Looking north into Wadbilliga National Park from Rock Lily
Peeling bark on a eucalypt


Our bush retreat, situated on the fringes of Wadbilliga National Park, houses two mud-brick cottages where you can truly get away. Stay at Mountain Cottage, a 1-bedroom comfortable and cosy mud-brick cottage, or if you require a little more space, Bracken Cottage can sleep up to 6 people.

Mountain Cottage

Bracken Cottage

Mountain Cottage

Named for the nearby rugged and pristine Wadbilliga wilderness, Mountain Cottage is a retreat like few others. Built from mud-brick, it stays cool in the summer and absorbs the winter sun.

Mountain Cottage sits at the high point of Rock Lily’s 100-acre bush block, looking northwest into Wadbilliga National Park. It’s ideally suited for a couple wanting time away from the rush of real-life and to retreat into the bush at a sustainably-managed property. It has a dog-friendly fenced yard.

You can meet the property’s dogs, fire up the wood heater, and sit back with a book while looking out at the mountains to the north, or get out and active in the Bega Valley!

Mountain Cottage dining area
Mountain Cottage living room
Mountain Cottage bedroom
Mountain Cottage bathroom
The view from Mountain Cottage with cloudy skies
Mountain Cottage kitchen
Mountain Cottage firewood

Bracken Cottage

The Australian Bracken Fern — Pteridium esculentum — an edible bush food endemic to Australia and New Zealand lends Bracken Cottage its name. Bracken Cottage is a two-bedroom mud-brick cottage located on Rock Lily’s 100-acre bush block. Views are to the north and northwest over the eucalypt forest that covers most of the property.

Suitable for everyone from couples to a family or groups who want a base for rural adventure or a spot to gather and escape the city on a sustainably-managed property, it has a dog-friendly fenced yard.

Stays in Bracken Cottage are for relaxing, meeting our dogs, enjoying the wood heater if it’s chilly, and working through a book while looking out at the mountains.

Bracken Cottage verandah
Bracken Cottage kitchen
View looking back at the front door of Bracken Cottage
Bracken Cottage main bedroom
Bracken Cottage upstairs queen bed
Bracken Cottage bathroom
Bracken Cottage kids room

About our cottages

Imagine enjoying a few days away with everything you need, including a kitchen and barbecue, real coffee, a breakfast hamper, some books and games, and dog-friendly accommodation. If things go right, you’ll see abundant birdlife, wallabies, and maybe even wild deer!

Dog friendly

Rock Lily is a dog-friendly property with a fenced yard attached to each cottage.


There is air conditioning and fans for the warmer months and a wood heater for those cool evenings and chilly days. There is also a television with a DVD player, books, and games to keep you occupied.

Water for the cottages is supplied from a rainwater tank and is truly tasty!

All beds feature a high-quality Sleep Republic innerspring mattress with a bamboo-cotton cover, a wool doona that’s perfect for all seasons, and a selection of pillows from feathery soft to strong and supportive, all with quality linen.

If you have an infant, we can provide a portable cot and high chair on request.

The bathroom includes Egyptian cotton towels and quality products.

Bedrooms and living areas feature stained glass windows.

The fully-equipped kitchen in each cottage features electric cooking, a microwave, a Nespresso coffee machine, and all the utensils, crockery, and cutlery you’ll need.

A breakfast hamper is provided to self-serve in either cooked or continental style. We’ll contact you about your needs. You’ll also find a few treats for you when you arrive.

Lounge areas have a comfortable three-seat sofa (with an extra armchair at Bracken Cottage) with a cow-skin rug on the floor. The dining space has room for you and your companions.

There is a laundry alcove outside each cottage so you can wash during longer stays. Steel pegs and a basket are provided. The laundry also stores an outdoor broom and a web broom.

Close up view of a rock lily

"Mountain Cottage at Rock Lily is a true delight. Fantastic views, very comfortable bed, spotlessly clean, and filled with so many thoughtful touches. We had a wonderfully relaxing time, loved the breakfast items provided, and even our dog was able to stay with us on this pet friendly property. Would definitely recommend and can't wait to get back someday soon! Thanks Steve, Alli and Craig for your hospitality."

Daria, Tasmania

"Out of all air bnb's I have stayed at, this one exceeded our expectations. Amazing hospitality, amenities and one of the most amazing views in Australia. Brogo Dam is down the road and has amazing bass fishing. The host also puts a couple of special little touches of the experience. We will definitely be visiting again. Hands down 5 out of 5."

Steven, NSW

"Just a perfect place to sit back and relax in nature. If you’re looking for a cute and cosy cottage with a great view that you can recharge in, then this is a must visit destination."

Ross, ACT

"This is one to not miss!! The pictures don’t do it justice to how incredible the view is and the house. All the hard work these guys have done to make it so welcoming is worth everything and more. For us the hosts and the small touches made it that more special! Can’t wait to come back with friends and family!!"

Hollee, NSW

"Comfortable cottage, fully equipped and a generous hamper. We were grateful for the host's care and attention and quick communication. Beautiful views and very restful. Nearby Brogo Dam is worth visiting."

Judy, ACT

"This would have to be one of the best places we have stayed so far in all our travels. We can’t praise enough the peaceful setting and so many environmentally sensitive thoughts and things to educate the public. Well done and look forward to returning."

Jeff, NSW

"Stephen, Alli and Craig are wonderful, caring hosts. It was so special to walk into a beautiful rustic, clean and welcoming little cottage. We were so impressed with the comfy bed beautifully made up, yummy breakfast and so many other little touches such as shampoos, goodies in the fridge, coffee pods and everything you might need. Loved the steep walks to the valley, the native animals and stunning bush scenery. Great hospitality. Thank you!"

Ada and Henk, ACT