Getawayz NSW - Architectural Masterpiece - The Lakeside Barn.

Entire cottage hosted by James

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
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90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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The Lakeside Barn is an architectural masterpiece that was built in 1997 from the old wharf buildings at Darling Harbour.

The Lakeside Barn has been featured on the cover of "Southern Highlands Homes II” - showcasing the best of the best in architecture and rural living.

The moment you walk into The Lakeside Barn, you are greeted with head to toe windows that overlook the iris and lily pond lake. The Lakeside Barn is the perfect romantic escape, only 90 minutes from Canberra & Sydney!

The space
The barn is positioned to take full advantage of the northern sunny aspect, the lovely lake with iris and lily pond, stone walls and the woodland which is planted with aspens, birches and maples. The woodland has forget-me-nots, winter roses, and periwinkle flowering during different seasons, briar roses dribble into the water and are delightful when in flower. In spring different varieties of daffodils bob merrily in the breeze around the lake amongst the seaside daisies.

The lake was created from a flat paddock and it is fully lined as the rich topsoil is so deep there wasn’t any clay to hold water, a jetty created and a small boat that belonged to the owners grandparents. Wild ducks call the lake home and there are baby ducklings scooting around every spring.

The whole garden was a bare paddock when the owners bought the property in 1996, and they have planted and landscaped all you see. Well over 6000 trees and shrubs have been planted on the property as this was an old dairy farm and there were very few trees. The stone walls are all built from stone sourced on the property.

The barn was built after the owners finished travelling the north eastern states of America and seeing some fabulous rural barns some 25 years ago. They returned home and had the architect draw the barn from piles of photos they bombarded him with and it was built in 1997, when there were really no other barns around. They lived in the barn for a year while renovating and rebuilding their main homestead and loved every minute of it, wondering why they just didn’t stay in the barn!

The wood was sourced from the old iron bark warehouse timbers from the now Darling Harbour and through the help of local craftsmen, they created the wonderful framework from enormous 14x14 inch beams some up to 7 metres long, and huge purpose built rafters, hiding all fitting internally for aesthetics. The owners had the rusticated weatherboards milled to match the old cottage at the time and a had the huge barn hinges made by a local blacksmith. The owners had some of the wharf timbers milled for the fabulous wide floorboards and simply tongue oiled them. The red front door is an original door from the old cottage and you can see where the farm dogs had once scratched to get inside probably for warmth many years ago. The rustic timber lining boards in the kitchen were repurposed from old used boards from the original cottage. The huge bank of north facing windows were sourced from an old school in Sydney and they have used the remainder of these in their main homestead as well.

Where you'll sleep

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1 king bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
TV
Air conditioning
Garden
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
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Where you’ll be

Wildes Meadow, New South Wales, Australia

Wildes Meadows is located in the heart of the Southern Highlands. There is plenty to see and do!

Burrawang Village is located 5.9 kms away and is approximately a 5 minute drive. The best features of Burrawang Village are:
- Has a fabulous pub, Burrawang Village Hotel for lunch and dinner.
- There are movies in the Village School of Arts one night a month (we can provide details of when these are, if you are interested).
- Lovely Cafe Burrawang General Store Cafe for brekkie, brunch, lunch and some dinners.
- Has a butchers shop for local meat and some deli items.

Robertson Village is located 15kms away and is approximately a 15 minute drive. The best features of Robertson Village are:
- Great local Greengrocer Robertson Fruit Shop also with deli items and terrific golzames and stocks locally made. Tony’s famous sourdough is a must try!
- Pizzas In The Mist do wood fired pizzas, they are fantastic!!!!! They are available for eat in or takeaway. The best one to try and what we would highly recommend is the Peking Duck pizza!!!
- Lucindas Pantry is a local caterer who makes sensational pies and all sorts of yummy sweet treats, her jams and pickles are superb, also good for a coffee and brekkie.
- Moonacres Cafe is great for local produce as well. Also has a cookery school in the village.
- Pecora Dairy is a local fabulous artisan sheep milk cheese shop
- All the usual suspects available here such as a supermarket, bakery, newsagent, etc.
On your way home, drive via Belmore Falls. On a hot day you can swim in the pools here.

Fitzroy Falls is located 5kms away and is approximately a 5 minute drive. The best features of Fitzroy Falls are:
- Located just down the road and there are fabulous bushwalks and of course, Fitzroy Falls itself!
- A well equipped visitors centre to give directions for the walks
- Grandpa’s Shed, the perfect shop for the blokes to fossick amongst the junk, lots of little treasures have been found here.

Moss Vale is located 18kms away and is approximately a 17 minute drive. The best features of Moss Vale are:
- Everything you need can be found here. There is a train station here too (2 hours to Sydney, however, we recommend using your car. It's much easier)!
- Fantastic little design stores down the southern end of Argyle Street.
- Suzie Anderson Home is a treat for any "house proud" shopper.
- "The Merchant" next door is a fun cafe.
- Bernies Diner is fun casual take on a US diner and offers great hamburgers and American breakfasts. Think Happy Days!

Distances Of Other Attractions:
- Kangaroo Valley is 24kms and approximately 25 minutes away. A very pretty drive to a lovely village.
- Berry is 44kms and approximately 48 minutes away. Perfect for a carry on after the Kangaroo Valley. It's great to visit for lunch and wander the shops.
- Kiama on the coast is 50kms and approximately 50 minutes away. Perfect for a swim and fish and chips on the beach. We recommend visiting: The Blowhole, walking the Illawarra Fly Enroute.

- Bowral is 22kms and approximately 22 minutes away.
- Canberra about a 90 minute to 2 hour drive 178 kms in total.
- Sydney Airport is about a 90 minute drive 127 kms in total.

Hosted by James

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Welcome to Getawayz NSW. My name is James and I am the Managing Director!

Getawayz NSW was created by myself when I worked in the corporate world. There were so many times in my corporate life where I would be sitting at my desk thinking “just get me away”! I had a few investment properties that I had just put on Airbnb and I was being thanked almost every day for helping people with their dream holidays! I created spaces with love and detail. For me, it’s not only about the location but also about the space and the small touches. I thought there must have been a gap in the market for premium accommodation services with professionals that do not have time to share their beautiful homes.

My aim is to provide the most luxurious experiences for all my guests. From the moment they open the door, I want there to be a wow factor! Whether it be a bad day at work, months in lockdown over COVID-19, or anything in between with the struggles that the last 2 years have bought us, Getawayz NSW is a pun on “get me away” - but not just to anywhere, but to one of the best homes in NSW. Once you have stayed at one of my properties, I want the first thing to be is when you return home is wanting to book with Getawayz NSW again!

Getawayz NSW offers some of the most premium inner-city homes, beautiful country cottages, luxury eco-cabins to grand homesteads as well as some of NSW’s most gorgeous beach homes.

I (James, the Managing Director) have never been one to feel boxed in or be put in a box - I like to think outside the box! I wanted to create a brand that shows no matter what you are after in NSW, Getawayz will be able to give you a premium offering no matter what the area. Whether it’s beach, bush, or city life - we have the best homes available to offer!
Welcome to Getawayz NSW. My name is James and I am the Managing Director!

Getawayz NSW was created by myself when I worked in the corporate world. There were so many tim…

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Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for children and infants
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No pets
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