"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."
- Jim and Pam, ACT - November
"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."
- 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
- 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
- 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."
- Sebastian, VIC - April 11
"A very relaxing and comfortable holiday"
- Louis, VIC - April 11
"The whole place enveloped you at first sight. It was welcoming,
warm and friendly. Just fantastic."
- 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."
- 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
- 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. "
- Margaret, QLD - May 10
"Very comfortable and warm cottage with a great space outside
for the kids."
- 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"
- Tiffany , SA - March 10
"Very pleasant. The Cottage was well located, reasonably-priced
and perfect for a family with two small children."
- Jen, TASMANIA - January 10
"Lovely cottage, nice surroundings. A pleasure to stay in. "
- 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
- 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 "
- 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."
- Geoff, SOUTH AUSTRALIA - June
" 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 "
- Penny, NSW - January 09
"Comfortable, quiet accommodation with lots of little extras
that were very much appreciated."
- Vivienne, NSW - November 08
"We had a very restfull time at Hide-Away cottage. Very peacful
- 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"
- Colin, VICTORIA - September
"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"
- 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"
- Melissa, NSW - July 08
"The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped."
- 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.
- 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"
- Sylvia, WEST SUSSEX - March
"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."
- Peter & Sally, ACT - February
"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
- 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."
- 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.
- Phillippa, QLD - December 07
- Eric, QUEENSLAND - December
"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."
- Linda, QUEENSLAND - November
"Great place to stay with very welcoming hosts.
Attention to detail superb."
- 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."
- 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."
- Carlie, TASMANIA - September
"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
- 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. "
- 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."
- 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."
- 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!"
- 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.
Sarah & Scott
- 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
- 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. "
- Robyn, QUEENSLAND - February
"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."
- 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"
- Heather, TASMANIA - December
"excellent, perfect place for a few days relaxation;
extraordinary hospitality; very thoughtful and accommodating of
would definitely go back"
- Gary, NSW - November 06
"Excellent, the best accommodation we had during our two weeks
in Tassie. Friendly hosts, families well catered for. Very
- 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 "
- Neville, VICTORIA - October
"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
- Gary, QLD - September 06
"What can I say but awesome, so clean, quiet and peaceful,lovely
hosts, great price.
Cathy Smith 10/10"
- 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."
- 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."
- David, SA - June 06
"This five star cottage and top notch facilities will suit
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
- 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"
- 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."
- Louis, VIC - December 05