FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I have more than one 7-night stay per year?
Under the Eddington Cottage Policy, one stay of up to 7 nights per year is the maximum allowed.
However further bookings may be accepted (on request and authority), depending on availability. If authority is given, these bookings will only be confirmed 3 weeks in advance.
I am a Parishioner at an Anglican Church interstate – can I stay at Eddington Cottage?
Under the terms of the Bequest, only the following can stay at the cottage:
a) Ordained members of the Anglican Church of Australia and their
– Clergy currently licensed or holders of PTO’s and their families
– Retired Clergy or Clergy widows involved in a parish
b) Holders of lay office in the Anglican Church of Australia and their
– Lay persons authorised for ministry by a Bishop
c) Active parishioners of the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo and their
families, that is any person on the parish roll of a parish of the Diocese.
NB: The ordained minister, lay minister or active parishioner must be present
with their family.
I have a very small, well behaved dog that I want to take with me.
Assistance dogs are welcome, however pets are not permitted to stay at Eddington Cottage.
I am a parishioner of a Bendigo Anglican Church, but because I am a teacher I need to visit during school holidays – can I book at that time?
The Eddington Cottage policy states that Victorian school holidays are reserved for clergy bookings until 2 weeks prior to the holiday period, at which time any vacancies will become generally available. You may submit an expression of interest for these periods, with confirmation only made 2 weeks prior to the requested dates.
My family want to join me during my stay at Eddington Cottage – is there any extra cost for additional guests?
Eddington Cottage comfortably sleeps 9 people. At the current time cost is based on a per night, not per head basis.
Is Eddington Cottage suitable for people with disabilities?
The ground floor at Eddington Cottage is generally accessible for people with a disability. The main bedroom on the ground floor has a large bathroom with a walk-in shower and rails.
Is Eddington Cottage suitable for young toddlers?
Eddington Cottage has a fold up cot, high chair and baby bath. There is however no fence/gate on the stairs to the second floor at this point in time; you would be strongly advised to bring this with you to prevent toddlers accessing the stairway. We do however ask that you use some protection (cardboard, felt or material) between the fence and the wall to avoid damaging the plaster.
Please note also that the ground floor is made of polished concrete.
What do I need to bring with me?
- Personal linen for the single bed sheets (the main bedroom has a king size bed with all linen supplied)
- Bath towels and hand towels
- Food supplies
- Beach equipment