** PLEASE NOTE: SOME DELAYS MAY OCCUR DUE TO RECENT SWITCH FROM STAYZ TO HOMEAWAY. SYSTEMS....
THE COTTAGE: This one of a kind private holiday cottage furnished with special things like our European antiques to enjoy a special ambience. Open fireplace, books, CDs, TV/DVDs, complete cooking facilities incl. BBQ, spacious timber deck, a hot bath and ensuite; all these we trust will make your stay unforgettable!
HORTICULTURAL: Norala Garden is a BRIGHT OPEN GARDEN icon and was highly recommended on 3AW Big Backyard in 2014. Garden lovers will delight in the splendid renowned garden, established by Norma McGown and Alma Stanhope in the 1960s. Their landscaping story is local lore and the garden is a testament to their love of beautiful European landscaping with extensive English-style dry stone walling and terracing.
LOCATION-LOCATION-LOCATION: At 77 Gavan St, you have Bright's center at your doorstep, and can try award-winning restaurants like Simone's (98 Gavan St) or Tanis (100 Gavan St) without having to drive!
FLY FISHING: Personally crafted maps with up to date information about fishing hot spots and fly-patterns are provided. A sure-fire way, to catch a local, naturally spawned trout!
PEDALLING: A healthy and refreshing way to tour the region. This means you can sample the local wines and the region's best produce in style.
HOME GODDESS/KITCHEN KING: Hate having to buy the good oils and spices for dressing your meals on your weekend away? Our kitchen supply of olive oils will complete your gourmet meals, the oils you choose for cooking we leave up to you!
LUXURY COMFORTS: You can enjoy the creature comforts of an open fireplace with wood supplied. It will keep the cottage extra warm during those cool High Country nights.
Mrs. Simpson is a newly renovated cottage, and has been furnished with luxury linens from the USA, toiletries from NZ and a mixture of modern and antique European furniture.
Mrs. Simpson backs onto the Ovens River and is in the heart of Bright village.
The cottage is equipped with 2 bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of 4 guests:
- 1st Bedroom with queen bed and attached private ensuite and toilet
- 2nd Bedroom with king bed (can be made into 2 singles upon request for longer stays)
- Bathroom with bath, shower and separate toilet
- Spacious, modern living area with sofa, comfy chairs, TV/DVD, Bluetooth Sound System and CD player with CDs
- Real fireplace (wood provided)
- Open plan kitchen with all the modern trappings (oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer).Vinegars, fine oils and spices provided to dress up your salad.
- Laundry with washing machine, dryer and plenty of hooks to hang up your waders or raincoats
- Large verandahs and timber decking with comfortable chairs and tables for dining or afternoon drinks
The boring bits
PETS on arrangement.
PRICING and availability is always at the discretion of the owners. Please note as Stayz has substantially increased pricing (by 400%) in recent months, all bookings, originated through Stayz only, will incur a 10% fee to cover Stayz' fees.
Upon booking we require a $300 deposit. Complete payment and bond are due 2 weeks before arrival.
Cancellation - we fully refund a booking if cancellation is made 2 weeks prior to arrival. Between 2 weeks and arrival we will retain the deposit.
Due to heritage status of Norala Garden STRICTLY NO PARTIES
Mrs Simpson at Norala Garden is Non Smoking.
Unfortunately won't accept families with children under 8, and children have to be supervised by an adult along the creek at all times. This is because Norala Garden has direct and unfenced access to Baker's Gully, which is a seasonal creek that can flow strongly at times, and contains a few deeper pools.