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An 1895 Australian country homestead, Wagon Wheels Country Retreat is set in the Illawarra escarpment surrounded on three sides by National Park and close to the ocean.

Premium holiday accommodation for all seasons in our homestead, lovely woodlands, rain forest, horses, birds, wild life, a private gate to picturesque Kelly's Falls 4 minutes walk away. Perfect for quiet bush walks and private picnics.

In spring or summer, cool off in the large in-ground pool and lie in the shade of huge, leafy trees or wander down the 160 foot long wisteria colonnade. Visit the beautiful beaches only 5 minutes drive away.

In autumn or winter, come and enjoy the sunny verandahs and roaring log fires. Get away from your busy work schedule and completely relax in a farm setting. Watch the animals wander around the eucalypt woodlands.

Wagon Wheels has a huge ballroom fully restored to original state with all modern conveniences, air-conditioning, TVs, DVDs, all view windows looking over the estate, circular drive with immense fountain and stone fish pond.

For some light activity, follow the winding lonesome trail to Kellys Falls, the jogging track or try the mini-gym. A unique stone access bridge and wrought iron gates give complete privacy and Wagon Wheels would suit film stars or just us ordinary folks needing a welcome break away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney. The property is an oasis in Suburbia set on the pristine escarpment.


Symbio Wildlife park 4 minutes away

Bald Hill 4 minutes away for hang gliding and vistas of glorious beaches all the way to Wollongong.

Sea Cliff Bridge 15 minutes and walk across it looking down at the ocean.

Stanwell Park surfing beach 5 minutes.

Hindu Temple visit 2 minutes.

Bush walk from property via Princess Marina track to the ocean.

Horse riding at Otford Valley riding school.

Plenty of restaurants in the local area

Otford pie and coffee cafe near Bald Hill with homemade fare

Dance in 45 ft by 20 ft grand ballroom

Sip port in winter by a roaring log fire and toast marshmellows.

Feed animals every day (birds, animals, ducks sometimes we see deer and rabbits etc.)

Relax with books and magazines in sun or shade under old trees in lovely open gardens. Nothing is cramped here.

Walk or jog around estate, visit rain forest, sit on large verandahs and soak up the ambience the total peace and quiet and absence of city hustle and bustle. Go home refreshed and full of country air.


Wagon Wheels Country Retreat
20 Lawrence Hargrave Drive
Stanwell Tops

*** Minimum stay 2 nights *** Single night $45 extra

Indicative pricing: For 8 adults to have exclusive use of the homestead which contains 4 rooms, for a Friday/Saturday night excluding those special public holidays listed below, and a 15% discount the tariff is $1156. For the same conditions for 10 adults (4 adults share the Panoramic Loft) the total is $1326.

Midweek Special: Hire the homestead for only $300 per night for Mondays through to Thursday nights. Excludes public holidays, school holidays and breakfast.

Honeymoon Suite (double bed, log fire, en-suite bathroom, TV, DVD and VCR)
$185 per night (Fri/Sat/Sun); $165 per night (Mon through Thu)

Panoramic Loft (huge room, access via large circular staircase, double bed, view from every side, fireplace, use of parlour)
$180 per night (Fri/Sat/Sun); $160 per night (Mon through Thu)
Note: can accommodate 2 extra adults in a double bed at $50 per person

Fountain View Room (double bed, use of grand spa bathroom and parlour*)
$175 per night (Fri/Sat/Sun); $155 per night (Mon through Thu)

Farm View Room (Twin single beds, use of parlour*)
$140 per night (Fri/Sat/Sun); $120 per night (Mon through Thu)

* Parlour has a fireplace, TV, DVD and VCR

Continental breakfast provided. Cooked breakfast on request at an extra $10 per person.

Extra children if the room can accommodate at $35 per child per night

Group Bookings (excluding public holidays):
10% discount for 3 rooms
15% discount for 4 rooms

Special Public Holiday pricing: (eg Easter, Christmas, New Year)
Honeymoon Suite $225 per night
Panoramic Loft $195 per night
Fountain View Room $225 per night
Farm View Room $165 per night
Children at $45 per child per night

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Wagon Wheels Country Retreat is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The waterfall is not to be missed and the lack of any tourist and having this as your private playground made it even more special. With our personal guide (the host Geoff ) we got some true treats :)Excellent location at a reasonable price. We enjoyed our break from the city life with this friendly and helpful host. Would highly recommend and stay again.Thanks
Date published: 2009-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I booked the whole homestead for a week...we looked forward to a relaxing time with lots of fresh air and peace.When we got there we all loved the beautiful and very peaceful surroundings, the pool, the animals, the whole beauty of the place.We enjoyed the escorted walk through nature and the Lonesome Trail, to Kellys Falls and the cave. Thank you for sharing your beautiful homestead with us Geoffery!!!!
Date published: 2009-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful surroundings, delicious cooked breakfast, wonderful hospitality Geoffrey, we had a great time as your first guests to your guest house.Thankyou so much,Stephen and Robyn.P.S Loved the open fireplaces!
Date published: 2008-07-14


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Swimming Pool, Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine

Continental breakfast
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Open Fireplace
Spa Bath
Swimming Pool
Washing Machine
Wheelchair Access

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