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Mrs Simpson Cottage in Norala Garden

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2 bedrooms
2 bedrooms
TV, fireplace, books
TV, fireplace, books

Overview of Mrs Simpson Cottage in Norala Garden

Mrs Simpson Cottage in Norala Garden

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
Bright, VIC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBright City Clock Tower5 min walk
  • Popular LocationAlpine Visitor Information Centre5 min walk
  • Popular LocationBright Splash Park7 min walk
  • AirportMount Hotham, VIC (MHU)85 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Mrs Simpson Cottage in Norala Garden

Riverside Cottage with kitchen and patio
THE COTTAGE: This one of a kind private holiday cottage furnished with special things like our European antiques to enjoy a special ambiance. Open fireplace (slow combustion stove), books, CDs, TV/DVDs, complete cooking facilities incl. BBQ, spacious timber deck, a hot bath and ensuite; all these we trust will make your stay unforgettable!

HORTICULTURAL: Norala Garden is a BRIGHT OPEN GARDEN icon and was highly recommended on 3AW Big Backyard in 2014, featured on Gardening Australia and in The Garden Lovers Guide to Australia. Garden lovers will delight in the splendid renowned garden, established by Norma McGown and Alma Stanhope in the 1960s. Their landscaping story is local lore and the garden is a testament to their love of beautiful European landscaping with extensive English-style dry stone walling and terracing. Lovely Bakers' Gully runs through the property and normally provides great water feature to while away the time.

LOCATION-LOCATION-LOCATION: At 77 Gavan St, you have Bright's center at your doorstep, and can try award-winning restaurants without having to drive!

FLY FISHING: Personally crafted maps with up to date information about fishing hot spots and fly-patterns are provided. A sure-fire way, to catch a local, naturally spawned trout!

PEDALLING: A healthy and refreshing way to tour the region. This means you can sample the local wines and the region's best produce in style.

HOME GODDESS/KITCHEN KING: Hate having to buy the good oils and spices for dressing your meals on your weekend away? Our kitchen supply of olive oils will complete your gourmet meals, the oils you choose for cooking we leave up to you!

LUXURY COMFORTS: You can enjoy the creature comforts of an open fireplace with wood supplied. It will keep the cottage extra warm during those cool High Country nights.

The Cottage

Mrs. Simpson is a newly renovated cottage, and has been furnished with luxury linens from the USA, toiletries and a mixture of modern and antique European furniture.

Mrs. Simpson backs onto the Ovens River and is in the heart of Bright village.

The cottage is equipped with 2 bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of 4 guests:
- 1st Bedroom with queen bed and attached private ensuite and toilet
- 2nd Bedroom with king bed (can be made into 2 singles upon request for longer stays)
- Bathroom with bath, shower and separate toilet
- Spacious, modern living area with sofa, comfy chairs, TV/DVD, Bluetooth Sound System and CD player with CDs
- Real fireplace (wood provided)
- Open plan kitchen with all the modern trappings (oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer). Vinegars, fine oils and spices provided to dress up your salad.
- Laundry with washing machine, dryer and plenty of hooks to hang up your waders or raincoats
- Large verandahs and timber decking with comfortable chairs and tables for dining or afternoon drinks

The boring bits

PETS (neutered / spayed dogs) on arrangement.

PRICING and availability is always at the discretion of the owners. Upon booking we require a deposit. Complete payment and bond are due 2 weeks before arrival. Note that bookings through Stayz/Homeaway include fees that are payable to them that we do not control.

Cancellation - we fully refund a booking if cancellation is made 2 weeks prior to arrival. Between 2 weeks and arrival we will retain the deposit.

Due to heritage status of Norala Garden STRICTLY NO PARTIES

Mrs Simpson at Norala Garden is Non Smoking.

Unfortunately we cannot accept families with children under 8, and children have to be supervised by an adult along the creek at all times. This is because Norala Garden has direct and unfenced access to Baker's Gully, which is a seasonal creek that can flow strongly at times, and contains a few deeper pools.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, microwaves and dishwashers. Bathrooms include baths or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


  • Pool

Parking and transport

  • Car not required


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Spices


  • 2 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the city centre
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Golf nearby


  • Sleeps 4
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Mrs Simpson In Norala Bright
Mrssimpson Cottage in Norala Garden
Mrs Simpson Cottage in Norala Garden Bright
Mrs Simpson Cottage in Norala Garden Cottage
Mrs Simpson Cottage in Norala Garden Cottage Bright

About this area


Located in Bright, this cottage is in the city centre and on a river. Bright Splash Park and Bright Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Centenary Park Streamside Reserve and Ovens River J15 Streamside Reserve. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Centenary Park Streamside Reserve - 5 min walk
  • Bright City Clock Tower - 5 min walk
  • Alpine Visitor Information Centre - 5 min walk
  • Bright Library - 6 min walk
  • Bright Splash Park - 7 min walk


  • Burgerville Burgers - 2 min walk
  • Star Hotel - 3 min walk
  • Gum Tree Pies Bright - 3 min walk
  • Cherry Walk - 4 min walk
  • The Alpine Hotel - 4 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 14 reviews
5 - Excellent 93%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 14 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 14 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 14 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 14 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Amazing gardens and so close to everything
Such a beautiful cottage. Fantastic location. We will be back.

5/5 Excellent

What a lovely property!!! An absolute treat to stay here. Everything you need for a perfect stay, it felt like home - a really beautiful cottage. The back deck and gardens were stunning and it was such a joy to spend time there. The location is fantastic with such a pretty walk to town. Thank you for having us. Can't wait to come back.

5/5 Excellent

Spacious - inside and outside
What a charming place. A great open plan living area with a kitchen that had everything needed. Very pleasant at the end of the day to stoke up the wood fire, sit back and relax. The grounds were amazing - lots of hidden pathways to explore plus its own creek!

5/5 Excellent

Amazing house!! Amazing gardens! Amazing location! Just...fantastic
Wish we had of stayed longer. Was so beautiful and relaxing

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved our stay here, located right on the river and being surrounded by beautiful gardens was exactly what our family was looking for. Cannot recommend this stay enough to those looking for a great time away.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2021