The Drover's Cottage
THE DROVER'S COTTAGE
Set on approximately 300 acres, in the peaceful Megalong Valley in the Blue Mountains. The property is a uniquely Australian mix of grazing paddocks and untamed bushland. We are located 20minutes from Blackheath - so easily accessible and conveniently close to all the wonderful things the Blue Mountains has to offer. Livestock has now been drastically reduced on the property to allow for an ecological restoration project involving bush regeneration and wildlife conservation and corridors. Today, the project –Cox’s River Rest is fully operational, and involves sustainable agriculture and eco-tourism, and an Icelandic Horse Stud. Wildlife has returned in numbers – we have even seen platypus in the river.We proudly develop and apply sustainable farming practices - our cows are some of the healthiestand happiest in the country due to a diet supplemented with fresh veggie waste, especially in the dry summer months. The Drover’s Cottage was built to accommodate the early farmer who had property in the valley, like many farmers from the early days, his shed next to the house is bigger and grander than his humble abode – the stock and his equipment was what was important. Latter generations built a new shed but left the old in its original condition.
The Drovers Cottage is a cosy little abode. It is only 18km from Blackheath. It is a comfortable, peaceful retreat offering 1 bedroom and an open plan living area. Although a very eco, “off the grid” cabin It has kitchen facilities, including LPG gas stove and fridge, and there is a gas BBQ outside and a coffee machine with pods.
The Drovers Cottage is powered by bottled gas and a modern generator (unlike in the Drover’s days when it was candles - we’ve left a candle for you if you want to recreate the scene). Water is from the large rainwater collection tanks. A cosy slow combustion wood heater warms the house in winter. The bedroom has a queen bed, and there is a pull-out couch. There is an additional charge of $50 for linen etc for this if you have an additional guest.
The Drover's Cottage is approximately 2 hours from Sydney by car. When you make a booking, you will be provided with directions on how to get there.
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