Mt Tully Cottage and Nature Refuge

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books

Overview of Mt Tully Cottage and Nature Refuge

Entire home

Mt Tully Cottage and Nature Refuge

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Stanthorpe, QLD

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMount Tully Cottage Nature Refuge1 min walk
  • Popular LocationGreenhood Ridge Nature Refuge4 min drive
  • Popular LocationStorm King Dam14 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    2 queen beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed

About this property

Entire place

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

Mt Tully Cottage and Nature Refuge

Family-friendly holiday home in Mount Tully
Mt Tully cottage is perfect for romantic couples, two couples or friends. A special feature is its total privacy: unlike most other cottages in the area, it is the only building on the property, is screened by bush and is well away from the road with a gated drive. You will see other people only if you want to!

With two private bedrooms and and an extra fold-out bed in the lounge, it is also a great place for a small group of friends to enjoy a weekend retreat, or as a base for a longer holiday exploring the national parks, wineries and other attractions of the Granite Belt. Many people just enjoy snuggling on the cozy sofas by the fireplace and relaxing in the peaceful environment.

For keen naturalists, it is a fabulous place in itself and a good base for viewing some unique wildlife nearby. Girraween National Park with its great wildflowers, walking tracks and creeks is an easy 20 minute drive away.

The cottage is only ten minutes on a selaed road from Stanthorpe with shops, cafes and galleries. Wineries and restaurants are even closer.

You can drive right to the door and the cottage is on one level, so those with limited mobility will find it convenient and comfortable.

Linen, crockery, tea and coffee and basic breakfast supplies are supplied.

Autumn to Winter has become the most popular time for visitors to the Granite Belt, as people relish the chance to feel cold and snuggle in front of a fire. Special events combining wine, food and music are the focus for many visitors. Mt Tully Cottage is ideal for winter visits and you will need to book well ahead for long weekends and special events over this time.

However, Springtime (September to November) is also a wonderful time here. The wildflowers are colourful, birds are active, the nights are still quite cold, and the days are pleasant and a bit longer. It is a great time for sitting on the veranda (this Spring we watched blue wrens feeding their young) or walking in the national parks by day and snuggling up at night.

We have really enjoyed our visits over Summer too. The days are warm but much cooler than Brisbane, and inside the cottage seems like a cool retreat. The bonus is the long, cool evenings sitting outside with wine and a barbecue dinner, watching stars or the moonlight, or sometimes the thrill of a summer storm. While the coast is hot, busy and crowded, Mt Tully is quiet, relaxed and cool, and some great swimming holes are not far away.

The cottage

Everything in the cottage is of high quality for discerning guests. Both bedrooms are welcoming havens for romance, rest and reading, with deliciously comfortable queen beds, luxurious linens and good individual reading lamps. Open the curtains and you can see trees, birds and sky from your bed

The cottage is warm in cool weather, with the wood-fired combustion heater making it really cosy. However, in summer it is a cool retreat and is always a pleasant temperature.

The roomy lounge has two comfortable sofas, one of which folds out to a double bed. A CD player, TV with video and DVD, books and games are provided for your entertainment. In the cupboards you will also find a bridge table and fans.

The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, hotplates and a convection-microwave oven which cooks excellent roasts, so gourmet cooks will enjoy themselves. There is plenty of fabulous local produce available nearby.

The dining table can be beautifully set for candle-lit dinners for two or six, and there is a plentiful supply of glasses for wine-tasting!

A hooded barbeque on the verandah is a great alternative for summer nights, big breakfasts and long winter lunches. Table and chairs on the verandah, (or find some tucked away in the bush) are ideal for morning coffee and bird-watching, relaxed meals and sipping beer or champagne at sunset. An elegant and spacious bathroom is equipped with heating for cool evenings.

Out and about

Sixteen hectares (thirty-seven acres) of natural bushland and granite outcrops surround the cottage. The bush is protected as a nature refuge, as it is part of an important nature corridor and contains rare ecosystems.

Short walking trails lead through the bush and, especially in spring and summer, show a profusion of wildflowers. At other times, look more carefully for hidden orchids and tiny bush flowers

You might also enjoy just sitting on a granite boulder on a sunny afternoon.D Remember your binoculars! Birds commonly seen and heard from the veranda or nearby include wrens, finches, thornbills, cuckoo-shrikes, whistlers, fantails, tree-creepers, lorikeets, spinebills and other honeyeaters, warblers and black cockatoos.

Wallabies and wallaroos, marsupial mice, ringtail and brushtail possums and sugar gliders have all been seen not far from the cottage.

When you are ready for an outing, Mt Tully Cottage is the perfect starting point for exploring the Granite Belt. You could easily spend a week in the arean if you like walking,eating and drinking (or all of these) . See for details of the many tourist attractions and special events in the area, including music and wine events.

For overseas visitors, you can see lots of the real Australia in easy day trips – including sheep and cattle country, national parks, fruit and wine growing areas and characteristic country towns.

Wineries within ten minutes drive from the cottage include Whisky Gully, Hidden Valley and Symphony Hill.
If you are driving, you’re not far from several spectacular and easily accessible national parks in Queensland and over the border in New South Wales. Girraween (20 minutes drive) is the closest park. There you can picnic, go on short walks or longer hikes or put your feet in the cold water! These nearby parks all have spectacular landforms with huge granite bounders (Bald Rock is the largest granite rock in Australia), clear flowing creeks and fragrant eucalypt forests. Wildflowers are a special feature of Girraween, Boonoo-Boonoo and Bald Rock National Parks, especially from August to December. Sundown National Park is also within reach for a longer day trip.

If you like cycling, bring a pushbike and enjoy some great riding on quiet, scenic sealed or unsealed roads. On a mountain bike, a bit of effort will get you to Girraween, or a shorter circuit will take you on an invigorating ride around the Eukey road past Storm King Dam and back.

Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Property manager


Property amenities


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 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

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

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About this area

Mount Tully

This holiday home is located in Mount Tully. Severn Brae Estate and Symphony Hill Winery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Mount Tully Cottage Nature Refuge and Greenhood Ridge Nature Refuge.

What's nearby

  • Mount Tully Cottage Nature Refuge - 1 min walk
  • Greenhood Ridge Nature Refuge - 4 min drive
  • Wattle Gully Nature Refuge - 13 min drive
  • Severn Brae Estate - 14 min drive
  • Storm King Dam - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Stanthorpe Station - 17 min drive


  • Anna's Restaurant - 16 min drive
  • Boulevard Court - 16 min drive
  • Eagle Boys Pizza - 16 min drive
  • O'Mara's Hotel - 16 min drive
  • ZEST Pastries - 16 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 60 out of 66 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 66 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 66 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 66 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 66 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

What a wonderful stay!
This place was so wonderful. We loved the homeliness and taking a break from reality for a few nights. The wood fire and no phone service was amazing - gave us time to really reset! Can’t wait to visit again ❤️
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

What a place to stay !!!!!
What an experience - everything you could ask for in a cottage, including a few local items you could purchase. Beds comfortable, fireplace lit for our arrival. Everything has been thought through. The information on the surrounds re the bird life, plants and flowers was amazing. Definitely a mini Giraween - with chairs and tables placed for you to experience the bush. Thank you to Jo and Nick. Would highly recommend this property.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Beautifully presented cottage in a private nature setting
Couldn’t have had a better experience. Lovely, clean, well appointed cottage.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

One of our happy places
This is our fourth or fifth stay at Mt Tully cottage and we love it! The cottage is spotlessly clean, cozy and equipped with everything you need for a weekend (or more) getaway. Feels very much like a home away from home. Lots to explore on your doorstep and beyond. We missed coming last year due to lockdowns so were thrilled to return this year. Thank you Jo and Nick for hosting us again. It was so nice meeting you both this time too. We loved the new sofa and outdoor furniture. Can’t wait for our next visit!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Hideaway in Granite Landscape
Light filled modern cottage with everything you need supplied including ground coffee. Nature reserve a delight with beautiful colourful parrots. Loved the fireplace and comfy beds. Very relaxing!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022