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Set amongst the trees and fresh, clean air.. Severn River Cottages

Our peaceful acreage is bordered by native forest to our south and the languid Severn River at the bottom of the property. We are graced with an abundance of native birds and wildlife, the bright flash of parrots and resonating calls of kookaburras and catbirds.

Resident property owners and hosts, Richard and Gail, are lucky enough to enjoy this special place everyday and extend a warm welcome to guests and visitors to our region. We are close-by should you require information or assistance.

3 Charming and cosy self-contained cottages

Perfect for the weekend or an extended break away year-round, and a great central location from which to explore our diverse region. Though largely off-grid we also enjoy the convenience of moderate to good mobile phone reception across all networks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of our most frequently asked questions are below. Please give us a call or fill in the form provided if you have any further questions.

Located on the Granite Belt in the heart of southern Queensland’s premier highlands wine region, Severn River Cottages is 12 km south of Stanthorpe at 895 Thorndale Road, Glen Aplin. We are close to dozens of top-quality cellar door vineyards and on the doorstep of Girraween and other beautiful National Parks offering unique scenery and wildlife, biking, hiking, driving trails and walking tracks.

To see where we are on the map visit our Contact Us page.

Check-in is from 2pm. Check-out is by 10am. Early check-in or late check-out may be requested however is subject to availability and cleaning/preparation requirements. It is less likely during high season (April to October). If available, it may incur an additional fee.

A breakfast snack basket is included in the room rate for your stay, consisting of:
Local Suttons apple juice, milk, a selection of pod coffees and hot chocolate, cereal and baked items (food is seal wrapped in original packaging to provide guests with confidence regarding handling and storage).
Tea (English breakfast and green), instant coffee and sugar sachets are also provided.

No, unfortunately we cannot allow guests to bring their pets/furry friends in the interests of cottage/grounds maintenance and consideration for other guests.
We do love animals and our priority is the safety of our property’s abundant birdlife and native animals.

To ensure a peaceful experience for all our guests, only registered and paying guests are permitted on the property. Please let us know when booking if you would like to request an exception.
In the circumstance that someone may drop by to give you a lift, please let us know prior to this occurring.

Each cottage has its own attached single carport. Additional uncovered space is available near the cottage. Please advise when booking if there will be more than one vehicle connected with your booking.
For the safety and consideration of other guests, fauna and flora, please drive slowly and responsibly, and stay on the driveways while on the property.

Slow trickle-feed by special arrangement only. Please contact us to discuss.


We support renewable energy and our property is largely self-sufficient. If you have an electric/hybrid vehicle and are wanting to recharge it during your stay, please advise us at time of booking. We will set up access to a standard 240 volt power point for slow/overnight recharging. An additional cash fee is payable before check-out for power drawn.

Yes. All our cottages have slow-burning combustion fireplaces. In winter the fire will be set ready for you to light at your convenience. Or, by request for later check-ins, please confirm your arrival time by phone/text, and we can have the fire going for you on arrival.

Ample indoor firewood for nighttime use is provided for your stay during our cooler months, April to October. Additional firewood can be purchased locally, provided on request if/as available (incurs a  charge) or guests may bring extra firewood with them.

All cottages also have their own private outdoor firepit. Firewood is located adjacent to the pit all year round. The premium indoor firewood provided is not to be used in the outdoor firepit. Outdoor fires are always dependent on prevailing weather conditions and any fire restrictions in place.

Please remember to act responsibly at all times and take care when using both the internal and external fires. Do not leave fires unattended and ensure external firepits are extinguished before heading inside or leaving the property. Adult supervision is required at all times. More detailed information provided in the cottage Welcome Book.

We only ask that you leave the property in a neat and tidy fashion, with kitchenware washed, dried and put away.

There is currently no WiFi available in the cottages. However, we usually receive moderate to strong mobile phone reception from a nearby communications tower. Various factors including your particular provider’s coverage, weather conditions and position on the property influence signal strength.

A large flatscreen television with all free-to-air programs, DVD movies, colouring books and pencils, puzzles, games, magazines and books are provided in each cottage for your enjoyment.

An iron, ironing board and clothes airer is provided in each cottage.
A washing machine and outdoor clothesline is provided for guests of Frog Hollow (2 bedroom) cottage only. Please use the liquid detergent provided as this is suitable for our green wastewater system. If you require additional detergent, please let us know.

For more information, for example, our Cancellation policy please refer to our Terms and Conditions.