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Mrs. Simpson at Norala Garden

Cottage, Bright

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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Min 1 - 4 nights stay

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 bathrooms


THE COTTAGE: This one of a kind private holiday cottage furnished with special things like our European antiques to enjoy a special ambience. Open fireplace, books, CDs, TV/DVDs, complete cooking facilities incl. BBQ, spacious timber deck, a hot bath and ensuite; all these we trust will make your stay unforgettable!

HORTICULTURAL: Norala Garden is a BRIGHT OPEN GARDEN icon and was highly recommended on 3AW Big Backyard in 2014. Garden lovers will delight in the splendid renowned garden, established by Norma McGown and Alma Stanhope in the 1960s. Their landscaping story is local lore and the garden is a testament to their love of beautiful European landscaping with extensive English-style dry stone walling and terracing.

LOCATION-LOCATION-LOCATION: At 77 Gavan St, you have Bright's center at your doorstep, and can try award-winning restaurants like Simone's (98 Gavan St) or Tanis (100 Gavan St) without having to drive!

FLY FISHING: Personally crafted maps with up to date information about fishing hot spots and fly-patterns are provided. A sure-fire way, to catch a local, naturally spawned trout!

PEDALLING: A healthy and refreshing way to tour the region. This means you can sample the local wines and the region's best produce in style.

HOME GODDESS/KITCHEN KING: Hate having to buy the good oils and spices for dressing your meals on your weekend away? Our kitchen supply of olive oils will complete your gourmet meals, the oils you choose for cooking we leave up to you!

LUXURY COMFORTS: You can enjoy the creature comforts of an open fireplace with wood supplied. It will keep the cottage extra warm during those cool High Country nights.

The Cottage

Mrs. Simpson is a newly renovated cottage, and has been furnished with luxury linens from the USA, toiletries from NZ and a mixture of modern and antique European furniture.

Mrs. Simpson backs onto the Ovens River and is in the heart of Bright village.

The cottage is equipped with 2 bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of 4 guests:

- 1st Bedroom with queen bed and attached private ensuite and toilet

- 2nd Bedroom with king bed (can be made into 2 singles upon request for longer stays)

- Bathroom with bath, shower and separate toilet

- Spacious, modern living area with sofa, comfy chairs, TV/DVD, Bluetooth Sound System and CD player with CDs

- Real fireplace (wood provided)

- Open plan kitchen with all the modern trappings (oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer).Vinegars, fine oils and spices provided to dress up your salad.

- Laundry with washing machine, dryer and plenty of hooks to hang up your waders or raincoats

- Large verandahs and timber decking with comfortable chairs and tables for dining or afternoon drinks

The boring bits

PETS on arrangement.

PRICING and availability is always at the discretion of the owners. Please note as Stayz has substantially increased pricing (by 400%) in recent months, all bookings, originated through Stayz only, will incur a 10% fee to cover Stayz' fees.

Upon booking we require a deposit of one night accommodation. Complete payment and bond are due 2 weeks before arrival.

Cancellation - we fully refund a booking if cancellation is made 2 weeks prior to arrival. Between 2 weeks and arrival we will retain the 1st night deposit.

Due to heritage status of Norala Garden STRICTLY NO PARTIES

Mrs Simpson at Norala Garden is Non Smoking.

Unfortunately won't accept families with children under 8, and children have to be supervised by an adult along the creek at all times. This is because Norala Garden has direct and unfenced access to Baker's Gully, which is a seasonal creek that can flow strongly at times, and contains a few deeper pools.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Clothes dryer Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Heating Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Pets allowed Stereo Towels provided Video library Washing machine
Mrs. Simpson at Norala Garden is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 16.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm, cosy and brilliant cottage. Walking distance to shops, restaurants and trails. Beautiful garden, fantastic place with everything you could want for that perfect getaway. We will certainly be returning.
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Property Stayed over the Easter Break 2016 , what a fantastic property , park the car and forget about it , everything so close , the dogs just loved the garden and swims in the river right outside the back gate , would highly recommend and yes will definitely be back . John and Annette and the two Springer Spaniels , thanks Mike and Mette.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful property We had an amazing time staying at Mrs Simpson in late June and loved the great location, open fire & gorgeous gardens. We walked everywhere & definitely plan to return in Spring or Autumn & bring our dog next time. It was very much like staying in a friends house - the kitchen supplies were top notch & very thoughtful.
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, Thanks!!!! We had an excellent stay. The location is so perfect and had everything we wanted and more! We have stayed in other places in Bright over the years and this place tops them all. The major highlight for us? The gardens, private access to the rivers . . it goes on and on. And one other thing . . . . the best bedding. It was the best! Jason and Wendy.
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful stay! Great convenient location, with the beautiful garden an attraction in itself! Very clean and comfortable stay, not to mention dog friendly (my toypoodle had a ball running around the garden and along Ovens Creek)! Could not have asked for anything more for an Easter getaway!
Date published: 2015-04-10
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