THE PONDS FARMSTAY: is located on 43 acres at Turners Flat, NSW surrounded and backing onto the famous Macleay Valley River, 20 minutes west of Kempsey, half way mark between Sydney and Brisbane. A 40-minute scenic drive to the local beaches. Amazing Surf, squeaky pure sand and a variety of interesting shops at South West Rocks, where the Macleay River meets the crystal-clear water with an abundance of surf. Hat Head Beach is perfect for the keen surfers and the young families who can enjoy the clean river / lagoon. We enjoy all beaches plus the Macleay River, our favourite is Crescent Head Beach where the flow of the tidal river meets the surf creating an abundance of fun floating with the current. Bring your tinny or canoe and don’t forget the fishing rod to catch Bass fish. Fishing tours, whale watching, diving, day trip boat cruises. For the nature lovers are beautiful waterfalls, bushwalks an abundance of birdlife. Variety of clubs, activities and markets. We have it all here at the Mid North Coast Macleay Valley, one big playground for everyone to enjoy. Pet friendly, fully fenced yard for dogs and children, horses are invited to stay at a fee of $20.00 per night, additional horse $10.00 each per night conditions apply.
IMAGINE: a magical, peaceful quiet place in the country, leaving the city hustle and bustle behind. Relax on a farm, sit back, put your feet up, enjoy down time with family and friends. Unwind on the decks with your favourite beverage, enjoying the stunning scenic view of the mountains in the distance and the rolling green pastures. Do you have a horse of your own that would like to holiday with you, a paddock and stables available in front of the cottage. Conditions apply Wake up to a true farm life environment, free range chickens, farm dogs playing. Would your dog like a holiday? Take a swim with your pets in the river, everyone will love it. Chill out under the clear night sky with the bright shining spectacular milky way, undisturbed by any light pollution, bring your telescope, enjoy the pretty amazing sunsets.
ACCOMMODATION: The cottage is extremely clean and comfortable. Treat yourself to an amazing holiday for every family member and/or best of friends. The quaint cottage is fully renovated with a fully equipped new modern kitchen, dishwasher, wall oven and microwave. Fridge Freezer and a large pantry to unpack your favourite food. A clean modern main bathroom and a Laundry with a washing machine. Two double bedrooms, the main bedroom has its own on-suite, walk in robe and comfortable queen size bed. The second bedroom has a double bed / single bunk bed, desk and wardrobe. The lounge room is equipped with a fold out sofa for those extra guests to enjoy, all linen is provided. Enjoy watching TV or a DVD in the comfort of a reverse air-conditioner or for the romantic light up a cosy wood fire on those crispy winters nights. The front veranda and large covered in back deck provide enchanting views of the farm and animals.
There is the convenience of 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets. The back deck is large for BBQ's and the yard is big enough to play outdoor sports. A fun place to be, plenty to do or just relax in a peaceful tranquil surroundings.
The farm has plenty of space for everyone to play on its flat to rolling contour land. For those energetic kayakers the river at the back of the farm is extremely easy to access with a magical water hole up river. Club members are also welcome to pitch up tents or bring caravans for primitive camping etc. Please feel free to discuss with your host what your plans are, we are happy to oblige and work out a fee to accommodate your needs. conditions will apply We have a variety of local clubs like the gun and archery club, horse and greyhound races, speedway for bikes and go carts. Local famous places are Akubra Hats, Nestle Milo factory and Slim Dusty Centre. Amazing restaurants - Kempsey Macleay RSL has a supervised play area especially for the children to enjoy while the adults enjoy a peaceful meal or relax in the gaming room. Enjoy High Tea at The Old Bank in Gladstone located on the Macleay River or a scrumptious Surf and Turf at the Smithtown Tavern. Complimentary Coffee, Tea, Milk, Cereal Packs and basic toiletries.
GUESS ACCESS: Turn right at first double gates off the driveway into the cottage yard. Double garage parking available. Your host will meet you there.
Please take care when going down to the easy access river. All children are to be supervised at all times.
The golden farm rules are: if you find the gate closed then keep it closed.
A farm can be a dangerous place if not respected, take care at all times, stay safe and have fun.
WIFI Mobile phone reception.
Wifi is available for your convenience.
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS: Like the animals, we live on the farm and as your host we are happy to help with any of your needs, at any time. The notice board has our contact details, or you are welcome to come over and visit us.
BOOK IN TIMES: 2.00 pm arrival and 10.00 am departure