We are a 36-acre coastal lakeside eco-retreat specialising in self-catered short breaks, celebrations, workshops and seminars. Our function venue (the "Cockato Room") is the central element of our retreat. It is a true multi-purpose facility that can be configured for family oriented life-event celebrations for up to 80 people as easily as it can be for the most demanding of corporate managers organising seminars for a much smaller group.
The Common Room has views across lawns to Lake Willinga. It is supported by 4 star self-contained cottages and bush apartments that are nestled amongst iconic south coast forest species. If we can't sleep all of your party then there are plenty of other local accommodation providers we would ne happy to refer you to.
We are located approximately half way between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay, about 3.5 hours from Sydney and 2 hours from Canberra.
Utilising all of our cottages and sharing some bathrooms (but not bedrooms) we can accommodate 13 singles on site in king or queen beds. Using shared beds or bedrooms we can comfortably accommodate up to 28. If a guest group is happy to be part-accommodated in the Cockatoo Room in sofa or foldup beds (using our linen) we can accommodate around 35 people. If a group wants to accommodate more than 35 on site we can provide tent sites/camper van spaces. We are limited by shower/toilet facilities to about a further 15 such people.
Cafe Cottage is rated at 3.5 stars, all other cottages are 4 stars. We are an eco-retreat and do not have airconditioning. All properties are heated by wood stoves.
Café Cottage, adjacent to the Cockatoo Room has a 26 sq m commercial-standard kitchen and is set up so a group of up to 80 can be serviced without hiring in utensils. Cafe has a commercial and a domestic stove, a commercial dishwasher, refrigeration, salamander, urn etc etc. We do not provide food or food services. If a group does not want to self cater then we are happy for external caterers to be engaged by guests. In any case we expect the Cockatoo Room, kitchens and cookware, crockery, glasses etc to be left clean. Our cleaners undertake standard cottage servicing but we will charge a cleaning fee for time incurred in excess of a standard clean.
We have foldup trestle tables and 80 stackable chairs.
We do not have a pool or any constructed recreational facilities beyond table tennis tables in the Cockatoo Room and kayaks on the lake that can be borrowed. We have about 1.7km of on-site bush and lakeside walks. The most beautiful of NSW south coast beaches are just 3 minutes drive (or a 20 minute inlet kayak paddle). These offer the usual variety of beach diversions but also high quality professionally organised kayaking to Brush Island, surfing, fishing and snorkling.
We are close to coastal and hinterland National Parks each with beautiful and more serious bushwalking opportunities. Walks to the top of beachside Mt Durras and hinterland Pigeon House Mountain are very popular.
Cockatoo contains the following: 100sqm room, 101cm LCD High Def TV (free-to-air, not pay TV), high def overhead projector and screen, blackout blinds, DVD player, 12 plug mixing desk with main and fold-back speakers, rising 450mm stage (w4.7m X d2.5m), professional CD through mixing desk, standard CD/tuner, whiteboard, magnetic strip to retain butcher's paper, mobile partitions, hardwood timber floor, enclosable 45sqm verandah, 30sq breezeway at rear.
The room also has 2 bifolding windows, 2 french doors to the verandah, bifolding doors to the rear (giving extra space) and disabled toilet. Heating is by wood stove supported by a flueless gas heater.
An adjacent servery with a timber roller blind has its own drinks fridge and freezer, small gas cooktop, dishwasher, microwave and urn.
The Cokatoo Room and all accommodation units are serviced by free wireless internet. Fax and very limited photocopying facilities are available in the reception office.
The Cockatoo Room was new as at October 2009. The Cottages have been operating since 2002, are kept up-to-date and have consistently maintained a 4 star AAA rating. We do not enter award schemes relying on our website, this listing and word-of-mouth for marketing.