Beryl Street, Broken Hill, NSW 2880 Australia
The Cottage: 

Is a circa 1920s 2 bedroom Miner's Cottage. The exterior of the building is typical of it's era and is in the corrugated iron style common to this area. This style of construction was popular in Broken Hill due to the extreme cost of transporting bricks from South Australia. It was an affordable way of obtaining home ownership. Most Australians are unfamiliar with this concept, having been raised on the notion that a house has to be made of brick in order to be "solid". In Broken Hill "solid" construction is prone to cracking problems due to the mine firings, over time this becomes a major issue as the cracks get bigger, as does salt damp.
The property is fully fenced including a dividing gate between front and rear yards.
The front yard is dominated by 3 huge "Bird of Paradise" plants.
The rear yard is predominately lawn.


The walls are lined from the floor to the 4' level with floor boards. This was again typical of its era, was very durable (compared to fibrous plaster) and was a bonus for us to find them still in situ as normally they are torn out over the years and replaced with Gyprock.
The floors are the original timber and have been polished and sealed.

Please note that Yellow Gum is an historic "Miner's Cottage" around 100 years old. It is not modern nor is the decor contemporary - if you want modern and/or contemporary then it will not suit you.

The main bedroom has a Queen bed.

The 2nd bedroom has 2 x Single beds.

There is a light and airy kitchen which is semi split with the dining area.

The dining area is also semi split with the lounge area, plentiful seating is provided.
No need to squint to watch TV, it is nice and big - 107cm (42 inch) screen.



The dining area.

A photo stitch taken from the dining area - there is distortion in the picture which is unavoidable.

All the normal white goods, utensils and facilities are provided. There is a domestic range (Oven with hot plates) for those who want to cook plus a standard microwave oven.

Please note that past customers have told us that our cottages are much roomier than the above pictures indicate.

In General  
  • Undercover off street parking on site for up to 2 cars. If you have a sedan type of car then you get the choice of garage or carport. Large vehicles will need to use the carport. Both are off street.
  • Cooling and Heating provided.
  • 4 minutes walk to fast food shops.
  • 4 minute walk to main street.
  • Far enough away from the highways so that there is little traffic noise!

The Backyard: 

There are a variety of fruit trees in the backyard. Guests are welcome to eat the fruit when in season. Please note that Broken Hill is in a prohibition zone and heavy fines exist and are enforced by the Dept. of Agriculture (by way of road blocks) for taking fruit out of the zone.

Where is it?

Please print the above map and bring with you so that you can find us without any trouble.
Clicking on it will open it in a new window to make printing easy.


The cottage is situated:

City centre 200m
Post Office 500m
Main street 200m
Several supermarkets 150m.
Railway Station 600m


Current prices:

Per Night =       $110 to $145 per cottage for 1 or 2 persons.
Extra person =    $12 to $14
Extra child =       $  5 to $  7

Per Week =       $828 to $990 per cottage for 1 or 2 persons.
Extra person =     $84 to $  98
Extra child =        $ 25 to $  35

Weekly rate is subject to availability.

Please note that weekly rate is a discount applied for each 7 day period and cannot be applied to pro rata stays of part weeks.
eg 2 weeks and 3 days is priced as 2 x weekly rate and 3 x daily rate.

A 6 day stay, or week(s) + 6 days will normally receive the weekly rate.

Please Note:
- Prices include GST.
- There are no hidden additional charges.
- We do not price gouge in high season or for special events or public holidays. Quoted prices will fall within the range indicated above.
- Nor will we cancel your booking in favour of somebody else who wants to stay for a longer time period.



The fastest way to contact us is by phone on mobile
0418 496 480
if that number is busy or unanswered (Telstra blackspot) then you should be able to get us on
(08) 8087 8159.

Alternately, you can email us via the links below. However, please realise that the internet is subject to unpredictable outages and loss of service and this could delay us in receiving your email or in you receiving our reply.

Finally, there is good old Australia Post:

About Town Cottages
P.O. Box 364
Broken Hill
NSW 2880

For further information or to make a booking please click here.  Contact.


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