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"Our hosts Sue & Derek ensured the Cottage had everything I mean everything you could ever need from tea bags to cottonbuds to a bowl of easter eggs. Even things we had not even thought of were there. It was a very relaxing place to come home to each day after sightseeing all day. We wish we could of stayed for a couple more weeks. "
Guest rating: 5/5  - Wayne, VIC - April 12

"We found the Hide Away Cottage to be a very relaxing and enjoyable place to stay. It was far beyond our expectations and we really appreciated all the little extras which were supplied - even down to the lovely peonies on the dining table and the soft music playing when we arrived. Our hosts went out of their way to make us comfortable and welcome."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Jim and Pam, ACT - November 11

"A wonderful cottage furnished just beautifully. The outdoor area brilliant for the kids to have some space to run around in. Look forward to staying again."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Suzanne - October 11

"Exceeded our expectation above an beyond. A million little touches that made our stay wonderful and with an added touch of luxury. This is very appreciated when you are travelling with children!"
Guest rating: 5/5  - Kay - July 11

"Our host were marvelously welcoming, the cottage was described by our two year old as 'The Three Bears Cottage', the grounds were lovely for a stroll, and the sheep were hand fed by our children. Perfect!"
Guest rating: 5/5  - Stephen - June 11

"From the moment we walked through the door, we knew we would enjoy our stay. A very charming and welcoming cottage- we loved all the homely touches. The tranquil surroundings and very friendly, helpful hosts made our time at Hide-away Cottage a pleasant experience. Can't wait to return for a longer stay."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Sebastian, VIC - April 11

"A very relaxing and comfortable holiday"
Guest rating: 5/5  - Louis, VIC - April 11

"The whole place enveloped you at first sight. It was welcoming, warm and friendly. Just fantastic."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Graham, NSW - March 11

"A very relaxing break.The location is great for exploring the North West and down to Cradle Mtn. The little touches made it very homely and the cottage is well equipped.The garden is fantastic for kids. We didn't want to leave."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Angela, VIC - September 10

"We enjoyed 4 wonderful nights at Hideaway during our honeymoon. The place is beautiful and the special treats as we walked in the door, such as a CD playing and the wood fire burning made us feel so special. A great place to spend a few lazy days (like we did) or for exploring the surrounding countryside. We will be back."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Chris, NSW - May 10

"We throughly enjoyed our stay at this charming little cottage. We were able to relax and enjoy the many places of interest not far from the Cottage. Sue and Derek are lovely people who have made it a place to return to. "
Guest rating: 5/5  - Margaret, QLD - May 10

"Very comfortable and warm cottage with a great space outside for the kids."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Paul, NSW - May 10

"Our hosts could not have been more helpful, loving and compassionate with myself, my 10 year old daughter and 12 year old son with mobility and memory problems. Nothing was too much trouble and the accommodation was so comfortable and friendly I would love to go back.
Tiffany, from Willunga, South Australia"
Guest rating: 5/5  - Tiffany , SA - March 10

"Very pleasant. The Cottage was well located, reasonably-priced and perfect for a family with two small children."
Guest rating: 4/5  - Jen, TASMANIA - January 10

"Lovely cottage, nice surroundings. A pleasure to stay in. "
Guest rating: 4/5  - Fiona, VIC - January 10

"This was our second visit as we enjoyed our first so much.We were not disappointed in any way and again very much recommended destination."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Colin, QLD - October 09

"We Had a great stay Winsome and Bill were the best hosts we have ever had they were so considerate and they gave us many unexpected treats. Bill always made sure there was pleny of firewood and Winsome kept up the laundry service we never had to ask for anything was all supplied.The cottage is very well equiped and it is so very cosy and warm We recomend the cattoage to anyone who needs a break "
Guest rating: 5/5  - Alison, VIC - August 09

"Excellent value accommodation in which everything was provided. Comfortable and clean. Slight down side was the heating which struggled to provide adequate heat on cold witer nights."
Guest rating: 4/5  - Geoff, SOUTH AUSTRALIA - June 09

" Quiet, country location.
Very welcoming and hospitable hosts, who gladly offered extra ball playing equipment for our 2 sons to enjoy hitting balls around the spacious yard.
The house was well equipped with lovely crisp linen, spa bath and atmospheric music "
Guest rating: 5/5  - Penny, NSW - January 09

"Comfortable, quiet accommodation with lots of little extras that were very much appreciated."
Guest rating: 4/5  - Vivienne, NSW - November 08

"We had a very restfull time at Hide-Away cottage. Very peacful and comfortable."
Guest rating: 4/5  - Mary-Ellen, VIC - October 08

"Very nice cottage and had a fantastic feel to it ,had every thing you could possible need or want ,Very clean, heaps of towels. I would have paid more for the stay.Everything was very close water falls,beach ,Bush ,loved it
Regards The Young Family"
Guest rating: 5/5  - Colin, VICTORIA - September 08

"We had a lovely 2 nights at Hide-away Cottage Retreat - just wished we had longer. Loved the cottage and surrounds, just perfect for family holidays especially - so much room and every inclusion you could wish for. Our thanks to the owners - your hospitality was wonderful! Sonya & Graham PHILIP, NEWCASTLE NSW"
Guest rating: 5/5  - GRAHAM, NSW - July 08

"The Hideaway Cottage Retreat was absolutely A1 we couldn't fault a thing. It was just like walkng in to our own home so beautifully decorated, the kitchen had everything appliance we needed to cook and cater for our stay, the beds were very comfortable with beautiful linens and a huge cupboard of thick bath towels (not just 1 each and hope they dry), beautiful thick bath robes, a cupboard of games a trampoline and bush swing to keep the kids entertained. The owners lit us a fire while we were out to keep the cottage warm and had dry wood in a basket at the door for us for during the night. The owners have thought of everything you would possibily need for a very peaceful and relaxing stay - congratulations 10/10 - we will be back and so will our friends - and thanks TakeABreak for allowing us to find this little piece of heaven"
Guest rating: 5/5  - Melissa, NSW - July 08

"The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped."
Guest rating: 3/5  - Terry, QLD - April 08

"Very comfortable, cosy cottage. A home away from home. The owners have thought of everthing. We loved our stay there.
Excellent value for money with good discount for longer stays.

Guest rating: 5/5  - Coombs, TAS - March 08

"We loved the Cottage as soon as we walked through the door.It was comfortable with plenty of space and everything provided.The owners were helpful but not intrusive and had really thought of comforts to make our stay a joy. We did not want to leave and wished we ahd booked for longer. Sylvia & Ben bolt"
Guest rating: 4/5  - Sylvia, WEST SUSSEX - March 08

"This accommodation is the secret not to share with others. Bill and Winsome have set up a most comfortable accn that has every conceivable thing you will need considered. We stayed in both nights for our meals to enjoy the comfort of the place as much as possible. Hosts are very welcoming and made us feel at home. We will go back. Great value for money and suitable for either a couple or a family."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Peter & Sally, ACT - February 08

"What more could I add to these comments that haven't already been said, nothing, as its all been said. All I can do is reinterate how great the accomodation is, the views, the animals and our hosts Bill and Winsome. If your looking for a wonderful quiet holiday then don't pass this place up. Sheryl Queensland Feb 07."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Sheryl, QLD - February 08

"The best accommodation we ever had! It was so nice that we didn't want to go and explore the area, just stay at the cottage and relax. Highly recommended."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Keren, VIC - January 08

"What a great family getaway.The kids loved all the activities outside, especially the swing in the tree. Inside the cottage everything had been thought of, a true home away from home. The hosts were friendly and very helpful.
Thanks for a great time.
Guest rating: 5/5  - Phillippa, QLD - December 07

Guest rating: 5/5  - Eric, QUEENSLAND - December 07

"Our stay was all that we hoped for-a quiet retreat and very relaxing.The surroundings were extremely tranquil and all requirements well catered for.Great access to popular features in the area and no hesitation in recommending to friends who might plan a visit."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Linda, QUEENSLAND - November 07

"Great place to stay with very welcoming hosts.
Attention to detail superb."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Tania, WA - September 07

"Beautiful,relaxing accomodation. Very clean,comfortable and well furnished with friendly hosts. We would have to stay weeks to read all the books and watch all the videos on hand. We felt at home immediatly."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Barry, TAS - September 07

"It was a beautiful peaceful place to stay. Everything was thought of from the wood constantly being refilled for the fire place to the house being spotless.Bill evan made a placemat for my husband for his 30th Birthday ( so thoughtful) and he came around with dvd's for our daughter. Just a wonderful place to stay. I recommend it to anyone wanting to get away from the rat race just to relax."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Carlie, TASMANIA - September 07

"Sorry this is late! again!! Things get so hectic when you get back from holidays, things tend to get away from you. We could not appreciate our stay enough, thats why we keep coming back!!! I'm not going to spoil it for anyone but you must visit the Hide Away Cottage and all it's wonderful surprises it has in store for you. Not to mention the hosts will be the best you've ever met, the little touches they create each visit add homeyness and tranquility that you never want to leave. I don't think I've ever stayed anywhere that makes you feel like your not away from the comforts of your own home and surroundings. I know I'm usually relieved to be home from holidays but we were so sad to leave we didn't want to go back home. We are still looking for work over there so you never know one day we might just get back there permanently, if not we would love to see you again soon when we can get more holidays. Take care Winsome & Bill.

Sarah & Scott
Albury NSW"
Guest rating: 5/5  - Scott, NSW - September 07

"Well located, quiet, peaceful cottage well equipped for all of our needs! We arrived late at night, tired and cranky in the rain, and found the fire lit, soft music playing and beautiful fairy lights lighting up the beautiful cottage. I've been all over Europe, parts of Asia and Australia, and this is the best accommodation I've ever stayed in. I highly recommend Bill and Winsome's property. Thank you so much. "
Guest rating: 5/5  - Amy, NSW - July 07

"Very comfortable with excellent furnishings.
Quiet setting, peaceful surrounds. Friendly operators who provided very good service. Good value.
Will be returning."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Ross, Q - May 07

"The hideaway cottage was such a surprise package. I thought I had actually come to the wrong place. Could such a beautiful cottage with soft fairy lights, ambient music playing and the log fire burning be a cottage reserved for temporary guests!? But it was indeed. The feeling that we were staying in a very special place is still with us now. Thank you to Bill and Winsome for such a lovely stay."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Sarah, NSW - May 07

"Absolutely fantastic. Every little detail thought of. Amazingly welcoming hosts who not only welcomed us but our screaming toddler! Do not give this a miss if you have children - its a perfect relaxing haven for you while they run about and play on all the equipment provided. We loved every minute!"
Guest rating: 5/5  - Skye, SA - March 07

"My apologies for taking so long to reply to this feedback but I wanted to have something really inspiring to say about the cottage. Left me speechless- truly breathtaking. It would take far too long for me to write all the good things about it. To mention all the words to describe how the whole place made us feel would be impossible!!!!! ;) Winsome & Bill did so much for us in preparation of our arrival (I wonít spoil the surprises.) The property was the most extraordinary place we have been to ever!!!!!! Overwhelming to think of the effort they must go through in running such a beautifully set-up, well thought out cosy place. We wished we could have stayed there forever. We would have been pleased even if we could have just stayed another night or two but we already had pre-booked accommodation for our remaining 3 nights. Unfortunately we had to reluctantly move on and say goodbye to the only place that has felt as comfortable as home in our travels. We are hoping to come back down in November this year and stay a week this time. I just have to organise the expenses but Iíll be booking very soon.

Kind regards,
Sarah & Scott
Guest rating: 5/5  - Scott, NSW - March 07

"Accommodation was just beautiful, very clean and attention to detail in the decor does not go unnoticed; kind and helpful hosts; Cottage is very close to house of hosts, however privacy is respected"
Guest rating: 5/5  - Lara, S.A. - February 07

"Our stay at Hide-away Cottage was wonderful. Winsome and Bill made it very personal without being intrusive. So close to Burnie but tranquil and with a real country feel. From the great selection of CD's, DVD's, suggestions on places to visit, lovely china and furnishings, the welcome note - they had thought of everything. It spoilt us for the rest of our stay in Tasmania. "
Guest rating: 5/5  - Robyn, QUEENSLAND - February 07

"We stayed at Hide-away cottage from 27.12.06 till 01.01.07. It was the great place to stay. Accommodation is just 5+, service is not less. We enjoyed every minute being in the house and out. The furniture, dishes, beds, music - everything was fantastic. Kids had a ball playing outside on the playground and jumping on the trampoline or playing with the dog. We had a ball having a cup of coffee in the beds of flowers outside or just having relaxing spa. The owners even had a photo of the property with our name on it, which we forgot to take with us. They sent it to our home address. That was very surprising. Thank you very much for that. Now that photo stands on our desk and reminds us about our great holiday in Tasmania. If you are going in Tasmania or just want to visit the Burnie area, I strongly recommend Hide-away Cottage to anyone. Whether you have a family or just a couple you will enjoy every minute of that house."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Irina, NSW - January 07

"Very pleasant, provided very well for a family stay over Christmas. Very comfortable beds, great for children, friendly welcoming hosts, plenty of crockery and cutlery. Very affordable and good quality accommodation"
Guest rating: 4/5  - Heather, TASMANIA - December 06

"excellent, perfect place for a few days relaxation; extraordinary hospitality; very thoughtful and accommodating of requests;
would definitely go back"
Guest rating: 5/5  - Gary, NSW - November 06

"Excellent, the best accommodation we had during our two weeks in Tassie. Friendly hosts, families well catered for. Very homely."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Jodie, SA - October 06

"This retreat was more than we expected and the attention to detail and guest comfort was incredible. Hide a away Cottage Retreat is truly a hidden paradise that has now been discovered and we appreciated all that it offered and we rate the overall offer as excellent. Thank you for the opportunity of sharing in your secret hidden retreat "
Guest rating: 4/5  - Neville, VICTORIA - October 06

"Linda and I spent 3 wonderful weeks touring Tassie and it wasn't long enough. We stayed in a variety of accommodation and I can say without reservation that Bill and Winsome were by far the nicest hosts we encountered, the cottage was perfect. Everything worked, the kitchen "great", loved the spa, the bed was so comfortable I wanted to take it home and when you come home late after a days sightseeing feeling happy but cold you find Bill has lit the fire for you "wonderful". The cottage was better than a home away from home. We will be back sometime in 2008 for a longer stay and have encouraged friends to book their stay in Tassie with Bill and Winsome at Hide-away Cottage Retreat. "
Guest rating: 5/5  - Gary, QLD - September 06

"What can I say but awesome, so clean, quiet and peaceful,lovely hosts, great price.
Cathy Smith 10/10"
Guest rating: 5/5  - Catherine, TAS - July 06

"What do you say about perfection! This place is truely magical. The hide-away cottage is the best ever self contained accommodation I have come across. The house is gorgeous with everything you need and more available. This house caters to both couples and families in all ways possible. The hosts Bill and Winsome are fabulous and make your stay one that you are sure to remember. It is the perfect place to recharge and rediscover how great life really is. Thank you both and keep doing exactly what you are doing, its wonderful.
With warm regards Jodie and Ben from Sydney."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Jodie, NSW - June 06

"We had an excellent stay at Hide-away Cottage Retreat. We were in the area on business and the retreat suited us after a long day's work. It was nice to get back in the evening and find a roaring fire had warmed the place up. The accommodation was excellent and would be a great retreat for couples or small families. It looks as though both would be well catered for, both in accommodation, surrounds, down to board games, music and books. It was definitely value for money and the service and little touches were great."
Guest rating: 5/5  - David, SA - June 06

"This five star cottage and top notch facilities will suit everyone!
Bill and Winsome have added so many extras to this cottage that make it a dream resort away from home. They were delightful hosts who welcomed our family and made our stay very comfortable. "
Guest rating: 5/5  - Veronique, VICTORIA - May 06

"Our stay at Hide-away Cottage Retreat was as nice a place to stay as we have encountered.
Hosts Bill & Winsome made us feel very welcome and the retreat has everything you need to have a great holiday.Our two small children had endless fun whilst we were there and we were able to relax as well. Just great"
Guest rating: 5/5  - DOUG, WA - February 06

"To say the cottage is like a home away from home uynderstates its attractiveness. The hosts are hospitable and kind; the situation is quiet, peaceful, and restful; the value is keen; and overall it is a placxe we would like to revisit."
Guest rating: 5/5  - Louis, VIC - December 05