Hear the call of the farm animals as Farmer John makes his way over for the morning feed and egg collection. You can round up the kids and join in or just give him a wave and settle onto the verandah to enjoy the fresh country air and clear valley views. During the day you can choose to take the ?fteen minute wander into the local village, have an adventure further out of town or stay at home while the kids run through the garden or play in the toy packed playroom. In the evening gather on the back lawn for games and to await the big night sky. Auntie Eileen’s is the perfect place to relax, laugh and create memories.
Auntie Eileen’s is a simple but elegant farm cottage built in the late 1800’s. Her sandstone piers and double brick walls help her keep cool in summer and cosy in winter. The north facing lacework verandah has views to the Upper River Escarpment and wraps around the house to the shade of the old plum, quince and pear orchard. Inside, the house is decorated in a funky eclectic mix of approachable collectables and antiques to create an old world romance which changes tempo from room to room. The overall feeling is of relaxed comfort.
There are three bedrooms which can comfortably sleep six and all have a garden outlook. The front bedroom has a queen sized bed and a fresh French Provincial feel. The second bedroom has a wood framed double country bed and offers a sense of cosiness. The third bedroom has a set of bunk beds that leads to the playroom. The playroom is kid heaven ?lled with dress ups, books and toys.
The cosy lounge room has a slow combustion wood ?re. Here, you can snuggle up with a good book, play board games or watch a DVD; all of which you will ?nd in the cupboard or on the book shelf. Bake to your heart’s content or whip up a fantastic meal in the country style kitchen and serve it in the warm glow of the separate dining or bright breakfast rooms away from the preparation mess.
Auntie Eileen’s is surrounded by an Australian cottage garden and in her paddocks our small herd of animals roam. At any time of day you can watch our sheep grazing or our pigs keeping cool in their mud baths, or laugh at the antics of the ducks waddling past.
Auntie Eileen's is about the simplicity of country living. The comfy house in which to relax and the joy of being with family and friends. It's arriving to a basket of freshly picked produce, ?owers and eggs when available and delighting in a freshly baked sponge cake for morning tea. From the moment you enter Auntie Eileen’s gate you realise this is not just a holiday house but a home that has been prepared with your needs in mind.