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The cottage features a compact bathroom and a galley-kitchen with a gas oven and cooktop, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans to meet all your cooking/dining needs. The kitchen bench is made of local timber and overlooks the creek and railway track, the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by while you dine. Alternatively, dine outdoors at the table for two in your own private garden setting and do some bird watching or train spotting!
Towels, tea towels, bed linen, doona and pillows are all supplied so all you have to do is arrive and enjoy. There are even hot water bottles for those who like that extra bit of comfort! There are books, cards and games. The spacious bedroom features a pillow-top mattress on the queen size bed, with storage drawers underneath where you will find extra blankets. the room is heated by an efficient sealed wood fire that is easy to light and will burn safely all night, with kindling and wood all provided. Comfy armchairs complete the picture so relax in peace and quiet of this cosy getaway, read a book or play a hand of cards. There is a foldaway full-size table stored in the kitchen which will fold down to coffee table height to suit your needs.
If you want some exercise, take the staircase up to the road where you are just a short walk to the village. (Please note there are approximately 35 steps so pack lightly! ) However, there is off-road parking next to the Coach House wood-shed, and this is all on the one level for unloading when you first arrive. Be mindful that there may be guests in the Coach House and please be considerate of them. If there is no-one staying in the house feel free to use the driveway for access if this is more convenient. The property is not fenced.
Stringer’s Cottage is named after Edward “Ned” Stringer. He was one of a group of prospectors who had been exploring in creeks flowing into the Thomson River valley and found gold sometime during late December 1862 or early January 1863. A claim was pegged out and former convict Edward Randel, registered the claim at the outpost town on Bald Hills on 12 January under his assumed name, Edward “Ned” Stringer.