The SpaceFully restored, the cottage is over 100 years old and sits amidst gorgeous surrounding mountain and farmland views in a quiet rural setting. Many of our guests visit to disconnect and enjoy the quiet solitude of our valley.
The cottage is fully equipped with everything you will need for a comfortable stay. The only things you need to bring are personal items, food and drinks.
The kitchen includes a large fridge and freezer, microwave, stove, oven, cutlery, crockery, cooking equipment etc.
In the lounge room there is a record player (yep!) with a selection of old records, and a small television with a DVD player. There is also a (very!) small portable stereo with an ipod dock. The lounge room also has a slow combustion fire place for winter nights and an airconditioner for summer.
There is a gas BBQ on the back deck.
All linen and towels are provided.
The cottage consists of three bedrooms, a kitchen, lounge room, dining area, sun room, bathroom, laundry area, and two verandahs.
There are beds for up to six guests.
Bed 1 has one queen size bed.
Bed 2 has one queen size bed.
Bed 3 is smaller and has two single beds.
The bathroom has a shower (no bath) and there is a laundry area with washing machine. Guest AccessKids and pets are all welcome at Flame Tree Cottage. The house yard is fully fenced and safe for dogs.
The yard is very large and flat with plenty of space to park vehicles, a trailer or caravan.
The house is not designed for the elderly with limited mobility, and does not have any disabled access. The access to the toilet and laundry area inside the house also has three steps. Interaction with GuestsGuests are left to themselves with the key ready upon arrival. If you should need us for anything we are only 10 minutes away, or you may notice one of us in the adjoining paddocks taking care of the animals. The NeighborhoodApproximately four hours drive from Sydney, located on the NSW Mid North Coast, the Manning Valley region is recognised as an area of spectacular natural beauty, secluded beaches and friendly country towns.
Upper Lansdowne, located approximately 25 minutes north of Taree, is a hidden gem of the area. Stunning volcanic rock formations, rolling green country side and rugged rainforest valleys all surround the crystal clear upper reaches of the Lansdowne River.
Upper Lansdowne village consists of a small public school (24 kids total), a church, a community hall, a phone box and 5 houses. There are no shops, cafes or facilities in Upper Lansdowne. The entire Upper Lansdowne area is home to approximately 500 people. We are a mix of tree changers, young families and long time farmers, with hobby farms and lifestyle properties situated among commercial dairy farms.
The cottage is located on a dirt road which is nice to walk or ride along, and there are other quiet dirt roads nearby. There is a small, clear pebbly creek only a couple of minutes walk along the road.
The nearest shops are 30 mins drive in Taree or Wingham. There are no shops in Upper Lansdowne. The nearest places to eat are in Taree (30 mins), Wingham (30 mins) or Harrington (40 mins). Getting AroundWe are located 30 minutes drive from Taree or Wingham on the NSW Mid North Coast. We are a 30 min drive off the highway. There are small sections of gravel road to get to the cottage.
The cottage is located in a small, quiet valley and most attractions and services are at least a 30 minute drive away. There are spectacular lookouts in the nearby Coorabakh National Park, interest at the historic town of Wingham, or beaches at Crowdy Head and Harrington which are all approximately 30-40 mins drive away.
Go to the Manning Valley tourism website for more information on the Manning Valley area.
Plenty of parking is available on site. Other Things to NoteThere is no telephone in the cottage and only patchy mobile phone service is available. The TV is not connected to any television service and there is no internet connection available. The cottage will suit you if you want to disconnect from the world!
Unless you want to drive 30 minutes (one way) to the nearest town you will need to bring all food and personal provisions with you as it is not so easy to just pop out to the shops!
There is a small basket of toys at the cottage and a few childrens books.
The house is heated with a combustion fireplace, reverse cycle air conditioner, and an electric heater in the main bedroom. There are no electric blankets in the cottage.
The only sounds you will hear are the cows next door, birds, horses, chooks and the odd passing car. The perfect getaway from the city.