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Brayfield Cottage is located on the property of the Brayfield Park Lavender Farm
Brayfield Cottage offers up market self contained bed and breakfast accommodation in a superb location. Sited on land which was used by the early settlers back in the mid 1800’s, the main historical house dates back to 1903 the property offers the most spectacular sweeping views over the River Murray, the old bridges and township of Murray Bridge. The cottage itself pre-dates the main house and records show that it was constructed in the 1880’s just after the first Bridge was built in 1879.
This large 1880’s cottage was originally established as a garage to care for horses and carts, before changing roles to service cars and other vehicles in the early 1900’s. Used as a workroom for the local farmers it wasn’t until around 1970 that the cottage became the workroom for well known local artist Jean Sims. Following the sale of the property in the 1980’s the cottage was turned into living quarters. In 2010 extensive work was carried out on the cottage to make it a highly desirable self contained bed and breakfast.
Self Contained Bed and Breakfast – whats on offer
The cottage provides the perfect place to relax and unwind. It is located on one of the oldest properties of Murray Bridge dating back to the mid 1800’s and has spectacular views over the river and town, but it is also in a quiet location only 1 km from Bridge Street and close to the shops.
With its own private entrance, the 2 bedroom cottage is fully self contained and can accommodate between 6 and 8 people. Whilst being old, it also has all the modern appliances and facilities one would expect with an upmarket bed and breakfast. It is air-conditioned throughout and has an effective heating system to keep you warm in winter. There is a broadband internet connection, large flat screen plasma tv with sound system and dvd player, lots of reading material and a secluded courtyard that also has barbeque facilities.
The spacious living area includes a leather lounge, large plasma flat screen tv, dvd and sound system, and dining suite for 6 people. Within the living area there is also a separate desk with broadband internet connection, plenty of books to read and some games to play.
For those wanting to enjoy some time in our fully equipped kitchen you will find hotplates, underbench oven, dishwasher, microwave and all the saucepans, utensils , crockery and cutlery you might need. There are sufficient provisions for a fully cooked breakfast that you can make yourself. Your hosts will restock breakfast provisions and supply clean linen after 3 nights stay.
There are also bbq facilities in the private courtyard.
The cottage contains 2 very large bedrooms. The first bedroom has one queen sized bed, built in wardrobes, sofa lounge and television. The second bedroom is the same size and offers 1 x queen sized bed, 2 x single ensembles and built in robes.
Your hosts will supply clean linen after 3 nights stay. Should you require a change of linen before this time please do not hesitate to ask.
Both bedrooms have sliding doors opening on to a small private courtyard.
In the bathroom you will find a large shower with plenty of hot water and vanity. There is plenty of space to ‘get changed’. Adjacent to the bathroom there is a separate toilet and handbasin.
Whilst we would like our guests to enjoy themselves we do ask guests to also be aware that the cottage runs on rainwater and therefore we ask that you not waste water unnecessarily.
The courtyard offers plenty of space to sit and relax with a drink whilst cooking a barbeque on the hotplate provided.
One of the unique features of the courtyard is that the garden beds are filled with edible herbs and vegetables. These have been provided so that guests can pick what they like for their own use whilst staying at the bed and breakfast.
Depending on the season you will find the traditional herbs of rosemary, thyme, parsley, mint, oregano, basil as well as rocket, silverbeet, chives, spring onions, cherry tomatoes and more. We have some excellent Herbs and Spices reference books for people feeling a little adventurous but unsure of how to cook with the herbs available. Why not try something new whilst staying with us. Rest assured all of the herbs and vegetables are grown using only organic fertilisers and no herbicides or pesticides.
Car-parking and Entrance
Separate to the main house, there is a guest car-park and private entrance to Brayfield Cottage.
The main house is sited on 2 acres of land overlooking the River Murray. Guests of Brayfield Cottage are encouraged to explore the grounds, to take in the view and enjoy the lavender beds which are located on the cliff face. The lavender beds have been recently established since the hosts relocated off their lavender farm at Wellington. The business of growing lavender for commercial use and the making of lavender products has been continued by the hosts. You will be able to see elements of the growing, harvesting or making process during your stay.