A pastoral haven commanding both country and coastal views, surrounded by magnificent old Morton Bay Fig Trees. Stony Hill Cottage is a charming three bedroom cottage found down the end of a private road with separate studio. Set on a hill amidst prime dairy country it is a mere 5 minutes drive to famous Mollymook and Narrawallee beaches and is an ideal place to relax and unwind in either summer or winter. A short walk to the historic town of Milton, you can choose between coastal, country or cultural pursuits whilst enjoying the feeling of being tucked away from the hustle bustle of city life. Milton has some gorgeous shops and boutiques, with some quirky & interesting ones as well. There are also some lovely restaurants to satisfy the needs of good foodies.
The cottage consists of three bedrooms, one newly renovated bathroom, kitchen, combined dining/living area and laundry facilities (washer & dryer). TV, DVD/CD player with soundbar, 32 " Panasonic LCD HDMI TV, BBQ and log fired combustion heater complete the picture. The house sleeps up to 6 with two queen rooms and two king single beds. Now included in the rent is the artists studio which is a large and airy separate building, with lovely natural light and afternoon breeze. It also has a newly renovated bathroom. It's ideal for an artists week/weekend with plenty of visual inspiration from the beautiful Moreton Bay fig trees and surrounding countryside. A table tennis table has been added to the studio.
Linen is provided at an additional cost of $25 per bed and $5 per towel should you wish to have the beds made up; alternately you may bring your own.
It is a 5 minute walk into town for breakfast at Pilgrims Cafe. Cupitts winery is to be recommended; the food is delicious and the pastoral views are lovely or dine at award-winning Rick Steins Bannisters Restaurant. St Isidore's in Croobyar Rd has fabulous food and a beautiful location; the chef trained with Rick Stein. A new restaurant called Tallwoods has opened on Tallwood Ave Mollymook, just across from the new Bannisters, also on Tallwood Avenue. For those just wanting nibbles and a drink there is a wine bar behind the surf shop in town called Harvest Bar. It often has live music on Sunday afternoons. It's a popular place for the locals.
The South Coast Wine Show takes place in January of each year at the Milton Showground and is a showcase for wines from the South Coast . September also offers Artfest for those with an artistic bent.
Lake Conjola is only 10-15 minutes away where you can enjoy sailing, fishing, waterskiing and swimming. In summer, we have hand fed sting rays at Washerwoman's Beach at Bendalong. A bit more secluded but very pretty beaches and worth a visit.
For those with a coffee bent, a Nespresso machine is provided and a few pods provided to get you going. You may bring your own pods or order direct from the Nespresso website (or you may order them from us at cost).
Great destination for those who are foodies; there are many lovely restaurants to choose from within a very easy distance of the cottage. To name a few; St Isidore, Cupitt's Winery, Tallwoods, Tipsy Fig, Bachus and Mrs Tops. Harvest Wine bar does lovely tapas for those who only want a light meal with wine/cocktails.
There are many great walks in the region. We recommend the following website
Of the walks listed on the website we recommend:
1.Pigeon House Mt - hard climb but worth it (3-4 hours depending on fitness)
2. Mt Bushwalker (about 3 hours return) relatively easy – stunning views second half along plateau – very rewarding – picnic on ridge
3. Mt Rusden (about 3 hours return) easy - fabulous views at final lookout. Varying terrain along the route, plenty of birdlife
4. Florance Head (about 2 hours max) relatively short and easy - First part same as Mt Rusden walk and not as varied in terrain – take a cut left off trail to unmarked escarpment lookout about half way along – then follow to end to lookout facing south.
The last 3 are all accessed via Pointers Gap Rd just north of Milton. Don’t take the earlier Pointers Rd by mistake – it’s a dead end. Follow Pointers Gap Rd to the top of the escarpment – you will pass under some amazing overhanging cliffs. When you get to the top there is a turn off to the car park lookout on the left. Worth a visit for the view back over Milton and the coast. Then take the road to the north for Mt Bushwalker or South to the start of Florence Hd/Rusden tracks.