WELCOME TO HALCYON.(Pronounced Hal-Cee-On)meaning the days of tranquility and calm-the good old days.
Halcyon is a beautiful old timber circa1910 cottage with tin roof and leadlight windows and doors throughout .There is off street parking with the house set well back from the street.The house is very peaceful for a perfect holiday with three bedrooms and suitable for 2-6 people.A fold up portable bed is also avaliable and suitable for a child only.There are front and rear verandahs with the back verandah ideal for reading a book.A barbeque is provided upon request.A late check out at 4pm(normal check out 10.30am)can sometimes be arranged for an additinal cost of $65..A late checkout could be considered after arrival at Halcyon.Please contact Amanda on or email for avaliability.
Halcyon is pet friendly and we welcome all well behaved dogs.There is a dog door for smaller dogs in the back door and two kennels provided on the back verandah of a safe , fully fenced lock up back yard with plenty of space for your pet.
There are lovely gardens that are ideal for a tranquil stroll amongst the camellias,azaleas,daphnes,tree ferns,orchids etc under a canopy of large trees(Jacaranda,Magnolia,Weeping cherry,Illawarra Flame,Red Cedar etc).There is also a lovely native garden next door for your enjoyment
.Kangaroo Valley is a popular place for weddings.The garden at Halcyon is quite magnificent between August and December and the cottage would be very suitable for wedding guests and a perfect place for wedding photos.
Your hosts David and Amanda Gazzard have two interesting shops in the Kangaroo Valley village.The Nostalgia Factory has antiques,collectables,books,old postcards,gifts,baby clothes,childrens novelties,vintage china teacups and plates etc,etc.
Halcyon Bookshop is adjacent to the other shop with thousands of quality old books,advertising prints,comics,movie posters and thousands of vinyl records(LPs,45s,78s)etc ,etc
A 20% discount voucher is provided to all guests staying at "Halcyon" on purchases in our shops.
The house inside is stylishly decorated with three 100 year old brass beds modernised with timber bases and firm comfortable matresses and you will enjoy a pleasant rest and sleep.There are old pictures and 100 year old advertising signs throughout with antique furnishings and collectables.Feel free to use the 1895 Royal Doulton dinner set on the antique irish dresser.There are 2 tvs, 2 dvd players and a cd player,hundreds of dvds,videos and cds.The bookshelf also contains an array of books and some games including scrabble.
Central heating and air conditioning is provided. .Please read thoroughly the directions for use of the central heat/air and tvs.Electric blankets are provided with quality linen and towels
There is a large bathroom which has a separate shower and claw foot bath which is very relaxing.
Halcyon is very well located with a three minute walk to the village-general store/newsagent/Friendly Inn hotelThe Nostalgia Factory and Halcyon Bookshop other galleries and gift shops and restaurants..The cottage is close to 4 tennis courts and a basketball court.Canoes can be hired next to Hampden Bridge and there is also horse riding and a number of bush walks in the area.Tennis rackets, balls and a basketball have been left for your enjoyment.Please make your tennis court booking at the general store newsagent.The Kangaroo River is close to Halcyon and there is access from Broughton St with a walkway to the river.The swimming hole location will be obvious and can be up to four foot deep.Enjoy some pleasant river swimming.
Enjoy yourself at "Halcyon" in the unique unspoiled Kangaroo Valley.
Book early so as not to miss out on a terrific place for your holiday.