The Cosy Cat Cottage


Toowoomba Pet Friendly Accommodation

Holidaying with your furry friend is a walk in the park at The Cosy Cat Cottage

Welcome to The Cosy Cat Cottage. We are your hosts, Janice and Michael Routledge.

About us

When we came across the humble cottage previously known as “Ivanhoe” by chance, it was love at first sight. 

At the time, we weren’t looking for a project and the cottage wasn’t on the market. As fate would have it, a week later when the itch of curiosity got the better of us, we drove past the property again and there was an open house. We knew from the moment we opened the front door we would be signing a dotted line.

Using Janice’s skills as an artist, Michael’s skills as a painter and our shared obsession for creating a quality renovation, we set about bestowing some well overdue TLC on the humble cottage and making it a friendly home-away-from-home for others to enjoy. The focus of our cottage is not only about the quality detailing, but also on providing a warm and inviting stay for others who love their pets as much as we do!

Whatever the reason for your stay, we are sure that our delightful cottage will weave its magic on you, just as it did on us.

Janice and Michael

Cottage features

Accommodating up to 6 guests it features generous-sized living areas, an outdoor deck for entertaining and modern touches throughout including luxurious linens, espresso coffee machine, cosy electric fire, reverse cycle air conditioning and complimentary wifi and Netflix.

As animal lovers, we wanted to ensure your pooch is well looked after with a fully fenced backyard, dog kennel, bowls and extra doggy blankets. Even the interior is characterised by our love of all things furry, with a collection of Janice’s feline and canine-inspired artworks adorning the walls. Many of our guests, in particular, comment on Janice’s cat-inspired tribute to Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” which can be found in the upstairs loft.

The original cottage is listed on the Mort Estate Historic Walking path as a character-listed cottage and has been a hidden treasure for some time. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.





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Toowoomba is a charming regional town on the Darling Downs of QLD, located just an 80 minute drive west of Brisbane.

Bursting with country charm, a booming food scene and beautiful parks and gardens it is the ideal city to soak up fresh country air, while enjoying all of the modern amenities an urban city offers. Known for its award-winning gardens and picture-perfect parks, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers takes over the city each September with a program of unique events, a street parade and some of the best food and wine found in Queensland. Visitors however flock to our city year-round enjoying our crisp winter air, rich autumn colours and stunning summer days. There’s never a bad time to visit Toowoomba!

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Cottage location

The best of Toowoomba is on your doorstep when staying at The Cosy Cat Cottage.

Close to the town centre and walking distance to the main attractions, shops and restaurants our homely cottage is a short stroll to everything you need. Located in Toowoomba’s oldest subdivision, The Mort Estate, The Cosy Cat Cottage offers guests a unique opportunity to peer back through Toowoomba’s history and discover a range of building styles and design details unique to our town. We recommend our guests take the Mort Estate Historic walking path which can be found here. At the end of a leisurely day exploring, you’ll be extra glad you brought your pooch along as you snuggle up together in front of the fire or cool down in the breeze on the back deck.