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Hawkesbury Country Retreat

Rated 4.47 out of 5 from 18 reviews.Cornwallis, New South Wales, Australia
Farm stay
hosted by Andrew
16+ guests7 bedrooms16 beds2.5 baths
Farm stay hosted by Andrew
16+ guests7 bedrooms16 beds2.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the farm stay to yourself.
Pool
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.
Our beautiful property, is located on the outskirts of Sydney minutes from the historic towns of Windsor and Richmond in the Hawkesbury area.

You’ll love our place because it is a spacious house on the river front with amazing views, designed for entertaining. This home away from home is for small or big groups who want to relax in comfort, style and privacy with friends and family. It's only a 1 hour drive from just about anywhere in Sydney.

The space
Enjoy a swim in the large in-ground pool, ride your bikes around the property, jump on the kids swing rope into the river, or the big boys swing with a 40ft drop into the river, kick a ball or fly a kite on the front lawn (350m x 160m long) take one of our kayaks for a paddle down the gentle Hawkesbury River, feed the ducks, collect fresh eggs from the chooks, pick your own veggies from the kitchen garden or host a BBQ and party for up to 50-200 in our riverside entertaining area with kitchen facilities, BBQ and large fire pit. Wander through the walk-in bird aviary with over 50 native and exotic birds to feed.

Play with and feed the baby rabbits, lamb, baby chicks, guinea pigs, quails, mini pig and mini goats in our Petting Zoo - your kids will love it!!!

The long table by the river seats 15 people.

EVENTS:
Please let us know if you want to hold an event at our property. We can host all types of events from 30 to 500 with associated charges available on request. There is a fee for any additional guests who come to the property but are not staying. There is also event fees for 30+ people. Please let us know what you are planning and we can discuss costs directly.

If you are wanting to have a wedding please let us know and we can provide you with an information pack that outlines all we can provide for you and the associated costs involved. Have a look at our listing on Easy Weddings

https://www.easyweddings.com.au/WeddingVenues/BlueMountains/HawkesburyCountryRetreat/QA/

We also cater for larger groups and can sleep up to 30 in beds on the property as well as the option for other guest to camp. So if your wanting a large group of family or friends (20+) let us know and we can discuss with you how best we can accommodate your request.

Outdoor Leisure and Recreation:
* Wander through the front orchard of over 100 trees picking oranges to juice for your breakfast (in season), or you might like to have a picnic in the back orchard of 60 mixed fruit trees... (see pics)

* Soak up the tranquillity on the pontoon by the river which has the best views in the whole of the Hawkesbury and is the perfect place to be at sunset.

* Enjoy a long lazy meal, a few drinks and a chat with your friends and family in one of the many outdoor settings on the veranda or downstairs on the lawn or amongst the trees of the back orchard.

* Go for a gentle pedal on the push-bikes and explore the flat country lanes of the “Richmond Lowlands” area or ride into town to the cafes, shops and pubs etc. We have 6 x adult and 2 x children's push bikes with helmets.

* Go fishing or explore the Hawkesbury river from the pontoon or just float around on our large Lillypad which holds up to 12 float on the river surface. We have a few single and double kayaks for you to use as well.
Available on request

* There’s loads of outdoor recreational games for adults and older children to keep you amused including a full size table tennis table, pool table, volleyball, cricket, soccer, badminton, bocce, croquet, giant Jenga, baseball, cricket & kites.

* You might like to toast some marshmallows or chill out by the Outdoor Fire Pit down by the river at our entertaining area.

* Feed the horses in the paddocks.

Indoor Entertainment:
* Large 55” Full HD LCD TV
* Blue Ray DVD player with Surround Sound in the lounge room
* Stereo system with ipod/ipad/iphone capability
* Indoor entertainment includes nearly a huge variety of DVDs and CDs
* A wide variety of games such as a Xbox games console with games for adults and children, many new board games for adults and children, card games, backgammon, chess set.
* Toys for babies/toddlers (on request)
* Shelves full of recently released books (novels) and stacks of magazines.

Phones & Broadband:
* Full mobile phone reception
* Free Wireless broadband

Please Note: Bedrooms 6 & 7 are away 20m from the main house in our removed shed.

ADDITIONAL GUESTS:
Please be advised that we have an addition guest accommodation fee of $60pp once you have more than 6 guests staying. Please advise numbers accordingly so we can adjust your booking costs prior to the commencement of your booking.

LATE CHECK-OUT
We can often allow a late checkout at 5pm, however there is a fee of $500. Please nominate if you would like a late check-out.

Guest access
The whole property is yours to access.

Let us know if you want to plan an event as we can do weddings and luncheons, family reunions, girls weekends, etc. We are happy to discuss large scale parties for up to 500+ by arrangement.
Send email to anna aat peopleforplants dt cm dt au

Other things to note
Please confirm final numbers of guests staying at the property or visiting for your event prior to the booking commencement.
Our beautiful property, is located on the outskirts of Sydney minutes from the historic towns of Windsor and Richmond in…
Our beautiful property, is located on the outskirts of Sydney minutes from the historic towns of Windsor and Richmond in the Hawkesbury area.

You’ll love our place because it is a spacious house on the river front with amazing views, designed for entertaining. This home away from home is for small or big groups who want to relax in comfort, style and privacy with friends and family. It's only a 1 hour drive from just about anywhere in Sydney.

The space
Enjoy a swim in the large in-ground pool, ride your bikes around the property, jump on the kids swing rope into the river, or the big boys swing with a 40ft drop into the river, kick a ball or fly a kite on the front lawn (350m x 160m long) take one of our kayaks for a paddle down the gentle Hawkesbury River, feed the ducks, collect fresh eggs from the chooks, pick your own veggies from the kitchen garden or host a BBQ and party for up to 50-200 in our riverside entertaining area with kitchen facilities, BBQ and large fire pit. Wander through the walk-in bird aviary with over 50 native and exotic birds to feed.

Play with and feed the baby rabbits, lamb, baby chicks, guinea pigs, quails, mini pig and mini goats in our Petting Zoo - your kids will love it!!!

The long table by the river seats 15 people.

EVENTS:
Please let us know if you want to hold an event at our property. We can host all types of events from 30 to 500 with associated charges available on request. There is a fee for any additional guests who come to the property but are not staying. There is also event fees for 30+ people. Please let us know what you are planning and we can discuss costs directly.

If you are wanting to have a wedding please let us know and we can provide you with an information pack that outlines all we can provide for you and the associated costs involved. Have a look at our listing on Easy Weddings

https://www.easyweddings.com.au/WeddingVenues/BlueMountains/HawkesburyCountryRetreat/QA/

We also cater for larger groups and can sleep up to 30 in beds on the property as well as the option for other guest to camp. So if your wanting a large group of family or friends (20+) let us know and we can discuss with you how best we can accommodate your request.

Outdoor Leisure and Recreation:
* Wander through the front orchard of over 100 trees picking oranges to juice for your breakfast (in season), or you might like to have a picnic in the back orchard of 60 mixed fruit trees... (see pics)

* Soak up the tranquillity on the pontoon by the river which has the best views in the whole of the Hawkesbury and is the perfect place to be at sunset.

* Enjoy a long lazy meal, a few drinks and a chat with your friends and family in one of the many outdoor settings on the veranda or downstairs on the lawn or amongst the trees of the back orchard.

* Go for a gentle pedal on the push-bikes and explore the flat country lanes of the “Richmond Lowlands” area or ride into town to the cafes, shops and pubs etc. We have 6 x adult and 2 x children's push bikes with helmets.

* Go fishing or explore the Hawkesbury river from the pontoon or just float around on our large Lillypad which holds up to 12 float on the river surface. We have a few single and double kayaks for you to use as well.
Available on request

* There’s loads of outdoor recreational games for adults and older children to keep you amused including a full size table tennis table, pool table, volleyball, cricket, soccer, badminton, bocce, croquet, giant Jenga, baseball, cricket & kites.

* You might like to toast some marshmallows or chill out by the Outdoor Fire Pit down by the river at our entertaining area.

* Feed the horses in the paddocks.

Indoor Entertainment:
* Large 55” Full HD LCD TV
* Blue Ray DVD player with Surround Sound in the lounge room
* Stereo system with ipod/ipad/iphone capability
* Indoor entertainment includes nearly a huge variety of DVDs and CDs
* A wide variety of games such as a Xbox games console with games for adults and children, many new board games for adults and children, card games, backgammon, chess set.
* Toys for babies/toddlers (on request)
* Shelves full of recently released books (novels) and stacks of magazines.

Phones & Broadband:
* Full mobile phone reception
* Free Wireless broadband

Please Note: Bedrooms 6 & 7 are away 20m from the main house in our removed shed.

ADDITIONAL GUESTS:
Please be advised that we have an addition guest accommodation fee of $60pp once you have more than 6 guests staying. Please advise numbers accordingly so we can adjust your booking costs prior to the commencement of your booking.

LATE CHECK-OUT
We can often allow a late checkout at 5pm, however there is a fee of $500. Please nominate if you would like a late check-out.

Guest access
The whole property is yours to access.

Let us know if you want to plan an event as we can do weddings and luncheons, family reunions, girls weekends, etc. We are happy to discuss large scale parties for up to 500+ by arrangement.
Send email to anna aat peopleforplants dt cm dt au

Other things to note
Please confirm final numbers of guests staying at the property or visiting for your event prior to the booking commencement.
Our beautiful property, is located on the outskirts of Sydney minutes from the historic towns of Windsor and Richmond in the Hawkesbury area.

You’ll love our place because it is a spacious house on…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
2 double beds
Bedroom 7
5 queen beds, 1 single bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Gym
Wi-Fi
Pay TV
Pool
Kitchen
Air conditioning
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.47 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
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Cornwallis, New South Wales, Australia

You will be surrounded by orange orchards, market gardens, turf farms and private polo facilities. Quiet, flat country roads and lanes to walk and ride around in the "Lowlands" area of the Hawkesbury where our property is located. Beautiful views of pink skies and sunsets over the Blue Mountains and down the Hawkesbury River in the afternoon. Watch hot air balloons fly over head during the early mornings.
You will be surrounded by orange orchards, market gardens, turf farms and private polo facilities. Quiet, flat country roads and lanes to walk and ride around in the "Lowlands" area of the Hawkesbury where our…

Hosted by Andrew

Joined in September 2014
  • 18 Reviews
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During your stay
We have a live in property manager/gardener, who has a room away from the house. You may see him during the daytime. He can normally help with anything you need.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
No smoking
Pets are allowed

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