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The Last Straw Cottage

The Last Straw Cottage
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Mount Heslington Road, Brightwater, Nelson. ,
(0)3 542 3575
Discover a place in a picturesque valley, close to Nelson where you will find a peaceful, private country environment which will refresh and re-vitalise your spirit. The Last Straw Cottage has been designed to be exclusively yours for the duration of your stay with many modern features and is tastefully furnished to a high standard, but still has the atmosphere and charm of a country cottage. The cottage has been uniquely built from straw bale construction and has all natural materials and recycled timbers. Enjoy a long deep soak in the claw foot bath or a glass of wine from one of the local wineries in front of the open fire or alfresco in the courtyard. Available all year round.

Organic Meals

A breakfast hamper of provisions can be supplied by arrangement. Cereals are provided in the cottage with freshly squeezed orange juice, coffee and milk.


Fully self-contained Holiday Cottage with Kitchen. There are 3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom with a shower and claw-foot bath. The toilet is in a separate rooom. The main bedroom has 1 queen-sized bed. The 2nd bedroom has 1 queen-sized bed. the 3rd bedroom has 2 single beds. There is a cot and highchair available. No smoking. Pets outside only please. Children OK.

Total Capacity



* From State Highway 6 turn into River Terrace Road, (The Brightwater Hotel is on the corner). * About 1.5 kms to Mt Heslington Rd on the right. * After about 3.5 km, look for the sign on your right.
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