A cosy and tranquil 3 bedroom farm bush cottage located on the banks of the Hawkesbury River perfect for a holiday to unwind back in nature and experience farm life. Courangra Cottage is located approximately 1hour and 50 minute drive from Sydney’s CBD or a 35 minute boat trip from Brooklyn Marina. Your visit to this spectacular place will ensure you unwind, relax and leave with a unique and unforgettable experience.
The Cottage set on top of a hill overlooking the river and situated on 350 acres comprising of native bushland, mangrove swamp and cleared pastures. It is completely surrounded by the Marramarra National Park. The property dates back to early English settlement and is entwined into the Hawkesbury’s rich history. The cottage is clean and cosy with two queen sized bedrooms, one room with two bunk beds and two bathrooms. It has a self-contained kitchen with a small gas oven/cooktop and gas fridge equipped with cooking utensils, tea and coffee, oil, salt and pepper and dishwashing liquid. There is a living and dining area with a wood burning fire. It also has a private jetty and an undercover outdoor living area with a barbeque. The cottage is powered by solar with a backup generator and is supplied by tank water. There are a number of activities that can be experienced on the farm including kayaking, bushwalking, fishing, crabbing in warmer months and boating. We supply two double kayaks and lifejackets however you must bring your own fishing gear. We also offer a cow feeding experience for an additional charge. You may experience a number of animals throughout your stay including native birds, cows, goannas, wallabies and bush turkeys. There are a number of walks in the surrounding area that we can provide information on if your wanting to explore. There are also cafes pubs in the nearby towns that can be enjoyed.
Access by road:
Courangra Cottage is approximately a 1 hour and 50 minute drive from Sydney CBD, a 2 hour drive from Gosford or a 3 hour drive from Newcastle CBD. The road is sealed for the most part except for the last 3 km’s which is unsealed and can be rough at times. Arrival before dark is advised.
Access by water:
Courangra Cottage is approximately a 35-minute boat ride from Brooklyn Marina and Hawkesbury River Train Station. You may take your own boat or catch a Water Taxi which we can help organise. You can tie off your boat on the private jetty however there is no boat ramp on the property.
Interaction with guests:
The caretaker will meet you upon arrival to show you through the cottage and answer any questions you might have. He lives on the other end of the property and will be contactable if required throughout your stay however your privacy will be maintained.
Things to remember:
Courangra Cottage is powered by solar power which means that high voltage items cannot be used such as hair dryers, microwaves dishwashers etc. There is also no air-conditioning however there are small fans supplied in the warmer months. There is no wi-fi and mobile reception is limited however there is a landline phone that can be used if required. The closest supermarket is a 40 minute drive to Wisemans Ferry or 35 minute boat ride to Brooklyn.
We are more then happy to answer any questions you might have in regards to Courangra Cottage, how to access it, or any activities you may want to do both on the farm and in the surrounding area. We want you to enjoy your stay and make it as relaxing and care free as possible.