ECO STUDIOS Opened in November 2015 – the brand new Eco Studios (there are eight in total) have a panoramic view of the Tasman Sea over Saltwater Lagoon on Friendly Beaches. This is a view that no one else on the East Coast of Tasmania can offer. These Studios are the only accommodation in Tasmania to currently boast a 6* energy rating, and they have a contemporary edgy feel to them. They are compact (26sq metres) but are equipped with everything that a couple needs for a short break in Freycinet, including a well-equipped kitchenette with a granite work surface and microwave/grill oven, ensuite shower-room, king/twin beds (please request your preference when booking) and free high speed internet available in your room. They also have underfloor heating in the shower room and a private deck area of 9sq metres with an outside sitting area.Unfortunately, the Studios are not suitable for occupancy by infants or children (under 18 years).
THINGS TO DO
- small and /or efficient applicances,
- low energy/LED bulbs and solar lights,
- instant gas hot water to avoid heat losses from storage cylinders,
- double glazing and insulation,
- minimising runs of hot water pipe,
- energy sourced from renewables (grid connected photo voltaic system, solar hot water, wind turbine, wet back combustion stove, passive solar design with insulated thermal mass)
- Water Self Sufficiency – roof catchment and storage tanks on all buildings
- low pressure supply pumps
- water saving shower heads
- dual flush toilets, no spas
Building Materials – use of materials from renewable resources (plantation timber)
A botanical survey guided the choice of development sites on the property, and as well as designing to minimise the use of energy and water, environmentally sustainable design (ESD) principles governed the build strategy and the selection of building materials avoiding use of toxic materials and maximising recyclability (no CCA treated timberuse of non off-gassing paints and furnishings, recycled polyester insulation batts, zinc alume roofing steel), avoiding materials with high levels of embodied energy (minimising the use of steel) and using Tasmanian or Australian products wherever possible
What we love about Freycinet Retreat
The location is ideal as a base for exploring the East coast, with the Bay of Fires only 100 minutes away, and Freycinet National Park on your doorstep. Nearby is the coastal village of Swanwick and the town of Coles Bay.
Tell me more…
Freycinet Retreat is located at Mt Paul which is a 1200 acre “Land for Wildlife” property situated in the centre of the Freycinet Peninsula offering accommodation in two bay view eco-lodges. The “eco-lectic” range of buildings offers water and energy efficient low impact examples of green building, and all accommodation has stunning water views.
Get the Facts
Where is it? Coles Bay, next to Freycinet National Park
What? Eco Retreat
How many? Two Bush Retreats and eight Studios
Who? Guests over 18
How much? Check latest rates and availability here
Sounding Good? Read on…
The accommodation at Freycinet Retreat offers a unique experience of comfort in a natural setting. This is a place in which to relax and rejuvenate, leave civilisation behind, and get immersed in nature. Wildlife is very much in evidence, and there are walks to do from the doorstep.
If you are expecting a resort, you will be disappointed as it is a nature retreat which particularly appeals to travellers who appreciate getting away from it all in a truly natural and beautiful environment. Freycinet Retreat offers a very different experience from larger organisations, but still provides a professional, individual service and an experience that you will remember.
Bush Retreats: The design of the two retreats is modern with clean lines, exposed timbers and each has a pillow top king bed, LED Smart TV, and laundry facilities. The fully equipped kitchen includes Coles Bay granite work surfaces and stainless steel appliances.
Studios: The Studios are modern 6*energy rated cabins, which are suitable for a couple in either a king or twin pillow top bed set-up. They have a kitchenette with granite worksurfaces, LED Smart TV’s and underfloor heating in the ensuite shower room.
Hosts: Hosts: Virgina Cowie and Phillippa Denne
Address: Coles Bay, Tasmania
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