We were elated with the high quality of our accommodation. After the extreme smells at Tullah, and the ugly house in Waratah, our cottage named ‘Hobbs’ (named after James Hobb who landed at the Pieman River in 1824) was stylish, spacious, clean, comparatively new, private, and equipped with all things modern including a wood fired heater. We knew in advance there would be no television. Corinna is located in a remote area and signals cannot reach it. For the same reason we had no mobile or internet reception. But none of that mattered. We came for the environment, immersed ourselves in the landscape thoroughly and extensively, ate out one night and cooked our own meal on the second night, then collapsed wearily into bed with a good book. The perfect holiday.
The photo of our cottage below suggests it is tired and old because rusting corrugated iron had been used for the roof and the wooden exterior was greying with age. However, it neither tired or old. Rather it has been constructed to appear like an old mining cottage, but it is sturdy and strong and withstands the variable conditions which the local climate throw at it.
Our ‘Hobbs’ was one of many cottages built on their own ‘block’ of land so guests had their private space. We could park our car out front and easily carry our goods across the ample front verandah then inside. The ground floor level housed the kitchen, dining room and sitting lounge area, and the bathroom. Through the double doors in the photo below was a back deck with beautiful myrtle trees edging us as our bushy neighbour. Upstairs were two bedrooms; a master and another with two single beds. Spacious, light, bright, smart, civilised.
The shower was hot and refreshing. The quietness of the cottage and its surroundings was relaxing. We felt comfortably at home.