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Tumblegum Cottage at O'Connell

House, Bathurst

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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Min 2 - 3 nights stay

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bathroom


Tumblegum Cottage is a charming cedar-clad cottage designed for comfort and relaxation. It occupies a high position with views across the O'Connell valley towards the Blue Mountains. Both the master bedroom and the living room have full-length windows to take advantage of this beautiful view. You'll wake up in the morning to kangaroos grazing just outside your window, and sunlight pouring into your country getaway. Make yourself comfortable on the wide timber deck with a good book and a cup of tea, breathe in the clear air and smell the scent of the gum trees, just metres away.

Inside, you'll find polished timber floors echoing the surrounding bush. On winter days, relax on comfortable lounges while the sun pours in. Experience the best of the country and the comfort of modern conveniences, with air-conditioning and heating, fully equipped kitchen, and electric blankets on every bed.

Have a private weekend away or come with friends, enjoying tastefully decorated queen and twin rooms. Take it easy or see the sights, you'll find plenty to keep you busy.

Bush horse-riding can be found just 500 metres up the road at Yarrabin; please enquire before your stay commences, the O'Connell and Tarana pubs are a short drive away as well as the highly recommended O'Connell Café and Tarana Cafe. Mayfield Gardens can be found a pleasant 15 minute drive towards Oberon. Jenolan Caves are a popular attraction, with tours and various activities held throughout the year. If you're interested in shopping, you'll enjoy the boutique shops and cafes in Bathurst, just 25 minutes away. Also in Bathurst you can experience the world-famous Mount Panorama race track, a mecca among car racing enthusiasts, and don't forget to visit the Mount Panorama Museum.

Tumblegum Cottage is in its own secluded bushland setting, with bush views from every window. A haven of tranquility

We regret however that, having a very high deck and no enclosed yard, we are unable to have children under 10 years of age.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Please note, because there is no enclosed yard and our wish to protect the timber floors we are unable to have pets at the cottage.


Picturesque O'Connell is a much sought after village, set in peaceful undulating hills just 25 minutes from Bathurst. The Fish River runs through the valley, providing a popular local spot for swimming, as well as BBQ facilities and a children's playground.

The 'Avenue' cafe, situated on the historic memorial avenue, provides award-winning locally roasted coffee, home-baked treats, and fabulous lunches Friday to Sunday, 8:30am-4:30pm.

Also close by you'll find renowned wines and gourmet food experiences in Orange, underground exploration at Jenolan Caves, and a variety of small towns and villages to wander in

Closer to home, you'll find everything you need in Bathurst, from boutique shops to local markets, from art galleries to the National Motor Racing Museum Take time to explore the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, the 'Somerville Collection', which contains close to 2000 specimens.

Visit historic Miss Trail's House, a local National Trust property holding a collection gathered over 150 years, or spend the day exploring Mayfield Gardens, one of the largest privately owned cool-climate gardens in the world.

There is so much to do, you'll be spoiled for choice


Tumblegum Cottage is nestled on one corner of Ian and Cherri's forty-acre property, Tumblegum. Set away from the main house, you will enjoy complete privacy, although you may be visited by our local kangaroos, and a variety of wild birds, which we encourage to eat from the bird feeder on the deck.

Whatever the weather, you will be comfortable and relaxed on our wide deck overlooking established gum trees and rolling hills towards the blue mountains. The cottage itself is extremely comfortable. Our guests enjoy quality furniture, glossy polished wood floors, and tasteful decoration. You are made very welcome with air conditioning or heating turned on before you arrive, and provisions for continental and hot breakfasts supplied. Home-grown flowers adorn the kitchen table, and chocolates rest on you pillow. Eco-friendly toiletries await you in the bathroom, while electric blankets, heating, and soft cosy blankets make chilly winter days something to enjoy


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Parking, Washing machine, Wheelchair accessible

Air conditioning Balcony Books Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils DVD player Games Hair dryer Heating Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Living room Long-term renters welcome Microwave Non-Smoking Oven Pantry items Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Video library Washing machine Wheelchair accessible
Tumblegum Cottage at O'Connell is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 17.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Picturesque property We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the property with Roos, parakeets and horses to keep us company. Very tastefully done up cottage with excellent amenities. Would love to go back sometime.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely stunning and outstanding location What a joy it was to meet Cherri and Ian and stay in their rural cottage at O'Connell. To say it is a cottage is to completely undersell the property - it is a full 2-bedroom home equipped with everything you could possibly want or need, including a fridge full of breakfast goodies - eggs, bacon, milk, bread, butter, and home baking. Very spacious, modern design and colours, huge bathroom and kitchen, full laundry, decks along 2 sides of the house and adjoining a huge national bush reserve. Consequently, the bird feeder and bird bath always had visitors calling and the large tin of bird seed was a great bonus to keep the birds coming. As well, kangaroos passed close to the house at morning and dusk and were fun to watch. The property has expansive rural views and is very quiet and peaceful. The locals at the O'Connell Hotel were very friendly and the meals there were great. And only a short 20-minute drive into Bathurst. Cherri showed us around the district and Ian went out of his way to guide us on the backroads to Mt Panorama so we missed all the traffic. We have made new friends of Cherri and Ian and we will definitely stay with them again if we are visiting the O'Connell area.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Perfect From the time you are welcomed by the wonderful hosts, and stepping inside the very well appointed cottage, you feel you are at home ( without the city grind). We absolutely enjoyed every moment of the peace and serenity Tumblegum has to offer. Cherries and Ian have thought of everything to make you feel very comfortable. The Chocolate Mud cake Cherrie baked fo Regina's birthday was big and delicious. All round the perfect getaway !!!
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thanks for a lovely weekend! This was a perfect long weekend escape for our family of 2 adults and 2 kids. The cottage was beautifully presented with everything we needed. We loved watching the kangaroos from the deck and exploring the property. The local coffee and wine were a real treat, and we had a great meal at the O'Connell pub. We will be back for more!
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Cottage and Great Location Very much enjoyed our stay at the lovely Tumblegum for an extended long weekend. Cottage has all you need and sits right in the middle of a great bush setting complete with regular visits from beautiful birds and Kangaroos. Nothing too much trouble for Cherri and Ian who were great hosts. Would love to return.
Date published: 2016-04-13
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Romantic weekend special offer: A bottle of local O'Connell wine, chocolates, fresh flowers and late checkout, 3pm. $75 Please inquire when booking.


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