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Staying at Herons Rise

Herons Rise offers guests two well appointed self-contained cottages for couples, families and friends travelling together. These delightful cottages are situated within the peaceful grounds of Herons Rise Vineyard. We value our very special property and strive to manage it in an environmentally responsible way.

Stay a night or longer, using Herons Rise as a base to really experience this spectacular region of Tasmania. Many of our guests take up our offer of seven nights for the price of six.

We also supply generous breakfast provisions (locally-produced where possible), including fresh home-made bread and eggs from our free-range chooks. In addition, we stock a basket of reasonably priced snacks and dinner provisions for those who come unprepared and who wish to eat 'at home'.

Guest reviews

9.5/10...BOOKING.COM GUEST REVIEW AWARD FOR 2016...9.5/10

Congratulations on winning a Booking.com Guest Review Award 2016!

Your outstanding average score is the outcome of months of consistently glowing reviews, each one reflecting another great guest experience that you created.

Every time you went the extra mile. Every time you helped a stranger feel at home. Every time you made someone's day. These little moments left a big impression on guests - and it showed in the reviews they gave you.

Thank you for sharing your hard work, dedication and passion with so many guests in 2016. It's a real privilege to have you as a partner.

Here's to another happy and successful year ahead!


Kevin Bailey and party (Australia) 12 August 2017

Helen, thank you for your friendly and warm (fire-lit) greeting. Nothing could be bettered. We will return for a longer stay. Kevin and party.

Lily Mu and party (China) 9 August 2017

Dear Helen- thank you. We like your house very much and you are so lovely. Kind regards. Lily

Chanelle and Luke (Melbourne) 6 August 2017

The peace and quiet was lovely to wake up to. We had a delightful stay. We enjoyed relaxing by the fire, enjoying the Pinot Noir and a home-cooked meal (great idea with the pantry). We will definitely be recommending to our friends in Melbourne. Cheers Chanelle and Luke

Chris and Suzie Grant (Launceston) 22 - 24 July 2017

Dear Helen - thank you so much for a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing stay. The Wine Loft was the perfect accommodation for our short getaway. Its the small things that make the stay even more wonderful, such as the lovely flower arrangements and warm toasty fire already burning on our arrival. We would love to visit again. Kind regards Chris and Suzie

Wendy and Ian Gibney (Brisbane)16 - 20 July 2017

Fab accommodation and fantastic location. Enjoyed our stay very much. The Studio was fantastic. Great time to visit Tassie in the winter. Loved it. Cheers Wendy and Ian Brisbane

Sandra, Phil, Caitlin and Cassie (Tasmania) 16 July 2017

Dear Helen. The Loft is lovely. Well done on this unique accommodation. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay. We would definitely stay here if we return to this area. Warm regards Sandra, Phil, Caitlin and Cassie

Marita and David Harriss (Australia) 13-15 July 2017

Wonderful warm and welcoming cottage. A magical place to stay. Your hospitality was first class. Thank you, Helen - will definitely be passing on this address to family and friends. Thank you. Marita and David

Georgia and Patsy (Melbourne and Launceston) 9 July 2017

Dear Helen - thank you for your beautiful warm welcome, 50th birthday message and wish on your notice board, and a lovely wee surprise on entering this magic, enchanting warm abode, with a glowing fire, beautiful aromatherapy surrounding smell and relaxing music. Felt like I was having a massage and living the life of a hobbit - lots of creature comforts. Thank you so much for the delightful birthday chocolates. We tried to eat them mindfully, but they were too divine and we gorged them.

I feel so relaxed and my spirit nourished - played guitar on the balcony, overlooking this serene, peaceful view. Paradise! Thank you again for your warm an thoughtful hospitality. Georgia and Patsy.

Vanda, Beris, Don and the children (Australia) 1-7 July 2017

A lovely warm cottage and a most enjoyable stay. We appreciated Helen;s many kindnesses and felt very welcome. A beautiful setting and lovely surroundings. Thank you! Vanda, Beros, Don and the children

Hugh and Mickie (Melbourne) 3 - 4 July 2017

We absolutely loved our stay at Herons Rise - there are so many things to do in the area, but reading in front of the fire, with such a peaceful view was hard to beat. Helen did a fantastic job of making us feel comfortable. A highlight was the delivery of freshly-baked bread to go with our eggs in the morning!* The in-house grocery shelf was a great idea. We appreciated Helen's advice to visit the Huon Valley - for out-of-towners this was very helpful. Grandvewe Cheesery was another treat from our stay.*[for B&B guests only]

Greg and Brenda Tate (Australia) 1 - 2 July 2017

Loved this place. We would highly recommend the Studio to anyone. Great location in Kettering, vineyard setting is peaceful. We loved our stay here. Everything is provided for by Helen - kitchen, bathroom, living area, wood supply. Nothing has been missed. Wood heater does a great job, north facing windows make it hard to leave and do things if it's a sunny morning. Winter was cold, but this place is the right place to stay on a cold night. Thank you for your hospitality and thoughtfulness. We loved it. Greg and Brenda Tate

Annabelle Cooper/Morrison, Henry and Wendy (Tasmania) 24 June 2017

Thanks, Helen. We thoroughly enjoyed the Wine Loft. It was comfortable and warm, with great views. We were only sorry we didn't have more time to spend here. Annabelle, Henry and Wendy

Heather, Jan and Claire (Melbourne) 27 June 2017

Thank you so much, Helen! This place is absolutely stunning and your hospitality and attention to detail made our stay all the more perfect. Can't wait to come back and enjoy the fire and view again. One night is definitely not enough. Until next time...Heather, Jan and Claire

Anna Hill, Joe and Shauna (Byron Bay, NSW) 21 June 2017

Dear Helen, Thank you so much! We loved our stay at Herons Rise Wine Loft - it will definitely be one of our most memorable places in Tasmania. We loved the fire place and waking up to the frost outside. The Wine Loft is very comfortable. If every we travel back to Kettering, we will definitely be visiting you again. Thank you for being so accommodating. Anna, Joe and Shauna

Andrew, Vanessa, Sophie and Adele (Tasmania) 17 June 2017

Hi Helen. Everything was perfect! Thanks very much. We will certainly be back. Kind regards Andrew, Vanessa, Sophie and Adele

Brichelle Cheyne (Pretoria, South Africa) 16 June 2017

Dear Helen - I am so glad to have found this spot in paradise. You have done an amazing job to make it so cosy for all to stay...so much attention to detail. Really wish we could have stayed longer. Dit was baie lekker! Brichelle (SA) and Alex (Victoria)

J. Patterson(Queensland) 11-14 June 2017

Arrived at dusk at Herons Rise Vineyard Accommodation. Even on entering the building, we were delighted to be welcomed by the warm glow of flickering firelight, the feeling of privacy and peace that this building imbued, with such care and attention presented to its guests. Very welcome to us after several days of travelling - quickly settled in, J. delighting in responsibility for the fireplace, selecting chunks of wood from ample supplies in the shed at ground level. Winter - a choice time to appreciate this peace, elegant window design enhancing the joy of being part of the landscape. Everything clean, tidy - DELIGHTFUL! Thank you, Helen

Simon and Edith Heron (Australia) 10 June 2017

Thank you - the welcome we received and local information provided was exceptional (the local Vietnamese for dinner was a definite hit!). The log fire was amazing and the Loft is very comfortable. The view to the sunrise was a great start to the morning. Cheers Simon and Edith.

Rajeev, Mukta and Ridhime (Melbourne) 4 - 5 June 2017

Everything here is just perfect. Lovely people, peaceful place, beautiful accommodation where everything is taken care of. Would surely recommend to friends and have to come back. Thanks. Rajeev, Mukta and Ridhime from Melbourne

I love this place because it's beautiful and cosy! It's nice and it's got a little fire! I really want to stay! But I must go back home. See you soon! Thanks a lot! Ridhima.

A.M. (Australia) 25-27 May 2017

All the lovely attention to details - the generous supply of towels, the provisions cupboard, the beautiful linen, the tiny glass of port and that fire! - made my stay at The Studio truly wonderful...not to mention the most beautiful handwritten welcome note I've ever read. Thank you, Helen. It's paradise. A.M.

Zane and Saria Pinner (Hobart) 26 May 2017

Thank you, Herons Rise, for providing a cost and romantic setting for us (celebrating our 20th anniversary)! A really lovely place to stay. Thank you for our lovely welcome. A lot of thought and care has gone into making Herons Rise loft so welcoming and well-equipped for a cosy getaway. Saria and Zane

PS: Thank you to the ducks for their symphonic accompaniment to our eve - very melodic yodelling!

Jess, Jinny and Freya (Tasmania and Sydney) 25 May 2017

We had a fantastic stay - a perfect location for a relaxing getaway with friends. The facilities and grounds were wonderful. Thank you for the extra touches and for lighting the fire before we arrived. Herons Rise is idyllic! We will definitely recommend to our family and friends - thank you!! Jess, Jinny and Freya

Glen and Jo Marriott (Australia) 22 and 23 May 2017

It was so lovely we stayed an extra night. Just perfect! Thank you. Jo and Glen

Roger and Lucy (NSW Australia) 20 May 2017

Thank you, Helen. Had a beautiful stay. You're very thoughtful and generous. enjoyed your wine and chocolates. Would recommend to anybody. Peaceful and very quiet as well. Kind regards - Roger and Lucy

Michelle, Ian and Mary Vett (Brisbane and Canberra) 16 May 2017

What a way to finish a marvellous holiday - the best place yet - fire, views, surroundings, ambience, history, trees, clouds, sunrise all splendid. Many thank for a great swansong. A special place. Mary Vett

Just the most welcoming and comfortable accommodation in Tassie, I think. A perfect finale to our week-long Tassie sojourn. Everything's so thoughtfully included and beautifully done. A perfect base from which to explore. We'll be back! Thank you, Helen. Michelle and Ian Vett.

Tim and Collie (Australia) 12 + 13 May 2017

Beautiful place, lovely welcome. What a peaceful, luxurious retreat - thank you. Such lovely welcoming touches - flowers, chocolate, fire - pure bliss. Thank you for a lovely stay. Tim and Collie

Chris and Andrew (Australia) 6 May 2017

I came to Tassie to experience this! Many thanks. Memory locked in.

Gary and Barb Rankin (Adelaide) 4-6 May 2017

Wonderful accommodation in an idyllic setting, surrounded by trees, water, peace an serenity. Herons Rise is a true gem and we have had a wonderful stay here. There is such a sense of peace, calm and tranquillity - we actually don't want to leave! Helen, you have thought of everything in terms of guests' comfort and we did not want for anything. We greatly appreciated the attention to detail in bathroom products to goodies available for purchase. The beautiful wood heater did a fantastic job and kept us toasty warm! We would love to bring our South Australian friends back to your beautiful property.

Thank you also for your 'food' advice, Helen - we ate at Pashas and Grandvewe and absolutely loved both.

Thank you so much for creating paradise and sharing it with is - much appreciated! We will definitely return and, hopefully, with friends. Gary and Barb.

Curran Duffy (Chicago, USA) 30 April 2017

I was blown away by how beautiful this property and Loft are - very cosy and welcoming, and incredible value for what's provided! This has definitely been the best place I've stayed at while in Tassie. Thank you so much for the great hospitality! Curran

Nick, Clare and Nicole (Sydney) 29 April 2017

Thank you so much, Helen - what a wonderful stay! You made it incredibly personal and the place [Studio] was full of character with your notes, advice (excellent, I might add), treats and nibbles! Would recommend 10/10! Nick, Clare and Nicole

Alex, Anthony and Ned (Australia) 26 - 28 April 2017

Dear Helen - thank you so very much for creating such a beautiful, serene and comfortable place for us to stay. The Wine Loft is a beautiful building and a lot of care has been given. The vases of fresh flowers were lovely, as were the breakfast provisions and merry fire for the day we arrived. We have enjoyed our stay with you so much - the highlight of our days have been arriving home to enjoy the fire, views and tasteful comforts of the Wine Loft. What a joy! If I could, this is exactly the way I would choose to have my own home. Thank you for sharing it with us. Alex and Anthony (and little Ned).

Anna and Chris (Melbourne) 24 April 2017

Thank you, Helen, for a fantastic stay. We loved visiting the property and staying in the Studio cottage. It was so homely and comfortable, with a lovely warm fire on arrival! We will definitely be back. Anna and Chris

Paul, Jackie and Max Yow (Canberra) 22 April 2017

To Helen, Miriam and Russel - it has been great staying in your beautiful place. It has been very restful and relaxing - just what we were longing for! Beautiful setting and everything that we needed. Hopefully next time we will be able to stay for than just one night. Kind regards - Paul, Jackie and Max.

Myles and Adam (Melbourne) 20 - 22 April 2017

Thank you, Helen, for a wonderful stay! We thoroughly enjoyed our three nights here and hope to stay with you again when next in southern Tasmania. We wish you all the best with Herons Rise and thank you again for your warm hospitality. Myles and Adam

Niki and Coco (Blue Mountains, NSW) 20 April 2017

Dear Helen, Miriam and Russel

Thank you for your generosity and hospitality...it was wonderful to see you again and we feel so privileged to have stayed on this beautiful property. We want to move and live in this loft!!!

We can't think of anything more that this Wine Loft requires. Your attention to detail and all that's provided was more than we ever expected.

Coco will definitely be back to work with you one day and we will bring the whole family back too.

Thank you so much. Niki and Coco

Lim, Kat and Ming (Singapore) 17 - 18 April 2017

Hi Helen, Thanks for being so welcoming. We enjoyed our two-night stay in this pretty property warmed by your great hospitality. We felt so much at home. Lim, Kat and Ming.

Hanna, Peter, Ava, Mimi and Frida (Sydney) 16 April 2017

Dear Helen and co. What a magical place! What an impressive eye for detail, and such a warm and hospitable feel to it all. We are wowed! Thank you so much! Hanna, Peter and co.

Jackie and Gerry Greenland (Mosman, Australia) 13-16 April 2017

Our second visit her and it's been just as perfect as our first. Thank you. We look forward to a third. It's been great. Jackie and Gerry

Jen, Graham and Matty Fitzpatrick (Blue Mountains) 8 - 13 April 2017

Dear Russel, Miriam and Helen - thanks so much. It was good to be back. We loved the Wine Loft - amazing views and warm fire. Jen, Graham and Matty

Tracy and Steven Davey (Clifton Springs, Victoria) 6 - 8 April 2017

We both enjoyed the peaceful, serene surroundings of Herons Rise, and explored some of the many local attractions. Loved our stay here. Thanks - Tracy and Steven

Carmen and John Bailey (Launceston) 7 April 2017

Thank you, Helen, for providing a beautiful place for us to stay in. What a lucky find on the internet! We also appreciated your advice on walks and completed the Trial Bay loop walk, which was very pretty. Carmen and John

Sue and Phil Quinn (Newcastle, NSW) 5 April 2017

Dear Helen - thank you for your lovely welcome! Our visit has gone way beyond any/all expectations. You should be very proud of what you offer here at Herons Rise Vineyard - we will be back! Thank you for everything - so very much appreciated. Kindest regards Sue and Phil.

Ron and Janelle Grinsell (Brisbane) 4 April 2017

We were so blessed to find this beautiful space at the last minute. Helen's warm greeting, the most stunning surroundings, peace and tranquility was so welcome. Every detail has been covered; the notes, the pantry full of little things, the bathroom supplies and the wholesome grocery shelf that nourished our bodies. We say thank you!! Ron and Janelle

Mick and Rachel Corrigan (Australia) 29 March 2017

Lovely, gorgeous place. Warm and comfortable. We loved all the cute little notes - they were such a sweet touch. Thank you for creating such a special place. Mick and Rachel

Ian and Meredith Horton (Victoria) 26-27 March 2017

It's the 'little things' which enhance a stay away from the comforts of home: we arrived to gentle music, fresh (fragrant) flowers, chocolate and port. Helen greeted us warmly in person (after we had seen the welcome on the white board), and then left us to enjoy this very special place. Dinner at Pashas (three ticks!). We explored Bruny Island - great adventure, in mild weather, on the Pennicott tours. Then surprised by a sudden afternoon storm/a tree down across the road, but all safe). It was great to see your 'ladder' [little pantry] of provisions - a lovely idea if dinner out is difficult. Decided to enjoy a home-cooked meal beside the wood fire - lovely memories to take home. Much care and consideration has obviously been given to making guests welcome. Many thanks - Meredith and Ian.

Barbara and John Parkinson (Mornington Victoria) 26-27 March 2017

Thank you, Helen, for the music playing in the very welcoming living area. A very peaceful house in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed our stay very much! Barbara and John.

John and Cheryl Macpherson (Bamganie, Victoria) 23 - 24 March 2017

A very pleasant and peaceful retreat. Everything we required was right here in the Studio. Thank you, Helen. You have been helpful and everything was taken care of with the minimum of fuss. All the best - John and Cheryl

Sue and Alain Pastre (Hobart, Tasmania) 18 - 19 March 2017

A lovely peaceful and relaxing stay. Just what we need to revitalise us with a weekend away. Such beautiful weather as well for our Bruny Island cruise. You have a lovely cottage here - quiet, well-provisioned and beautifully furnished. All in all, a great weekend. We will come back and meet you, Helen. Thanks to Russel and Miriam for preparing it so beautifully for us. Sue and Alain.

Ken and Julie Kohler (Devonport, Tasmania) 16 - 17 March 2017

Such a beautiful and peaceful place. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay, The cottage is so quiet and peaceful. Loved exploring more of the surrounding areas. Thank you, Helen, you are very hospitable and made our stay an even more enjoyable one! Ken and Julie

Peter and Maria Campbell (Sunshine Coast, Qld) 14 March 2017

Thank you, Helen. Maria and I had a very pleasant experience and will recommend your venue to our friends. Thank you for your very warm welcome...and the hot bread! This would be a wonderful romantic stay in the winter time. Warmest regards Peter and Maria

Lyn and Bruce Butterworth (Sunbury, Victoria) 12 - 14 March 2017

Dear Helen. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. The house is beautiful - so clean - and loved the music on arrival, and chocolate and port - a really nice touch...not forgetting the lovely roses, etc.

Thanks for all the information you sent us prior to our arrival - it was really helpful. We will be back, All the best to you and your family - wonderful hosts! Lyn and Bruce.

John and Jo (Coffs Harbour NSW )3 and 4 March 2017

Thank you Helen, for a delightful private home away from home stay. Your thoughtful touches to the accommodation were very special, and made our stay comfortable, relaxing and romantic. The perfect place to wind down. All the best! John and Jo,

Matt and Amber Gregory (Australia) 28 February and 1 March 2017

Two nights spent here were very nice and relaxing. Amazing stars at night. Awesome wildlife. Beautiful cottage. Lovely area. Wine is very nice. I don't think there's a better place to stay! We'd love to come back...

Andrea Gillin (Adelaide) 25 February 2017

Thank you for the beautiful accommodation - it was just what I was looking for. Peaceful and relaxing. Loved the music and the views. Thanks also for the pick-up and drop-off. Andrea

Richard Ryan (Auckland, New Zealand) 21-23 February 2017

3 days of absolute bliss! Or, more accurately, mornings and evenings (out all day). Loved the sunrises over Bruny Island and the sundowns slanting through the forest. The cottage is perfectly situated and perfectly equipped - an absolute delight.

Thank you so much, Helen, for the warmth of your welcome, the little touches (music, flowers, sherry) and the privacy you afforded me. Your extra kindness on my birthday (thank you so much for the chocolates - they were the finishing touch to a perfect day) and the kind offer of your wifi,and baking fresh bread for me. Truly, a magnificent host.

A memorable holiday in a corner of paradise. Richard Ryan

Sandra and Warren Wilson (Melbourne) 22 February 2016

As soon as we opened the door, I loved this place. The decor, furniture, the floor is everything I love. The relaxing music as another nice touch. This is by far the best place place we have stayed while in Tassie. I couldn't think of a nicer place to spend my 50th birthday!!

The morning sun was out. When I woke up, it was very mild so I ate breakfast out on the veranda and took in the views. Stunning!! It's a shame we have to leave. Sandra and Warren

Ralph and Leanne Holvast (Murwillumbah, Northern NSW) 20 February 2017

Lovely peaceful spot with beautiful views. Very comfortable. I cannot think of anything that was missing to make our stay any better than it was. Love the cottage! Will certainly recommend to others.Ralph and Leanne.

Jenny and Peter Dow (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Dear Helen

Thank you so much - we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Herons Rise. We are very appreciative of your kindness and attention to detail. We look forward to visiting again in the future. Kindest regards - Jenny and Peter

Cameron and Mel Smart (Brisbane) 18 February 2017

Very peaceful and relaxing. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, even if it was only one night. The cottage was super clean, and Helen proved to be a great guide on places to go. Thanks again - Cameron and Mel

Dawn and Roger Coutts-Smith (Queensland) 16 February 2017

A most enjoyable stay - pity it couldn't have been for longer! Dawn and Roger

Bevan and Bev Brian (Australia) 15 February 2017

Dear Helen. Enjoyed our stay in your beautiful Studio. Fell in love with it the moment I walked in through the door. Thanks for the brekkie stuff. The bed was so comfortable and to wake up to a beautiful country view from our bedroom window...

Thank you so much for make us feel very welcome. Good luck for many more Happy Holidayears. Bevan and Bev.

Bill and Denise Fankhauser and Rex and Maree (Australia) 15 February 2017

Lovely place. All details covered. Hope to be back in this comfortable place. Welcome and attention faultless. We enjoyed your bottle of Pinot Noir. Thanks for the chocolates and port. The fresh, fragrant flowers are a lovely touch!! Rex & Maree and Bill & Denise

Karen and Randal Wilson (Sydney) 9-14 February 2017

Dear Helen. We have had a wonderful time in your beautiful studio. You made us feel so very welcome from the moment we arrived, and continued to be sure we were looked after with fresh eggs and home-made bread and other little thoughts in notes. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will certainly look forward to returning and suggesting to family and friends to visit as well. Best wishes and happy days at Herons Rise. We love it...and also forgot to mention how beautifully everything is taken care of. Thank you, Helen. Karen and Randal

Trevor and Katy Krieger (Australia) 9 - 11 February

Lovely - we will be back. Thank you for making us so welcome. Trevor and Katy

Vicki and Bob Sanderson (Sydney and Capertee Valley) 7 February 2017

What a very beautiful location - elevated, private, with perfect views of the water and situated in such delightful gardens. This location ensures an especially relaxing atmosphere - especially as the adjacent paddock is currently decked in daisies!

The cottage itself is thoughtfully designed and maintained for comfortable and spacious occupation. Provisions are generous and extensive. Such a gem. Vicki and Bob

Sonya and Ken (Tasmania) 4 February 2017

We have both enjoyed staying at Herons Rise very much. Everything we needed for our overnight say was available to us. Thank you, Helen, for your professionalism and friendliness during our stay. We will definitely recommend your business to family and friends. Regards, Sonya and Ken

Luciana Donataccio and partner (Australia) 3 February 2017

Thank you. Will be back if we come down this way again. Great place - loved your special touches. Luciana

Miranda Walker and party (Melbourne and England) 2-7 February 2017

Thank you for a wonderful stay - we enjoyed it so much. Miranda

Peter and Jenny (originally Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, now Brisbane) 31 Jan 2017

Here be faeries in Control
Everywhere you look!!
Rest and relaxation is their Mantra...
Ordered...and delivered!!
Nothing is "a problem" here
Simple Style pervades

Resonating with the Surrounds
Is this for us?? Oh Yes!!
So very fortunate to have found you
Everyone should be so very Lucky!!

Thank you, Helen, for looking after us so wonderfully! With very best wishes from Peter and Jenny (PMB), Brisbane Qld.

Rene and Margaret Kling (Kingston, Tasmania) 28 January 2017

Just one night here - but well worth the experience of immediate relaxation, peacefulness and privacy. We'll be back for a longer stay - that's for sure (even though we are only a few kilometres away!)! Thank you for providing vegan breakfast for us - much appreciated. Marg and Rene

Andrew and Jane Elek (NSW) 20-22 January 2016

What a lovely, peaceful place to stay, with a delightfully friendly Helen, and everything provided that we could wish for. Andrew and Jane

Margi Young, partner, son & daughter-in-law (Lismore) 13-14 January 2017

Dear Helen - thank you so much. The Loft is a fabulous place to stay - lovely accommodation, very spacious and well-appointed. Thanks for the port and chocolate - how welcoming. I loved the roses, the bedding, the wooden floors - very comfortable and classy. I'm so impressed with the double-glazed windows - that works so well. It was cosy coming in from the cold. Best regards - Margi

The Bilder family (Sydney, formerly Israel, formerly Russia) 8-10 January 2017

Dear Helen - thank you so much for having us. We really enjoyed every moment of it, and spent amazing time. The rooms were really nice and the house so comfortable, the location convenient. We had a great time. Thank you so much.

Alice and Tony Davies (Auckland, New Zealand) 2-8 January 2017

Thank you, Helen, for the beautiful bunch of mauve, pink and apricot roses, together with your warm hospitality on our arrival. We have felt completely at home here during our stay. Thank you also for the warm home-baked bread. We have enjoyed our time immensely.

Lonnie (Melbourne) 27 December 2016 - 4 January 2017

Hi Helen. Thanks so much for such a lovely stay here. The setting is beautiful, and it's been great to see where Mum and Joe came for their honeymoon. Everything is so well organised and perfect!

Gerry and Jackie Greenland (Sydney) 23-26 December 2016

A very peaceful and quiet few days which we enjoyed enormously. Batteries recharged, now back to the hustle and bustle of the city. Thank you. Gerry and Jackie

Jennifer and Neil Bray, and Sam (Brisbane and Hobart) 23-26 December 2016

Thank you for the lovely spacious and well-equipped home! We loved the flowers, chocolates and port on arrival.

Boon Lee Sim and family (Singapore) 18 - 19 December 2016

Great environment, peaceful and quiet. We love your house. The children loved gazing at the stars in the night, and feeding the chooks and ducks, especially. Love the space, too. Thank you, Helen, you have definitely made our stay wonderful!

Brenda and Lawrie Beilin (Perth) 14-16 December 2016

Thank you, Helen, for providing such lovely accommodation with many thoughtful touches in a beautiful setting. Brenda and Lawrie

Jodie Tiazhang and family (Brisbane and Bejing) 12 December 2016

Thanks for having us, Helen. Excellent service! Excellent stay for a family like us - felt just like home. Everything is great! Very short distance to Bruny Island - we're lucky to be here. We will definitely come back again. Jodie.

Cathy and David Heasman, Chris and Rose (Australia) 10 December 2016

Thanks for a lovely short stay, very comfortable and peaceful. We enjoyed the wine and bread and serenity. Cathy, David, Chris and Rose

Fiona Wong and family (Malaysia) 8 December 2016

Thank you very much, Helen, for such a beautiful stay. We love the house and the surrounds, and the beds are so comfortable. The fresh flowers and music all add to a wonderful stay. Thank you so much from our family and the very best to you and your family, too! Fiona and family.

Yuma and Ryutaro (Japan) 8 December 2016

We enjoyed our stay here, especially the stove (wood fire) - it was my first time to use it. The house (Studio) looks like a house in a fairy tale. I loved the greenery and the animals around the cottage. The wind and the sun made me happy as well. I'll tell my friends in Japan about this place if they plan to come to Tasmania. Thank you very much. Yuma and Ryutaro

Maria and Bob Holten and Nic, Kathy and Emilia (Launceston & Sydney) 2-3 December 2016

What a beautiful surprise, to walk into this wonderful homely place The location was perfect and every window framed a great picture.Thank you for the flowers on the table and in the bedrooms - the fragrance was throughout the house. It was impeccably clean, and that is of paramount importance to us. Everything was perfect - our only regret was not spending more time here at the Loft, as we were exploring the surrounding area. Thank you for your great effort for us and we will definitely come back and just 'chill' here, instead of racing around and trying to fit everything in, and we'll tell our friends. Thank you again - Nic, Kathy, Emilia, Maria and Bob

Tricia Sharples and David Cross (Hobart) 2 December 2016

As a quick 'night away' from Hobart, this is a delightful place to be. Late check-out much appreciated. As it is early summer and the double-glazing is effective, we didn't need to fire up the heater; the cottage was very comfortable.

The extra touches, even though we didn't use them, all were excellent. Freshly baked bread, pre-chopped butter and the evening port provided, show a real depth of care. Thank you - Tricia and David

Jill and Gerry Westenberg (Perth, WA) 28 November 2016

We were amazed at the amount of kitchen equipment - so much more than other places. Loved the idea of provisions; even though we only had the wine, the choice was there. Wish we could have stayed longer. Jill and Gerry

Suzanne and Frank Bailey (Wentworth Falls NSW) 25-27 November 2016

Thank you, Helen. We have really enjoyed our few days here. The Wine Loft is very comfortable with lots of thoughtful extras and attention to detail - a beautiful place to stay and re-charge your batteries. We loved the peace and quiet, and hope to see you again. Suzanne and Frank.

Annette and John Lawler (Sydney) 26 November 2016

The Studio is an intelligent and very comfortable use of space, with lovely use of mood and access to the surroundings. It's delightful - both airy and snug. Thank you for a delightful stay. We'd come back, for sure.

Peter and Kate (California, USA) 23 November 2016

Helen, thank you so much. A beautiful place and relaxing stay. This place is terrific - the most comfortable and lovely we have stayed in.

Sue, Dave and Pat Adair (NSW) 19 and 20 November 2016

Thank you, Helen - our stay was very comfortable. We really enjoyed the peaceful setting. Also your thoughtfulness in having a variety of groceries available saved us having to go out and buy these things. Thank you once again - Sue, Dave and Pat.

Patricia Adair (Newcastle NSW) 19 and 20 November 2016

Dear Helen. What a lovely place, so peaceful; living in the city with the noise of traffic all the time, the quiet of the bush is just wonderful. If I wasn't so old, I would come here and live! Wishing you and your family good luck in the future. Patricia Adair

Peter and Lyn Marshall (Noosa, Queensland) 15 and 16 November 2016

Dear Helen - thank you very much for making us feel so welcome at Herons Rise. We really enjoyed our stay in the Loft. It was quiet, comfortable and homely. The views, location and rural environment make Herons Rise a very special place to stay. We loved the use of local timber on the floors, doors and windows and your promotion of environmental awareness. Best wishes for the future, Peter and Lyn.

Brendon and Simone (Victoria) 15 November 2016

Thank you for a perfect stay!

Mei and Philip (Hong Kong) 14 November 2016

Helen, thank you again for being so kind to come to our cottage to fix the fire so late at night. The cottage is so tidy, warm and comfortable - exactly what we are looking for and more than our expectation, actually. We made a good choice to celebrate our 20th anniversary here. Thank you for all the good recommendations on where to go this afternoon. We have had a great time here and were happy to see the super moon. We look forward to visiting your cottage in the future and definitely will recommend it to our friends!

David and Brigitte James (Sydney) 13 November 2016

Thank you for a most beautiful overnight stay. Best place we have stayed in since starting our tour of Tassie one week ago. Very peaceful and beautiful accommodation and surrounds. Thanks, Helen, for your generous hospitality. We will come back for a longer stay in the near future. Dave and Brigitte.

Adam, Kate, Josh, Max and Hannah Bogue (Melbourne) 12 and 13 November 2016

Thanks, Helen, we really enjoyed our stay - Adam, Kate, Josh, Max and Hannah

Thank you, Helen. I liked the ducklings. From Hannah

To Helen: Thank you so much for letting us stay in your rooms. I like it so much. You have a nice farm and nice pets - I love them. I wish I could stay here for longer because it is so nice. I love your house. From Max

Thank you, Helen. This place is amazing. It is so nice and cosy and is really nice to be here. It makes me feel happy to be able to sit in front of a fire and have a hot chocolate. I love how you can just walk outside and be able to see a vineyard and see all the views and animals. I love the walks I can do and the rooms are great, the bathrooms are great - I love everything. The tour you gave us at the start was awesome because we got to know our surroundings and what to do and what not to do. It made me feel like home and I was feeling like home. I loved feeding all the ducks and chickens and seeing the bees. I like how you gave us the option of all the food and the chocolate bar at the start when we walked in. Thank you again, Helen. From Josh

Emma and Wendy (Australia) 3 November 2016

Dearest Helen and family (Herons Rise). Heaven! We were greeted with love, a glass of wine and lovely conversation. Attention to our stay was amazing. Thank you, Helen, for such a relaxing, cosy and peaceful place to stay.

The fire is on, the sun is setting and we are sharing a local cheese and wine...as I said, "Heaven". Birds, views, trees, wildlife...I need to stop! Totally will recommend to friends (even though I would like to keep this s secret). Thank you!

Maria and Gary Peck (Sydney) 2 and 3 November 2016

Thank you, Helen, for a beautiful 2-night stay. The cottage was perfect and the serene surroundings glorious. Waking to the birds each morning was a delight! Thank you for the gift of the chocolates - much appreciated and very thoughtful. Will highly recommend Herons Rise! Regards, Maria and Gary

Robyn and Stan Fuller (South Australia) 30 and 31 October 2016

Dear Helen. Fantastic attention to detail, love the plunger coffee, tea etc. Kitchen and bathroom supplies were fantastic, and how special to be able to sample your wine, chocolates on arrival and superb touches - port, flowers, music, windows open, fantastic tourist info, very welcoming.

Darko and Debby (Australia) 24 and 25 October 2016

Dear Helen. Thank you so much for such a lovely place. We did not want to leave. I had the best nights sleep in a long time - the Loft was beautiful. Darko and Debby

Katrina and Robert McKenzie (Tasmania) 22 October 2016

Thank you, Helen, for a beautiful place. It was warm and cosy, Katrina and Robert

Trish and David Barnard (Australia) 17-22 October 2016

Dear Helen - Thank you for a perfect piece of paradise. What you have here is a slice of heaven. We could not have felt more at home in your lovely place, with all the care and attention you give so readily. Thank you. Trish and David

Gayle and Robert Neville (Victoria) 14-16 October 2016

Dear Helen - we adore Herons Rise! You and your family are welcoming and gracious hosts - in all circumstances! We shall be back to see the dolphins and the quicksilver fairy wrens. Best, Gayle and Robert

Greg, Robyn and Susan (Australia) 13 - 15 October 2016

Thank you for a very comfortable stay - very well-equipped. Loved all the extras (teas, toiletries, chocolates). Ideal set up! Greg, Robyn, Susan

Alan and Heather Haydon (Cairns) 12 and 13 October 2016

Herons Rise Vineyard is a piece of paradise. Thank you, Helen, for providing us with a part of life in the 'South'. It has been very relaxing. Love, love, loved the wood fire and all of the special touches you create. Will be sending friends your way from Cairns. Cheers. Alan and Heather.

Joe, Carol and Adam Buttigieg (Sydney) 5 October 2016

What a wonderful place to stay. On arrival, the fire is burning, music playing and so much privacy. Thank you, Helen, for all the little 'extras' during our 1 night stay. You have exceeded our expectations on your lovely accommodation. To top it off, we didn't need to leave the Loft to get dinner on a cold, wet night. What a brilliant idea. Helen, you make it so easy to want to come back and stay longer. Thank you. Joe, Carol and Adam

Gail and Dallas (Torquay, Victoria) 1 and 2 October 2016

Thank you, Helen, for making our stay here feel like home. Loved the fire, and the bed was really comfy. The surroundings are very peaceful. We enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you for your local knowledge and tips - they made our visit more interesting and enjoyable. This was helpful because on Sunday night after 6.30pm, there were no eateries open - even the hotel. Helen told us about Pasha's cafe in Ferry Road, which was open and we had a delicious meal there. Gail and Dallas

Julia and Jonathon (Tasmania) 29 September 2016

Thank you so much for our extremely warm welcome, Helen! I really appreciated the gorgeous hand-made chocolates - what a lovely, unexpected birthday gift. We love the Studio and, having stayed here about eight years ago, we really noticed the love and care that you have lavished on it. The bathroom is great - lots of nice, natural products. I will definitely recommend Herons Rise to my friends! We have had a lovely time. Warm regards, Julia and Jonathon

Lisa, Tiger and Leo (Brisbane) 25 September 2016

Helen, we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this special location and accommodation. Our expectations were totally exceeded. Thank you for your kind welcome, handwritten letter and little treats which the children loved. We hope to be back! Lisa, Tiger and Leo

Clare, Brendan, Grant, Lydia and Holly (Tasmania) 24 September 2016

Helen, thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We felt so welcome arriving to a personalised note and fire lit for us. We really appreciated these small touches. Everything was very comfortable; this house is a credit to you!

Darren and Anna Heys (Sydney) 22 September 2016

Thank you, Helen, for a wonderful stay. We stumbled across this place by chance and it turned out to be the nicest place we stayed at in our two week vacation. Perfect, relaxing location and the chalet is very roomy and in immaculate condition. We will definitely return again one day. Darren and Anna

Greg and Ruth (Coffs Harbour) and Larry and Lyn (Manly) 21 September 2016

Thanks, Helen, for the obvious effort you make. The Loft is roomy and very comfortable, the kitchen is very well-equipped with a wide range of teas and coffees. I love the idea of the food items that can be purchased if you wanted to stay in and cook - a great idea and items are very reasonable in price. Loved the flowers, port and chocolate - a very generous and pleasant and welcoming gesture. Thank you - we loved our stay.

Jackie and Ian Waldron (Shellharbour, NSW) 17 - 18 September 2016

Hi Helen, we really enjoyed our stay in the Wine Loft. The accommodation is so comfortable and we really appreciated the little extras. Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise with us. Jackie and Ian

Bryan and Julie Fitzgerald (Castlemaine, Victoria) 12-13 September 2016

Dear Helen and family

Thank you for providing a perfect ending to our two weeks touring Tassie. This is a special place and you have provided a fabulous little getaway. The cottage is very comfortable and cosy. We loved everything about it; the cottage, the location, the outlook, the cleanliness, the advice and all the special little touches.

The little pantry is such a fantastic idea - the first time we have encountered this. Having provisions available provided an extra option for meals...and thank your feathered girls for the lovely fresh eggs. Bryan and Julie

Rachel Lee and party (Singapore) 10 September 2016

Hi Helen - we already started to miss 'our' home before we left. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful home with us. Cheers - Rachel

Suzanne, Wayne and Stella (Melbourne) 1-3 and 9 and 10 September 2016

Dear Helen, we had a wonderful time staying at Herons Rise - everything was simply perfect; loved the peace and solitude, the birds, especially our own red robin. Thank you so much. The blue eggs and duck eggs were special. Definitely coming back. Suzanne, Wayne and Stella

Gary and Kathy (Rockhampton, Queensland) 8 - 9 September 2016

Excellent - would highly recommend to family and friends visiting. Hope to come again. Thanks. Gary and Kathy

Tiff and Kath, Bren and Rod (South Australia and Western Australia) 1-4 September 2016

Helen, thank you so much for a wonderful 4 nights in your beautiful loft, very cosy and comfortable, the fire is great and was very thoughtfully lit for our arrival. The views are stunning, the bird-life is extraordinary and your extensive knowledge of the area so very helpful when dining, touring and shopping. Thanks again, Helen, you're a terrific host. Cheers Tiff & Kath, Bren and Rod.

Monica Sayers and Pip (Sydney) 28 August 2016

Dear Helen, thank you for all your assistance - finding dinner on a Sunday night, tour guiding and advising...wish we could have stayed longer than one night in your beautiful Loft. Loved the view, the birds, the stars, the wildlife, the peace and tranquillity. Everything was perfect - the welcoming letter, the heavenly flowers in the rooms, the well-stocked kitchen and pantry. Best of all was how wonderfully warm the Loft was for our arrival - such a thoughtful touch. Will definitely be back and will recommend to others. Pip and Monica.

Sam Hannon and Emma (Melbourne) 27 and 28 August 2016

Lovely cottage, cosy and warm. A wonderful winter escape in beautiful surroundings. Thank you for being so warm and inviting on arrival. Was definitely the getaway we needed.

Noelene and Grahame (New Zealand) 27 August 2016

Helen, we love Herons Rise Vineyard and the Loft. What a spot. Very comfortable and well-appointed Loft. We will certainly recommend friends and family your way. Cheers Noelene and Grahame NZ.

Sharlie and Lucas (Tasmania) 20 August 2016

Just what we needed: the perfect place to relax and enjoy each other's company. Helen, you have been so fantastic. We look forward to staying with you again soon. Thank you. Sharlie and Lucas

Joanne and Andrew Hanuszewicz (Tasmania) 19 August 2016

Thank you, Helen, for a lovely weekend away! So nice to walk into a warm room on arrival. Fantastic weekend! We will see you again! Jo and Andrew
PS: lovely flowers in the house.

Heather, Michael and Muffy Burnley (Bowral, NSW) 18 June - 15 August 2016

Many thanks, Helen. We have had a wonderful time here in 'our' home. Great cottage, great lady, great hospitality - must have been a great time! Once more, thank you, Russel and Miriam for your kindness. We will see you in a few weeks and catch up. Mike and Heather Burnley

Steve, Hayley and Violet (Adelaide) 1 - 3 August 2016

Thank you so much for an incredible stay in this beautiful part of the world. A gorgeous town and perfect, cosy accommodation. We will be back. Steve, Hayley and Violet

Karen and John French (Tinderbox, Tasmania) 30 July 2016

Thank you very much, Helen, for a perfect birthday getaway. Enjoyed the log fire, rain on the roof and the wonderful sleep-in. Your hospitality and communication was 'second to none'. It was so peaceful, relaxing and quiet. Only 25 minutes from home (and the kids); we'll be back again! And how wonderful to be offered the late check-out - thank you! Karen and John.

Kathy and Graeme Forrest (Boonah, Queensland) 28 - 29 July 2016

Thank you, Helen, for the most amazing visit to south Tassie. Our visit started with a very grateful early check-in, with a hand-written personal 'welcome letter'.

After exploring the scenic coastline, we arrived back to 'no power' because of fallen power lines. Helen had everything organised, including our very own 'power failure' kit, complete with candles, matches and a torch. There was also fresh water at our back door and the fire was on.

It turned out to be the most romantic night of our trip, as we enjoyed a lovely night in over a candlelit dinner. It really was special. Herons Rise was the perfect end to our Tassie trip and the memories will stay with us forever. Kathy and Graeme.

Aiden Tabar and partner (Melbourne) 22 - 23 July 2016

Massive thanks, Helen. You have made our stay here so wonderful. We couldn't have asked for anything more - the accommodation and hospitality was more than we could have hoped. House and surrounds are beautiful and the fireplace was the icing on the cake. We will be back for another stay very soon! Until next time. Aiden and James

Clive and Regina Willmot and Ann (Kendall NSW and Wodonga, Victoria) 15 - 17 July 2016

Thanks, Helen. Our stay has been wonderful. Regina, Ann and I have enjoyed our stay. The Wine Loft is just great. We could not have been happier. We would book in a flash if we return to this area. Thanks a million. Clive, Regina and Ann

Jo Gunning (Cookernup, WA) 8 July 2016

So wonderful! Thank you, Helen, for being Ms Hospitality incarnate. From your veritable font of local knowledge to your thoughtfulness and the charming touches in the accommodation. This is my last night on this wondrous island, and you've made it memorable and made me want to come back. SO happy to recommend... Fondest - Jo.
PS: Fresh flowers, a wee drop, a sweet bite? SO LOVELY! Thank you!!

Rob, Sam and Olivia Ravani (Hobart, Tasmania) 2 July 2016

Thank you so much, Helen! Our stay was perfect and just as we imagined. Very relaxing setting and lovely accommodation - couldn't ask for more. Hopefully, we'll be back in the not too distant future. Rob, Sam and Olivia

Rob and Lorraine Holloway (Partridge Farm Flinders Island) 21 June 2016

Many thanks for a great stay. The house is very comfortable - loved the choice of food to buy. Hope to see you at Partridge Farm on Flinders Island. Rob and Lorraine

Anastasia, partner and friend (Melbourne) 19 June 2016

Dear Helen - thanks for the amazing night. The house was so fantastic. Everything was well-equipped. After three years of using Airbnb, this is my favourite accommodation. Thanks for the welcome and all the lovely touches. From Anastasia, partner and friend

Gordon and partner (Brisbane) 10 - 14 June 2016

The cottage is tucked away with a glorious view of Bruny Island. There was enough seclusion to feel like you were away from it all, yet a short drive could get you to anything that you might need. The cottage was lovely, making it hard to leave, as it was so inviting and comforting.

Nathalie and Rico (Cairns) 13 June 2016

Dear Helen
Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous place...this morning we even realised the place is not just beautiful from the inside, but absolutely gorgeous outside as well. You have been great, and thank you for your generous welcome. We will definitely stay again. Thanks again - Rico and Nat.

Rod and Julie Heffernan (Sunshine Coast, Queensland) 9 - 13 May 2016

Well, our original 4-night stay turned into 5! Guess that really says it all about Herons Rise!!!

Helen, Russel and Miriam, you have your own little piece of paradise here! Thank you for the opportunity to share it, if only just for a short whole! PS: Helen, sorry we missed you this trip...maybe next time?! Best regards - Rod and Julie

Des and Maria (Kallista, Victoria) 6 - 13 May 2016

Our 20th stay at Herons Rise - says it all. The continuity and hospitality all there. Thank you, Helen. Best wishes for the future. Des and Maria

Iain and Gayle Salkield (Brisbane) 8 May 2016

Helen, you have a lovely place. We had a very pleasant overnight stay in the Loft. The rooms were lovely and warm in a Scandinavian ethos. Second stay and we enjoyed it again. Thank you for providing a friendly experience - Iain and Gayle

Jacinta and Greg Costello (Melbourne) 5 May 2016

Hi Helen - thanks so much for your delightful hospitality. In particular, I loved (and wished I'd known of) the selection of goodies to provide the evening meal. The thoughtfulness and attention to detail, plus the cleanliness, gives you an 11 out of 10! Cheers Jacinta and Greg

John and Yvonne Duignan (Australia) 27 and 28 April 2016

Many thanks. We were most comfortable in this quaint little cottage and most peaceful surrounds. Most grateful for the lovely home-made bread and decorations of roses and lavender. So very pretty and prompts the thought to 'Stop and smell the roses'. Thank you
John and Yvonne

Ainsley Timmel, Molly, David and Iris (USA) 28 April 2016

Thank you for the wonderful accommodation, Helen! We loved the wood-burning fire, the wallabies...and the wine. Cheers, Ainsley, Iris, Molly and David

Jenny, Tony, Evie and baby Frankie (Tasmania) 23 April 2016

Dear Helen - we had a very comfortable stay; we found everything we needed. The house warmed quickly with the wood heater, which was easy to light. The extra touches, beautiful flowers and chocolates made it feel different from other places we have stayed. It made us feel very welcome. The addition of the safety gate and cot made it much easier with the children.

Thank you so much for a wonderful getaway. You helped make my birthday special. The chocolates were yummy - they all got eaten...I had a little help! We will be back. Many thanks Jenny, Tony, Evie and baby Frankie.

Liam and Shannon (Port Melbourne) 15 and 16 April 2016

Dear Helen and family
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. You have created a real little home and we have enjoyed our short stay immensely. Next time we will be checking in for longer! Thank you for sharing your beautiful part of the world. Liam and Shannon

Mariam and Matthew (UK and Australia) 11 and 12 April 2016

Helen, it has been a pleasure spending the last two nights in this beautiful cottage. Thank you for having the fire ready for us; it was a lovely way to arrive! We enjoyed the peaceful setting so much that we stayed in both nights to enjoy a home-cooked meal by the fire. We hope to come back again and spend more time unwinding here. Thanks again, Matt and Mariam

Hilary and Peter (Perth, WA) 10 April 2016

Dear Helen and family, Thank you for a pleasant and peaceful stay! Well worth the money - unique stay, peaceful, 'rural' - good stuff. Best wishes Hilary and Peter

Elodie and Wilson (Collingwood, Victoria) 8 and 9 April 2016

Dear Helen and family. It has been delightful to stay in this lovely Studio cottage. We consider ourselves to be extremely lucky to have found you! Thank you for making the Studio warm prior to our arrival on a cold, cold night! And not to mention a taste of the heritage chook eggs! We regret not signing up for the breakfast option! We have thoroughly enjoyed Tasmania and your winery during our stay. We will be back and will definitely recommend to our friends and family! Till next time - Elodie and Wilson

Kevin and Bronwyn Goss (Gooseberry Hill WA) 6 and 7 April 2016

So lovely to meet you, Helen, and to be greeted so warmly with the fire already crackling. We really appreciated the way you made us feel most welcome and all the suggestions you made for our stay in southern Tasmania.

The Studio is a delightful place to stay; very comfortable and quiet - a sunny and cosy cottage with a homely comforting feel. And it's a mysterious and magical part of the world.

The food basket was a pleasant surprise and caused us to have a first night 'in', which we really appreciated after a long day. So glad we came! If only we could have extended our stay! All the best to you and your family. Bronwyn and Kevin

Barbara and John Creswick (Thirroul, South Coast NSW) 4 and 5 April 2016

Dear Helen and family - arriving here we knew we had found something very special. The Studio is a delight with all of your special touches, Helen. We only wish we had booked a longer stay. Thanks for sharing John's birthday with us. xx.

Helen, Russel and Miriam, you have a rare gem here. Lots of hard work and dedication from you all. It was a pleasure to have met you, Helen. Our kinda gal! love from Barb and John

Georgia Mooney and Katie (Australia) 2 April 2016

Thank you for having us, Helen! We had such a lovely time at your gorgeous cottage. It was even better than we expected - you have thought of every detail, which is very thoughtful and made the experience all the more lovely. You couldn't want for anything more! Thanks for the wine, too - it was lovely, as was breakfast. We will definitely come back one day!
Georgia and Katie.

Juvenna and Vanessa Paulger (Australia) 31 March - 1 April 2016

Dear Helen - thank you for our lovely stay here at the Herons Rise [Studio] cottage. Your many special touches did not escape our notice: the breakfast items were delicious and very plentiful, the flowers, bathroom items, suggested travel ideas, choccy and other little surprises were fantastic and oh-so-welcoming! We truly enjoyed our stay and took advantage of many of your 'what to do' tips, which added to our experience in Tasmania. Thank you, again and we will be more than pleased to recommend this beautiful accommodation to others. Warm regards Juvenna and 'mum' (Vanessa).

Daphne Brown and Nicola (Sydney and Melbourne) 26 March 2016

Everything provided that you could need; very comfortable, thank you!

Inge Phua and Andrea Rykovich (Mentone, Victoria) 23 - 25 March 2016

Helen, thank you SO much for your hospitality and that wonderful bread - we ate the lot!!! We loved our stay! It was precisely the peace and tranquility we hoped it would be! Would come back in a heart-beat.Once again, thanks to all of you who make Herons Rise what it is! Many thanks - Inge and Andrea

Sarah Townsend and Tobie (Melbourne) 25 March 2016

Helen, thank you so much! Everything was perfect! So beautiful to wake up here with this view from our comfy bed. We loved Herons Rise! Sarah and Tobie

David and Sue (Brisbane) 23 and 24 March 2016

Helen, thank you for your lovely hospitality. What a pleasant place to stay! The breads were yummy! With best wishes, David and Sue

Joy and Colin Walters (Swansea, Tasmania) 19 March 2016

Thank you, Helen. Would like to stay longer. Great yoghurt! Joy and Colin

Melissa, Peter and Lachie Lamplough (Westbury, Tasmania) 13 March 2016

Thank you, Helen, for a very enjoyable and relaxing stay in the Wine Loft. We loved all the little extras you provided. We will definitely be telling our family and friends about Herons Rise. Thanks for a lovely little getaway weekend. Melissa, Peter and Lachie


Aiden Gallagher and Una Leonard (Ireland and Sydney) 11 March 2016

Thanks so much for everything during our wonderful (albeit brief) stay. All of your suggestions before our trip really helped us plan things out. Our stay was great, the welcome, the fire, the breakfast, the setting...I could go on for ages!!

Would love to return again and will definitely recommend the place to friends. All the best, Aiden and Una


Lynne and Michael Johannes (Australia) 6 and 9 March 2016

A perfect place to stay. We spent two thoroughly enjoyable nights here - everything at our fingertips, at a high standard and quality. Helen, thank you for organising our stay on Bruny Island. We will definitely be recommending Herons Rise. Thank you most sincerely for everything. Lynne and Michael Johannes.

Diddy and Stewart Needham (Broulee NSW) 4 - 6 February 2016

Lovely comfortable cottage in beautiful surrounds. Thank you, Helen, for your hospitality. 3 days in not nearly enough time to explore the area but at least we had a taste. Diddy and Stewart

Flora Lau and party (Melbourne) 2 and 3 March 2016

We loved staying at Herons Rise. The place is gorgeous, the house is unique, clean, modern and super comfortable. The view towards the ocean and the setting amongst mature eucs make me want to stay there forever. Helen was very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast provisions were in abundance and very delicious. Helen even made us a home baked loaf for breakfast.

Colin and Rayma Fraser (South Yunderup, WA) 23 - 25 February 2016

A wonderful comfy cottage to spend our 3 days. Thank you, Helen, for all the extras you provided (bread, flowers and chocolate) and the port. You have thought of everything to make your guests comfortable. Local advice on what to see (and brochures) was greatly appreciated also. Colin and Rayma.

Griffin and Annika, Wayne and Jean Carpenter (Colorado) 14 February 2016

We had a wonderful stay in the Wine Loft! We especially loved the native hens running around, the wines, the natural decor and woodwork, and the kitchen for us to make our own dinner! Wish we were staying for more than one night. Thank you, Helen! This place was perfect. Griffin, Annika, Wayne and Jean

Daniel and family (Hong Kong) 10 February 2016

A perfect place to stay and a welcoming smile always shown from Helen, Russel and Pascal. Nice garden and an unforgettable wine-tasting session. Thanks for all and for taking care of this place with all your heart.

Sam Kluk and Sarah (Hobart) 6 February 2016

My partner, Sam, brought me here for my birthday and we both absolutely loved our stay. Sam cannot praise Helen highly enough for all her help in organising this surprise. Being gluten and dairy-intolerant, Helen went out of her way to get me food I could eat and I even received chocolate as a birthday gift. Absolutely everything we could want was provided to us.

Thank you, Helen, for helping Sam make my birthday the best one yet. We'll be back.
Sarah and Sam

Marcus and Karin Arthur (Queensland) 4 - 6 February 2016

Perfect unwinding place! Thanks, Helen, for the little personal touches - flavour of warm, freshly baked bread, and roses. Everything was lovely, thanks! Marcus and Karin

Mary, Pete and Kiera Lynch (Melbourne) 2 - 4 February 2016

Thank you, Helen and family for a lovely 3-day stay. We were delighted with everything. We really enjoyed the Loft. The most important thing for me is cleanliness and the place is spotless - clean, tidy and well-stocked. We loved all the room we had. Beautiful views, peaceful and quiet. We loved it and are planning to return next year...and stay for longer. We also loved your manner and approachability - every ready with useful information; thank you for the helpful texts. We had a great time. Many thanks, Helen and family. Kindest regards. Mary, Pete and Kiera

Jane and Trevor Hambly (Kent, UK) 25 - 29 January 2016

Wonderful relaxing break in a delightful cottage. Thank you, Helen, for the chocolates on my birthday - they were delicious. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Tasmania. Jane and Trevor, Kent, England

Jenny, Graham and Matty Kilpatrick (Blue Mountains NSW) 18 - 21 January 2016

Wow! Beautiful and very clean cottage. The bed was very comfy. Great Views of Bruny Island, lovely gardens in a quiet setting with some wildlife visitors at night. We will definitely come back again. Thank you Russel, Miriam and Helen. Love Jen, Graham amd Matty.

Rebecca and Andy Bright (Adelaide) 20 January 2016

Thank you, Helen. Andy and I were able to totally relax and enjoy ourselves for one superb night. Everything we needed was available and appreciated.

It is so peaceful here - we enjoyed our stay very much. We wish you all the very best for the future and hope we may return one day. Warmest wishes - Rebecca and Andy Bright. xxx

Karen and David Morris (Melbourne) 16 January 2016

Just wonderful! Thanks for everything - such a lovely place to spend a night. Would certainly love to come back.Thank you, Helen, for making us feel so welcome! David and Karen

Jennifer and Paul Keen (Melbourne) 14 January 2016

Everything we needed was here. The bed is very comfortable and we slept like babies in this sheltered warm peaceful valley. The little critters who fed quietly outside were a delight. The big fat possum stretching up to nibble the flower buds is a lovely memory of Herons Rise.

Thanks Helen, We really wish we had stayed longer - next time. Kind regards, Jen and Paul

Jim, Melissa (Stern) and Max Friedlich (USA) 12 - 13 January 2016

...[Y]our place is paradise! We've had a marvellous adventure and will definitely recommend it to others!

Irene and Glen Valentine (Queensland) 13 January 2016

The site is beautiful and we enjoyed the quiet. Helen, you were most welcoming and obliging and we felt at home. Great credit to you! We have loved our stay in Tassie - it's been a great surprise. Would LOVE to return. Irene and Glen

Sean Morton and Amy Zhou (Melbourne) 1 - 3 January 2016

Beautiful place and much better than expected. Just a short drive from Hobart, this serene cottage became a homely retreat at the end of each day. Helen was really helpful and this added to the experience. We will be back...DEFINITELY. Thank you, Helen!
Sean and Amy, Melbourne

Jan and James Abeckett (Australia) 30 - 31 December 2015

This was a beautiful and serene spot in the world to see in the new year. We will be back for sure. Thanks Helen. Kind regards - Jan and Jim

Craig and Jan (Adelaide) 27 - 29 December 2015

Thank you for a wonderful stay. Herons Rise is beautiful - don't change a thing.
Craig and Jan

Jack Wang and Family 27 December 2015

It is a perfect place for a holiday! I feel so sorry that we just stayed here for 1 night! I will definitely recommend it to all my friends who want to spend their holiday in Tasmania. We all felt warm here and the view is perfect! Thank you, Helen. Although we did not have enough time to enjoy everything here, we still appreciate your advice for the travel information. I cannot wait for the next trip here - the best family accommodation! Jack

Edwina and Frank (Sydney) 25 - 26 December 2015

Dear Helen

We enjoyed every moment here. It is a lovely place and your hospitality was fabulous. Thank you sooo much for a lovely Christmas.
Cheers Frank and Edwina Sydney

Beryl and Barry Leverington (Mortdale, Sydney) 24 and 25 December 2015

Everything so comfortable in this lovely unit. We have had a very peaceful and relaxing stay. Thanks

Ewen, Eric, Elaine, Erika, Eric and Elsie Lim (Singapore and Sydney) 18 - 21 December 2015

We, the Lims, from Singapore are so grateful for the opportunity to stay at Herons Rise, the most tranquil and beautiful place on planet earth. Each morning is greeted by beautiful sunshine, lovely fresh air and the lovely touch of fresh flowers in the different rooms. The place is clean, comfortable and conducive for a great family holiday.

Thanks, Helen and Miriam, for enabling us to spend an amazing holiday in your lovely cottage. Grateful thanks and all the best.

Aileen and Perry Lim (Sydney) 18 - 21 December 2015

Dear Helen
We had a refreshing time in your superb accommodation. Thank you for the hospitality - we love it!

Aileen and Perry

Sue Gray and Thomas, and Margaret (Townsville and UK) 14 - 17 December 2015

Everything was wonderful - our only complaint is that we can't stay longer! Thanks!

Joe and Rosalie (Woodend, Victoria) 9 - 16 December 2015

Our stay here has been beautiful. This visit is our second time at Herons Rise and continues to feel like our second home. Meeting Helen has only further enriched our experience. We love the turbo chooks [Tasmanian native hens], who have been our wild companions, together with all the visiting wallabies, rabbits and bird-life. A serene and gentle place.

Our cottage has been very comfortable and the design and situation incorporating magnificent water and bush views proves to be true heaven. We will be back in 12 months time and continue to do so. Many thanks, Helen! Joe and Rosalie

Jude and Nick de Guingand (Sydney) 5 December 2015

We loved our stay! Walking into a fire-warmed room filled with the intoxicating scent of a magnificent bunch of roses - lovely! We also loved the outlook, the delicious brekky foods (yum - fresh eggs!), and the dinner hamper idea is an excellent one. Very relaxing, tranquil stay. Great to have travellers' library and selection of music to play. Thanks, Helen! Jude and Nick de Guingand

Carmen and Patrick (Hong Kong) 4 December 2015

We had a wonderful stay here. Thanks for everything - especially the beautiful flowers on the table. The roses came in different colours and fragrances - I loved it very much. I am so impressed and I highly appreciate the arrangement of breakfast ingredients and lovely home-like setting, which made me feel like home. The overall environment was very comfortable, with nice views from the windows and good heating, lighting and ventilation. The cottage was extremely clean and we had a good sleep - the bedding was comfortable and looks good. I must recommend this to all of my friends. Last but not least, Helen was really helpful and friendly. With love Carmen and Patrick from Hong Kong.

Peg Boley, Buzz Mersereau (Seattle, Washington, US), and Wanda Brinsmead (Chinderah, NSW) 29 Nov - 1 December 2015

Thank you for a beautiful and peaceful place. Really appreciate the environmental efforts. The filtered water was delicious, and cautions about water use were good. Friendly! We will be back! Peg, Buzz and Wanda

Nicole Mitchell and Stephen Anastasiu (Melbourne) 28 November 2015

Helen was an amazing host. Checking-in was a very simple process and our home-made loaf of bread was cooking in our cottage as we entered. The breakfast spread was very filling, with a great variety of options, and the kitchen very adequately equipped.

I will be recommending Herons Rise Vineyard Accommodation to all my family and friends on their next travels through Tasmania. Thank you! I could easily live here! Nicole

David and Judy Perkins (Launceston) 28 November 2015

Terrific spot. Loved it. Best wishes David and Judy

John and Marie Walker (Adelaide) 23 and 24 November 2015

A lovely tranquil setting. Well-equipped and Furnished. This was a very relaxed and comfortable stay. Thank you. John and Marie

Khai Tuck Wong and party (Sydney) 21 November 2015

What a vineyard experience; it's a good environment! And after a great night, we will be able to see the stars with clear eyes. We will be back again! Thanks so much for the warm welcome from Helen, Russel and Miriam!

Sue and Gerald Michelon (Victoria) 19 and 20 November 2015

What a great place to stay, perfect and beautiful setting, and everything one could need in the cottage. No hesitation in recommending to others. Thank you, Helen. Sue and Gerald.

Leonie and Han Turill (NSW) 15 - 18 November 2015

Called in on the off-chance of securing accommodation for one night ; within 1/2 hour, booked for two more - what more can we say! Such a beautiful and peaceful place. Thank you so much for your hospitality, Helen. Regards Leonie and Han Turill

David and Sally Allen (UK) and Kirsten Neethling (Sydney) 10 - 13 November 2015

Dear Helen. Thank you for your great hospitality. What a fabulous place you have here in your little piece of paradise! What a great way to start our 10 day stay in Tassie! LOvely accommodation, gorgeous views, wildlife on our doorstep and delicious wine - what more could we ask for?! David, Sally and Kirsten

Klaus and Sue Kofler (Cooma, NSW) 8 November 2015

Thank you, Helen, for a beautiful stay. Definitely will recommend to our friends and family. Sue and Klaus, Cooma

Birgit Unger (Heidelberg, Germany) 6 - 7 November 2015.

Thank you, Helen, for the flowers, chocolate and 'clerical music' [personal letter]. What a nice start to exploring four weeks in Tasmania. Love your cottage and the surroundings; love the nature music (although I could not figure out who was singing to me!). Birgit.

Claire and Alissa (Hobart and Sydney) 7 November 2015.

Dear Helen, Miriam and Russel. Thank you for a wonderful and very relaxing time. Everything was perfect, especially arriving to a warm, cosy room with a roaring log fire. Thank you...so much for the beautiful touches...we especially loved your hand-written note - very personalised. Mark and I will definitely be back with our family. Cheers Claire and Alissa

Julian and Jane Robinson (Melbourne, Victoria) 25 October 2015.

Thank you, Helen, for a beautiful stay. The Studio Cottage is so comfortable and well-equipped. This is our second stay at Herons Rise and it is just as good as our first. All the little touches made us feel very special and indulged. We will delight in telling all our friends that they must stay here when they visit Tassie.
Jane and Julian

Rachel, Sonia and Winston Tam (Hong Kong). 23 October 2015.

Dear Helen

Thank you so much for ‘upgrading’ us to this gorgeous Wine Loft!!! We had a superior style last night and vastly enjoyed the fire, stocked fridge and the beautiful scenery around this vineyard.

The Red [wine] is amazing … the three of us absolutely loved it here and the [Chinese]tour book is darned right; it’s one of the boutique hotels that travellers shouldn’t miss.

Thanks a bunch.
Rachel

Paul and Bronagh (Ireland). 16 October 2015.

We came across Herons Rise as a last minute booking and how glad I am we got to experience this wonderful place. From the drive up to the property to opening the door of the cottage, I knew it would be a beautiful spot. The cottage was perfect, comfortable and inviting. Our welcome was perfect and very personal and the breakfast supplies were great.

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay and making our trip to Tasmania that little bit more special. Paul and Bronagh

Annette and Bruce (Wamberal, NSW) 10 - 17 October 2015.

Another lovely stay at Herons Rise. The Wine Loft was so comfortable and peaceful. So nice to drive up Saddle Road to a warm welcome and beautiful accommodation. Thank you, Helen (Guest Book).

Dear Helen – thank you for a lovely stay at Herons Rise. The welcome note, flowers and chocolate (how did you know?) were a nice touch. All the best to you and your family in your new venture. Best wishes, Annette and Bruce (Card).

Brian and Janis Eastoe (Stroud, NSW) and Bill and Ros (Brisbane, Queensland) 7 to 9 October 2015.

To Helen and family, our host,
We have unanimously assembled this post
The Loft is sublime
And so is the wine
Must be the best place on the coast.

Bill and Ros, Janis and Brian

Helen and Family – thank you very much. Fantastic. Thanks also for Herons Rise White and Red. Delightful

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