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.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A PARTY HOUSE.
A welcome bottle of local wine
Milk and cereals for breakfast
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 doonas and extra blankets
extremely well equipped kitchen
espresso coffee machine and ground coffee
kitchen essentials such as oil, salt, pepper, sugar etc.
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.