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Candles at Candelo - Historic circa 1880's Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Candle's is a Charming Cottage Circa 1880 nestled in the quaint village of Candelo NSW.

Most people would agree that Candelo is a " Touch Of Paradise".

Candles at Candelo is just a short 20 min drive to the Sapphire Coast.

The Cottage boasts 3 delightful and cosy bedrooms.

Featuring 1 king size bed and 2 Queen size beds. The two front rooms open onto the front verandah via the original French Doors.

The main entrance opens into the foyer and sitting room.

Displaying one of the cottages original fire places.

You will find a lovely cottage kitchen with all the modern Appliances.

The kitchen looks out into an enchanting " Secret Garden.'

Candles Cottage has all the original Yellow Box Wooden Flooring and stained glass windows to set the cottage theme.

To keep you warm the cottage has a slow combustion fire plus two other fire places.

An electric log fire has been installed in the front bedroom to add romance to the bedroom


The bathroom has a corner spa and so you can pamper yourself we have supplied lovely

bath salts and body creams.

If you would rather relax outside take a spa in our 4 person Hot Tub.

Enjoy a glass of wine under the stars for a Night of Romance.

The Cottage has a Lush and Tranquil Garden to sit and enjoy the Peace , Listen to the Native Birds,Read your Favorite Novel or play with the kids.

A reverse cycle Air Conditioner has been installed for extra comfort.

The cottage has a lovely sunken lounge area with French doors opening onto

the rear verandah and spa area. A great place for entertaining or just relaxing.

Take a 50 metre stroll to Cafes , General store and Parks.

The Cafes will entice you with their tasty creative food and great coffees.

The local tennis courts are located at the bottom of the cottages street.

Stroll across the bridge over the Candelo River to the Candelo Hotel and Bowling Club.

There you will find some wonderful home cooked meals and great cold beer.

A good selection of wines and friendly people.

Chat with the locals who are always happy to share stories of History and times of the past.

Take in some of the many sites, there are many Historical Buildings, nature walks, bike riding adventures, Old Churches,4wd Tracks and many other adventures around the local area.

Take a swim in the Candelo River there are many beautiful spots.

Find your own private paradise.

The local swimming pool is open in the warmer months.

Just a short 20 min drive and you will arrive on the Sapphire Coast, there you will find some lovely beaches and coastal towns.

Merimbula Beach,Tura Beach, Tartha Beach just to name a few.

Local attractions for the kids : Candelo Park and Flying Fox

Magic Mountain & Potaroo Palace is located just 15 mins out of town.

Merimbula funland and Whale Watching Charters.

Candelo is a very artistic town with many musicians and bands performing at the Town Hall.

The ever so popular Candelo Markets are held the first Sunday of each month.

With over 130 stall holders selling fine arts , flowers, food , Antiques, clothing and plants.

Wether your choice is to find true inner peace or fun filled adventures Candles at Candelo will not disappoint your expectations.

Stay a night , Stay a week what ever the length of time you will truly enjoy your stay.

OUR MOTTO: Is to create at least one memory that will encourage a reason to visit again.

ROMANCE PACKAGES : Are available upon request at an extra cost.

Including : Roses, wine, chocolates and candles.

Spoil your loved one or Surprise them with a Special Night upon arrival.

A Breakfast Hamper can be purchased for an additional cost of $30 , which includes Local Produce .

Eggs , Mushrooms , local bread , jams , bacon and juice.


Travelling inland along the valley of the Bega River, the road ambles through rich dairy and beef country, passing the historic pastoral estate of Kameruka, and arriving at the delightful little village of Candelo.

Candelo Built around the crossroads of Merimbula, Bega and Bombala in the early 1830s, Candelo remains a meeting place and through fare for travellers and, increasingly, musicians and artists.

Set on the banks of the Candelo River and with a population of just 300, you’ll be surprised by the local fare and busy events calendar. On the first Sunday of each month the town hosts one of the region’s oldest markets and there are regular music festivals, open recordings and performances at the historical town hall and St Peter’s Church.


The markets transform the village. In the warmer months there can be 150 traders but even in winter it’s worth going for the drive, the food and the stroll around the beautiful park (which has a flying fox!). Expect to find old wares, books, fresh produce and local products, as well as services like massage or hair dressing that you don’t see at other markets.

Where to Eat

The restored Candelo General Store is open daily for breakfast and lunch, with dinner on Friday nights. It also has a little shop that will delight people who love to cook.

Just along the road, Two Blokes Food Café and Deli is a father and son operation that produces gourmet deli products and serves them up alongside other local produce. They specialise in smoked trout pates and it all comes together beautifully in a ploughman’s lunch.

Candelo is also the home to Wheatley Lane Bread, although you can’t visit the micro-bakery you can get the bread at markets right along the Sapphire Coast and at some wholefood outlets and cafes. The artisan breads are made from cultured leaven based on a time honoured method of baking by hand in a wood fired oven.

Candelo Village Festival

Be entertained by the Candelo Arts Society (CAS)

The group behind a vibrant live music scene in Candelo, CAS meets monthly and holds regular music and variety nights in charming venues like St Peter’s Church or the Town Hall. Every two years there is a huge festival in the centre of town, the next one is 2016.

The History of Candelo

Earlier settlers of Candelo had the foresight to establish the beautiful park beside the river, and today it offers shade in summer, a spectacular colour show in Autumn and a year-round meeting place for locals and visitors. It will beckon you as you drive past, so why not stop for a while and take a walk along it’s banks.

Candelo today still retains many of its nineteenth century old buildings. Offering a warm and open reception to travellers, they are invited to share in the every day lives of the country folk.

Although bullock teams no longer pass through town and there is little need for blacksmith’s shops, a walk along these streets conjures up images of a past way of life. Venturing further afield, Candelo is surrounded by beautiful old forests and clear waterways. The Candelo Golf Course at Kameruka is living history with sand greens. The Candelo-Kameruka Bowling Club is nestled among the hills near the river,

A drive up Myrtle Mountain to the lookout is rewarded with magnificent distant views over the valley and a perfect secluded picnic spot under old trees.

South East Forests Candelo’s National Parks

The South East Forests National Park includes Tantawangalo forest and Six Mile Creek Camping and Picnic area. Camping at Six Mile Creek is a unique experience, there are only four campsites nestled amongst wet eucalypt forest but each have room for a camper trailer or van.

The undulating country changes dramatically with a steep drive up the mountain. Here you can take bush walks through old growth forest areas, go boulder hopping through the network of waterways, picnic by a creek or take exploratory drives along the forest trails.

More Details

Lee Elliott
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Candles at Candelo - Historic circa 1880's Cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Charming Cottage in Candelo

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a wonderful, quaint little cottage! It was like we had stepped back in time but with all the mod cons! So quiet and peaceful, a home away from home! The spa was awesome and the breakfast hamper was divine! Thank you Lee for allowing us to spend quality time in such a beautiful place. We'll be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Lovely Cottage with period furniture

  • 4 of 5

Candelo was an absolute find made even better by staying at the cottage. Charming and comfortable furnishings, with a lovely atmosphere to the home. Candelo Hotel serves a nice meal and the General Store has fresh local produce for sale including fantastic finger-limes. 20 minutes drive to 3 golf courses, and a hot tub on the back deck to soothe tired muscles. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: 28/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lyn, Thank you for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed my cottage and our adorable village and the surrounds. Candelo is a real Hidden Gem and Candles Cottage is one of the rare standing original Cottages that makes the Village so Special. You were all the Perfect Guests, I look forward to you returning some day. Kind Regards Lee Candles Cottage
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Adorable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Lee, we certainly loved it ,Adorable cottage,and great breakfast basket

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Quaint quality

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two nights recently. On arrival in 40degree heat, Lee had left the air conditioning on for us to walk into. A hand written note and breakfast hamper in the fridge was delightful.

The house is lovely, the spa out the back kept our sons happy in the cooler mornings and it's practically on the Main Street with friendly neighbours whom we met briefly.

Would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, Thank you for your kind review I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in our Lovely Cottage. Candelo is a relaxing place to unwind. I hope you will return again with your family. Good Luck with the house buying. Hopefully you may find something in Candelo. Cheers Lee & Dani Candles at Candelo
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

What a find !

  • 5 of 5

10/10 for comfort, care, character and a must for anyone seeking romance, peace, connection and the ease of being surrounded by beauty. Everything you could possibly need is anticipated and evidence the attentiveness of the owners of Candles at Candelo towards guests is everywhere – including lovely little ‘welcome’ and ‘thank you’ text messages from Lee. We will absolutely be returning. The location is ideal, with rolling countryside and the beach both within an easy drive. The township of Candelo is charming - be prepared to slow down your pace and enjoy! It’s a dreamy little cottage – you will not be disappointed. Thank you Lee for helping us find magic.

  • Review Submitted: 11/12/2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Teresa & Norm, Thank you very much for the kind words about Our Cottage. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and truly appreciated the Rare Unique Qualities of the Cottage and its ageing Beauty. Candelo is a Perfect place to stay and we enjoyed having you in Town. We hope to see you again. Have a Merry Christmas and New Year. Kindest Regards Lee & Dani Elliott Candles at Candelo
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Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia

Candles at Candelo - Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with an attention to every detail.

Thank you Lee & Dani

  • Review Submitted: 11/12/2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Damon & Sophia Thank you for your kind words about our Cottage . We are glad you really enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Kindest Regards Lee & Dani Elliott Candles at Candelo
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