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Stroudover Cottage - A Bega Valley Getaway in a...

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

RELAX & UNWIND in our self-contained, well-appointed cottage in the serene and beautiful Bega Valley.

Stroudover Cottage is a contemporary, two-bedroom, purpose-built guest house in a quiet setting, providing self-catering holiday accommodation to discerning guests who expect the comforts of home, while enjoying a relaxing holiday in the beautiful countryside of the Bega Valley. The cottage is located on a fully fenced six acre property and offers spectacular pastoral views to the surrounding mountains.

Stroudover Cottage is located near Bemboka at the foot of Brown Mountain, two hours drive from Canberra and about 40-50 minutes drive to the dog-friendly beaches of the Sapphire Coast making it an ideal base to explore the local attractions...and then escape from the hubbub to the tranquility of the property.

Stroudover Cottage is a dog-friendly property and you are welcome to bring along your well-trained companion dog(s), but we ask that you bring your dog's own bedding and that flea/tick treatments and vaccinations are current. Dogs are allowed inside the cottage, if they are allowed in your own home. However, regardless of their home 'rights', they are not allowed on the furniture, or in the bedrooms of the cottage.

The gardens of Stroudover Cottage and the whole 6 acre property of Stroudover are fully fenced, providing you with peace of mind if your dog is an escape artist.

Please note that dogs must be supervised at all times.

This means, so that there are no misunderstandings, dogs are not left alone in the cottage whilst the owner pops out for the day, nor are they left alone, either for the day or just generally loose, in either the cottage gardens or 2 acres of paddock surrounding the cottage.

While staying at the cottage, you can also indulge in a multi-course gourmet meal or take part in special cooking events. These are arranged through correspondence prior to arrival. For more details contact the owner.

For your comfort, smoking is not allowed in the cottage, but you may smoke on the verandah, if you wish.

Our style at Stroudover Cottage is luxury rural country and as such our accommodation is not suited for children under 12 years of age.

The Cottage

Stroudover Cottage features raked ceilings, wood wainscoting in the lounge/dining area, tiled floors throughout, reverse-cycle airconditioning, ceiling fans in each room, and a Eureka wood-burning stove for those chilly nights. There is also a radio/CD player, a TV and DVD player, and numerous books and games for our guests' entertainment.

Large north-facing windows, one with a glass sliding door out to the verandah, provide stunning views of the mountains. When the sun shines, a 5kW solar power generation system supplies clean, green electricity to the cottage; and solar panels on the roof provide your hot water from the 20,000 litre rainwater tank. It is most wonderful to drink, although some bottled drinking water is provided for those who prefer it.

The Master bedroom, with views to the north, contains a king-sized bed, built-in wardrobe, bedside tables, lamps, chair and rugs. The second bedroom also contains a king-sized bed, comprising of two mattresses each with their own doona, built-in wardrobe, bedside tables, lamps and rugs. Quality linen and towels are supplied and included in the tariff.

There is a modern, tiled bathroom containing a shower, toilet and vanity.

The fully-sized and equipped kitchen features ample storage and bench top space, an electric cooker with 4 hotplates and fan-forced oven, a single (stand-alone) induction cook top, an Anova sous vide precision cooking device, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, Pod style coffee machine, and a pantry with plenty of storage for guest supplies. There is ample crockery, cutlery, pots and pans and various other kitchen equipment for the gourmet cook.

The laundry alcove has a 7 kg front-loader washing machine and a dryer.

The lounge/dining area has a comfortable sofa, coffee table and an extendable dining table seating up to eight people....& did I mention we have the best pet-proofed fencing in Australia...

Please note:

Guests accidental breakage or damages to property need to be reimbursed prior to departure

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Bemboka, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests


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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Normanhurst, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We wanted somewhere Mum, Dad, 17 and 15 could relax, enjoy some country scenery and bring our three canine buddies with us. Stroudover Cottage was just heaven for all of us. Comfortable, incredibly clean, warm, peaceful and surrounded by a huge safe yard for the dogs. We have stayed in lots of holiday rentals and it had one of best kitted-out kitchens we had ever seen. We enjoyed a walk into Bemboka for a yummy pie, a drive to Candelo markets and exploring the boardwalk around Merimbula Lake - plus spending many hours sipping on wine and contemplating the hills of the South East Forests National Park which surround the property like a huge natural amphitheatre. Patrick and Heike were lovely hosts and close by if needed - many thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Bonython, ACT

peaceful, relaxing - spend time with your dogs

  • 5 of 5

I had an enjoyable few days with my two dogs in June 2016. The peace and quiet and beauty of Stroudover Cottage are a balm to the soul. It has great facilities and loved playing with the fire. It is very easy to spend time there and just relax. It was fantastic for the dogs as they were able to potter around freely and enjoy all the new smells. Will definitely be back :-)

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Julie, I hope to see you and your dogs back again soon.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Fantastic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Stroudover. The cottage is everything all the reviews promise. Well set out, well kitted and wonderful hosts. It is easy to access the delights of the region. Patrick has thought of everything.

The fact that we could spend this special time away with our pups was excellent. They absolutely loved the garden and the gorgeous Stroudover girls.

We were also spoilt to an awesome 5 course meal prepared right in the cottage by Patrick which was sensational!

We will be back for the cheese course:)

  • Review Submitted: 06/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this property and highly recommend it to anyone wanting to see the beautiful areas around Bemboka! Patrick , Heike and their beautiful pups welcomed us and our pups to share their home! The kitchen is very well kitted, the cottage is like a home away from home and the access to the stunning Sapphire Coast and all its treats was fabulous! We also treated ourselves to an absolutely sensational 5 course meal cooked by Chef Patrick, mind blowing!

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Simply gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

Stroudover is fabulous. Relax and recharge in this great house and setting. If you have your canine buddies with you, they will love it too (and you'll relax knowing that the fences are definitely dog proof). Stroudover is one of my 'get away' places.

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Kiama NSW

Relaxation Plus!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Stroudover for a long weekend recently with our two bearded collie puppies.

The property was perfect for our needs. It is situated in a beautiful part of the valley, far enough away that you enjoy the stillness and beauty but close enough to Bega to have conveniences when you need them. The cottage also has everything you need (in fact it was almost more comfortable than home).

We have travelled a little with our dogs and find that whilst some properties allow pets, very few are really pet-friendly.

Our dogs gave Stroudover 5 WOOFS - the great fenced acreage, tiled floors, outdoor covered areas and some on-site playmates meant they had a great time, and we didn't have any hard work. I've never seen them so tired.

From Stroudover we were able to do a lovely half day trip to some of the beautiful beaches and loop back via smaller country hamlets.

Patrick was welcoming and friendly. Our only regret was driving away on Sunday - you'll want to stay for a week and get to sample the cooking!

  • Review Submitted: 05/05/2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Rates & Availability


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

    Optional Costs
    B'fast Hamper for 2: $35 per night
    3 course dinner from: $120 per person
    With up to 8 courses: $220 per person
    Per animal Pet Rate : $5 per night
    Christmas Period Bnd: $250 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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