Bawley Bush Retreat
Chefs Cottage Overview
In the bush with lake glimpses, Chef's is our most requested cottage and certainly the one to book if privacy and seclusion is important to you. It is a hand-finished high quality cottage featuring a romantic outdoor bath with bush views. It has a loft and a straw-lined cathedral roof supported by recycled ironbark bridge beams. The high ceilings and extensive use of natural materials impart a very comfortable and rustic older-world ambience.
With a queen-bed and a king-bed bedroom downstairs to choose from on arrival the cottage is an ideal romantic hideaway. The bathroom contains a flushing toilet (some of our buildings have composting toilets), shower and hand basin and adjoins the two downstairs bedrooms. A large loft upstairs is normally configured with 2 king singles (they can ve zipped to kings) with room for up to 2 extra (fold-up) singles if required. Because all of our king beds can be unzipped to make singles, a total of 3 couples (or 1 couple in the queen room and up to 4 singles elsewhere) can be comfortably accommodated in Chef's Cottage. With foldup beds in the loft a maximum of 8 can be accommodated if required.
The kitchen area is organised for those who like to cook and socialise at the same time. The island preparation bench provides the focus for food-preparation socialising. There is sufficient crockery, cutlery and glasses for a party of 10. Chefs kitchen has an all-gas stove with a fan-forced oven, full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher-drawer and microwave. The lounge area has both 2-seater and 3-seater lounge with ottaman and a coffee table in front of a cosy potbelly stove. Electronic gadgets include a CDplayer/tuner, free-to-air flat screen TV and a DVD player. There are two comfortable dining tables seating up to 8, one an expandable table inside and the other on the covered deck. There is a gas BBQ outside. A sliding glass door opens from the lounge to the deck. The deck itself is very private and offers lake glimpses through a south coast forest of spotted gums, blackbutts and cycads.
Testimonials, just a few from our guest book.
"You should be very proud of what you have created here and are very kind for sharing it with us. Thank-you for a sensational relaxing experience.... we hope to come again".
Chris and Cath, Canberra
"We had a fantastic week celebrating a family member's 80th. What a beautiful spot, a very well appointed cottage....comfortable and homely with much appareciated attention to detail in the finishes...a great find."
Emma, Harry, Graceth, Tracy, Rosco and etc etc, Sydney
"We loved it. The finishes in the house, timberwork, ceiling, bricks were all famtastic...and those beautiful benchtops. As keen home builders we were really impressed - well done - we go home inspired".
The George family, Sydney
"....Everything has been well thought out, from the mosquito coils to the videos for us and the children...Thanks Bill and Pip you have created a haven, no traffic, no noise, no rush"
The B family, Sydney
"Fabulous weekend. Perfect place to catch up with friends over some good meals. Love the kitchen and all the gear...spot on. The barbie is perfect, the outdoor eatery perfect for those balmy summer nights. All this and we can share it with the dogs too. Well done Bill, we'll be back."
Jeff & Joan, Kev & Jen +Simba & Moggie (dogs).
"Paradise found! The perfect recipe for a child and dog-friendly holiday: a seculded hideaway surrounded by majestic trees, minutes to fantastic beaches, a rustic cottage with all the mod cons. Throw in a few lizards and kangaroos. Mix with picure-perfect weather, Simply fantastic. Thanks!"
The Pierlot family, Canberra
"We love Chef's Cottage - it's design, its natural feel, the recycled materials and its seclusion. We also love the philosophy and vision of the property - sustainable living in a beautiful setting"
Jim and Gail