The SpaceWe can offer, for groups of up to 14 people;
- Holiday rental for families and groups
- Therapy, Meditation and Yoga retreats
- Boutique conference facilities
- Individual tailored retreat packages
- Individual bed and breakfast room rental
The setting is remote and idyllic with complete privacy assured. Nestled between the river and the Yengo Mountains, you will unwind as soon as you enter the driveway.
We have a 15m x 5m swimming pool, perfect for lap swimming as well as just relaxing in the cut out water seat. It is some distance from the house so as to ensure privacy. The pool has beautiful views over the valley.
Sit on the cool verandahs, listen to the sound of bellbirds, watch the Kookaburras and Kangaroos and look out along the silvery McDonald River or over the fields and across the valley. Guest AccessA self catering rental will provide you exclusive use of the whole house including two ensuite rooms, four standard bedrooms sharing two bathrooms,
15m swimming pool
Fully equipped Kitchen
inclusive of all linen, cleaning, tea and coffee, local phone calls and free internet. Please look at our website for more details. Interaction with GuestsIf you book the whole house we will leave you alone, we either stay in accommodation elsewhere on the property or return to Sydney.
If you are booking a retreat or bed and breakfast we may stay in the house and will be there to provide meals. The NeighborhoodYanada is in the McDonald Valley 2km outside the historic village of St Albans. We adjoin the Yengo National Park and are 15 minutes from Wisemans Ferry and the Hawkesbury River.
This place is hidden and remote (known since first European settlements here as the Forgotten Valley) yet only 1½ hours drive from Sydney.
The drive itself is beautiful. From Sydney, once you leave the M2 and Pennant Hills Road you will follow the original convict built route north from Sydney. The Great North Road takes you along the Dural ridge with stunning Blue Mountain views, through Marramurra National Park and down into Wisemans Ferry, set on a picturesque loop in the Hawkesbury river system. Cross the free Webbs Creek vehicular ferry, a 4 min ride, then along the McDonald Valley, with steep sandstone cliffs and the meandering river, to Yanada, just before the World Heritage village of St Albans, with its famous convict built Settlers Arms Inn.
Further up the valley you can visit old cemeteries and commons, venture into the Yengo National Park or walk or cycle along the section of the Old Great North Road now closed to traffic.
Further north the drive takes you through the Wollombi National Park, to Cessnock and the Hunter Valley Wine Region.
A few minutes south, Wisemans Ferry provides a number of leisure attractions including golf, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming and Water Polo. There are also local amenities at Wisemans; pub, shops, restaurants, service station, police and doctor. Getting AroundWisemans Ferry is served by the 633 bus from Windsor Station. It s not a very regular service so check carefully.
For groups we can also arrange pick ups from Pennant Hills or Windsor Stations.