Fowlers Bay Cottage, “Ruth’s Cottage”
The cottage was originally built in 1913 and was named after Ruth Hardy, a lady who actually spent most of her childhood at Fowlers and lived in the cottage with her family. As Ruth and her family moved from Fowlers, the cottage slowly deteriorated, to become something of a ruin. During this time it was used as a camping spot and a place to hide during bad weather by local fisherman and travellers passing through Fowlers Bay.
Sam and Barbara Madonna purchased the ruin and together with his brother Emilio and wife Maggie, Andrew and the Gregory family (Stevie, Christine, David, Johnny, Fay and George), restored the ruin to a modern fabulous cottage.
Ruth’s was recently renovated with great help from Shippers. Thanks mate & very much appreciated!
Ruth’s offers very comfortable accommodation with 4 bedrooms (skippers master bedroom with en-suite, front bedroom with a queen bed, a large bedroom with a double bed and 2 single beds, and a bedroom with 2 single beds) with all bedding supplied. There is 3 toilets, 2 showers, modern kitchen, spacious lounge/dining room with a combustion heater.
A large rear veranda which is great for BBQ and outdoor cooking, outdoor dining and open air fires where the odd fishing story is told.
The menu is pre-planned depending on your preferences with home style cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner supplied. Soft drinks and water is also provided.
Alcohol and your own personal favourite snacks are not supplied but can be arranged prior to your arrival.
Power to the cottage is supplied by a solar-battery system offering 24 hour electricity. Rain water tanks provide our water. At Fowlers everything we need is pre planned and transported there prior to your arrival.
There are no shops, or pubs and a population of 8-10 people. It is a remote unspoilt place that exists by itself where you can relax and fish until you drop.
Peaceful, secluded and excellent fishing.