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Selby Organic Farm Stay - the perfect getaway!

Farm stay hosted by Andrea & Ron
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the farm stay to yourself.
Indoor fireplace
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.
Selby is your perfect getaway in the Riverina. An exclusive, safe place to relax in peace & quiet. An environmental property, amongst vast bush land with abundant wildlife, farm tours, bush walk, bird watch etc. If it's cool you can sit by a campfire gazing at stars! A romantic getaway or great place to meet up with friends & family in very comfy, unique accommodation. We hope to welcome you soon to our farm. (Closed Dec & Jan) PLEASE BE AWARD DUE TO COVID-19 ANDREA WILL NEED TO TALK TO YOU

The space
Our farm stay has been operating for a few years now, but we are still finding our way, but ever so helpful! So much to do...you can bring your own bike/s (puncture proof your tyres!!), bird watching, bush walking, get up close & personal with our pets & much more. Selby is a working certified organic farm. You will be the only one/s here in very comfortable accommodation, supplied with games, cards, puzzles, TV & DVD, radio etc. There is limited mobile phone service & internet only by your provider, which is pretty good as past guests have mentioned. Why not pack a picnic for the afternoon...we supply backpack, picnic rug, thermos etc. You are completely self sufficient and can pretty much go anywhere you can walk.
You can be alone as much or as little as you like, your farm experience is all in your hands....
WE WOULD LIKE IT NOTED HERE: that your cost includes the option of a continental breakfast consisting of juice, cereal, milk, bread & farm fresh eggs (if their laying). We would also like you to know for your convenience as travellers we have a few extras to save you bringing too much with you eg: margarine, oil, tomato sauce, foil, gladwrap....that sort of thing. Hoping this makes it easier for you.
When you make your booking with me I will ask if you want this breakfast or not. (as we live out of town getting these supplies in fresh takes some organising & I am finding many visitors are not using them...so now I will start checking what YOU would like.)

Guest access
You will not have to share anything while you stay in The Shack, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONES HERE.... The tar is to our driveway, then a little dirt to your accommodation. Our access is all weather & vehicles - you do not need 4WD. There are some parts of the house yard you will not be able to access example Rons workshop & sheds etc, but as for the farm land it is all yours to wander around at your leisure

Other things to note
We offer farm tours for $100 maximum 4 people for around 1 to 3 hours, depending on how busy Ron is or what he has to achieve while taking you on the tour. This also includes morning or afternoon tea when you come back. See first hand what a farmer has to do (always on duty), poddy lambs to feed (sometimes), chooks need doing & you might even be able to help with some light duties.
Griffith is the closet big town at 75ks away (45 minutes), so remember if you plan on staying awhile bring your own supplies, especially bottled water if you are not wanting to drink the rain water we have here. Water is very precious, we are not on the pipeline & rely totally on rain water for the house & to fill dams.
However if you are just passing through, Rankins Springs is 5 minutes away with a shop for basics & take away food and it's a Post Office too. PLUS we have a wonderful Hotel that have cold drinks, lovely country cooked meals & that are always served with a smile!
Selby is your perfect getaway in the Riverina. An exclusive, safe place to relax in peace & quiet. An environmental property, amongst vast bush land with abundant wildlife, farm tours, bush walk, bird watch etc. If it's cool you can sit by a campfire gazing at stars! A romantic getaway or great place to meet up with friends & family in very comfy, unique accommodation. We hope to welcome you soon to our farm. (Cl…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
High chair
Breakfast
Smoke alarm
Indoor fireplace
Hangers
Iron
Babysitter recommendations
Black-out blinds
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Rankins Springs, New South Wales, Australia

Rankins Springs is under 5ks from Selby & has tennis courts & a dirt golf course (which is certainly a country experience!). We are a friendly mob in The Springs with something always going on! There is a pub that serves hearty meals & cold drinks, local post office & general store, fuel station, however our main shopping centre is Griffith around 45 minutes away. You might like to take a day trip there for the movies, wineries, good shopping or you might like to head to Lake Cargelligo & swim, taking a picnic lunch. We have more information inside the Shack for you.
Rankins Springs is under 5ks from Selby & has tennis courts & a dirt golf course (which is certainly a country experience!). We are a friendly mob in The Springs with something always going on! There is a p…

Hosted by Andrea & Ron

Joined in January 2017
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Ron & I have been farming for 30 years, (organic for around 1/2 of that). "Selby" is a working 3,174 hectare Certified Organic farm, environmentally friendly property and holistically managed in Rankins Springs. As our two children are off into the world, we have recently decided to open our property to interested visitors. We’ve have been developing our natural farming system since the mid 1990’s and now run a flock of around 1,200 Dorper Breeding Ewes using Holistic Grazing Management to balance livestock health, productive pastures and soil fertility (Website hidden by Airbnb) We also grow cereal grains, produce hay from Lucerne and oats during good seasons to sustain stock health during times of drought. Water supply is very precious as we are not on the pipeline. Rainfall runoff is collected from erosion control contour banks stored in dams and our house water in tanks. Our farm has vast bushland and unique wildlife included in the biodiversity which is valued in balance with our farming operations. We are hosts to backpackers in a program called WWOOF. (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) This has been a wonderful experience for our family, meeting new people, learning new things. So taking on exclusive, interested people wanting to 'get away from it all' seemed like the next step. Be prepared, there is very limited mobile & internet service (only from your own provider), no TV reception but a DVD is provided if you want to watch a movie snuggled by the fire.......just heaps of peace & quiet (Website hidden by Airbnb) The landscape on 'Selby' is ever changing depending on the season, be prepared it could be very dry & quite different to what your were expecting if you visit us in the warmer months. However 'water' is the ingredient to make everything thrive & look wonderful.....AND farmers are always looking towards the sky, either wanting the rain or winging about it!!! Ron & I are friendly, enjoy meeting new people & respect privacy (so we won't encroach in your space). However we take the 'Duty of Care' seriously & do make regular contact to make sure you are safe & have returned from eg: a walk or to ensure your stay is all you want it to be. Our set up here is very rural. We are genuine recyclers, having renovated The Shack from some used materials. Nothing much ever gets thrown out around here, we can find another use for most things - you'll be surprised!! We want you to experience the real Australia, breathe in the fresh air, spread your wings, enjoy the solitude or if it works in our schedule....maybe you can join in, in what we are doing around the (Website hidden by Airbnb) IS UP TO YOU - this is your Farm Stay, you do whatever you need to, to relax......we'll respect & fit into your needs. We are a new farm stay so things are still a work in progress. Feel free to bring your own bike - make sure though you have puncture proof tyres, they're are great riding tracks with different degrees of difficulty. Or bush walking might be more up your alley. You can do as much or as little as you like when staying on Selby..... read a book, bird watch, decide to go on a farm tour or day trips to local villages & towns might be nice too. We look forward to meeting you and showing you our farm...….share in our paradise....our home.
Ron & I have been farming for 30 years, (organic for around 1/2 of that). "Selby" is a working 3,174 hectare Certified Organic farm, environmentally friendly property and holistica…
During your stay
Ron & I are pretty much always around & are available to answer any questions or help in anyway to make your stay with us a memorable one!
Maybe you'd like to have morning tea with us or not!! Or a drink in the afternoon....or not!! We like to check in on you for safety OH & S & any queries or needs you might have, but will give you as much privacy as you would like.
PLEASE NOTE: Depending on the time of year & the season we are having it can either be very dry or very green.....we just want you to be prepared in the drier months it can be very bare, though offering different opportunities to the greener, rainier months.
Ron & I are pretty much always around & are available to answer any questions or help in anyway to make your stay with us a memorable one!
Maybe you'd like to have morning t…
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House rules
Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 3:00 pm
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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