Ashdowns of Dover

Australia's best hosted accommodation 2019

Nestled in the heart of the historic and pretty fishing village of Dover, Ashdowns of Dover is a deluxe 4.5 star rated hosted bed & breakfast that combines premium accommodation with warm & friendly hospitality and hearty and delicious cooked breakfasts.  It is a leisurely 70 minute drive south of Hobart through the scenic Huon Valley and an ideal place in which to base yourself to explore the Far South of Tasmania.

Guests can choose from 3 tastefully decorated en-suite rooms, two with Queen beds and one with a King bed that can be split into two Singles for a twin bed configuration.  The rooms are equipped with all the modern facilities discerning guests expect; pillowtop mattresses, luxurious bed linen, rain shower heads, heated towel rail, tea & coffee making facilities including a selection of Twinings Teas, Robert Timms Coffee Bags, fresh milk, a well-appointed mini-bar fridge containing reasonably priced local beers, wines and ciders, flat screen TV & DVD player, a work-space, in-room heating and electric blankets.

The Experience

Breakfast is served in the light and sun filled Guest Lounge overlooking the meandering sheep in their paddock at a time to suit you and includes a hot English breakfast cooked to order.  Also included is an array of continental breakfast goodies including homemade jams and preserves, fresh local juices, yoghurts, fruit, toast, loose leaf tea and plunger coffee.  No-one leaves hungry and food allergies and dietary preferences are easily catered for.

Fully Cooked Breakfast at Ashdowns of Dover

Take a wander around the vegetable garden and green house and see what’s in season, gather freshly laid eggs from the chickens or hand feed one of our friendly sheep.  Or mosey on down to the river at the bottom of the property and take a seat in our hideout and wait to see if the resident platypus decides to make an appearance. 

At night, take a seat by the outdoor fire-pit and warm yourself while gazing up at the un-filtered night sky, un-encumbered by light pollution.  Pick out the constellations and watch satellites silently circling the earth. 

We welcome children and provide a complimentary high-chair and travel cot.  Less able travellers are also provided for in our wheel-chair friendly property.  Guests travelling in electric vehicles can re-charge overnight.  On-site parking and WIFI are also complimentary. 

Dinners are available with 24 hours-notice with most ingredients obtained either locally or grown in our vegetable garden and orchard or sourced from our stock.  We’re also happy to provide packed lunches if you’re heading out for a long day of bushwalking or cycling.

Your hosts Gary and Lorraine are as chatty or unobtrusive as you like and will give you your space to explore and enjoy the property but are always available to answer questions, provide tourism advice and reveal some of the hidden treasures to explore in the Far South of Tasmania.  We hope you to welcome you to our Award Winning Bed & Breakfast and provide for you a hospitality experience that is worth leaving home for.

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