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Pether Cottage - Foxtel - Mt Selwyn-Yarrongobilly

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Pether Cottage - Foxtel - Pets - Mt Selwyn - Yarrongobilly - Walk - Fish - Boats

Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Allnutt - Photographer


Pether Cottage is a two bedroom, self-contained cottage that sleeps up to 10 people, with beautiful views of the surrounding hills and a glimpse of Jounama Dam.


***  3 Daikin air-conditioners for cooling and heating in both bedrooms and the lounge room

***  Fully equipped kitchen, laundry and bathroom

***  TV & DVD player in the lounge room

***  FOXTEL – No WiFi

***  Main bedroom with Queen bed

***  Second bedroom with two holiday bunks (two single beds up top and two double beds below

***  Lounge room contains a double sofa bed and there is room for two single foam mattresses

***  Sun room / Laundry contains a double sofa bed

***  BBQ and outdoor entertaining area

***  We supply doonas and pillows for all beds

***  BYO bed linen i.e. bed sheets, pillow cases, towels and washers

Relaxing at Pether Cottage is easy with the benefits and facilities of the ski lodge, golf course and country club and general store within a 10-minute walk. You can sit and watch the birds and kangaroos as well as other native wildlife at dawn and dusk around Talbingo.


David & Hilary, owner/managers, invite you and your family to relax and enjoy your holiday at Pether Cottage.

Nearby we have a great dining option at the Talbingo Country Club (500 m walk). There is also a supermarket (500 m walk) where you can buy everything you need for your stay. Supermarkets and shops at Tumut are only 45 km drive (30 minutes).

Surrounded by some of the most sensational scenery, there is so much to see and do in the Snowy Mountains area, and you can experience it all from Pether Cottage.


More Details

David and Hilary Harris
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About David and Hilary Harris


Welcome to Aussie Chillout

Modest Accommodation Around Australia without Booking Channel or Property Manager Fees by BOOKING DIRECT

We (David and Hilary Harris) are the owners of all 7 listed properties on Aussie Chillout. Please check them out. We are not property managers. We own and manage our own properties.

Brief Personal History: Hilary and I (David) have been married for 30 years with 3 adult sons and 2 grand daughters. Currently live in the Hunter Valley NSW. Hilary originally was born in South Africa and emigrated with her family to Australia when she was 10 years old. Primarily we have both worked in aged care and disability services. I (David) gave up salary work in 2014 to focus on the business of short stay holiday rentals. I (David) love wearing Hawaiian Shirts as I consider this my dream business as I can Travel and Work at the same time. Working Holiday!

Travel History: We love travelling around Australia and cruising on the high seas. In the last several years we have done a lot of overseas travel to the following places: Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, UAE, Singapore, Taiwan and South Africa. Looking forward to a trip to Canada in September 2018. So we understand the needs of guests in travel and accommodation.

Holiday Rental History: We started with one holiday rental in 2004 and increased to 7 holiday rentals in 2014, which is where we currently stand. Eternally grateful to other online booking channels over the last 14 years to be successful. But we want want to take the business to the next level. Thus in February / March 2018 we have registered a company: Aussie Chillout Pty Ltd and have created this web site.

We don’t want to rely solely on online booking channels. Guests don’t have to pay booking channel or property manager fees. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to message or contact us.

David and Hilary Harris purchased this cottage in 2004


Talbingo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - combination tub/shower , Shower in Deep Bath with Vanity
    Toilet - toilet , Toilet in Separate Room to Bathroom. Off Laundry / Sunroom
  • Bath Room is modest but practical
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Sunroom / Laundry - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Double Sofa Bed that can be folded out
    Lounge Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Double Sofa Bed that can be folded out
    Main Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 Queen Bed
    2nd Bedroom - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 Single Foam Mattresses Under Bunks; Living Area, 2D & 2S
  • We can sleep up to 10 guests but it is very cosy. Laundry / Sun room and Lounge room can be used for sleeping if you choose.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.2352943 based on 51 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Nice comfy cottage. Plenty of room for all of us. Backyard great to hang out in. The house has everything you need. So great we could take our dog. Plenty of wildlife about which we loved. Close to snowfields and great walks close by as well.We were lucky to catch the markets whilst we were there. A lovely time of year to visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent budget accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable warm home and great location for mountains.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for our stay. It was a Dads weekend with our two eldest daughters (6 of us in total) and we had a ball. Stunning drive into Talbingo and what a beautiful part of Australia. Lovely drive to Mt Selwyn, we even saw wild brumbies each day.

Well worth staying at if you are thinking of a snow trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Beautiful homely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for our stay at Pethers cottage. It was a warm fun house for our family and it was beautiful to be able to bring our furry friend with us to. There was plenty of space to hang snow gear and the kitchen was full of so much appliances which made cooking easy. The nature was beautiful with Kangaroos and Rosellas surrounding. The house was very clean on arrival. Thank you again so much, we can't wait for our next snow holiday x

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Talbingo, New South Wales, Australia

Great property

  • 5 of 5

Loved it, heaps of space for the family. Great heating, it was so warm during winter. I'd definitely stay againf

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

love the air-conditions. good location. value for money.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
47 Kilometres
Tumut Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Talbingo Country Club
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Talbingo Country Club
Nearest Train
137 Kilometres
Junee Train Station
Nearest Motorway
77 Kilometres
Hume Highway Gundagai
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Talbingo Country Club - Chinese
Nearest Ski
62 Kilometres
Mount Selwyn Snowfields
Nearest Beach
3.7 Kilometres
Jounama Creek
Other Activities:

Selwyn Snowfields

Talbingo offers a lot for visitors apart from the snow regions. There is fishing and water sports, swimming, golf, tennis and bush walking tracks as well as 4WD tracks through Kosciusko National Park and Bargo State Forest. If you feel like kicking back and relaxing with a round of golf, the Talbingo Country Club has a 9-hole course.

Talbingo is at the centre of the mighty Snowy Mountains Scheme – one of the great engineering feats in the world, and the Tumut 3 Power Station which is the largest power station in the Snowy Mountains Scheme and the largest hydro-electric power station in Australia.

The town is the birthplace of award winning author Miles Franklin. Ken Warby currently holds the water speed record for motorboat racing on Blowering Dam.

If you’re in the mood for sightseeing, Talbingo is an easy drive from many of our popular tourist attractions.

The Selwyn Snowfields are just under an hour’s drive through national park. This is the premier learn to ski and family snow recreation area in NSW. Located in the beautiful Kosciusko National Park, you will love learning how to ski, snowboard, snow tube or toboggan. Snow gear can be hired at Talbingo goPLAYoutside.

On your way, make sure you visit Yarrangobilly Caves, one of the most wonderful limestone cave systems in Australia. You can either take a self-guided tour through the South Glory Cave or join a guided tour of the Jersey Cave or Jillabenan Cave. There are a number of other bush walks at Yarrangobilly Caves, including the Thermal Pool Walk where you’ll find a natural spring permanently heated to 27 degrees – this is an amazing experience in winter where you can laze back in the warm water while snow is blanketing the ground around you.

The whole Yarrangobilly area is a haven for photographers and artists so make sure you check out the River Walk and the Bluff Lookout as well as the caves.

Another favourite is the Buddong Falls, just a 50 km drive away, crossing the Blowering Reserve and through the Buddong State Forest. Alternatively, you can follow the Blowering Reserve into Tumut and then back down in the Buddong State Forest. Here you’ll find an easy 400 metre return walk from the picnic area to the top falls, and a steeper 1.6 km return walk to the bottom falls.

For longer walks, there is the Hume and Hovell Walking Track which you can trek parts of the track. This drive is suitable for 4WD only.

The entry into Landers Creek Falls is a short 15-minute drive from us here at Pether Cottage. This is a fairly decent walk so we definitely recommend setting aside a few hours for this one. The falls are a 10 km return walk from the 2WD car park or a 1.6 km return walk from the 4WD car park (closed in winter) along the Cumberland trail. This is a great place for photos – at the end of the trail you’ll have views that stretch across the escarpment and plunging into the valley below, as well as the clear blue Talbingo Reservoir. At the Talbingo Lookout, you’ll get a great view of Landers Creek Falls emerging from the cliff.

There are some other fantastic walks and places to visit in the area. Some of our favourites (apart from those we’ve mentioned) include Coolamine Homestead accessed off Long Plain Road along the Blue Waterholes Fire Trail; Blue Waterholes Campground; Clarke Gorge Walking Track; Nichols Gorge Walking Track; and the Kiandra Heritage Track.

If you feel like taking a break from all the walking and hiking in the area, fishing, water sports and swimming are popular with many tourists and locals. You can fish all year round for rainbow trout, brown trout and redfin in Lakes Talbingo, Blowering and Tantangara, while Murray Cod is often caught in Blowering Dam. Fishing supplies can be hired from goPlayoutside, or purchased at the service station and supermarket.

With so many waterways available for use, you can water ski, sail, canoe, kayak and swim on Talbingo and Blowering Lakes during the warmer weather. There are also many local creeks and swimming holes around including Jounama Creek.

We highly recommend goPlayoutside for your snow and leisure equipment hire including cycling, hiking, water sports and snow sports gear. You’ll be out exploring the local area quicker and be hitting the slopes sooner. You’ll also find a four-day weather forecast, snow report and road conditions posted on the shop window each day.

There are some great towns and villages to visit if you feel like exploring the local area.


***  Kiandra – historic ghost town and walk

***  Adelong – historic mining town

***  Tumut - the gateway to the Snowy Mountains

***  Gundagai – home to Australian folklore, the Dog on the Tuckerbox

***  Batlow – famous for fruit including the popular Batlow apples

***  Cabramurra – the highest permanently inhabited town in Australia

***  Adaminaby – dry weather, you may be able to spot remnants of the old town under Lake Eucumbene

***  Cooma – home to Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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