Sited amongst an acre of lovely gardens and lawns and adjoining the Morton National Park, this beautiful house sleeps up to 7 people in contemporary, luxurious comfort. Large lounge and dining areas, a sizeable, well appointed kitchen, spacious ensuite bedrooms, outdoor areas, games lawns, gardens and quiet location all combine to make Yallambee an ideal place for a getaway.
Yallambee is an aboriginal word meaning somewhere to quietly rest. We inherited the property name and after living here a while, we realised there was absolutely no need to come up with another - it was perfect
It is a large rambling house which sleeps up to seven adults in three spacious bedrooms - all ensuited. Two of the bedrooms are on the upper floor above the formal guest lounge area. One room has a queen bed with a possibility of accommodating an extra child on a single sofa bed and bath and shower ensuite. The other upstairs bedroom has a king bed which can be split on request to become twin king single beds and a shower ensuite. The third bedroom is on the ground floor in another wing of the house. It has a queen bed and a double bed, shower ensuite. It is a quiet room and because it is separate to the main part of the house, it is the perfect room for all sorts of situations - a young family as there is no noise impact on the other rooms, a quiet retreat for a two or even for older guests who prefer a ground floor room with few stairs. Quality linen, towels and all bedding is provided and there is ironing facilities, hairdryers, heaters, fans, iPod docking, clock radio in all bedrooms.
The formal lounge is well appointed with TV and DVD collection, a small bar fridge, holiday reading books, games and magazines and slow combustion wood fire and a backup gas heater for the cooler nights. There is a more informal lounge area at the other end of the house which has a TV, DVD, billiard table and bar area - the perfect retreat for the kids or the big kids.
There is a large kitchen with everything for the gourmand to whip up a dinner with ease. It is fully appointed with a range of appliances and all the cookware and utensils a chef could require. The cupboards are stocked with many dry goods, and the little deli, butcher, bakery, general store and bottle shop in Bundanoon can supply the pantry with anything else you will need to feed the hungry hoards.
Adjoining the kitchen is a formal dining room that opens out to a patio and back garden. An outdoor setting and chairs can be taken into the garden to enjoy your breakfast in the morning sun. But beware the king parrots will want to say hello
Wifi is available through most of the house, but mobile reception can be patchy as we are behind the hill away from the cell towers. Welcome to the country
It is an easy walk from the front door to explore the walking trails of the Morton National Park - the lookouts, waterfalls, pockets of remnant rainforest, Fairy Bower Falls, Erith Coal Mine and even the night walk of the Glow Worm Glen. If you are not feeling energetic, five minutes drive gets you to seven different lookouts no walking required and if you want to stretch your legs for a few minutes, a short walk will get you to another two Many of the longer walking trails start in this part of the Park.
Cycling is very big in the Bundanoon area, and we offer an amazing range of world class MTB trails in the neighbouring National Park and State Forests. If you want to explore the area and didn't bring the bike, bike hire is available in Bundanoon. Our quiet location also lends itself to chance meetings with all sorts of locals - families of eastern grey kangaroos, king parrots, rosellas, bower birds, lyrebirds and in the evenings, wombats, barn owls and ring tail possums all visit Yallambee from time to time.
You can discover all sorts of treasures in town - cafes, dining, gift shops, a wonderful deli, butcher, bottleshop and bakery, most stocking local and regional produce. Bundanoon markets are held on the first and third Sundays of the month and there is often movies or performances in the Bundanoon hall on weekends- you could stumble into a wonderful piano concert or dramatic offering from one of the touring Sydney troupes You never know your luck.. Happenings are usually posted in the shop windows in town.
The surrounding Villages of Exeter and Sutton Forest have great farm gates like Montrose Berry Farm, boutique vineyards, open gardens, equestrian centres and antique shops - well worth a visit. Within half an hour drive or less of Bundanoon are the the larger towns of Berrima, Bowral and Mittagong offering a huge range of retail and culinary adventures
Please enquire for special rates for longer stays or midweek hiring for smaller numbers, family groups etc.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
TO CONFIRM THE BOOKING
We will need some personal details from the hirer for the register - your name, post address and contact phone mobile preferable. The Hirer must be over 20 years of age.
A 20 deposit is required. The balance will be due no later than 7 days prior to your stay.
A credit card number, expiry and the number on the reverse is needed as surety against the booking. You can either direct debit the deposit or I can process it to a Visa or Master card. Let me know which suits and I can generate an invoice and payment advice accordingly.
The house is fully equipped with the following inclusions - quality bedding, linen, appointments, full kitchen and dry good pantry, laundry facilities and guest lounge areas equipped with DTV’s, DVD’s, CD’s, books, board games, outdoor games, wifi access. Heating is electric in bedrooms and gas in communal areas. You will however need to bring any refrigerated and meal requirements with you. Bedrooms all have ironing facilities, hairdryers, electric blankets, heaters, ipod/radio and floor fans. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any queries on what else is in the house - in all probability it is here
NB. Yallambee is nestled behind the Ben Nevis hill - a wonderful shelter from the winter westerly winds but not so good for the mobile phone reception. A landline is available for guest use at Yallambee but excessive call charges will be back charged. There is a porta-cot and high chair available at no cost on request.
We understand life doesn’t always go according to plan, so if you have to cancel for any reason 7 days or more out from your stay, your deposit minus any applicable agency fees levied by Stayz will be refunded. If you have to cancel inside the 7 day period, 100 of the stay will be charged unless I can rebook the property for your dates. If I can sell your dates at the same rate, only the agency charges levied by Stayz will be withheld.
THE TARIFF is based on maximum 6 adults staying in three en suite bedrooms and use of the entire house. The house can however accommodate up to 7 adults/ and even an extra child combination using additional beds and a sofa bed. Extra persons at additional charge. adults @$70 pp, p/n and children @$50 pp, p/n Please note that some additional sofa beds are only suitable for children so let me know your configurations so I can ensure bedding is suitable, and is made up and ready for everyone.
CLEANING SURCHARGE. Normal end of hire cleaning is included in the tariff unless Yallambee is not left in a tidy state. In this case a $150 cleaning surcharge will be applicable.
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS allowed. Its a bit of a no brainer when you realise that we have no fences and we are next to the largest National Park in NSW which kinda makes finding a lost pet difficult if not impossible.. Because some of guests have allergies, If we find pets have stayed, a professional cleaning service will be used to de-pet the house and the hirer will be responsible for the charges. There is a dog retreat farm stay in Bundanoon if you need to book your four legged family member in - just ask me for contact details..
ABSOLUTELY NO PARTIES OR EVENTS. Our zoning and DA does not allow for it and you will be liable for any security, police or other actions and/or expenses levied accordingly. Sorry, it's better to be upfront about this and for you to book a property suitable and with proper DA's. than me having to go heavy after the fact
DAMAGE. We understand breakages do occasionally happen and thats OK, but damage to the property, fixtures, furnishings or fittings, outside of usual wear and tear, theft and property damage by any person in your group or third party person, due to the hirers negligence is unacceptable and the hirer will be liable for replacement or repair of items.