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A unique river retreat for families to relax, play and reconnect



Nestled amongst age-old river red gums, this charming, historic C1886 Cottage has been tastefully renovated and sits within 4.5 acres of nature’s playground on the majestic Murray River.

The property provides plenty of options to ensure guests feel relaxed: spectacular views, direct river access and landing area, several walking trails, two-person spa, rumpus room and spacious living areas. Rest in one of the three large bedrooms and prepare family meals in the fully equipped kitchen which also contains a Nespresso coffee machine. The large living/dining area lends itself to reading, long chats and board games (provided) in year-round comfort. The separate lounge contains a large Smart TV and sofa bed for additional guests.

The external rumpus room is full of activities and amenities including pool table, table tennis, Smart TV, Wii game system, bar and fridge as well as heating and cooling. Lawn games are also provided.

Bring the boat and fishing gear, use the supplied kayaks, SUPs and life jackets and explore the lake or sit back and enjoy the stunning views from the fire-pit, lawned area or inside the Cottage with its large picture windows.

Read the lovely poem one of our guests wrote about staying at the Cottage here.


Retreat Features

- 3 bedrooms (2x queen, 1x double plus triple bunk)
- Two person spa
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Combined living/dining area with fireplace
- Separate lounge room with Smart TV and sofa bed
- External rumpus room with games, bar and fridge

- Board games and lawn games provided
- Kayaks, SUPs and various sized life vests included
- Several private walking trails
- Abundance of wildlife; perfect for bird watchers
- Many places to fish and swim



Fully Equipped Kitchen


The kitchen contains everything you'll need for your stay: crockery & cutlery, cupboard staples (eg salt, pepper, oil, cling film) and

Nespresso pod machine

Outdoor Activities


There are so many outdoor activities to keep you energised including hiking, bird-watching, lawn games, hide-and-seek and, of course, toasting marshmallows at the fire-pit

River Fun


Bring your own boat, jet-ski, tubes and fishing tackle or use the included equipment to enjoy the river year round . Life jackets of varying sizes

are also supplied

Guest Amenities

Bedding for up to 11 guests, bathroom with 2-person spa and separate toilet and large washer and dryer

Indoor Activities


Kids young and old can enjoy the board games, pool table, table tennis and Wii game system

Everything 'Technology'


You'll have access to free WiFi, Foxtel, Netflix and Google Nest throughout your stay





Leisure Activities


Visit 'Shell Hill' , 'Len Kroehn Lookout' and 'Maynards Lookout' or take a hike through the Mannum Waterfalls

Grab a Bite


Food and wine is available from the Walker Flat General Store or head to one of Mannum's hotels or restaurants

Things to See and Do in Mannum


Visit the Mannum Visitor Centre for ideas of where to go and what to do in the Mannum area.



"WOW.... just wow!

We felt as though all our tensions were left at the gate as we entered this stunning oasis. The Cottage has been set up with everything you could possibly need and decorated so well in keeping with the area. We enjoyed pool and table tennis tournaments, swimming and kayaking, fishing and just taking in the breathtaking views. The sounds of the kookaburras and drifting off to sleep to the sound of the breeze in the wind chimes was magic. Thank you for allowing us to make such wonderful memories!"

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