About the property
- Bed And Breakfast
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ARMIDALE AWARD WINNING B&B in an enchanting garden. Cooked Breakfast included.
ARMIDALE B&B - winner of award of excellence in customer service - (as quoted by guests) "BEST BREAKFAST EVER", INCLUDED in the TARIFF. An unforgettable warm and friendly farmstyle Bed & Breakfast experience awaits you in this cosy atmosphere only 6km from historic Armidale. Nestled in an enchanting cottage garden with the friendly company of personality farm animals, the free-standing cottage allows guests to enjoy private ensuite accommodation. The historic cottage with its two bedrooms and ensuite, although not large, is well equipped with a selection of books, magazines and activities, and there are heaters in every room with good insulation and electric blankets on all the beds. Fans are provided for the warmer weather. Microwave, BBQ with crockery and cutlery are also available. Beautiful gourmet breakfasts enjoyed beneath the canopy of fruit trees, are a specialty and included in the tariff. Bread is home baked and preserves are lovingly made from fruit trees in the garden.
Enjoy the company of the friendly farm animals; Sassy the new Border Collie pup who loves to welcome all guests, a personality filled cat, a cheeky miniature horse, ducks, geese and hens for the children to feed and collect the eggs.
Option of delicious and intimate candlelit dinner with complimentary bottle of wine,or a short drive to town to dine at one of the many restaurants. Your hosts will help you with ideas according to your preference in places to choose for dinner. The chance to relax and enjoy country hospitality at its best - " warm, friendly and generous". Magnificent waterfalls nearby and bushwalking through Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
Poppy's Cottage is pet friendly, however please phone for requirements for your pets as there are some restrictions.Clean and well behaved dogs will be welcomed.
Book for a night - book for a week - you will be welcomed and you will enjoy your experience at Poppy's Cottage!
Armidale with its unique blend of culture, state of the art technology, educational diversity and natural beauty is a city offering everything worth living for. Situated in the country half way between Sydney and Brisbane and only two hours from the coast, it enjoys a warm summer, tones of amber during the autumn, a crisp winter and an exhilarating spring. Resting high on the Northern Tablelands, it is the most cosmopolitan NSW city outside Sydney catering for harmonious living for 24,000 citizens from 53 different nationalities.
Armidale's educational facilities have attracted students, academics and their families from all over the world adding a multicultural dimension to the city and events hosted by different ethnic groups add vitality, spice and colour, making life in Armidale an enriching experience.
Experience the natural beauty of spectacular waterfalls and vast Gorges in nearby World heritage listed national parks. Step back in time and see how the early pastoralists lived at Saumarez Homestead, a grand national trust home and also Booloomimbah at the University of New England.
Less than two hours drive from Armidale along sealed roads is the spectacular gorge country of the New England National Park. Included in the World Heritage List, it offers views of magnificent unspoiled wilderness as far as the eye can see. Only 15 minutes drive from Poppy's Cottage, guests may stroll along the easy walks and enjoy the breathtaking panoramas of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and Dangars Gorge with waterfalls after the rain. They may view spectacular lookouts as well as exploring more testing treks.
In the adjacent lane kangaroos may be seen grazing each morning and also may be seen living in the bushes of the extinct volcanic plug on the property. For the energetic; guests may climb the extinct volcano and stimulate a good appetite for their hearty Poppy's Cottage breakfast.
You can then settle back under the fruit trees in an enchanting garden and enjoy the delicious meal served to you at your leisure. Spend the day relaxing in the shaded 2 acres of gardens or explore the town in the daily bus tour to hear the highlights of life in Armidale from its beginnings to the current time. There is information in the cottage for a self drive tour by car or a walk around the town to see some of the lovely old buildings and their attractive architecture. If you decide to stay longer your hosts will be happy to help you with information about the magnificent walks and sights of the local National Parks nearby.
Jake and Poppy Abbott
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Jake and Poppy Abbott
Warm and welcoming hosts who LOVE to share their home and lifestyle with you.
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
Armidale Poppy’s Cottage, Winner of Armidale Tourist award for excellence in Customer Service, is set on 140 acres only 10 minutes from the heart of historic Armidale. Enjoy cosy and warm accommodation in the “Settlers’ Cottage” adjoining the turn of the century homestead. The Cottage is set in about 2 acres of established, leafy, English style garden, interspersed with old-fashioned perennials and roses. With 2 bedrooms and ensuite, the cottage is totally private. Guests have the option of a delicious three-course dinner by candlelight, with complimentary bottle of wine. Wonderful breakfasts include a large selection of fresh and poached fruits, yoghurt, freshly squeezed orange juice as well as a full cooked breakfast. The bread is home baked and the jams are made from the fruit trees in the garden. Breakfast may be served during the warmer weather in the garden under the canopy of the fruit trees, and to the music of birdcall. Children may enjoy feeding the pet animals and collecting eggs from the hens. All the farm animals are very friendly. Coki, the cheeky miniature is loved by all. The new addition, a loving border collie pup Sassy, is charming the guests and owners alike. Poppy’s Cottage is the ideal base to experience Armidale’s culture, tourist attractions. Further along the road, visit world class National Park and spectacular waterfalls. (The walks in the park are stunning). Enjoy tasting wines from the adjacent winery or, during the weekend, sampling a delicious lunch in the gardens of the vineyard homestead. Safe undercover parking for your vehicle if you require this. Your hosts look forward to making you welcome. Your hosts have enjoyed offering welcoming bed and breakfast accommodation for over 27 years.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Very cute and comfortable
Poppy and Jake were just lovely people. They were warm and engaging, provided a wonderful breakfast, their whole approach was very inclusive
Just perfect, breakfast served in the garden #delicious #homemade EVERYTHING. perfect wonderful hosts. such a wonderful experience..
Small but warm, friendly and accommodating
We enjoyed our stay here but with two small children we found the cottage a bit on the small side. There is no separate living area only two bedrooms and the couch, fridge and microwave are in the kids room so can be tricky for parents to relax after they go to bed. Hosts were very friendly and happily assisted with dietary requirements. Breakfasts were lovely but hosts couldn't serve them early due to prep time. Hamper available though. Dinner also nice but reasonably expensive for what you got. Our toddler loved the farm animals.
Sweet cottage in beautiful gardens. The breakfasts were superb as was the hospitality. It is quite small but well appointed.
A truly relaxing weekend in lovely surrounds with delightful hosts. Breakfast was exceptional. Poppy delights included farm fresh eggs, home made bread and homemade jams. The gardens are just gorgeous!
Our Hosts were warm and friendly. The candlelight dinner was
perfect and the breakfast delicious. A great escape for us both !