Lavender Cottage is a beautiful home located on 40 acres of gardens and bush in Alpine, Southern Highlands. The timber floorboards and exposed roof beams give this property a wonderful country feel. You will not miss out on modern conveniences however, with a large modern kitchen, flat screen televisions and air conditioning upstairs. This home sleeps up to 14 people across 4 bedrooms, and has 3 bathrooms. Children are well catered for with large lawns and gardens to explore and even a tree house. Lavender House is a charming and spacious base for enjoying all that the Southern Highlands has to offer.
** Where will I be? **
Lavender Cottage is located within the Little Forest complex, a collection of 7 cottages spread across 42 acres of grounds. Your cottage will have its own private spaces, but please be aware that other guests may be around as well. There are two other cottages as well as the Angas Carriage in immediate proximity to your cottage so please do expect to occasionally see your neighbours. Communal spaces include the lawns, gardens, driveway and trails, but you will have plenty of privacy as well. The Little Forest complex has a bush setting and is circled on one side by the Sydney – Melbourne railway line. As a result, trains are audible at times, and for any kids, part of the fun! Little Forest also has various trails throughout its 42 acres, but please keep children supervised at all times due to wildlife, unfenced dams and trains.
** Why choose Lavender Cottage? **
A visit to the Southern Highlands is all about experiencing beautiful countryside, sitting around a cosy fireplace, driving through working farms, and if you are lucky, staying in an older style, traditional home. Lavender Cottage is such a home, however it has been carefully updated to provide modern comforts while maintaining its historic charm.
** How is the property laid out? **
Lavender Cottage is reached down a tree-lined country drive way. You approach the house through beautiful gardens and enter into a large living area with slow combustion wood heater and flat screen television. The first floor also contains a large, fully equipped country style kitchen, dining area that seats 10, laundry, two bathrooms and three bedrooms. Upstairs is the fourth bedroom with ensuite. Outside is an undercover entertaining area with large table and bbq. The house is surrounded by lawns and gardens to explore and play in.
** Wi-Fi, Internet, Netflix or Pay TV will I have it? **
This particular property does NOT offer Wi-Fi. If you bring an internet dongle with you, the best network is generally Telstra. Otherwise, it’s best to use your smartphone only during your stay or find a local cafe that offers free Wi-Fi. The Holidays Collection is committed to getting all owners to provide Wi-Fi at their property, but this is still work in progress!
** What about outdoors? **
Lavender Cottageis surrounded by lawns and gardens that are open for guests to use. The house is part of a larger 40 acre property which includes bush trails for guests to explore. Please be aware that there is an unfenced dam on the property so children must be supervised at all times.
** Keeping warm or keeping cool?! **
Lavender Cottagehas a slow combustion fireplace downstairs. Upstairs is a reverse cycle air conditioner. There are ceiling fans in all downstairs bedrooms.
** What about sheets, towels and other supplies? **
High quality sheets and towels are provided at Lavender House.
Toilet paper, kitchen soaps, guest soaps and some other supplies are also provided, but please be prepared to top up during your stay as needed. Regarding food, condiments and the like, please plan to bring everything you need. For safety and hygiene reasons, our houses generally do not supply food items.
** Parking for cars, boats etc? **
Off street open airdriveway parking is available for multiple cars.
** Is my dog or cat also welcome to stay? **
Pets are welcome at Lavender Cottage! Please note the following:
the yard is not fully fencedplease keep your pets off all furniture and bedsplease clean up behind your petplease inform us of your intention to bring a pet at the time of booking** What are the minimum stay rules? **
There is a minimum two night stay for all bookings, which changes to three nights on long weekends or during December / January, and four nights at Easter.
** Who will I be dealing with during my stay? **
This property is professionally managed by a dedicated holiday rental agency with offices in Gerringong, Hyams Beach and Bowral. We have over 270 properties in Kiama, Gerringong, Gerroa, Berry, Huskisson, Vincentia, Hyams Beach and the Southern Highlands. We offer guests 24/7 customer service – emergency calls only after hours, please.