"Banksia Cottage" built in 1898, in the historic Mort Estate in Toowoomba is a few minutes walk from the CBD in a quiet area. We found it great for my husband and myself and my elderly parents but it would also be ideal for a family as with two bedrooms and extra sleeping accommodation it can accommodate 5 and is fully fenced with a good side garden/yard for kids to play and a front verandah. There's also a park at the back.
It also boasts a fireplace for those cold winter nights and a roomy kitchen, dining and lounge with very comfy lounge chairs, TV, video, BBQ, linen and a bus stop outside and convenience store across the road. Everything has been thought of. Our visiting grandchildren enjoyed counting the cats that were hidden in some form or another throughout the house - wooden ones, cats made of pottery, some in photos - it was quite a game that they had to play both times they visited us. The cost is $130 for up to 4 people.
The owners also own another larger three-bedroom cottage ("The Gums") in the town, which is also old and in a fully-fenced garden for slightly more dollars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Banksia Cottage Toowoomba. Built in1898, this romantic and enchanting cottage offers a combination of historic charm and heart warming character, while being perfectly complimented with all your modern day comforts. Conveniently located on the city's doorstep in a quiet tree lined street adjacent to a large grassed playground, Banksia Cottage is within walking distance to the cafes, shops, pubs and CBD. Featuring two bedrooms, open plan living, fireplace and a large well-equipped country kitchen, the cottage is fully self-contained and can accommodate guests for 2 nights or 2 months. The gorgeous front veranda provides a perfect spot to sit and take in the delightful garden while enjoying your complimentary refreshments. And if holidaying with your beloved pooch is on your wish list, then bring them along too! Yes that's right, we have a fully fenced back yard and are one of very few pet friendly holiday rentals in Toowoomba (only well behaved and quiet dogs need apply). Banksia Cottage is available all year round for short or long term stays, be it for business or pleasure. Prices quoted are for rental of the entire cottage so guests can relax knowing they will have the uninterrupted privacy and freedom, essential for any romantic getaway or revitalising family stay. To read more guest reviews please visit the Banksia Cottage website. Discounted rates apply for longer stays. We hope you can come and visit soon! ... more less