Swansea, Australia

Piermont Retreat

Price per night from$225.85

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (AUD322.73), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


Mod-rustic homestead


Rugged coastal estate

Set in the jawdropping landscape of Tasmania’s rugged coastline, boutique stay Piermont Retreat has a smattering of charming cottages and suites. The original homestead building is now a mod-Aussie restaurant, where an award-winning chef concocts menus with ingredients sourced from local organic farms, and a wine list with neighbourly picks from nearby vineyards. The estate has two private white-sand beaches, a saltwater outdoor pool and resident horses (but precious little WiFi, so it’s just the place for a spot of digital detoxing). By day, borrow kayaks or mountain bikes, or strike out on a hill-walking expedition; when evening settles in, cosy up by the fireplace with a bottle of local pinot noir or sauvignon blanc and make yourself at home.

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Need to know


21, including six suites.


10am; earliest check-in, 2pm.


Double rooms from £187.75 (AU$355), including tax at 10 per cent.

More details

Rates generally exclude breakfast; à la carte items start from AU$25. There's a three per cent charge for American Express payments.


Piermont Retreat rests in an area with a neutral magnetic field – allegedly, it’s the key to a good night's sleep.

At the hotel

Two private beaches, stables, polo field, tennis court, free kayaking gear, free WiFi in the restaurant, laundry services. In rooms: TV, iPod dock, minibar, free bottled water, a kitchenette, tea-making facilities, Nespresso coffee machine, Natural Earth bath products. Cottages also have working fireplaces.

Our favourite rooms

We especially love the waterfront rooms and cottages for their direct access to the pristine white-sand beach.


The outdoor saltwater pool is family-friendly and has views out across the river. Smalls can keep an eye out for grazing sheep across the way – and you can catch a glimpse of the ocean as you swim leisurely laps or recline poolside. The pool is unheated and open only during summer months.

Packing tips

Bring your swimsuits in the summer, woolly knits in the winter, and hiking boots and camera no matter when you visit.


The Homestead Restaurant is wheelchair accessible, however guest rooms are not.


Young Smiths are welcome to stay in the cottages; however, the estate and wild surroundings are more suitable for older children or teenagers who can fully enjoy the outdoor adventures.

Sustainability efforts

The cottages are made of bio-sustainable stone and local timber; food is locally sourced and the hotel composts, and recycles grey water.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Floor-to-ceiling windows means there’s not a bad seat in the house, but snag a table directly by a window for uninterrupted views of the rolling landscape.

Dress Code

Make yourself at home(stead) with cosy knits in the winter and casual linens in the summer.

Hotel restaurant

The building housing Homestead Restaurant dates back to 1838 – the original cobblestone façade is clearly visible – but inside, you’ll find an all-modern eatery with a locavore ethos to boot. It’s helmed by chef Tristan Stephens, who collaborates with local farmers and winemakers to craft seasonally inspired menus. The menu changes with the tides and could feature freshly caught baby octopus or beef with heirloom tomatoes. Save room for two scoops of the hazelnut praline ice cream if you spot it on the menu. During the summer, owner Juan will fire up a traditional Argentinian asado if you ask nicely. Breakfast is served in the restaurant too; choose from à la carte options including traditional ‘Full Piermont’, avocado smashed on rye bread, and warming bowls of porridge.

Hotel bar

There’s no standalone bar, but you can lounge with a drink on a sofa by the fireplace in the restaurant. We recommend picking something from the list of local Tasmanian wines.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 8am to 9.30am, and dinner from 6pm to 10pm.

Room service

None, but the Piermont pantry is open all day and has a selection of local goodies to purchase for seaside picnics or in-room dining.


Photos Piermont Retreat location
Piermont Retreat
12990 Tasman Hwy

The cottages and main house of Piermont Retreat are set on a private estate just south of Swansea on the Tasman Highway.


Hobart International Airport and regional Launceston Airports are both 90 minutes away by car; roundtrip transfers are AU$175 for up to four guests. If you’re arriving via long-haul flight, you’ll likely stopover in Melbourne on your way. Have our Smith24 Team arrange your flights and transport to the estate.


Your own set of wheels will come in handy for exploring the coast and surrounding area. Swansea is a five minute’s drive away; there’s free on-site parking at the hotel, and our Smith24 Team can make hiring a car a breeze.

Worth getting out of bed for

Explore the estate’s two private beaches – Cowrie Beach and Stony Creek – or borrow one of the hotel’s kayaks to paddle along the coast. Meander over the outdoor amphitheatre in the grounds, splash about in the pool (during the summer months), or challenge your travel companion to a tennis match. Make friends with the eight resident horses with a bucket of apples, then borrow mountain bikes or lace up your hiking boots to explore Tasmania’s rugged landscape. Nearby Freycinet National Park has a gaggle of winding hiking trails to choose from; the nature reserve stretches from the heathlands to the unspoilt beaches edging the Tasman Sea, so pack a picnic lunch with goodies from the Piermont pantry and explore the secluded shores, and surf and swim at your leisure. The park’s Honeymoon Bay and Sleepy Bay are both good spots from which to keep an eye out for albatross, penguins, whales and fur seals. Prefer a view of the park without the hike? Make your way to the lookout point at Cape Tourville Lighthouse. You can also hop a ferry over to Maria Island National Park. Wineglass Bay Cruises are equally leisurely, or you could just lounge in Homestead Restaurant with a book and a glass of something sippable.

Local restaurants

Stop by Melshell Oysters, a 20-minute drive along the coast, to sample freshly harvested bivalves from Great Oyster Bay. Some of Tasmania’s best wineries are a popped cork’s flight from the estate; go for a tour and tasting session at nearby Devil’s Corner Vineyard, then stay for dinner at Devil’s Corner Cellar Door for wood-fired pizzas, freshly shucked oysters and home-made gelatos.


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Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Tasmania and unpacked their bottles of pinot noir and riesling, a full account of their outdoorsy Australian break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Piermont Retreat in Swansea…

Boutique stay Piermont Retreat is gum-tree-dotted estate on Tasmania’s rugged coast. Bio-sustainable cottages, made from local stone and timber, are scattered about the rolling estate, which has sweeping views across Great Oyster Bay. The restored 19th-century homestead now houses a modern restaurant that works with local organic farms. There’s also a saltwater pool, which looks out across Stony River to the sheep-filled meadows. Curl up by the fireplace – your cottage’s own, or the restaurant’s if you prefer to be nearer the collection of wines from local vineyards – or strike out into the grounds to feed apples to the resident horses, have leisurely picnics under a leafy oak tree, and take refreshing coastal dips at one of the estate’s two private white-sand beaches.

Price per night from $225.85

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