The SpaceWelcome to our bush retreat - a wonderful place to slow down, connect with nature and just 'be' as well as a convenient base to enjoy the offerings of the Blue Mountains...
You have your own private space in the guest wing, which has a separate entry off the back deck, and is located at the opposite end of the house to our living area, so you can come & go without disturbing us.
Enjoy a beautifully decorated light, bright bedroom featuring a stunning mural from a local artist. North-facing windows offer views out to the beautiful bush. You have a comfy Queen bed (with electric blanket), large built-in wardrobe with a TV with inbuilt DVD player, shelves to stow your bag away behind the doors and hanging space for clothes. The room also has a rustic small table & stool, full-sized mirror and plenty of hooks.
The beautiful wood-panelled bathroom across the hall has a large shower and a bathtub. Separate toilet.
We've created a cute kitchenette to allow you to make tea&coffee and prepare basic meals while maintaining your privacy - please note it's not suitable for cooking large dinners.
There is a small fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave, sandwich maker, small oven and stove tops, crockery, cutlery and cooking implements.
Free tea, coffee and herbal tea provided. You can bring your own breakfast provisions, or a light continental breakfast is available for $6 per person or you can enjoy breakfast/brunch at one of the local cafes.
Next to your bedroom is another room for you - a relaxing space which you can use to spread out, read, meditate & browse our books and contemplative exercises such as mandala colouring or the finger labyrinth.
There is also a larger TV in this room and a dining table so you can enjoy your breakfast by the window or also on the back deck.
Also: Free wireless internet available
A pool to cool off on hot days
Hair dryer in the bathroom
Iron & ironing board
BBQ on the back deck
Guide books, tourist maps and magazines Guest AccessYou have your own bathroom & kitchenette at one end of the house with separate entry off the back deck. You can also unwind in the relaxing room or use it for extra guests if needed (it has a double sofa bed).
You are welcome to enjoy the front and back deck, explore our beautiful acreage in our own little bush valley, with plenty of places to stroll, sit, meditate & connect with the beauty of the trees, flowers, rocks & birds. The bushwalks take in rock overhangs, platforms offering tree top views over Woodford & gorgeous native flora & fauna. We have an outdoor labyrinth by the pond for walking meditation you are welcome to use. You are welcome to relax around the pool and go for a swim.
You may be interested in the amazing 'earth room' our natural building project (made from all natural and recycled materials) which will be a space for meetings/workshops when complete. We are happy to show you around or allow you discover special spots on your own...
And you might want to admire Paddy the Peacock (yes we have a Peacock!) a beautiful Indian Blue Peacock with full train. We have chairs strategically placed for Peacock watching! Interaction with GuestsYour level of interaction with us is up to you. We hope to be here to greet you, then you can have total privacy or we can be available to help with any questions you have and are happy to offer advice on what to see and do around the Blue Mountains. The NeighborhoodThe mid-mountains has so much to offer: in our village is the historic Woodford Academy (the oldest building in the Blue Mountains), the start of the famous Oaks Fire Trail for mountain bikes, many bushwalks including the Transit of Venus track and Murphys Glen, the secret Woodford Lake, 20 Mile Hollow Cafe etc.
In nearby Hazelbrook and Lawson (5 mins drive away) are beautiful waterfall walks, antique shops, cafes, etc down the road at Faulconbridge is Norman Lindsay Gallery then 10-20 drive mins up the mountains are the major attractions of the Blue Mountains such as Wentworth Falls (about 10-15 mins drive), Leura village (about 15-20mins drive) and the Three Sisters at Katoomba (about 20mins drive).
Many attractions are accessible by public transport, although it is easier with a car. Getting AroundWe are in a little private valley surrounded by bush, yet only a few minutes from the Great Western Highway. By car, it's easy to find us and get around and you will have your own car space on the property.
Getting around from our place will definitely be easier travelling by car, so we recommend that.
If you're using public transport, Woodford is about 1hour 30mins from Central station by train and we can usually pick you up from Woodford station which is 5 mins by car or a 20mins walk. There is also a local taxi service if we are not available to pick up. Be mindful that trains run only every hour outside of peak, so if you are using the train we recommend you research and plan your trips ahead to make most of the day.
Generally it's easier to see the Blue Mountains by car, but do-able by public transport with a bit of patience. A few of the local bushwalks, the Woodford Academy and the 20 Mile Hollow cafe are walking distance or you can borrow our mountain bikes for a short ride. Other Things to NoteMobile phone reception is a bit patchy here as we are in a little valley. Most people think that's a good thing! Depending on your carrier you will have coverage in certain spots in the rooms, we can show you where.
We speak German, French and Persian as well as English.
We are inclusive & LGBTQI friendly
There are many optional extra's:
Breakfast: A continental breakfast (juice, fruit, yoghurt, cereals, toast, condiments, tea/coffee) is available for $6 per person per day. Please advise in advance when booking if you'd like this.
Extra accommodation: The meditation room next to the bedroom has a comfortable double sofa bed, for extra guests be it children or friends, so you can also book this bed (we do not let it out to other guests) for an extra $35
You can enjoy massage or reflexology on site $40 for 45mins neck/head/shoulder or foot/hand reflexology
Tai Chi lessons $20 for 45 mins
Introduction to the Labyrinth workshop $20 for 45 mins
Transport/tour to special locations: (price dependent on individual trip)