Caroline Clements

Aplite House

  • Where:
  • Why:A catch up with interstate friends
  • When:March 2021
  • Who:Me, @dillon.sr, Leo, and friends Bing, Miles and Wren
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Aplite House Aplite House in all its glory under the gumtrees

Aplite House in all its glory under the gumtrees

Aplite House Bedroom 1

Bedroom 1

Aplite House Hallway between bedrooms

Hallway between bedrooms

Aplite House Coffee on the deck

Coffee on the deck

Aplite House Looking out across national park views

Looking out across national park views

Aplite House The sunny living room

The sunny living room

Aplite House The house from above at dusk

The house from above at dusk

Aplite House Sunset drinks.

Sunset drinks.

Aplite House The ultimate eco retreat with friends

The ultimate eco retreat with friends

Aplite House Cooking together in the open plan kitchen/living room

Cooking together in the open plan kitchen/living room

Highs & Lows

  • The Location. This house is located on a 200-acre block on the fringes of the beautiful Freycinet National Park on Tasmania’s east coast.

  • The design. Incredible eco design built by the owner. This house runs off a passive solar system and is quite minimalist in design. Light streams into the living area in the afternoon, heating the whole house. There are nooks to soak up the sun and places to hide from it. The open living space is very communal, perfect for two small families.

  • The afternoon sun. It hits the back decks, perfect for sunset drinks.

  • The wildlife. Watch out for native wallabies, kangaroos and wombats wandering around the property.

  • A bath tub! Having one would really top things off.

  • The 2km driveway, but this could also be a good thing, it’s very isolated and quiet.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 43/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Eco House (not really a hotel)

  • Vibe

    Peace and serenity on a 20- acre bush block

  • Location

    Blissfully off the grid

  • Rooms

    2

  • Arrival Experience

    A 2km drive through the property to the house

  • Future Forward

    An eco/off-grid dwelling — solar panels, rain water, sustainable material used in the build

  • Music

    Kevin Morby

  • Year Opened

    2015

  • Designed By

    Stephen Geason, who was the architect working with Dock 4

  • Health & Wellness

    The hikes and swims of Freycinet National Park right on your doorstep

  • Food

    BYO

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    No

  • Minibar & Retail

    No

  • Accessibility

    N/A

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Splash out getaway weekend

  • Website

    Visit website

Aplite House

Aplite House

845 Coles Bay Rd, Friendly Beaches TAS 7215, Australia

Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay TAS, Australia

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The Ice Creamery

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Fish and Chips at The Gulch

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In the Area

Hotel Location 845 Coles Bay Rd, Friendly Beaches TAS 7215, Australia

Freycinet National Park is on the east coast of Tasmania in Australia. It comprises a peninsula and granite mountain range known as The Hazards. Walking trails lead up to a lookout for panoramic views over Wineglass Bay. White stretches of sand include the Friendly Beaches. Honeymoon and Sleepy bays form secluded coves. Coles Bay is a small nearby town with a strip of shops.

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