Author: Eat drink & be Kerry

They don’t get much cuter than Magnolia Cottage tucked away in Cooroy. It’s country Noosa pet-friendly accommodation that will fit all the family in style. Cooroy is in the Noosa hinterland, less than 30 minutes drive from Hastings Street. This means you have access to all the joys of a Noosa beach holiday on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and the chance to go beyond the beach with the relaxation of a quiet country retreat. Better still, you can take your family pets with you. You’ll enjoy bush walking and visiting breweries, distilleries, cafes and restaurants.

There are so many cute little villages to explore in Noosa Country Hinterland. It seems that nearly every village has a brewery or distillery, a great café or restaurant focused on local produce, and a gift shop or quaint store where you’ll find great browsing. Follow this Noosa Country Food Trail for a great day out exploring the region.


Tucked away in the outskirts of Cooroy in Noosa Country Hinterland, Magnolia Cottage is one of two Noosa Country Cottages properties. The cottage takes its name from the beautiful pink magnolia tree that was flowering in the garden during our stay. I loved watching the pale pink petals drift slowly down towards the ground.

The garden also creates a country Noosa pet-friendly accommodation that’s hard to beat. The yard is fully fenced and there are lots of interesting nooks and crannies for your canines to explore. It was cat friendly too for our indoor cat. There’s no need to open the ground floor windows in winter so the cat was safely locked inside.

Miss Bella enjoys the dog-friendly garden at Magnolia Cottage.


The two-storey house is cute and country in décor with cosy styling. You could spend quite a while just admiring all the carefully positioned collectables scattered around the rooms. There are books everywhere too, so there’s always something to browse. Although it’s called a cottage, don’t arrive expecting something small. This is a large dwelling with four big bedrooms, two spacious living areas and dining on the long verandah.

Since there were just two of us and two fur kids, we only occupied the spacious ground floor. This includes the open-plan kitchen, dining area and spacious lounge. The main bedroom has a queen size bed and plenty of storage space. A bathroom next door feels like an ensuite.

Plenty of room to relax at this country Noosa pet-friendly accommodation.


There’s everything you could possibly need in the way of pantry staples in the kitchen. From tomato sauce to bin liners, it’s all available, making it easy to self-cater. My favourite spot was sitting on the deck with a cup of tea, looking over the tropical garden and enjoying all the Noosa Country Hinterland vibes.

I could really see this place working for generational holidays too. With three large bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate lounge area on the top floor it is almost like a second house. Put your teenagers up there or your children and their small children all in together. So much space to enjoy.

The garden is a real highlight. It’s fully fenced so you can let your pupper roam in controlled areas, but around the dam, they need to be on a lead. Full of hidden corners and unexpected delights this is a garden to explore. Walk across the swinging bridge, sit on the end of the jetty and listen to the whip birds calling. There’s a firepit for night-time campfires and s’mores.

Find out more about Magnolia Cottage and Noosa Country Cottages.