Timber cottage, meters from pristine lake, minutes from untouched beaches & Nat. Parks. Pets allowed, WIFI and Netflix available.
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Just 3 hrs from Sydney or Canberra, Swanlake Cottage is positioned on a big bush block, right across from the crystal clear waters and sandy beaches of Swan Lake. The quiet village of Swanhaven lies about 3 km from Sussex Inlet and is surrounded by Nat. Parks.
The timber-clad rustic cottage has a large private garden, frequented by a multitude of birds and other animals. Three bedrooms sleep up to 8 people. It has fly-screens on all windows and doors and stays cool without carbon emissions under the tree cover. There is no air conditioning.
The house features timber floors and original paintings, is furnished with retro timber furniture and has a warm, lived-in feel.
It has a fully-equipped kitchen, integrated into a dining area with a dishwasher, gourmet gas stove, oven, microwave, fridge (second fridge in laundry), toaster, kettle, bread maker and all the kitchen equipment you might need, including a store of basic cooking ingredients, such as spices, tea, coffee, oil and vinegar etc. in case you forgot to bring some crucial item.
On colder days, a slow combustion fireplace in the main living area heats the whole house (wood is provided).
There is a piano, a big flat screen digital smart TV (with on demand and Netflix option), DVD and CD player with USB input, a radio, games, a few toys and a filled bookshelf.
There is a telephone in the house as well as unlimited broadband and a Netflix subscription.
The uniquely styled bathroom has a full-sized bathtub and plenty of hot water. The laundry has a washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board.
You can choose to either clean the house yourself before you leave or let us do it for you for an additional charge of $75. You also have the option of getting us to make your beds and supply your sheets and towels for $30 p/p our bring your own.
Relax Body and Soul
One of the main features of the property is the big secluded garden, with a little pond, old gum trees, tree ferns, orchids and lilies. There are many places already set up for you to sit down and relax and further spots for your sun chair to move with the sun. Forget about time on the all weather undercover front veranda or the "winter veranda" which both look out towards the lake, or seek total privacy on the partly covered back veranda. Here you can also have a wood-fired BBQ and eat at the table setting on the deck. The fully fenced back garden also features another fire place. The use of our Hobie canoe (2 1/2 people) for trips on the lake and one bicycle are included in the deal.
The holiday village of Swanhaven is a sleepy bush settlement straight out of the 1960's. It is a paradise for nature lovers.
At Swanlake Cottage you can watch the sun set over the lake from the cosy front veranda, take the kids for a safe swim on the sandy beaches of the pristine lake, paddle a canoe across its shallow waters, go to the playground on the way or take off for a surf on one of the nearby untouched beaches. There are fishing spots on the lake, ocean and nearby creeks and rivers. The more active can also discover plenty of bush-walks in the surrounding National Parks and Nature Reserves.
If you are bringing your motor boat please stick to the designated boat ramps and speed limits. There are black swans and a great number of other birds breeding in the shallow parts of the lake.
A 15 minute walk along the lake or a short trip in the car brings you to the untouched beaches of Wreck Bay, where dolphins and whales pass by while you relax under your umbrella or on your surf- or body-board. There is a Surf Life Saving Club in Sussex Inlet with a surf reef at the tip of the head and a calm swimming spot at Berrara Beach.
Sussex Inlet has a few cafes and restaurants, a supermarket, bottle shop, bank, pub, boat rentals, RSL club and even an old fashioned cinema. There is a market every second weekend. The caravan park on the main road to Sussex has a takeaway, a small shop and a laundry. There is a bus route to Sussex Inlet and Nowra and a taxi operator in town.
Swanhaven is surrounded by National Parks. Plenty of outings to either the coastal National Parks or the Great Dividing Range with, for example, Ben Boyd Lookout or Pigeon House Mt walks, or the coastal towns such as Ulladulla, Milton, Batemans Bay, etc. are very attractive. At Jervis Bay, located just north of this area, you can go on Whale watching and Dolphin tours, as well as diving expeditions.
There are maps and some informational brochures in the house.