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Charming renovated cottage close to Dubbo

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1 bedroom, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, hob, coffee/tea maker
Fridge, microwave, hob, coffee/tea maker
Fridge, microwave, hob, coffee/tea maker
Fridge, microwave, hob, coffee/tea maker

Overview of Charming renovated cottage close to Dubbo

Charming renovated cottage close to Dubbo

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Dubbo, NSW

Explore the area

  • AirportDubbo, NSW (DBO)15 min drive
  • Popular LocationOrana Mall15 min drive
  • Popular LocationDubbo Regional Botanic Garden16 min drive
  • Popular LocationRoyal Flying Doctor Service Visitors Centre16 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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

Charming renovated cottage close to Dubbo

Lakefront Cottage with kitchenette and patio
This charming cottage has been completely renovated in 2020 and across the lake is our home and family of six, and a menagerie of ducks, hens, geese, guinea fowl, cattle and the local kangaroo’s, wallabies, kookaburras, cockatoos and the occasional rabbit. Only 10 minutes from the centre of Dubbo and 5 minutes’ drive from Taronga Western Plains Zoo and a perfect destination for that much needed “get away from it all” or home away from home. An unforgettable warm and friendly experience awaits you.

Our guests have their own privacy and space, and outside offers a verandah to sit and take in the beautiful sunsets, veggie garden to pick fresh produce from, a large fire pit for evening star gazing or in the cooler months a fire and toasted marshmallows. When the air is still, you can sometimes even hear the monkeys’ from the zoo.

Inside the cottage, there's a fully equipped kitchenette, lounge, bathroom, queen bedroom and a room full of amateur radio's collected over the past 25 years. The resident cat Violette or even Rory may come to say hello and Violette is such a gorgeous thing (perhaps favoured over Rory).

The lounge area has reverse cycle cooling and heating to cater for all four seasons. Please enjoy the WiFi, Google Home and Chrome casting for all your music and television desires plus Regional Lifestyle and Country Style magazines to inspire your very own country dream. You will find fresh seasonal flowers from the garden to welcome you upon arrival.

The kitchenette has a 2 burner gas cooktop with pots/pans and utensils and a small fridge. Local produce is provided for breakfasts including bacon, fresh on farm laid eggs from the girls and homemade jams for you to prepare and enjoy. There’s a microwave, tea and pod coffee facilities, and toaster with fresh bread and croissants. There is a selection of local wine and beer for afternoon delights available at an additional charge.

For the keen cooks, you can visit the local farmer's markets on the first and third Saturday of each month and pick up some local goodies to prepare a delicious meal. I have left a few of my favourite cookbooks for inspiration. Or for a simple evening meal, there’s always a BBQ on the little Weber. Last but not least, did I mention Geoffrey is a very good cook and if you would prefer room service this can be arranged in advance for an additional charge.

The queen bedroom has beautiful Sheridan linen, crisp white sheets, pillow-top for extra comfort, doonas, electric blankets for warmth in the cooler months, pillows to cater for all desires and reading lights. There are warm blankets to wrap around you for the cooler evenings on the lounge, verandah or out by the fire collected from travels including a yaks wool from India and mohair from Tasmania.

There are beautiful L’Octaine toiletries in the bathroom with fresh fluffy Sheridan towels. Additional touches for the girls include a hairdryer and curler.

The large fire pit is an ideal spot to sit and enjoy the evening stars, breath the fresh country air in the warmer months or sit and watch the fire in the winter months (subject to local fire restrictions). This area has been built with stone collected from the property.

Within in garden, you have access to the 15m lap pool, gymnasium with treadmills, weights and rowing machines.

Our location provides a convenient base to explore everything Dubbo has to offer and we look forward to hosting you.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.
Recreational amenities at the cottage include a fitness centre.

Property amenities


  • Shared/communal pool


  • WiFi available


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Smart TV
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Firepit


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Fitness centre


  • Sleeps 2
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 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


Pets not allowed

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
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

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About this area


Located in Dubbo, this cottage is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Sappa Bulga National Park and Beni State Conservation Area reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Dubbo Observatory and Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Dubbo Showground and Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Red Earth Estate - 5 min drive
  • Sappa Bulga National Park - 5 min drive
  • Orana Mall - 15 min drive
  • Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden - 16 min drive
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitors Centre - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Dubbo Station - 9 min drive
  • Dubbo, NSW (DBO) - 15 min drive


  • Rose Garden West Dubbo Thai Restaurant - 7 min drive
  • Riverview Bistro - 7 min drive
  • Thar Indian Cuisine - 7 min drive
  • Two Doors - 7 min drive
  • Milestone Hotel - 8 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 3 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 3 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 3 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 3 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 3 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Delightful cottage
A delightful cottage overlooking the dam and beautiful homestead. The accommodation was spotless, tastefully decorated, well appointed and the bed so comfy. The deck overlooking the dam was a wonderful spot to relax and be greeted by the resident white geese. The breakfast hamper was extremely generous and delicious. We spoiled ourselves with Geoffrey's delivered evening meals .The food was amazing and highly recommended. Susan was a most friendly and attentive host. We enjoyed our stay very much and would love to return.

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the location, enjoyed feeding the ducks. A real country feeling to it. Food that was supplied was plentiful and tasty. Bathroom was lovely except for the shower not being enclosed. Would be happy to return
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Amazing stay at Yarrabar Downs!
What a great B&B! This place is a real treat, with all the little touches down right. Susan was great to communicate with and had provided everything at the little cottage. The breaky hamper was amazing with local produce used and homemade goods. I would recommend to anyway looking to stay just out of town and also close to to the zoo. Thanks so much and look forward to staying at your property some time in the future :)