Chefs Cottage Overview
In the bush with lake glimpses, Chef's is our most requested cottage. It is certainly the one to book for a couple's romantic weekend retreat or if privacy and seclusion for up to 8 is important to you. It is a high quality earth brick, hand-finished cottage with 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.
"A perfect getaway...couldn't ask for much more. This cottage is definitely one of the nicest places either of us have ever stayed in. The location is amazing. LOVE IT!" John and Katie, Sydney
With a queen-bed and a king-bed bedroom downstairs you can choose, on arrival, which bedroom best suits. The bathroom contains a flushing toilet (some of our cottages 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 be 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 squeezy maximum of 8 can be accommodated if required.
The kitchen will be enjoyed by those who like to cook. The island preparation bench provides a focus for socialising while preparing food. There is sufficient crockery, cutlery and glasses for a party of 10. Chefs kitchen has an all-gas 600mm stove with a fan-forced oven, 3/4-sized refrigerator, single dishwasher-drawer and microwave. We have plans to upgrade kitchen features and equipment through 2016. The relaxing area has a 2-seater and 3-seater lounge with ottaman and a coffee table in front of a cosy potbelly stove. Electronic gadgets include a Bluetooth/CDplayer/tuner, free-to-air flat screen TV/DVD player. There are two comfortable dining tables seating up to 8, one an expandable table inside and the other on the outside covered deck.The deck itself is very private and offers lake glimpses through a south coast forest of spotted gums, blackbutts and cycads.
There is one inside bathroom downstairs with a shower that incorporates a picture window to the bush. Outside there is a private and romantic claw-foot bath with bush views. A separate outside shower enables alfresco showering to wash off beach sand before going inside. Also outside there is a Weber Q (oven-style) gas BBQ.
Some more testimonials 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