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Red Gum Pet Friendly Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 161 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property


Our luxury spacious cottage Red Gum is beautifully furnished and offers magnificent valley & river views. Red Gum is perfect for honeymoon stays, providing privacy, tranquility and an atmosphere that can help you create magical moments.

Enjoy the beauty and sounds of the mighty Goobarragandra River, relax on your private balcony and watch the sheep stroll by or stretch your legs and meander along the 2 kms of river bank that borders the property. At night stargaze into crystal clear skies, then go off to sleep to the sounds of rippling water from the river below.

Being located approximately halfway between Sydney & Melbourne it is a great halfway point to meet up with family and friends. The property is 4G accessible

Red Gum (4.5 Star AAA Tourism Rating) has a king size bed in the master bedroom with private ensuite and bath spa, 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 and free FOXTEL Premium package, DVD and CD player, limited Wi-Fi on request and docking station. Full reverse cycle air conditioning and a laundry with washing machine and dryer. You have a huge balcony with gas BBQ and outdoor setting overlooking the river below.

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. We supply dog bowls, treats and Poop bags.

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.


Breakfast hampers available $30 (for 2 people)

A CD, video, 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.

Linen and Towles included.

Inner Tubes are provided in Summer for great fun tubing over the rapids and down the river.

Discounts on ski hire available when staying with us.


Elm Cottage is located 14kms from the township of Tumut in the Snowy Mountains. We are approximately 21/2 hours from Canberra, 4 from Sydney, 6 hours from Melbourne and just 1 hour from Wagga Wagga.

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


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

The Tumut Region offers something for everyone year round, or alternatively you can just stay at the property, relax and unwind, listen to the sounds of the river , view the birdlife, see an echnida, platypus and wombat in their natural habitat , take in the natural beauty of the Goobarragandra Valley whilst recharging your batteries.

Elm Cottage is just a short drive from Mt Selwyn snowfields, 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.

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.

Kosciusko National Park is 690,000 hectares of diverse natural landscape. 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.

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 or take a tour of the power station.

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, and the Boggy Creek show are an hour from the property.

More Details

David & Deborah Sheldon
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018


Little River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 161 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Dog allowed inside cottage, but not on carpeted areas, bedding or furniture. Heating and/or air conditioning turned off if going out for the day
Location Type:
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • skiing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Red Gum Pet Friendly Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Secluded little gem! Loved every minute of it.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious and those views just breathtaking just what I needed - Deb and David were very hospitable! Thank you so much for having us. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Annie, Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Your samoyed will also love it here in summer as you won't keep him out of the river. Regards David & Deb
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Sydney, Australia

Loved the location and we could safely bring our dogs too

  • 5 of 5

Pet friendly, teenager friendly, serene, comfy comfy comfy beds, hospitality that’s not in your face, blackout curtains (yes, slept SO well!), lovely location, not too close to town, great all-weather verandah, air con. Easy drive to Blowering Dam, Adelong, Batlow, Talbingo. Just a lovely short break - wish we could have stayed longer! Thanks Deb!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palm Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Fantastic weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Red Gum cottage was brilliant...the cabin itself was neat, clean, well equipped & the location was beautiful. A stones throw away from a gorgeous river, abundant with wildlife & we could even have our furry child with us!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property and location !!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Elm cottage was one of our best weekend getaways. Besides the comfort of the cottage, the location was fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was really nice holiday but was for short time I will be back for longer stay.

  • 5 of 5

It was really nice holiday but was for short time I will be back for longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We've had more fun in our 2 days here than we have had for ages. It is God's Own Country and we can

  • 5 of 5

We've had more fun in our 2 days here than we have had for ages. It is God's Own Country and we can't wait till we come back in January. thank you both for your hospitality and allowing us to stay here on your beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

KNP, Caves, fishing,bushwalkin


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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