About the property
- Farmhouse2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
FUN & FUNKY farmhouse with sweeping 360* views of the stunning local valley.
"One of the 6 Best Farmstays in Oz"
- *Special Feature Sunday Sun Herald Fairfax .......
A FUN & FUNKY farmhouse that lets you experience sweeping 360* views of the stunning local valley. The farm itself and Valley it is nesteled into has been likened to a lush "Byron-like Hinterland".
And up until 10 years ago, "SOULitude Farm" was a fully functioning boutique Dairy Farm. It is set high up on 10 acres, and it is a cute 4X bedroom (98 year old) hardwood timber cottage and it has been tastefully and beautifully renovated.
The house itself sits inside a fully fenced house yard, and surrounded by fully established large shady frangipanis, mulberry, orange and numerous fruit trees.
You can sit for hours outside feeling the cool Nth East sea breeze in Summer, In Winter you can feel the warmth of the sun on the front covered deck, and then enjoy the "toasty warm fireplace" later in the evening.
*Maybe take a stroll down to the LUXURY of your own PRIVATE FLOATING PONTOON complete with twin DAY BEDS, colourbond roof and shade cloth drop sides to control the afternoon summer heat while you catch up on a quick nap or read that great book you've been meaning to finish.
Situated at the end of a "No Through" road, the property is completely private and extremely quiet. But SOULitude is still only 4 mins from the small quaint village of Hannam Vale, where you can get a capuccino, stock up supplies and alcohol, or enjoy a meal in the cafe through the week and the "Pop-Up" restaurant which happens Friday & Saturday nights.
This beautiful retreat is the perfect weekend or weekly country escape. Only 300km from Wahroonga, on Sydney's North Shore, it's an easy 3.25-3.5 hour drive north on the highway.
Scroll through the above photos or read the "Guest Reviews" below from previous guests, to see all that SOULitude has to offer.
FACEBOOK click here more info, photos, things to see and do......
You will also likely get to meet "Mr Butchy" our very tame resident Butcher Bird and make sure you also pat the cows. Watch ducks and wallabies feed at dusk.
*But if your very quiet and lucky, you might get to meet "Mr Percy" the local Platypus in our Lily Fringed Pond.
You will love the privacy of this hidden retreat. The only noise you will hear once you venture off the dirt track is the conversation of the cows in the distance and natural surrounding wildlife.
For those of you with Fur Babies, SOULitude is PET FRIENDLY and the house overlooks the aforementioned large water lily lined pond with your own luxury floating pontoon and the entire property itslelf is fully fenced making it the perfect escape for families or people with outdoor pets. It really is the place to create wonderful holiday memories.
You won't want to leave this piece of paradise and it's peace and tranquility you will discover here. It really is rest for the SOUL!
Looking for More than Relaxation? - Explore the Surrounding Valleys and Beaches!!!
Backing on to the Lansdowne state forest there is lots to do at SOULitude and in the surrounding Hannam Vale area and Beaches if you are keen to explore. This Coastal valley is green and lush all year round, with the luxury of having rich volcanic soil combined with one of the highest rainfalls in the state.
- Bring your Mountain Bikes and ride km's and km's of State Forest fire trails.
- Float your Horse up for all the bush tracks, and pristine deserted beache rides.
- Bushwalking, or just let the kids go exploring.
- Surfing From Port Macquarie which is just North, thru to Old Bar in the South
Some of the local attractions include:
- Swimming at Waitui Falls only a short drive up the valley.
- Diamond Head, Nth Haven & Harrington Beachs (10-20 mins).
- Checkout the Historic village of Comboyne
- Get yourself to the Blueberry Farm (picking seasonal) or Macadamia Farm
- Local Wineries including the famous Cassegrain Winery.
FACEBOOK - Take the scenic "Self Drive Escarpment Loop" pics on the STUNNING half day drive can be found on the SOULitude Farmstay facebook page -
See some of the most amazing and truly breathtaking vistas the Nth Coast has to offer including Big Nellie & the Comboyne Volcanic Plateaus. Back towards the Beaches you will find the Middle & North Brother Mountains and their Lookouts.
Seaside towns of Laurieton, Northhaven and Harrington, all only 10-20 mins away offer Fish & Chips by the shore, Restaurants, Cute Pubs & Laurieton has its Historic Cinema to catch the latest Flick. And remember your only a short drive further to the thriving regional centres of Port Macquarie and Taree.
Far enough away, to get way from it ALL......... yet close enough to do everything.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!!!!
Dave and Beth
David Byrne/Beth Clarke
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
We arrived at SOULitude at midnight 12 and it was freezing cold. The house was neat and tidy. Immediately we switched on the reverse air con and lit the fireplace. The farms were huge and lots of oranges, mandarins and lemons to pick from the trees at your door step. Some cute black cows were behind the fence, never a trouble to us. We could spot some wallabies far away. The kitchen was well equipped with lots of pots and pans. BBQ was also tidy. 👌�🏻�
The drawback 😔� was we went around the house few times looking for the 2.5 bath mentioned in the stay’s description. We found one in the house and that was quite big. The other bath was in the out house. That’s a huge bath with a transparent view to the farms. Because it was out of the house we could not use it much. Guess that should have been clear in the description of the stay. And we are still not sure which was the .5 bath that was mentioned 🤔�
Another drawback if you go there in the peak winters is that the reverse air con is not centralised so you would still be cold in the bedrooms, only in the nights though. During the day if the sun is bright and shinning then it’s quite warm in the house.
It was a beautiful place to be but guess we would come back in the summers and not winters.
Great place to spend family time
Lovely tastefully decorated farmhouse. Outdoor bathroom an experience in itself. Fun to sit and spot wildlife or swing under the tree.
Once again it delivers!
Once again Soulitude Farm delivers in spades. The new bathroom is a great addition and cudos is to Dave & Beth for the design and construction. Great location and so peaceful - just perfect for relaxing with a wine or two and our dog had a smile on her face the entire time.
Just a fantastic place and a we really recharged the batteries.
Hey thankyou Bruce...... Beth and I are so glad to hear your feedback on your stay and the new "rustic" bathroom, we had a lot fo fun putting it together and had always hoped guests would appreciate its charms. Best of all though is guests like yourself who stay again and again as it speaks very loud as to whether we are getting it right. Have a great week hope to see you again before too long. Dave
Amazing as always! Wow
Just enjoyed our second stay at Soulitude & it has not disappointed. The property was perfect for our 2 families that stayed. The beautiful front verandah catches the early morning sunshine to warm you up, or enjoy it from those very comfortable chairs. The outdoor bathroom was blissful & relaxing, I miss it already.
The kitchen is well equipt, with plenty of pantry supplies. The whole property ticked the boxes for everyone that stayed from preschool age to adult, there was something for everyone.
I always leave Soulitude feeling relaxed & recharged, and this trip is no different.
We look forward to staying again soon. Thank you to Dave & Beth for the fantastic stay!
Perfect farmstay holiday
Just had a fantastic family stay at soulitude - lovely home, complete serenity and close to so many fantastic places to explore. We had a great time at all the local beaches, lunch at the Moto art cafe, rainforest walks, fabulous lookouts and the fun Bago Maze - highly recommend. The property is perfect for 1 or 2 families, great kitchen, gorgeous bath looking out over the farm, lovely dam, super friendly cows - everything you could want in a family farmstay!
It all melts away.....
What an amazing way to start the school holidays! We set off to find some adventure and space for our kids to roam and discover, to also give us time to kick-back. They played endlessly outdoors with their sticks, climbing trees, talking to the cattle in the neighbouring paddock, who are apparently now named, Patrick, Coconut, Scarrath & Bingo! They used some of the fruit from the orchard to make us all fresh lemonade which was delicious! We spent hours at the Taj Mahal (...the pontoon by the dam!) where they swam and picnicked. The house is a gorgeous country home, a true farmhouse, with some well thought-out lovely additions, like the 'bathroom' retreat. It is spacious with its wide verandahs yet also cosy with the fire and sitting room. Just so peaceful, easy, and you instantly relax once you arrive....everything just melts away. Yes, one of those places! Did I mention we were two families with 5 boys (11, 10. 9. 8 & 6) so I consider myself an expert in regard to knowing what space and feeling relaxed is :). At SOULitude, it all comes together very nicely.
Hannam Vale itself is so charming and all the locals we met were very friendly and helpful. Dave and Beth are fabulous people to deal with, and nothing was a bother. You could easily while away your time at SOULitude or visit any number of the fun and wonderful things to do. A HUGE shout out for Benmar Organic Dairy Farm and their tour. Our 5 boys were so fascinated and learnt so much....and were exhausted. Truly passionate farmers just doing their thing. A regular everyday dairy experience, no fuss.
There are so many things to see and do......we will definitely be coming back.
Thanks for having us, we really all feel very grateful for our wonderful time spent at your property.
Hi Louise, Beth and I are so excited to hear you had such an awesome time, we will pass on your Dairy Tour comments to Karyn & Carissa on your behalf..........Thanks again Dave