Self contained 2 bedroom stone and timer beam house on 200 acres with beautiful views of the Blue mountains.
Character French/English barn conversion style home ( Aussie style )
For those searching for a true country get away with an eco twist.
featured in Country Style Magazine and location for the Jag/Colerado winter catalogue
and also featured Best Romantic stays in NSW by sun Herald.

This is not a B&B so we do not provide food or any other services and no other people will occupy the house - it is entirely yours for the duration of your stay.

Also available as location for photography
(please enquire for details and cost)

Please note: weekend rate is charged for any dates that include either a Friday or Saturday night.

Step in the door and step back in time to a bygone era.
Filled with a collection of antiques and rustic country furniture / curios and constructed using recycled timber beams and reclaimed windows and doors from country properties and hotels. Everything in the house has a history and has been collected over a lifetime of treasure hunting.

At kookawood we aim to give our guests a unique experience so dont expect to see any modern furniture here. Except of course for modern conveniences like TV, Foxtel , Air conditioner, continuous hot water, ( underfloor heating in bathroom - winter only ) full country kitchen inc dishwasher/microwave/gas cooktop/electric double oven and grill /crockery / coffee machine.

Huge open plan Lounge/dining/kitchen with large windows that have spectacular views out across the Blue mountains. Sunny upstairs reading room filled with books for those wanting to enjoy some quiet time curled up with a book on one of our comfy couches.

Both bedrooms, wrap around verandah and outdoor entertaining area have fantastic views and BBQ is undercover so you can enjoy it year round.

Enjoy a glass of wine in front of the large romantic log fire or snuggle up in front of the large screen TV and spend the night watching cable TV or choose a movie from our large collection of DVD's.
Another TV and DVD player also located in 2nd bedroom upstairs.

We have a large reverse cycle air conditioner in the main living area for heating in winter or cooling during summer if you dont wish to use the fire

lounge , dining and kitchen are open plan with 3 - 7m high cathedral ceilings. Great collection of DVD's / CD's - multimedia system also takes ipod and iphone
great mobile reception.

Rustic country kitchen features large english double oven with 5 burner gas cooktop and hotplate plus a microwave and fridge,dishwasher. Fully equipped and ready to cook up a feast ( please bring your own food )

Bathroom has clawfoot bathtub with overhead shower and continuous hot water & underfloor heating in winter.

Separate toilet room has a hand basin and mirror with eco friendly waterless toilet - it is a modern version of a composting toilet and looks just like a normal toilet but there is no need to flush. It is located inside the house

Queen size bed upstairs - 2 adults ( 1 couple)
King size bed downstairs - 2 adults ( 1 couple)
Due to dam and pond near the house
only children over 10 years or babies under 12 months are permitted to stay.
(both bedrooms have dual control electric blankets,antique wrought iron beds/feather doonas / pillows/lambswool underlay and pure cotton sheets)
please bring your own pillow if you have a preference

Under cover parking for 2 cars

maximum number of adults 4
or 2 adults + 2 children / babies

We like to maintain a tranquil wildlife friendly environment so no motorbikes or shooting permitted on the property.

For your added security, this property is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts.

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Only a 15 - 20 minute drive to shops and restaurants

Entry to the property is via a private 1 km long driveway off a quiet country road.

Japanese bathhouse / hot baths over looking the lake / nearby - 8 mins drive

Only a short drive to:-

Lithgow town - 20 min (supermarkets,cafe's,shops)
Zig Zag railway - 25 minutes
Lake Lyell fishing/swimming/water sports - 5 mins
Japanese Bath house 15 minutes drive ( massage and spa's)
Truffle hunting / mushrooms in Oberon
Lovers of goats cheese ( Jannai goats cheese dairy )
Jenolan Caves - 35 mins
Horse riding /quad bikes - oberon high country trail rides - 35 mins
Blue Mountains attractions - 30 / 40mins
Bathurst - 40 mins
local country pubs - 10 - 20mins ( Rydal Pub only 8km)
Laser skirmish - 20 mins
(all the fun of paint ball but without the pain!)

Enjoy bush walking and exploring the 200 acre property

Swimming water sports and fishing - Lake Lyell 5 minutes drive away
( or dam behind the house is suitable for dogs that like to swim )

Catch freshwater yabbies in the dam just behind the house.

Gas BBQ and entertaining area overlooks the pond and views
Outdoor CD player for music outside. BBQ is on the balcony / undercover so can be used year round .

Meet and feed our friendly pet cows / horses and chickens.

Watch kangaroos and wildlife from the house / balcony
Upstairs bedroom and library room have windows overlooking the dam so you can watch the wildlife drinking at the waterhole.

PETS BY ARRANGEMENT - Not all our guest have pets so please mention on enquiry

Your pet will love a holiday here too!
( maximum of 1 large /medium dog - or 2 small dogs on prior approval)
Dangerous, aggressive dogs are not permitted on the property.
Plenty of room to run around and lots exploring to do.

We are dog owners so understand that your pet is an important member of the family too! and of course you want to take them on holidays as well - we just ask that you follow the following rules

Kookawood has a fenced backyard (250 m/2 + area just outside the back door or access via a doggie door - plenty of room to run and play ) not suitable for dogs that may jump over or dig under fence!

We also have a doggie door that leads out onto the front balcony so they can come and go as they please while you sit out on the balcony and soak up the beautiful views. (Front garden is not fenced - only back yard is fenced ).
There is a large pond in the front garden - we do ask that people keep their pets out.
If your dog goes for swim in the dam dry off before entering the house

Linen in the house is for human use only ! please bring your own dog blankets

Dogs must be on a leash when walking thru paddocks where farm animals reside
( injury to our animals can be caused by them having to run away from excited pets and or injury to your dog if they kick to protect themselves)

We do require that all owners with pets that shed hair use the vacuum before departure to remove any hair from carpets and floors.

If your pet does not like to be left alone and barks or is destructive please do not leave your pet at the house or in the garden unattended. We have a list of pet friendly cafe's and other places so you can take them on your days out.

Please pick up doggie poo from fenced rear garden area before departure and put in garbage bin

Our three hand feed pet cows - Boo , Bella and Bob plus 2 horses Bobby and Sonnet are very friendly and are known to pop their heads in the car if you stop to say hello
( carrots and apples welcome !).
Collect fresh eggs from the chickens each morning.

Kookawood also has a website you can visit for more information & pictures. Just search for Kookawood then click on Kookawood Index.

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KOOKAWOOD is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a magical time at Kookawood. Thankyou so much for babysitting our Buddy! You have done an amazing job on this home, it really is a dream home!See you next time! Donna, Charlie and Buddy.
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Again a wonderful experience to share your outstanding home, you must be so proud of it. Lovely views and walks again and our dogs had a wonderful time. Thankyou for looking after us so well in all aspects, it makes it so restful!
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Found it very relaxing, views amazing,everything there you would ever need.Would recomend as definetly a place you have to stay.
Date published: 2013-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful house and views!pleasure to stay and will return.* when we win the lottery we'll be in contact if you are interested in selling.The Rowans and Van der stel's
Date published: 2012-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This has got to be one of our best holidays ever! The dogs are happy to award you the 'Golden Paw' seal of approval. The humans loved the chickens, eggs,decor and the million special touches. What a place! look forward to coming back.
Date published: 2012-03-18


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

king size bed / queen bed
Bushwalks on property
Clawfoot bath/shower
Clothes dryer
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Open Fireplace
Pay Television
Pets allowed
Rumpus room
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine
freshwater fishing
japanese bath house nearby
large open log fire
private residence
stunning views
watersports - Lake Lyell


MAIN TARIFF / IS BASED ON 2 ADULTS Extra fees apply for additional Adults and Children (babies under 12 months and children over 9 years only ) Children over 15 yrs are charged at adult rate Weekly rate for 2 adults - $2080 or $2300 for 4 adults

Last minute deal!

Stay before 03 Oct 2014 for 5% off.

Special offer!

October long weekend - 2 night stay available $750 ( 2 adults ) $850 ( 4 adults ) 3 nights - $ 960 ($70 discount - 2 adults) $ 1160 ($120 discount - 4 adults)

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $320 $690 $2190 2 $45 $30
* $320 $720 $2190 2 $45 $25
* $320 $690 $2190 2 $45 $30
* $360 $720 $2520 2 $60 $50
* $320 $720 $2190 2 $45 $25
* $320 $690 $2190 2 $45 $30
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Bond deposit $200 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 people.

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