History of Brown’s House Cottage

Brown’s House bed and breakfast cottage is a faithfully restored pressed tin cottage surrounded by a beautiful garden setting and picturesque rolling hills at the historic Boconnoc Park in the heart of the Clare Valley


The cottage is nestled in the gardens of historic “Boconnoc Park” homestead. “Boconnoc Park” is a modern day working farm and has been held in the same family since 1905. Boconnoc Park is still farmed by members of the Brooks family. Currently farming several thousand acres of cropping and running a large flock of Merino sheep producing award winning wool clips.

Brown’s House is a cottage in the hills just West of Clare. Named fondly after the Brown family who lived there and worked for the Brooks family for many years. Typical of the era Brown’s House was one of three pressed tin cottages built on the property in 1910.


Brown’s House has been sensitively and beautifully updated while retaining  a wonderful sense of the bye gone era which is associated with historic Boconnoc Park. The lounge dining area has a lovely open fire, tartan couches and original dining setting, tv, dvd player.  

For your interest we have provided lots of historic pictures and information about the cottage and Boconnoc Park.

As part of the restoration and upgrade the cottage has been equipped with reverse cycle air conditioning for year round comfort and the spacious country kitchen you will find  all the “mod cons” , electric stove, fridge, microwave and quality crockery, cutlery and glassware, table and chairs.

Brown’s House has 2 generous sized bedrooms, 1 with a king bed (which can be split to 2 king single beds) and the other with a queen bed.

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