Welcome to Parnella

We are Jonathan and Sue and we offer boutique accommodation in beautiful places in Kettering and on Bruny Island. From overnight stays to long weekends or extended vacations, we will ensure your holiday meets your every expectation.

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John Zito is a world class chocolatier based in Kettering in his shop “Nutpatch”.

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Explore the beautiful southern region

Discover the secrets of one of the most unspoilt parts of Australia

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The track to Grass Point, East Cove, Bruny Island.

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Latest News from Parnella Accommodation


The mysterious Channel

We travel to our property on Bruny Island at least two or three times a week and we are constantly amazed at the changing moods of the d’Entrecasteaux Channel. This morning as we drove on board the ferry, Mirambeena, from the top deck we were greeted by this rather moody scene. There had been a…


Unaccustomed as we are to public speaking …

It’s always lovely to know that our guests enjoy what we offer and we have been awarded a “10” by Booking.com from comments and reviews our guests have made. So thank you Booking.com for acknowledging us. Most of all a BIG “thank you” to our guests. Without you this wouldn’t be possible! @bookingcom #guestsloveus

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Cruise the mighty Huon.

Franklin is a historic township just south of Huonville on the banks of the mighty Huon river. The township offers a range of facilities and points of interest for the visitor and one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery of this beautiful part of the world is to spend a couple of leisurely…

Comments from our Guest Book

Parnella Kettering – “Great spot”

We stayed in the 1 bedroom Bloomsbury Cottage. It was lovely. It is in a quiet spot not far from the main road and an easy commute to Hobart 20-30 min. and a short drive 5-10 min from the Bruny Island Ferry. The bed was super comfy, the heater was warm and the bathroom big, modern and clean. A nice touch was a knee rug for extra cosiness. Would definitely stay again and will recommend to anyone traveling in this area.

Hermitage123 South Australia

Parnella Kettering – “Blissful couples retreat.”

My bride and I stayed for 3 nights in Parnella Kettering’s “Bloomsbury Cottage”…absolute bliss. Sue and Jon ? Take a bow. Your service is excellent. Great bed …soft pillows…large fluffy white towels…( there were 2 spare towels as well!!) and self catering was a breeze due to some thought being applied to the provision of an extensive range of utensils…as well as a BBQ which was clean and in working condition. All of the wish boxes are ticked here!! delightful sunny deck …absolutely private without being isolated … and there’s more !! We stayed in 14 locations over Tasmania in 52 days and our yardstick was simple…”would we stay there ever again?”
Emphatically ” Yes”

Saxafun Brisbane, Australia

Parnella Adventure Bay – “Sublime Location”

This was one of the loveliest holiday homes we have stayed in. Equal to anything overseas. Brilliant communication with the owners made it super easy to settle in quickly. Extremely well appointed, very neat home, with quality furnishings, beautiful linen, a kitchen that had everything, laundry facilities, spa, and very cosy to boot with the added bonus of spring flowers, incredible birds and wildlife, the white wallaby and the cute sheep. We explored a huge portion of Bruny and, on the suggestion of the owners, we took a couple of the quite amazing walks. The cottage is within walking distance to the beach, it was easy to stroll down the road and enjoy the peace of those blue waters. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We will recommend it highly and hope that we can come back again soon.

nonnacookbooker Hobart, Australia

Parnella Adventure Bay – “Great little cottage!”

Would highly recommend this cottage. The place was spotless, cozy, and quiet. Exactly what we were looking for. Enjoyed having the wallabies hanging out in the back yard. Kitchen had all the equipment we needed. The bedrooms were nice, and beds very comfortable. Enjoyed taking the fishing rods down to the jetty and catching squid. Worked well for a weekend away, and we would stay again.

NateVan111 Vancouver, Canada

Parnella Adventure Bay – “A peaceful retreat we didn’t want to leave”

Bruny Island is such a special place and now we have discovered Parnella! This cottage had everything we wanted and more for our stay. A comfortable cottage with everything you need for self-catering. So much to appreciate in the cottage grounds from bird life to the ever present Bennetts wallabies and to our delight the white wallabies every day of our stay. We have stayed in Adventure Bay before this trip but not at Parnella. We will definitely be hoping to stay at Parnella again.

ahaysom Melbourne, Australia