Hanna Cottage at Cavanough House
On the western edge of the NSW central coast, is the lush Ourimbah Valley. Within this enclave of peace and serenity is Cavanough House, a 32 acre rural property. The valley is home to many species of native fauna including wallabies, goannas, king parrots, lyrebirds and kookaburras.
Cavanough House is named after one of the property owner’s forebears Owen Cavanough who was an Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Sirius which sailed into Botany Bay as part of the First Fleet on January 26, 1788.
Hanna Cottage offers fully self-contained boutique lodging for two in a private, tranquil setting in bushland adjacent to a rainforest sanctuary. Part of the hinterland region of the central coast, this is a nature-lover's paradise where wilderness and luxury combine to create a unique sensory experience.
Hanna Cottage is imbued with the spirit of a bygone era where charm and romance intensified feelings of love and togetherness. Olde worlde enchantment meets comfort and indulgence.
Chilled bottle of wine upon arrival and a relaxing sherry after dinner are all part of the experience. Hanna Cottage comprises a large living and dining area that is temperature controlled with ducted air-conditioning. Guests are pampered with luxurious bed linen, towels and bathroom toiletries.
The cottage has one large master bedroom with a romantic four poster bed.
The bathroom features a claw-foot bath ideal for soaking the stresses of the day away and into a blissful night. Your well equipped kitchen and pantry is stocked with an impressive display of herbs and condiments for that creative culinary moment.
A selection of books, DVD’s and CD’s as well as Foxtel and a large wide screen TV is provided to enhance your stay.
Hanna Cottage also provides muesli, bacon, eggs, fresh local breads, juices and fresh locally grown fruit, for one leisurely self-cooked breakfast as part of your stay. Either eat in or enjoy breakfast alfresco in your own secluded, private courtyard framed by a uniquely Australian cottage garden.
As an added luxury Hanna Cottage can also provide a picnic basket upon arrangement should guests wish to enjoy lunch at some of the sheltered areas the property affords.
Just a short stroll to the gold green banks of the meandering Bumbles Creek that winds through the property you will find a picnic setting in a private oasis under large shady gums and Australian red cedar which stand tall and proud having survived the early logging in the region.
Relax and enjoy your surroundings then retreat to the pool for an invigorating swim before deciding on what to do next.
The region has a variety of options and so much to enjoy.
Central Coast beaches have been a much loved local resource for generations. There are a number of beaches in close proximity to Hanna Cottage just a short drive away.
Forest of Tranquility – Experience the magic of an Australian Rainforest Sanctuary. With over 100 acres of bush with a surviving Australian Rainforest and pristine streams, diverse wildlife and flora. With walking trails, sculpture trail by local Artists at this unique venue it is the ideal place to relax and spend a day or a few hours. Each November & December a seasonal spectacular takes place where Fireflies make their appearance and take flight like fairies dancing in the night.
Australian Reptile Park is a hands-on zoo located in a natural bush setting on the Central Coast of NSW, home to exotic reptiles from around the world and a wide variety of Australian native animals. Enjoy live entertaining shows, themed exhibits and behind the scenes tours.
Learn about conservation work undertaken by keepers including the Tasmanian devil breeding program at Devil Ark, and our lifesaving snake and spider venom collection work.
Horse riding - Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures is a family owned and run business that has been providing outstanding outdoor adventure experiences for over 40 years.
Regarded as one of the Central Coast’s leading tourist attractions, Glenworth Valley is renowned for its horse riding and variety of outdoor activities including quad biking, kayaking, abseiling, laser skirmish and camping.
Activities take place on a privately owned 3,000 acre wilderness property nestled in a scenic valley and surrounded by National Park. Located just off the M1 Freeway, a short distance from Hanna Cottage.
Treetop Adventure Park - Come and experience the iconic Australian bush like never before. Get up-close and personal with native Australian wildlife and magnificent Gum trees, as you climb, weave and fly through the tree tops on self-guided rope courses. Flex your adventurous spirit and test yourself mentally and physically with over 100 elevated obstacles with rope ladders, wobbly bridges, tunnels, cargo-nets and zip lines.
Boating – Diverse and comprehensive boating and fishing options are readily available to suit most needs. Whether it is a deep sea charter chasing that elusive one that got away or a dingy hire the local waterways are there to be explored and waiting to delight.
The Bamboo Buddha - Vegetarian café, Gallery & Boutique Nursery.
Serving high standard vegetarian and vegan fare, including delicious cakes, organic coffee and gorgeous teas The Bamboo Buddha is set in a serene Bali style garden featuring Koi and Goldfish ponds fringed by bamboo and palm.
There are wellness and yoga classes most days. Be nourished, nurtured and inspired
Fires Creek Winery - The award winning winery opened its cellar doors in December 2003 to offer a seasonal variety of boutique fruit flower and herb wines. Cellardoor Wine Tastings : Every Wednesday to Sunday. 10:30am- 4:30pm
The Wyong Milk Factory - When you visit the Wyong Milk Factory you can also enjoy the local produce from an award winning producer of cheese and yoghurt and hand crafted gourmet chocolatier
Enjoy self-guided kayak and row boat hire or early morning platypus paddle followed by a relaxing picnic with some great local produce, coffee, breakfast or lunch by the river.
Hanna Cottage welcomes you to explore and discover all local attractions but just sometimes the immediate surroundings and flora and fauna of Cavanough House will be all you will need apart from one another and lasting memories of your stay.