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Tricklebeck Country Home on 6 acres with alpacas, chickens and picturesque dam

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

4 bedroom family home on 6 acres: an authentic country lifestyle experience

Tricklebeck is set on 6 acres of natural bushland on the exclusive Shipley Plateau with a huge paddock and peaceful gardens. Give your family an authentic country lifestyle experience: feed our pet alpacas, Pedro and Sylvester; collect eggs for your breakfast from our chickens, go yabbying in our magnificent dam and toast marshmallows in the outdoor fire pit. Or just watch your kids jump for hours on our giant enclosed trampoline.

The cosy family home has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 comfortably. The master bedroom has a queen bed and en suite, the second bedroom has a double bed, bedroom 3 has a bunk bed -2 singles- and the fourth bedroom has two single beds which can be converted to a king if need be. All the beds have electric blankets and both of the bathrooms have heated towel racks and heating lights. All bedrooms have heaters in winter or fans in summer.

The living room has a roaring combustion fire with firewood provided. It also has reverse cycle air conditioning/heating and a TV and DVD and blue tooth speaker.

The extendable dining setting seats up to eight and the kitchen has a dishwasher, oven, microwave and coffee machine.

There is also a laundry with a third toilet, washing machine, drier and iron for your convenience.

Additionally there is a large decked area for outdoor dining with a large BBQ as well as a quiet private balcony overlooking the fully fenced dam. The dam is great place to swim in summer! For the kids there is a huge enclosed trampoline, a swing set, a basket ball hoop and an array of sports equipment. Inside, they will find an entire wardrobe filled with toys and games!

The property has an abundance of native wildlife, including an array of birdlife that visit each morning and evening. Several wombats live on the property and the paddock is often visited by wallabies and kangaroos.

We also have a one bedroom luxury studio cottage on the property and can be rented out for larger groups. See "Tricklebeck Cottage" on this website.


We provide:

*Continental breakfast supplies (cereals, bread and spreads, milk)

*A welcome bottle of local wine

*Alpaca pellets to hand feed Pedro and Sylvester

*Wild bird seed to attract the colourful local birds

*any eggs laid by our chooks

*picturesque spring fed dam with yabbie nets

* free firewood for the fireplace

*linen and electric blankets for all beds

*fluffy towels

*fluffy doonas and extra blankets


*extremely well equipped kitchen

*espresso coffee machine and ground coffee

*kitchen essentials such as oil, salt, pepper, sugar etc.

* bluetooth speaker

*washing machine/drier

*toys, games and books

*sunny north facing decked verandah with BBQ and outdoor furniture.

*Outdoor fire pit for toasting marshmallows.

*Outdoor play equipment including giant trampoline, swing set, cricket set, balls and bats.

*private, authentic country lifestyle- wake up to the sound of the rooster crowing and birds singing.

* amazing seasonal changes: blossoms and rich colours of spring, autumn leaves, frosty winter morning with a chance of snow, and cool breezes in summer.

*Ask for a reduced rate if you BYO linen and towels

Blackheath and surrounds

Tricklebeck is only minutes drive from some of the areas best bushwalks and lookouts. Visit Hargraves Lookout for amazing views over Megalong and Kanimbla Valleys. Or drive down to Megalong Valley, through the rainforest and go horseriding or visit the tearooms for a yummy Devonshire tea. Shipley is also famous for its apple orchard, Logan Brae; some of the best rock climbing in Australia, hang gliding and the oldest and arguably one of the best bush walks in the mountains - Porters Pass.

Tricklebeck is only 5 minutes drive from the village of Blackheath, with its excellent range of restaurants, antique shops and lovely cafes and specialty shops. You must try the sourdough from one of the two local bakeries or visit the New Ivanhoe for good old fashioned pub style meals.

There are many local walking tracks at Govetts Leap and Evans Lookout or you could take a short drive to one of the various attractions such as the newly refurbished Hydro Majestic hotel, Jenolan Caves, the Three Sisters at Echo Point, Leura Mall and Wentworth Falls, all with their own galleries, antique and craft shops, restaurants, cafes and walks.

More Details

Deb and Belinda
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018


Blackheath House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , or can be configured as a king size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , set of bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , a room with views overlooking the paddock and dam
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Tricklebeck Country Home on 6 acres with alpacas, chickens and picturesque dam
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely extended family weekend away. As soon as we walked in we instantly felt at home. The house is well stocked with everything you need for young and old. The kids loved the animals, toys and all the play equipment while the adults enjoyed sitting around the fire. We will be back. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Charming and relaxing with loads of space to roam

  • 5 of 5

Between the lovely verandas, quiet gardens and big paddocks (with alpacas!) this is a lovely place for a quiet break. A well equiped kitchen means you can cook easily, and kids will love the swings, trampoline and animals. Comfy beds and plenty of toys for the kids too. Only issue is you will absolutely need a car to get to and from it - the road it is on is narrow and winding and I didn't see a single walker or cyclist on it.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Lovely homely house in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Tricklebeck. The house was very conformtable and had everything we needed. We loved the log fire, views and wildlife. Great to see kangaroos in the field in the evening.

Kids had lots of fun feeding the alpacas, chickens and birds and playing in the garden on the trampoline and swings.

Hopefully we will come back one day.

The apple farm just down the road sells the best apples too!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Perfect Blue Mountains break

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed at Tricklebeck. The house is lovely. Very comfortable and all the facilities need for a holiday. There are plenty of toys and sports equipment to keep the kids entertained. My daughter loved feeding the chooks and collecting eggs. Pedro and Silvester the alpacas are entertaining along with the swings and huge trampoline. The house has everything the adults could want - warm fire, comfy chairs and a large deck to relax on. The wine, loaf of bread and milk were a nice surprise.

I have recommended this house to lots of friends who agree it's great and we look forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Lovely. Definitely recommend this home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the home with two other couples and had a fabulous weekend. The home was clean, comfortable and very well stocked - especially impressed with the welcome bottle of wine and delicious bread. Plenty on and around the property to keep us early risers entertained too while the sleeper-inerers slept in the comfy beds and an easy base for the main attractions of the Blue Mountains. Will definitely recommend this place to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Central coast/UK


  • 5 of 5

Everything was excellent. Clean, quiet, warm and comfortable. Lots of native animal sightings. Plenty of space to chill out in small groups if you choose. Kitchen well stocked and a great BBQ. Owners provide all of the info needed and more if requested. Wood fire is well stocked and ready to go. Outdoor fire is lots of fun, collecting and setting up.Great position for sight seeing. Only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Blackheath station
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Blue Mountains


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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