Our luxury 2, 3 and 4 bedroom self contained luxury cottages nestled on 62 acres in the Goobarragadra Valley have 180 degree views of the river and rural surrounds. Well spaced apart the cottages offer quality furnishings with every facility to make your stay comfortable and memorable. The covered decks are perfect to capture the morning sun while giving protection from the afternoon heat.
Watch the sheep stroll past, see the cows resting on the nearby hillsides and listen to the sounds of the river whilst relaxing on your private balcony or take your dog for a swim and a run while you stretch your legs and meander along the 2 miles of river bank that borders the property.
In the evening enjoy a magical sunset, watch the stars under crystal clear skies then curl up to sleep to the rippling sounds of the river.
Whether you're on your honeymoon, a fishing, golfing or skiing holiday, celebrating a special occasion, on business, meeting up with family and friends or looking an unforgettable spot to relax and unwind, Elm Cottage provides the atmosphere that can help you create magical moments.
River Gum cottage with a 4.5 Star AAA Tourism rating has 3 bedrooms, a queen bed with private ensuite and walk in robe, the second bedroom has a king bed, both of these rooms have double French doors leading out on to the balcony and the third bedroom has two single beds. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave etc., separate dining room, lounge room with TV, DVD, VCR, and CD player. Full reverse cycle air conditioning and a full bathroom with bath, and laundry with washing machine, dryer plus another shower and toilet. On your private balcony you have your own gas BBQ.
Red Gum cottage, (4.5 Star) has a king size bed in one room with private ensuite and spa bath, and the second bedroom has two king single beds also with ensuite.. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave etc., separate dining room, lounge room with TV, DVD, VCR, and CD player. Full reverse cycle air conditioning and a laundry with washing machine and dryer. You have a huge balcony with BBQ and outdoor setting overlooking the river below.
Blue Gum cottage (4 Star) has a queen size bed in the main bedroom and a double bunk bed in the second bedroom. Lounge room, eat in area, fully equipped kitchen, laundry with washing machine and dryer, and bathroom with shower. Reverse cycle heating and cooling, TV, DVD, VCR, and CD player. You also have a large balcony with gas BBQ and outdoor setting overlooking the river below.
River’s Edge cottage was built in 1905 and is just 18 metres from the river. It has a new kitchen, new bathroom with bath and separate shower, reverse cycle air conditioning in lounge room with Satelitte TV and DVD. 4 bedrooms, two bedrooms with king size beds, one with queen and the third bedroom has a single bed. Laundry with washing machine and dryer, balcony overlooking the gardens and river, plus your own outdoor setting and BBQ. This cottage is also fully fenced with a half acre back yard perfect for bringing the canine members of the family for a holiday.
Elm Cottage is located 14kms from the township of Tumut in the Snowy Mountains, and approximately halfway between Sydney & Melbourne, and just 21/2 hours from Canberra.
ACTIVITIES IN THE REGION
Blowering Dam is where Ken Warby set the world water speed record and is just 10 minutes from Elm Cottage. Here you can go water skiing, windsurfing and it is a great spot fishing enthusiasts with rainbow trout, brown trout, golden perch, cod and refin to be caught.
Kosciusko National Park is 690,000 hectares of diverse natural landscape. Bushwalking, mountain bike riding, picnicking, fishing, caving, car touring, canoeing, and horse riding are just some of the activities you can undertake within the Park. Include a visit to Yarrangobilly Caves and discover some of the most beautiful and ornate caves in Australia. Take a guided or self guided cave tour, then take a swim in the termal pool (a pleasant 27 degrees celcius). The caves are open every day except Christmas Day.
Go Horseriding for one,two or three hour rides or take a half or full days ride through the foothills of the Snowy Mountains enjoying the natural scenery and wildlife along the way.
Mt. Selwyn snowfields are just an hour from the property for those skiing enthusiasts. Mt. Selwyn provides breathtaking winter scenery and some of the best ski runs Mother Nature has. It provides a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, service that makes you feel at home and totally modern facilities. Mt. Selwyn is tucked away in the northern end of the Kosciusko National Park and it offers great cross country skiing with a large choice of established trails to international standards from 2.5kms up to 15kms., alpine skiing, toboganning and snowboarding.
Talbingo just 30 minutes drive from the property is the birthplace of famous Australian author Miles Franklin. It is a picturesque township nestled by the shore of lake Jourama. It is also home to the Tumut 3 Power Station, the largest of the power stations in the Snowy Mountains Scheme, and visitors are welcome to view the static display or take a tour of the power station.
Batlow 30 minutes away is famous for its apple, cherry and stonefruit orchards plus its large native and softwood forests which not only add visual appeal to the area, but like orcharding contribute significantly to the town's economy. The Hume & Hovell Lookout provides spectacular views of Blowering Valley and Lake.
Adelong a heritage town famous for its goldming past is just 40 minutes from Elm Cottage. In Autumn & Spring artists flock to the township to capture on canvas and film the colours of stately trees plus the diverse beauty of the hills, valleys and country properties.
Activities within the region are numerous ranging from golf, fishing, bushwalking, mountain bike riding, canoeing and kayaking. You can even go along to Air Escape and try the ultimate freedom of powered hang gliding.
The Tumut Region offers something for everyone year round, or alternatively you can just stay at the property, relax and unwind, listen to the sounds of the river , view the birdlife, see an echnida, platypus and wombat in their natural habitat , take in the natural beauty of the Goobarragandra Valley whilst recharging your batteries.