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Turkey's Nest - White Gum Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 70 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Cosy cottage in the rainforest

Nestled in 15 acres of tranquil rainforest just 35km north-west of Brisbane, Turkey's Nest is a perfect retreat from the bustle of city life, close to the city, yet a world away!

You will feel the cares of everyday life slip away as you settle into your private, cosy guest cottage nestled on the edge of the rainforest.

White Gum Cottage is totally private and self contained, with dining area, lounge, verandah and a fully equipped kitchen. A former forestry cottage, it has a delightful rustic charm, combined with all the modern conveniences you would expect to make your stay comfortable.

The cottage contains two bedrooms, one queen and one double, making it suitable for two couples, or for a family of four.

The view from the bedroom, dining room and kitchen could not be more relaxing, taking in the rainforest and the visiting native birds (some of which will eat from your hand). Cook up a feast in the well-equipped kitchen, which includes an espresso coffee machine. A comfy lounge is the place to sit by the fire, listen to music, play a game of Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit, drink wine, read a good book and chat., before retiring to a bed warmed by an electric blanket.

We provide all the comforts for a romantic stay, including electric blankets for those chilly winter nights, port and chocolates, music, and a selection of books and games, and an espresso coffee machine. Take a rainforest walk, stop at a local cafe, then back to your cottage for a massage, reading a book, sipping wine, a romantic candlelit meal, port and chocolates - how much more relaxing can it get?

Turkey's Nest is a wildlife refuge, registered under the Land for Wildlife scheme, and as such we cannot accept pets.

While Brisbane swelters in summer heat, Mount Glorious (620m above sea level and surrounded by D'Aguilar National Park) is pleasantly cool (be sure to bring a jumper, as temperatures average 6 degrees less than Brisbane at all times). On chilly winter nights, as mists waft through the forest, relax by a cosy fireplace, where you'll find a CD player and range of CDs, ipod docking station, a selection of books and games, complimentary port and home-made chocolates.

A short stroll to the tranquil village of Mt. Glorious offers bush walking in the rainforest of D'Aguilar National Park, three cafes, a quality restaurant with stunning views over the valley below, and a unique sculpture garden.

Turkey's Nest is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the tranquility in the company of someone special.

To extend the experience, we may be able to arrange early check-in or late check-out (subject to other bookings). Please enquire when you book.

Massages with local practitioners are available by prior arrangement. Contact us for details. How much more relaxing can it get?

Planning a wedding at Mount Glorious? We have a second cottage on the property, and a guest suite at our house. See our Home Away listings #9186192 Rose Gum Cottage and #9186237 Macadamia Rainforest Suite.

Sustainable living

At Turkey’s Nest we aim to minimise our impact on the environment. Our house and cottages have solar-assisted power. Environmentally friendly features include:

• Using environmentally friendly cleaning products.

• Use of natural, chemical-free hand and body washes

• Water efficiency & storage ensuring no dependence on bought (town) water

• Reuse of timber milled on site for floors, bench tops, wall linings, etc

• Use of recycled materials wherever possible.

• Worm-based waste-water system

• Natural building materials (light earth, stone, aged timber), blending with the environment

• Using zero or low VOC paints and finishes on all new internal surfaces

• Being able to offer our guests home grown produce whenever possible

• Buying Fair Trade goods, which offer a better deal to farmers in the developing world.

• Maximum recycling of household waste including composting.

Our ongoing commitment is to ensure peace and quiet and comfort for our guests within the confines of these principles, so that they may experience the tranquillity of this place and the beauty of a sustainable lifestyle.

More Details

Rosemary & Russell Cuthbertson
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, french
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

We bought the property in 2003 and loved the warm welcoming atmosphere and the fabulous setting, surrounded by nature. We spent some time renovating it to preserve the original details but provide a comfortable and well-appointed living space. We have spent many weeks living in our own accommodation, constantly checking the fine details to ensure every need is catered for.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Mount Glorious, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Turkey's Nest is a place of peace and tranquility. Please respect the rights of other guests on the property to a peaceful stay.
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • forests
  • winery tours
The walking tracks of D'Aguilar National Park, plus local restaurant and cafes are all within a short walk of the cottage. Mount Glorious is 45mins drive from Brisbane CBD.


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Turkey's Nest - White Gum Cottage
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews

A place to truly relax

  • 5 of 5

It was not pretentious but an authentic cottage place to truly relax. A great place to spend quality time with your love ones, that naturally shuts down a lot of distractions in our lives.

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jose, I'm glad you enjoyed White Gum Cottage. We take great pride and delight in Turkey’s Nest, and are always happy when people enjoy it as much as we do. We enjoy meeting the many travellers who come to Mount Glorious to relax and spend a quiet time together, and savour a forest environment so close to the city. I hope you are able to return.
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Mount Glorious, Queensland, Australia

Lovely place to stay and unwind.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time in the White Gum Cottage. Everything we needed to have a great stay was provided. The fire place was wonderful. It was so nice to get away from the city life.

  • Review Submitted: 14/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Hayley, I'm glad you enjoyed White Gum Cottage. We love our glorious mountain environment, and enjoy sharing it with others. Rose and Russell
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Boambee East, New South Wales, Australia

Cosy and quiet

  • 4 of 5

A nice time away, beautiful views and quiet surroundings. Very warm with under-floor heating and fireplace.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ashley, I'm glad you enjoyed our beautiful Macadamia Suite. It is a different experience from the cottages, but just as relaxing and cosy for our cold mountain nights! Rose and Russell
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cosy cabin getaway in the beautiful rainforest of Mt Glorious. Cabin has everything you need for a relaxing weekend. Very close to some wonderful walks through the national park. We came back relaxed, renewed and engaged!

  • Review Submitted: 21/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kate. We love sharing our beautiful mountain retreat - it's a beautiful part of the world. Congratulations on your engagement - I'm glad Rose Gum Cottage wove its romantic spell on you! Rose and Russell
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What an amazing experience!My wife and I enjoyed the peace and tranquility of Turkey's nest. We need

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience!My wife and I enjoyed the peace and tranquility of Turkey's nest. We needed to get away from the business of work and schedules and Turkey's nest was the perfect getaway.Rose and Russel has created a home away from home. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Turkey's Nest went beyond expectation - although simple, it was one of the nicest places I have ever

  • 5 of 5

Turkey's Nest went beyond expectation - although simple, it was one of the nicest places I have ever stayed. Comfortable and homely, with everything you need to make a lovely dinner for yourself, or close enough to walk to a gorgeous restaurant for lunch. Honestly the best shower I've ever used in my life and the claw foot bath was also amazing. Everything you need is provided for thoughtfully - Rose and Russell are lovely and have excellent taste in port and chocolate! A two night stay felt like a two week holiday - we were very sad to leave but happy it's so close so we can come back!

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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