News and other happenings

Mid week discounts.  

Original  (timber) Cottage has discounts for two days or longer stays. Also cheaper midweek.
Check the listed prices via the booking button.

NEW COTTAGE  (“Kookaburra Cottage”)

Opened September 2017. Two bedroooms, each with ensuite. Spacious open plan kitchen and lounge. Many eco features including double glazing throughout, eco plywood surfaces and zero VOC paints used. Filled with lovely natural light from the large “window walls”. Suit two couples or couple with children. Check availability on booking button above.

Kookaburra Cottage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRD COUNT (2017) !

Never getting around to putting scientific names to the many birds that frequent this property, we were most appreciative that Tom May was able to give us a list of 37 bird species that he saw or heard during his stay here in September.

Here is link to the e-bird website listing of his visit.

Or a  pdf version  of the bird species sighted (in groups).
Thanks Tom!

Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Spinebill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECO news…

Last year we installed double glazed windows in the lounge (old timber cottage) after reading Alan Cuthberton’s excellent website article: 
www.diydoubleglaze.com.au/theory

Every square metre of single 3 mm glass transmits the equivalent energy of an old style 60 watt light globe when the outside temperature is 10 degrees cooler than inside. Main window was nearly 3 square metres so that was a lot of energy lost particularly in the middle of a Mount Cole Winter! Alan was able to organise manufacture of double glazed units that we installed ourselves. Just remove the timber quad and existing glass, insert the new windows, a bit of silicon to gaps, replace the quad and hey presto all finished!

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Other 2017 happenings…

* Beaufort Market (first Saturday each month)  Facebook page

* Talbot Farmers Market (third Sunday each month)  Images on Flickr

* Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally: November & May  lakegoldsmithsteamrally.org.au

Photos from the May 2013 rally  via Flickr

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