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Elouera Garden Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 60 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property


Elouera Cottage offers a high standard of appointment (4.5 star self-rated) and environmentally friendly accommodation for upto 3 persons. From its limestone construction and natural wool insulation, to its water wise and energy efficient appliances; your comfort is assured. Elouera Cottage's fresh filtered water is sourced from clean rainwater tanks while all energy needs are met by an onsite grid connected solar power system, ensuring your stay is carbon wise. Grey waste water is re-used on the gardens, while inside; your accommodation is fully furnished in natural and organic materials, such as pure wool carpet, natural paint finishes, natural leather furniture and organic linen.

Elouera cottage has a relaxed calming ambience. The extensive use of timber framed windows let the natural light in while drawing the eye to the bush framed cottage garden and your own BBQ patio area.


Attention to detail in sustainable living at Elouera started at the design phase, with the careful selection of natural building materials during construction and renovations, to the regular use of natural and safe cleaning products for maintenance and care. At Elouera, we pride ourselves on avoiding the use of harmful synthetic chemicals, using resources wisely and minimising waste.

Sorry No Pets Permitted.


Country residential accommodation set in a peaceful bush cottage garden and only a short 12-18 minute drive to Queanbeyan City & Canberra Airport. Elouera Cottage is also only 25 minutes drive from Canberra's CBD and most of Canberra's regional attractions. Wineries, restaurants, galleries, Sparrow Hill mountain bike trails, Tallaganda National Park and the local village of Bungendore with its famous Woodworks Gallery are within easy reach.

For Australian Defence Force staff and visitors, the Australian Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC) is located only a few km's away, and approximately a 20 minute drive via road to the main entrance or 5 minute drive to the rear HQJOC access road.

Walking distance to Tibetan Buddhist Virupa Retreat Centre.


60m2 stone & brick cottage, 2 bedrooms with separate living space; featuring high ceilings, large cedar windows and French doors, modern kitchen, separate bathroom and laundry.

Free WiFi & Internet TV.

Complimentary starter pack of continental breakfast provisions.

Undercover car accommodation.

Main bedroom with Queen Bed and 2nd bedroom with a King Single Bed, maximum of 3 persons.

Fully equipped kitchen with quartz stone bench top and modern European stainless steel appliances.

Dining and Living spaces are furnished with luxurious leather furniture, flat panel digital TV with Blue Ray home theatre system.

Updated bathroom complimenting a large modern laundry with front loader washer.

High efficiency reverse-cycle heating and air conditioning.

Outside clothes line.

BBQ Patio area.

Set in rural bushland, east of Canberra and nestled in a delightful cottage garden.

Eco-friendly features, include;

high efficiency appliances,


rain-water ,

solar power ,

solar hot water,

grey water re-used on gardens,

Natural non-toxic & zero voc paints used throughout,

100% eco-certified wool carpet with latex underlay,

non-toxic maintenance and cleaning,

natural furnishings and consumables used where possible,

organic linen,

Natural bush landscape and organic gardens.


The advertised rate is for a maximum three (3) persons with one (1) x queen-bed and one (1 ) x king-single-bed staying two (2) nights or more.

A single night stay fee and cot fee apply, please see the Rates Section on the website listing.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
1 February, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed , king size single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , queen size double
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(26 traveller reviews)

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Elouera Garden Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Elouera Garden Cottage - A Gem

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (from Adelaide) along with a friend from Melbourne had the pleasure of being accommodated for 6 days / 5 night at Sharon & Dons fantastic Elouera Cottage. We were visiting Canberra to attend a wedding and therefore were looking for a quiet, relaxing place to stay for our brief visit.

The cottage is approx 15km outside of Queanbeyan and this made the difference between a "suburban" and "rural" setting. Viva la difference! Quiet & relaxing was a given only occasionally broken the sounds of the bird life. Coupled with the ground dwelling local wildlife literally on the doorstep (well front lawn) provides a nature lover's delight.

Inside the immaculate cottage proved to be just as delightful. All the creature comforts to enable a self sufficient stay. Complimentary cereals, milk, eggs, jams, coffee, tea and some assorted condiments were provided for our arrival along with a large bowl of a variety of fresh fruits.

Facilities could not be faulted bedrooms/beds, TV, DVD (selection of DVD's provided, free WiFi, full laundry and outdoor BBQ/eating area (make use of it if weather permits and just sit back and watch the wildlife going about their business)

Only very minor "criticism" would be limited clothes hanging provision but any seasoned travel will adapt/improvise.

Impressed - we certainly were and would recommend. We are returning to Canberra for another wedding later this year and will be staying here again without even bothering to look at other alternatives.

Do yourself a favor......

  • Review Submitted: 02/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria, Australia

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Owners are very hospitable and friendly. Well presented homely

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

This little gem must be the best kept secret in Canberra. Ideally located out of the mainstream it is an oasis of calm, peace and tranquility.

The cottage is adjacent to the main homestead and is very private with its own entrance plus it's own carport.

We loved the outlook over the gardens and the very comfy beds. The cottage is beautifully furnished and well provisioned with everything needed to be fully independent for a self catered stay. The breakfast provisions are very generous with a focus on fresh and organic.

This is one to which we shall return.

  • Review Submitted: 08/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

My stay was only short but great little cottage.

Clean, tidy, peaceful and beautiful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lovely garden cottage

  • 5 of 5

If like us you don't want an apartment stay in Canberra, this is an excellent option. Lovely, comfortable and well appointed couples cottage in a wonderful garden. Hosts Sharon and Don, are generous and considerate, very keen that you enjoy your time at Elouera. If you don't mind a 15 minute drive to Queanbeyan on a good road (wildlife, including kangaroos are a hazard, so drive very carefully at night) and a further 20 minutes to central Canberra, this is a great place for a very relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: 18/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sublime hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

My reason for staying at Elouera was unfortunate - I was there to assist the wildlife that had been injured in the fires.

But without this little haven to return to at the end of the day, I would've been a wreck.

The food that Don and Sharon provided was what sustained me for the duration of my stay and they helped me wash the towels, blankets and sheets that we'd used to wrap the injured wildlife.

It was a little slice of heaven after days spent in the blackened wasteland.

The cottage was exquisite!

Thank you for your help and kindness.


Sydney Wildlife

  • Review Submitted: 13/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Canberra International Airport
Nearest Barpub
17 Kilometres
Queanbeyan City
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Queanbeyan Golf Club
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Queanbeyan or Bungendore Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
17 Kilometres
Queanbeayn City
Nearest Ski
167 Kilometres
Mount Selywn via Namadgi National Park
Nearest Beach
130 Kilometres
Batemans Bay
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Queanbeyan & Bungendore

Elouera Cottage is located in a quiet semi-rural location a short drive from Canberra. The cottage is set in a beautiful deciduous garden that changes seasonally with abundant wildlife. The village of Bungendore is about 15 minutes drive with its antique and speciality shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries, including the well known famous Bungendore Wood works gallery and local wineries.


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