Friday, February 10, 2012

Autumn Already?

Autumn News

It seems early to be thinking about Autumn already but the weather certainly feels like it! The first sign at Milton Country Cottages is usually the flowering of of the “naked ladies” in late February and their pink flowers are just appearing. Then the leaves on the River Tamarind turn yellow.

Autumn Offers

Once again we have some great special deals for subscribers to our e-newsletter:

Summer Discount Continued - We have extended the 5% summer discount until the end of March. Just enter the code MCCSP when you book on our website for this discount to apply.

Autumn Mid-week Free Night Special - In addition to the 5% we offer a free night for mid-week longer stays. Pay for 3 or 4 nights between Sunday and Thursday inclusive and you will get an additional night free. You will need to contact us by email to take advantage of this offer because our booking system won't cope!

For example, a 4 night stay in a one bedroom cottage will cost $470 and a 5 night stay $613.

Valentine Special - For the month of February we offer you a bottle of good wine and a gift from our gallery.

House & Garden Article Features Milton Country Cottages

Milton Country cottages is featured in House and Garden magazine as place to stay for a relaxing and romantic weekend. We are in the last story in this article so click here to download the article and scroll through to see us!

Just the Spot to Spin a Pot

This is the title of an article in the Sunday paper travel page in December. Those of you who have met Kees will realise that this writer has him to a T! Click here to download a copy of the article

Many of our guests are enjoying the experience of learning to throw a pot on the wheel. Cost is $40 per hour for one person and $60 per hour for 2 people. Please let us know when you book if you are interested and we’ll arrange a suitable time. This is a fun experience but if you do make something you would like to keep we can have it galzed, fired and sent to you for an additional fee.

As seen on TV

Don't forget that Kees will be on the Sydney Weekend show on Channel 7 on the 18th February

Kees is teaching presenter Leah how to throw a pot on the wheel.

Enjoy a Walk?

Autumn is a great time for walking and this area has limitless options, from the difficult but spectacular Pigeon House to the easier Mount Bushwalker. There are also magnificent coastal walks and what better time for a beach walk and picnic.

We are right in the middle of most of the best bushwalks in the Central Shoalhaven area. Pointer Gap Road just across the highway from here leads to spectacular walks in the Morton National Park, including Florance Head, Rusden Head and Mount Bushwalker. These are all easier walks than Pigeon House but just as spectacular.

Mount Bushwalker is an easy flat and undulating walk. It is only only 7 kms return and has sublime views of the Budawag Ranges including The Castle and The Shrouded Gods. It has been described as one of the most picturesque natural experiences in NSW.

See many interesting birds there, including various honeyeaters, silvereyes, little wattlebirds and occasional threatened species such as Eastern ground parrots and striated field wrens.

If you prefer the coast there are several beautiful coastal walks accessed via Lake Conjola Entrance Road. There is more information about local walks on

How About a Picnic Lunch?

What's2eat deli is also featured in the House and Garden Magazine article. This is a great little deli full of gourmet delights, local and imported cheeses, cold meats and antipasto. Fresh platters are made to order so if you let us know what you would like we can order it for you, collect it, and present it to you in either a carry picnic back or a picnic backpack for two. We even provide a picnic rug. All you pay for is the food. If you prefer to buy the food yourself we lend you the bag or backpack, the rug and a thermos at no charge.

What else to do in and around Milton?

(apart from going to the beach)
  • See a performance at the Milton Theatre

  • Hire a canoe on Lake Conjola

  • Enjoy lunches and dinners at great cafes and restaurants

  • Check out the Milton Show on the first weekend of March (Friday and Saturday)

  • See a movie at the Ulladulla twin cinema

  • Go fishing

  • Shop for exquisite clothing, interesting gifts and antiques/old wares

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Carol and Kees
Milton Country Cottages