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.