The SpaceNEW LISTING! Modern, Funky Country Living - Bundanoon CBD
3 minute walk to station, I min stroll to cafes, charming village, shops, and a 5 min to bush walks in Morton National Park. 10 minute walk to Glowworm Glen.
Friendly, relaxed host.
A 2 bedroom apartment (half a house) fully self-contained with full kitchen, retro bathroom with bath, shower and separate toilet.
Sleeps up to 5 people.
Bedroom One - Queen bed, bedside tables, built in wardrobes and vanity with mirror. Quiet room facing rear of property, nice and cool in summer.
Bedroom Two - Queen bed and one single bed, build in large mirrored wardrobes, vanity and mirror, sunny room with opening window with pleasant green hedge outlook.
On site car parking, flat wheelchair friendly access (ramp and only one step into apartment and one internal step), and smoking okay in outdoor areas (but please be fire-safe especially in summer or drier weather.)
Free WIFI! You will get the WIFI password in the House Manual when you book!
We are literally 3 min walk from the station, right in the Bundanoon CBD, and 1 minute from the amazing cafes and shops in the village. 3 minute walk in the other direction to the Bundanoon supermarket. A short walk from the Morton National Park, and right in the middle of the historic village of Bundanoon. So convenient! A great base for exploring the Southern Highlands.
You enter from the car park into the kitchen dining area, which has a kitchen with beech cabinets, charcoal tops in an L-shape, cyprus pine floors, and white walls - with breakfast bar and genuine 60's Eero Saarinen style dining table and chairs, as well as funky artwork. The kitchen has a dishwasher, 4 element stove, full oven, Coffee pod machine, plunger, coffee filter machine, Sandwich press, iron and ironing board, and a small bar fridge. It doesn't have a microwave yet, but I might get one.
The kitchen opens out via french doors to a sun soaked large deck, complete with outdoor dining with cushions and sun umbrella. From the deck, three steps descend down to the front garden.
You also have access to the 1000sm back garden which has a wood outdoor fireplace/barbecue.
Off the kitchen/dining is a lounge room, with a 3 seater couch and an easy chair and coffee table. It has a 19 inch TV/DVD player that also accepts a USB so you can bring movies on a thumb drive. FREE unlimited WIFI, comfortable seating and a cozy wood burner!
Off the lounge is an ante-room that leads to the separate toilet, and retro art nouveau black tiled bathroom with heat lamps, shower and bath. A hair dryer is supplied (in the bathroom cupboard) as well as soap, luxury body wash, soaps, and many other amenities in case you have forgotten anything (from nailpolish remover to hand cream and hairspray, etc) - all in the bathroom cupboard.
From the ante room you go through to another separate hallway with chaise longue. This area has enough room for a bassinette or luggage or perhaps bike storage if you needed extra space. Off this hallway are two double bedrooms, both spacious, heated with eco-friendly ceramic wall panel heaters, and equipped with double bed and built-ins. One of the bedrooms could also be a twin (equipped with one queen bed and one single bed). Both double beds are fitted with electric blankets.
Bundanoon village shops are literally only a 1 minute walk! If you are driving, there is on site parking with flat wheelchair friendly (ramp) entrance to the front door of the property, via our driveway entrance in Osborne St (the property is on the corner of Railway Ave and Osborne st). There is parking for at least 4 cars, although parking is shared by the front apartment.
Fully equipped kitchen with 4 element stove, bar fridge, oven, toaster, kettle, Smeg dishwasher, wine glasses, and all the crockery, utensils and kitchen equipment you’ll need for self-catering.
Pod Espresso machine stocked with coffee pods and Milk Frother
French Press and Filter machine also supplied.
English Breakfast, Earl Grey and Peppermint Tea and sugar supplied
1 litre of milk supplied (please let me know what sort of milk you like - I can provide either regular, skim, lactose free, soy, almond or oat milk!)
Extra blankets, linen and towels available in linen cupboard
Comfy lounge with opening french doors to deck, with woodburner
Large deck with outdoor dining table and umbrella
(Outdoor cushions are stored in bottom left lounge room cupboard in the apartment, and some are outside under the eaves)
Swimming towels (for visits to the Bundanoon pool!) are also in the linen cupboard.
There's also a nice stereo system in the kitchen which takes CDs, a USB input, and has an inbuilt iPod input.
Also, the TV/DVD player in the lounge takes a USB input.
Enjoy! Guest AccessGarden and Outdoor Living
Your apartment opens out both from the kitchen/dining and the lounge to a massive deck, with steps down to a beautiful garden. North facing, we have great sun morning and afternoon for outdoor relaxing, breakfast (there is an outdoor seating area on the deck), lunch or dinner.
Solar Springs Health Resort is right behind us across the road, and beauty and massage appointments are possible. Interaction with GuestsI will be available by text, email or phone for the duration of your stay, and to greet you when you arrive, if I'm in Bundanoon at the time.
If not (and in any case) keys will be left in a lock-box outside the door, and you will have a code to gain access, so you will be able to arrive when you like. Other times I will just leave the apartment unlocked and the keys in a bowl in the kitchen (it's that kind of town!)
Throughout your stay, you will be able to enjoy privacy and the feeling of having the place to yourself, although the other apartment is in the front part of the house, does share part of the deck (that's not visible from your apartment or deck seating), the carpark, and the laundry. You may see my little yellow car come and go from the carpark, or other guests cars staying in the front apartment.
I want you to have privacy and will not disturb you if that's your preference - and that would be the default setting! - but I'm always available for a chat and a drink if you would like some company or local knowledge, or a ukulele jam session!
Depending on your arrival time, I can leave the keys out for you or meet you and show you inside the property. However, check in and check out can be completely self-service (private) if required.
Default check-in time is from 2pm, but earlier may be possible. It really depends on if there's a booking the day before and how close it is to your stay, so just ask!
Default check out time is midday, but again it could be later (ask me) but depends again on if there's a booking the next day. I won't know if this is the case until a few days before your stay. So you can rely on midday check out (at least) and request a later one and I'll grant it closer to the date of your stay if I can. I do aim to please! The NeighborhoodAbout Bundanoon
Bundanoon is also the gateway to the beautiful and extensive Moreton National park full of natural wonders and bushwalking tracks. Bundanoon has Scottish heritage and is the home annually to the festivities and Highland games of Brigadoon in April.
Bundanoon is friendly and a slow living location, and we locals are proud of our gorgeous, safe, friendly and historic village.
Many of us discovered the village and 'tree-changed' here from Sydney (only 90 minutes away) and I wouldn't be surprised if you have thoughts about doing the exact same thing!
Creative and nature loving locals and visitors love the close access to nature and the feeling of well-being that the wonderful starry nights and misty fresh mornings and evenings bring, combined with the easy access from Sydney (by car, 90 minutes, or by train about 2 hours).
The Southern Highlands offers arts, antique and second hand hunting, markets, cafes, restaurants, wineries, open gardens and side trips and beautiful drives down the escarpment to the coast or south to Canberra, west to Wombeyan Caves and other county detours such as Fitzroy Falls, Berrima, and many more. Getting AroundBundanoon is on the train and bus lines. Check timetables for frequency and specific times. I recommend the Cityrail afternoon direct train from Sydney Central (check (EMAIL HIDDEN) or the NSW Trainlink reserved seating services (3 per day) that has a buffet dining car.
To enjoy the area fully, a car is recommended. Other Things to NoteMountain bikes may be available for hire at the Bicycle Shoppe Cafe in the town (4 min walk).
Bundanoon is a popular area for biking and mountain biking.
Bundanoon has a public swimming pool that is about a ten minute walk for a dip on a hot day. It is open in the summer months every day - this year, it will be open from the 14 November 2015 to the 6 March 2016.
Right behind the pool is the Bowling Club which also has very good bistro meals.
The pub (Bundanoon Hotel) is a popular spot with locals and visitors alike, and serves excellent meals - and is only a 5 minute walk.
Best cafes in town?
The Terrace Tea Rooms is the closest, and my fave - run by Jane and John who are friends - Jane makes amazing food (my tip is try the Terrace Eggs scrambled with leeks and cheese, so divine! and John makes coffee and is always up for a chat!)
Next along is the Primula - which has been there for ages! Peter the owner makes a brilliant pizza, really really good. And the greek salad is also a fave, as is their calamari (hand crumbed in house). If it's hot, try sitting in the shaded outdoor area at the back.
Then there's the Bundanoon Deli - Grant and Lorraine have a good selection of cheeses, produce, ice-creams and gelato, and knock up a mean fresh sandwich.
The Good Yarn is a brilliant shop - the classic small country town shop - and it's for charity too! - locals bring in their produce, honey, jams and chutneys, flowers, treasures, and home-made craft things (quilts, jumpers, scarves etc). You can get some brilliant home-grown produce here, including duck eggs sometimes.
Then there's Jumping Rock, an upmarket bakery cafe with amazing pies, sausage rolls, croissants and sandwiches they heat on the press, and really good coffee and smiley baristas. Dog friendly too.
Last but not least is The Bicycle Shoppe cafe, and here I recommend the french toast with bacon and maple syrup. I like it so much I've never tried anything else, it's my 'always order this' thing! They have a dog-friendly outdoor seating.
Restaurants - there's another pizza shop, the closest to my place, and they are an eat-in place as well as takeaway. Good ambience, and they have brilliant profiteroles too and a kiddie dessert called 'frog in a pond' - green jelly with a chocolate frog on top!
The Chinese restaurant is good too. I've enjoyed the lemon chicken, sweet and sour pork and mongolian something or other. And they're licenced which is handy when you've missed the bottle store.
The pub is awesome for bistro food in a cosy setting with good quality food. The public bar can be lively on the weekend - it's where the locals hang out and sing along to the jukebox!
Exeter is a village about 7k away towards Sydney, and also has a post office and general store as well as a terrific cafe (daytime)
The Werai Tea Rooms (daytime) are also about 7k away on Werai Rd, the back route to Moss Vale. Very cute and recommended. It's going to have a petting zoo at some stage and sell local produce!
The Bundanoon markets are on every second Sunday, and are good for food as well as clothing, nick nacks and 'market stuff' - they have sandwiches, cakes, ready made quiches, all sorts - there are two local 'chefs' who bake up a storm. There's also good produce out the front.
Petrol is available at Sally's Corner, Sutton Forrest just off the freeway or Moss Vale.
Petrol is available in Bundanoon at Petersen's Garage in a Friday until about 5pm, but they are not open on weekends. Nearest petrol station is about a 14k drive to the 24 hour Coles/Macdonalds service station in Sutton Forest on the Hume Highway, or about 20 minutes to Moss Vale for petrol (open 5am to 9pm 7 days.)
Trains and noise: We do have about 3 freight trains a day or so that go through the town, and a few commuter trains. The commuter trains you hardly hear, but the freight trains can be quite loud and take about 20 seconds to pass.
I have had friends and family stay as well as two Airbnb guests so far and people have said that they slept really well here. I don't think the trains will disturb you, but I just wanted to mention them.