Guest Book Comments


10th - 13th March29th 2017

We have stayed in several excellent cottages during our Tasmanian Holiday however, this is by far the BEST!  Comfortable and very thoughtfully appointed.  The glass of port was appreciated.  Thank you for a wonderful Stay at Hide-Away Cottage Retreat.  Stephen and Lee, Warwick and Karen - Wollongong Vic.

15th - 17th March 2017

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.  Thank you for your lovely hospitality and making us feel at home.  Your chicken eggs were scrumptious!  Thank you Andrew and Brigitte Victoria.

4th - 6th March 2017

Here we are again - back to enjoy the best accommodation we have ever stayed in.  Gail and Bruce 

1st - 4th March 2017

Thank you so much for your hospitality.  The cottage is truly a "home away from home".  Wonderful place to spend our last days in Tassie!  Bruce and Marietta Yukon Canada

26th February 2017 - 1st March 2017

Thank you so much for a delightful stay in Hide-away Cottage and for being great friends and hosts.  We have been looking forward to catching up with you both again and look forward to many more visits in the future.  Meanwhile our very best of wishes to you both.   Gail and Bruce

25th & 26th February 2017

As usual a pleasure!  Glad to see you're getting mobile again Sue xx

22 - 24th February 2017

Dear Sue and Derek,  We enjoyed our stay in your cottage.  Very reminiscent of an English country Cottage.  Ronti particularly enjoyed the wood fire and the Lily loved the Teddy Bears.  Many Thanks.  Ronti, Ian, Nicki, and Lily  A.C.T.

20th - 22nd February 2017

What a delightful cottage - almost afraid to use the facilities, they were so well and carefully thought out.  Loved the wood fire.  Sue what an artistic talent! Pam and Bruce Cairns Qld.

15th - 22nd February 2017

Dear Sue and Derek,

Thank you for a memorable stay in your lovely cottage.  Good health t you both.  See you next year.  Chris and Pauline Newcastle N.S.W.

22nd January 2017 

Dear Sue and Derek

We loved our stay in the cottage, it was perfect.  We will be back and I may runaway here with some girlfriends who would find it equally enchanting.  Thank you so much! Lisa Darren and Troy Victoria. 

Thank you Derek for letting me feed the sheep and chickens.  I loved the chickens.  Troy

19th - 22nd January 2017

Dear Sue and Derek 2 1/2 days and 3 nights are not enough.  I have loved my stay in your beautiful cottage.  Your painting Sue are wonderful.  It was lovely to meet both of you. Best Wishes for 2017 Patricia.  P.S.  Thank you Tracey for her lovely welcome.

17th - 19th January 2017

Sue and Derek are very nice and friendly.  Thanks so much for your surprise gift for our honeymoon trip!  We enjoy every moment in the cottage.  The starry sky at night is stunning.  Recommend to everyone who come to Tas.  Ashley and Samson  Hong Kong   

12th - 14th January 2017

What a lovely home away from home!  We loved the cottage garden in full bloom.  Andy, Kim, Sarah and James A.C.T.

January 2017

Thank you for a lovely stay.  Your cottage reminded us of the many lovely B & B's we stayed in when traveling around the UK.  Very quaint, cozy and comfortable.  We wish you hadn't been booked up as we would have stayed here longer!  If we ever return to Tassie (as we hope) you will be our first stop.  Martin Marcella, Jarah, Declon and Isablel.  Sydney N.S.W.

29th December 2016 - 1st January 2017

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.  Our 3 boys loved feeding the chickens and the sheep and loved Patch.  Kylie, Matthew, Ethan, Xavier and Zac.

22nd - 26th December 2016

Thank you very much, a beautiful cottage and a warm welcome, will remember this stay.  Again thank you.  Martin, Marianne and Millie.  Tasmania

19th - 21st December 2016

We'll miss Derek and Sue, Houdini the chook and Patch! This stay has been way too short, we want to come back again some day for sure!  Thank you to our hosts for their friendly hospitality and beautiful cottage! Gary, Linda Andrew, Dianna, Even and Josie.  Sydney and California.

it was seriously awesome and I'd love to come again.  Love Josie

December 2016

Thank you so much for our lovely stay here.  The kids loved all the space and feeding the animals and meeting patch.  Matthew, Kelly ,Anne and Terry/

January 2017

This cottage stay was just what we needed after the madhouse of having all of our children and grandchildren descending on us for Christmas.  Beautifully set out with everything we could possible need.  The breakfast provisions were so generous even my husband couldn't get through them.  A lovely welcoming cottage and garden.  Thank you for having us to stay.  Derek and Robin 


Jan - 3rd February 2016

Thank you Sue and Derek, we have had a wonderful time in your cottage.  Perfect place to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary.  Just what we needed to start our Tasmania holiday - peace and quiet and easy drive to all the areas.  Thanks again Lorraine and Bill N.S.W

22nd - 29th January 2016

Thank you Sue and Derek.  We have had a wonderful time staying in your cottage.  The kids enjoyed feeding the sheep and of course all the indoor/outdoor toys available.  I have never stayed in a place that had everything:  Tranquility, beauty and warmth of the owners.  Keen to stay again.  We wish you all the best.  Andreas, Noah and Lea N.S.W

17Th - 19th January 2016

Dear Derek and Sue.  Heartfelt thanks for our wonderful stay in this beautiful place run by 2 especially nice people.  Ditto to all the comments made by previous guests.  Ves, Richard, Rhys and Mathew.  N.S.W.

  14th - 17th January 2016

Thank you for a beautiful stay.  So relaxing and perfect for families.  We loved it and hope to come back again.  Tom, Annette, Maddy and Benji Tasmania.

12th - 14th January 2016

Thank you for an amazing place to stay.  Wish we had spent a few more days.  Kids loved feeding the sheep and playing outside, unfortunately we didn't discover the chickens until the day we were leaving.  Thanks again, maybe we will get back to Tasmania again.  Glen, Michaela and kids.  Adelaide.

8th - 12th January 2016

Thank you for a wonderful time here.  I loved the equipment.  Bye - Charlotte 7yrs

Thank you for a wonderful stay.  The kids loved all the games, DVDs and outdoor equipment.  The house had everything we needed.  Thanks for the Extra special touches.  Natalie, Simon, Eliza and Charlotte. 

4th - 8th January 2016

Dear Sue and Derek,  Thank you for sharing this little gem with us.  It was perfect and we loved our stay.  You were both lovely hosts and made our stay most welcoming.  Until next time.  Thank you.  Dianna, Tim, Jack, Zoe and Marilyn Tasmania

2nd - 4th January 2016

Dear Sue and Derek, What a beautiful place you have here.  A truly great place to stay when visiting Tasmania and we will be back for sure! All your small touches to make the place welcoming, fun for the kids and really comfortable are noticed and greatly appreciated.  All the best from our family Darwin NT - Albury Vic.

27th December - 2nd January 2016

What a lovely cottage with friendly hosts.  Already there is talk of a return visit! Love, Tom, Alex, Ellie, Caroline and Mark.

Dear Sue, thank you for letting me feed the sheet it was so fun.  From Tom N.S.W.

16th - 18th December 2015

What a beautiful cottage.  It is so refreshing to have a fully equipped holiday cottage.  Just like visiting family.  Thank you Sue and Derek we will be back next time we are in Tassie.  Rennae and Darren Queensland. 

13th - 15th December 2015

A cosy and beautiful and elegant cottage.  The best accommodation in Tasmania.  We will be back.  Thank you Dear Sue and Derek.  Fasisal, Niraini, Izzat, Isyraq, Irfan and Isa  Singapore.

5th - 12th December 2015

Back again.  I wouldn't have it any other way.  Thank you for your friendship and hospitality.  Regards Erik (Nice to be able to say Hi to the chooks each day!)  New Zealand

3rd - 5th December 2015

Thank you Sue and Derek for such a homey experience while traveling - every little detail has been carefully thought about to make this the nicest possible getaway for your guests!  Hannah and Jim Victoria

24th 28th November 2015

What a memorable experience.  Thank you Sue and Derek for making our stay so enjoyable and adding the extra touches so I could share Christmas with my family here at Hide-Away Cottage.  AMAZING !!  Sharon and Tim N.S.W.

22nd - 24th November 2015

Lovely comfortable cottage, home away from home.  Lovely relaxing place to come home to each day.  I look forward to returning.  Erik New Zealand

18th - 19th November 2015

What a little oasis.  A home away from home.  Restful, peaceful, relaxing, MAGICAL.  So close to town yet feels so isolated.  The name suits the cottage to a 'T' "Hide away"  Thankx Sue for being a wonderful hostess.  Donn and Sam Victoria.

13th - 15th November 2015

Wow what a beautiful hidden treasure you have here.  Everything one could possibly ever need is catered for.  So comfortable and tranquil couldn't think of a more lovely place to have stayed to enjoy our daughter's wedding.  Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. David and Family Tasmania

11th - 13th November 2015

Thank you for accommodating so wonderfully, we had everything and more to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. Thanks for going the extra mile.  We admire your beautiful home (cottage) and paintings! we will be recommending to friends and family and hope to return soon.  Ricky, Jessica and family Queensland

4th - 9th November 2015

A truely wonderful place to stay - Everything has been thought of!  Shanna and Zach Tasmania

29th - 31st October - 2nd November 2015

Thank you so much, we loved this cosy cottage!! Had a lovely relaxed time.  Dominique and family N.S.W.

26th  -28th October 2015

Loved the peace and quiet.  The facilities were excellent and our daughter enjoyed the swings.  April Brad and family N.S.W.

12th - 14th October 2015

These lovely guests left a message in Chinese, unfortunately I cannot translate it.  However, they left this message under in English. "Sorry for my bad English.  We love it here.  This house make our Dream Come True.  Love U Sue and Derek!! We are from Hong Kong"

10th - 12th October2015

This was a great finish to our 3 week holiday in Tassie.  Loved the cottage.  Home away from home.  Hospitality was fantastic.  Thanks Sue and Derek.  When we come back, we will definitely be coming back to see you both, oh and Patch.  Hopefully it won't take another 5 years.  Philip and Marion Queensland.

8th - 10th October 2015

Beautiful spot and oh those crisp fresh sheets!  Thank you for accommodating us Derek and Sue. Kerri-Anne and Rodney.

6th - 9th October 2015

We loved it! Thank you for a lovely little holiday! We thoroughly enjoyed the cottage and we hope to come again in the future!  The kids loved feeding the sheep and chickens! Thanks  Derek and Sue.

 2nd - 5th October 2015

Our return visit was enjoyable and relaxing.  Will have to stay more often!  Shirley Tasmania

30th September - 2nd October 2015

Really lovely.  Fantastic for our little families - will stay longer next time! Thanks again. Greer and family Tasmania.

23rd September - 30th September 2015

Thank you Sue and Derek for letting us stay here for 10 days.  It was fun and all the mountains were beautiful.  Thank you!  Hayden

Dear Sue and Derek, thank you very much for letting us stay here it was fun and beautiful Briley

Sue and Derek I loved the stairs.  Thank you Tanaya  (Kim and Family Tasmania)

 21st September - 23rd September 2015

Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and gorgeous cottage!  The children loved the play equipment and the animals.  Delightfull!  Amber, Damien, Olivia and Nate. South Australia

8th - 10th September 2015

It felt like home and all your directions and help was appreciated.  Addison loved it here. Thank you.      Luke and family Queensland.

2nd September - 5th September 2015

Such a gorgeous place to stay, excellent facilities, very friendly service.  We must come again!  Thank you ever so much Sue and Derek! Maxine, Ryan, Elliott and Isabel Victoria.  

25th - 29th August 2015

Mary and David walked into the wood,
Deep in the dark forest a cottage there stood,
Seeking shelter and someplace to hide,
A note on the door "Welcome inside",
In each room we stepped back in time,
Lost in the pages of a Brothers Grimm rhyme.
Nice, warm and cosy as we ventured upstairs,
I wagered we'd see Goldilocks and three bears,
but to our surprise, and not only one,
Two towels had morphed and took flight as a swan,
Like the "Enchanted Cottage" only true love will find,
Your "Hide-Away Cottage" is one of a kind.
Mary and David Victoria

21st - 23rd August 2015

As usual a pleasure!  Thanks Sue and Derek, Anne, Shane, Caitlin and James Tasmania

14th August - 19th August 2015

Sue and Derek, What a magnificent holiday cottage.  With all the little extras provided, no one could ask for more.  So warm and welcoming and the fire wood stack being restocked so regularly.  A fantastic Stay!  We will be back and recommending to others.  Thank you Sandra and Lance Queensland.

9th August - 11th August 2015

Dear Sue and Derek, we had a wonderful stay.  Your cottage is a dream.  We can't wait till we can visit again.  Elizabeth and Nicholas Tasmania

7th August - 9th August 2015

Our first Wedding Anniversary.  Can't believe it's been a year since we were married here at beautiful Hideaway.  So wonderful to be back to our favourite place and to catch up with out special friends Sue and Derek, who continue to spoil us with genuine hospitality and lovely surprises.  Thank you for making our Anniversary one to remember and cherish for always.  Tracey and Will  See you again soon.  Tasmania

31st July - 3rd August 2015

What a beautiful experience it is to stay at Hide-Away! Derek and Sue are a lovely energy who provide every little thing we need to have a comfortable and unique experience.  We were also fortunate to wake up to it snowing today, something that Derek said he has never seen since living here. It was a little bit special.  Much recommended and thanks for your hospitality guys! Love Phil and Nicole  "A beautiful place to celebrate my 30th Birthday and our Engagement.  Thank you so much - Nicole "  N.S.W.

 27th - 29th July 2015

Fantastic Bush Experience and top notch service!!   Alex and Richard Tasmania

18th - 22nd July 2015

We had a awesome time!!  See you at Christmas!!  Joel Bernadette and Family Victoria

14th - 17th July 2015

Loved coming back to Hide-Away Cottage.  Our favourite place to stay.  First Class !! Thank you Derek, Sue and Patch.  See you next year, Jamie, Donna, Ireland, Campbell and Jarrah.  Tasmania

4th - 11th July 2015

Amazing slice of home in a beautiful part of the world. So happy with everything at Hide-Away.  All the extra finishing touches were a delight to discover.  Thank you so very much for a wonderful experience for North Queenslanders in a Tasmanian winter!  We loved it! Darren, Marissa, Mary and Ange Queensland

1st - 4th July 2015

Lovely comfortable cottage.  Welcoming to come home to each day.  Gorgeous part of the country.  Mark and Lain N.S.W.

26th - 28th June 2015

Our 2nd stay and enjoyed as we did the firs time and will be back so thank you so much.  See you again real soon .  Katie, Jamie and family Tasmania

22nd - 26th June 2015

Our 1st family holiday and it couldn't have been more special.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful life and home with us.  Very Grateful.  Look forward to coming again. xx00  Kelli, Graeme and Chelsi  W.A.

5th - 9th June 2015

What a find!  We'll be back, please provide better weather next time!  Thanks for making travelling with 3 young children so much easier.  Emma, Owen, Thomas, Oliver and Benjamin.  Tasmania.

3rd - 5th June 2015

Diamond in the rough! Alex Tasmania

20th - 27th May 2015

Thank you Sue and Derek for letting us stay in this exceptional cottage.  It is so cosy, warm and comfortabole and so well equipped.  Loved the port.  Barb and Scott Queensland

18th - 20th May 2015

A beautiful respite - just what we needed.  Thank you Brenda and family Tasmania

15th - 17th May 2015

As usual, our "home away from home", perfect again.  We just love it here!  Anne, Shane, James and Caitlin Tasmania

12th - 14th May 2015

Our 2nd stay here - and was like "coming home".  We planned our Tassie trip especially to include Hide-Away Cottage - best in Tassie.  This is the true meaning of "Welcome Strangers".  Paul and Alison Queensland.

9th - 11th May 2015

This was our first family holiday in five years - thank you for a relaxing and comforting environment for two poor students!  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, not a thing we could possibly have needed! A welcome and warm relief for a mother of a sensitive little boy.  We will recommend, 'like' and you will see us again. xxx Virginia, Cristian and Ares Tasmania.

17th - 21st April 2015

Everything about our stay was perfect  The cottage is gorgeous and there was nothing missing that we needed.  The grounds are beautiful and so well set out for my daughter to play.  She loved to feed the sheep and was wrapped with the trapeze Derek put up (especially for her).  Derek and Sue thank you for everything, all the extra touches make all the difference.  Will recommend to all we know.  See you again soon. xxx Anne Victoria

The cottage has the most beautiful ambiance and is truly soothing to a somewhat ragged soul xx .  Anne Victoria

14th - 16th April 2015

Peaceful, clean air, beautiful surroundings and hosts.  A dream come true for we city folk.  Beautifully appointed and interesting.  Thank you both, Derek and Sue for your attention to detail especially the Birthday gift.  Will recommend to family and friends. Rob and Judy S.A.

11th - 13th April 2015

Thank you for a warm and lovely place.  It is exactly as all the reviews said it would be, a real credit to you both, we will be back and will recommend to all family and friends! David and Karen S.A.

8th - 10th April 2015

Home away from home.  Thank you for a wonderful stay.  The hospitality and the cottage were first class and something to be proud of.  We will certainly come to stay again. Matt Emma and Family  Queensland.

5th - 8th April 2015

We are very impressed with how this beautiful cottage is presented.  You do a wonderful job.  Thank you very much. Tasmin and Alexandra Tasmania

3rd - 5th April 2015

Thank you for a wonderful stay, this is without doubt the best cottage we have stayed in and we genuinely wish it was in Sydney so we could stay every weekend! Thank you and see you again! Rob, Marie, Isabelle and Jimmy N.S.W.

29th - 30th March 2015

A lovely retreat in the middle of our road trip.  Thank you for having us.  Beautiful.  Allan and Anita

25th - 27th March 2015

Absolute credit to you guys.  Very impressed!  Dave and Judy Tasmania

24th - 25th March 2015

PERFECT!  Harry Victoria

13th - 16th March 2015

Thanks for a great stay.  Everything on hand!  Linda and Terry Victoria

2nd - 6th March 2015

Fabulous comfy cottage with everything you could want, would recommend to anyone wanting home away from home.  Julie N.S.W.

20th - 27th February 2015

Tassie 4 times, around  Australia twice and overseas.  Definitely our favourite place to say.  10 out of 10 for the cottage and to Sue and Derek.  Sure hope we can get back again.  Pam and Mike Queensland.

18th - 20th February 2015

A beautiful cottage B & B.  Absolutely brilliant and so cosy and comfy.  Thanks Sue and Derek and of course "Patch"!  Rob and Vicki S.A.

11th - 14th February 2015

Thanks Sue and Derek for such a wonderful stay at Hide Away Cottage.  The property was great for us, especially with an (almost) 2 year old.  Everything was well supplied with many "small things and touches considered".  Matt and Lauren W.A.

31st January - 2nd February 2015

Great place to stay.  Very quiet and peaceful, with every thing needed supplied.  We will definitely stay again.    Brett and Andrea Tasmania.

30th  - 31st January 2015

Sue and Derek, thank you. Coming to Hide Away Cottage we like coming home.  You have thought of everything.  We loved the garden as well with all of the beautiful flowers.  Debbie and Paul.

23rd - 26th January 2015

We can't believe its been 6 months since our wedding here at Hideaway, we have missed our beautiful and special Hideaway and our wonderful hosts Sue and Derek.  So wonderful to be back, to have the chance to relax and unwind and enjoy our peaceful beautiful surroundings.  And of course we always get spoilt by the special little touches that make this cottage like home.  Thank you for our special meal Sue, wonderful and yummy food as always.  A wonderful way to spend my birthday, William and I will never get tired of this amazing place!  See you again soon !!  Tracey and Will Tasmania.  

21st - 23rd January 2015

Words are not enough to express my gratitude and appreciation.  Your place made tired travellers a sweet home!.  Thank you so much and we will see you again.  XX Jessie Victoria

16th - 19th January 2015

Derek and Sue,  Thank you so much for making our stay so warm and welcoming.  You couldn't have done enough for us.  Thank you so much, we will see you again.  B Family Victoria.

11th - 16th January 2015

Thank you Sue and Derek for making us so welcome.  We had a wonderfully relaxing stay.  The boys loved feeding the sheep and helping Derek stack the wood!  We will be telling everyone about this great little Hideaway.  Mark, Renee and the boys. Tasmania

 9th - 11th January 2015

We had a so pleasant stay, we should have stayed longer... The cottage and everything is just perfect! For sure, we'll come back... for more than 2 nights!!  M Family New Caledonia.

7th - 9th January 2015

This family came from Israel and we are unable to translate their comments (but they said some lovely things.)

31st December 2014 to 7th January 2015

Happy New Year!!  Thank you so much for the most wonderful break.  The attention to detail is exceptional, it is a home away from home.  The quiet setting and quaint cottage really helped us relax and recharge.  We will definitely be back and recommend the cottage and your selves highly.  Patrick and Louise, Rockhampton, Queensland.

29th December to 31st December 2014

So relaxing and peaceful.  Thanks for the thoughtful touches.  It is very nice to see old fashioned traits to feel the comforts of one's heart to another.  We thoroughly enjoyed your home. Douglas and Denise Queensland.

23rd - 28th December 2015

Thank you Sue and Derek for your hospitality and thoughtfulness in looking after us.  We just love the serenity!.  It is so peaceful.  We have returned this time to spend Christmas with family.  The generous breakfast, the fresh eggs and the Christmas Port were wonderful touches and much appreciated.  We loved the spa bath and the wood fire and the Christmas lights in the trees.  Thank you for making us feel welcome and valued.  Thank you for going the extra mile for your guests.  This is a very special place.  Kath, Peter and Sam. Newcastle N.S.W.

19th - 22nd December 2014

Sue, Derek and Patch.  Wow, we have had a wonderful time.  Your cottage is fantastic.  We sure will be back.  Loved every second.  Jo and Mary Tasmania.

15th - 19th December 2014

Thank you for being so welcoming, friendly and putting so much of yourselves into this "hide-away"  The beautiful setting with such a comforting cottage makes for a warm stay. We liked feeding the sheep!  Mark, Annelies, Yolande and Rainer N.S.W.

12th - 15th December 2014

Thank you for making us feel so comfortable on our stay!  Very friendly to deal with and happy people and such a beautiful cottage!  Zoe and Cam Tasmania.

9th - 11th December 2014

Thank you both Sue and Derek for our stay at "Hide-Away".  We appreciated all the thought and efforts that went towards making our stay so enjoyable.  The girls especially enjoyed the tennis, swings and chooks!  Cosy, homey and quaint - all things that almost make you feel like you are at home.  Michelle, David, Tasmin, Emma and Heide Victoria

5th - 7th December 2014

I have had a lovely few days.  Thank you.  Will be Back!!! Cathie Tasmania

27th November -  3rd December 2014

Thank you for a lovely stay, we had everything we needed and more!  We have already recommended this beautiful cottage to our FB friends and will continue to spread the word to our Athletics friends in SA.  Janine, Lauren, Marion and Clive.  S.A

23 - 27th November 2014

Our final week here, don't want to leave!  This is home Now!. We will be back Alice and Amy N.Z.

21st - 23rd November 2014

Was the perfect pace to get away and relax and to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. All the lovely comments in this book are so true.  Thank you for all your help xx  Sharon Tasmania

16th - 21st November 2014

See you next week for another wonderful stay !! Alice and Amy  N.Z.

14th - 16th November 2014

Thank you for a wonderful stay on a busy weekend for us.  Also thank you for the bottle of bubbly for our 27th Wedding Anniversary.  We plan to return next year, but this time to relax!!  Phil, Joanne, Sophie and Thomas.  Tasmania

5th - 14th November 2014

Another lovely stay here at Hide-Away, always the best hospitality.  We both feel we have made two lovey friends Sue and Derek, OH  make that three Patch as well.  Alice and Amy N.Z.

3rd - 5th November 2014

Thanks for providing such a lovely place to relax and unwind.  We've really enjoyed our time here, you seem to have thought of everything that could possibly be needed!!  The fresh eggs were beautiful.  Thanks again Graeme and Jane Tasmania

1st November - 3rd November 2014

We've had a wonderful, restful stay.  It was great to meet you both.  Thanks for the warm welcome and beautifully appointed cottage.  Hope to return for a longer stay next time.  P.S. Thanks for the port, very tasty! Terry and Rose Melbourne.

27th October - 1st November 2014

Dear Sue and Derek,

Thank you so much for having us over the last week.  We had an absolute ball.  Your cottage is so homely, we loved all the little extras you have and a real talent with origami.  This was the first proper place we have stayed since our arrival in Burnie, your accommodation adds so much to the area.  It had been recommended to us and now we will go on to recommend it to others.  Thanks for making us feel so welcome.  We hope we can keep in touch, not only, to come and stay again, but also for a good old chin wag.  Cheers Alice and Amy N.Z.

20th October - 27th October 2014

What can I say without sounding too effusive.  Thanks Sue and Derek for everything.  We had a wonderful stay as always.  Avon and David Brisbane

17th - 19th October 2014

This place is brilliant.  I wish we could have stayed longer.  Thank you for the eggs they were delicious.  We will be back ! Jane and family Hobart

14th - 17th October 2014

Thanks Sue and Derek for a lovely stay, the kids loved it.  Great to see such fantastic facilities for kids - wonderful!  Thanks Brian and Lynette and children N.S.W.

5th - 6th October 2014

Another lovely stay - See you again.  Polly and David Tasmania

1st - 3rd October 2014

Very comfortable and cosy.  Thank you for your hospitality.  D. Family Tasmania.

28th - September - 1st October 2014

The perfect home away from home, for the weary tourists.  Great facilities, especially the spa bath.  Thanks.

20th - 27th September2014

A week stay here, fantastic!  The children fed the sheep and collected fresh eggs.  So relaxing and peaceful and your cottage has everything we needed.  Definitely recommending here to my friends and family!.  Jacqi and family Victoria.

18th - 20th September 2014

Wow!  From the moment we walked in we felt welcome and at home.  All the decor and special touches are so lovely! Our only disappointment is that we didn't stay longer - that's OK, next time for sure.  Thank you for such a special place.  We can't wait to have our dog portraits done!  Nicole and Curtis N.S.W.

14th - 18th September 2014

What a lovely place! So many little thoughtful items.  A warm and cosy place!  Many thanks for a hide away with our little family.  We especially loved the warm tub with lots of bubbles after very cold days.  For us anyway.  We would love to come back! Elizabeth and Clemens and Theresa Queensland.

9th - 11th September 2014

We can understand why you have won so many awards as we have thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay.  Wish it was longer! The cottage has everything and anything you could possibly want.  We'll be back.  Steve and Virginia N.S.W.

5th September - 7th September 2014

Thank you for a lovely weekend, it was a perfect surpise for my husband for his 40th Birthday.  We had a fantastic weekend it was thoroughly enjoyed by us all.  Donna, Enu and family Tasmania. 

28th - 31st August 2014

Thank you.  Lovely peaceful place to stay.  Everything we need in this lovely cottage.  Jo King Island Tasmania

22nd - 24th August 2014

What a fantastic place!  Couldn't think of a nicer place to spend my birthday, so relaxing!  Felt like we were miles away from the "real world".  Thank you for making us feel so welcome!  We will be back.  God bless your beautiful home.  Mark, Bev, John and James Tasmania.

19th - 22nd August 2014

Beautiful quiet spot, lovely quaint cottage.  Really enjoyed our stay here.  All  our needs provided for.  Thank you.  Ross and Lorraine S.A.

16th - 19th August 2014

Thank you SUE AND DEREK SO MUCH  for our BEAUTIFUL stay. It was more than we could have ever asked for, for our honeymoon.  We loved your attention to detail, the beautiful lights outside, the chocolates beside our bed and the delicious food you provided for us.  The food was absolutely AMAZING!  It is absolutely perfect.  Thank you so much.  We will be back!  Claudia and Ethan Tasmania.  P.S. Sue we love your paintings.  They are excellent!

 9th - 13th August 2014

"Our Wedding day at Hide-Away Cottage." Thank you so much Sue and Derek for everything you have done to help make our day one to remember.  What an amazing day! and Hideaway was the perfect setting to start our journey as husband and wife.  The decorations were beautiful and your attention to detail with all the organization was so appreciated.  We loved having you with us to share in our special day and the cottage was waiting for us for our honeymoon.  Thank you Sue for our beautiful meals your cooking is to die for - the cheese cake was the best!  We couldn't have asked for a more romantic and memorable ceremony at "Hideaway".  Tracey and Will Tasmania.

 31st July - 6th August 2014


Well where do you start with this most welcoming place to stay.  The attention to detail was outstanding, Sue is the most friendly Tasmanian you could probably meet.  We will leave this cozy cottage with the best ever memories of our trip to Tassie the highlight for sure, and to all that follows.  Try Sue's Soup - to die for!  David,  Marianne and Anne N.S.W.

25th - 27th July 2014

Once again, a restful stay.  Wonderful after a long journey on a cold night to reach the cottage and the lights and fire were blazing!. Your memory of us was impressive - we feel as though we're family.  Sharyn and Peter Tasmania.

18th - 20th July 2014

Outstanding - Couldn't want for more!  The ambience was warm and rich just like the wine.  The paintings on the wall are very very fine.  We'll certainly see you again when back this way next time.  Pat Tasmania

12th - 18th July 2014

Wonderful home from home - warm and cosy despite the wintry weather! Thank you so much.  We'll be back!  Brenden and Sarah W.A.

7th - 9th July 2014

Staying here was so fun and feeding the sheep was amazing. Thanks so much for having us.  Sophie Tasmania

I loved the cottage it was really amazing and warm. Olivia  Tasmania

5th - 7th July 2014

Thank you, we had a fantastic stay Luke Tasmania

It was awesome and amazing Serry Tasmania

30th June - 4th July 2014

Another restful recharge at the best place in Tasmania.  Chris and Maud Tasmania

23rd June - 27th June 2014

Thanks so much Sue and Derek we've had a great time staying here, you have a lovely place.  Just like home Tina Tasmania

It is a nice place.  I also like the artwork. Finn Tasmania

Thank you for letting us stay!  I had a great time and hope to come back soon!  Brooke Tasmania

Thanks for the great stay!  We had a great time! Ryan Tasmania

15th - 22nd June 2014

Very comfortable and relaxing stay.  Sue and Derek are such nice, accommodating hosts it was an absolute pleasure to stay here, thank you so much for our wonderful time, we will definitely be recommending you to anyone staying in Burnie Tasmania.  Victoria

13th - 15th June 2014

Warm, cosy and welcoming - everything we have come to enjoy from "our house".  Sue and Derek are wonderful hosts - thank you both! Anne, Shane, James and Caitlin - Tasmania

11th - 13th June 2014

The highlight of our holiday.  Thank you Sue and Derek for making our holiday an experience we'll always remember.  See you again. xxxoo The Oakley family - Victoria

25th - 27th May 2014

Sue and Derek made our very first Tassie visit special and wonderful.  So cosy and relaxing that our 3 kids called this cottage "Our House"during the short stay.  Thank you for giving them unforgettable and magical experiences.  The Smith family N.S.W.

23rd - 25th May 2014

We have lost count on how many times we have stayed at our "home away from home" but "Hideaway" will always be special, thank you to our friends Sue and Derek for helping us build unforgettable memories! xx  Tracey and Will Tasmania.

21st - 22nd May 2014

3 years since our first night here on our honeymoon.  Always a romantic and peaceful getaway.  Thank you kindly for your generosity.  We will be back many more times!  Jacob and Cassie Tasmania.

19th - 21st May 2014

Such a treat.  Thank you for all the special touches.  Beautiful artwork Sue.  I love the Verneer particularly.  The bowtie toilet paper and swan were really amazing too!  Sharon Tasmania

15th - 19th May 2014

Thank you for a lovely holiday home.  Your place is very peaceful and relaxing.  The children loved the animals and garden.  We will be back soon.  Peter, Missey Nicola and Mya Queensland

15th - 15th May 2014

Welcoming, fresh, generous, clean, every need met for our comfort; relaxing, quiet.........Thank you Sue and Derek for your wonderful hospitality. Kath and Richard N.S.W.

10th - 13th May 2014

Thank you so much for this lovely home away from home, cosy, with everything we could possibly want including a warm welcome, with bubbly, a fire and soothing music.   Sigrid and Bevin Queensland. 

6th - 8th May 2014

Thank you so much Sue and Derek.  It is a wonderful and relaxing trip to stay in here.  We all enjoy in such sweet, warm and lovely place.  With your kindness and excellent service.  We got a fantastic stay, especially for my husband he had an unforgettable memory in his birthday trip! Li family Hong Kong

3rd - 6th May 2014

What a lovely stay we've had - we're only sorry we're not staying longer to enjoy all that the cottage, gardens and hosts have to offer.  All that you could want is here and the daily attention to details have been a wonderful surprise.  Thank you for your care and hospitality - we'll be back and we'll spread the word as fare as we can.  Michael, Margritta and Family W.A.

1st - 3rd May 2014

Thank you once again for a delightful stay.  The setting, the quaintness of the cottage, the attention to details and your friendliness, without being intruding, are much appreciated.  Hopefully, we won't have so long between visits when we come again next time.  Sharyn and Peter Tasmania. 

27th - 30th April 2014

Our honeymoon here was well provided for.  It was fully stocked and everything, absolutely everything was provided;  herbs, wine, games and comfort.  Thank you for your hospitality and we will not hesitate to come back and pass on to others what can be found here.  Your awards and prizes are well deserved.  Thank you Hadyn and Grace Tasmania

25th - 27th April 2014

Wow! No hesitation stating this is the best we have stayed in to date.  Will be highly recommending.  Very impressed with the thoughtfulness of all the little things like sharp knives, decent sized coffee cups, wine glasses and spice rack etc. (too many to mention) Amazingly homely and relaxing and private!  We will be back!.  Many thanks Heather and Dave Tasmania

23rd - 25th April 2014

Absolutely beautiful, very friendly and warm - comfortable - felt like we have lived here for years - child friendly. Taught us a thing or two about hospitality - Thank you Sue and Derek, we will be back.  Sharon and Neale and Milly Tasmania.

19th - 22nd April 2014

Dear Sue and Derek, What a delight it was to return to Hide-Away for our Easter break!, this time with two little girls in tow!  Rebecca and Bobby had a wonderful time finding their Easter Bunny treats on Sunday morning and then discovering Derek's chooks really do lay chocolate eggs!! (or was it the Easter Bunny??)  Thank you for our special Easter surprises, as always it feels like coming home and the girls were entertained, so we could relax as well.  It was wonderful to catch up again, thank you for making our Easter a special time.  See you again soon!, Love, Tracey, William, Rebecca and Bobby xxx  Tasmania. P.S. Thank you Derek for telling the girls to lay chocolate eggs.  They really are super chooks!

Me and bobby had lots of fun Bobby loved the place she especelly liked Patch.  I had lots of fun to and it was graet having bobby with us.  Thank you Sue and Derike.xxxx Rebecca   

16th - 19th April 2014

A fantastic, restful holiday.  Many thanks Sue and Derek.  Mandy, Gus and Jackie Queensland

10th - 13th April 2014

A wonderful place to spend our honeymoon.  Very relaxing and homey!! We will definitely be back - for longer next time !!!  Alison and Phil, Victoria

6th - 9th April 2014

What an amazing place!  We travel a lot and think this is the best place we've ever stayed.  Every possible need has been anticipated.  The cottage has bucket loads of character and is so well equipped ..... it's better than being at home!  Sue I love your artwork.  If I ever get back here - as I intend to - I'll be buying the kookaburra upstairs!  Beautiful surroundings, handy to everywhere and wonderful hosts.  I will be recommending you to any and everyone who comes to Tas.  A wonderful job - excellent work!  Until next time, Jules and Rob Victoria.

24th - 31st March 2014

Escape to the country - an eye for detail and provision of the small items one can't carry when traveling, added to the comfort of our stay. We enjoyed a restful, relaxing week, visiting beautiful locations along the coast and inland and the warmth of a fire at night.  Thank you Sue and Derek.  John and Robyn N.S.W.

21st - 22nd March 2014

Had a really lovely time.  Fantastic accommodation and went to Wings Wildlife Park.  Burnie is a magical place.  Michael and Alison. N.S.W.

19th March -  21st March 2014

Dear Sue and Derek,  Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful retreat.  So very generous in everyway.  We've never felt so much at home as we have felt here.  Love the setting, love the homey touches, especially the artwork - you clever girl you!!  Thank you.  Bob and Cheryl. Tas.

13th - 18th March 2014

Dear Sue and Derek, Thank you for a wonderful holiday in your enchanting cottage.  After 35 years holidaying all over Oz and overseas we will most remember Hideaway Cottage for its beauty and homeliness.  Your warmth and helpfulness made us feel part of the family and not guests!  I will treasure your lovely painting which will always be a reminder of this happy time.  Joyce and Tony  W.A.

9th - 13th March 2014

All the comforts of home, plus more.  The best ever homemade soup.  We could not think of anything that was missing.  Hospitality like "the good old days".  Feeding the sheep and the "girls" (chooks) bought back wonderful memories.  Judi and Brenda N.S.W.

4th - 9th March 2014

Thank you for all the extras which made our stay easier.  Lots of stars for the ground coffee, port, lollies, all the kitchen bits and pieces.  Enjoyed the fire and saw nice birds in yard, scarlet robins, spinebill, lots of wrens and finches.  We appreciate your hospitality.  Lots of good memories to keep.  Stanley and Marlene. N.S.W.

23rd - 25th February and 1st - 2nd March 2014

We have absolutely loved our stay here.  The cottage is gorgeous and our toddler really enjoyed the garden.  We would recommend to our family and friends and we hope to get back here.  Thank you so much.  Russ, Em and Tyler

25th February - 28th February 2014

Such a lovely cosy place   Wonderful memories on our 25th Anniversary.  Thank you.  Julie and Phil S.A

21st  - 23rd February 2014

The most charming, artful and romantic Cottage we have stayed from all over the world and excellently appointed for every guest's pleasure.  Thank you for a great welcome and experience of Tasmania.  Merlene and Brian Queensland.

19th - 21st  February 2014

Beautiful house inside and out.  Thank you for all the thoughtful gestures.  We really enjoyed our stay.  Carole N.S.W.

16th - 18th February 2014

Everything in the house is clean and cozy, which has given us peaceful minds.  We had a great time in staying here and also appreciate your hospitality.  Akira and party Japan.

14th - 16th February 2014

What a most wonderful place to have a well deserved break.    Every need was thought out by owners and appreciated by us.  Thank you Megs and Richard. Tasmania

1st - 3rd February 2014

Sue, Derek, thank you for all the attention you put in the cottage to please your guests.  As a milk and port lover you also favorably hit two of my weaknesses.  We hope the best for you.  Regards, Red, Tessa Tasmania

27th - 30th January 2014

Dear Sue and Derek,  It has been an absolute pleasure to stay in your lovely cottage.  Thank you for all the thoughtful love you have put into making a welcoming abode.  We have come away with lovely memories of this area of Tasmania and will also add the bird and wine glass to our bank of holiday stories.  Thanks for a lovely relaxing stay.  Rob and Sandy     Victoria.

24th - 27th January 2014

Dear Sue and Derek, Thank you for making our holiday so special.  The cottage and grounds were even better than we expected.  Charli had so much fun feeding and watching the sheep and chooks, plus the cows across the fence.  The cottage itself is delightful, so beautifully put together.  The main bed was a treat to sleep in.  We will definitely recommend "HIDEAWAY" and hope to visit again in the future.  We love Tas!  xx  Mark and Kirsty and Charli  Queensland. 

19th - 22nd January 2014

This cottage is a delight and thoroughly deserving of all the plaudits.  Chris and Penny - Cheshire UK

17th - 19th January 2014

Well it was wonderful to see Bossy boots, Cheeky, Pecky, Missy, Queenie, Harry and Matty enjoying their new home in Chook Haven!  What a lovely group of birds!  Really enjoyed the eggs!! They were YUMMY.  Another beautiful and delightful weekend, no matter how many times we return (and that's a lot), we never want to leave.  Thank you for my special birthday treat, William and I enjoyed sitting outside, sipping on our wine and enjoying the peace and serenity.  See you at Easter.  Love Tracey and Will Tasmania.

13th - 15th January 2014

Dear Sue and Derek, Than you so much for making our holiday to Tassie another wonderful one!  The second time around was just as good as the first!  Was so nice to share with my partner Ben this time around.  It's so nice to stay in such a peaceful, relaxing place where all the extra little touches make this cosy cottage feel like a home away from home.  We will definitely be recommending this gorgeous spot to friends and family looking to travel to Tassie.  Kind Regards, Tia, Ben and Jaxon W.A.   

19th December - 2nd January 2014

Our second stay at the cottage (Stayed in 2010) had a lovely time.       Peaceful and cosy, wonderful hosts - Sue and Derek thank you.  Again had everything we needed.  Fire was great on a couple of colder nights.  Enjoyed feeding the chickens and loved the fresh eggs!!  Your art work is lovely Sue.  We really really enjoyed our stay.  Home away from Home.  Tim, Rhonda, Cassie and Callum     A.C.T.

15th - 18th December 2014

We had a wonderful, relaxing time here on our honeymoon.  Beautiful cottage and countryside!  Thanks for your hospitality!  Sam and Rhonie Melbourne.

11th - 15th December 2014

What a welcoming cottage and hosts!  You thought of every possible need, Sue.  So many lovely touches.  Thank you.l  We'll be back!  Mark and Rainer. N.S.W.

6th - 8th December 2014.  Congratulations Derek, on the most amazing chook shed ever!  This weekend was such a special time for both of us.  We never get tired of this beautiful place.  Love Tracey and Will - a weekend to remember!  Tasmania. 

30th November - 2nd December 2013

Thank you so much for helping make our special day one to remember.  Everything was beautiful, cosy and warm.  Just perfect! Love the newlyweds Jamie and Jessie Tasmania

29th - 30th November 2013

Thank you Sue and Derek for sharing your beautiful cottage.  It exceeded our expectations.  Your attention to detail was only exceeded by your friendliness and ability to make us feel at home.  We would have loved to stay longer, so will have to come back and will recommend to anyone.  Judging by your standards the chook shed will be 5 star.  Peter and Ann Canberra.

21st - 28th November 2013

Just as wonderful as we remembered.  Thanks Sue and Derek for taking care of David whilst I was hospitalised.  The chook palace is still a work in progress.  Maybe next time the Chooks will come running for food, as the sheep do now, fun for a city dweller.  David and Avon Brisbane.

18th - 20th November 2013

How serendipitous to have discovered your lovely place on the internet.  Two days of Bliss - topped off with shearing of the fat sheep and discovering Sue's wonderful paintings.  Elaine and Perry Melbourne.

16th to 18th November 2013

What a beautiful cottage.  Attention to details outstanding, nothing lacking.  Full a of charm.  Thank you Sue and Derek, Ellen, Olga and Romy S.A.

9th - 15th November 2013

What can I say?  I loved staying here.  From the moment I stepped inside I felt at home.  The cottage is beautiful, location is pretty and the best of hosts!!  I will keep in touch.  Trixie Qld.

3rd to 8th November 2013

We had a great time in your lovely state of Tassie.  The weather was such a relief from the heat of N.S.W.  All the best for the future - The Lads!

1st - 3rd November 2013

Will and Trace back again and again.  It was lovely returning to beautiful Hide-away after such a long break (all of a couple of months).  It was wonderful to see the beginning of Derek's  "Chook Shed".  Can't wait to see the fabulous completion of such fine work.  We enjoyed another beautiful welcome, we especially loved the swinging outdoor seat which gave us the opportunity to sit with a cuppa and enjoy the sound of the beautiful birds as well as enjoy the sunshine.  As always, Hide-Away is a haven from the world, we have everything we need and our very special hosts Sue and Derek always a delight.  See you in December.  Tracey and Will Tasmania  (P.S. We are looking forward to collecting the eggs!)

24th - 26th October 2013

From Canberra and enjoyed our stay - lovely spot, the weather finally came good , we saw all the sights and as always enjoyed Tasmania and a great cottage experience.  Thank you for your welcome - off early to catch a plane - so want to be able to stay longer.  Cheers Joan and Barry, Lachlan and Sephanie.  Enjoyed the time. 

Great couple of days, fantastic rural experience.

15th - 24th October 2013

It's our first time we've had all year to relax and destress from crazy and hectic wedding plans!  We've thoroughly enjoyed your warm and generous hospitality and our stay at Hide-Away as newly weds on our honeymoon!  It's definitely been a peaceful and relaxing time enjoying the fire at dusk and a glass of red and the spa bath was truely delightful.  Thanks Sue and Derek for a wonderful stay!.  Tim and Jess Queensland

12th - 15th October 2013

Fantastic 3 days.  Everything was enjoyable.  Couldn't have asked for more.  Soup was delicious.  Would recommend to everyone.  Hope to come back on day.  Deb and Rus, Barbara and Cliff Queensland.

9th - 12th October 2013

Wonderful, cosy, warm cottage with everything we needed!  Kids loved feeding the sheep and playing with Patch.  We will be back one day.  Love the Larsons.

4th - 8th October 2013

Excellent place to stay.  Very child friendly Great hosts.  Joanne and Sean - Queensland. 

Unforgettable, love to come back!  Jo and Nev. Queensland - Thank you - loved the Fire Place too!!!

30th September - 4th October 2013

A wonderful place to call home for a few days.  The fire and spa were added extras we both enjoyed.  Even on the wettest and windiest day we have EVER experienced we felt snug and warm enjoying the DVD selection.  Thank you for your hospitality.  Peter and Kerry  South Australia.  

28th September to 30th September 2013

Thank you both for the ultimate true cottage experience.  After spending a day out sightseeing we both were really looking forward to experiencing the crackling fire and a glass of red in this very cosy setting.  Great memory for us.  Robert and Diny Queensland.

25th September - 28th September 2013

Dear Sue and Derek, thank you so much for the warm welcome.  We have felt like we have been in Heaven for 3 nights.  Most beautiful place we have ever stayed in.  Thank you so much.  Kind Regards Jenny and Gary - Victoria.

17th September - 20th September 2013

So So Wonderful.  The energy here is marvelous.  We had a great time and will be back next year to live in this wonderland.  Roy and Rebecca.

13th September - 15th September 2013

Thank you for our stay here.  We are in Burnie for son's big soccer competition and this was a very welcoming and comfortable place to stay.  Many thanks!  Beck, Jo and Zack Tasmania.

9th - 11th September 2013

A fantastic cosy home away from home.  Had a wonderful time at Hide-Away and would recommend to friends and family with kids, a beautiful place to relax.  Love Maggie N.S.W.

6th September - 8th September 2013

Our third stay at your gorgeous cottage was as lovely and relaxing as ever!!  Thank you for our special treats and wonderful hospitality!!!  Enjoyed another weekend of relaxing near the fire, waking up to the beautiful sounds of birds, can't wait to return.  Tracey and Will Tasmania

4th September - 6th September 2013

Thank you Sue and Derek, had a lovely stay.  Very nice place to relax and did enjoy the surrounds.  See you next time.  Deb Victoria. 2013

28th August - 4th September 2013

Hide-Away Cottage itself is quaint and interesting.  You have provided every creature comfort one could wish for.  The many little 'extras' were much appreciated.  Thank you  Margaret and Neville Victoria

23rd August - 28th August 2013

Sue and Derek, Another wonderful stay and fantastic food, the soup is a must for all and a visit to the Helliyers Road Distillery!  Thank you for the Birthday Wishes and wine and we hope to see you again this time next year.  Deb and Rob N.S.W.

21st - 23rd August 2013

Thank you Sue and Derek for a very relaxing beginning to our stay in this beautiful area of Tasmania.  Hide-Away Cottage is indeed special and your thoughtful consideration of a travellers' needs and wishes and attention to detail in meeting them is extraordinary and very much appreciated.  Chris and Tony N.S.W

16th - 18th August 2013

Absolutely wonderful! From our first enquiry through to our late arrival to find the fire lit for us, this cottage is the "Bee's Knee's"  Everything we could want and such lovely hosts, hopefully we will be able to book again!!  Shane, Anne and Family Tasmania

11th - 13th August 2013

Dear Sue and Derek, What a pleasure to stay at Hideaway Cottage.  Extremely pleasant accommodation in a lovely environment with great hosts.  Even the inclement weather could not dampen our appreciation of a well presented and most delightful cottage.  The myriad of personal touches certainly added to the overall ambience - absolutely nothing was over looked! It was just Superb.   Thanks also to our hosts for the lovely birthday consideration.  A most thoughtful and appreciated surprise.  We will be back for a longer stay a.s.a.p.  Thank you  Margaret and Ray N.S.W.

9th - 11th August 2013

What a wonderful place to spend a quiet - Romantic weekend.  I think I could move in and it would not take much to make it home.  Sammy and Judy Tasmania.

 4th - 9th August 2013

Thank you!  We travel the world as Entertainers and this definitely is a "highlight".  Loved the Cottage, The Sheep, The Soup and especially the lovely hosts Sue and Derek.  "We'll be back".  Love Rob and Richard "Crazy Science" Queensland.

2nd August - 4th August 2013

Dear Sue and Derek, Well here we are again, back to stay at gorgeous hideaway cottage.  It felt like coming home!  Thank you for our lovely welcome back sign on the door and our "Special" milk in the fridge!  It was wonderful to come back to our romantic and cosy cottage to escape the worries of the world.  After being here two weeks ago, it feels like we never left!  Wish we could stay forever.  Thank you again for being such lovely and warm hosts.  Tracey and William Tasmania

22nd July - 1st August 2013

Dear Sue and Derek, Fantastic place, great service!  Thanks so much, we will be back next year!  Jane and Scott   N.S.W.

19th - 21st July 2013

Dear Sue and Derek, (Lovely hosts!).  From the moment we stepped inside "Hideaway retreat" we loved it.  What a beautiful and special place in a very peaceful gorgeous setting!  Rebecca loved being able to choose her bedroom and was delighted with her (elephant) towel on her bed. Hideaway cottage had everything we needed and more.  Thank you so much for this delightful haven, a wonderful home away from home.  We will be back again!!  Tracey, William and Rebecca Tasmania.

15th - 19th July 2013

Dear Sue and Derek, The children agree this is the best place EVER!!  Our woollie friends in the paddock will be remembered for years to come.  The cottage is simply amazing and it will be very hard to leave.  Our every need was seen to (including make up wipes for the kids to use after they had performed their dances).  Loved the fire, the spa, the solitude, the rain on the tin roof.  Can't  wait to come back.  Thank you for looking after us so well.  Donna, Jamie, Ireland, Campbell and Jarrah Tasmania.

12th - 14th July 2013

It is such a lovely cottage, lacking in nothing.  We will be back.  Nat, Leigh, Lily and Issac Tasmania

9th - 12th July 2013

Wonderful stay.  Thanks for a lovely relaxing place to rest.  John, Cheryl and Sam. Victoria

4th - 9th July 2013

Thanks for a lovely relaxing stay.  We love the cottage and peaceful surrounds.  The place has met our needs well.  We'll let others know of the pleasurable experience to be had at Hide-Away Cottage.  Katrina and Bill Victoria

6th - 9th July 2013

I joined my bro and sis for a couple of days at THE COTTAGE and what a haven!  So cozy and everything was catered for.  Very peaceful - I slept like a log (normally insomniac) especially after a delicious wee drop of port.  Lovely stay - Thanks  Lesley Victoria

24th - 28th June 2013

Dear Sue and Derek, What a wonderful relaxing stay we had had! You have both been so welcoming and provided absolutely everything to make our stay memorable.  I hope we did not make too much noise cheering QLD on to a Sate of Origin Win!! GO QUEENSLANDERS!!! Laine, Phil and Alex Queensland

22nd - 24th June 2013

From the moment we stepped in the door we felt so welcome.  Thank you for sharing this lovely cottage with us.  We hope to come back soon.  Bill and Jayne  Massendon Victoria.  P.S. Can you arrange for cloudless skies and a full moon again for our next visit!!

19th - 22nd June

Once again a huge thank you for such a wonderful and relaxing stay.  Such a little gem hidden away from everything.  Will definitely be back .  Thanks Rachel and Tony Tasmania.

6th - 15th June 2013

Have adored our stay here.  Little touches and personal service made our stay wonderful.  Cannot praise Hideaway enough.  Just what we needed after the hustle and bustle of Melbourne.  Thank you Jayne and Jim Vic. 

3rd - 5th June 2013

Excellent.  Lovely to arrive late on cool evening with heater on, light on and lovely music playing plus lovely note of welcome.  Very well equipped.  Thank you Glenis and Cliff  Tasmania

30th May - 2nd June 2013

It has been a comfortable and relaxing break.  Gussy really wants a bed for his doggy mattress!  The kids, Andy and I love the cottage.  Hope to return for another stay.  Thank you  Sally Tasmania

19th - 28th May 2013

Dear Sue and Derek, We have found your " Hide-Away" charming and have really enjoyed our stay.  John and Peter Queensland.

15th - 18th May 2013

Pure Bliss - Everything you could possibly need.  Unbelievable - Thank you so much for making our break so enjoyable.  Will be back AGAIN!

Chris and Maud Tasmania.

6th - 10th May 2013

Thanks for a restful and relaxing stay.  We really enjoyed the cottage and grounds and getting to see the sights of Burnie and Surrounds.  Denis and Romaine. Tasmania.

4th - 6th May 2013

Thank you Derek, we have had a wonderful time here and hope to be back.  The kids will remember their stay and feeding the sheep.  Regards, Sally, Andy, James and Heather Tasmania.

28th - 29th April 2013

It was an absolute delight to reminisce our once life back in the Phillipines but with a most comfort and safe feeling.  The quality of the details and customer service is very well appreciated.  Well done Sue and more Blessed year to come!  We will be back.  Ferdie and Agnes N.S.W.    

24th - 28th April 2013

Beautiful, peaceful and very child friendly.  The cottage was much more than we had anticipated, having everything we could have needed.  Sue, you went out of  your way to ensure we were comfortable.  Thank you so much!  The kids loved feeding the sheep!  Perfect place to get away.  We'll be back.  Lee Anne and family Hobart Tasmania

23rd - 24th April 2013

What a delightful place! Couldn't ask for more, wonderful honeymoon stop!  We are now planning how we can convert our barn to something so fabulous! Thank you so much for your eye for detail and friendly approach.  Wendy and Time South Australia.

16th - 21st April 2013

What a wonderful place.  Beautiful surrounds, comfortable interior, wonderful hosts.  Thank you Sue and Derek for an absolute Blessed stay.  Trevor and Anne - South Australia.  P.S. A wonderful comfortable bed, not to mention the Swans!!!

10th - 14th April 2013

Peaceful and quiet.  Has everything you need for a relaxing stay!  Thank you, would definitely return and recommend your place to our friends. Our pet was welcome and we could explore the places around knowing she is safe and happily waiting for us at "home".  Cheers Anna and family  Russia and Adelaide.

 28th March - 31st March 2013

3 relaxing peaceful days in a gorgeous cottage with everything you could ever want, Perfect!  Thank you for sharing this piece of paradise with us.  Leah and Daniel N.S.W.

22nd March - 24th March 2013

Thank you for a lovely home away from home.  We hope to stay next time we are kart racing in Highclere.   Sarah, Robert and Justin Tasmania.  P.S.  Sorry we'll be keeping this to ourselves so fellow karters don't steal it away! 

16th March - 18th March 2013

We have all had such a relaxing and enjoyable stay at Hide-Away Cottage.  This is a hidden treasure which you have gone to such trouble to make perfect and welcoming.  We will be sure to spread the word (after we re-book of course!)  A wonderful place to stay.  Kindest regards  Mike and Deb, Greg and Donna N.S.W.

P.S. We are so impressed with how very friendly everyone is in this part of the world.  Even the local constables.   Don't change a thing!

14th March - 16th March 2013

2 Nights of peace and quite.  When you shut the door its like we were the only two people on earth.  The attention given to detail is amazing and something rarely found in accommodation these days.  A step back in time with all the modern cons.  A haven in Gods own land.  Michelle and Barry Victoria.

9th March 2013 - 14th March 2013

Dear Sue and Derek

Thank you for creating such a beautiful and relaxed "Little piece of Paradise" at Hideaway! All the personal touches and providing everything possible from dental floss to the kitchen sink!!   Your warm welcome and friendly accommodating approach with a smile, is more than we could have hoped for.  We found ourselves saying "When we return home later"... and we didn't mean W.A.!!  We will return and also be spreading the news back home.  Excellent hosts.  The "Play around in Tassie" with Robyn was Fantastic  thank you for referring Robyn to us.  Love your detailed art.  Karen and David W.A.

24th February - 3rd March 2013

Wow was so impressed.  Fully equipped kitchen. Oh My God - you could not ask for more.  Clean, inviting, homely - will definitely come back here and will definitely recommend to all our friends and family.  Hilary and Ken Victoria.

22nd - 24th February 2013

Wow! Great place to spend a weekend.  Beautiful cottage, lots of special personal touches.  The kids had a great time playing with the outdoor games.  Thank you very much for a most enjoyable break with our extended family.  Anita, John and Kids Queensland

18th February - 21st February 2013

We have thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful homely cottage.  The lovely music playing when we arrived was so nice.  We had fun feeding the sheep.  Thank you so much Sue and Derek for making our stay so special.  Reg and Denise N.S.W.

15th - 17th February 2013

Beautiful welcome "Wow factor" So impressed I shall be returning in May with my 5 girl friends from the Mainland.  Nicky and Darren Tasmania.

13th - 15th February 2013

Words cannot express our gratitude for being able to stay in this little slice of paradise.  It has made a difficult time relaxing.  We will tell everyone about this place.  Denise and Brenda Queensland Lorraine Victoria.

9th February - 12th February

We had a wonderful stay.  A great chance to explore the North West.  Best Wishes - Jo and Peter WA.

2nd - 5th February 2013

Gorgeous cottage, wonderful surrounds and lovely people.  Thanks for a fabulous time XO  Andrew and Bev Qld.

31st January 2013 - 1st February 2013

Spectacular place.  Completely mind blowing.  Thank you and see you again soon!  Myles and Mel W.A.

25th January - 28th January 2013

I would love to say a big! thank you for letting us stay here, it is the cutest little place and I loved it so much!  Thanks.  Emily, Rachel, Courtney, Tony and Harrison XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

19th - 23rd January 2013

Best place to stay. Beautiful music playing , took my breath away to walk into such a homely, lovely house with everything you could ask for.  Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, Sue and Derek you are legends, we will be recommending this place to everyone.  We will be back!  Thanks again for everything love Cherie, Shaun and Charlie N.S.W.  

15th - 18th January 2013

Thank you Sue and Derek.  What a beautiful place you have.  It was far too short a stay. Frank, Geraldine, Cheryl, Aidon and Josh N.S.W.

5th - 8th January 2013

Just like going to Grandmas for the weekend! Wonderful - every possible wish come true.  Thank you for creating such a wonderful memory. Dawn and Gary W.A.

29th December 2012- 4th January 2013

We loved this cottage - warm and inviting.  All the little details that made it homey and comfortable.  Spacious for 5 of us and child friendly.  It is also so close to so many attractions in the area and yet feels like country, quiet and private.  Thank you so much for the welcome - totally loved our stay.  Daryl, Lyn, Michelle & family  Qld.

27th - 29th December 2012

Thank you for a wonderful homey stay.  The ambience and environs are beautiful.  Wendy, Paul and Wini W.A.

23rd - 26th December 2012

What a joy to spend Christmas here after a hectic overseas trip.  The kitchen was well equipped and the extra "Chrissy" touches were much appreciated.  Truly a lovely, cosy cottage with such excellent hosts.  Thanks for everything - Polly and David - Tasmania.

8th - 10th December 2012

Beautiful Cottage -
Beautiful Location -
Beautiful Hostess -
Beautiful Art -
Beautiful Stay!! - Marg, Ray and Elizabeth Queensland

27th November - 1st December 2012

A truly hidden treasure, Sue and Derek.  Thank you for making our stay here so enjoyable - a very special memory of our trip to Tassie.  Ron and Glenda Queensland.

25th - 27th November 2012

Dear Sue and Derek.  What a wonderful surprise.  We had a great time.  The S. family, Sydney N.S.W

18th - 25th November 2012

Dear Sue and Derek, Thank you for providing such a beautiful, peaceful and cosy place to stay.  Your attention to detail is amazing and made our stay even more enjoyable.  Thanks for the invitation to watch the sheep shearing, such fun, particularly for our little boy.  Thanks again Jenni and Brad. N.S.W.

9th November - 12th November 20112

Dear Sue and Derek, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a wonderful stay.  All of the little things had been taken care of.  There was certainly lots of love put into all the details.  We will certainly spread the word of  your magnificent Hide-Away.  Many beautiful blessings to you both.  C.J. Family Victoria

5th - 9th November 2012

Enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage very much.  Great hospitality - loved your artwork Sue.  Many thanks to you both. Jill and Colin N.S.W.

3rd - 5th November 2012

Thank you Sue and Derek - What a lovely peaceful cottage you have created!  All the wonderful surprises and extras you provide really take a stay above and beyond all expectations.  Thanks !!!  Angela and Jim Victoria

29th October - 1st November 2012

Dear Sue and Derek, We received a welcome beyond our expectations.  The cottage is wonderful, the hospitality superb and the surrounding garden so peaceful.  Out stay was pure bliss!  Sandi and Glenn Victoria.

22nd - 24th October 2012

Lovely cottage.  Very cosy.  It was lovely to walk in to it all set up and Enya playing.  It felt like a home away from home, except for a colder climate. Robyn and Mel Queensland.

20th - 22nd October 2012

A comfy and cosy cottage, a great place to relax and unwind after the Burnie Ten!  Had everything we needed and more.  See you again next year! Dianne and Ian Tasmania.

13th - 20th October 2012

A wonderful location, lovely countryside and great gardens close by. Great accommodation all you could ask for and more.  A truly relaxing stay.  Thank you for all the special touches in the cottage and outside including the great barbeque.  Chris and Leon  Tasmania

7th October - 13th October 2012

Thank you for a well appointed and very comfortable cottage;  Beautiful scenic surrounds.  Thanks for your attention to detail and making us welcome - A great place to relax!  Jennifer and Penelope N.S.W.

6th - 7th October 2012

Lovely place in a beautiful setting.  Lovely view from every window.  Thanks also for making us feel so welcome and ready to help us out with any situation.  Kind Regards Elaine and Phil S.A., Carmel and David Qld. 

4th - 6th October 2012

What a wonderful place.  Very comfortable. Enjoyed the stay as much as the luxury Farm House we stayed in France last year.  This was better as we had my brother and his wife with us.  In cold weather the fire was just the best way to relax of a night.  Margaret and Bob N.S.W.

27th - 30th September 2012

A home away from home!  As comfortable as home but more peaceful.  A wonderful place to base ourselves while exploring the area.  The cottage lived up to the advertising and exceeded our expectations.  We hope to come back.  Bronwynne and family N.S.W.

24th - 27th September 2012

Thank you for a warm welcome and a lovely stay.  Beautiful retreat, wishing we could have stayed much longer.  Regards, Tony, Sandra and Merryn Victoria

22nd - 24th September 2012

Dear Sue and Derek, What a wonderful, relaxing place.  Thank you for your hospitality, we will be back.  Greg, Jo and Isaac Queensland.

7th - 10th September 2012

Absolutely perfect for the in - laws to prepare for the wedding.  Thank you Jackie Tasmania

Dear Sue and Derek.  Fabulous place, thank you so much, has everything you would need, will be back.  Jackie's new in Laws. Mick and Mandy, Dean and Steve.

2nd - 5th September 2012

Dear Sue and Derek, this is a magical place and I love the gardens.  Thank you Judy and Geoff Queensland. 

26th to 30th August 2012

Thank you Sue and Derek for the lovely stay, Your place is wonderful and with all the extra trimmings we loved it! May be back again soon as this is a wonderful part of the world to explore also.  All the best Rob and Deb N.S.W.

22nd to 26th August 2012

Just love this place! So quiet, relaxing, warm and cozy.  A fantastic base camp to explore the area and re acquaint ourselves with old friends, a wonderful 4 nights sleep.  Thank you. Graham, Pam and Justin WA 

17th to 22nd August 2012

We had a wonderful break at the cottage.  Such a welcome on a cold, rainy, winter's day - fire burning, lamps lit and soothing music.  Thanks Sue and Derek for making us feel so welcome.  David and Avon Queensland.

15th to 17th  5th August 2012

Absolute no brainer why this is an award winning property.  Don't forget to take a break sometime yourself Sue; your works of art are very special.  Our thanks for your efforts.  Karoline and Nicola Queensland

13th - 14th August 2012

What a spacious cottage! Stayed only one night but feel great refreshed.  Heidi and Ron Tasmania  Thank you!

12th - 13th August 2012

Dear Sue and Derek

(Message in Japanese to be translated)  Thank you so much!  Hirokazu, Hiroki and Sanae Japan.

3rd - 5th August 2012

Thank you so much for making our stay so relaxed.  The bridal party really loved it.  This is a credit to you both.  Great photo's were taken on Saturday of myself and bridal party.  It was a pleasure to return back here with my new husband and find candles up the stairs, the chocolates on the bed and the wine and lovely note on the table.  Highly recommend this lovely cottage to anyone.  Thanks again Narelle and Robbie and bridal party.  Tasmania

30th July - 3rd August 2012

A home away from home where you never want to leave.  Thanks for having us stay and loved the fact how child friendly the place is.  Mathew, Annalise and Mikayla. Tasmania.

25th - 28th July 2012

Outstanding in every way.  Attention to details and personal warmth are beyond compare. Highly recommended  - John. Tasmania

All that could be desired and more.  A very special birthday.  Elizabeth.  Tasmania

23rd - 25th July 2012

Thanks Derek and Sue.  Everything you could possibly wish for.  Will come again.  Lyn and Pam Tasmania.

19th- 21st July 2012

Sue and Derek, I'd say it was home away from home, but my house isn't this nice! Thanks so much for this great escape! Daira, Shaun and Peggy Tasmania.

18th July 2012

Dear Sue and Derek, Thank you for a very pleasant and comfortable stay.  You have put such a lot of thought into the cottage which has made it outstanding.  Love your paintings also.  Wish we could have stayed longer.  Judy and David.

8th - 13th July 2012

Dear Sue and Derek, Thank you for a fantastic place to stay.  Everything was great.  The kids loved feeding the sheep.  This is a holiday that we will never forget.  Thank you, Shane, Trish, Sarah, Kaitlyn and Liam Victoria.

6th - 8th July 2012

Thanks for creating and maintaining a wonderful home and sharing!  K and P Brisbane

4th - 6th July 2012

Dear Sue and Derek, What a gorgeous, homely place to stay!  Very neat and clean also.  A beautiful place we will be recommending to everyone! Thank you! Kat and Jamie Tasmania  

1st July - 4th July 2012

Wonderful cottage in a beautiful setting.  Your attention to detail is amazing - you have thought of everything!  Very accommodating for our 4 and 6 year olds - none of us want to leave!  Thank you.  Emma, Julian, Bridiet and Sienna Victoria.  p.s. Will be sure to give you a great review on Trip Advisor.

29th June - 1st July 2012

Thank you for a wonderful stay, we loved the little cottage, was a great little getaway for us "Yummy Mummy's".  We will be back again for a relaxing weekend. Lisa, Michelle, Narissa, Michelle and Elise Tasmania.

25th - 29th June 2012

Dear Sue and Derek, Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.  You were a pleasure to deal with from the first email enquiry we looked forward to our time here and "Hide-Away" didn't disappoint!  We loved the quiet and all the touches that make the place more special, like sheep feeding, fresh fire wood each day, bath robes and kitchen supplies, just to name a few.  We'd love to return one day.  Keep up the great work - it's a credit to you!  Lilah and Lyall Brisbane Queensland.

17th - 20th June 2012

We loved the cottage.  You have thought of everything.  I hope to return to the cottage in the near future.  Mary Lismore NSW

15th - 17th June 2012

Wow, I can't believe the attention to detail.  You have thought of EVERYTHING!  We had a wonderful weekend and will definitely be back.  Cheers Liz, Linc and Alyissa Tasmania.

11th - 14th June 2012

Thanks Sue and Derek .  Loved the cottage, it was like home.  Thank you Vicki, Greg, Marianne and Bryce  N.S.W.

9th - 11th June 2012

Lovely place with all the "details" thought about!  Made the stay comfortable and warm.  Will recommend to all our friends.  Elania, Adam, Lilly and Troy N.S.W.

23rd - 25th May 2012

Best place to stay in Tassie, so cosy and welcoming. " 5 Star"  Thank you for everything. Regards Paul and Alison N.S.W.

12th - 13th May 2012

Thank you for a wonderful stay, we really enjoyed every moment and your little cottage now holds a special place in our hearts as we just got engaged here.  We will definitely return soon.  Regards Hollie and Johnathan Tasmania.

10th - 12th May 2012

Thanks so much for the great stay.  Perfect for kids - feeding the sheep and all the other outdoor fun!  Lovely, cosy cottage.  Marin, Damion, Fin and Luka N.S.W.

4th - 8th May 2012

Thanks Sue and Derek - This has been a 'home away from home' with all the "extras".  We just loved our stay.  Thank you for all your kind thoughts.  Paul and Alison. N.S.W.

24th April 2012 - 1st May 2012

 Dear Sue and Derek "Wow" Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!   It was just like home, well it felt that way! We will be back to stay without a doubt. You should be both proud of your beautiful cottage!  You deserve lots of awards.  Thanks again Debbie and Darren W.A.

18th - 23rd April 2012

We have thoroughly enjoyed our time in your delightful and child friendly cottage.  The children enjoyed feeding the sheep and playing outside when the rain stopped.  We'll certainly be spreading the news to our friends about this lovely spot.  Thank you Emma and family N.S.W.

16th - 18th April 2012

Thank you so much Derek and Sue xx  What a magnificent Cottage, so much thought put into making a traveler's day end on a perfect note.   When we first walked in the front door the ambience was so beautiful.  So homely and then to discover all the extras above and beyond expectation. LOVE the fairy lights.  Arthur took video of both inside and out to show off your cottage back in W.A.  You have put the "WOW" factor into B & B Cottages - Arthur and Carol W.A.

14th - 16th April 2012

Derek/Sue.  Not surprised you were awarded in 2011.  Hopefully this year you'll take out one for the whole state!  What can we say that hasn't been said?  Next time though we'll be staying longer.  Thanks for being such gracious hosts.  John, Felicity and family A.C.T.

13th - 14th April 2012

Thanks Derek and Sue.  Lovely place, keep up the good work and we'll see you next time we're up here in the N.W. Conan and Karen Tasmania

8th - 13th April 2012

What can one say - absolutely beautiful ahhh!  The serenity, tranquility and peace.  The little blue cottage, just has everything you need and we mean everything.  Would love to come back in the near future but stay a lot longer.  Thank you very much  "appreciated!"  Wayne and Lorraine Victoria.  

2nd - 6th April 2012

"Loved it"    Thank you Sue we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.  We hope to visit again.  The soups were delicious! Deb, Barry and Family Qld.

26th - 29th March 2012

Sue and Derek, Thank you for a lovely restful stay.  Wish it could have been longer.  Like home away from home.  Liz and Jim, Victoria.

23rd - 25th March 2012

Dear Sue and Derek, It has been a wonderful stay here at Hide-Away Cottage.  Thank you for your lovely hospitality.  Additionally thanks for caring for those who have booked to stay with you here.  It's nice to stay somewhere where they are not just in it for the money!  Wish we could stay longer!  I will definitely be recommending people to stay here, instead of others we have stayed at.  We will definitely stay here on our return trip! Larissa and Patricia N.S.W.

16th - 18th March 2012

We agree!! A most enjoyable stay.  Mike and Jeanette

12th - 16th March 2012

Thank you so much Sue and Derek.  This has been a most enjoyable stay.  Hide-Away Cottage is by far the best accommodation we have stayed in Australia and we have traveled every state.  The cottage has everything needed plus more.  All the special extras - What a treat.  This is a real "wow" cottage.  When we opened the door we both said "wow".  We will certainly recommend you to one and all.  And a big thank you for being wonderful, caring hosts.  Shirley and Randall WA  P.S. We could live here permanently.

11th March 2012

This place is fantastic!  We have loved our stay and will definitely be back.  THANK YOU !!!!   

4th - 11th March 2012

Thank you so much.  Kay and Mario - Look forward to seeing you next time xx

16th to 23rd February 2012

Thank you both for your wonderful hospitality.  Daniel and Ann Queensland

13th - 16th February 2012

Dear Sue and Derek, Still the best place to stay in Tasmania! Thanks again.  Rod and Jill N.S.W.

9th  & 12th February 2012

Another lovely stay at Hide-Away Cottage.  Thanks Sue and Derek for making sure we were comfortable and welcome.  David & Lindy Brisbane

10th - 11th February 2012

We have had the most wonderful time.  The attention to detail exceptional.  A perfect place to have our daughter ready herself to be married.  Thank you so very much Sue for your wonderful support.  We couldn't have asked for more!  Kind Regards Sally and Peter Tasmania.

7th - 9th February 2012

Thank you so much for the beautiful home away from home.  We have enjoyed a lovely peaceful break, a late birthday celebration.  I love the gardens around the verandahs and breakfast was beautiful.  We loved it all.  Trevor and Yvonne  Tasmania.

26th - 30th January 2012

The minute we arrived, we knew we wanted to come back for even longer!  This cottage is simply wonderful! We have all enjoyed our stay, all the thoughtful little extras.  Had a lovely potter about the NW Coast.  Thank you so much.  David, Alice, Claire and Sammy Tasmania. 

24th - 26th January 2012

What a way to end our 2 week 'tour around this great State of Tassie.  Our children settled in immediately and just loved the cottage and garden - especially the Tramp.  Just wished we could have stayed longer - there will definitely be a next time! Mel, Peter, Kurt and Seffi - Darwin N.T.

19th - 23rd January 2012

We had a lovely stay at Hide-Away Cottage.  Everything we needed was here.  Thanks for the little touches.  We all loved having space in the house and the garden.  J - family  Canberra

17th - 19th January 2012

Thank you Sue and Derek for the amazing accommodation you provided.  You provided everything we could have wished for and way way more.  We loved your place and wished we could have stayed more.  We will recommend you to everyone coming this way.  Justin, Sarit, Amber - Melbourne.

14th - 16th January 2012

Thank you Sue and Derek, you both made our night on the 14th January.  You topped off a wedding day with the beautiful fairy lights, wine, music etc.  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  It was nice to be able to relax on our own with such a hectic few days toward the wedding!  We will definitely be back again.  Thanks Again Amy and Scott - Tasmania

8th January - 13th January 2012

Thank you Sue and Derek, an ideal way to wind down  after the Xmas/New Year period.  Enjoyed every minute. Phil N.S.W.

16th December 2011 - 6th January 2012

Thank you both for such a lovely break, so comfortable and restful.  We could not have wished for better! John and Christie Queensland

1st -16th December 2011,

Dear Derek and Sue, WOW! We arrived to this fantastic little retreat, after 5 days on the road, we felt like we had come home!     Your attention to details right down to your beautiful artwork, is wonderful.  Sophie has enjoyed feeding the sheep and watching the many movies supplied.  We have loved everything about our stay here and can easily see why you have won so many awards.  Congratulations!!  This is the best place we have stayed in.  Thank you so much.  Nadine, Rene and Sophie - Far North Queensland.

29th November - 1st December 2011

Thank you so much for yet another wonderful stay!  Even though it was very short we enjoyed it immensely and the kids had a ball!  I'm sure they will be telling everyone they see in Perth exactly how to feed "sheeps".  Looking forward to staying with you again soon.  Thanks again!  Nicole, Chad, Cailen and Riley - Perth W.A.

19th - 23rd November 2011

Thank you for your warm welcome and wonderful hospitality and for all the extra goodies you provide.  We have had a lovely relax here - what a great way for us to unwind at the end of our Tasmanian trip.  Jim and Pam - Canberra

15th - 19th November 2011

The stay was too short! (thanks) - beautiful place.  Judy and Paul.

22nd - 29th October 2011

This has to be the best kept secret of the north west, all expectations were exceeded - terrific Thanks so much Lynne and Dave WA

October 11th and 12th 2011

What a wonderful cottage.  We have stayed in many and this is simply "the Best".  We would love to return someday.  Many thanks for making us so welcome.  Marion and John  England. 

7th October - 10th October 2011

Thank you so very much for the lovely stay.  The cottage is beautiful and all the little touches made it even better.  Our stay was very enjoyable and we would love to stay longer or just not leave!  Feeding the sheep was a great experience and the soup we had as Sunday lunch was absolutely amazing.  Also, thank you for pumping up the basket ball, it was well used!  Thank you again so much for everything and your lovely hospitality, we will definately be back! Sue and Gavin  South Australia.

3rd October - 7th October 2011

It was lovely to start our holiday in such a relaxed setting.  Thank you for small touches the bath robes are wonderful, especially when your own dressing gowns won't fit in the suitcase.  Thanks again Sharon and Phil. Victoria. 

1st October - 3rd October 2011

Sue and Derek, thank you very much your cottage is beautiful.  We really enjoyed our stay here and loved the sweet welcome touches.  It is a great place.  Can't wait to come back and stay again.  Cindy and Tim. Tasmania.

22nd September - 1st October 2011

We have really enjoyed our stay.  Everything has been just perfect.  Hope everything works out for you in the future.  Barry and Kath W.A

15th - 22nd September 2011

Thank you so much Derek and Sue for the wonderful relaxing week to finish our Tassie trip, your quiet, thoughtful hospitality has been much appreciated.  Your cosy cottage has provided exactly what we needed and exceeded all our expectations - it has definitely been worth the year and a half wait since we booked!  May we offer our sincerest gratitude.  Luke and Lauren South Australia.

10th - 12th September 2011

Thank you so much our stay was so beautiful here, it was relaxing, romantic and so many little touches that made our time here perfect.  Thank you! Nigel and Steph Tasmania. 

6th - 10th September 2011

Thank you for such a comfortable stay, bed was lovely, surroundings were perfect.  Will recommend your cabin to others.  Pam and Chris. Victoria.

27th - 30th August 2011

Dear Sue and Derek, Thank you very much for everything.  Thanks for the fire woods for keep us warm, thanks for all the facilities to make us feel like home, thanks for the sheep feeding we really enjoy it !!  Your cottage is a very beautiful place, we like it so much, really enjoy staying here, not feel want to leave because of the scenery, fresh environment, friendly host..... everything!  Is just like a heaven.   Will recommend to our friends and family, hope to visit here again in the near future!! Take care.  J L and family Malaysia and Penang.

5th - 7th August 2011

Thank you for your beautiful accommodation.  Credit to you both for a perfect relaxing weekend cottage.  Thank you.  Darren and Mary.

27th July - 22nd August 2011

We have never stayed anywhere that our hosts made us feel this welcome.  The cottage is wonderful and the attention to detail with the creature comforts was truly appreciated.  Thank you both for a memorable stay.  Tyson and Dannielle Brisbane.

23rd - 27th July 2011

Had a lovely time here, the weather was kind to us.  The cottage just picture perfect.  Thank you for all the little extra s you supplied, making us feel special and spoilt.  We'll be back.  Cheers Ray and Sandra Adelaide.

20th - 23rd July 2011

Had a lovely stay and the weather was perfect after a drive through the central highlands with snow all around which was beautiful.  Very impressed with Guide Falls up the road.  We will come again.  Valentine and Jane Tas.

18th - 20th July 2011

Thank you for a wonderful few days.  A lovely Hide-Away  Margaret Tas.

15th - 17th July 2011

Dear Sue and Derek, Sorry we arrived late on Sat. night, but you still had the wood fire going!  We love your cottage and felt very spoilt!  We would love to use it again!  Thank You! We hope it won't change, it's so charming!  Michael and Jane Kensington Tas

9th - 14th July 2011

We had a wonderful stay thank you, the cottage is beautiful.  We will definitely come again and try your soup.  Time got away.  The boys had a great time eg: snow, catching up with family, couldn't have asked for a better time.  Thank you Sue.  Lea and Paul Adelaide SA

4th - 6th July 2011

Despite the wild and woolly weather, have had a fabulous stay including feeding the woolly and not so wild sheep!! Very comfy accommodation, home away from home and hope to return a.s.a.p John and Maureen South Australia

2nd - 4th July 2011

What a beautiful place to stay.  Cosy, warm, peaceful - every comfort catered for - we loved it! Will be back.  Robyn and Wayne Sydney

30th June - 2nd July 2011

Your lovely cottage was perfect for our family.  The girls thoroughly enjoyed being able to run around and torture the sheep by chasing them with food! Simply great for children.  A real home away from home.  All the small extras make a huge difference and makes your cottage a standout!  Thank you so much for your kind hospitality.  Highlight of our trip!  We will return... Kevin and Kay Townsville Qld.

Thank you for letting us stay in your cottage.  I liked feeding the sheep.  The cottage is nice and cosy.  Thank you for supplying the breakfast.  Melissa Townsville Qld.

27th June 2011

Thanks sooooo much. "Top Odds"  Vicki and Rhani Qld.

25th - 26th June 2011

Lovely stay, cosy and comfy.  Beautiful place.  Thank you, hope to come again.  Corry Tasmania.

21st - 23rd June 2011

We had a very relaxed stay here and the man I care for slept soundly instead of getting up during the night as usual.  Very peaceful setting.  Will come again.  V.  Tasmania

18th  - 19th June 2011

Fantastic stay, even though for only one night.  We've already begun planning our next visit and hope to bring our family.  Thanks for everything.   Donna and Nic Victoria.

13th - 18th June 2011

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  The perfect cosy home, private and warm - the perfect place to wind down from a busy lifestyle.  Four wonderful days of total relaxation, with everything you need.  Much appreciated.  Brian, Maud, Bag and Pee Wee.  We will surely be back.  Tasmania

6th - 13th June 2011

An amazing place to stay.  Thank you so much for your welcome, attention to detail and hospitality.  Our little girls loved the "three bears cottage" and the sheep.  Stephen and Melissa April and Amelia.

3rd - 5th June 2011

Thank you so much for your hospitality.  The cottage is wonderful.  2nd time here.  Kim, Goldie, Vonda and Graham.  Tasmania.

1st June - 2nd June 2011

Wow! Attention to detail is superb! This lovely cottage is a credit to you, thank you for your wonderful customer service, feeding the sheep was a bonus.  I must say that this "Stayz" accommodation is the best one I have experienced to date.  We very much appreciate the map you left us.  Thank You  Michelle, Kelsey and Taylor Tas.  (This stay was booked through the "Stayz" website)

30th May - 1st June 2011

Just the place to come to for reflection, review and renewal time.  Splendid!  Best Wishes Sharyn and Peter Tas.

25th May - 27th May 2011

What a wonderful, peaceful place, the cottage is a little gem, so thoughtfully appointed.  The attention to detail is amazing.  Sue and Derek, thank you for your warm hospitality.  We loved our stay here and the old world charm.  Simply beautiful!  Mal & Jill N.S.W.

22nd - 25th May 2011

Thank you Derek and Sue, we've thoroughly enjoyed our stay at "Hide-Away Cottage".  Such a picturesque, peaceful place to relax, just what we needed.  Thanks also for the delicious home made soup and bread, what a treat! Celia, Matt and Angus  S.A.

18th - 22nd May 2011

Beautiful, warm, relaxing.  Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, exactly what we needed.  Will definitely be back - hopefully soon! Thank you Derek and Sue.  Dean and Linda Tas. 

11th - 18th May 2011

Lovely cottage and all our needs met and then some.  Thank you for the daily wood supply and the extras like the robes, much appreciated on the middle of the night run!!  All in all a wonderful start to our Tassie holiday.  Gary and Henny N.S.W.

3rd - 8th May 2011

On arrival we were over awed by the place.  We love your "Hide-Away Cottage".  Day 2: Wonderful to just sit and take in the relaxed, peaceful atmosphere, at times distracted by this calmness and find myself sitting and looking.  Went with Sue to feed the sheep.  What a treat.  Days 3 and 4:  Touring days so good to return and veg out with the warmth of the fire.  More special treats the sighting of one of my favorite birds "the scarlet robin" Hideaway is a good base for touring.  Day 5:  A day to reflect and prepare for the next stage of our holiday, it is easy to put thoughts together in this comfortable and relaxed environment.  Thank you for all the treats we have been spoilt. YOU HAVE SET THE BENCHMARK . David and Julie " On the big Island" Goonellabah N.S.W.

1st - 3rd May 2011

The "60th" birthday bash!  We came, we relaxed, we explored, we laughed (we ate and drank)  Now it is time to go forth and take the best of these two days with us.  Thank you with extreme gratitude! Cheryl (Birthday girl) and company.  Tas.

29th April - 1st May 2011

An absolute delight, you made us feel so welcome.  We loved all the special touches, plus the extra ones you did for our honeymoon.  We definitely will be back for our 1st Anniversary.  Thank you Peter and Ali Kadina S.A. 

26th - 29th April 2011

Sue and Derek, thank you for the kind welcome and providing a little piece of heaven.  A fantastic relaxing cottage for a lovely holiday.  The soup was divine. WE WILL BE BACK! Take Care Michael and Sheralee A.C.T.

25th - 26th April 2011

Comfortable, charming and lots of lovely little extras.  Bron and Lynn Tasmania

22nd - 23rd April 2011

It is a nice surrounding and very clean cottage.  We really felt stay at home.  It is a relaxing place stay.  Definite we'll stong recommend to our friends and family if they come to Burnie.  Thanks again.  Beverley and Ricky family Victoria

14th - 17th April 2011

From the moment we opened the door, we knew we were going to enjoy our stay here.  Thank you for all the homey touches.  A very quaint, clean and comfortable cottage.  Sebastian, Maria, Gabe and Dom. Berwick Victoria

5th - 14 April 2011

We keep returning for a little piece of magic - great environment, peace and serenity and thoughtful, caring hosts.  Thanks for another great stay! Anna and Louis Merrimbeena Victoria.

31st March 2011

A most enjoyable stay at your cottage, warm and friendly.  Very relaxing after a long drive.  Thank you for being such great hosts.  Wendy and Andrew - Victoria.

28th - 30th March 2011

Thank you for such a 'welcomed' stay.  We really appreciated the little 'extra' touches.  The cottage was spotless with lovely 'crisp sheets' and soft towels.  Well done and congrats on such a cosy 'hide-away'.  Gwen and John and Bob Esperance WA

26th - 28th March 2011

Dear Derek and Sue, This has been the most delightful start to our honeymoon.  Your generosity and kindness coupled with the beautiful aesthetics of the cottage has left us refreshed.  We look forward to returning on anniversaries in the future. Jacob and Cassie xx Tas.

22nd - 25th March 2011

Derek and Sue, Nice spot to base for exploring the north coast.  The smell of the Eucalyptus trees is wonderful! K & L, K & K Hawaii

21st- 22nd March 2011

Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise (albeit only one night) we look forward to a longer stay.  Col, Chris and June  Tasmania

19th - 21st March 2011

Dear Derek and Sue

What a lovely hideaway, our grandson enjoyed a little bit of country.  Everything was lovely right down to coffee.  We only wish we had more time to enjoy your little piece of tranquility.  Thank you for your hospitality.  Ros, Jamie, Aimee Mathew and Harrison.  P.S. Loved the fire  Victoria

17th - 19th March 2011

Dear Derek and Sue,   We have been absolutely delighted to have stayed in your "Hide-Away Cottage".  You have thought of everything to make our stay so lovely, right down to hand feeding sheep and picking apples off the tree (a first for us!).  We will recommend this to anyone traveling this way! Barry and Lynette, Janell and Wayne Mackay Queensland.

12th - 15th March

Dear Sue and Derek

What a wonderful hideaway.  Very relaxing and welcoming.  You have certainly thought of everything to make it an enjoyable stay.  We feel very relaxed and wish it had been longer.  Best of Luck  Lyn and Bronte - Adelaide S.A.   

7th - 9th March 2011

Dear Derek and Sue, Thank you for your beautiful cottage which was exactly what my husband and I needed to de-stress from our busy and full on Sydney jobs.  You catered to our every need, which made this stay the most enjoyable (and we travel a fair bit, domestically and internationally).  We were certainly able to unwind and enjoy the location and enjoy the rural location and surrounds.  We will be recommending your quaint, rustic cottage to our family and friends and making a recommendation on  Helen and Duane N.S.W.

5th - 7th March 2011

Dear Sue and Derek, Wow! what a beautiful and friendly cottage.  The second we walked in we felt welcomed and at home.  The kids loved the little surprises, games and exploring the house and garden.  We hope to see you in the future, thank you for your hospitality and warmth.  We will miss the hideaway and your pet sheep.  Till next time.  Take Care.  Rebecca, George, Emma and Liam Queensland.

4th - 5th March 2011

Absolutely beautiful.  Unfortunately could only stay one night.  Looking forward to a longer stay next trip down to Tassie.  Thanks Sue.  Pauline and Julie N.S.W.

2nd - 4th March 2011

Dear Derek and Sue, Thank you for a really enjoyable 2 night stay.  All the special touches plus the wonderful view on waking, make this place so special.  We do hope to be back for longer and will certainly recommend it to our family and friends.  Thanks again.  Jenny and Graham N.S.W.

1st - 2nd March 2011

Sue and Derek, What a beautiful place you have.  So warm and Cosie.  We loved staying here, would have loved it to be longer.  Thank you so much.  Jenny and Chris Queensland.

26th February - 2nd March 2011

Dear Derek and Sue, What a beautiful place and  wonderful service!  This home away from home and your soup and home made bread rolls are to die for.  Very impressed.  Will definitely be booking a stay here again with you as soon as possible.  Thank you for making our stay here even better than we ever imagined!  Will be back in the near future.  Ann, Betty Belinda, Cath, Somer, Steve, Grace and Mason Victoria.

24th - 26th February 2011

"Wow" what a beautiful position.  Lovely Countryside, just so relaxing.  Maybe we will return one day.  Kaye and Peter

Derek and Sue, We have really enjoyed our stay, you have thought of everything.  We love the surroundings and would love to return.  Thank you.  Janis and Merv Melbourne.

21st - 24th February 2011

A beautiful place to stay, peaceful and quiet.  Thank you so much.  Perth W.A.

20th - 21st February 2011

Thank you so much - great relaxing place to stay, we will be back for sure. Mark and Jodie Tas.

13th - 18th February 2011

Lovely place to stay, relax and see the North West of Tassie.  Sue and Derek have the place set up just like ones home, everything you need is supplied.  Loved coming home to Sue's great soup and thanks for the loan of the goodies to wash our bikes Derek.  We will certainly try and book the cottage again next time we come to Tassie.  Pam and Mike - Qld.

13th February 2011

Thank you for your extra effort of putting up more secure fencing to keep our 2 little ones in Bella and Tite.  We really enjoyed our stay. Pauline and Michael - Charlotte Cove.

18th - 19th January 2011

We loved the welcome we found when we unlocked the cottage door.  We felt at home at once, with Enya playing on the CD player.  What a pleasant, relaxing stay we have had. - Two Sandgropers from Perth.

12th - 18th January 2011

Thank you Sue and Derek for providing this lovely cottage for us to enjoy.  We have had a wonderful time here.  Best wishes for 2011 Pam and Roy Melbourne.

7th January to 12th January 2011

Dear Derek and Sue, Thank you for your friendly hospitality.  Loved the cottage, it is so romantic and restful - hope to return soon, if not as guests, then as neighbours.  All the Best  John and Chris Gulgong N.S.W.

3rd January - 7th January 2011

Dear Sue and Derek, Wonderful and very comfortable - thanks for providing such a peaceful place to relax.  Janice and Sean. I really enjoyed feeding the sheep everyday and I loved your paintings of your animals in the house from Jenna, Kristine.  I loved playing with Patch, feeding the sheep and playing outside.  It was awesome! from Jaryd - N.S.W.

1st -2nd January 2011

Thank you for a lovely nights stay in such a pretty and comfortable environment - such a shame that we were only able to stay a night.  Will certainly keep this place in mind for future stays.  A truely magical little place and thanks for the hospitality and all the little things that made this place a place to stay if only for a night.  Warm Regards David and Heidi Victoria.

29th December - 1st January 2011

Dear Sue and Derek,  Thank you for being such wonderful hosts.  We really loved the cottage and Zara loved feeding the sheep.  See you next time we are in Tassie.  Matthew, Natalie and Zara Qld.

26th  December - 29th December 2010

Dear Sue and Derek.  We have enjoyed the trampoline and feeding the sheep.  We   'd the soup xxx  Love Harvey, Amy, Amber and Toby S.A.

23rd December - 26th December 2010

Dear Sue and Derek, we have enjoyed our stay.  The kids loved feeding the sheep and running around outside.  It was nice to feel we had our own space, even if it was only a couple of days.  All the best, I hope to see you on our next Tassie trip.  Love, Dan, Rose, Jenna and Jackson Victoria.

22nd December 2010

Would have loved to have stayed longer - absolutely would love to come back and will recommend to others.  Thank you so much for being so welcoming!  You have a beautiful place!  Craig, Fiona, Sue Jack and Wendy. Queensland

17th - 21st December

Dear Sue and Derek, We have had a great time here! Radhika has enjoyed feeding the sheep very much but we feel sorry that we didn't take a picture.  Thank you for helping us rescue the dog ! We enjoyed the display of your paintings.  Vally, Paul, Krishna and Radhika.  December 2010 Merry Xmas! Victoria

11th - 13th December 2010

Dear Sue and Derek, Hide Away Cottage Retreat is a bit of heaven which we are eager to enjoy for longer.  The gardens, decor and all the thoughtful items you have added, made us feel we are in a special place.  The soup and crusty rolls added to this wonderful experience.  We wish you all the best as you enter into your second year of sharing hospitality with your visitors.  Linda and Margaret - Deception Bay Qld.

9-11th December 2010

Dear Sue and Derek, Thank you for being such lovely hosts!  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your cottage.  Also we loved the soup it was really Yum !  Taya and Vijay Mauritius - Sheilina, David & Jackson Melbourne.

2nd - 4th December 2010

Dear Sue and Derek, What a beautiful spot for our honeymoon!  Thank you for your warm welcome.  The cottage is such a lovely place to stay with every creature comfort.  Darren and Lyndall Sydney.

28th November 2010

Today is Sunday and like BLESSING TIME for this PARADISE! Everything is excellent, just so sorry to have short time to enjoying.  We will be back. Dear Sue and Derek, thank you for WONDERFUL time and nice company! Galina and Neville  Brisbane

26th - 28th November

Thanks Sue and Derek for providing such a lovely place to stay - for any occasion!  We will be looking for excuses to come back to stay here! Carol, Tony, Eric and Chloe - Tas

14th November  - 26th November 2010

Dear Sue and Derek, Thank you so much for having such a wonderful place for us to await the arrival of our son, Charles.  Your hospitality and the tranquility of the cottage have made our experience simply wonderful!  All the best, Michael, Sheeralee and Charlie.  Tas

12th November - 14th November 2010

From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and comfortable.  My only regret is that our stay was so short.  Hopefully it won't be too long before we can come back and maybe stay longer. John and family Sydney.

5th November - 12th November 2010

Sue and Derek, We had had a lovely week at your beautiful cottage.  So much to do, the kids were always entertained.  The soup was delicious thank you Sue.  Best wishes to you both.  Kate, Bruce, Owen, Tom, Millie and Sophie.  (Orange NSW)

1st November - 4th November 2010

Thanks Sue and Derek for such a lovely relaxing stay. It's a wonderful little place with such a homely feel.  We will definitely be back again and tell everyone about this place.  Thanks, Racheal, John Alyssa NSW

30th October - 1st November 2010

Dear Sue and Derek, Thank you for a lovely stay despite the rain, we were warm, comfortable and all expectations were filled, we would not hesitate to recommend friends or family to stay here too.  Thanks again Andrian, Wendy and Family S.A.

25th October -29th October 2010

Hi Derek and Sue, Thank you for making our last days in Tassie so special.  The little touches were lovely - Cheers Herman and Sharon, John and Jan Queensland.

23rd  - 25th October

Sue and Derek, Gary and I have had the loveliest time at the cottage, it was charming, relaxing and peaceful.  We both would recommend anyone who would like a lovely stay with two most charming and friendly hosts you could ever come across - to stay at Hide-Away -Gary and Ann NSW

5th - 7th October 2010

Sue and Derek, Thank you for such a fantastic stay.  The cottage is adorable!  All the best for the future!  Annabelle and Adam Queensland

2nd October 2010

Dear Sue and Derek, Thanks for letting us stay in this awesome house, we had a great time the spa was good as!  from Dylan Victoria

18th - 30th September 2010

We have been very comfortable here and so relaxed, we've had trouble remembering what day we are in.  We have not needed for anything.  The house is gorgeous and homely and the garden is fantastic.  Wishing you all the best for the future.  Jeremy, Angela, Zoe and Jack - Warrandyte Victoria.

16th - 18th September 2010

Such a picturesque place - very cosy, comforting and inviting, homely and has much charm and character.  We loved it here, made really special by all the little extras left around for your guests to enjoy.  We commend Sue and Derek for their efforts.  Thank you so much, Dell, Leisa, Cody and Cael. 

3rd - 11th September 2010

Dear Sue and Derek, We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at Hide-Away cottage. Your thought and attention to detail has been marvelous.  Especially for the children, baby changing facilities and time spent feeding the sheep.  We have had a wonderful time.  Thank you. Rebecca, John, Grace and Bump. Sydney and Dorset UK

27th - 28th August 2010

Thank you so much, this has been a lovely home away from home to come back and relax in.  We look forward to seeing you again in November.  Michael and Shairralea Tasmania

24th - 27th August 2010

Dear Sue and Derek, Thanks for sharing your wonderful cottage with us, we could not have found a more beautiful place to stay.  We will definitely be coming back in the near future.  Boyd and Karen Queensland.

20th- 23rd August 2010

Dear Sue and Derek.  What a great place this is, by far the best accommodation in Tasmania.  Great value for money, friendly hosts and beautiful surroundings.  When we come back we will certainly be staying here.  Thank you - Jill and Rod New South Wales.

6th August to 20th August 2010 (Five Years consecutive stay)

The Hide-Away is heaven on a stick!  We love everything about it - if you read this and you have time, you must see the Tarkine National Forest. Thank you. Julia, Andrew Victoria

5th August 2020

Great to see you both again. Kayla, Klara Ervin and Spencer - Tasmania

23rd July to 25th July 2010

Dear Sue and Derek.  We totally loved the place and did not want to leave!! We thought it was so comfy and cosy and we definitely would love to come back.  Thank you for a perfect getaway.  Peter, Natasha and Jacinda.  Tas.

20th July to 23rd July 2010

Dear Sue and Derek, What a fantastic new venture for you both.  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the cottage has all the home comforts we enjoy and MORE ! Jacqueline had a great time too.  We hope to see you both soon.  Stuart, Jenny and Jacqueline. Queensland

15th July to 20th July 2010

Dear Sue and Derek.  Thank you. So private, peaceful and cosy and all the extra treats were much appreciated.  Bed was so comfortable.  See you again.  Jackie and Doug. Queensland

12th - 14th July 2010

Thanks Sue and Derek for your thoughtfulness, the extras supplied were much appreciated.  Bread and Jam were a real unexpected treat. Maggie and Cal Hobart.

7th July 2010


Translation:  Dear Sue & Derek, We came aaall the way from Japan.  It was a beautiful/awesome cottage,
and we three (parents and child) had a great time.  We hope many more guests from Japan come! 

  (?) constellations were amazing!!! We definitely want to visit again.  Thank you so much!  7 July 2010 
PS.  In Japan today is also "Tanabata" (?) constellations and "romantic"; it's a special evening. 

 Hirokazu, Sanae and Jimmy  (Tanabata is the festival of stars)








30th June - 7th July 2010

Thank you we have had the most wonderful break.  The house is more than I imagined.  The little touch's go a long way.  Jade loved feeding the sheep and playing with Patch.  Perfect Hosts.  We will be letting all our friends and family know about the cottage.  We will be back.  From Sally-Ann, Grant and Jade Bendigo. 

26th June - 28th June 2010

To Sue and Derek, 'THANK YOU!" So perfect, peaceful a great way to really unwind and relax.  Your cottage has exceeded out expectations. - Coming Back.  Sonya and Steve p.s. Great Hosts!

22nd - 26th June 2010

Dear Sue and Derek, Thank you for letting us stay here.  It was great.  Thank you for letting me play with Patch and Thank You Sue for letting me feed the sheep.  I had a great time at Hide-Away Cottage from Kayla.  Can't wait till I see you again.  -    What a great place and the kids loved it too.  Thanks for everything.  See you both very soon! from Kayla, Klara, Ervin and Spencer Nyah Victoria

18th June 2010

Dear Sue and Derek, Words cannot express just how thankful I am for stumbling upon your little piece of paradise.  I am truly envious of the beautiful surroundings to which you both enjoy every day.  The cottage has absolutely everything (and more) for a very relaxing, peaceful and enjoyable holiday.  It has been an absolute welcome to "forget" about my problems and enjoy myself for a change.  The little things you both do mean the world to everyone who stays here.  I would love to take this cottage with me but it would be out of place back home!  Loved everything and will definitely be back for more!!  Thanks so much.  Cora, Tavis and Keegan Buccan Queensland

10th to 13th June 2010

Sue and Derek, we really enjoyed our stay here, but way too short.  Hide-Away Cottage is a great place to stay.  Best of luck for your time ahead.  Barry & Carolyn - Barossa Valley S.A.

6th June to 10th June 2010

Thank you for letting me feed your sheep - love Grace.  Dear Sue and Derek, Thank you so much for your hospitality. Lovely to have the fire going on our arrival and all the breakfast provisions.  Very well set up for children - Grace absolutely loved staying here, as did we.  Make sure you let us know when you are coming to New Zealand.  Greg, Kimberley and Grace N.Z 

31st May to 4th June 2010

Dear Sue and Derek - We can't tell you how great it was staying here.  What a gem!!  We could stay forever.  Thank you so much. Liz and Max King Island.

28th May - 30th May 2010

Dear Sue and Derek, The time went too quick, most enjoyable, very relaxing, highly recommended.  Thanks Donna and Michael Tas. 

28th May 2010

Dear Sue and Derek, thanks so much for the stay in your beautiful cottage, we have loved it here!  From the welcoming music and fire to the little honeymoon treats we discovered around the house, we have felt truly spoilt! Of our 3 weeks in Tassie this place has been the most homely and memorable so far and we hope to return for a longer stay next year.  Many thanks.  Steph. and Chris N.S.W.

23rd May 2010

Dear Sue and Derek, What a beautiful cottage, we had an enjoyable stay, very homely with all the creature comforts.  We will definitely recommend this place to our friends.  Angela and Mike, Brisbane.

14th May 2010 to 21st May 2010

Sue and Derek, Thank you for sharing your hideaway with us.  Your personal touches in the cottage upon our arrival, created a homely atmosphere.  On our return each day, not only did the sheep form a welcoming party at the gate, but wood was ready for the fireplace.  A perfect cottage for our enjoyable stay, not to be forgotten.  We will tell those Queenslanders you left behind, where you are hiding.  Margaret and Joe, Sherwood Brisbane.

14th May 2010

Just gorgeous!  Thank you for your hospitality, the cottage is so charming, relaxing and perfect for kids.  We really appreciate all you had set up for the baby, it really made our travels a breeze.  Can't wait to come back - Just love this place!!  Nicole and Chad and family WA

May 11th 2010

Dear Derek and Sue, We have had a lovely time here at Hideaway cottage.  We especially appreciated your catering for children here.  It makes holidaying so much easier!  We are pondering when we will be able to return.  Thanks so much for your hospitality! Jen Paul and family Orange NSW

3rd May 2010

Sue and Derek, what can we say, we arrived here on the 22.4.2010 stayed a few days then went to Stanley and then went to Penguin to stay at these places, you made your place our home away from home, your hospitality and your friendship made our trip to Tassie the most enjoyable holiday possible.  Sue  your soup and bread was fantastic and most enjoyable and Patches made us feel welcome.  Derek Chris enjoyed the talks he had with you, its great he had a male to talk to as at home it is an all female domain.  When we get back home to Melbourne we will keep in touch.  Many thanks.  Chris and Kay Melbourne.

2nd May 2010

What a lovely little cottage! We had a wonderful relaxing stay and enjoyed feeding the wooly critters.  Thanks for the generous hospitality, we'll be sure to recommend this 'home away from home' to others. Paula, Nadine, Carly and Marcus.

18th April 2010

My first impression of the cottage was WOW! It is such a beautiful place, to be able to light the fire on cold days/nights is great.  It is such a peaceful place to wind down and so much to see in the area.  Sue thank you for the homemade soup yum, we ate if for tea, breakfast and tea again.  And Derek thank you for keeping our supply of wood up to us and letting the kids feed the sheep.  I hope to come back one day.  Thank you from Janet and family Queensland.

11th April 2010

Lidewij, Geerten, Robert, Moana and Linette.  The Hide-Away cottage was great.  The swing was good.  The apples were nice (not sour!) Thank you from Linette and Moana Victoria

11th - 25th March 2010

Hide-Away Cottage is exactly that - a wonderful quiet place for a sabbatical.  Such a peaceful house with all round views of gardens and little birds and the rich smell of rural living.  Thanks Sue and Derek for the opportunity to share your Shangrila and the friendly hospitality. Yvonne and Michael Queenbeyan NSW

27th February to 6th March 2010

We enjoyed our stay at Hide-Away cottage very much.  The kids liked feeding the sheep and spent a lot of time on the trampoline.  The cottage is lovely and everything we needed was available.  Thanks for everything Sue and Derek, Ingrid Thius, Luc and Sven - Netherlands.

14th February to 21st February 2010

Such a gorgeous, cosy home away from home.  We enjoyed our stay here at Hide-Away and would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family.  The kids had a wonderful time with all their games, playground, "the tree swing especially" and the highlight of feeding the sheep and a visit from "Patch".  Thank you Sue and Derek for a wonderful stay! Belinda and David Mt. Eliza Victoria

7th February 2010

We enjoyed a great nights sleep and had a relaxing time away from the hussle and bussle.  See you next time. P.S. Keep in touch with all the other B & Bs as one of them recommended your place.  Rob and Kerstin Broome WA.

8th February 2010

Our final day in Tassie has sadly arrived after 5 wonderful weeks - our last family holiday before our eldest flys the nest.  This cottage has housed us for our last week - so good when we have saved the best till last.  Home now to reality, busyness and work.  Pete and Alison and family N.S.W.

17th January - 31st January 2010

Hide-Away Cottage - home away from home, cosy, beautiful, had loads of character, kids loved the sheep.  It was lovely to wake up, open the curtains and look out on the open space and trees.  Peaceful and relaxing with everything we needed from a great fire place to comfy beds.  We loved our stay and when we come back to Tassie, would love to stay again.  Thanks Sue and Derek.  Tim and Rhonda and family

January 2010

Beautiful, relaxing Hide Away Cottage.  Everything was enjoyable including friendly sheep.  Generous provisions.  Next time hope to have some Port!  Also to stay longer.  Claire and Barry Adelaide SA 

9th January - 10th January 2010

Bonza, Beaut.  Hide-Away Cottage retreat lovely everything perfect we will stay with you again Sue.  Regards Trevor and Sandy Port Broughton SA

9th January 2010

A lovely place to stay to get away from it all.  We were only here one night but it was a very enjoyable stay.  Sue was very hospitable and friendly.  Thanks for the experience.  Peter and Mary Melbourne Victoria.

8th January 2010

A great spot in a wonderful location.  The two toddlers loved the slide and trampoline (plus the stairs!) We loved the kitchen and washing machine! Three platypus sightings, splended wrens, wedge tailed eagles, sheep, cows, alpacas all within ten minutes drive is a true winner! Good luck with it all and you may well see us again.  Henry, Ezra, Jen and Kris.

1st January 2010

Dear our hosts.  Thank you for your kindness and hospitality.  Thank you for the Xmas presents.  We had such a good time.  All four of us loved everyday that we stayed here, weather was perfect, cottage is so charming, we just wish we could stay even longer.  Happy New Year and good luck with this new adventure.  Wishes to your family. S & V Victoria.