Snowy Cottage for Nature Lovers - Foxtel - Pet Friendly - Selwyn Snowfields - Yarrongobilly Caves - Walks - Boating and Fishing

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, bed sheets

Overview of Snowy Cottage for Nature Lovers - Foxtel - Pet Friendly - Selwyn Snowfields - Yarrongobilly Caves - Walks - Boating and Fishing

Entire home

Snowy Cottage for Nature Lovers - Foxtel - Pet Friendly - Selwyn Snowfields - Yarrongobilly Caves - Walks - Boating and Fishing

4.5/5 Wonderful

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
Talbingo, NSW

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGoobarragandra Wilderness27 min drive
  • Popular LocationBlowering Dam37 min drive
  • AirportTumut, NSW (TUM)44 min drive
  • Popular LocationYarrangobilly Caves44 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10
    1 sofa bed
    1 sofa 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.

Snowy Cottage for Nature Lovers - Foxtel - Pet Friendly - Selwyn Snowfields - Yarrongobilly Caves - Walks - Boating and Fishing

Family-friendly cottage in Talbingo
2 bedroom self-contained Snowy Cottage from the 60/70s. Sleeps up to 10 guests. Exquisite views of surrounding hills glimpse of Jounama Dam. Family and Pet Friendly. Ideal for nature lovers and to get away from hectic lifestyle.

Deposit Rule: 50% Deposit (maximum of $300) is required to secure booking when booking through HomeAway. The final instalment will be debited from card 7 days prior to checking into accommodation.


► 3 Daikin air-conditioners for cooling and heating in both bedrooms and the lounge room
► Fully equipped kitchen, laundry and bathroom
► TV and DVD player in the lounge room
► FOXTEL Entertainment and Movie Package only No WiFi or NBN until 2020
► Main bedroom with Queen bed
► Second bedroom with two holiday bunks (two single beds up top and two double beds below
► Lounge room contains a Double Sofa Bed and there is room for two single foam mattresses
► Sun room / Laundry contains a Double Sofa Bed
► BBQ and outdoor entertaining area
► Linen and towels provided

Relaxing at Pether Cottage is easy with the benefits and facilities of the golf course and general store within a 10-minute walk. You can sit and watch the birds and kangaroos as well as other native wildlife at dawn and dusk around Talbingo.


Nearby we have a great dining option at the Talbingo Country Club (500 m walk). There is also a supermarket (500 m walk) where you can buy everything you need for your stay. Supermarkets and shops at Tumut are only 45 km drive (30 minutes).

Talbingo offers a lot for visitors apart from the snow regions. There is fishing and water sports, swimming, golf, tennis and bush walking tracks as well as 4WD tracks through Kosciusko National Park and Bargo State Forest. If you feel like kicking back and relaxing with a round of golf, the Talbingo Country Club has a 9-hole course.

Talbingo is at the centre of the mighty Snowy Mountains Scheme one of the great engineering feats in the world, and the Tumut 3 Power Station which is the largest power station in the Snowy Mountains Scheme and the largest hydro-electric power station in Australia.

The town is the birthplace of award winning author Miles Franklin. Ken Warby currently holds the water speed record for motorboat racing on Blowering Dam (511 km/ph).

If you are in the mood for sightseeing, Talbingo is an easy drive from many of our popular tourist attractions. The Selwyn Snowfields are just under an hour drive through national park. This is the premier learn to ski and family snow recreation area in NSW. Located in the beautiful Kosciusko National Park, you will love learning how to ski, snowboard, snow tube or toboggan. Snow gear can be hired at Talbingo goPLAYoutside.

On your way, make sure you visit Yarrangobilly Caves, one of the most wonderful limestone cave systems in Australia. You can either take a self-guided tour through the South Glory Cave or join a guided tour of the Jersey Cave or Jillabenan Cave. There are a number of other bush walks at Yarrangobilly Caves, including the Thermal Pool Walk where you'll find a natural spring permanently heated to 27 degrees this is an amazing experience in winter where you can laze back in the warm water while snow is blanketing the ground around you. Great photo shoot. The whole Yarrangobilly area is a haven for photographers and artists so make sure you check out the River Walk and the Bluff Lookout as well as the caves.

Another favourite is the Buddong Falls, just a 50 km drive away, crossing the Blowering Reserve and through the Buddong State Forest. Alternatively, you can follow the Blowering Reserve into Tumut and then back down in the Buddong State Forest. Here you will find an easy 400 metre return walk from the picnic area to the top falls, and a steeper 1.6 km return walk to the bottom falls.

For longer walks, there is the Hume and Hovell Walking Track which you can trek parts of the track. This drive is suitable for 4WD only.

The entry into Landers Creek Falls is a short 15-minute drive from us here at Pether Cottage. This is a fairly decent walk so we definitely recommend setting aside a few hours for this one. The falls are a 10 km return walk from the 2WD car park or a 1.6 km return walk from the 4WD car park (closed in winter) along the Cumberland trail. This is a great place for photos at the end of the trail you will have views that stretch across the escarpment and plunging into the valley below, as well as the clear blue Talbingo Reservoir. At the Talbingo Lookout, you will get a great view of Landers Creek Falls emerging from the cliff.

There are some other fantastic walks and places to visit in the area. Some of our favourites (apart from those we've mentioned) include Coolamine Homestead accessed off Long Plain Road along the Blue Waterholes Fire Trail; Blue Waterholes Campground; Clarke Gorge Walking Track; Nichols Gorge Walking Track; and the Kiandra Heritage Track.

If you feel like taking a break from all the walking and hiking in the area, fishing, water sports and swimming are popular with many tourists and locals. You can fish all year round for rainbow trout, brown trout and redfin in Lakes Talbingo, Blowering and Tantangara, while Murray Cod is often caught in Blowering Dam. Fishing supplies can be hired from goPlayoutside, or purchased at the service station and supermarket.

With so many waterways available for use, you can water ski, sail, canoe, kayak and swim on Talbingo and Blowering Lakes during the warmer weather. There are also many local creeks and swimming holes around including Jounama Creek.

We highly recommend goPlayoutside for your snow and leisure equipment hire including cycling, hiking, water sports and snow sports gear. You'll be out exploring the local area quicker and be hitting the slopes sooner. You'll also find a four-day weather forecast, snow report and road conditions posted on the shop window each day.

There are some great towns and villages to visit if you feel like exploring the local area. WE RECOMMEND TRIPS TO:

► Kiandra - historic ghost town and walk
► Adelong - historic mining town
► Tumut - the gateway to the Snowy Mountains
► Gundagai - home to Australian folklore, the Dog on the Tuckerbox
► Batlow - famous for cold climate fruit including the popular Batlow apples
► Cabramurra - the highest permanently inhabited town in Australia
► Adaminaby - in long periods of dry weather, you may be able to spot remnants of the old town under Lake Eucumbene
► Cooma - home to the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre Surrounded by some of the most sensational scenery.

There is so much to see and do in the Snowy Mountains area, and you can experience it all from Pether Cottage.


Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Allnutt - Photographer
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers DVD players and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer hobs and microwaves.

Property manager

Aussie Chillout

Property amenities


  • Pool


  • Internet access


  • Hob
  • Microwave


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Towels provided


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor entertainment area

Climate control

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the mountains

Things to do

  • Kayaking on site


  • Sleeps 10

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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 are 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 Registration Number 2720,+PID-STRA-5192

Property is also known as

Foxtel Pets Mt Selwyn Snow Yarrongobilly Walk Fish Boats Nature
Foxtel Pets Mt Selwyn Snow Yarrongobilly Walk Fish Boats Nature
Foxtel Pets Mt Selwyn Snow Yarrongobilly Walk Fish Boats Nature

About this area


In the mountains, this cottage is in a walkable area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kosciuszko National Park and Goobarragandra Wilderness.

What's nearby

  • Goobarragandra Wilderness - 27 min drive
  • Wereboldera State Conservation Area - 37 min drive
  • Blowering Dam - 37 min drive
  • Tumut Golf Club - 43 min drive
  • Yarrangobilly Caves - 44 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 19 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 19 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 19 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 19 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 19 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Perfect for a quiet get away. Having Cookie "dog" with us made it a true family holiday.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Wounderful place to stay
Reasonable rent
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Great week away in Talbingo
Location spot on. Served out family of 6 perfectly.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Charming stay
Pether cottage was a great, quiet cottage where you can take a big breath of fresh air. It was clean and had everything we required for our short stay. Talbingo is such a beautiful little town. I will add that the shop in Talbingo does not have everything you need, especially if you have dietary requirements so best to stock up before getting to Talbingo. And that the fence on one side of the property is knee high so if you have curious/ energetic dogs it is very easy for them to jump it. Otherwise we really enjoyed our stay!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Tranquil little cottage
We love Talbingo and go regularly, and our stay this time in this little retro cottage was great. It's not fancy but more importantly it was clean and tidy, and the linen on the beds was nice and crisp. The kitchen was equipped with lots of new pots and pans which was nice, and the bathroom looks like its had a bit of a makeover compared to the photos online. We loved how well the backyard was enclosed and our dogs loved running around in the grass. The BBQ was dirty when we went to use it, but we gave it a good clean and enjoyed having some cook ups for brekkie and dinner... we did clean it afterwards too for the next people. Eating at the outside table was a bonus, its so peaceful and no humidity. The check in process was made super easy by David and Hilary. Netflix was a bonus for the evenings. We're glad that we got to stay at Pether Cottage and would love to stay again.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2022