Ridge Cottage is perfect for one or two people, with the option of accommodating a third person in the cosy loft space.
The cottage is a stone and timber building with a unique ferro cement roof. Inside, the upper level is a kitchen and dining area, with a sunken open plan living area below, that includes the lounge and bedroom. There is also a small loft, that can be used as a reading area, relaxation space or spare bedroom. The eco friendly compost toilet and hot shower are in a separate building two steps across the eastern verandah. You can also enjoy a breakfast or barbeque on this verandah, while admiring the views or observing the wildlife. The western verandah is a lovely spot in the afternoon and evening. The cottage is a simple, natural space that has been built to fit in with the surrounding landscape.
Rates & Bookings
The cottage is perfect for one or two people. There is the option of one person sleeping in the loft, so the cottage can take 3 people (2 in queen bed and 1 in loft). A wooden ladder needs to be climbed to enter the loft and there is limited head space so it is only suitable for children over 8 years old or agile adults.
Sunday to Thursday nights – $140 per night for 2 people.
Friday and Saturday nights – $160 per night for 2 people
It is an extra $30 per night for a third person.
10% discount for bookings of 5 nights or more.
There are no extra service or cleaning fees.
Bed linen, towels, soap, shampoo, tea and coffee are included.
We provide everything you need for a relaxing trip away. Bed linen, towels, soap, shampoo, tea and coffee are included, as well as the following:
Queen Bed (pillows, linen and quilt provided)
4 seat dining table
Gas oven, grill and 4 burner stove
Tea & coffee, plus basic cooking essentials – olive oil, salt, pepper
2 seater lounge
3 seater lounge
3 seater lounge
Wood heated combustion stove
Bedside tables with lamps
2 tallboy closests
Eco friendly composting toilet
Shower (towels/soap/shampoo provided)
Single mattress (spare bed in loft)
Outdoor dining settings
The loft in the Cottage is set up as a relaxation and reading space and can be used as a spare bedroom. You need to be agile to access the loft and be aware of your step when climbing and descending the ladder. Use the handle at the top on the timber pole for safety and support. The hatch will be open when you arrive but close it for safety and extra room once you have entered the loft. No children under the age of 8 are allowed in the loft area and children should always be supervised if they are in the loft.
The gas grill and burners need to be lit with either matches or lighter provided. To light the burners, turn on the corresponding knob and hold the lighter over the burner. To light the grill, remove the tray and aim lighter at the centre of the roof of the grill. To light the stove, turn temperature gauge on and simply click the stove ignition knob. Always remember to turn the gas knobs off after use.
A well lit fire is all you’ll need to stay warm in winter, as the walls and roof are well insulated. Wood has been provided so that you can light a fire late afternoon and burn it into the evening. When lighting the fire, scrunch up 8 -10 pieces of news paper and layer a good hand full of broken up sticks on top of the paper. Put a couple of small bits of wood on top of the sticks and light the paper. See compendium in cottage for detailed instructions on adjusting the flame. Once it is well established add a larger log or two. To avoid burning too much wood, keep the fire low, by adjusting the damper. Always keep the door to the woodstove closed properly to avoid hot ashes or burning wood to roll out and cause a fire risk.
The BBQ is available for you to use on the eastern verandah. You will need to turn the gas on at the cylinder. Use the lighter in the kitchen to light the BBQ. Please turn off after use. Please clean the BBQ after use and do not attempt to move it.
The environmently friendly composting toilet is water free. Always keep the toilet seat closed when not in use. An inbuilt fan keeps the odours away. A cup full of saw dust and a sprinkle of wood ash, from the containers next to the toilet, need to be added every day to help everything breakdown. Do not put foodscraps of any kind in the toilet. Please use the bin provided for sanitary and cosmetic products.
Rainwater is stored in the tank next to the carpark for the cottage and is gravity fed down for use in the kitchen and bathroom. The water is untreated but safe for drinking. A water filter provides you with filtered drinking water. This will need to be topped up regularly if you drink a lot. For tea and coffee, boiling the water from the tap is fine.