The cottage was originally a creamery for the dairy farm that was established here in 1860. We added the small kitchen and bathroom last year as our family of four lived in it while we built the main house. It has a snug loft and views on three sides across forest and ocean. Guests are welcome to help themselves to fresh eggs from the chickens, go for a bushwalk or just relax on the verandah.
For sleeping, there is a cosy loft accessible by ladder (see photos) which can sleep up to four people (one kingsize and two short [1.5m long] single mattresses suitable for children). A pullout queen size sofabed downstairs can sleep two people. Bedlinen and towels are supplied.
A small kitchen provides most things for everyday cooking, including dishwasher, and although there is no oven there is a Weber BBQ outside.
The restored bathroom has a restored antique clawfoot bath, shower and toilet.
A potbelly stove provides heating through winter (wood supplied). The cottage is very well insulated and stays warm in winter and cool in summer. It is a special place with breathtaking views and above all, peace and tranquility offered by the forest.
Access to our property is by a council-maintained road. If you have a low-slung vehicle you will need to take care over the rollovers to avoid scraping your vehicle.
Our road has a small creek crossing. This can flood once or twice a year for a day or two. This can temporarily make it difficult for guests to cross in 2WDs. As a solution we can provide a 4WD to guests if the creek is flooded. This 4WD is easy to drive (automatic) and is registered and insured. We will give you all the advice you need so you can cross with ease. Think of the creek as part of the authentic rural experience!
Guests will have the cottage to themselves, as well as sole use of the small garden in front of the cottage, and bushwalking on the property. You are welcome to pick lemons, herbs and vegetables from the garden, and help yourself to fresh eggs from the chooks.
Bushwalks include a ramble through rainforest to the waterfall, and a climb up to the old potato patch for views stretching from Jervis Bay to Batemans Bay.
We are happy to help you plan your stay, welcome you on arrival and provide assistance, but once here you will have privacy.
Kilfeacle is surrounded by bush, native birds, our cows and local wildlife (wombats are often seen at dusk). It's just a 15 minute drive to historic Milton, famous for its music culture, boutique shops and cafes (we will happily recommend our favourites!). Mollymook, Narrawalle and Conjola beaches are also very close, with surf lessons, snorkelling and beautiful Narrawalle inlet just great for small children to play in.
The cottage is near our house, but it has a private outlook over three sides with forest, pasture and ocean outlooks.