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5 Norwood St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350 Australia
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#3 of 26 Speciality lodging in Toowoomba
Welcome to Banksia Cottage Toowoomba. Built in1898, this romantic and enchanting two bedroom cottage offers a combination of historic charm and heart warming character, while being perfectly complimented with all your modern day comforts. Conveniently located on the city's doorstep in a quiet tree lined street adjacent to a large grassed playground, Banksia Cottage is within walking distance to the cafes, shops, pubs and CBD. Featuring open plan living, fireplace and a large well-equipped country kitchen, the cottage is fully self-contained and can accommodate guests for 2 nights or 2 months. The gorgeous front veranda provides a perfect spot to sit and take in the delightful garden while enjoying your complimentary refreshments. And if holidaying with your beloved pooch is on your wish list, then bring them along too! Yes that's right, we have a fully fenced back yard and are one of very few pet friendly holiday rentals in Toowoomba (only well behaved and quiet dogs need apply). Banksia Cottage is available all year round for short or long term stays, be it for business or pleasure. Prices quoted are for rental of the entire cottage so guests can relax knowing they will have the uninterrupted privacy and freedom, essential for any romantic getaway or revitalising family stay. Discounted rates apply for longer stays. We hope you can come and visit soon!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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sdc69 wrote a review 5 Apr
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions11 helpful votes
We loved our Easter visit to Banksia Cottage. It was a lovely place to spend a few days...including some time in front of the fire on a cool and wet weekend! The home had everything we needed, and the garden is beautiful. The location is great - we walked into the centre of town a few times, and there are some great streets to explore nearby. Our dog enjoyed every minute too...she felt right at home! Our hosts Ange & Jeff were easy to deal with and always responsive. We'd happily visit again, and would certainly recommend Banksia Cottage.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Margo A wrote a review Nov 2020
Gold Coast, Australia2 contributions
Banksia cottage is the most beautiful heritage haven that has everything you need for a relaxing break. Lots of really special touches that show how much Ange and Jeff care about making your visit a memorable one - just read the guest book when you get there and check out all of the glowing reports! We particularly loved that we could have our dog with us and that it was cool enough to light the fire. Wonderful hosts!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Sophy W wrote a review Nov 2020
16 contributions1 helpful vote
The delightful Banksia Cottage feels very private amongst the pretty garden plants and hanging baskets. The owners clearly love their gorgeous cottage and have thought of everything you might need for your stay. We especially appreciated the numerous special touches including records, record player, the welcome blackboard with our names on it and the bottle of buubly in the fridge for us! Our dog kept wagging her tail and felt right at home. She loved that she was allowed inside and explored outside where she enjoyed lying in the sun on the grass or sitting with us on the front verandah or back patio where we had most of our meals. It's close enough to walk to the best parks, dog friendly cafes, shops and Cobb + Co Museum, but far enough away to feel secluded and private.
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Date of stay: November 2020
JeneseM wrote a review Oct 2020
Gold Coast, Australia29 contributions5 helpful votes
We had our first wedding anniversary in Banksia Cottage. The owners have thought of everything and it felt like stepping back in time to a place where the world was perfect. This is so well kept and clean. It is pet friendly for pet lovers. So close to everything and easy access to all the amazing parks and gardens. In all our years of travel ( now in our early 70's) we have never found a place that was so well catered for. We look forward to our next visit. Many thanks Ange & Jeff
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Date of stay: October 2020
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TracyGoldcoast wrote a review Oct 2020
Gold Coast18 contributions7 helpful votes
Booked this accommodation before Covid 19, Ange (the owner) was so helpful in every aspect of dealing with our booking and the uncertianty of these times. Are instruction for entry were thourough which made it all go smoothly. What a delightlful cottage, immaculate in it's presentation. The added extra complimentary little extras - biscuits, beer & champagne and even lemons & herbs from the garden. Everything has been thought of for your stay. The gardens are beautiful. 10 minute stroll to centre town. Loved the Vinyl record player.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banksia Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Banksia Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Laurel Bank Park (1.1 km), Japanese Garden (0.9 km), and Tick Tock Escape Room (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Banksia Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Banksia Cottage?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Banksia Cottage?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea, free instant coffee, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Banksia Cottage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Banksia Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co., Sofra Turkish Cuisine, and El Attar Middle Eastern Grill.
Are any cleaning services offered at Banksia Cottage?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Banksia Cottage?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Banksia Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Spring Bluff Railway Station (9.0 km).