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Choosing a holiday accommodation cottage
Which holiday cottage is the most suitable for us?
If you are comparing us with other destinations bear in mind that we are on 40 lakeside acres and spend as much on making the outdoor experience of our property (landscaping, vistas, large lawns, bushwalks, roads, self-contained water supply etc) as pleasurable for visitors as we do on making indoor experiences live up to their 4-star rating. We are dearer than many other destinations but we are much more than just an accommodation experience..
At Bawley Bush Cottages we have a variety of holiday cottages that, in total, can comfortably sleep a group of 30 - 35 people. We can also provide for accommodation overflow on camping sites and can help you with finding overflow accommodation in other nearby cottages or cabins.
If you are looking for a very secluded experience for 2-6 people then Chefs Cottage is the ideal cottage for you; if you are a couple and enjoy water views and open spaces (perhaps you have a dog you want to watch cavort on the large lawns below you) then either Cormorant and Oystercatcher Bush Apartments (Seabird) will suit perfectly; if you are a family or a group for whom plenty of space is important then either Cafe Cottage or the Cockatoo Room (as a cottage) should be checked out (rented together these would suit up to 4 families wanting to stay together); if you're a couple or small family on a budget and want privacy and romance, all of our places are good but Wattlebird Bush Apartment , being our most economical, may just be the special place for you. Though it is only occasionally available, when the owners, Bill and Pip, who live there are away travelling, Kookaburra Cottage is our most luxurious. It's appointments and unique dam-side location offers the ultimate coastal holiday experience for up to 7 people (but note no children permitted for safety reasons).
Please note that all stays and events here are governed by a contract between you and us that comes into force once you have paid your deposit. This contract which outlines our mutual responsibilities can be viewed under the Tariff tab.
Cottage bed configurations and maximum capacity
We set out here the absolute maximum number of people that can be accommodated in any one cottage. Note however that the total we can accommodate overall is limited by the fact that we have a only 3 foldup beds suitable for full-sized adults and only 6 suitable for small adults or children. Our standard tariffs are based on 2 people using standard bed configurations. We charge extra for more than 2 people and for splitting or joining beds away from our standard configuration.. All our king beds can be divided into singles. Bedrooms are all private with doors. Lofts and lounge rooms are open, therfore less private. There is room for guest-owned portacots (we do not supply) in each room. We have no ensuite bathrooms thus, for larger bookings, bathrooms have to be shared. Excluding the Cockatoo Room we can accommodate up to about 30 people in cottages. We can accommodate additional people in their own tents, camper vans or caravans. Standard configurations with possible variations follow:-
Cafe Cottage (max 13 but then too crowded):
Upstairs bedroom: 1 zipped king with space for 1 foldup
Upstairs loft: 2 king single trundles that can be butted together to make king, also space for 1 foldup
Downstairs bedroom: 1 zipped king
Downstairs extra room: Up to 3 foldups
Downstairs lounge: 1 queen sofa bed
Cormorant and Oystercatcher bush apartments, max 6 in each apartment. (Apartments can also be joined by opening double intervening fire doors to make a single cottage).
Upstairs bedrooms: 1 zipped king bed and space for 2 foldups
Downstairs lounges: 1 queen sofa bed
Chef's Cottage (max 8 people):
Downstairs bedroom: 1 queen
Downstairs bedroom: 1 zipped king
Upstairs loft: 2 unzipped king singles and space for up to 2 foldups
Wattlebird bush apartment (max 5 people):
Upstairs loft room: 1 zipped king with space for foldup
Downstairs lounge: 1 double sofa bed
Cockatoo Room (If not being used for a function it can be used as a cottage): max 8 sleeping, single room dormitory with 2 X queen-width double-bed-length sofa beds. Limited privacy provided by hopital style curtains aound the two sofa beds.if desired.
2 queen-sized sofa beds, up to 4 foldup beds
We have free wifi available at all cottages.
If you're celebrating or wanting to run an event with accommodation then the Cockatoo (function) Room in combo with Cafe Cottage and/or our other cottages can't be beaten for beauty or ambiance on the south coast; .
Secluded and rustic eco-theme
All of our buildings are similarly finished featuring earth brick or corrugated iron cladding, exposed local hardwood features, internal pine panelling, wood fires, BBQs and comfortable furniture creating one of the best eco friendly Function Centres and South Coast Accommodation in NSW. We use sustainable building, water and waste practices. All cottages are set in the bush, well separated from others and have water views or glimpses.