Bell's Heritage Cottage

  • Bell's beautiful, and ultimately comfortable bed
    Bell's beautiful, and ultimately comfortable bed
  • Bell's from Skinner St
    Bell's from Skinner St
  • leather couch in the sitting room
    leather couch in the sitting room
  • Bell's pretty back garden from the tiny Dairy
    Bell's pretty back garden from the tiny Dairy
  • Bookcase with antique wallpaper and tiny quilt made from
    Bookcase with antique wallpaper and tiny quilt made from
  • Bell's beautiful old phone
    Bell's beautiful old phone
  • Bathroom - has a HUGE shower!
    Bathroom - has a HUGE shower!
  • laundry section of bathroom
    laundry section of bathroom
  • kitchen with new appliances
    kitchen with new appliances
Bell's Cottage is an authentic timber slab heritage building dating from circa 1879.

Authentic timber slab heritage building

Canberra, ACT [Location map...]
Up to 2 people, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
Minimum nights: 2
Availability and Pricing
For  night.
Estimated price:

Average Rating Guest reviews average: 5.0/5

From $175 to $225 couple per night
"The heritage of the building was wonderful. It was a lovely and interesting place to stay. I really loved the doors that opened out to the garden. It was perfectly compact and catered to our every nee..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Janine, QLD -Dec '11

Cottage, Holiday apartment, Self-contained apartment

Bell's Heritage Cottage is a three room authentic settler's cottage, which was transported to "Rosebud Apiary" a land grant taken up by George and Isobelle (nee Winter) Shumack. Their daughter Jean Shumack married Jack Bell, and soon afterwards, Jean's parents, George and Isobelle, retired and gifted Rosebud to them. The Bell's renamed the property "Hillivew" in the 1920s. Donald Robert Tully, a friend of the family, bought the property in 1937, and built a new home, but preserved the old buildings.

"We had a fabulous stay. Bell's cottage is wonderful, peaceful and very welcoming. You have done a fantastic job with it and we thank you for allowing us to be the first to stay here."
G and L Wright. Central Coast NSW


Australian Capital Territory, only 8 kms from city, yet in a farmland setting.


Authentic heritage cottage - beauty and luxury.

Holiday experiences

Birdwatching, Eco-friendly, Great view, Heritage Trail, Honeymoon, Romantic getaway, Valentines Day, Walking or Hiking


Air conditioning, Bath towels provided, Breakfast provisions available for self-cooking, Broadband internet available, Bus nearby, Cable/Satellite TV, Cooking facilities, Courtyard, Dishwasher, DVD, Electric stove, Ensuite, Hair dryer, Heaters provided, Internet access, Iron and ironing board, Kitchen, Laundry facilities, Linen supplied, Microwave, No smoking, Parking, Pets not allowed, Tea/Coffee Making Facilities, Television, Undercover or off street parking, Videos/DVDs Supplied, Washing machine


Bird-watching available on-site, Bird-watching available nearby, Information provided on local bird population and sightings.

500 acre property


Building made from ecologically friendly materials, Recycling facilities available, Building designed along eco-lines.

Green star pending

Heritage Trail

Property is itself a heritage building, Heritage buildings nearby.

Some of the oldest family buildings in the Australian Capital Territory - 1866 - 1980

Romantic getaway

Accommodation just for two, Bathrobes available for guest use.

Beautiful heritage cottage with draped 4 poster bed. Escape to a romantic past!

Rooms and rates


Bell's Heritage Cottage will confirm pricing, availability and answer any other questions within 24 hours.
(current average response time for this property is 13.2 hours)

Please note that sometimes your computer's spam filter or your ISP may inadvertently block the operator's response email. If you do not receive a prompt response, taking into account that  Bell's Heritage Cottage may not be able to contact you after hours, you should check your 'junk' mail folder or contact the property with the details we will send in your confirmation e-mail.

The telephone number and contact details for this property will be emailed to you once your enquiry/booking has been sent.

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