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Misty Vale Hideaway - tranquility & gorgeous views

Tiny house hosted by Rita
2 guests2 beds1 bath
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Misty Vale Hideaway

Upper Lansdowne is ~2hrs from Newcastle & ~25 mins off the freeway, but feels a million miles away with beautiful scenery & seclusion. Enjoy tranquil, epic views of mountains & farmland from a cute cabin overlooking a dam & wake to the sound of birdsong.

The CABIN
Located on our farm 400m from the road, it has an open feel with a cathedral ceiling, large double bed, kitchenette & bathroom. Many guests visit for a digital detox & to enjoy the tranquility of our valley.

The space
Guests will find the cabin fully self-contained with linen. towels and breakfast provisions provided. The only things you need to bring are personal items, food and drinks. (Please note there are NO shops or cafes nearby, so bring your provisions with you).

The cabin is on a farm and there are cattle, geese, gates, dams, electric fences etc. Guests are welcome to walk around the large house paddock and access other areas, whilst taking care and remembering to shut gates. The views from the top of the hill behind the cabin (4 mins walk) cover the whole valley and are stunning.

Mar 2021 Floods Update: We were cut off for a few days, but things are now more-or-less back to normal. There is ~1km of dirt road to our front gate and that is rougher than usual, but still suitable for ordinary 2WD cars, just take it easy.

We offer breakfast provisions such as muesli, bread, fruit, milk, tea & coffee. Guests should remember that there are no shops or services nearby, so best come prepared with food and drink. Popping out to get a snack will be a 30-60 min round trip.

Upper Lansdowne is a tiny village, but If you're making the trip north or south on the freeway and want to overnight, coming here only adds about 30 mins total to your trip. It's well worth the diversion to see the beautiful, green valley and enjoy the peace and quiet - it's way nicer than a motel room in town.

Coming from the north turn off the freeway at Coopernook and head for Lansdowne. From the south get off the freeway at Cundletown then turn right (north) up Lansdowne Rd at the airport roundabout.

NOTE: Despite Google maps saying it's open, Koppin Yarratt Rd from Comboyne is CLOSED and has been for more than 10 years, so you can't get through from the north that way.

The BEDROOM/LIVING SPACE has a large double bed, a sofa/sofabed, folding chairs & table, plus a reverse cycle air-conditioner. The windows have blinds, although you may like to sleep with them open to see the star lit view and sunrise on the hills.

The KITCHENETTE includes a fridge with a small freezer compartment, microwave, kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils. There is a gas-fired BBQ outside.

The BATHROOM is fitted with a shower, basin and a COMPOSTING toilet.

OUTDOORS there is a deck with a large grassy area in front of it to enjoy the views over our beautiful rural setting. Parking is available next to the cabin. Note: The cabin is on the way to the main farm shed, so there may be a few comings and goings.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
There is no internet service in the cabin and mobile phone service is limited, but you can walk to the house and sit down on the side deck to get a Wi-Fi signal. You can also walk up the slope behind the cabin to get mobile reception.

Guest access
Guests are welcome to walk around the large house paddock. The other parts of the farm can be accessed with awareness that there are animals around, gates need to be closed behind you, electric fences may be on etc.

Other things to note
Guests can drive to the cabin and let themselves in (key will be left in the door).

In the case of a check in after dusk, the gate just in front of the house may be closed (to stop the wildlife from munching the house gardens), so please close it again behind you after you've gone through.

There is no internet service in the cabin, but you can walk to the house carport, or sit down on the side deck to get a WiFi signal during waking hours. Mobile phone service is patchy, but the signal improves as you go up the hill at the back of the cabin.

There are no local shops or services – 15 minutes one way to Lansdowne Post Office to get bread and milk and other basics.

The cabin is on a farm and there are cattle, geese, gates, unfenced dams and electric fences. Guests are welcome to walk around the large, fenced house paddock/orchard and elsewhere. Bear in mind it's a farm, so please close gates and take care of yourself.
Misty Vale Hideaway

Upper Lansdowne is ~2hrs from Newcastle & ~25 mins off the freeway, but feels a million miles away with beautiful scenery & seclusion. Enjoy tranquil, epic views of mountains & farmland from a cute cabin overlooking a dam & wake to the sound of birdsong.

The CABIN
Located on our farm 400m from the road, it has an open feel with a cathedral ceiling, large double bed, ki…
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Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Fire pit
Refrigerator
Microwave
Breakfast
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Upper Lansdowne, New South Wales, Australia

Upper Lansdowne sits in an ancient caldera (volcanic crater) and the valley is surrounded by mountains/escarpments on 3 sides, which are the ancient crater walls. It has fabulous views and walks and volcanic plugs are still evident, Mount Olive is a plug that is straight in front of the property and another, Saville's Rock is visible to the north.

The topography means that the valley has its own microclimate and is usually green and lush. The Misty Vale name comes from the mist that often rolls in overnight, or early in the morning and hangs around until the sun comes up over the escarpment.

Mar 2021 floods update:
Previously you could walk all the way up the now closed, northern end of Koppin Yarratt Rd towards Comboyne and the state forest. There are beautiful, untouched rainforest gullies and fantastic views to be found. Turn left out of our gate and drive about 4kms to the turnaround at the end of Koppin Yarratt Rd, where there are road closed signs.

The road has been graded after the floods, so you can drive through the road closed signs again, as far as the quarry about 3kms further along. However the road is worse than before so 4WD is recommended. You can park at the quarry and walk uphill, but after the gate parts of the road have been washed away, so take care. It's likely to be muddy and rough, so boots are recommended.

Hosted by Rita

Joined in October 2020
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
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