News and other happenings

Mid week discounts.  

Original  (timber) Cottage has discounts for two days or longer stays and is cheaper midweek.
Kookaburra Cottage often has mid week discounts too.
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. Modern kitchen including induction cooktop and dishwasher. Many eco features including double glazing throughout, eco plywood surfaces, “zero voc” paints used and “ecolinen” brand organic cotton bed linen provided.

Filled with lovely natural light from the large “window walls”. Second bedroom has two single beds that can zip together to make a King size bed option. Also its own ensuite bathroom so suit children or second couple etc. Check availability on booking button above.

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!

ECO news…


in 2016 we installed double glazed windows in the lounge (old timber cottage) after reading Alan Cuthberton’s excellent website article:

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!


3.0 kWh Solar panel system installed to roof of timber cottage.
Not enough to provide for all our needs, particularly in the Winter months,
so 100% GreenPower accredited renewable energy purchased since then as an eco friendly backup.

ANNUAL or monthly events…

* Beaufort Market (first Saturday each month)  Facebook page

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

* Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally: November & May

Photos from the May 2013 rally  via Flickr