St Martins Tasmania Bedroom

Welcome to St Martin's of Tasmania / lutruwita

Situated in the tiny, idyllic fishing village of Dunalley, St Martin’s is nestled between the captivating Tasman Peninsula and the rest of Tasmania. The lovingly restored building offers a truly unique and stunning retreat.

As featured on ABC TV’s ‘Restorations Australia’, this beautiful heritage-listed building, once the beating heart of the community, holds countless stories of love and connection.

Only 30 minutes drive from Hobart airport and 30 mins from Tasmania’s perennial number one tourist destination, Port Arthur, you’ll be savouring lutruwita’s award winning produce, wines and whiskeys in no time whilst relaxing by a log fire or swimming in pristine waters. Indulge in the tranquility of St Martin’s where history thoughtfully entwines with contemporary elegance, creating an enchanting sanctuary for your Tasmanian getaway.

Prepare to be captivated by the wonders of nature as you immerse in a sensory journey that will leave you spellbound, regardless of the season or your version of adventure.

The Home

A queen bed with luxury linens, extra toppers, sustainable cottons and a mountain of plush pillows.

A nook with a sea view to pen your musings. The bureau's stationery and inkwell require your hand.

A well stocked log fire to warm the cockles, whether you're reading, playing, whiskeying, wining or dining.

A cooking enthusiast’s galley kitchen with gas top, large oven and delightful space for coffee watching sunrises over water.

A lovely dining space for candle lit dinners. The original pews hug you playfully close to the servery.

Step into a beautiful bathroom with an oversized rosette delivering pristine Tasmanian rain water with instant heat.

Space & Place

As Tasmania is an island, the weather moves quickly and constantly changes. The weather here is at the mercy of playful gods and you can often enjoy sunshine, clouds and rain all in one day. St Martin’s is fully insulated and has a log fire for cooler periods whilst the stonework and natural airflows keeps things comfy in the warmer days. The home will be warmed prior to arrival during cold periods and firewood/kindling is provided all year round regardless. We provide a selection of period games from yesteryear to keep you entertained at all times. In addition, an outdoor firepit with surround seating off the deck is also available.

The galley kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances and cookware, with a delightful servery through the to the main dining area. It makes for a perfect space for cooking enthusiasts, not to mention the world-class produce available on your doorstep. The home is equipped to support both ‘into-the-wild’ venturers and those who wish to dress-up for events and the nearby fine dining establishments.

The Peninsula is a relaxed, let-your-hair-down type of place. However, we do provide luxury products for hair and body as well as a GHD hairdryer if you wish to use before heading to one of the gorgeous local wineries, restaurants or nearby towns such as Port Arthur, Richmond or Hobart.

Events & Media

This place is perfect for small events and intimate weddings. Be swept up by the romance of this historical building, set in a quaint fishing village surrounded by the wild coastal scenery. Approximately 30 people can comfortably fit. This makes for an ideal space for most types of limited gatherings. The Murphy bed is easily folded into the wall when not required, allowing for storage of smaller items and further space for activities.

Whether you’re shooting campaigns or launching products, you’re spoilt for choice here when it comes to visual storytelling. Tasmania is famous for its amazing light – its difference, its variations, its hold. Such captivating light is often framed by St Martin’s generous arched heritage windows and the stunning large feature stained glass window. Tassie is a favourite for photographers with its range of moody hues from dawn to dusk. The space offers a creatively balanced blend of contemporary and vintage wares, timber, cane, brass and sandstone textures, muted and natural colour palettes, an outdoor fire pit, a log fire, a romantic bed, all set in the heart of a bygone fishing village. There are numerous story-telling places in the area, including wineries/distilleries, restaurants, raw and wild landscapes, world class surf breaks and breathtaking hiking trails.

There is a good chance you will meet Neil the Seal and his mates in the waterways beside St Martin’s as seen on many an international news show.


Wine and Dine

Only a 30-minute drive from Hobart airport, the Tasman Peninsula boasts exceptional vineyards such as Bangor, Cape Bernier and Bream Creek. World class whiskey and gin distilleries such as McHenry, Lark and Hellfire Bluff are just moments away too. Local restaurants like the prestigious Van Bone, Phoenix Farm and The Cannery all offer farm-to-plate and locally sourced seafood dining. The historic local pub serves simple yet honest tasty food, also sourced locally.

Into the Wild

The area is renowned for outdoor activities including the Three Capes hiking track, Cape Fear Surf competition and world class diving spots. Close encounters with local wildlife is common such as echidnas, penguins, whales, dolphins, wombats, wallabies, Tasmanian devils and weedy seadragons. Remarkable Caves, Marion Bay, Bream Creek, the Tessellated Pavement, the Blow Hole, Roaring Beach, Shipstern’s Bluff, Eaglehawk Neck and historic Port Arthur are just some of the popular areas to be explored on our Peninsula.

Staying Longer

Having a car is essential for exploring the area. Day trips to places like Richmond and Hobart are also recommended if you are staying longer. Hobart regularly has festive events and markets so check what’s going on. Richmond is a historical town with Australia’s oldest bridge and a gorgeous strip of little antique and artisan shops, quaint cafes and a wonderful lolly shop!

Sunset at St Martin's

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