Coalface B&B is brand new and purpose-built. It is tucked away on the Illawarra escarpment behind the patrolled beach of Coledale and the dog friendly off-leash Sharky's beach, named after a man, not a fish.
What makes Coalface B & B so special is that you are just minutes away from a wide choice of surfing beaches, ocean rock pools, bush-walks, good coffee and food. When you are here you could be a million miles away, with none of the inconvenience of distance.
On the property itself, there are 7 acres of land for the adventurous to explore.The vegetation ranges from Eucalyptus to Rain-forest, with iconic Red Cedars, Sandpaper Figs and towering Turpentines. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of Lyre Birds, Wallabies and a vast amount of bird life, from tiny Blue Wrens to the matronly Wonga Pigeon as it waddles around foraging on the forest floor before reluctantly getting airborne.
Coalface B & B is brand-new and has been purpose-built for luxury accommodation. This means that convenience and comfort is built-in with parking right at the door, a private outdoor terrace separated from the family home by a brick courtyard wall, a hot &cold outdoor shower, solely for guest use, a large indoor bath with views, a kitchenette and a separate entrance.You have a large orchard to wander and relax in and at night you can settle round the sandstone fireplace and enjoy an open fire under the stars.
Coalface B & B is an open plan studio style accommodation with a kitchenette and a private bathroom. The large bath comfortably overlooks the orchard and ocean views -lovely at dusk as the sky turns pink.... There is a large stacker sliding door opening from your room onto a sandstone terrace separated from the family home and garden by a brick courtyard wall.
When at Coalface, you are offered as standard a generous breakfast of juice, cereals, toast with a variety of condiments, bacon, eggs and 'pod' coffee or tea that you can cook and eat at your leisure. One of our favourite things to do is a refreshing morning swim and a late cooked breakfast over Sunday papers...mmm.
Value, comfort, indoor and outdoor room to relax.... does this sound like what you're after?
There are wonderful walking tracks nearby, with the Royal National Park and the Wodi Wodi track to the north and Gibson's and Sublime Point tracks to the south. A 30km coastal cycling track is also nearby.
Coalface B & B is situated on the site of the historic No. 2 Bulli Coal Mine which opened in the 1890's. The original Brick mine portals can still be seen. Simpson, of Simpson and the Donkey fame, worked here briefly before going to fight at Gallipoli. It was also the last mine in Australia to use Pit Ponies to pull the coal out.
Coledale is just over the Seacliff Bridge nestled between the magnificent Illawarra escarpment and a string of glorious sandy beaches. Coledale has a well-equipped general store / newsagent and an R.S.L. providing lunches and dinners Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun. There is a popular restaurant, as well as 2 cafes, a pizza and fish & chip place and a fine wine shop.
Give your dog some 'holiday time' as well at the leash-free local Sharky's beach. Pets by arrangement on booking Note; this property is not fenced.
Enjoy a beach-side BBQ at Coledale Beach, patrolled 7 days in the summer, with free BBQ's under the stately Norfolk Pines. Coledale hosts a vibrant monthly market 4th Sunday each month. Great food and bargins to be found.
Surfers will be glad to know we are a stone's throw from Tommo's, Sharkys and the Boiler room. Not much further to Peggy's, McCauleys and Sandon Point.
There is great snorkeling to be had around the rocky headlands and bays. For a small fee some gear is available.
The relaxation of a country holiday by the beach - enjoy an evening campfire...
We are 1 hour south of Sydney airport.
Coledale train station is a 5 min walk away, We can pick you up if enough notice is given
Laundry can be done by arrangement
Well behaved pets are welcomed by arrangement upon booking. please note- this property is NOT fenced. Pets must be supervised or on leash/tether whilst on property at all times
A brand new inner-sprung sofa bed is provided suitable for 2 children or 1 extra adult. Please note - this property is NOT fenced. Children must be under adult supervision at all times
No smoking in the rooms
You can visit my wood work studio on the property and see real furniture being made and restored.
A large DVD library to be enjoyed Linen and Towels provided
Check out is 11.00 am Check in is 3.00 pm These may be varied for your convenience if bookings allow.
Turn up and relax
Recent comments in our guest book:
"Thank you for a beautiful "mini break" mid week. The views, fire pit and bath were all highlights. We would love to come back again and will be recommending you", Sam, Dwayne, Wren & Mahli.
Goulburn, Jan 15.
"Thank you soo much for a lovely city escape And thank you again for the "shopping tour" when we arrived. :" Surry Hills Girls. Jan 15.
"Wonderful break during a month in Sydney. It ticked all the boxes with the contrast between the rain forest and the beaches. Brad and Carol you have been perfect hosts, we hope to be back" Gudrun and Paul, London, UK. Nov. 14
"Thank you for a great stay. The cottage is very comfortable and modern, the setting tranquil and the hosts lovely. Also thanks for allowing our friends to visit for lunch." Stephen & Allen,. Sydney Nov 14.