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St Albans, Swallows Nest

Lower Macdonald, NSW, Australia
  • Farmhouse
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

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.



Brian McCabe

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018


    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 5
        5 queen, 2 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Bunk Rm has 2 doubles on bottom with single on top and futon


        • 3 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Rural
              • Waterfront


                  • Family
                  • Romantic


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Fireplace
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Parking
                          • Telephone


                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining Area


                                      • Books
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Toys


                                          • Balcony
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                          • Outdoor Grill


                                              • smoking allowed

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • fishing

                                                    House Rules

                                                    Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                    Check-out: 6:00 PM

                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                    Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                    31 Reviews


                                                    Latest reviews

                                                    comfortable and secluded.

                                                    sierra b.Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

                                                    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.

                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                    Hi Sierra, Thanks for the review. Hope to see you here again.

                                                    What a great place

                                                    Mark C.Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

                                                    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.

                                                    Great group getaway

                                                    PETA T.Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

                                                    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.

                                                    Amazing, beautiful, quiet :)

                                                    Greg M.Ropes Crossing, New South Wales, Australia

                                                    I cannot say enough good things about this property. Spacious, homely, warm and so lovable. Plenty of space, but at the same time nothing is too far away. Loved the no phone reception, being off the grid for a couple of days meant I didn't even look at my phone once!

                                                    The pizza oven was a godsend! Pizza's cooked in a wood fired oven taste infinitely better than in a normal oven :)

                                                    Can't wait to come back, hopefully we'll be able to use the spa next time :)

                                                    Wonderful Stay

                                                    peta s.Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

                                                    Swallows Nest is amazing. A lovely relaxing time away with family and friends.

                                                    Comfortable, well equipped, large deck, best pizzas ever in the outdoor pizza oven.

                                                    Fantastic stay!

                                                    Margot W.

                                                    The property was amazing! Home owners made the house very livable! Really enjoyed not having phone signal which gave everyone peace and quiet. Swimming in the river was lovely! Plenty of space to do as much or as little as wanted.

                                                    Would definitely stay here again!


                                                    Lower Macdonald, NSW, Australia

                                                    Rates & Availability

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                                                    31 Reviews
                                                    Wonderful 4.8/5
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                                                    Property # 9022389