Situated on the MacDonald River, half way between Armidale and Tamworth in NSW, and surrounded by picturesque landscape “Lochiel Cottage” is the perfect place for that rural short break or holiday experience. Lochiel Cottage is situated on our Cattle property. Our friendly cattle graze in the paddocks near and around the cottage. The setting is delightful with the cottage overlooking the river. “Lochiel Cottage” is fabulous accommodation for the fishing enthusiast.
Experience and enjoy the peace & quiet, rural views and glorious sunsets, all from your own lounge room or deck. A great place to experience country NSW. Fish, bushwalk, unwind, sit and relax or curl up with a book.
Revitalize your body and soul at this rural retreat. Drinking water at Lochiel Cottage is beautiful filtered rainwater. Shower in the fresh filtered water of the MacDonald River. Platypus can be seen at the river’s edge in front of the cottage most days.
Accommodation in this fully self-contained 3 bedroom cottage is ideal for couples, families or small groups.
Lochiel Cottage is a modern, fully self contained 3 bedroom cottage situation on a beautiful bend of the McDonald River. The accommodation sleeps a maximum of 8 guests, comprising of 3 bedrooms, (2 with queen sized beds, 1 with 2 x single beds), and a double sofa bed in the living area.
A cot and other baby/children's essentials and toys are also available. The living area has panoramic views of the beautiful MacDonald River. Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen with an electric oven, microwave & fridge freezer. TV, Laundry, tea and coffee facilities are provided.
A range of books, magazines, board games, DVDs and videos are all provided for your leisure and entertainment.
All linen, towels, doonas, blankets, fans, heaters, BBQ & iron are also provided. The cottage is serviced weekly.
Pets and tents are also welcome by prior arrangement.
Lochiel Cottage is fully self catering.
PRICING & LOCATION
A deposit of 25% of the total amount is required in advance to confirm your booking. In the event of cancellation 50% of your deposit will be refundable if 2 weeks notice is given. Balance of monies is required on or prior to arrival.
We accept cheques, direct deposit or cash. N.B. No credit card or eftpos facilities.
Discounts apply to regular visitors. Check in/out times are negotiable.
HOW TO GET THERE
From Sydney to Lochiel Cottage: 480km approx 5.75 hour drive
From Brisbane to Lochiel Cottage: 550kms approx 6.5 hour drive
From Tamworth to Lochiel Cottage: 80 kms approx 1 hour drive
From Armidale to Lochiel Cottage 80 kms approx 1 hour drive
Travel along New England Highway (40 kms) Take Bendemeer turnoff. Travel out of Bendemeer ensuring the pub is on your right. Once past the pub continue along the road for 16kms until you get to the corner of Retreat & Watson Creek Roads (Longford Station). Travel along Retreat Road for 16kms, after the bridge and small amount bitumen road turn left into Kingstown Road. Follow that for 4kms and ‘Lochiel Cottage” is situated on the left.
Travel along the New England Highway and follow signs to Uralla (22kms). As you travel out of Uralla towards Tamworth turn Right (just before the Matilda garage, with the big stripy red, green & yellow sign) and follow signs to Kingstown (45kms). Travel on Kingstown Road. “Lochiel Cottage” is situated on the Right, 12kms past the Kingstown Store.