Stone and timer beam farm house with beautiful views of the Blue mountains, no hot tub but something even better - outdoor bath with a view !
strictly an adults only property and 2 night minimum stay.
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Featured in Country Style Magazine and location for the Jag/Colerado winter catalogue
and also featured Best Romantic stays in NSW by sun Herald.
Location for Macquarie shopping center mini movie.
Also available as location for photography
(please enquire about details and cost)
Step in the door and step back in time to a bygone era.
Filled with a collection of antiques and rustic country furniture / curios and constructed using recycled timber beams and reclaimed windows and doors from country properties and hotels. Everything in the house has a history and has been collected over a life time of treasure hunting.
At kookawood we aim to give our guests a unique experience so dont expect to see any modern furniture here. Except of course for modern conveniences like TV, Foxtel , Air conditioner, Bathroom inside the house has clawfoot bathtub overhead shower
and continuous hot water
Separate toilet room has a hand basin and mirror with eco friendly toilet.
Enjoy a luxurious soak in our outdoor clawfoot bath with a view
full country kitchen inc Smeg fridge/ dishwasher/microwave/gas cook top / electric double oven and grill /crockery / coffee pod machine / BBQ. Lounge room has six armchairs and two lovely 3 seat couches so lots of places to sit back and relax.
Huge open plan Lounge/dining/kitchen with large windows that have spectacular views out across the Blue mountains. Sunny upstairs reading room filled with books for those wanting to enjoy some quiet time curled up with a book on one of our comfy couches.
Both bedrooms, wrap around verandah and outdoor entertaining area have fantastic views and BBQ is undercover so you can enjoy it year round.
Enjoy a glass of wine in front of the large romantic log fire or snuggle up in front of the large screen TV and spend the night watching cable TV or choose a movie from our large collection of DVD's.
Another TV and DVD player also located in 2nd bedroom upstairs.
Telstra Prepaid wifi device is available at the house for internet access
- you will need to pay via your mobile to activate the device before use $20 will give you 3 GB of data to use within 7 days . Although there may be data remaining from previous guest stay which would be free to use.
We have a large reverse cycle air conditioner in the main living area for heating in winter or cooling during summer if you dont wish to use the
Huge romantic open fireplace at the heart of the home.
We provide one bag of wood free - please bring more if needed
lounge , dining and kitchen are open plan with 7m high cathedral ceiling.
CD's - multimedia system also takes ipod and iphone
great mobile reception.
Sleeps:- 4 adults maximum
( sorry no children - due to dams and ponds on rural property and the many antiques and collectables which are not easily replaced if broken )
King size bed upstairs - 2 adults ( 1 couple)
King size bed downstairs - 2 adults ( 1 couple)
(both bedrooms have dual control electric blankets,antique wrought iron beds/feather doonas / pillows/ pure cotton sheets)
please bring your own pillow if you have a preference
Under cover parking for 2 cars
We like to maintain a tranquil wildlife friendly environment so no motorbikes or shooting permitted on the property.
For your added security, this property is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts.
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Only a 20 minute drive to shops and restaurants
Entry to the property is via a private 1 km long driveway off a quiet country road. Our driveway is unsealed and not suitable for people who dont like to take their cars off bitumen or those with low profile high performance cars. Normal cars are fine.
Japanese bathhouse / hot baths over looking the lake / nearby - 8 mins drive
Only a short drive to:-
Lithgow town - 20 min (supermarkets,cafe's,shops)
Zig Zag Boutique beers / tours and lunch on saturdays - 25 minutes
Lake Lyell fishing/swimming/water sports - 5 mins
Japanese Bath house 15 minutes drive ( massage and spa's)
Truffle hunting / mushrooms in Oberon
Lovers of goats cheese ( Jannai goats cheese dairy )
Jenolan Caves - 35 mins
Horse riding /quad bikes - oberon high country trail rides - 35 mins
Blue Mountains attractions - 30 / 40mins
Bathurst - 40 mins
local country pubs - 10 - 20mins ( Rydal Pub only 8km)
Enjoy bush walking and exploring the 200 acre property
Swimming water sports and fishing - Lake Lyell 5 minutes drive away
Catch freshwater yabbies in the dam just behind the house.
Gas BBQ and entertaining area overlooks the pond and views
Outdoor CD player for music outside. BBQ is on the balcony / undercover so can be used year round .
Meet and feed our friendly pet cows / horses .
Watch kangaroos and wildlife from the house / balcony
Upstairs bedroom and library room have windows overlooking the dam so you can watch the animals drinking at the waterhole.
Please note: weekend rate is charged for any dates that include either a Friday or Saturday night. - public holiday long weekends 3 night minimum stay
( we do sometimes take 2 night stays at a higher rate - so please enquire)
This not a B&B so we do not provide food or any other services
PETS BY ARRANGEMENT -
Your pet will love a holiday here too!
Maximum of 1 large to medium dog - or 2 small dogs upon prior approval
please advise breed and number of dogs
Dangerous, aggressive or noisy dogs are not permitted on the property.
Plenty of room to run around and lots exploring to do.
We are dog owners so understand that your pet is an important member of the family too! and of course you want to take them on holidays with you.
Kookawood has a fenced backyard (250 m/2 + area just outside the back door or access via a doggie door - plenty of room to run and play ) not suitable for dogs that may jump over or dig under fence!
We also have a doggie door that leads out onto the front balcony so they can come and go as they please while you sit out on the balcony and soak up the beautiful views. (Front garden is not fenced - only back yard is fenced ).
There is a large pond in the front garden - we do ask that people keep their pets out.
If your dog goes for swim in the dam on the property please dry off before entering the house.
- we do have a few simple requests for all guests with pets.
Linen in the house is for human use only ! please bring your own dog blankets.
Cleaning will be charged if there is a need to wash blankets due to dog hair or paw prints.
Dogs must be on a leash when walking thru paddocks where farm animals reside
( injury to our animals can be caused by them having to run away from excited pets and or injury to your dog if they kick to protect themselves)
We do require that all owners with pets that shed hair use the vacuum before departure to remove any hair from carpets and floors.
If your pet does not like to be left alone and barks or is destructive please do not leave your pet at the house or in the garden unattended. We have a list of pet friendly cafe's and other places so you can take them on your days out.
Please pick up doggie poo from the garden surrounding the house and put in garbage bin before departure.
Our very friendly hand raised cows and horses and are known to pop their heads in the car if you stop to say hello - do not open the window if your dog is going to hurt them ( carrots and apples welcome !)