2 Queen bedrooms 1 bathroom near vineyards & orchads
Maggie de Rooy
About Maggie de Rooy
Recently retired, we have made a tree change moving from the coast to Borenore as Maggie is a country girl at heart. Maggie is an accomplished cook and delights in providing her guests with delicious, nutritional breakfasts using local seasonal produce. Her 'wicking' garden provides a great range of vegetables and the herb garden delicious seasoning and flavours. She also delights in her pets, one cat, two ducks, six, chooks, three alpacas and two sheep. You may want to help feed the alpacas and sheep.
Maggie de Rooy purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 2017
Why Maggie de Rooy chose Borenore
Our retirement dream was to build a country home and B&B on a small rural holding. We found a beautiful 2.5 hectare block at Borenore which allowed us to start with a clean slate and design build house, B&B and grounds.
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
Gindanha, the name of the property, meanings 'laughing' in the Aboriginal language of the local Wiradjuri nation. The B&B is a fully contained separate dwelling in modern country decor. Full kitchen and washing facilities allow you stay as long as you like. There are relaxing country views all round from the outdoor setting on the verandah or the wood fire BBQ patio. The see through splashback behind the cooktop allows you to enjoy the garden view while preparing dinner. High end beds and mattresses will guarantee a peaceful, restful night's sleep. Gindanha is situated in Borenore about a 10-15 minute drive west of Orange in an area renowned for cold climate wines and stone fruit. The two and a half hectare property is nestled between to working beef/sheep farms. Nearby you can visit Mount Canobolas, Lake Canobolas or the Borenore Kast (caves). The city of Orange boasts 54 cafes as well as fine dining, farmer's markets, a theatre, cinema and art gallery.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
We would appreciate your taking off your shoes before you enter the B&B to help keep the unit as clean and comfortable as possible.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The cottage/ house is beautifully designed and appointed, and Maggie and Ron are generous hosts. I would have liked to have a longer stay, and see more of the area, but I could only book one night and the terrible conditions - smoke from the bushfires - made sightseeing impractical. Next time, hopefully.
Karl is an exemplary guest, very clean tidy and respectful of our B&B.
We would be happy to host him any time.
Perfect little country getaway
This little gem in Borenore was the perfect base to explore Orange, the local wineries and the beautiful surroundings. Coming home to this comfortable and cozy home each afternoon to watch the sunset was a relaxing way to end each day, with all the facilities to make a nice meal using the local produce in the evenings. Maggie and Ron were the most gracious hosts and Maggie's homemade breakfasts were delicious, made with love and fresh ingredients. Even my pup Ruby had an absolute ball and made friends with Lambie the gorgeous 1 week old lamb who stole our hearts. I'll hopefully be back soon and will definitely be recommending on to family and friends.
Ron and Maggie’s tranquil retreat is so welcoming - from Ron’s friendly hospitable greeting, Maggie’s superb home cooked treats awaiting us to the modern, new design and furnishings of the cottage. The bedroom is designed with a view ! How wonderful to wake up to the rolling hills of Borenore. The bed was so comfortable and the bedding doona / coverings perfect for the temperature outside. Had the best sleep. The garden is wonderful. So thoughtfully designed with the view of the rolling hills as a backdrop. Blossoms are just beginning to bloom. Can’t wait to see it again and hopefully some rain will eventually come. We have loved our stay here and will certainly be back.
Fran and Kevin
Fran and Kevin are excellent guests, easy to engage in conversation and showed great care and respect for our facilities.
We look forward to their next stay.
Maggie & Ron
Perfect hosts and an experiential setting!
Jemina the duck adding the farm stay experience ...and our Little dog enjoyed it too!
Great guests! Appreciated the conversations. Enjoy your trip around Australia
Lovely spot to stay
Very clean well appointed generous breakfasts
Comfy stay and great hospitality
We stayed at Gindanha on a trip from Brisbane to Melbourne and received a warm welcome on arrival. The home is beautifully furnished with all the amenities you could need as well as delicious home-baked treats and breakfast. We only wish we could have stayed longer.
Juanita and her husband were excellent guests demonstrating a high level of respect and care for our property. We would love to host them again.
Gindanha is 15 minutes west of Orange which has 54 cafes, restaurants, a theatre, cinemas, farmers markets.
Gindanha is close to orchards and cold climate vineyards and the scenic Mount Canobolas.