Studio Cottage is a truly unique property that offers guests a charming country getaway. The cottage was built by artist Ray Crooke as his studio in the 1970s. The sandstone he used was originally hand quarried by convicts and was reclaimed from the old Kerrigans Inn. The cottage has a wonderful cozy feel to it and is a wonderful retreat to come home to after a day exploring the Southern Highlands.
** Where will I be? **
Studio 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 Studio Cottage? **
Studio Cottage is a charming and unique base from which to explore the Southern Highlands. There are few properties that will give you the same feeling of place as Studio Cottage does.
** How is the property laid out? **
Studio Cottage is reached down a tree-lined country drive way. You approach the house through beautiful gardens and enter into a charming country kitchen and dining area. Just off the dining area is a living room with fireplace, comfortable lounges and television. Also leading off from the kitchen is the master bedroom with ensuite. Upstairs is the second bedroom with two single beds. Both bedrooms share the master bedroom ensuite.
** 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? **
Studio Cottage is 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?! **
Studio Cottage has a slow combustion fireplace downstairs. There is a free standing heater in the bathroom. The cottage does not have air conditioning.
** What about sheets, towels and other supplies? **
High quality sheets and towels are provided at Studio Cottage.
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? **
There are two off street parking, ope air parking spaces beside this property.
** Is my dog or cat also welcome to stay? **
Pets are welcome at Studio 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.