There is nothing worse than over or under packing and we’ve tried to think of everything to help you know what you need to pack and leave at home here’s some more information.

You will need clothes, food, drinks and your favourite people.

THE KITCHEN: You can walk out of yours and start cooking.  We’ve filled it with everything you need from sharp knives to pastry brushes and egg cups. There is a handheld mixer, cake tins, stick blender and cocktail shaker.

BBQ: under cover with spare gas bottle included.

We provide a Nespresso pod machine and pods, as well as ground coffee, stove top espresso maker as well as a plunger.

Tea leaves, pots and strainers are provided so you can arrive and start with a relaxing cuppa.

The picnic table and gazebo table both have linen tablecloths and napkins

BATHROOM We provide:
towels (bath and beach towels)
a hair dryer
liquid soap
Bath salts for soaking
You’ll find a first aid kid in the drawers.
Please bring shampoo and conditioner
LINEN: We supply linen ALL OF IT. And most is made by me.

All the kitchen linen and all the bedding except the sheets are hand made using European linen we’ve imported specifically for the cottage. All the sheets are pure linen or pure cotton and we choose to buy from IN The Sac because of their quality and ethical nature.

WIFI: it works in the garage, but the signal is not strong enough to make it through the sandstone walls.

In the summer we provide fans for each room and oil heaters in the winter.
Wood for the fireplace and fir-pit is supplied during the winter.

LAUNDRY: We provide a washing machine and dryer as well as washing powder

WE supply limited sunscreen and mozzie spray

WIFI is available in the garage, where the TV is located. The garage has reverse cycle air conditioning

SAFETY: a fire blanket and fire extinguisher are in the kitchen. A fire extinguisher is also located in the living room beside the fire place


Is an honesty and good karma system we’ve a stash of Simpson Cottage Linen, bath salts blended exclusively for us you’ll find in the bathroom, ceramics made by local artisans similar to the ones you’ll find in the kitchen and candles and reed diffuser so you can take home the Simpson Cottage scent.

It also has a limited supply of wine. We don’t leave wine as a gift but if you run out or forget yours we’ve got you covered. The head sommelier from Catalina in Rose Bay is part of the family so we put him to work to find great well priced Aussie wines. Profits from the wine go to a local charity.