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Last updated: 03/27/2014
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Table Cape house description

Cantilevered over stunning rugged coast at Table Cape, north west Tasmania, Australia, The Winged House presents a dramatic art and architectural experience. Designed by award-winning architect Richard Goodwin, the zinc wings seem to lift you and the luxurious 180 degree observatory towards the horizon, with waves breaking on rocks to the east and Rocky Point to the west.

The Winged House has easy access to World Heritage listed - Cradle Mountain's sub-antarctic rain forests, The Tarkine, wild west coast, Cape Grim, Stanley and Dismal Swamp and Rocky Cape National Park with its unique flora. Kayaking, trout fishing, hiking and less challenging short walks are all available in this spectacular island setting which is closer in topography, fauna and flora to Antarctica than the Australian mainland.

Vineyards and wineries, orchards of apples, cherries, pears and olives, crayfish, ocean salmon and ocean trout all contribute to the Ten Days on The Island art, culture and gourmet experience held every two years in March-April.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Not Suitable For Children:

                Sliding glass door open to the exterior with wire railing - children need to be supervised when doors open....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Nude Beach
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib


              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                with ensuite bathroom...moreless

              • Other (See Description)

                Japanese futons and tatami mats sleep two....moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen size Japanese beds, Baby Cribs (1) Porta-cot available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 Japanese tatami mats and futons with bedding....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 2

                En suite bathroom with shower, vanity and toilet...moreless

              • Bathroom 1

                Full bathroom with separate Japanese bath and shower...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Fully-functional kitchen with Miele oven, microwave,blender, food processor....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Well-stocked pantry, fresh fruit and vegetables provided on arrival...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Full set of crockery, cutlery and glassware...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                breakfast cereals, pasta, rice, condiments...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Dishwasher
              • Toaster
              • Microwave


              • Linens Provided:

                Fine 1000 thread count linens and authentic Japanese linens...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Fireplace, wall heaters, infloor heating...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Heating
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Washing Machine

              Other Amenities

                  • In-floor heating, luxurious Japanese beds and quilting, Japanese bath, helipad, private track through native foreshore vegetation to rugged ocean front exclusive to guests. Extra sleeping area on tatami mats and futons if required. Dial-A-Cray and Dial-A-Massage( massage bed available in house)...moreless


                  • Music Library:

                    Dock for iPhone and iPod...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Video Library
                  • Television


                  • Telephone
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Computer Available
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        (3) Outdoor areas either side of House and on lower terrace, . Picnic pack provided for walks to beach. Olive grove, fruit trees, proteas and extensive native species plantings...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        lawns and terraces, olive grove, paths for walks...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill


                      • Romantic
                      • Away From It All
                      • Adventure

                      Location & View

                      • Oceanfront:

                        Access to the rugged isolated coastline at the front of the property is via a walk of ~ 10 minutes. ...moreless

                      • Village:

                        Wynyard township with a large Woolworths for essentials is 10mins away by car....moreless

                      • Ocean View:

                        Dramatic 180 degree view of Bass Strait's changing ocean scape and sky...moreless


                      • Tennis
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Racquetball
                      • Cycling
                      • Rafting
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Spelunking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Surfing
                      • Golf
                      • Kayaking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Sailing
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Zoo
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Medical Services
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shelling
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing

                      Other Activities

                          • Trout fishing Local markets Dial-a-massage, Dial-a-cray (TASMANIAN SEASONAL CRAYFISH)...moreless


                          Write a review
                          • Absolutely Stunning Property!

                            Absolutely Stunning Property!

                            • Guest Susan H. (San Diego, CA)
                            • Date of stay 02/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/03/13
                            We were very fortunate to stay at The Winged House for four incredible nights. The beautifully designed house on the most spectacular site cannot be surpassed. This is a very interesting area of Tasmania with many activities within easy driving distance from the house. (Although it is very difficult to force yourself away from the house once you arrive.) The owners were a pleasure to work with during the booking process, and we are so grateful they are willing to share their paradise with the rest of us. We highly recommend a visit to Tasmania and a stay at the incomparable Winged House.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: We're working to enhance the guest experience with the construction of an ensuite bathroom in the second bedroom. This will add to the amenity for two couples touring Tassie together.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • The Best House Accommodation in Tasmania!

                            The Best House Accommodation in Tasmania!

                            • Guest Christine Scott (Tasmania)
                            • Date of stay 09/12/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/26/12
                            We are lucky enough to live in Tasmania and we have stayed in lots of special places over the years but believe me, this place is just truly beautiful in every sense. The photos and description speak for themselves and they won't dissapoint. You will most likely leave with even better photos because you will have experienced the magic of staying here. For us, it was also the thoughtfullness of the owners that impressed us. It's as if a great friend has lent and trusted you with the keys to this sublime place of theirs. Even without meeting the owners, you can tell that they love sharing The Winged House with others and they want you to leave feeling very content and happy and loving the place as much as they do. There was wine and a generous cheese platter waiting for us. It featured some of Tasmania's best award winning produce. Absolutely EVERYTHING has been carefully thought out and yet some of it is just so wonderfully subtle like .......well... I don't want to spoil the surprises that are in store for when you stay here but it is this thoughtfulness that makes all the difference to an outstanding stay. We shall go back there again that is for sure, only longer next time!.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Sublime!


                            • Guest PMGO (Australia)
                            • Date of stay 12/16/11
                            • Review Submitted 12/29/11
                            A truly first class, unique, and private hideaway on Table Cape. The art and the architecture along with views of the coast and wildlife will captivate. Curling up with a book in front of the fire, gazing at the early evening sky glow over the Strait with a glass of Tassie pinot noir in hand, relaxation is guaranteed. The home has every conceivable creature comfort, including the best stocked, truly gourmet kitchen we've ever encountered in a rental property. Our only issue? That we didn't book it for longer!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Not long enough!!!!

                            Not long enough!!!!

                            • Guest Nickster (Sydney)
                            • Date of stay 10/15/10
                            • Review Submitted 10/20/10
                            In a word - AMAZING! What an absolute find.....from the moment I opend that front door I wished my stay was for longer! The house is fantastic and the views are absolutely AWESOME! All the latest mod cons, a fully stocked pantry and fridge and crisp linen! Want more??? Well, there is a crackling fireplace, and heaps of land for the kids to run free....hammocks and a great track down to the waters edge! Oh yes, a hot bath with a glass of red and views as far as the eye can see! Will most definately be back and would recommend this place in a heart beat!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                            • Guest Rebecca McKelvey (nsw, australia)
                            • Date of stay 05/06/09
                            • Review Submitted 05/06/09
                            WOW! WOW! WOW! The Winged House certainly exceeded all of our expectations. it was our first trip to Tassie, and it proved to be a great decision to stay in Table Cape. The property was fantastic for our 4 children who only wanted to explore the property itself, not the rest of tassie. The house was warm and homely, with all the comforts of a 5 star hotel! even the fridge was stocked for our arrival. we will definitely be back, and would definitely recommend it for a great family holiday, or a romantic getaway. We loved the views, and the peacefulness. But mostly we loved that it was just US and BASS STRAIT.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                            • Guest Peter and Julie Anderson (Sydney, NSW)
                            • Date of stay 02/10/09
                            • Review Submitted 02/10/09
                            A wonderfully luxurious and relaxing escape for a complete break. The superb interior design and gourmet pantry were a delight to encounter. The dramatic location and views are spectacular and would be enjoyed regardless of the weather. The open fire would make winter as big a treat as the stunning blue sky of summer reflected in the sea. It is the perfect place to bury oneself in a book - there is an extensive library within the house. The fishing rods were used with great success from the rock platform below the house. We have already recommended the house to several friends. Julie and Peter Anderson

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                            • Guest John and Jan Daley (Brisbane Queensland)
                            • Date of stay 02/09/09
                            • Review Submitted 02/09/09
                            Our stay at the winged house commenced on 10th January, 2009. That afternoon we looked out to see a large pod of dolphins in front of the house. From the area covered by the pod and the number of breachings I would think there were about 30 dolphins. They were herding salmon into the shore. The next day at breakfast they returned for another feast. It was truly wonderful to see. We found the winged house to be restful and private with marvellous views. It is close to the wilderness areas which we enjoyed. Very special John and Jan Daley

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                            • Guest Ruth Parsons (Tasmania)
                            • Date of stay 10/17/08
                            • Review Submitted 10/17/08
                            Everything that is promised in the advertisement for The Winged House is delivered plus more! This is the most wonderful accommodation. You will lack for nothing. Regardless of the season or the weather the views will be extraordinary. The house is furnished beautifully, the note about generous pantry provisions is an understatement! The owners have thought of every need and catered to it. A wonderful house in a stunning location.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                          All prices are inclusive of Australian GST (goods and services tax). 
                          One week night $360  Two week nights $700  
                          One weekend night (Sat or Sun) $450  Two weekend nights (Sat and Sun) $875 
                          Long weekend (Fri/Sat/Sun or Sat/Sun/Mon) $1200  Week (7 nights) $2200
                          Longer stays by negotiation. 

                          Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                          Last updated: 03/27/2014
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                          This owner has opted not to share the exact location of their property.

                          • Nearest Airport: Burnie-Wynyard regional Airport at 5 Kilometres
                          • Nearest Ferry: Spirit of Tasmania Devonport at 50 Kilometres
                          • Nearest Motorway: Bass Highway at 2 Kilometres
                          • Nearest Beach: Boat Harbour at 8 Kilometres
                          • Nearest Barpub: Wynyard hotels various at 5 Kilometres
                          • Nearest Golf: Two gold courses Wynyard at 5 Kilometres
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Lady Buggs at 5 Kilometres

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: The land on which The Winged House sits was purchased in 2007. Before beginning building, we spent almost one year clearing parts of the steep block, which was infested with Gorse an introduced pest plant covered in spikes and reaching up to 3m high, Since undertaking the construction of the House, we have gradually revegetated the block with native plants and some exotics. In June 2009, we planted 100 Protea plants down the driveway and 60 small olive trees on one terraced area. Now we are entering an exciting project to try and find bore water under the earth - drilling up to 100m down - with no guarantee of success! If we are fortunate and do find water, we can really go ahead with planting - even putting in some grape vines to take advantage of the Mediterranean-type climate here. We found water - using a water diviner and local knowledge - and now have another 45000 litres of water on tap. we plan to lay irrigation lines to water the trees, native plants and olives through the hot dry summers, and to create a vegetable and herb garden so guests can have access to fresh produce.

                          Why the Owner Chose Table Cape:
                          We chose to build a property that was sympathetic to the rugged coastline, with its sweeping views and magnificent natural heritage of Tasmania

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Quoting from the Citation from one of the awards The Winged House has won:'Your first view is of a plane or bird - or maybe a giant silver moth - perched halfway down the giant precipitous slope and poised to take off. As you drive closer it waits; becoming more house than bird. Then you enter and are suspended, not just by the grandeur of the view beneath your feet, but by this moment of arrested flight. You are inside the bird/plane; you feel you really could take off, over the cliffs, sliding through the gently buffering airs rising above the sun-polished sea. Flying off and away - and this feeling is the essence of holiday'

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                          • Interior looking East in a storm

                            Interior looking East in a storm

                          • Japanese bath

                            Japanese bath

                          • Dinner for six

                            Dinner for six

                          • Interior


                          • interior 2

                            interior 2

                          • Helicopter landing on Helipad at The Winged House lower terrace

                            Helicopter landing on Helipad at The Winged House lower terrace

                          • Winter sunset

                            Winter sunset

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                          This listing was first published here in 2008.

                          Date last modified - Friday, March 14, 2014


                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 03/27/14
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                          +61 (0) 2 9247 6894 (New South Wales, Australia)

                          Speaks: english

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