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A Settler's Waldorf - 1850's rammed earth cottage

Cottage, Bathurst

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bathroom


Early settlers 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 rates with the tariff reduced for longer stays to $630.00 a week for two guests. Cold weather 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 Oberon, renowned for its majestic high country and the spectacular Jenolan Caves.

Delightful walks and pleasant drives can be enjoyed in the immediate area. The locality is excellent for cyclists. The Fish River has an abundance of tranquil picnic and swimming spots. Day trips can be comfortably made to the many nature reserves and national parks including Jenolan & Abercrombie Caves, Kanangra Walls and Evans Crown; 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.

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 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, photographers, romantics and those who enjoy the beautiful Australian bush.

Touch the sweet earth and find joy in the sky, the trees, the flowers and the abundant wild bird life at this peaceful 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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Eco-Friendly Fireplace Heating Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Stereo Tennis Towels provided
A Settler's Waldorf - 1850's rammed earth cottage is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from PERFECT GET AWAY the Settlers Waldorf had everything you could ever want to get away from it all and not see another person if that is what you choose. For people who are looking for a quiet laid back holiday with just the birds and kangaroos, where there is no television, no radio and no clocks this place is spot on, I highly recommend it. The sunrise viewed from the comfort of your bed is something that has to be seen to be believed. Perfect hosts and perfect place.
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from as cosy as a Fairy Wrens' nest This house is in such a lovely spot in Australia; pretty country roads,curvaceous Brett Whiteley hills, beautiful flora and fauna , railway tracks that disappear into the long grass, a road called Mozart...perfectly romantic for an anniversary . The house and garden itself is enough however, we need another three days just to try out every chair in every idyllic location, so I suppose this means we will be returning! [like so many do, the visitors book is an interesting read ]. Our last breakfast was out on the front porch, where the wrens were flying in and out of their nest in the roof, feeding at least one very loud baby...we have so many memories of this place already- very special. Thank you!!!!
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very quaint cottage We enjoyed out stay in the cute cottage. Gorgeous garden. Kitchen very well equipped. Beautiful flower arrangements throughout. Fire set & fun to light - a bit smokey but improved. A great place to get away from it all and catch up with family.
Date published: 2015-04-06
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
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