Kookaburra Farm Stay - Cow Cottage
Soldiers Point, New South Wales, Australia
FARM STAY close to the stunning Northern Beaches!!! Enjoy waking up to the sound of kookaburras, watch the endless bird life from your private verandah, relax in the tranquility of our semi-rural haven just 15 mins by car from the surf/restaurants in Manly Beach and 40 mins by bus/car to the centre of Sydney. Perfect for a couple but also plenty of room for two couples or a family of four. One queen bedroom and one twin room are available (twin beds can be joined to make another double). Two car parking spaces are provided for the occupants of "Kookaburra Cabin". You will see water dragons sunbathing on the lawn, kookaburras, fairy wrens, honey eaters, owls, cockatoos, our chickens and ducks roaming freely around the property, our two friendly dogs, our two sheep and of course the inquisitive horse who lives in the paddock next door. ** Please do not request to bring your own pets as our chickens and ducks roam freely and we cannot risk introducing animals who are not used to their constant presence. Too much temptation to chase/catch them! ** Location/transport/local amenities. LOCATION: "Kookaburra Cabin" is situated in Oxford Falls, a semi-rural suburb just 15 mins by car from Manly Beach. TRANSPORT: Bus 136 goes from the end of the road to Manly or Chatswood (7 min walk from the cabin to bus stop). Bus 169 goes from nearby intersection to the City (10 min walk from the cabin to bus stop). Manly Ferry to centre of Sydney. LOCAL SHOPS, CAFES, AMENITIES: "Kookaburra Cabin" is just 5 mins by car from Warringah Mall Shopping Centre where you can find supermarkets, chemist, clothing, gifts, library, cinema etc. Manly Beach is 15 mins by car and Dee Why Beach just 10 mins by car - both have endless cafes, restaurants, surfing and swimming. Narrabeen Lake is just ten minutes by car - perfect for fishing, kayaking etc. "The Falls Tennis Academy" is a 3 min walk from the cabin. Warringah Aquatic Centre (indoor and outdoor pools) is a 5 min drive from the cabin and Virgin Gym is a 3 min drive from the cabin. Golf: There are 4 golf courses within a 7km radius. Bush-walking: There are some superb coastal walks along the headlands, or else in nearby Garigal National Park or in Ku-ring-gai National Park, also not far by car. Kayak/canoe rental: At Narrabeen Lakes, Manly Wharf or in Middle Harbour at Spit Bridge. GENERAL INFO: All linen/towels provided (washed weekly). Pantry stocked with herbs, spices, tea and coffee. Buy some fresh ingredients and cook at home or take advantage of the numerous beachside restaurants/cafes in nearby Dee Why or Manly. For long stays (over one week) washing/line drying can be offered at $20 per load or we can give directions to the local launderette. There is no TV reception as the cabin is situated in a valley with masses of trees so even cable tv was not possible to be fitted. However, we provide a wide selection of VHS video tapes and DVDs. Both VHS and DVD player are available. For broadband access most guests choose to bring a mobile broadband plug-in adaptor for their IPads or laptops. Mobile phone reception is fine. No smoking AT ALL within the 6,500sqm grounds.
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