Coonara Cottage was recently bought and completely refurbished by the owners to a high standard for those who want the ultimate peaceful country retreat.
Tucked away in one of Olinda’s most prestigious streets, Coonara Cottage is a traditional weatherboard cottage surrounded by an acre of Edna Walling inspired gardens.
Stone pathways, landscaped lawns, gazebo and two outdoor dining spaces make the gardens an idyllic place to be for those who want complete privacy and space.
The house can cater for most accommodation needs from an individual or couple, or two couples sharing with up to four children. For those travelling with children, there is a trampoline in the garden and the bunkroom is equipped with toys and a change station. The quiet cul-de-sac street makes the garden a safe place to be.
The cottage features have been restored such as hardwood floors, log burning fireplace, fretwork on the walls and a traditional AGA hand built and imported from England for those who love to cook. For those who prefer more modern amenities, the kitchen is also equipped with an induction stove and electric oven, and integrated appliances include fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
The shaker style kitchen has been handcrafted with Oak bench tops and Porcelain sink, and the breakfast bar offers three bar stools for in-kitchen dining.
The cottage has been subtly decorated blending the old with new. Carefully selected antique period pieces such as a French farm dining table seating 8 with ladder-back chairs, a refurbished Victorian enamel bath adds nostalgia and charm to the newer features of the property.
The living areas have wooden floors, but the bedrooms have wool carpets for comfort. Two large bedrooms feature king-size beds with upholstered bedheads, and the third room has two sets of bunk beds for those families with children. The linen and towels are all of a new and good standard with specific linen allocated for individual rooms.
There are two bathrooms. The first has a Victorian bath, which is situated, in front of a floor to ceiling window to overlook the garden, and the frameless glass shower features a large ‘rain’ style showerhead. The second bathroom has a shower only.
The cottage has an aircon unit in the living area as well as in the master bedroom. The ducted heating system runs efficiently and the double doors leading onto the deck can be opened for additional ventilation if needed.
The entrance/ porch doubles as a handy utility room equipped with coat hooks, integrated washing machine and separate dryer – handy in those muddy or wet days.
The cottage also features a ‘sun’ room, which attracts the afternoon sun and has ultra comfy upholstered window seats running under two walls to lounge, read, sleep, play games or just look over the garden…. These seats feature pull out drawers underneath equipped with games for those rainy days or family fun.
The house has two televisions with Foxtel feed – one in the lounge and the other in the master bedroom. The owners have left a substantial DVD library for your pleasure as well as books and magazines of interest in the bookshelves.
Coonara Cottage is conveniently situated within a five minute walk to the Piranda gardens and Cloudehill gardens and restaurant, ten mins walk to the rhododendron gardens and fifteen minute stroll to Olinda Village.
We hope you find Coonara Cottage as we have intended it to be – a relaxing country retreat where the extra attention to detail and comfort helps to make your stay a memorable one, and one where you will want to return!
We hope you have a wonderful stay and would encourage you to leave feedback in the visitors book, so we can improve our offering... Warm wishes, from the owners Sharon and Sally.