Escape to the hinterland and enjoy a quiet Cooroy cottage
The Cooroy Country Cottages are located at 532 Black Mountain Road approximately 10 minutes from Cooroy. Black Mountain Road is one leisurely drive that's a 'must' if you love rolling green hills. Heavenly. There's healing in those green hills. A true AHHHH moment.
Cosy, tastefully decorated and clean as a whistle these cottages are really a delight to behold. There are 3 individual cottages that are fully self contained. So: if you enjoy clear fresh air, the luscious greenery of the hinterland and the utmost peaceful quiet then this is the place for you. It's gorgeous. Below is the Cooroora Cottage.
Jim, one of the managers, happily showed me around and explained that he began planting 1000 trees every year for 8 years to replenish this gorgeous acreage. Ninety percent of the trees are native, which flower in different seasons. This is turn, attracts an abundance of birds, including the rare black breasted quail. Jim said ' We now have many more types of birds than we had in the first 5 -6 years we were here.' If I were a bird, I know where I'd like to live that's for sure.
I was surprised to learn the Cottages are also Pet Friendly (I expected to spot the odd dog hair/pet odour lingering but neither were evident). What to do with the family dog is a major consideration for people requiring a getaway so how easy is that? They accommodate up to 2 dogs and the cottages have areas for them to reside in, either a fenced courtyard or gates on the verandahs.
When I told a friend I was going to stay a night in a cottage out the back of Cooroy that children were allowed to come to, he said 'Well, if they allow kids and pets you can bet it's noisy.' Noisy? Not at all. I had to explain that this wasn't the usual 'cabin park' - this was luxuriously private, upmarket, immaculately clean and spacious. In fact I wanted to call over a loud speaker : Attention all bird lovers, nature walkers, families wanting to bond again, or lost romantics... I've found you the place.' But that would have kinda spoiled the tranquility huh.
The cottages are a decent distance apart and I can only imagine how serene and magic it would look on a cloudless full moon evening.
At 4 pm each day, Jim walks to a nearby paddock to feed the "horses" (a cross between a shetland/welsh pony). Adorable but cheeky as. They ran up the hill as Jim 'called' them (in horsey lingo) like little children arriving home starving after school.
So if you have children who love to interact with horses, 4pm is carrot feeding time.
There are several quality resturants to choose from if you want to take a drive to nearby Cooroy or Pomona for a meal. (10 minutes away)... Alternatively bring all your food along and make yourself at home. With views like these - you probably won't want to leave.
As I stood out on the sunny balcony draped in brightly coloured bougainvillea several varieties of butterflies went about their business. I have read that butterflies only procreate in extremely clean air surroundings. Gazing out to the green pastures beyond it was evident that here, just minutes in the hinterland and less than 30 minutes from Noosa Heads... was a piece of serene ...clear... clean ...paradise. It doesn't get much better than this.
I took a peek through the other cottages and loved the bold interior colours of 'The Cooroora'. It also contained a super large bathroom perfectly suitable for anyone in a wheelchair. Three bedroom's grace this cottage so it's great for any family with special needs... Jim mentioned the cottages are booked out heavily during Easter and Xmas time and I can see why.
There's also a studio apartment (perfect for a couple) beside the main house which is located higher up on the hill, behind the 3 cottages. There is wi fi up there and a swimming pool. Each cottage has its own outdoor setting and BBQ.
As I snuggled into the quiet evening, I could feel the chill in the autumn air. Remembering Jim's instructions on how to put the reverse cycle air con on, I suddenly spotted a red throw rug neatly placed on the lounge beside me. Along with the loaf of bread left on the bench (with butter, jam and a whole litre of milk in the fridge) I knew I was set for breakky. Jim had said even though they weren't a B & B they like to leave guests bread and milk to get by on. Nice. Thoughtful. I like that.
Privacy is a major component here and the managers respect that, knowing that stressed out city folk need a weekend escape in the rolling green hills to recharge their batteries. Peace and quiet will do that every time.
I have to say, waking up to the prolific bird song is truly magical. Something we lose touch with in suburbia. This is one mountain hideaway that's certain to help you unwind and help you to find your peace once again. Let it soak deeply into your soul.