Crystal Hill Homestead
A magnificent four bedroom stone homestead set high on a hill with views forever. This cool fresh climate will give great relief to Sydney siders who are over the humidity and heat.
Access is level and the home is surrounded by level lawns and gardens, it's completely private, and you are free to go anywhere on the farm as well. The homestead is set on a lovely farm of 86 acres. The farm has two big barns and lots of animals to meet. There's a reason of bush and forest with tracks and paths for walking.
Self Catering. The kitchen is fully equipped and basics such as coffee, tea, sugar etc are provided.
Linen and towels all provided, as are basic toiletries.
We the owners live on the farm several hundred metres from the homestead, out of sight or earshot. Crystal Hill is a real working farm, we breed Boer Goats, Dorper Sheep, chickens and ducks. We are very happy to show you the animals etc.
But your privacy and your security are assured.
Minimum two night booking applies.
The tariff is based from $195 per night, per couple. Except during school holidays, where the couples rate is $210.
Individual adults are $100 per night extra, children under 18 are $40 each per night at all times.
Guests have the whole homestead and its gardens to themselves, Guests do not share with strangers or the owners. One couple to larger groups are welcome to stay. An individual guest would pay the couples rate for 2 nights and the single rate of $100 for every other night of their stay.
E.G. The tariff for two couples for two nights would start from $780. Discounts apply for larger groups and longer periods.
On the same farm there is three bedroom self contained accommodation for extra large groups. This is reserved for groups who take the homestead only, and not let out otherwise.
The homestead has beautiful high timber cathedral ceilings. The interior stone walls are dotted with natural crystals, the homestead is built from stone found on the property. A slow combustion wood fire adds to the warm atmosphere. We provide mountains of split wood on the back verandah for you. The fully equipped kitchen has both a wood burning stove and a gas AGA cooker with electric ovens perfect for the gourmet guest. An Upstairs bedroom suite has a king size bed, sitting room with TV and ensuite spar bathroom. there is also a sofa bed upstairs which is great for little children to be close to their parents. Downstairs has three bedrooms with Queen size beds. A big bathroom downstairs also has a double vanity, toilet, shower and bath.
The house could suit up to 4 couples or a large family.
A huge covered outdoor eating area features gas BBQ and wood fired Pizza oven a very long heavy timber table table seats14 people. Opening straight onto level lawns.
"Nobody smokes here anymore" is our policy for the whole farm and of course our accommodation.
Extra matresses for children are available - Children are only $40 each per night.
Babies in their own cot are free.
Dogs are welcome at $10 per night for one large or two small dogs.
Goulburn city is only a 15 minute drive from Crystal Hill Homestead. Aldi, Woolworths, Coles and most other shops are available in this big inland city. There are numerous cafes, restaurants and just about all the takeway food chains are represented. Lilac City Cinema offer four theatres.
Crystal Hill Homestead is only 5 K from the highway on the Sydney side of Goulburn. It is easy to find but far enough away to be very quiet.
Other things to see.
A trip to Goulburn would not be complete for children without a visit to the big Merino, and for adults a wonderful shop full of top quality woollen products, lavender products and gifts.
An amazing historic train museum features Goulburn's long association with rail being the first place to have a train line. there is a huge train Museum.
The old brewery has markets each Sunday and the town has a street Market each month.
Goulburn has a long history of cycling and cycle racing so a visit to the Greengrocer Cafe is the place to see some amazing state of the art bikes. also has great coffee and food.
Goulburn was once an extremely wealthy city so it feature many really beautiful well preserved and cared for cathedrals and churches and civic buildings.
Goulburn has a wonderful Regional Art Gallery.
The Information centre in Goulburn has more news about all the exciting events coming to the town.
The Farm Animals
Crystal Hill Homestead is set on 86 acres and is very quiet, being away and out of site from neighbouring farms. In the paddocks away from the Homestead are friendly goats to visit, pat and feed. Baby goats are born regularly you will probabaly get to cuddle one. Sit down and one is sure to jump on your lap.
We have two majestic alpacas who will want to check you out. These guys are very good guardians of the baby goats and lambs and are very aware of new human visitors.
We have Dorper sheep with black heads they are very friendly and enjoy a scratch on the chest.
Lots of beautiful chickens can be fed your kitchen scraps if you want. In spring and summer there'll be little baby chicks to hold and pet. There's usually an abundance of eggs to collect and eat for your breakfast.
The chickens will be waiting for anyone walking near their run early in the morning. They love to get out and scratch around the yards.
We have lots of ducks with ducklings born regularly through summer.
There are usually lots of Kangaroos to see. Other wildlife is abundant. The area is favoured by huge yellow tail black Cockatoos, a real treat to see.
Guests who enjoy walking quietly through the bush can see kangaroos and several different wallaby species and some unusual bird life.
Your dog can run free around the spacious grounds around the homestead and is welcome inside. Please restrain your dog on leach if he/she chases stock or wildlife when outside of the house yard.