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“Beautiful home away from home in Canberra”

Reviewed 4 September 2011

I don’t really want to tell the world about ‘Rosebud’ in case I can’t get in next time I’m in Canberra! Rosebud is unique among places we have stayed, a 19th century cottage with all the conveniences of modern life, set on a suburban street in Canberra yet backing onto farmland. We have stayed in Rosebud twice now, and had the chance to look over the newest addition to the property, Bell’s Cottage, when we were there in August. 

We arrived late in the afternoon to find Rosebud all toasty warm from a fire that had been lit for us by Maureen, the owner. Maureen came over from her nearby house to welcome us, and then left us to our own devices to enjoy the cottage.

Rosebud is self-contained with a full kitchen including oven, cook top and microwave, washing machine, slow-combustion wood heater (yay!) for those cold winter nights (or days) and reverse-cycle heating in both lounge and bedroom if you don’t feel like cranking up the fire. The bedroom has a lovely four-poster bed, and everywhere you look you find period artefacts, old photographs and interesting knick-knacks. Bells Cottage has been set up in a similar style, only without the wood fire.

It’s not far to all the usual Canberra attractions, although if you don’t have a car be aware that you will be about 8kms from the city centre. If you feel like a walk Mount Painter is directly behind Rosebud and offers great views of Canberra and the Brindabellas. All-in-all, a home away from home and a vastly better option than staying in a generic hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple

© Maureen Tully 2012