Thanks for a lovely stay in the most perfect getaway cottage - everything has been just perfect. Thanks for your efforts in making this a special experience. We really enjoyed staying here and will return some day.
— Kjeld and Lone (Denmark) 17 and 18 January 2018

Thank you for a beautiful stay. we really enjoyed our time on your beautiful property. The small touches make it feel like home - the flowers, port, wine, music and the beautiful array of fresh brekkie produce and home-baked bread. The Loft is a credit to you. Chris and I will definitely be back soon.
Eating and drinking our way through southern Tas - what a way to go!
— Chris and Sharee (Hobart & Launceston) 6 and 7 January 2018. @iashuttles @ataleoftwovines

We stayed at Herons Rise from 4-6 January 2018. It was evident from very early on that Helen went the extra mile for her guests when she sent us a very detailed email with attractions/foods and general information about Kettering and Bruny Island.
We have had a very relaxing stay and have had fun meeting the ducks, chickens, rabbits and bees.
Thank you for a lovely stay and for all the effort you put into such a wonderful place.
— Cameron and Sirini Griffiths (Melbourne)

Helen, thank you for an incredible stay. Our anniversary was very special and one to remember. A big thank you to you and your son for the excellent recommendations on the car!
We will be sure to recommend to our friends and family.
— Xenia and Adam (Melbourne) 1/1/18 - 3/1/18

Beautiful, warm, homely accommodation. We had a wonderful stay. Thank you for all the lovely touches - the selection of food, welcoming us to wander the property, lovely linen and magazines. Many thanks.
— Kris and Bridge January 2018

Thank you for the incredible hospitality. We felt taken care of from the moment we stepped on the property. We hope to be back soon. Helen is a class act!
— George and Read Phillips. December 2017

Peaceful and tranquil with beautiful views and gorgeous rabbits in the garden. I didn’t even mind being woken at 5am by the birds! The layout of the Studio is full of character.
Kettering is such a good location for a day trip to Bruny Island and exploring the local produce. Grandvewe Cheeses was a great find and so worth a visit. Helen, you were the perfect host and I enjoyed our many texts.
— Val and Len Green (Mawson Lakes, SA) December 2017


The Loft is absolutely awesome. Your attention to detail and your consideration for Peter with his bad back and the extra bed (he slept well) made our stay all the more perfect. A great place to stay and to do the Huon Valley, Channel day trips and Bruny Island.
— Sue and Pete Eyre from Launceston and Perth friends, Ken and Judy December 2017

Helen, what a kind and generous host you are. You have made us feel like friends, not guests – from greeting us at the gate and taking our girls to feed the ducks and chickens, to port, chocolate and music greeting us in our cottage.

Beautiful special touches.

The cottage is fantastic – clean, cosy and comfortable, and you are generous with your time and knowledge. Thank you for all the travel tips. If we are ever back in Tassie, we will definitely stay here again.
— Rob, Ange, Alexis and Louisa McGavin from Brisbane December 2017

We instantly fell in love with the Wine Loft the moment we drove in. Helen had thoughtfully provided a full sensory experience, which was a soothing balm after travelling: smell, taste, touch, hearing and sight were kept stimulated in the rich surroundings of Herons Rise over the next few days.

We join the chorus of others who say ‘It wasn’t long enough. We’ll be back.’
— Megan and Rod Mitchell December 2017

Dear Helen, Miriam and Russel,

We are so very happy to have visited your beautiful cottages at Herons Rise Vineyard. The location is perfect - stunning views to the harbour, coupled with the tranquility and beauty of the Australian bush. An amazing start to the day watching the sunrise over the water. We really enjoyed sitting, relaxing and listening to the sounds of all the birds, and watching the antics of the rabbits and chooks.

The cottage is thoughtfully furnished and equipped to ensure a very comfortable stay. We have not been able to identify any improvements - your attention to detail and personal touches, such as our welcome note, made us feel welcome and ‘at home’.

Thank you, Helen, for all the information you provided to help us plan our visit. With your advice we could confidently book our tours and maximise our stay.

We look forward to a return visit! Thank you for making our stay so special.
— Jenny and John Waldegrave from Sydney, October 2017

What a divine place! We felt so nurtured and cared for with Helen’s attention; the beautiful comfortable rooms and surrounded by nature. We want to move in but heard there is a waiting list!
— Louise and Peter Frances from South Australia, October 2017

Thank you Helen, for the very warm welcome and all the info on the area. A beautiful peaceful place to stay. Everything needed was provided. We would recommend to friends coming to Tasmania.
— Bruce and Lyn McGregor Australia, November 2017

Thank you for a wonderful, restful stay in your B&B. We have been on the go for weeks before our wedding and last night we stopped, rested and enjoyed the peace and privacy your B&B offered. My only regret is we didn’t have enough time to truly enjoy what was offered. Thanks for your hospitality and a fabulous stay.
— Karen and Chris Lancaster from Australia November 2017

We love B&B’s and have made use of them on many occasions in Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, France, Italy and Croatia. We have only given a score of 10/10 once before but this place deserves 11/10...from the first moment of Helen’s warm welcome to the amazingly generous bowl of fruit and the comprehensive breakfast provisions in a huge cottage where the architecture and the furnishings are chosen with exquisite taste - not to mention the beautiful garden and its wonderful outlook.
— Margaret Barrett and Gerald Cooper from Sydney November 2017

Thank you, Helen, for a wonderful stay in the Wine Loft. Three days flew past and next time we hope we can stay longer - such a beautiful location - it was truly paradise. You are the perfect host. Since our very first email conversation with you, we have been made to feel welcome, and the extra touches, such as the beautiful flower posies and chocolate have only cemented this welcome. You deserve a 5 star rating!
— Sharon and Peter Custance from Perth November 2017