Description

Early settlers rammed earth cottage on a small farm offering a tranquil retreat for adults. Old fashioned charm and simplicity, modern comfort, peaceful and private, open log fire place and electric heaters, splendid central tableland views. Self catering. Reasonable prices with the tariff reduced for longer stays to $300.00 for three nights down to $560.00 a week for two guests. Winter heating surcharge of $10.00 per night.

A Settler's Waldorf accommodates four guests in two bedrooms - one with twin King single beds and the other with a Queen sized bed. Dogs and other pets are not allowed.

Your privacy is respected and assured. The cottage has a private entrance and is located approximately 150 metres from the owner's residence which is secluded in a rambling country garden of many mature trees. Guests are welcome to play tennis on the granite court near the main house.

Yesteryear's simplicity is the essence of this cosy cottage without clocks, telephone, television and digital clutter. Fragrant old fashioned roses and perennials blend with Australian plants in a water wise garden.

Well placed for exploring the region, A Settler's Waldorf is six kms from the National Trust classified village of O'Connell; 25 kms from Australia's oldest inland settlement Bathurst; 50 kms from the Industrial Heritage City of Lithgow and 30 kms from caves country Oberon.

Delightful walks and pleasant drives can be enjoyed in the immediate area. The Fish River has some great picnic and swimming spots. Day trips can be comfortably made to the many nature reserves and national parks (including Jenolan & Abercrombie Caves and Kanangra Walls); authentic former gold mining settlements such as Hill End and Sofala and various other interesting early settled villages many of which have been classified by the National Trust.

A picnic at Flat Rock on the beautiful Fish River; a walk up Evan's Crown with its impressive massive granite boulders; and a visit to enchanting Longwood Studio and the Old Schoolhouse Art Gallery at Tarana (residence of artist and illustrator, Sandra Laroche) are three of many pleasurable local outings we can highly recommend when you stay at A Settler's Waldorf.

Popular rendezvous for the locals and visitors is The O'Connell Avenue Cafe and Store located in the old Butcher's Shop and open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Jo and Sandra give you the warmest welcome and brew excellent coffee from locally roasted beans. Delicious meals are reasonably priced with a tempting selection of sweet treats to accompany tea and coffee. Jo and Sandra have created their own special Avenue blend of O'Connell's Fish River Roasters coffee. The O'Connell Avenue Cafe has been named in honour of O'Connell Anzac Memorial Avenue, a beautiful living Cathedral of Desert Ash, which is viewed from the cafe courtyard. The Avenue is a national treasure and is significant as one of only a few surviving First World War avenues of honour in Australia.

O'Connell is rich in Australian colonial history and is listed on the Register of the National Estate. It was one of the first places settled by Europeans west of the Blue Mountains following the completion of Cox's Road in 1815. A Settler's Waldorf is one of the remaining early earth buldings of the O'Connell area. These comprise the oldest group of earth buildings in Australia.

O'Connell's high country has four distinct seasons from hot summers to chilly winters when the air is crisp, clear and invigorating. There are glorious displays of spring and autumn colour. The changing seasons and quality of light, the picturesque landscape, make A Settler's Waldorf a paradise for gardeners, artists, writers, romantics and those who enjoy the beautiful Australian bush.

Touch the sweet earth and find joy in the sky, in the trees and the flowers at this simple place. Do nothing more energetic than listen to the figs grow (and eat them in season) and relax with a good book by a winter's log fire.

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A Settler's Waldorf is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, Relaxing, Peaceful We took our kids on an adventure: Jenolan Caves, Bathurst to fossick, Dubbo Zoo fora sleep out experience. We didn't want a motel on a busy road along the way so we booked A Settlers Waldorf, 10 min from Bathurst. Out in the country and fresh air, a beautiful, mud brick farmhouse full of character, warmth and flavour. We loved everything from the vase of apple blossoms to the wood fire and paddocks surrounding us. It was peaceful and relaxing and exciting and invigorating. Highly recommended with a wonderful, inspirational host.
Date published: 2014-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had a lovely time at settlers waldorf, neat and tidy..a beautifully romantic place to stay, with open fire and comfortable bed.. So peaceful and very relaxing. Will be back!
Date published: 2009-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a wonderful time staying at Settler's Waldorf. It was a perfect size for two adults and two kids. The kids loved picking the ripe figs and eating them fresh off the tree and loved the curious cows on the other side of the fence. The house was very well equipped, and while it doesn't have a TV/DVD etc, it didn't worry us as we were only staying 2 nights and we were in and out much of the time anyway. All in all, a lovely place and excellent value for money.
Date published: 2008-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a beautiful little cottage. Nice, cosy, peaceful and relaxing!
Date published: 2008-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Exactly what we expected. Beds, linen, towels perfect, peaceful and atmospheric. Talked to our kids for the first time in a long time!
Date published: 2008-05-29

Features

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Parking

Barbeque
Cooking Facilities
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Microwave
Non-Smoking
Open Fireplace
Parking
Stereo
Tennis Courts
Towels Supplied

Prices

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)
* $110 $220 $560 2 $20 $0

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 4 adults. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 people.

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