1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Explorer Country
  4. Dandry
  5. #4940119

Barkala Farmstay - The Poets Cottage

Cottage, Dandry

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Average $164 per night {{quote.pricing.message}} Total {{quote.pricing.price | format:'currency':'short'}} for

15 guests
5 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bathroom

Description

Barkala Farm/Pilliga Pottery is The Jewel of the Pilliga, nestled in a beautiful valley between the vast forests of the Pilliga and the foothills of the Warrumbungle Range, in northwestern NSW.

This is a truly special place you will never forget. Established by a German family 30 years ago, staying in this secluded valley is like stepping into another world, with its fabulous European-inspired eco-architecture, the energetic and wonderfully creative atmosphere of Pilliga Pottery, and gorgeous natural surrounds of farmland, bushland, craggy ridges and living forest. The organic shapes and colours of the amazing buildings arise from extensive native gardens teeming with birds, with little vistas, hideaways, and unexpected highlights wherever you look.

We have five guesthouses on site, each one hand-built using local materials, an eye for beauty and a desire to create a home away from home. Our hope is that everyone who stays with us will leave invigorated and inspired, brimming with ideas and with full hearts.

Each house is pet-friendly and most are self-contained and self-catering, but we are more than happy to provide home-cooked meals for you, from traditional German fare to delicious wood-fired pizza, just ask us Groups are welcome.

Our guests are welcome to enjoy the large swimming pool as much as they want

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The Poets Cottage

Tucked away behind our orchard, with a private drive-in access at the rear, The Poets Cottage is the ideal place for a quiet and inspiring retreat. This cosy yet spacious mud brick cottage breathes an atmosphere of yesteryear. Sleep in with birdsong around you, spend the evening reading by your own woodfire, stargaze through a skylight above your bed The Poets Cottage sleeps 6 and is self-contained, with a full country kitchen, a roomy bathroom, a campfire area out the back, and a BBQ on the front verandah. Pets are welcome. There is a fully-fenced verandah as well as a fenced dog-run.

$150 per couple per night plus $28 for each extra person per night.

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Things To Do On-site

Bird watching and guided bird tours - we have 8 threatened species near the homestead

Farm activities - feeding the animals, farm tours, join us for cow milking, visit our pet goats and lambs, chooks and guinea pig colony.

Bush walking - an easy stroll or something more strenuous over the ridges We have 6 different signed walks ranging from half an hour to 5 hours.

Enjoy the swimming pool

Stargazing - marvel at the famous clear skies of the Coonabarabran region.

Pony and horse leading.

4-wheel driving - either on our property or through the vast wilds of the Pilliga.

Camping or caravans welcome - we offer unpowered sites where you are welcome to stay.

Photography - rock formations, twisted trees, tiny wildflowers, beautiful wildlife, there are hidden wonders of nature everywhere around here, not to mention the fascinating buildings

Visit Pilliga Pottery Free demonstrations, fresh coffee and scones, wood-fired pizza, pottery classes, activities for kids, and your eyes won't believe the variety and colour in our gallery shop. Many people spend hours enjoying the wonderfully creative and relaxed atmosphere.

Coonabarabran Region

Barkala Farm is poised between the sprawling forests of the Pilliga and the mountains of the Warrumbungles. No shortage of natural beauty here.

We are an easy drive away from:

the rural town of Coonabarabran, our local centre, with shops, cafes, eateries, supermarkets etc.

The Crystal Kingdom

Warrumbungles National Park

Siding Spring Observatory

Warrumbungle Observatory

The Sandstone Caves

The Sculptures in the Scrub

And you can day-trip to:

Mt Kaputar National Park

Coolah Tops National Park

Baradine and the old logging villages of the Pilliga, including the township of Pilliga with its relaxing hot springs

Moree Hot Springs

Features

Books Children welcome Communal pool Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Fireplace Internet access Kitchen Linens provided Living room Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stove Telephone Television Toaster Towels provided Toys Wheelchair accessible

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