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Rural retreat - nature lover's delight

Cottage, Tenterfield

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom


Located approximately 30km south of Tenterfield and 60km north of Glen Innes, Bolivia Hill is a geographical landmark on the picturesque New England Tableland in northern New South Wales. Sitting on a north-eastern slope of Bolivia Hill, our 136 hectare property is characterised by large granite outcrops and open eucalypt forest.

We invite you to enjoy a stay on Bolivia Hill in The Gatehouse which offers purpose-built quality accommodation for 2 people, with spectacular views over historic Bolivia Station and on to the ranges beyond.

The Gatehouse is self-contained studio-style accommodation. Features include:

- wood-fired stove

- quality furniture and fittings

- comfy queen bed

- cedar slat floor in the luxury bathroom

- fully-equipped kitchen with full-size fridge, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, rice cooker, electric frypan and that fabulous wood fired stove

- satellite TV linked to sound system, and

- and 9 m x 3 m verandah with BBQ and breathtaking 180° views.

A Stay on Bolivia Hill has something to offer all year round.

September brings into bloom a fantastic array of wildflowers including dainty terrestrial orchids, grasstrees, hoveas, leptospermums, and kunzeas. Bolivia Hill is host to a number of threatened or endangered plants most of which show off their amazing blooms between September and December.

Our cool summer evenings are just perfect for relaxing on your private verandah in the company of our resident wallaroos and wallabies who come out to feed at dusk within metres of the Gatehouse. Our summer storms usually rumble over from the southwest, cause havoc for about 20 minutes, and then travel on to the coast in the northeast. Complete double rainbows are common in their wake; and for hours afterward, you can enjoy a fantastic lightning show on the horizon.

Autumn could well be our best season with calm, warm days and cooler nights.

Whatever your preferred activity or non-activity during your stay on Bolivia Hill, from March to May is just about perfect for it. It is a great time of year for bushwalking and bird-watching.

Winter days can be cold and sometimes it snows.

What better excuse do you need for settling down in front of the wood fire with a good book. BYO favourite read or choose from our selected offerings from The Bolivia Hill Book Depository. Or you may prefer to soak up in the sunshine while lazing on the verandah. The starry, starry winter night sky is awe-inspiring and you can check it out in detail with the help of our star-gazing telescope.

in August, the wattles adorn the hills with layers of sunny yellow telling us that spring is not far away.

The Gatehouse is fully-fenced and has a single carport.

Well-behaved pets are welcome by prior arrangement.

Two telecommunications towers provide excellent 4G reception.

Lists of indigenous plant and animal species are available; as are binoculars and our star-gazing telescope.

Nature lover's delight

If you're passionate about Australian native flora and fauna and like to wander in the bush, then a stay on Bolivia Hill offers an amazing array of Mother Nature's best.

Over 140 plant species and approximately 90 bird species have been recorded on our property. Some of our plant species are quite rare, a few are threatened or endangered, and we are passionate about preserving this habitat and its unique flora and fauna. About 20 plant specimens have been taken from our property and forwarded to the Queensland Herbarium for inclusion in the collection. Our terrestrial and rock orchids are a feature not to be missed; but timing is everything, so if this is your passion, please talk to us about the best weeks of the year for observing these fantastic plants.

Birdos will not be disappointed on Bolivia Hill.

Expect to see wedge-tailed eagles at eye-level riding the thermals rising from Bolivia Station below, glossy black cockatoos will regularly spend a day feasting in the Allocasuarina trees, and flocks of honeyeaters, fairy wrens, finches, thornbills, treecreepers and whistlers will sweep through the gardens. A family of Superb Blue Wrens and a pair of Spinebills are resident in the Gatehouse garden providing some excellent photo opportunities from the verandah. The Gang of Four magpies has dominion over the south ridge and will mercilessly pursue any airborne trespassers.

And of course, we have no shortage of marsupials, monotremes, reptiles and amphibians to fascinate and amuse our guests. Some are secretive, others not; but it is always delightful to watch them go about their daily business and completely ignore us mere humans.

Discover a bushranger's hideout

Local historians tell us that one of the many hideouts used by the bushranger known as Thunderbolt is located on our property.

With its proximity to an old Cobb & Co track, a guided walk to 'The Cave' will take you back in time. The walk does not follow a formed path and requires a reasonable level of fitness and agility. There are many opportunities along the away for taking in some outstanding views of the northern New England Tableland; and if you really like a challenge, you can follow Thunderbolt’s escape route between two massive granite boulders with or without a torch.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Parking, Washing machine

Books Clothes dryer Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Eco-Friendly Garage Heating Internet access Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Satellite/Cable Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Washing machine Wood stove
Rural retreat - nature lover's delight is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 12.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Beautiful, immaculately presented property that is peacefully set on the crest of a hill with sprawling mountain views. The owners were extremely welcoming but left us to relax and enjoy.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Secluded luxury Wow thank you Trish and John for giving us the opportunity to visit your beautiful home and stay in the gorgeous Gatehouse. Magnificent views surrounded by wildlife. We both felt relaxed and were able to unwind as did our chihuahua Gilly in the fenced yard. Luxury in every corner. Will be back for certain. Glad we were able to bring the much need rain you were after. Arthur & Joanne.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wondrously remote, beautifully serene. Rich in character; all the creature comforts; vast natural beauty as soon as you step outside. It's a rough road in (no low-slung sports cars, gentlemen) and a fair hike to a township (bring all your groceries), but the idyllic, tranquil setting and rocky, bushland ambience is soul-enriching. Sunrise from the verandah will never be forgotten. Hosts Trish and John are welcoming then stay right out of your way; their eco-friendly lifestyle and commitment to making the home at one with its surrounds is to be admired. Bushwalks from the property are plentiful, but will require some serious footwear and willingness to navigate the bushrock terrain. Flora and fauna is plentiful (bird colonies off the balcony; wallabies fill the grounds at night). Fenced yard and hardwood interiors make it ideal for small/medium dogs (big dogs, not so much), but owners must be responsible to minimise impact of your pets on natural setting. For a couple's love retreat/battery-recharging getaway/writer or artist creative hub, it is perfect.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Immensely Enjoyable Getaway My Wife and I have just spent 7 nights at this place and we didn't really want to leave. For us it was so enjoyable in that the cabin and surrounding area just seemed to take us out of time governed by the clock as well as the busy schedule of a working day. So peaceful and serene as if time were standing still. Beautiful views from the cabin that you just don't seem to get bored with. John and Trish are wonderful hosts making sure that you are looked after without being intrusive. If fact we came away feeling that they were friends more than hosts. Our dog was also made to feel very welcome. A winters stay is very cosy and warm with the log fired stove. On our first night of arrival Trish already had the fire/stove burning for us so it was pleasantly warm in the cabin. For us we feel we've discovered a special place that we have to go back to. Thank you so much John & Trish hope to see you again.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent property! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cabin was clean and very well fitted out everything we needed was there! The views were amazing can't wait to go back not often I get to see the Milky Way from my cabin.
Date published: 2017-06-26
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Summer holiday 25 discount until 28 Feb 2018. Well-behaved pets stay for free


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