Nestled on the banks of the Tumut River, Platypus Cottage offers the very best in self contained accommodation in the Tumut area. Platypus Cottage is situated on a 100 acre working farm just 2.5 km from the centre of Tumut. Secluded & private, yet also within walking distance of town makes Platypus the perfect place for that special getaway. Just imagine relaxing on the huge timber deck overlooking the river with cattle & horses roaming the paddocks surrounding the cottage.The property has 1/2 km of private frontage onto the Tumut River & has some of the best trout fishing in the area. The property also boasts its very own 3 acre island which opens up another 1km of river frontage, perfect for fishing, platypus watching, birdwatching, canoeing, kayaking & boating; we have 2 boat ramps into the river. Your host Brett has a life time of experience fishing the local rivers, creeks & dams in the Tumut area & offers fishing advice to all guests.
Also situated on our farm is ribbonwood Antiques, our barn offers Antiques & collectables sourced from the local area. Six generations of local knowledge ensures your stay will be informed & welcoming.
Stay with the locals on the banks of the Tumut River.
Platypus is our fully self-contained luxury cottage boasting absolute river frontage. This tranquil river setting is very private but situated just 2.5km from the centre of town.
Main bedroom with queen bed,TV and en-suite opens directly onto the large deck overlooking the river.
2nd bedroom with queen bed, overlooking river.
3rd bedroom with queen bed.
Three way bathroom with bath.
Large living area with modern decor, quality furnishings and raked timber ceilings opening onto the deck.
Separate dining room.
Large, modern fully self-contained kitchen.
Electric blankets, doonas/ blankets, pillows/ hairdryer.
Reverse cycle airconditioning, TV/DVD, sound system, BBQ area, double under cover parking unique to our accommodation.
Tea, coffee & sugar provided
Large selection of magazines
The cottage is maintained & presented to the highest standards.
We are pet friendly, we charge $20.00 per dog per night. Small well groomed & non hair shedding dogs are welcome inside the cottage, larger hair shedding dogs are welcome but need to be kept outside.
Things to do
The Tumut area offers such a diverse range of things to do and see such as Trout Fishing, flyfishing,snow skiing at Selwyn Snow Fields, water skiing Blowering Dam, the amazing Snowy Mountains Scheme, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park, canoeing & kayaking the local rivers & creeks, horse riding, powered hang gliding over the Tumut Valley.
The town of Tumut offers so much with plenty of pubs, clubs & restaurants, some fantastic walking & mountain bike riding tracks.
The towns surrounding Tumut also offer so much with Batlow the apple town, the old gold mining town of Adelong, Talbingo with the Tumut 3 Hydro Power Station. These are just some of the things to see & do in this diverse & beautiful area. Being a local with a rich family history in the Tumut Valley your host Brett is passionate about what this area has to offer & is only too happy to pass the knowledge & history of the area onto his guests.