can also explore the rugged Bruny coastline on an Adventure cruise, you are more than likely to be joined by pods of friendly dolphins as you discover soaring cliff faces, gliding sea eagles and fur seal colonies
  • During winter there is a good chance you will spot a migrating whale but all year round you are assured of stunning natural beauty, so whether you choose to explore Bruny Island by foot, by car or by sea always keep your camera handy

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Tulendena Garden House

Tulendena Garden House Bedroom

Tulendena Garden House Queen

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Tulendena Garden House Interior

Tulendena Garden House Patio

General Information: Welcome to Tulendena Garden House ... a peaceful self-contained retreat overlooking the D'Entrecasteaux Channel - a birdwatcher's delight. We welcome you to our self-contained garden house in Kettering, Tasmania, Australia ... the ideal place for visiting the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, particularly if you are travelling the Huon Trail, or spending some time on Bruny Island. The property, five acres of landscaped gardens, attracts an abundance of wildlife, including the rare species of bird - the Forty Spotted Pardalote - unique to this part of Tasmania.

Our luxury (non-smoking) accommodation is fully equipped for up to four people and is a tranquil, secluded haven. You will have exclusive access to the Garden House during your stay. Entrance is via your driveway to your own front door which ensures your privacy. Tulendena features:
  • two beautifully designed bedrooms
  • each with luxury queen sized beds that look out over the surrounding gardens
  • the accommodation includes a well appointed bathroom/toilet and separate shower room
  • thermostats control the underfloor heating
  • a fully equipped kitchen caters for all your needs
  • fresh local produce - free-range eggs and fruit in season - is included in the generous complimentary breakfast for your first morning
  • the living room area features a wood heater, comfortable lounge seating, radio and television
  • the living room leads onto the terrace where you can relax and listen to a variety of birdsong and enjoy the beautiful gardens and countryside

Tulendena's location makes it an ideal base for touring the surrounding region. The Huon Valley, the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and the Far South regions of Tasmania offer some of the most beautiful seascapes and mountain scenery in the world, along with fine foods, great wines, crafts, sailing and a range of related activities.

Payment Accepted: Cash or cheque only.

Rates: (Prices quoted in AUD Dollars).