Girragirra - self contained 1 br luxury eco house


Farm stay hosted by Wendy

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the accommodation on the farm to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
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Self check-in
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Girragirra is architect designed, beautifully positioned overlooking a billabong of the Lachlan River and just 4k from town. Free full breakfast provisions undercover parking, NBN WiFi & Netflix means value for money! We include house baked sourdough,our own paddock ranged organic eggs plus lots more. This stylish self contained 2 br eco-house on our organic farm is equipped with everything needed to self cater and chill out. The perfect place to re connect with nature and the ones you love.

The space
The Retreat occupies one pavilion of a newly built award winning contemporary eco - farmhouse on our beautiful 50 acre organic farm on the Lachlan river, just a four minute drive from the Forbes CBD and 1.7 Km off the Newell Highway connecting Melbourne to Brisbane.

Your house can accommodate up to two adults. Beds may be set up as Kings or King singles - your choice just let us know! Two roll aways are also available to accommodate children at a cost of $25 per rollaway. Please let us know if this is required. Alternatively Girragirra may be booked as a two bedroom house as listed separately on Airbnb.

The Retreat is completely self contained with its own private entry and undercover parking.

Your comfort is assured with air conditioning and heating throughout.

A fully equipped kitchen allows you to self- cater and is generously stocked with healthy breakfast provisions including our own organic free range eggs; cereals including Girragirra's house made muesli; sourdough bread; yoghurt; milk; house made jams and marmalade; seasonal fruit and filtered rain water on tap.

Your complimentary pantry includes teas, freshly ground coffee, Gibson's Grove olive oil, grinder salt and pepper, sugar and flour.

The contemporary living space is open plan with huge north facing windows overlooking a waterhole teeming with wildlife and your private deck provides an outdoor eating setting and a gas barbecue for that relaxing evening drink or dining out under the stars

You're free to pick and eat from our developing permaculture food garden.

The lounge area is equipped with comfy couches, beautiful woodheater, wireless speaker and a flat screen TV with Netfilx and Apple TV for movies.

The bedroom is modern, sleek, luxurious and comfortable, with your choice of either king or king single beds.

The bathroom is en - suite. Depending on your which bedroom you require, your bathroom may have a bath overlooking the waterhole.

Your linen, towels and bathrobes are washed in rainwater and dried in fresh air and sunshine - and yes we do iron sheets!

Free NBN high speed Wi-Fi, evaporative cooling throughout, wood fire in the living area, private laundry and private undercover parking complete this special offering.

Smoking is not permitted inside the retreat

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with Standard cable
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Forbes, New South Wales, Australia

Forbes has to be the prettiest little town in the Central West.

Built on the flood plain of the Lachlan River, Forbes is picturesque year round and an absolute oasis in our hot western summers. It’s a town steeped in the history of the 1800’s gold rush, wild and woolly bush rangers (looking remarkably like the modern day hipster) and of course farming of every description. Add to this a gorgeous little boutique shopping centre, a championship Golf course and a beautifully kept Olympic swimming pool and everybody’s happy.

There's so much to see and do in and around this fabulous little town of ours!

The town is rich with heritage buildings and the Gum Swamp Bird Hide (just a three K round trip walk from the Retreat) is a must for birdwatchers.

Walk the heritage trail and check out our magnificent old buildings including the Town Hall above. Forbes Historic Museum is a gem, car buffs will just love McFeeter’s Motor Museum and if you’re into bushrangers a visit to Ben Hall and Kate Kelly at the Forbes cemetery is an optional extra.

A walking track around our glorious Lake Forbes entices you to go for a leisurely stroll or a brisk 5K walk, run or ride – whatever takes your fancy. There are plenty of grassy banks to unroll the picnic rug and while away a few hours or throw a line in and catch your dinner. Either way, you’ll soak up the essence of this lovely country town and I’m sure more than one local will offer you a friendly “g’day”.

Wander into town and enjoy our beautifully laid out boutique shopping centre with its great coffee, country pubs and clubs and thriving arts community. Visit the Platypus Gallery, the Sculpture Art Park and Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre for your Arts hit and don’t forget the huge Wool Mural on the wall out at the Homemakers Centre on the Parkes Rd, it’s worth the short drive!

For the nature lovers among you, the River is a huge draw card for fishing, canoeing or just sitting back and watching the antics of the many birds and the odd human that call it home. Gum Swamp Bird Hide is birdwatcher heaven – just four km out of town and, ahem, only a 3km return stroll from Girragirra. It’s possible to observe over 60 species of birds in just a few hours with a number listed as threatened or endangered.

Farming is the back bone of our community so you’ll see plenty of farmers in utes with keen dogs on the back and of course paddocks full of sheep, cattle and a multitude of crops plus machinery of all shapes and sizes. They’re out there doing their thing, growing your food and fibre for you. Give them a wave as you drive past eh?

Forbes serves as an ideal base for exploring the Central West or as a stop-over on the Newell Highway linking Melbourne and Brisbane. It is just 1 1/2 hours to Dubbo and Orange and 3 hours to the nation's capital, Canberra.

Hosted by Wendy

  1. Joined in December 2013
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I'm a farmer running a small organic farm alongside my husband Kim. My passions are family, friends,sustainable living, regenerative farming practices, building community, lifelong learning and travel.

During your stay

How much we interact with our guests is entirely at our guests discretion. We genuinely enjoy meeting people and will do all that we can to ensure your stay is a great experience.
Whilst we are normally (but not always) present, the guest apartment and our home are separated by the guest's private courtyard. Blinds and double glazing ensure complete visual and audio privacy for both parties.
How much we interact with our guests is entirely at our guests discretion. We genuinely enjoy meeting people and will do all that we can to ensure your stay is a great experience…

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

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