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5 Norwood St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350 Australia
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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
Washing machine
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Daneen L wrote a review Apr 2022
Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
If you’re looking for a break where all the details are taken care of, and including for your pooches - Banksia is it! Ange & Jeff, take care of everything. The house was immaculate and their attention to detail is just WOW. We arrived to find even the dog bowls were ready with fresh water. Firewood chopped. Fresh herbs and lemons in the kitchen for our use. Tim Tams to enjoy with a choice of coffee and let’s not forget the dog biscuits. Beds are super comfy and all linens crisp and clean. Access to Wifi, Netflix (TV’s in the lounge and both bedrooms). Great shower pressure. Our favourite was drinks on the porch. So pack your clothes, add food and drinks, and book your stay. An awesome place to unwind and chillax…
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Departure307871 wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
We loved our stay here with our dog! The property was very clean, well maintained, safe for little dogs, and ooozed charm with history all around! The record and DVD collection gave several happy hours to Us Baby Boomers! Very highly recommended indeed!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
leonie wrote a review Nov 2021
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Within an hour of arriving for my first visit to Banksia Cottage I was online looking for availability over the Christmas/NY period. It was love at first sight for me. Banksia Cottage is outstanding in every aspect. Cleanliness throughout the home and the gardens was very impressive. The gardens are pure delight with several spaces to sit with a coffee or wine while my dog played with the kong and relaxed on the lawn. Safety is well attended to. The home is very comfortable, fully fitted out with delightful treats, gorgeous furniture. I'm looking forward to my 3rd visit during the colder months so that we can also enjoy the fireplace. Highly recommended. Don't hesitate to book this beautiful property for your next getaway to Toowoomba.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Karin W wrote a review Oct 2021
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It is evident from the very high standard of presentation, amenities, and "personal touch" inclusions, that the hosts are passionate about providing an exceptionally unique and enjoyable stay for their guests. The Cottage and it's glorious garden, exude a very positive and relaxing energy, enveloping one by its charm and tranquility. The "fur" members of our family (two Chihuahuas) were equally well catered for, and enjoyed exploring all the nooks and crannies of such a safe, secure and private garden. Congratulations on exceeding all our expectations and making us feel so pampered and special. We will definitely be returning to stay at this rare gem.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Di B wrote a review Sept 2021
Sandy Beach22 contributions14 helpful votes
Stayed five nights in this beautifully restored, pet friendly 2 bedroom period cottage which was within reasonable walking distance to the CBD and parks, but also on the bus route. Quite a few little welcoming touches were much appreciated. A delightful little cottage garden with seating nooks backed into a large park just around the corner. Towels were even provided for wiping grubby paws. Very comfortable large bed with crisp sheets, towels were big and fluffy, the full sized fridge and gas stove were very handy in the kitchen and there were heaps of DVDs from which to choose if you didn’t want to watch what the Smart TV offered. Plenty of room, with separate dining room (with wood heater) and comfy lounge room. Would like to return, perhaps for the next Carnival of Flowers, would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Steve S wrote a review Aug 2021
Brisbane, Australia26 contributions6 helpful votes
Banksia Cottage is a little gem. The hosts have cleverly managed to incorporate the old and new in such a way as to retain the charm of the original cottage, while offering all the required comforts and modern touches. It is rare indeed to stay in a holiday home and not find that something or other is missing, be it decent wifi, a selection of bedding, kitchen foil or cooking utensils. Banksia had it all though, plus a few unexpected extras. Check-in was simple, as was check-out. Despite the evenings being chilly (winter) the heating was really good. The lovely woodburner was even made-up for us, ready to be lit. Much appreciated, and we will be back! :-)
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Date of stay: August 2021
Michael wrote a review Aug 2021
9 contributions1 helpful vote
A lovely cottage located just streets away from the heart of Toowoomba. The perfect distance away from the hustle and bustle but so close you can walk to Ruthven street. So many choices of shops , great cafe's and restaurant's. We couldn't have wanted for more from a house that feels like home. Not many places have very comfortable beds with electric blankets and luxurious sheets. My kind of accommodation. Not to mention a full kitchen with oven and gas cooktop and good hot water. I could go on and on but put simply , we will be back. Thanks Ange and Jeff for sharing your lovely home with us.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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CMCC wrote a review June 2021
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Banksia Cottage is so good with everything (and more) than you could need. It was a wonderful feel, cosy fire and beautiful garden that our little Cavoodle enjoyed. We had such a wonderful time there and would highly recommend a stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021
sdc69 wrote a review Apr 2021
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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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, 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).