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  1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Sydney
  4. Hawkesbury River
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Barakee Creek - The Old Shack

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom

Description

The Old Shack - is a self catered cottage and has been tastefully renovated with an abundance of unique character for couples to sit back and relax, to slow down and unwind. It is filled with furniture and fittings handcrafted on site from reclaimed materials. Set on 26 acres nestled in its own valley with Cattai Creek meandering through, there is only one guest cottage so you can be assured of your privacy. sorry no children or pets

The Old Shack was built around 1890 by the first landowner. It was built mainly from materials found on the property, rubble sandstone for the walls and round poles for the roof structure. It slowly fell into disrepair as a result of termite damage, fire and disuse.

For the first ten years of our ownership the Old Shack was deteriorating, with large cracks in the stone walls, and holes through the rusty corrugated roof. Repairs began with the intent to house the chooks and store hay. As the renovations took place we got a little carried away, creating the distinctive retreat that you see today. We have always called it 'The Old Shack' so I guess the name will stay.

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Location

The Old Shack is located at Cattai, New South Wales on the tidal section of Cattai Creek approximately 60 minutes North West from Sydney CBD. It is situated on 26 acres in a very private valley with a short stroll to the wharf and bush walking tracks. Access to the creek by kayaks/canoes is by a gentle ramp. It is a short 4km paddle downstream to the Hawkesbury River where you can picnic at Cattai National Park. The creek has a 4 knot speed zone which ensures paddlers are not disturbed by speeding watercraft.

Vehicle access - There is about 800 metres of maintained gravel driveway to the Old Shack which is suitable for all standard vehicles.

Boat access - You can access The Old Shack with your own boat height restricted 1.4m at high tide at Cattai Bridge on Wisemans Ferry Road, 16km from Windsor boat ramp, 69km from Wisemans Ferry boat ramp and 125km from Berowra Waters boat ramp.

Things to do

We have a TV for watching DVDs with limited TV reception. There are DVDs, board games and plenty of books and magazines for your enjoyment. If you are the type that can't sit still you can take the canoe for a paddle or follow the tracks though untouched native bush. Visit the local National Parks, there are great drives around the Hawkesbury River area, visit some historic sites, browse the shops have an ice cream, enjoy a cappuccino or play golf at the local golf courses.

Features

Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking

Books Ceiling fan Deck/Patio Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Games Hair dryer Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Video library
Barakee Creek - The Old Shack is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 38.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure bliss We had such a wonderful weekend at Barakee Creek. The Old Shack is the perfect getaway with Mark and Judith being great hosts (and thanks for the delicious chocolate cake). The property just encourages instant relaxation. We loved going for a paddle on the creek, relaxing and watching a movie, and of course lazing around in the plunge pool. I couldn't recommend The Old Shack highly enough, it is a very special place. Thank you for a perfect stay. We can't wait to come back again.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful place,great accomodation Everything needed for a great stay in the bush is provided in this amazing and comfortable shack.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, Iconic Australiab Bush Setting In line with many other visitors to Barakee Creek we enjoyed a wonderfully tranquil stay. The accommodation was very comfortable with plenty of space to spread out inside and out. Easy access to the creek if you wished to try your hand at boating, and a bush track if you needed to walk. There has been a great deal of thought put into the whole package and it's not hard to see why there are a number of repeat visitors. Stunning Aussie bush location, beautifully appointed "shack" with all the peace and quiet you could wish for. What's not to like?
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our New Paradise Huge congratulations and thanks to Judith and Mark for creating such a wonderful place to relax - we had three nights, but felt like we'd been away for longer! We stay in a lot of holiday homes and 'The Old Shack' is definitely the cleanest we've ever stayed in, the buffalo lawn out the front was green and lush, beautiful garden, birds coming to the bird bath and those awesome polished concrete floors were lovely. I've already ordered (and received!) that cotton bamboo blanket that was on the bed - thanks for the tip Judith !! ..and for your special Chocolate Cake :-) A beautiful view out of every window was wonderful. To top if off we had a full moon rising thru the trees from our bedroom ~ Two of our days were 44 C so the plunge pool was perfect. When it cooled down a bit, we took the canoe out for an 8km paddle and also did the bush walk with the tree identification page supplied = absolutely fantastic to have so many tress labelled. Also, what a great idea to have the bird identification legend linked to your bird book!! Helped us identify the Crested Hawk that came for a soak in the bird bath - very impressive. You have really thought of everything to make for a special stay... Loved seeing the photos of the shack being built, herb garden, pizza oven, gorgeous spotless bathroom, comfy window seat, marbles with a light underneath! Too many things to mention -- we plan on being regular visitors, Thank you Judith and Mark from, Julie and Brett ~~
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect retreat This property is very special for several reasons. It is perfectly located and the hosts have thoughtfully provided everything which one might require for a comfortable stay, even leaf tea! The shack has so many interesting features, the workmanship throughout is first class, all the fittings and appliances are of high quality and everything is spotlessly clean. What more could you ask for?
Date published: 2016-12-18
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