Spacious open plan cottage
The Cockatoo Room of 100sqm has a normal configuration as a function room. When not booked for a function it is available as a large economical open-plan cottage that many of our guests enjoy. It is especially suitable for family and/or small group stays over the summer holidays when the demand for functions is low. Though no longer rated, in the recent past it was rated by AAA at 3 stars. This is because the Cockatoo Room is adapted for sleeping rather than specially built for it. Though not as homely as the other cottages, for some guests Cockatoo more than makes up for this in space and flexibility of use and also economy of tariff. In addition to sleeping the space can be used for games (table tennis tables provided), bodywork (eg yoga) as well as utilising its professional quality audio/visual equipment and polished timber floors for such uses as rehearsing or dancing.
"When reserving Cockatoo Cottage online ..... I never imagined I was renting an entire event hall! At home I have to share the house with the wife and kids, so this much space to myself was quite the luxury! So quiet and peaceful here. Wish I could stay longer" John Jenkins, Sydney
Sleeping accommodation consists of 2 X queen-sized fold-up sofa beds (now with extra deep mattresses). The room can also accommodate as many single fold-ups as needed. Please note the sofa beds are not standard hotel beds and are moveable on lockable wheels. Private sleeping compartments for the sofa beds can be created by drawing hospital-style curtains around them. Each of the sofa-bed sleeping positions has it's own reading light.
The Cockatoo kitchenette services up to 10 people. It has a large fridge, bar-style freezer, dish-drawer, gas cooktop, microwave, kettle and toaster. You can dine inside or out: inside around an 8-seat timber table with cane chairs (or using as many of the conference tables and chairs as you like); outside on the private verandah or in the gazebo using outdoor furniture. Cockatoo has its own BBQs, one of which can double as an oven (there being no oven in the kitchenette).
Cockatoo-as-a-cottage has an an exclusive-use shower/toilet and separate toilet both accessed from the outside verandah. It also has shared access to a disability-compliant toilet and shower/bathroom with Cafe Cottage from the foyer that separates the two buildings. Apart from the sofa beds already mentioned interior furnishings include a window seat, as many stackable chairs and tables as desired, a wood heater, dimmable lighting and overhead fans. All doors and windows have blinds for privacy. Guests also enjoy unfettered access to table tennis tables and table-tennis equipment, widescreen HDTV, DVD player, mini hi-fi, sophisticated audio equipment (microphones, main speakers, fold-backs and mixing desk), stage lighting, overhead projector, large format screen and mirror ball. The room has two sets of bifolding windows, one of which is screened against insects.
Cockatoo-as-a-cottage can be booked in exactly the same manner as our other cottages, either on-line by clicking the attached Book Now button or by contacting us by email or by phone...but note, it can be booked separately from Cafe Cottage only within 10 weeks from current date.
If you would like to see a floorplan of Cockatoo Room, its amenities and its relationship to othert facilities please click on the description of Cockatoo Room under the Function Tab.