While the railways' backdrop of country trains occasionally rumbling by, it may not be for everyone. However, it adds a certain nostalgic feel of days gone by, and there is much history associated with the railway siding, which you can read all about in the guest compendium at the property. You or some of your guests may even like to consider arriving for your stay by train - practically stepping off the platform and a short stone's throw onto the front veranda!
This extremely interesting property has seen various upgrades over the years, making it a superb and quaint place to stay. It is a classic weatherboard cottage retaining a lot of its original features; high ceilings, internal lining boards and timber flooring updated (but not new or modern) bathroom with separate toilet and electric kitchen. Construction is Western Red Cedar with an iron roof and wide Jarrah and Kauri Pine floorboards. The furnishing and decorating are all very sympathetic and comfortable. The house is warm and cozy in winter.
This is an ideal location to stay at for visiting local wineries, Brigadoon is Bundanoon, Highlands Fling, attending weddings at Montrose Berry Farm, Southern Highlands Winery, Eling Forest, and all the Highlands have to offer including the Glow Worm Glen, Solar Springs, Morton National Park. We are across the road from Exeter Antiques and Gallery Ecosse, a contemporary art gallery situated in The Halcyon Cottage, circa 1869.
The Property Features:
3 x Reverse cycle Daiken air con/heaters
Slow combustion wood stove and heater
Separate lounge and dining areas
2 x Double bedrooms and walk through one twin room (2 singles)
Fantastic stable style door in master bedroom great in summer!
Older style bathroom with bath
Toilet in laundry
The biggest surprise is out the back a large wood-lined shed with polished concrete floors set up as a games room and an additional comfortable lounge area. It has a northern wall of glass sliding doors, creating a beautiful warm sun-trap for breakfast or morning tea and providing a great outlook over a large, fully fenced garden and beyond to the beautiful trees of the village as the occasional train rumbles by.
This Area Includes:
Slow combustion wood stove and heater
Barrel bar with bar stools
Comfortable lounge suites
Tea and coffee making station
Mini pool table
Table tennis, boulles and croquet set
TV and Stereo (including a turntable and an interesting collection of vinyl records)
Plenty of room to hire our rollaway beds and linen packs (but note that there is no bathroom out here)
Bedroom 1: Double bed
Bedroom 2: Double bed
Bedroom 3: 2x Singles
100 m to Exeter town centre
7 km to Bundanoon
4 km to Montrose Berry Farm
9 km to Southern Highlands Winery
9 km to Eling Forest Winery
7 km to Solar Springs
6 km to Glow Worm Glen
6 km to Sutton Forest
19 km to Bowral town centre
All linen (sheets and bath towels) is supplied for your stay and included in the tariff.
Extras available for hire: (subject to availability - request at time of booking)
Rollaway (inc linen) $40 per night minimum 2 nights
Portacot (inc linen) full stay only (max $30) $10/night
Highchair full stay only (max $21) $7/night
If you wish to book any of the above extras, request this in your message.
This property is a holiday rental, it is not a principal place of residence, and there are no shared rooms. Enjoy your time in comfort and privacy.
This property has staggered pricing for additional guests. Please declare accurate guest numbers at the time of booking and update these if your numbers change before arrival.
Directions to the property and Key/Access details will be emailed to the guest at 4:00 PM two days prior to arrival.
Extras available for hire include rollaway beds, portacots and highchairs. Send us a message to check availability and cost.
Information during your stay can be found in the Guest Information Folder or by calling our office 24/7.
This property is approved for accommodation only. No mattresses, tents, caravans or more cars than the property accommodates are allowed.
The guest limits apply at all times during the booking. Any extra guests (this includes day visitors) above those that have been booked and paid for must be approved in writing prior to the stay.
Only the guests staying at the property are permitted to be present. If you wish to have visitors in addition to booked guests, you must advise us in writing prior to your stay and ensure you receive written permission. This is not possible at all properties.
If you or any other guest receives a warning regarding excess noise or excess guests, you may be asked to leave the property IMMEDIATELY with no refund of monies. Noise audible outside the property is prohibited between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.
Under no circumstances are the following activities permitted at any of our properties: motorbikes, dirt bikes, quad bikes, use of firearms or air rifles, fireworks.
Out of peak season stays of a week or more may qualify for a discount, please send us a message.
This property is pet friendly, and there is a $100 surcharge to have your pet stay, please declare at time of booking and refer to our terms and conditions regarding pets.
There is no WiFi at this property.
This property will consider bookings for Schoolies. However, these bookings can only be made by application. Please message us, a comprehensive guest registration form must be completed prior to confirmation, and a $2000 cash bond is payable 7 days prior to the stay.
For your added security, this property is managed by a Licensed Real Estate Agent. We will never request payments be made to an overseas bank account, and your money is held safely in our Trust Account until after your departure.
Please send us a message if you'd like to know more about the packages we offer for bookings and property management.
"Great location. Easy access to other areas to visit. Thought has gone into the little things like home, could've stayed longer. Thank you again for letting us stay."
Steve, April 2017
"Great setting. Shed is wonderful. House has a great kitchen set up. Excellent location, would definitely stay again."
Nicci, April 2017
"Lovey cosy cottage with enough space for a big family to spread out. Loved the character of the cottage & furnishings. Great position for easy access to everything in the Southern Highlands."
Melissa, July 2016
"Station Masters Cottage is a step back in time. It has been beautifully decorated with rustic furniture and a working piano. Loved the simplicity. Really relaxed."
Ian, June 2016
"A lovely, quaint cottage."
Kate, March 2016
"Jane and the team at The Holiday Rental Specialists have been fantastic in getting us set up and underway in the rental of our cottage at Exeter. Every detail has been looked after; the booking process, cleaning and presentation of the cottage, monthly statements and payments, and feedback and follow-up have all been first class and has meant it has been an entirely stress-free exercise for us. We're grateful for the highly professional and efficient service we have recieved and look forward to an ongoing successful arrangement with Jane and the team."
Alison & Neil, March 2016
Owners of Station Masters Cottage
"We loved staying at the Station Masters Cottage. It gave us the opportunity to disconnect from the 'busyness' of life and relax. Thanks so much for having us stay. We loved our week here!"
Stanley, January 2016Get the full listing »