The Meadow House is THE place to relax and recharge your batteries. Set on 54 picturesque hectares in the Central Tablelands of NSW, it's a secluded slice of paradise. Our motto is relax, renew, recover. It's secluded luxury, a stay put kind of place
You rent the whole house. There are two large bedrooms, one with a queen bed and an en suite. the other has a double bed and a writer's nook adjacent to the main bathroom. There are bay windows to capture the views, a wood fire for winter and a covered veranda off the living room. A fully stocked galley kitchen leads to another covered veranda with barbecue. The house has ducted air conditioning and an undercover car park is provided.
Not only do you rent the whole house but you can stroll and picnic on the whole 54 hectare property. With a guided tour when convenient.
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We live in a separate house on the same property and are always available during your stay. But we value your privacy and don't intrude unless you require assistance.
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The Meadow House is not child safe so we do not accept bookings with children, babies or pets.
To make your stay more enjoyable we have provided a lot of extras. There are works of art, nick-knacks, books, cds, dvds, games and lots of quality table ware so we ask that you take care and leave the place as you found it.
There is no land line telephone at the Meadow House. And mobile coverage is patchy.
Although you are guests and we respect your privacy and comfort we need to explain how The Meadow House works and to set a few rules.
What to Bring. You must provide your own food and drinks. But we do provide the basic breakfast stuff. When you arrive you will find: one litre of fresh milk, one loaf of wholemeal bread, one dozen eggs, instant coffee, tea bags, butter, olive oil, salt, sugar, mustard and various other staples and condiments with an extensive spice cabinet. Most jars and bottles will have been part used and you are welcome to use as much as necessary.
Smoking inside the house and outside (on the whole property) is not allowed.
The house can only sleep four people at any one time. You may invite guests to visit but tranquility is the essence so please nothing loud and definitely not overnight.
Children. We will not take bookings with children, teenagers or babies as The Meadow House is not child safe.
Pets are not allowed in the house or on the property.
Linen and towels are provided. If your stay is longer than a week we will change them after 7 days. We encourage you to hang the towels on the line every now and then to dry and refresh them as necessary.
Cleaning during your stay is up to you. Equipment such as a vacuum cleaner, mops, buckets and brooms are provided and we ask that you do the basics.
Camping on the property is not allowed. Bush fires are a constant danger so lighting of fires outside is never allowed.
Hunting is not allowed and the killing or distressing of wild life is strictly forbidden.
Vehicles of any kind including cars, motor bikes, all terrain vehicles and children's mini bikes are not allowed past the parking area at The Meadow House. Getting around the property is strictly on foot.
Services rely on rain water and LPG (gas) and although our electrical supply is from the grid it is much more expensive than in the city. Use what you need but please take care not to waste these resources. Water is precious, so please restrict showering and kitchen rinsing under running water.
Blackouts may happen on rare occasions and if this happens while you are in residence you will be contacted and advised as to how to proceed. There are torches, electric lanterns and candles for emergency use.
Automatic water pumps are installed for the house water and the garden. The house pump comes on whenever you open a tap or flush the toilet. The garden pump is set for 1am in the morning and comes on automatically.
The electric hot plate should be used for cooking and the gas burners reserved for emergency use only. Always open the exhaust hood while cooking on the hot plate.
The oven is gas and it is for general use but do not use the grill and oven together as LPG doesn't produce enough pressure for both.
The smoke alarms may activate if smoke from cooking or the fire place is detected. Reset the alarm by pushing the red button on the underside.
Garbage must be disposed of into the small kitchen benchtop bin and the plastic liner tied securely before disposal into the garbage bin situated on the covered walkway. Replace the liner in the small bin after each disposal. Non food items such as bottles, boxes and wrapping should be put directly into the garbage bin.
Before leaving please empty the dishwasher, return everything to it's proper place and leave the house clean and tidy as you found it.
We hope that you enjoy your stay and we value any advice that will help us improve our service and presentation.
In the event of guests ignoring or contravening these conditions we reserve the right to deny you access to the property and/or to demand your immediate departure. Denial of residency under these circumstances will not entitle
I am a retired architect and I designed and built the Meadow House 13 years ago. I am interested in gardening and my partner Carol and I have planted and maintain an extensive garden at our house.
I read a lot of fiction but only in book form (no Kindle) and like all architects I'm a perpetual renovator. But only at our house, so you won't hear the sound of power saws at the Meadow house.
I enjoy our guests and wish that there was more time to develop a relationship. But I understand that the guests are here to relax not to entertain me with conversation.