Birch Cottage is set in private native surroundings at the start of the historic walking track on Old Convict Road and is surrounded by the crystal blue water of the Prosser River. It is close to many pristine beaches and has acces to a shared jetty for some casual fishing and guests will have access to kayaks and life jackets. It's only minutes walk to cafes, restaurant, hotel and supermarket.
Birch Cottage is set on the bank of the beautiful Prosser River with an ever changing calm and relaxing vista. Enjoy the terraced area for an outdoor picnic or relaxing wine. Sit around the fire pot or have a BBQ while watching the fish jump in the river. There are four kayaks along with life jackets for guests to use, so why not go for a paddle on the river. All this in the heart of Orford which is the gateway to the magnificent Tasmanian East Coast and the Great Eastern Drive.
Only minutes drive to Triabunna where a ferry can take you to the ruggedly magestic Maria Island. Once a penal colony now a historic site full of stories for your imagination. Professional walking tours are run on the island for all capability levels. Continue your journey further up the East Coast to visit pristine beaches, and a number of Wineries to discover Tasmania's fine wines and produce.
Guests will have access to all the basics in the kitchen - coffee, tea, milk, sauces, Vegemite, honey, olive oil, etc, etc. For all your other needs there is an IGA supermarket a few minutes walk just across the bridge.
Orford is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. The township is centred on the mouth of the Prosser River, on the southern margin of a substantial coastal inlet called Prosser Bay. Beyond this bay are the waters of the Mercury Passage. Orford has a population of around 600.
Most preferred way to travel to Orford is by car. Once in Orford walking to beaches, cafes, coffe shops, supermarket, hotel and bottle shop is easy.
Please note: Because this property is waterfront it may not be suitable for young children. There is also no fire guard on the wood heater.