ARMIDALE B&B - winner of award of excellence in customer service - (as quoted by guests) "BEST BREAKFAST EVER", INCLUDED in the TARIFF. An unforgettable warm and friendly farmstyle Bed & Breakfast experience awaits you in this cosy atmosphere only 6km from historic Armidale. Nestled in an enchanting cottage garden with the friendly company of personality farm animals, the free-standing cottage allows guests to enjoy private ensuite accommodation. The historic cottage with its two bedrooms and ensuite, although not large, is well equipped with a selection of books, magazines and activities, and there are heaters in every room with good insulation and electric blankets on all the beds. Fans are provided for the warmer weather. Microwave, BBQ with crockery and cutlery are also available. Beautiful gourmet breakfasts enjoyed beneath the canopy of fruit trees, are a specialty and included in the tariff. Bread is home baked and preserves are lovingly made from fruit trees in the garden.
Enjoy the company of the friendly farm animals; Sassy the new Border Collie pup who loves to welcome all guests, a personality filled cat, a cheeky miniature horse, ducks, geese and hens for the children to feed and collect the eggs.
Option of delicious and intimate candlelit dinner with complimentary bottle of wine,or a short drive to town to dine at one of the many restaurants. Your hosts will help you with ideas according to your preference in places to choose for dinner. The chance to relax and enjoy country hospitality at its best - " warm, friendly and generous". Magnificent waterfalls nearby and bushwalking through Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
Poppy's Cottage is pet friendly, however please phone for requirements for your pets as there are some restrictions.Clean and well behaved dogs will be welcomed.
Book for a night - book for a week - you will be welcomed and you will enjoy your experience at Poppy's Cottage!
Armidale with its unique blend of culture, state of the art technology, educational diversity and natural beauty is a city offering everything worth living for. Situated in the country half way between Sydney and Brisbane and only two hours from the coast, it enjoys a warm summer, tones of amber during the autumn, a crisp winter and an exhilarating spring. Resting high on the Northern Tablelands, it is the most cosmopolitan NSW city outside Sydney catering for harmonious living for 24,000 citizens from 53 different nationalities.
Armidale's educational facilities have attracted students, academics and their families from all over the world adding a multicultural dimension to the city and events hosted by different ethnic groups add vitality, spice and colour, making life in Armidale an enriching experience.
Experience the natural beauty of spectacular waterfalls and vast Gorges in nearby World heritage listed national parks. Step back in time and see how the early pastoralists lived at Saumarez Homestead, a grand national trust home and also Booloomimbah at the University of New England.
Less than two hours drive from Armidale along sealed roads is the spectacular gorge country of the New England National Park. Included in the World Heritage List, it offers views of magnificent unspoiled wilderness as far as the eye can see. Only 15 minutes drive from Poppy's Cottage, guests may stroll along the easy walks and enjoy the breathtaking panoramas of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and Dangars Gorge with waterfalls after the rain. They may view spectacular lookouts as well as exploring more testing treks.
In the adjacent lane kangaroos may be seen grazing each morning and also may be seen living in the bushes of the extinct volcanic plug on the property. For the energetic; guests may climb the extinct volcano and stimulate a good appetite for their hearty Poppy's Cottage breakfast.
You can then settle back under the fruit trees in an enchanting garden and enjoy the delicious meal served to you at your leisure. Spend the day relaxing in the shaded 2 acres of gardens or explore the town in the daily bus tour to hear the highlights of life in Armidale from its beginnings to the current time. There is information in the cottage for a self drive tour by car or a walk around the town to see some of the lovely old buildings and their attractive architecture. If you decide to stay longer your hosts will be happy to help you with information about the magnificent walks and sights of the local National Parks nearby.