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Elm Cottage Pet Friendly Retreat

Bedrooms 13
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

TRIPADVISOR - Certificate of Excellence 2017 -WINNER 2011, 2012 &2013 Best Vacation Rental

Winner Lux Hotels & Spas Most Unique Rural Retreat 2016

Winner Lux Hotels & Spas Best Pet Friendly Accommodation 2017

Winner Best Tourism Experience- TUMUT REGION

Winner-Visitor Experience-CANBERRA & CAPITAL REGION

5 INDIVIDUAL COTTAGES SET APPROX 60 METRES APART FOR PRIVACY - Perfect for family reunions and get togethers ALL cottages with Foxtel Premium package. The property is 4G accessible.

All cottages PET FRIENDLY (except Yellowbox)with dogs allowed inside the cottage. . , River's Edge and Red Gum cottages have secure fenced back yards. We supply dog bowls, treats and Poop bags. Dogs are most welcome inside the cottage but we do ask they do not go onto carpeted areas, and do not sleep on the furniture or bedding.

The self contained cottages overlooking the Goobarragandra River in Tumut make Elm Cottage a magical destination for a relaxing holiday, just 4 hours drive from Sydney and 5 and a half from Melbourne.

Elm Cottage is set on 62 acres, with over 2 miles of river frontage and is a pet friendly property which takes you away from city life and helps you to slow down and enjoy nature at its own pace. It is your home away from home.

Enjoy a drink on the balcony and watch the sheep and cows meander past, take a stroll along the two miles of river bank, fish for trout, swim at our private sandy beach, and in the evening, with crystal clear skies, enjoy some stargazing, then curl up to sleep to the sounds of the river below.

Whether you're on your honeymoon, looking for a fishing, golfing or skiing holiday, celebrating a special occasion, on business, meeting up with family and friends or just looking for an unforgettable spot to relax and unwind, Elm Cottage provides the atmosphere to help you recharge your batteries.

Being located approximately halfway between Sydney & Melbourne it is a great halfway point to meet up with family and friends.

Want to learn FLY FISHING FOR TROUT? then spend a half day with Dave Ducker's fly fishing lessons and guiding. Learn about: rod set up. casting, Entomology, Flies (usage), stream craft and equipment required. Call David or Deb to organize.

Go Horse riding with the family at Argalong Trail rides and enjoy the natural scenery and wildlife of the Argalong foot hills in the Snowy Mountains.


RIVER GUM cottage sleeping 7 ( AAA Tourism 4.5 Star rating) has 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed with private ensuite and walk in robe, the second bedroom has a king bed, both of these rooms have sliding doors leading out on to the balcony and the third bedroom has a bunk bed and single bed.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave etc., separate dining room, lounge room with TV, DVD and CD player, limited Wi-Fi on request and docking station along with 3 bathrooms.

Reverse cycle heating & cooling, full bathroom with bath, and laundry with washing machine, dryer plus another shower and toilet. On your private balcony looking directly over the river, you have your own gas BBQ and outdoor setting.

From $345pn for 4 adults $50 per night extra person, Min 2 night stay

RED GUM (AAA 4.5 Star Rating) - sleeps 4 adults, has a king size bed in the master bedroom with private ensuite and spa bath, and the second bedroom has two king single beds also with ensuite.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave etc., separate dining room, lounge room with TV, DVD, VCR, and CD player plus limited Wi-Fi on request.

Full reverse cycle air conditioning and a laundry with washing machine and dryer. You have a huge balcony with BBQ and outdoor setting overlooking the river below.

From $325pn. Min 2 night stay

BLUE GUM (AAA 4 Star) - sleeps 2 adults & 2 young children, has a queen size bed and a bunk bed.

Lounge, eat in area, fully equipped kitchen, laundry with washing machine and dryer, and bathroom with shower.

Full reverse cycle air conditioning, with TV, DVD, VCR, and CD player plus limited Wi-Fi on request. You also have a large balcony with BBQ overlooking the river below.

From $245pn with a minimum 2 night stay.

RIVER'S EDGE -The cottage was built in 1905 and is just 18 metres from the river. It has a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bath and separate shower, ensuite bathroom with master bedroom, reverse cycle air conditioning in lounge room with TV, DVD and Foxtel. There is no Wi-Fi in this cottage due to poor reception.

4 bedrooms, two bedrooms with king size beds, one with queen bed and the third bedroom has a single bed. Laundry with washing machine and dryer.

A half an acre fully fenced back yard for your dogs to play in whilst you are out and about exploring the region.

Balcony overlooking the gardens and river, plus your own outdoor setting and BBQ. Campfire(firepit) close to the river for your enjoyment.

4 adults $325, 6 adults $425. Extra person $50 per night

Yellowbox cottage (5 Star)has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The ensuite is a disabled designed bathroom and the main bathroom has shower and corner spa bath with separate toilet. The cottage has two bedrooms, that can be easily configured for with two large king beds that can be separated to provide for 4 single king beds. The cottage has a gourmet kitchen with dishwasher, microwave etc., plus separate dining room with seating for 10, lounge room with TV, (Foxtel Premium Package)and limited Wi-Fi on request. Full reverse cycle air conditioning and internal laundry with washing machine and dryer. A very large enclosed balcony with BBQ and outdoor setting with 180 degree views of the river below.

4 adults $420 per night


Free limited Wi-Fi and docking station in River Gum, Blue Gum and Red Gum cottages.

Property 4G accessible.

Tea, coffee, sugar provided in cottages. Due to so many varieties please provide your own milk.

Quality linen & towels provided.

Breakfast hampers available from $35 (for 2 people). Includes sausages, bacon, eggs, tomato, juice, toast & jam.

Anniversary/Birthday/Romantic hampers can be organised for your special getaway break.

A CD, DVD, and book library is available so you can pick a movie or movies to watch and just return on your departure. We have a large selection for both adults and children.


Elm Cottage is located 14kms from the township of Tumut, and 35 kms south of Gundagai, in the Snowy Mountains, and is approximately halfway between Sydney & Melbourne.

On arriving in Tumut take the Snowy Mountains Highway towards Cooma. Take a left hand turn into Tumut Plains Road just after Tumut 5ways Art Society building. After crossing the one lane heritage bridge then another small bridge, take the next road to your left - Little River Road. Follow Little River Road until you reach the Goobarrgandra River (7.2kms) then take a right at the gate and continue along the dirt road 1.5kms. You will see our signs to Elm Cottage


Elm Cottage is just a short drive from Mt Selwyn snowfields, which is perfect for young families and the less experienced skiers. It has breathtaking winter scenery and some of the best ski runs Mother Nature has to offer. It provides a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, service that makes you feel at home and totally modern facilities.

Activities within the Tumut region are numerous ranging from golf, fishing, skiing, bushwalking, mountain bike riding, horseriding, canoeing and kayaking to panning for gold. You can even go along to Air Escape and try the ultimate freedom of powered hang gliding.

Interested in learning to go 'fly fishing'. enquire about our special package deals for beginners and experienced fishermen.

The Tumut Region offers something for everyone year round, or alternatively you can just stay at the property and relax.

Kosciuszko National Park is 690,000 hectares of diverse natural landscape and just a short drive from Elm Cottage. Bushwalking, mountain bike riding, picnicking, fishing, caving, car touring, canoeing, and horse riding are just some of the activities you can undertake within the Park.

Include a visit to Yarrangobilly Caves and discover some of the most beautiful and ornate caves in Australia. Take a guided or self guided cave tour, then take a swim in the termal pool (a pleasant 27 degrees celcius). The caves are open every day except Christmas Day.

Blowering Dam is where Ken Warby set the world water speed record and is just 10 minutes from Elm Cottage. Here you can go water skiing, windsurfing and it is a great spot for fishing enthusiasts with rainbow trout, brown trout, golden perch, cod and refin to be caught.

Talbingo just 30 minutes drive from the property is the birthplace of famous Australian author Miles Franklin. It is a picturesque township nestled by the shore of lake Jourama. It is also home to the Tumut 3 Power Station, the largest of the power stations in the Snowy Mountains Scheme, and visitors are welcome to view the static display.

Batlow 30 minutes away is famous for its apple, cherry and stonefruit orchards plus its large native and softwood forests which not only add visual appeal to the area, but like orcharding contribute significantly to the town\\'s economy. The Hume & Hovell Lookout provides spectacular views of Blowering Valley and Lake.

Adelong a heritage town famous for its goldming past is just 40 minutes from Elm Cottage. In Autumn & Spring artists flock to the township to capture on canvas and film the colours of stately trees plus the diverse beauty of the hills, valleys and country properties.

Tumbarumba with its wineries, the Boggy Creek show and the Berry Farm reknown for its pancakes are an hour from the property.

More Details

David & Deborah Sheldon
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018


Tumut Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 11 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 12 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 13 - 5 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • skiing


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Elm Cottage Pet Friendly Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend in the rivers edge cottage. Huge backyard for our dog to explore and fun places to take him for walks. Was so nice waking up to the sound of the river. Deb and David were very helpful and set up wood for us to make a bonfire (although we didn't get around to it this time). Couldn't believe how beautiful and green it was out there and is just a really nice place to get away, relax and escape it all. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moruya, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay with our two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to sit back relax and let all of the stresses of day to day life fade away. The cottage was clean and modern. The owners clearly take a lot of pride in their cottages. We were warmly welcomed. Thank you for sharing your property and making our stay wonderful. I would recommend Elm Cottage to anyone looking to escape. Great for families or a couples retreat. Can't wait to stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Great holiday location

  • 5 of 5

Great location on the river, quiet and peaceful. Cottage was very comfortable, clean and had a well equipped kitchen. Relaxing sitting on the veranda looking at the view.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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NSW, Australia

Clean, comfortable, very friendly, beautiful prop

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, would have liked to stay for whole week. Did not want to leave. Best view from kitchen window I have ever seen. Would love to go back in summer and stay much longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are so pleased to be able to provide the comforts of home and give you a truly regional experience. It is so hard to put into words the description of the view from the kitchen, thankyou.
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South Australia, Australia

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Elm Cottage, so very comfortable, a home away from home. Loved the deck with the flowing river at our door step. Lovely garden for our Standard Poodle to run in. Sadly for my husband too warm for trout but he did try.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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