Clyde River Cottage

Clyde River Cottage

A highly rated one-bedroom cottage with the use of a private jetty. The ideal retreat when staying in Batemans Bay.

Find your serenity at the Clyde River Cottage

Nestled at the end of a Riverside Lane in Nelligen, the Clyde River Cottage is clean, spacious and a little bit quirky. Packed full of features to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Your own private jetty right on the Clyde River. A perfect place to fish, read, practice yoga or just enjoy the solitude. A riverside barbecue and fireplace are provided so you can dine by the river or have twilight drinks at sunset.

“Total serenity” – Words of a guest. These words could be yours.

Peter & Wendy Counsell

Clyde River Cottage Hosts 
Clyde River Cottage Hosts: Peter & Wendy

Find your serenity at the

Clyde River Cottage

Nestled at the end of a Riverside Lane in Nelligen, the Clyde River Cottage is clean, spacious and a little bit quirky. Packed full of features to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Your own private jetty right on the Clyde River. A perfect place to fish, read, practice yoga or just enjoy the solitude. A riverside barbecue and fireplace are provided so you can dine by the river or have twilight drinks at sunset.

“Total serenity” – Words of a guest. These words could be yours.

Your hosts - Peter & Wendy Counsell

Peter & Wendy Counsell

Clyde River Cottage Hosts 

The Perfect Retreat
Queen Bed Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

Entire Home

The Clyde River Cottage is perfect for couples. See the gallery.

Jetty

Private Riverside Jetty & Fireplace

Relax in your retreat by the Clyde River. See amenities.

Courtyard

Nelligen & Clyde River National Park

Batemans Bay is just 8 minutes drive away. See things to do.

Five Star rating Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

4.96/5 Rating on Airbnb

We’re Superhosts beloved by our guests. See reviews.

Book Your Stay

By booking direct you’ll receive the best price to stay in the Clyde River Cottage.
If you prefer, you can book via Airbnb.

The Perfect Retreat

Queen Bed Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

Entire Home

The Clyde River Cottage is ideal for couples.

Jetty

Private Riverside Jetty & Fireplace

Relax with a barbecue by the Clyde River.

Courtyard

Nelligen & Clyde River National Park

Batemans Bay is just 8 minutes drive away.

Five Star rating Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

4.96/5 Rating on Airbnb

We’re Superhosts beloved by our guests since 2016.

Book Your Stay

By booking direct you’ll receive the best price to stay in the Clyde River Cottage.
If you prefer, you can book via Airbnb.

Amenities

Inside

Queen Bed Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

Comfy Queen Bed

Air Conditioning Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

Air-Conditioned

Kitchenette Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

Kitchenette

Free linen Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

All Linen Provided

Outside

Jetty

Private Jetty

Fireplace

Riverside Fireplace

Riverside BBQ

Riverside Barbecue

Courtyard

Courtyard

Enjoy

Free Wifi Clyde River Cottage

Free Wifi

Free Netflix Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

Netflix

Five Star rating Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

5 Star Guest Ratings

Jetty Fishing Clyde River Cottage Nelligen

Locally Roasted Coffee

Amenities

• Inside

Queen Bed Clyde River Cottage Nelligen
Comfy Queen Bed
Kitchenette Clyde River Cottage Nelligen
Kitchenette
Free Wifi Clyde River Cottage
Free Wifi
Jetty Fishing Clyde River Cottage Nelligen
Locally Roasted Coffee
Air Conditioning Clyde River Cottage Nelligen
Air-Conditioned
Free linen Clyde River Cottage Nelligen
All Linen Provided
Free Netflix Clyde River Cottage Nelligen
Netflix
Five Star rating Clyde River Cottage Nelligen
5 Star Guest Ratings

• Outside

Jetty
Private Jetty
Riverside BBQ
Riverside Barbecue
Courtyard
Courtyard
Fireplace
Riverside Fireplace

“The cottage was quirky and cosy, homely and superbly equipped, we didn’t want for anything. Peter and Wendy are so hospitable and make you feel most welcome.

The location is perfect and we loved early morning fishing and sundowners on the jetty, listening to the birdlife and enjoying the tranquillity. An absolute delight!”

– Chareen, Australia

“This place is a little oasis! Spectacular location with private jetty onto the river. Peter and Wendy have provided everything you could need and are great with communication to help.

A secluded place with peace and quiet and you’re also free to do your own thing. Peter and Wendy are experienced in the tourism industry so they have thought of everything and allow you lots of freedom to play music or whatever you want to do to enjoy the space.”

– Lauren, Australia

“Quaint, quirky and eclectic, this cottage was home for seven nights. Blissfully quiet and brilliantly situated, this couples retreat is on the river at Nelligen. Just 10 minutes to Batemans Bay for supplies, this little oasis offers fishing and relaxing.

Friendly hosts providing information, necessities and privacy, have a well made, and well-appointed, self-contained unit filled with travel curios and objects to whet your appetite for travel and adventure.”

– Steve S, Australia

An Absolute Delight!

“The cottage was quirky and cosy, homely and superbly equipped, we didn’t want for anything. Peter and Wendy are so hospitable and make you feel most welcome.

The location is perfect and we loved early morning fishing and sundowners on the jetty, listening to the birdlife and enjoying the tranquillity. An absolute delight!”

– Chareen, Australia

A Little Oasis

“This place is a little oasis! Spectacular location with private jetty onto the river. Peter and Wendy have provided everything you could need and are great with communication to help.

I enjoyed swimming in the river and cooking bbq’s and eating dinner on the jetty. A secluded place with peace and quiet and you’re also free to do your own thing.”

– Lauren, Australia

Blissfully Quiet and Brilliantly Situated

“Quaint, quirky and eclectic, this cottage was home for seven nights. Blissfully quiet and brilliantly situated, this couples retreat is on the river at Nelligen. Just 10 minutes to Batemans Bay for supplies, this little oasis offers fishing and relaxing.

Friendly hosts providing information, necessities and privacy, have a well made, and well-appointed, self-contained unit filled with travel curios and objects to whet your appetite for travel and adventure.”

– Steve S, Australia

Reviews

Reviews

Things To Do
Active
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Fishing

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Kayaking

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Bushwalking

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Swimming

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Surfing

Relax
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Hammocks

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River Cruise

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Putt Putt Golf

Culture
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Mogo Zoo

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Birdland Park

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Bingi Dreaming Track

Shopping
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Moruya Markets

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Local Markets

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Bridge Plaza

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Village Centre

Things To Do

Get Active
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Bushwalking
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
Relax
  • Hammocks
  • Clyde River Cruise
  • Mini Golf
Culture
  • Mogo Zoo
  • Birdland Park
  • Bingi Dreaming Track
Shopping
  • Moruya Markets
  • Nelligen Markets
  • Bridge Plaza
  • Village Centre
Location

Clyde River Cottage

Just an 8 minute drive from Batemans Bay. Book your stay now.

Nelligen, NSW, Australia

The historic village of Nelligen is located on the NSW South Coast and is an 8 minute drive from Batemans Bay. The tiny township is nestled beside the Clyde River National Park, whose namesake river passes through Nelligen to the Batemans Bay Harbour. Nelligen is home to great Australian wildlife: you can spot kangaroos, kookaburras, birds and fish.

Shopping

Shopping in Nelligen is basic.

During the day there is the River Cafe which has general supplies and fishing gear. View their Facebook page.

Batemans Bay has a wide range of restaurants, supermarkets, and facilities you would expect to find in a large regional centre.

Things To Do

Whether you want to get active, relax, explore Australian culture or go shopping, you can experience it all from the Clyde River Cottage.

Click here for our full list of things to see and do in Nelligen and the wider Batemans Bay area.

Dining

During the day there is the River Cafe which does excellent fish and chips and has general supplies. View their Facebook page.

The Steampacket Hotel in Nelligen has a bistro and wood-fired pizza on weekends. View their Facebook page.

Batemans Bay has a wide range of restaurants, supermarkets, and facilities you would expect to find in a large regional centre.

Getting to the Clyde River Cottage

Please follow our directions carefully. Don’t rely upon your GPS.

From Batemans Bay (Sydney)

Sydney is 330km away and takes between 3.5 to 4 hours.

At Batemans Bay, turn off the Princes Highway on to the Kings Highway (To Canberra.) Drive for around 9kms and turn left at Bridgeview Road. (There is also a large sign saying “Sunlit Waters” at this turnoff.) Continue keeping left on Bridgeview Road before turning left into Sproxtons Lane. Go all the way to the end of the laneway and we are on the right hand side. A red mailbox with 33.

By Bus or Taxi

If you are coming by bus to Batemans Bay, a taxi service is available to Nelligen. The phone number is 4472 8555. The cost is approximately $30 but this price can vary at night.

From Canberra

Canberra is 140kms away. Under a 2 hour drive.

From Canberra, cross the Nelligen Bridge. Take the very first turn to the right. (Thule Road). Then the next right (Bridgeview Road) and left again into Sproxtons Lane. Go all the way to the end of the laneway and we are on the right-hand side. A red mailbox with 33.

Flying

The nearest airport is at Moruya. Daily services from Melbourne and Sydney. (Rex Airlines) If you are arriving by plane, let us know as we may be able to come and pick you up!

Location

Clyde River Cottage

Just an 8 minute drive from Batemans Bay. Book your stay now.

Nelligen, NSW, Australia

The historic village of Nelligen is located on the NSW South Coast and is an 8 minute drive from Batemans Bay. The tiny township is nestled beside the Clyde River National Park, whose namesake river passes through Nelligen to the Batemans Bay Harbour. 

In Nelligen

Nelligen is home to great Australian wildlife: you can spot kangaroos, kookaburras, birds and fish.

For eating and shopping, there is the River Cafe which does excellent fish and chips and has general supplies. View their Facebook page.

The Steampacket Hotel in Nelligen has a bistro and wood-fired pizza on weekends. View their Facebook page.

Batemans Bay has a wide range of restaurants, supermarkets, and facilities you would expect to find in a large regional centre.

Directions

Please follow our directions to the Clyde River Cottage carefully. Don’t rely upon your GPS.

From Batemans Bay (Sydney)

Sydney is 330km away and takes between 3.5 to 4 hours.

At Batemans Bay, turn off the Princes Highway on to the Kings Highway (To Canberra.) Drive for around 9kms and turn left at Bridgeview Road. (There is also a large sign saying “Sunlit Waters” at this turnoff.) Continue keeping left on Bridgeview Road before turning left into Sproxtons Lane. Go all the way to the end of the laneway and we are on the right hand side. A red mailbox with 33.

From Canberra

Canberra is 140kms away. Under a 2 hour drive.

From Canberra, cross the Nelligen Bridge. Take the very first turn to the right. (Thule Road). Then the next right (Bridgeview Road) and left again into Sproxtons Lane. Go all the way to the end of the laneway and we are on the right-hand side. A red mailbox with 33.

By Bus or Taxi

If you are coming by bus to Batemans Bay, a taxi service is available to Nelligen. The phone number is 4472 8555. The cost is approximately $30 but this price can vary at night.

Flying
The nearest airport is at Moruya. Daily services from Melbourne and Sydney. (Rex Airlines) If you are arriving by plane, let us know as we may be able to come and pick you up!
Our Story
Your hosts - Peter & Wendy Counsell

Peter & Wendy are keen and independent travellers who are always on the lookout for special places in great locations. They believe the Clyde River Cottage is the type of place they seek worldwide.

Previous to being at Nelligen, they owned and managed a holiday park set in the heart of the Murramarang National Park and Batemans Marine Park.

Both enjoy kayaking on the Clyde River – right at their doorstep. Bushwalking in the surrounding National Parks or searching for the perfect cappuccino are other pursuits.

 

Our Story

Your hosts - Peter & Wendy Counsell

Peter & Wendy are keen and independent travellers who are always on the lookout for special places in great locations. They believe the Clyde River Cottage is the type of place they seek worldwide.

Previous to being at Nelligen, they owned and managed a holiday park set in the heart of the Murramarang National Park and Batemans Marine Park.

News & Events

Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge

Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge

Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge The Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge has been officially launched so now is the time to start training for this classic event. Designed for everyone from serious competitors to casual paddlers and families out for a bit of fun....

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7 Summit Mountaineer visit

7 Summit Mountaineer visit

Mountaineer visits Clyde River Cottage after summiting Mt Kosciuszko. We have excellent guests staying at the Cottage for the past year. Todays guest is just that little bit special. Makoto from Toykyo, Japan, is in Australia for a very brief visit. After flying into...

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Nelligen Boat Ramps

Nelligen Boat Ramps

Nelligen is very fortunate in having two boat ramps on the Clyde River. The main one is on the western bank close to the cafe and in front of the Old Steampacket Hotel. This ramp is large enough to launch two boats simultaneously. A floating jetty is adjacent for...

read more
Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge

Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge

Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge The Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge has been officially launched so now is the time to start training for this classic event. Designed for everyone from serious competitors to casual paddlers and families out for a bit of fun....

read more
7 Summit Mountaineer visit

7 Summit Mountaineer visit

Mountaineer visits Clyde River Cottage after summiting Mt Kosciuszko. We have excellent guests staying at the Cottage for the past year. Todays guest is just that little bit special. Makoto from Toykyo, Japan, is in Australia for a very brief visit. After flying into...

read more

News & Events

Starting point for Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge

Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge

Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge The Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge has been officially launched so now is the time to start training for this...
Peter getting some mountaineering tips from 7 Summiteer, Makoto Hoshino

7 Summit Mountaineer visit

Mountaineer visits Clyde River Cottage after summiting Mt Kosciuszko. We have excellent guests staying at the Cottage for the past year....
Launching boats at the Nelligen Boat Ramp

Nelligen Boat Ramps

Nelligen is very fortunate in having two boat ramps on the Clyde River. The main one is on the western bank close to the cafe and in front...
FAQ
The Cottage
Outdoors
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Is there a wifi connection?

Absolutely. And it is free. High speed broadband wifi. The signal even extends down to the jetty.

With regards to mobile, Telstra has excellent reception. Optus comes and goes. Other carriers generally doubtful.

Free and fast Wifi. At the Cottage and down by the Jetty

Is the Cottage air-conditioned?
Yes. A modern reverse cycle air-conditioner has been installed. Keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. Or you can just open the windows and doors for natural breezes or use the supplied Dyson fan.
Do we need to bring linen?
No. The Queen size bed is fully made up. A spare blanket and doona is also available if you really feel the cold.

We also include pillows, towels and bathmats.

Do you accept pets?
Sorry, but no pets are permitted.
What cooking facilities are there?
There is just about everything you need to cook a wonderful meal. Though no conventional oven is in the cottage, there is a convection microwave. If you prefer, there is always the gas barbecue down by the jetty. Perhaps you can barbecue a freshly caught fish! (Gas supplied)

Refrigerator/freezer
Microwave – Convection style
Toaster
Electric kettle
Nespresso coffee (pods supplied)
Electric frying pans (deep and shallow)
Filtered water
All crockery
Cutlery and kitchenware
Salt – Pepper
Tea towels – detergent

Is there a washing machine?
A washing machine is located in the cottage bathroom. Washing powder is provided. You can dry your clothes on an outdoor clothesline. If you need to dry something in a hurry, you can ask us for the use of our drier.
Is the whole property ours?
You will have the entire Cottage and jetty to yourselves. We (the hosts) live in the house between the Cottage and the Clyde River. Though we may meet you upon arrival, we remain as unobtrusive as possible. On many occasions, you may not even see us during your stay.
Can we fish from the jetty?
Absolutely! Flathead and Bream are the most regular catches. No guarantees of course.

You may need a fishing licence. You can find out more information and buy a licence from the Recreational Fishing Section of the Department of Primary Industry.

We do not provide fishing gear. If you don’t have anything, you can purchase at the BCF or KMart in Batemans Bay.

Can we have a BBQ or open fire?
Down by the jetty is an outdoor area with a gas barbecue (gas supplied). To keep you warm, you can either use the cast iron pot belly or open fireplace. We supply the firewood. Of course, any fires are subject to local fire restrictions.
Can we bring our own boat?
Of course. Plenty of room to park your boat and trailer. There are two boat ramps nearby. You can tie a small boat to our jetty during the day but not over night due to tides etc.
How do we get to the Cottage?
Upon booking we send out detailed directions to you. Or you can view directions online here.

Clyde River Cottage at Nelligen near Batemans Bay

Close to Batemans Bay. For more maps visit our location page.

Are there waterfront views from the Cottage?

The Clyde River Cottage is not absolute waterfront. It is just a 30-metre walk to the jetty/waterfront area which is for your use during your stay. Between the Cottage and the Clyde River is our house.

Where are the nearest shops?

Batemans Bay is just 10km from the Cottage and takes less than 10 minutes to drive. It is a major shopping centre with supermarkets, specialty stores, cafes, restaurants, cinema and just about any other services you require.

We provide you with a list of our favourite cafes and restaurants in the Cottage information booklet.

There is a small cafe in Nelligen itself. It is a short drive across the bridge, or you can take a leisurely stroll and reward yourself with a cappuccino or fish and chips once there.

The Steampacket Hotel is located just out of the Nelligen Village. It is a short drive. Though it is possible to walk there, it is not recommended. The hotel has a bistro and wood-fired pizzas.  View their Facebook page.

(In peak holiday periods, the traffic into Batemans Bay can be heavy. Just ask us if you are concerned.)

Do we have river views?
Not from the Cottage. Between the Cottage and the Clyde River is our house. The path to the jetty area is less than 50 metres though. Well worth the walk! It is a private jetty and a highlight for all our guests. Barbecue. Fireplace. Mood lighting etc.

There is also a small courtyard adjoining your bedroom.

Can we bring our own kayaks?

Yes. You can also launch them from our private jetty. We also hire kayaks from Nelligen Kayak Hire. Just ask us to arrange.

What else is there to do?

Lots of activities or things to see in this part of the south coast. From sky diving to feeding a Giraffe at the Mogo Zoo. Just ask us or check out your options here:

Are there local markets?
Quite a few in the area. For up to date information, check out the local markets here:

Local Markets

There is also a small market at the Nelligen Hall every second Sunday from 9-2pm. Check here:

Nelligen Market

FAQ

Are there waterfront views from the Cottage?

The Clyde River Cottage is not absolute waterfront. It is just a 30-metre walk to the jetty/waterfront area which is for your use during your stay. Between the Cottage and the Clyde River is our house.

Do you accept pets?
Sorry, but no pets are permitted.
What cooking facilities are there?
There is just about everything you need to cook a wonderful meal. Though no conventional oven is in the cottage, there is a convection microwave. If you prefer, there is always the gas barbecue down by the jetty. Perhaps you can barbecue a freshly caught fish! (Gas supplied)

Refrigerator/freezer
Microwave – Convection style
Toaster
Electric kettle
Nespresso coffee (pods supplied)
Electric frying pans (deep and shallow)
Filtered water
All crockery
Cutlery and kitchenware
Salt – Pepper
Tea towels – detergent

What is the maximum number of occupants?

To preserve the atmosphere of the Clyde River Cottage we limit the number of occupants to two people. If you would like a separate bed, we have a stretcher bed available on request.

Can we fish from the jetty?
Absolutely! Flathead and Bream are the most regular catches. No guarantees of course.

You may need a fishing licence. You can find out more information and buy a licence from the Recreational Fishing Section of the Department of Primary Industry.

We do not provide fishing gear. If you don’t have anything, you can purchase at the BCF or KMart in Batemans Bay.

What is the WiFi like?

Our internet is free and fast. High-speed broadband wifi. The signal even extends down to the jetty.

With regards to mobile, Telstra has excellent reception. Optus comes and goes. Other carriers generally doubtful.

Free and fast Wifi. At the Cottage and down by the Jetty

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“We stayed here for 6 nights and I can honestly say WOW it completely exceeded our expectations. I’ve stayed in many Airbnb properties but none have ever had such thoughtful extras such as Wendy and Peter’s cottage.

Check-in was easy, the space is so tidy. There were so many little extras such as milk, juice, ice cream, Nespresso coffee etc. Shower is lovely and the bed is very comfortable. Hosts are lovely and extremely quick to respond to any messages but leave you with all the privacy you need.

The jetty is great for fishing, hanging out and relaxing in the evenings. Definitely recommend. I’m sure we will be back one day. Thanks Peter and Wendy.”

– Katie, Australia

“Couldn’t believe how lucky we were to be staying in such a flash, quirky, comfortable, and beautiful environment. This Cottage has everything you need to make your stay a memorable one.

Thank you to Peter and Wendy for everything you did and have done for your guests.”

– Jeff A, Australia

“The best Airbnb we’ve ever stayed at. Peter and Wendy were the most thoughtful hosts.

We had a very comfortable stay, the place was magical, we loved fishing and sunbathing on the jetty, and the morning kayak through the Clyde River was beautiful. Thanks, guys!”

– Allyson, Australia