the farmhouse

the whole package….

Includes the living areas of the old house with: combustion stove, sofa beds for 4 , TV, video, ipod dock, curtained bunk area at front entrance, internal access to Cedar and Gabi Rose room, large open kitchen with 4 burner gas stove and large oven and plenty of workspace leading out to the communal back verandah. The ‘scullery’ is a substantial washing-up area where all the crockery, pots and kitchen equipment are available for use. Price by negotiation depending on numbers and length of stay. The living areas are included in any retreat package.

These areas are also available for B&B use in conjunction with the Cedar and Gabi Rose rooms at an additional $10 per adult.

Amanda’s bought the farm in 1997. The original farm house was built in 1920. It was never a grand affair but it was built from the best timber straight from the ancient forest.  ’Modernised’ somewhere in the 60′s 70′s, re-clad, and aluminum windows added, lino over the floor… the usual damage. Saving what was salvageable, Amanda reclaimed and reconstructed it as her home – at the whim of an artist.

 

history of the farm….

The Big Scrub rainforest that grew here was destroyed for its red cedar, white beech and forest giants at the turn of the 1900′s, but with the area’s good rainfall, it was grazing land for dairy cattle by 1910.

This small holdings was a subsistence farm (when a farm package was given out to returned service men after the first world war). Like many, it had a small dairy herd, the cream went to the local buttery, the milk went to a piggery, and farmers grew whatever small crops they could grow. The Italian’s grew bananas in this area and this property grew peanuts and pineapples.