Cosy Cedarspan Cottage Makes the Perfect Weekend Retreat



And red.

This eye-catching cabin is a custom-made Cedarspan™, set on six acres of land, surrounded by English gardens.

Welcome to St Clement’s Cottage in Oberon.

The Cedarspan™ Verandah Design 3040, measures 7.2m x 5.6m

Karen, one of its owners, found inspiration for the colour while overseas.

“18 years ago, we were in France, and we saw a red house on a hill, and I thought we’ll go back and paint the house red, and my husband said ‘red’?”


When they had their Cedarspan™ cottage installed in 2011, they painted it to look like a natural extension of the house.

“It complements the autumn foliage, and we do have snow, so the red looks fabulous in the snow.”


The Cedarspan™ cottage (left) looks like a natural extension of the main house (right)


Winter Wonderland, the Cedarspan™ cottage looking picture perfect in the snow

Karen and her husband, David chose the Verandah Design 3040, which includes a high pitch roof, elevated floor, verandah, and deck.

As optional extras, they added cedar windows and a cedar entrance door.

They wanted vertical timber for the exterior, so they chose board and batten cladding.

“We thought it might look good to match the house, and everybody seems to say the same thing.”


The Cedarspan™ cottage in board and batten cladding with additional cedar door and windows

The Oberon couple has since had a custom-designed Melwood garden room installed on the property.

“It’s a mini version of the cottage,” Karen said.

“It’s a garden shed, and it’s quite a feature. It’s like a ladies’ cave for me by the vegetable garden.”

The custom Melwood Verandah 10, measuring 3.6m x 2.6m is used as a garden shed

Inside the Melwood, here’s what lock-up stage looks like with the visible foil sarking. External painting by Karen and David

And in keeping with the theme, David has built a cubby house inspired by the cottage.

“Everyone thinks it’s a Cedarspan™,” Karen laughed.

In the coming weeks, Karen and David will have another Melwood garden room installed.

“We’re going to leave that as a cedar. We don’t want to overdo the red!”


The cottage has since become a popular holiday stay on Airbnb, but family always comes first.

“We have children and grandchildren, and everyone always wants the cottage.”

“It’s almost a lottery for who gets the cottage!”

Karen and David have created a warm and cosy cottage

Over the last decade, Karen says the Cedarspan™ has changed their lifestyle, giving them an appreciation for the simple things in life.

“It’s slowed us down to stop and smell the roses.”


Cedarspan™ and Melwood™ are registered and trademarked brands of the Greenspan Group, a family-owned and operated company since 1976.


Dreaming of your own rural getaway?

We’d love to show you just how fast & easy it is to add a Cedarspan™ building to your property.

As a 3rd-generation family business, we’ve been building cabins, barns & cottages across Australia for over 40 years.

Click here to download prices, or give us a call on 1300 635 966 to get your project underway.

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Exploring NSW: Oberon

Sydneysiders, the ultimate weekend escape awaits you!

Oberon is a relaxing rural destination 2.5 hours from Sydney, that will make you feel a million miles from the city. 😍

Enjoy a  day exploring the breathtaking Mayfield Gardens, grab a fresh bite to eat at The Mayfield Cafe and then stay the night in a cozy Airbnb. 🌲👌😉

Scroll down for our full list of what to do & where to stay in Oberon.


EXPERIENCE: Explore hectares of breathtaking gardens 

Explore hidden gems across 16-hectares of perfectly manicured gardens.

Mayfield Garden is open 363 days a year (9am – 4:30pm, final entry at 3pm.)

Pricing is very reasonable (and infants enter free!).

Click here to book

Mayfield is the secret Aussie garden you have to visit - Starts at 60

Mayfield Garden


EAT: Delicious Farm-to-Table Food

A couple of hours of exploring gardens will work up a healthy appetite, so we recommend stopping by Mayfield Kitchen before you leave!

Open for breakfast or lunch, sit down and enjoy the seasonal farm to table menu which features produce grown on-site.

As one reviewer said; “Delicious food. Amazing presentation and big portions.”. What more could you want after a day spent in the sunshine?

Grazing Platter - Photo by Domino Houlbrook-Cove - Mayfield Cafe, Oberon -  Tripadvisor



STAY: In a spacious alpine-style chalet (that’s big enough to host your extended family!)

After a day spent exploring Oberon & surrounds, retreat back to a relaxing alpine-style chalet.

Lake Oberon Estate boasts not one, not two, but FOUR spacious chalets which can be booked for overnight stays.

Perfect for extended family get-togethers, this estate has plenty of space and beautiful facilities available to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

View Lake Oberon Estate on Airbnb


Looking for something smaller? 

St Clements Cottage is for you!

This chic little red cottage is a warm, cozy airbnb that is perfect for two (or just a few).

“Approximately nine kilometres from Oberon town centre. It is set amongst six acres of a family owned property where stunning English gardens meet rustic tablelands countryside.”

View St Clements Cottage on Airbnb. 

St Clements Cottage

St Clements Cottage is the Cedarspan 30C40 Cabin.


Have we inspired you to treat yourself to a weekend away? 

We love exploring rural NSW and all of the treasures this beautiful state has to offer!

Where should we explore next? Tag us on Instagram ( and you just might see your favourite destination (or hometown) featured soon!


Feeling inspired?  Create your own Airbnb or Holiday Property.

If you’re thinking about creating your own Airbnb with a prefab Cedarspan cabin, we’re here and ready to make it as easy as possible for you.

CEDARSPAN™ buildings are pre-made in our western Sydney factory to lock-up stage (externally complete) and then assembled onsite in just few days. 

It really is the quickest & easiest way to build on any rural property and has been proven time & time again since we started in 1976.

We have installers we can recommend, or you can use any qualified local builder to assemble the kit on your property.

Click here to download our price list, which contains dimensions + pricing for the Cedarspan range. We’ll be in contact within a few days to answer any questions you may have.

Already downloaded the price list? Click here to schedule a phone call so we can help you further.