The Aplite House is the kind of place I envisage living in one day and was one I found extremely hard to leave. Not only is the design simply astounding, but the location and eco-friendly way of Aplite is just as appealing. Nestled amongst 200 acres of forest, as far as the eye can see, you will not spot a hint of civilisation (an added bonus), especially because the drive way is 2km long! I’ll keep this introduction brief for now and let the photographs of Aplite do the talking. Let me just say, I can guarantee you won’t want to come to Tasmania without indulging in at least one night here!
Location & Surroundings
You’ll find the Aplite House in the world famous Freycinet National Park area of Coles Bay. If you haven’t heard of Freycinet, perhaps you would know Wineglass Bay. Getting to these popular tourists sights are just a 20/30 minute drive away from this secluded paradise.
The house is surrounded by lush native trees, which amongst them live many Australian animals. I can happily report that we spotted numerous bouncing kangaroos and even a wallaby with a joey in her pouch at Wineglass Bay! From the deck, there is a view out over the Moulting Lagoon Conservation Area and nearby you’ll also find other spots to explore like the Friendly Beaches.
It is genuinely quite hard to put into words just how extraordinary the Aplite House is. The anticipation nearly killed me as we made our way up the long driveway. As I reached the house and set foot inside, my expectations were immediately exceeded. Could you really believe that it is even more spectacular in person!? After saying ‘oh my goodness, is this actually ours for the night?’ ten thousand times, I got out the cheese platters, poured a glass of Tasmanian wine and sat on the deck as the afternoon sun was setting to admire my surroundings and unwind. Van Morrison was smoothing our ears through the speakers, the fire was ablaze and several extreme scrabble games were played. Oh, can I just be back here already!?
Back to the details of the house, anyway! The remarkable design is by the Hobart Architecture firm known as Dock 4. Not only does it appear to be amazing on the outside, but inside it is equally as wonderful as the house is filled with art and furniture from Tasmanian artists! And just when you think it doesn’t get any better, the Aplite House is completely solar powered and extremely eco-friendly. Yes, a house that is both luxurious and eco-friendly really does exist!
You’ll find Aplite is great for a couple’s getaway, or also a family holiday as it sleeps about four people. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms with another two living areas and a fully equipped kitchen if you don’t feel like leaving for food (which you won’t!)
As you can see, Aplite just has so many appealing qualities. I honestly feel like my stay here was the overall highlight of my whole trip. Not only did I find peace and had time to relax, but I really was able to appreciate this beautiful and unique country that I call home. If you have talked to me recently, you would know how much I adore this house and I have told just about everyone to get across to Tassie simply just to stay here. One day, Aplite, I will be back for a lot longer; glass of wine in hand and a book at the ready!
I was welcomed as a guest of the Aplite House, but as always, opinions are my own!