"One of the 6 Best Farmstays in Oz"
- Special Feature Sunday Sun Herald Fairfax 13//07/14.......
A FUN & FUNKY farmhouse that lets you experience sweeping 360 degree views of the stunning local valley. Up until 10 years ago, "SOULitude Farm" was a fully functioning boutique Dairy Farm. It is set high up on 9 acres, and it is a cute 4 bedroom 96 year old hardwood timber cottage and is beautifully renovated.
The house itself is fully fenced and surrounded by fully established large shady, frangipani's, orange and numerous fruit trees. It has been likened to a lush "Byron-like Hinterland" where you can sit for hours outside feeling the cool Nth East sea breeze in Summer, In Winter you can feel the warmth of the sun on the front covered deck, and then enjoy the "toasty warm fireplace" later in the evening.
Maybe take a stroll down to the LUXURY of your own private FLOATING PONTOON complete with twin day beds, colourbond roof and shade cloth drop sides to control the afternoon summer heat while you catch up on a quick nap or read that great book you've been meaning to finish.
Situated at the end of a "No Through" road, the property is completely private and extremely quiet. But SOULitude is still only 4 mins from the small quaint village of Hannam Vale, where you can get a capuccino, stock up supplies and alcohol, or enjoy a meal in the cafe through the week and the "Pop-Up" restaurant which happens Friday & Saturday nights.
This beautiful retreat is the perfect weekend or weekly country escape. Only 300km from Wahroonga, on Sydney's North Shore, it's an easy 3.25-3.5 hour drive north on the highway.
Scroll through the above photos or read the "Guest Reviews" below from previous guests, to see all that SOULitude has to offer.
FACEBOOK click here ...for more info, photos, things to see and do......
You will also likely get to meet "Mr Butchy" our very tame resident Butcher Bird and make sure you also pat the cows. Watch ducks and wallabies feed at dusk.
But if your very quiet and lucky, you might get to meet "Mr Percy" the local Platypus in our Lily Fringed Pond.
You will love the privacy of this hidden retreat. The only noise you will hear once you venture off the dirt track is the conversation of the cows in the distance and natural surrounding wildlife.
For those of you with Fur Babies, SOULitude is PET FRIENDLY and the house overlooks the aforementioned large water lily lined pond with your own luxury floating pontoon and the entire property itslelf is fully fenced making it the perfect escape for families or people with outdoor pets. It really is the place to create wonderful holiday memories.
You won't want to leave this piece of paradise and it's peace and tranquility you will discover here. It really is rest for the SOUL
Looking for More than Relaxation? - Explore the Surrounding Valleys and Beaches
Backing on to the Lansdowne state forest there is lots to do at SOULitude and in the surrounding Hannam Vale area and Beaches if you are keen to explore. This Coastal valley is green and lush all year round, with the luxury of having rich volcanic soil combined with one of the highest rainfalls in the state.
- Bring your Mountain Bikes and ride km's and km's of State Forest fire trails.
- Float your Horse up for all the bush tracks, and pristine deserted beache rides.
- Bushwalking, or just let the kids go exploring.
- Surfing From Port Macquarie which is just North, thru to Old Bar in the South
Some of the local attractions include:
- Swimming at Waitui Falls only a short drive up the valley.
- Diamond Head, Nth Haven & Harrington Beachs 10-20 mins.
- Checkout the Historic village of Comboyne
- Get yourself to the Blueberry Farm picking seasonal or Macadamia Farm
- Local Wineries including the famous Cassegrain Winery.
FACEBOOK - Take the scenic "Self Drive Escarpment Loop" pics on the STUNNING half day drive can be found on the SOULitude Farmstay facebook page -
See some of the most amazing and truly breathtaking vistas the Nth Coast has to offer including Big Nellie & the Comboyne Volcanic Plateaus. Back towards the Beaches you will find the Middle & North Brother Mountains and their Lookouts.
Seaside towns of Laurieton, Northhaven and Harrington, all only 10-20 mins away offer Fish & Chips by the shore, Restaurants, Cute Pubs & Laurieton has its Historic Cinema to catch the latest Flick. And remember your only a short drive further to the thriving regional centres of Port Macquarie and Taree.
Far enough away, to get way from it ALL......... yet close enough to do everything.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we do
Dave and Beth