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  1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Sydney
  4. Hawkesbury River
  5. #111394

Barakee Creek - The Old Shack

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars 44 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 44.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous and relaxing This was the second time we've stayed at the Old Shack and we loved it even more than the first! Quiet, relaxing, has everything you need. A beautiful place for a weekend away from the city.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect place Absolutely wonderful in every respect. Most relaxing weekend. Brilliant hosts. Superb.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible weekend getaway We had a truly incredible and very memorablr weekend at the Old Shack. Mark and Judith were fantastic hosts and had catered for our every need. The house was spotlessly clean and Judith made us feel very welcome upon arrival. Really enjoyed sitting in the hot tub enjoying a glass of wine and taking the canoe out for a paddle down Cattai Creek. Complete bliss!
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful place Outstanding accommodation. Has everything you could possibly want, Judith and Mark really have thought of everything and it's super clean. The bed is lovely and comfortable. Would highly recommend, you won't be disappointed if you want some time out with peace and quiet!
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So relaxing ! This place is amazing ! Everything was perfect If you want to relax and spend a few days away from the city it's the good place ! ❤
Date published: 2017-03-23
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