Elouera cottage is a three bedroom rock and timber cottage nestled amongst tall grey gums and iron barks. It is a true home away from home with all the comforts anyone could possibly want. An extremely well set up kitchen and an under cover gas BBQ make food preparation simple. A ceramic top stove with fan forced oven, a micro wave, large fridge / freezer makes it ideal for groups of up to 6 people. It is preferably an adults cottage but older children or babies are welcome.
Elouera can cater for those with mobility limitations and a bathroom with a hobless shower and grab rails for the toilet make life easier for these folk. The verandah is an ideal place for our wheelie friends to enjoy the view or watch the many little birds that flit around. The lofty grey gums are beautiful all the year round but additionally so when they shed their bark to reveal stunning orange new bark below the old.
An extensive collection of books on shelves and in cupboards are available for our guests to swap or just feel comfortable taking...bring a book you have read and swap for several of those in the cottage. There is no TV reception but a DVD player with screen allows you to view movies should the weather be such that you just wish to chill out by the fire and relax. Of course the local bush walks beckon but in the evening you may be happy to watch a movie.
Please be aware the costing is for two persons for minimum of two nights. Check with owners for the cost when there are more guests.
Cosy, inviting winter fires...
One of the draw cards of visiting Elouera during the cooler months is to enjoy not only the inside combustion heater's glow but to stoke up the camp fire outside and pretend you are off in the Aussie bush camping; then to return inside to a wonderful hot shower and a comfortable bed. There is a gantry with a grill so try cooking a snag over the coals or use a camp oven to try your luck for a hearty stew or a more challenging damper! There have been some good ones baked but a few failures too we have been told!
Small (kindling) wood, fire lighters and heavier fire wood is supplied. We appreciate sensible use of this precious resource but do not charge extra for a generous supply of wood for each booking.
Marshmallows, cooked outside of course, are hard to beat even for the "big" kids!
Topline Park Horse riding is just four kms towards town from here.
What to see locally....
Dungog is just 17 kilometres away and has some nice attractions. There are good eateries, pubs, clubs if you wish to skip cooking a meal. Depending on how long you are staying there are other places not too far away to explore. If the bush is your passion there are some lovely forest drives close by or further afield. Keep in mind the Barrington Tops is a vast National Park and could not be fully explored even if you had a month to spare! There are special places within easy driving distance from Elouera. Jerusalem Creek Track is about 20 minutes away and offers a pleasant downhill walk amongst subtropical rainforest and tall Tallowwoods, Sydney blue gums and Grey Gums. Lots of bird life and the possibility of spotting a lyre bird in it's natural environment. If you wanted to visit another magical area we can point you to Blue Gum Loop on the Williams River. Easy walking and wonderful forest to walk through. For the true adventurers ...Careys Peak is quite a challenge...need to be fit to tackle this 1544m peak and be aware at all times cloud cover can move in quickly with changing conditions setting in. Need to go prepared for this possibility. Another great place to visit is just 55minutes drive and will give the opportunity of walking amongst massive antarctic beech trees. The Mountaineer is easy to find and as well as the beech trees there are many huge tree ferns in the gullies. All very special and worth the experience. It is another great spot for those wanting to hear the amazing mimicry of the lyrebird!
Also keep in mind Dungog is on the XPT line and is also the termination point of Citirail. Another means of getting here if you are unable to drive...don't let that stop you from visiting!
Please note that $175 per night is the rate for a couple based on two nights accommodation. We provide a discount for longer stays and/or extra guests and children do not stay free of charge. Toddlers to twelve year olds stay for $20 per night and teenagers stay for $40 per night (discounted for longer stays). The Stayz rate calculator does not take this into account so the automatically generated quote sent by Stayz as a response to your enquiry will not be accurate. We will email you with an accurate quote.