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River Cottage provides boutique eco-friendly accommodation in a peaceful setting just a moment’s walk through the gardens to the river. The romantic self-catering cottage features a cosy wood fire and romantic outdoor claw-foot bath perched on the private north facing sun deck.

“This has been a most wonderful week; bathing in the starlight; paddling to the sea; relaxing in such rich and beautiful surroundings – we shall never forget it” – River Cottage Guests, Germany.


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River Cottage offers the perfect getaway for winter and summer with its cosy wood fire and romantic alfresco claw-foot bath on its own private north facing sun deck. The self-catering cottage is ideal for a couple; the king bedroom which opens directly onto the lawns has an en suite bath and shower. The second room is designed as a spacious dressing room and also converts to a Queen bedroom with en suite shower room catering for 2 couples or a small family of up to 4 guests. Luxurious beds, cotton linen, feather pillows and duvets, electric blankets, cosy throws and bathrobes, bath and beach towels together with complimentary toiletries, fresh flowers, books and magazines complete your stay.

The Tariff:
$280 - $450/night (including GST) for 2 - 4 people.

Alfresco bathing in your own private claw-foot bath

A spacious hallway featuring antique wooden stairs leads from the bedrooms up to the sunny open plan living area. The fully equipped kitchen area is designed for self-catering (with a gas hob and electric oven, espresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, crockery, utensils and appliances). The living area features beautiful reclaimed timber floors and relaxing sofas, and flows out to the private north facing sun deck. Equipped with a gas bbq, tables and chairs, sun loungers and its own private romantic alfresco claw foot bath with limitless hot water, the deck is the perfect place to relax. A unique lookout tower perched above the cottage offers guests beautiful river views.

River Cottage is private and self-contained with one wall adjoining Summer Cottage. The cottage is equipped with a TV, DVD, CD player, Wi-Fi and i-pod dock, relaxing candles, fresh flowers and magazines. It is free from mobile phone coverage, and a phone for local calls is available in the guest office.

A stay at Takou River is about much more than just your Cottage. Guests at River Cottage have access to a wonderful range of amenities including your own private alfresco bath; kayaks, canoes and fishing rods, beautiful private riverfront, 5 acre sub-tropical gardens to wander and explore, our Boat House and jetty, 150 acre organic farm with walks along the river bank, through pastures and native bush to secluded swimming and picnic spots, and of course the beautiful deserted sandy beaches a short paddle downstream at Takou Bay. Relaxing and rejuvenating massage and spa treatments, gourmet meals and our magical Hot Tub are also available to book.




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