Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse, Hobart

Battery Point is one of the most genteel and atmospheric parts of Hobart in which to 'retreat', and with its roots firmly based in those of Captain William Langdon, who sailed to Tasmania from the UK almost two centuries ago, Montacute (named after the Captain's Somerset home) ensures that your stay will live up to its reputation. For Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse has been newly opened by none other than the descendent of the esteemed Captain, Antony. Together with his partner Rose, Antony has lovingly restored this magnificent home to offer some of the most delightful, chic and quirky accommodation in the Tasmanian capital. Guests may find that their genteel demeanour fades somewhat when dining with fellow guests around the German Oktober table, but the atmosphere is assured, as it is on the picnic lawn, and in the sitting room in front of a roaring log fire on cooler evenings.  Guests are invited to make full use of the spacious kitchen or BBQs to cook, help themselves to the fruit & veg garden, and take an informal but very local walking tour with Antony and their litle Australian bulldog Lily.  A stone's throw away is the bustling waterfront, crammed with cafes, restaurants and delis heaving with local wines and produce giving you the hopeless difficult decision of choosing to eat out or eat in!  In traditional Bunkhouse fashion, rooms at Montacute do not have ensuite bathrooms but the wide range of private bathroom, loo and shower facilities are extremely private and comfortable, and with rooms costing a maximum of AU$100 per night, who minds stepping outside the door to brush their teeth?