Our latest guest review ;
Absolutely outstanding. Best relaxing getaway
The ambience and setting were spectacular. The hosts were exceptionally accommodating. A perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of every day. Red wine by the open fire followed by a luxurious bed. Fresh local breakfast on our own deck. What more could you want?
* 3 hours north of Sydney is your 'best of both worlds' getaway
* Unique, recently renovated, clean, cozy and just beautiful, 2 bedroom private cottage with a selection of beautiful beaches from just 30 mins away
* The gorgeous Tallwoods Golf Course only 30 mins away, with Blackhead Beach, Blackhead Markets and recently renovated Hallidays Point Tavern just minutes from the golf course
* Local village - Nabiac is a 10 minute, picturesque drive, offering gorgeous giftware, vintage, craft and op shops, variety of eateries inc The Greenhouse Cafe, Magnolia Teahouse (open Friday's and Saturday's) for light lunch and high tea and pub (with courtesy bus available on Tues, Fri and Sat nights), tennis court, swimming pool, park, plus the convenience of a grocery store, chemist, hair and beauty - even the National Motorbike Museum!!
* The village of Krambach also 10 mins has an old traditional pub, cafe and golf course. Follow the Krambach rd to the gorgeous Gloucester Shire/Barrington Tops for a day trip - only 40 mins away!!
* Award winning Honeycomb Valley Farm (see their website for open days) and some wineries, inc Great Lakes Paddocks close by
* Bike/walking track behind property
* Sitting pretty atop the hill, with uninterrupted skies, the cottage surrounds are perfect for setting up a telescope and star gazing
As the song goes, I found my thrills on (blueberry) - observatory hill. Observatory View Cottage sits atop a hill, boasting the views once enjoyed by the old observatory which stands beside it, taking full advantage of spectacular and uninterrupted views of the starry nights. This fully renovated 2 bedroom light filled cottage takes pride of place on 100 undulating acres in Firefly, just a 10 min drive off the Pacific Highway, in the hinterland of the mid north coast of NSW. Only 3 hours north of Sydney, or 1½ hours from Newcastle or Port Macquarie, this holiday cottage is bursting with its own unique style.
The main bedroom featuring a king sized bed opens upon a view of distant dams, forest, and paddocks, with a large grassed clearing in the foreground. The second bedroom with a queen sized bed overlooks the other side of the hill, which complete with hills hoist empties into the valley beyond. Both beds are fitted with high quality crisp linen, with a large sofa lounge in the sitting room providing another sleeping option for further guests.
The sitting and dining areas front an open plan fully self contained new but rustic kitchen, complete with stone sink and coffee machine. If cooking inside is not for you, a 2 burner gas BBQ is available – that is, if you can motivate yourself to move off the comfort of the timber deck first.
There is a separate toilet and bathroom with large shower, and a laundry with the full complement of whitegoods to cater for any cleaning incurred in a rural lifestyle. Air-conditioning or an electric log heater make the cottage comfortable for all seasons.
Enjoying fresh tank water, and an outdoor garden setting amongst the trees, soak up the tranquil landscape whichever way you choose. This freshly painted weatherboard country cottage offers a taste of both modernity and history, where city comforts blend with rustic charm. With views from every window and the village atmosphere of Nabiac, the sandy white beaches of Forster, the glory of the mighty Manning River in Taree and Wingham, or the dramatic escarpment of Gloucester and Barrington only short drives away, this is a newly listed getaway that should not be missed.
Property owners Tanya and Troy are available nearby should you need any assistance, but otherwise the privacy of this retreat and all it has to offer can be yours to enjoy.
Please note:- Check-in and Check-out times can be made flexible subject to availability. Please ask if you have a special request.
We enormously enjoyed four relaxing and indulgent days at this beautiful cottage. A fantastic breath of peace and fresh air, in gorgeous surroundings.
Thanks very much for rescuing our Easter and for looking after us so well. We had a great break. Our two year old is still talking about it (misses the puppy)! On the way back to Sydney, she kept on asking to go back to the “Holiday House!”.
The cottage itself was beautiful – stylish, tastefully renovated, offering city comfort with country charm. Super comfortable beds – we all slept better than we had in we had in months - gorgeous bathroom, lovely open plan kitchen.
We also loved that the cottage has such a soulful history - with the old observatory on the grounds. Lovely to have our own private lawn and gardens - and the view from both lounge and main bedroom over the rolling country hillside was amazing, the deck perfect for relaxing with a nice glass of wine – or two. It was a great launching point for adventures to the surrounding area, and just for relaxing, cooking and reading a book…
Thanks again and we will be back!
If you are really looking to indulge, on pre-arrangement, a chef will come to the cottage to prepare, cook, plate and present an evening meal to you. Please ask for details.
Stay more than one night and receive a complimentry breakfast hamper for the first morning - bacon, eggs, bread and juice. Milk is always provided along with tea and coffee. At your request (with notice), for an additional cost of $10 per person, we can supply breakfast for each morning. If your break away is purely for rest and relaxtion, pop into Nabiac where the Greenhouse Cafe (open 7 days per week with the exception of public holidays) serves up delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch meals and a selection of amazing cakes and slices, all made in house by the pastry chef at Magnolia Teahouse. The Nabiac Hotel is also open 7 days per week for lunch and dinner and offers a courtesy bus on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights. The bus can pick you up from the cottage and bring you 'home'. And why not try out the newest eatery in Nabiac, Magnolia Teahouse for light snacks, Traditional high tea or a Degustation high tea available, 24 hours notice preferable.
Subject to season availability, selective seasonal fresh herbs and produce grown on the property, will be left in the cottage for your culinary use. Some of the produce the farm grows is lemons, oranges, chillis, lemongrass, shallots, rocket, macadamia nuts, baby spinach, with additional crops being planted regularly.