I loved everything about this house. The setting in the forest (aka bush) was beautiful and peaceful. The house itself was interesting, clean, and comfortable. The hosts were super gracious, and their dogs were sweet and loving. I arrived at Jade cottage with a rather bad cold, which pretty much ruined my plans to go wine tasting. Nonetheless, I had a wonderful stay just relaxing in the lounge in front of a warm fire. Goranka and Jeremy were incredibly kind to me, bringing me honey and lemon for tea, offering to make chicken soup, and checking in on me regularly to make sure I was okay. All that on top of their "standard" gracious welcome, which included sparkling wine and cheese.
The house is out in the country, about 10 minutes from Heathcote, so it is very quiet and surrounded by nature. If you like birds, do bring your binoculars, as the lounge has a wall of windows and the trees were full of birds in the morning.
This place was a private set of rooms (bedroom, bathroom, and living/dining area) attached to the main house. You can hear some noise from the main house, but there is plenty of privacy, should you need it. The hosts were very friendly, so if you want more interaction, that is also possible. My biggest regret is that I was not really well enough to get to know Jeremy and Goranka a little more.
I absolutely loved this place, but it might not be for you if don't have a car or if you want to be right in town. Personally, I enjoyed being out in the country and it was only a 10 minute drive to the shops and restaurants. They also have several very friendly dogs, who they can keep away from you, I supposed, but if you really don't like dogs, you may not be comfortable with them running around the property. The dogs don't come into the apartment, unless you want them to.
There was no central heating in the apartment, but the lounge was kept quite warm by a fire and the electric mattress warmer kept me very comfortable all night. I was there in the winter, and was quite comfy, even with a cold.
I highly recommend Sage Cottage as a very special place to stay in Heathcote.