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Lovely "Orangewood" Country Home - Pool & Views

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS! If you want a relaxing rural 5 bedroom farm holiday home with stunning views, a large pool, fireplaces & serenity then "Orangewood" is it.

Just 20 mins drive south of Orange and 10 mins away from the cafes of historic Millthorpe, "Orangewood" is a lovely self-catering farm holiday for friends and families with kids (11 guests). With plenty of space and views from Mt Canabolas to rolling hills, "Orangewood" is located on 12 ha of Angus beef cattle paddocks and the former "Gold Dust Winery" vineyards.


With a welcome gift on arrival, you'll like how enormous the house is (and all flat for easy access). Pick your bedrooms - there's the Rainbow room, Asia room, Bird room, B&W room and the Thing 1&2 room whilst kids get excited by their new surroundings. Stoke up the fireplaces in the winter, or jump straight into the pool in the summer, explore the property and settle in for the night. With plenty of space, "Orangewood" is very kid friendly and the house itself has views of Mt Canobolas and the green rolling hills just about from every window.

Wake up in the mornings to peace and enjoy the bird life and for those early-birds, enjoy beautiful sun rises. Wander outside in the gardens with your morning cuppa, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the crunch of frosty grass in the cooler months. For the active, nice brisk walks or a run on the local roads is very popular.

Back inside, "Orangewood" has an excellent northerly layout to provide lots of sunny areas. With floor to ceiling glass windows, it encapsulates the wonderful large garden terrace pergola and views across the front lawns & beyond. Enjoy your breakfast at the dining table whilst watching the bird bath and the beautiful rainbow lorrikeets fly in.

For all those home made Masterchefs, they'll love the large kitchen and freestanding extra wide oven, Gas cooktop, Large fridge, Asko dishwasher, entertaining platters, bench space and all the cooking (& cleaning) utensils you could need. There's also a condiment cupboard for use including local olive oil. In the large kitchen, enjoy your feast in the dining area with 12 seater, flexible configuration dining tables. Plus there's the adjacent laundry with ironing and clothes washing facilities if needed.

Perfect for the cooler months, Orangewood is well insulated with 2 wood fireplaces as centrepieces of the large lounge rooms. Enjoy the ambience with the firewood we provide and roast your complimentary marshmallows (winter only) whilst cosy inside. It could be a winter wonderland outside (July/August) if you are lucky to have snow.

In the summer, it's perfect temperature inside and out as the region only reaches low 30C maximums. You'll love the kitchen overlooking the 18m fully glassed fence pool on the southern side - closed in cooler months. Entertain on the large south verandah with the pool metres away which is great for kid supervision. Cook up a feast on the large gas BBQ whilst your drinks keep cool in the spare drinks fridge just inside the back door. We provide some basic pool toys, plus with the kids imagination, everyone will have fun in the largest private pool you'll probably ever experience.

With two separate lounge/living zones, there's 2 flat screen TVs & plenty of space for all ages. Books, board games and movie DVD's keep everyone occupied inside when it's raining. The Orange region generally has an abundance of blue skies and clear days, so during the day, use the expansive grass areas for outdoor games such as bocce, totem tennis, balls, cricket and a skateboard to name a few.

"Orangewood" is definitely great for kids to be free whilst the adults relax. The kids will love the toy/playroom complete with toys and books for a range of ages. Outside, there's a kid-made BMX style bike track with 4 different size bikes and helmets supplied in the shed. With grassed areas for outdoor sport games, plus toddler tree swing, there's plenty of dirt to play in and space for the kids to be real.

If you feel like venturing further, using our visitor guide, you can travel to historic Millthorpe and stroll around the village cafes and general store. That's one of the secrets of "Orangewood" - whilst you are in a rural area, you are only 15 mins from Millthorpe and great coffee/cafes. With the tourist information and Orange region winery maps we provide, it's not too far to whiz into town ie the bustling vibrant regional city of Orange, visit famous Orange wineries, be about 40 mins to Bathurst, or a day trip to Dubbo Zoo.

So back at "Orangewood" in the evening - the skyline is often just perfect for orange sunsets amongst the tree lines. Once the sun is set, from the back porch, the night sky and stars are just amazing. The Milky Way galaxy is falling upon you, it seems so close. Free of light pollution, these are skies you rarely see in metro areas.

When it comes to head hit pillow time, you'll experience comfortable and quality bedding with plentiful pillows and a bedside light. Winter wool quilts and electric blankets keep you warm in the winter with fan heaters. You don't need to worry about bathroom linen either, as we provide professionally laundered, quality bath towels, hand towels and bath mats.

We're also environmentally friendly at "Orangewood" so you can use our freely provided organic shower gel and handwash to keep our septic tank healthy. And for a better planet, we're proud supporters of the not-for-profit whogivesacrap website for our toilet paper, kitchen roll and even the box of tissues - using recycled, earth friendly materials to support developing nations sanitary needs.

So perfect for family groups and couples getaways, we welcome you to "Orangewood" for your next rural holiday. With uninterrupted views across rolling hills, relax and enjoy the birdlife or be active and enjoy the beautiful countryside.

Why stay at Orangewood?


- Large Gourmet kitchen, 5 Bedrooms + 2 living spaces with fireplaces

- Pool, Gardens & Outdoor entertaining

- Country Views, Bird life, Space & Serenity

- Welcome gift on arrival, Books & DVDs to relax with

- Kid friendly inside & out with games, toyroom & bikes

- Only 15 mins drive to Millthorpe village & cafes

- Walks & Amazing star-gazing & Environmentally sustainable

- Set nightly house price for 11 (no complicated extra costs) & cleaning is included

Additional Features

- Fully Glass fenced 18m Pool (CLOSED IN COOLER MONTHS Open Dec 17-April 18)

- Plenty of parking outside 7+ cars

- 6 burner gas hood BBQ

- Telstra 3G network coverage (please verify other telco providers)

- 2 x Small outdoor table/chair settings for portable dining

- Sealed roads until you reach property driveway (gravel for 200m and suitable for cars driving slowly)

- 18/10 stainless steel kitchen cutlery, crockery setup for 10-12 plus coffee plunger, teapot, breadmaker, large sandwich press, toaster, large selection of platters & serving bowls, chopping boards, wine glasses etc

- Portable fan heaters in the winter + 2 fireplaces with wood provided

- Open plan dining with 12 seater dining table ( 2 x 6 seater table for flexibile configurations)

- Informal 2 seater lounge in passage way for lazing on sunny days

- Radio//CD player with CDs, Speaker with RCA out for Android devices, iPod player

- Separate laundry with washing machine, dryer, cleaning and Ironing facilities + bar drinks fridge

- Full internal fire safety ie smoke alarms in all rooms, fire extinguisher/fire blanket in kitchen, exit lighting

- 2 x High Chairs

- Quality Bed Linen provided (Quilts, sheets, pillows, electric blankets)

- Organic bodywash and handwash

- Bathroom Towels, hand towels, bath mats, septic friendly toilet paper

- Cleaning included in nightly fee (excluding BBQ).

- Babysitting available on request (additional charges)


For 11 guests:

- Large Family bedroom with QB + SB (+ room for BYO cot) + access to en-suite bathroom

- 3 x QB bedrooms (2 with built in wardrobes) (2 rooms large enough for BYO cot)

- 1 bedroom with 2 x Single beds (built in wardrobe)


- 1 x Bathroom with Shower, Toilet, Vanity sink

- 1x 2-way Bathroom (from family bedroom and from hallway) with Bath, Shower, Toilet, Vanity sink



- THE POOL - We'll do our best to keep it pristine but this is a remote farm and leaves etc can blow in between cleans. It can be a bit cloudy if topped up from bore but is cleaned regularly. It also has green tiles, not blue which can affect appearance but it is safe and chlorinated.

- There is no WiFi/Internet - With the rollout of NBN Wireless, it is not suitable for mass guests who expect 'city-like' bandwidth speeds and want to video stream.Guests own mobile phones with data plans (assuming you have coverage with your provider) can generate wifi hot spots.

- This is a farmstay and council permission for holiday let is based upon no noise impact to neighbouring farms or animals so no noisy parties etc

- Refunds cannot be issued if weather causes the power to be out

- With any farm, you may encounter unwelcome spiders, rodents etc but we have done our best to ensure the house is free of pests without overdoing the chemical spraying

- It is a small working farm with vines and cattle but you do have exclusive use of house and property for duration of your stay

-Self-catering only: BYO Food - evening convenience/shopping/restaurants is really only available in Orange 20 mins away

- NO SMOKING anywhere on the property

- An allocation of wood and kindling is provided

- BYO coffee machine (because the owners don't drink coffee!)

- Please clean BBQ after use

- NO PETS - there is no secure fencing

- BYO pool towels

- Cleaning is done once checked out - it is not serviced daily

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017


Other Activities:

Millthorpe, 24 km to Orange


Forest Reefs Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 3 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • winery tours


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Lovely "Orangewood" Country Home - Pool & Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Very spacious, yet still cosy

  • 5 of 5

Orangewood is enormous - ideal for large groups - but with two fireplaces still feels cosy. Great kitchen, and everyone in our group reported extremely comfortable beds. The grounds are beautiful. Pity it was too cold to go out and fully appreciate them!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Winter Wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views, and the place is absolutely perfect for large groups. Two fireplaces means it's nice and toasty, even on the coldest winter nights. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Orangewood!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful home with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 4 couples loved our stay at Orangewood. A very comfortable home with the most gloreous view. 2 fireplaces kept the house very warm. Beautifully appointed and very comfy beds. Enormous kitchen. We had a wonderful relaxing long weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great house for big groups

  • 5 of 5

3 families spent the Easter long weekend at Orangewood and it was fantastic!

The house is enormous, very clean, warm and well equipped. There are several living zones, including a playroom with loads of toys, so kids and adults could do their own thing, or we could all converge at the dining table together. There is also a large, flat lawn perfect for cricket and soccer games.

The views in both directions are beautiful and the town of Millthorpe is lovely. We would love to stay again some time when we can also make use of the pool.

Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Millthorpe, New South Wales, Australia

Lovely, spacious property!

  • 5 of 5

Orangewood was perfect for our family of 11! The kids loved the toy room, and the place was large enough for their grandparents to find peace and quiet as well. The owners have made it very user-friendly, with detailed instructions about the property. The pool was also a winner with our group, and the glass pool fence made us rest easy when we left the kids with babysitters.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, baby and I stayed at Orangewood with a couple of other families this summer. Firstly, what a location! Sitting in a prime position on a hill, the property is beautiful and has stunning views. The house is long and very large and caters well for big groups or small. Heaps of bedrooms. Enormous dining table. Extremely well equipped kitchen. There are 2 lounge rooms at either end of the house so plenty of space to make yourself scarce if you want to. We didn’t make use of the 2 log fires due to it being summer and very hot. We did however use the pool. Great size and a fantastic backdrop behind it. Also an enormous porch to laze on. The house was very clean and extremely comfortable. Our only complaint was that a few days was not long enough! Very relaxing stay and easy to stay put at the property the entire time gazing all day at the views. But is a good base if you do want to explore Orange, Milthorpe or visit the wineries. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 11 guests. Property has 7 beds and can sleep a maximum 11 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $300 per stay

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