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Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery - Kookaburra Cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Space 50 m²
Property type studio


About the property

We own a small organic winery situated on 40 acres of bushland only 20 minutes from Kangaroo Valley , 25 minutes to Berry and 20 minutes from Nowra. There are natural gullies, bush and paddocks alongside the vineyard which makes for many lovely tranquil spots to relax or explore. You can wander around the property and the vineyard, feed the chickens, collect the eggs and throw in a yabbie pot in the warmer months and see what you catch. This is a quiet setting with the options to sleep in, read a good book, take a bush walk or head off to the wonderful places to see around the Shoalhaven area. Our accommodation offers the opportunity to escape technology for a while with no phones, internet or TV in the rooms.

There is a large grassy BBQ area close by your room so you can enjoy your evening meal with a glass of wine or port without leaving the property. We are a family friendly property with many interesting things for your children to see and do. If the grapes are on, watching the children's faces as they pick their own bunch from the vines, is priceless. No Grapes, then we have chickens, sheep and ducks to enjoy.Our two dogs are very social and love to play and interact with guests. This is your chance to escape the suburbs, technology and enjoy a rural setting not too far from the city.We include breakfast provisions for your stay however , if you would like to include some extras, we can organise an organic breakfast basket, BBQ and Salad packs , Devonshire Teas and Cheese Platters. Make use of our picnic basket and throw rugs to find a special spot to enjoy a meal on the property or at one of the many places we are happy to recommend .

We are only a 30 minute drive to the beaches of Gerringong and Shoalhaven Heads or you can visit the fantastic Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross, go to Hanging Rock lookout or visit Shoalhaven Zoo. We are also very close to Arthur Boyd's Bundanon Estate where you can tour the art studio or time your visit to coincide with one of the fantastic events held there regularly through the year.

Self contained cabin ( Studio)

We have two self contained cabins close to the vineyard and cellar door on our beautiful rural property.This listing is for " Kookaburra Cottage #1" and is a studio style accommodation featuring a wood fire heater, queen size bed and a double sofa bed.

If you would prefer our other room which consists of a queen size bed and two single bunk beds, please go to our other listing ( property 4831150 Kookaburra Cottage#2)to make your booking.

A continental breakfast is included for your stay and includes fresh eggs from our resident chooks. You can sleep in, enjoy making your own breakfast in your cottage or use the BBQ at your leisure.

You can pick herbs from the old bathtub garden and whip up your own omelette. The room has everything you need to prepare your own meals along with tea, coffee, juice and your basic pantry items. Cooler nights you can enjoy your own wood fire heater, making your cabin warm and cosy or you can use the fire pit near the cellar door and toast marshmallows. If you really enjoy the fun aspects of camping ( but happy to not have a tent) then make use of the camp oven and waffle irons and be surprised by the incredible night sky.

Cellar door

The cellar door is open by appointment and in the summer those staying with us can enjoy the cool inground cellar to taste our organic wines and port. In Winter, the pot belly stove is perfect to warm up around. A selection of my favourite local products are available along a small range of relishes and chutneys made here with our homegrown summer produce.

More Details

Anne & Greg Edmistone
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Anne & Greg Edmistone

My husband Greg and I bought Lyrebird Ridge when our two children became teenagers.We moved to the Shoalhaven in 1990 when Greg was posted to the Navy base, HMAS Albatross.I have worked in the area as a primary school teacher for many years but recently took a break from teaching so I could enjoy working on projects around the farm and vineyard.

Anne & Greg Edmistone purchased this studio in 2005

Why Anne & Greg Edmistone chose Budgong

From the first time we came to this property we felt at home. We loved the feeling of isolation, even though it is so close to Kangaroo Valley and Nowra and we were attracted by the simplicity and self- sufficiency of the place - tank water, solar power, vineyard, chickens. We were happy to be challenged by a change in lifestyle for both us and the children.

What makes this studio unique

Sharing our place with guests is wonderful because there are so many interesting things to see and do. There is always various wildlife coming and going, things to learn, to make and grow and jobs to tackle. I love having people join in if they want but if you just want to kick back and relax then I will just point you in the direction of the hammock and leave you to it.

We hope when people stay with us they feel welcome, relaxed and comfortable. We also hope that the ability to step away from phones, TV, internet or just the radio for a few days helps them to reconnect with nature and with each other.What we first loved about the place is what we always keep in mind ' Keep it simple'.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio rental in Budgong, Australia

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing


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Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery - Kookaburra Cottage
average rating of 4.876923 based on 65 reviews

Lovely and cosy!!

  • 5 of 5

Lyrebird was wonderful, Ann and Greg were delightful hosts. Showed us the cellar and the lovely things they sell which are local produce. They even went out of their way when our bike didn’t start in the morning Greg came to our rescue!!! Would definitely stay again!!

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Wendy Thanks so much staying with us and I really hope you have enjoyed the produce you took home.We try to source locally made , natural products for the cellar to compliment the things we make and sell ourselves. Greg's helped a few people over the years with flat batteries etc and he is always happy to lend a hand. I am glad you were able to get back on the road in time to enjoy the sunshine and the valley roads on your bike! We hope to see you again sometime soon. regards Anne
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Beautiful location, friendly hosts, gorgeous dogs and comfortable and clean accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at Lyrebird Ridge for the weekend. It was a surprise for me and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect mini getaway. On arrival we were greeted by two beautiful dogs and their friendly owners. Our room was comfortable and cosy (made all the more cosy by the fireplace). The place includes a firepit and bbq facilities, the latter we took advantage of. Beautiful bushwalks are in close proximity and native wildlife is abundant. Would definitely recommend for a romantic or relaxing getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 05/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. What a lovely birthday surprise Simon! With Autumn starting to give us those lovely cool mornings and evenings, it is so cosy with the fireplaces going and a perfect time to sit out and the count stars. Next visit you will have to tick off another bushwalk in the area because like you mentioned ,there are so many. We are so glad you enjoyed your weekend. kind regards Anne
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Amazing short break!

  • 5 of 5

Anne was so helpful and had so many lovely touches in the cabin and on the surrounding property. It is a beautiful and peaceful escape from every day life. The cellar door was great and we bought so much! We have already decided to come back with the kids next time so they can also enjoy the experience. Thank you so much Anne.

  • Review Submitted: 01/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Leanne Thanks for taking the time to write a review for our property.We have been working hard of late to improve the grounds around the accommodation and cellar so we really appreciate your comments. I have been enjoying sourcing locally made organic and environmentally friendly products to have available for our guests to purchase so I hope to have a few more next time you visit.See you then. kind regards Anne
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Quiet and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed my evening there. It was exactly what I needed. The room is self-contained (one of two) with everything there you'd need. Bathroom is a bit old but perfectly fine (but could have done with some soap there.) It's remote (no wifi or mobile connections) and you definitely need a GPS to find it. Host couldn't have been more welcoming. Went to a lot of trouble to find out what I'd like for breakfast and it was really nice, including eggs from their own chooks.

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Helen Glad you enjoyed your overnight stay with us at Lyrebird rIdge.We love the fact that the property feels quite remote and isolated even though we are 15 minutes to North Nowra, 25 mins to Kangaroo Valley and 30 mins to Berry. A GPS is handy to find us and I am always happy to help with the easiest directions/ drive no matter which direction you may be coming from. I appreciate your comments very much, re the ageing bathroom, we are planning renovations for this year. Hope you can stay with us again soon.
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A fabulous, relaxing escape from reality!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous getaway!! Stunning property, sweet and friendly animals, and hosts who made it feel like we were staying with friends. Our dog loved our weekend as much as we did and it was really lovely to have her with us. Lyrebird Ridge is definitely on our re-visit list - next time with friends or family ☺️

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Corinne. We really enjoyed having you stay with us and glad to hear you thought our resident animals were sweet and friendly, even Rosie, the 2 year old Golden Retriever who seems to be a little needy when it comes to getting attention! We will look forward to having you return with family and friends some time soon. regards Anne
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great break

  • 5 of 5

perfect hosts, will visit again

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Colin. We really enjoy welcoming guests and trying to make a stay with us as comfortable as possible.We hope you will keep us in mind next time you are visiting the Shoalhaven. regards Anne
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Arthur Boyd's Bundanon


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  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.