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St Albans, Swallows Nest

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

This is self catering cottage in a quiet valley just 1 hour from Dural.

Map Co-ordinates S33degrees 21.016 E150degrees 58.646

The 4 bedroom stone cottage and stables have been renovated to provide comfortable accommodation in a picturesque setting. There are 2 large queen bedrooms and 2 smaller queen bedrooms in the house. The converted stables has 2 doubles, 2 singles and a futon sofa in a single large room. There is an ensuite in the main bedroom with large bathroom and separate toilet in the house and an ensuite also in the stables.

The property is set on 16 acres adjoining the state forest on one side and the Macdonald River on the other. Go for bushwalks, visit historic St Albans and Wollombi, bring the boat and laze away a weekend on the river or just sit on the deck and watch the time tick by.

Enjoy cooking your meals at one of the three BBQ areas. Sit back and gaze at the stars as day turns into night in this quiet valley. There are BBQ's near the house, in the paddock and by the river, with a pizza oven near the house as well.

Swallows Nest is only 1 hour from Dural across the Webbs Creek Ferry at Wisemans Ferry and 10 km up the sealed St Albans Road. The ferry runs 24 hours for your convenience.

Prices quoted are for up to 6 people. Extra persons are $50pn each. There is a $100 surcharge for more than 8 guests.

Public Holiday long weekends for 3 nights are $1600 for 6 people plus $50pp pn.

NB LINEN IS NOT provided unless you are booking from overseas or interstate. We know it is impossible to carry linen but will charge $35pp for these guests.


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More Details

Brian McCabe
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2018


Lower Macdonald Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 6:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ensuite to Bed 1 - toilet , shower
    Stables Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower , Main Bathroom has a toilet and shower.
    Seperate Toilet - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bunk Rm has 2 doubles on bottom with single on top and futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom ! has an ensuite
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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St Albans, Swallows Nest
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 34 reviews

A great property with a very helpful owner.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was fantastic about Swallows Nest. The bushland setting with wide verandahs overlooking the valley were perfect for a relaxing weekend with friends and there's lots to do nearby. The accommodation is spacious and very well appointed. The owner is particularly helpful. We'll definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christine. We are glad you enjoyed our piece of paradise and welcome you to stay again
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Excellent property for quiet stay

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed property where there are plenty of things to do nearby or just do nothing enjoying the peace and solitude

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely secluded spot

  • 4 of 5

a beautiful peaceful setting and everything you need at this great property.

Only thing is the river is a lot further away than I expected.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

comfortable and secluded.

  • 5 of 5

It was just what we were looking for. Had my 40th birthday gathering there. Everyone was comfortable and relaxed. The owner is really cool and accomodating. Beautiful river swimming 200 metres from the house. Stables suitable for teens, bit of a dorm set up. Lovely views and plenty of wildlife. Comfortable mattresses. BYO bedlinen, towels, soap.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sierra, Thanks for the review. Hope to see you here again.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

What a great place

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to get away and relax and only be an hour from Sydney.

Our booking was for 8 adults and we were all very comfortable. If you bring enough supplies you have no reason to leave.

The place is clean and well looked after.

We enjoyed it so much we have already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great group getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great house! The photos dont do it justice.

We spent most of the weekend around the outdoor fire pit and using the pizza oven. Fantastic for large groups and plenty of room.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

St Albans District


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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