Auntie Eileen’s is a simple but elegant old-style farmhouse built in the late 1800’s. Set on one and half acres, she is surrounded by a large Australian cottage garden and has a gentle farmyard atmosphere. In the mornings you are welcome to join us when we feed the resident farm animals and tend the covered veggie patch. Auntie Eileen’s is situated on the eastern side of the valley floor and is an easy 15 minute stroll to the restaurants, cafes and shops of Kangaroo Valley Village. At Auntie Eileen’s children are our special guests and there is rate just for them. When booking please let us know how many children and adults will be coming so we are able to adjust the rates accordingly. Auntie Eileen’s can provide a romantic getaway for couples or a small farm experience for families.
Auntie Eileen's is built on sandstone piers and has double brick walls, which help keep her cool in summer and cosy in winter. The north-facing lacework verandah has clear views to the Upper River escarpment and wraps around the house to the shade of the old plum, quince and pear orchard and beyond to the native plant hedge. It is here you can dine out, have a good belly laugh at the antics of the waddling ducks or just relax to the sight and sound of the local Australian native birds.
In the paddock live our three not so little pigs ; grazing, having a nap or keeping cool in their mud bath. In a separate paddock you will find the goats Pip and Boots along with Maggie, Mary and Millie the sheep. You can also take your pick from our small covered veggie patch or collect eggs from the near by chook house.
Inside, the house is decorated in a funky eclectic mix of approachable antiques and collectables to create an old world romance which changes tempo from room to room. The feeling is of relaxed comfort.
There are three bedrooms which can comfortably sleep a family of six or up to five adults. The front bedroom has a queen-size bed and a fresh French Provincial feel. The second bedroom has a wood frame country double bed and offers a sense of cosiness. The third bedroom has a set of bunk beds and leads to a small toy filled playroom which could also be used as a quiet hideaway nook for grown ups. All rooms have views to the garden.
The cosy lounge room has a slow combustion wood fire. Here, you can snuggle up with a good book, play board games, or watch a DVD, all of which are available from the book shelf. Bake to your heart's content or whip up a fantastic meal together in the country style kitchen and serve it in the warm glow of the separate dining room or in the bright breakfast room away from the preparation mess.
And when it's time, relax in Auntie's big claw-foot bath.
Auntie Eileen's is about the simplicity of country living. The comfy house in which to relax, the fun of watching farm animals, the joy of being with family and friends. It's arriving to a basket of freshly picked produce, flowers and eggs when available and delighting in a freshly baked sponge cake for morning tea.
Like anyone of her grand age, Auntie Eileen's is a little quirky with a character all her own.