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Avaleigh Elms Farmstay

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Avaleigh Elms is a simple, well appointed, cosy country farm stay cottage with two bedrooms (1 queen and 2 singles) supplied with quality linen. Avaleigh Elms is also pet friendly. Guests can self cater in the cottage's kitchen which has a full sized stove and fridge.

Meet the resident feature creatures, namely the donkeys, horses, sheep, hens and alpacas on our farm, which is in the middle of picturesque, prime grazing country. Guests are welcome to explore our property, taking in the great views from the high points.

Just 20 minutes from the wonderful Mayfield Garden, with its Water Garden, now open all year. Don't miss the enchanting Gairloch Garden in Oberon, which is open twice a year, mid spring and autumn.

Visit the world famous Jenolan Caves or the quieter Wombeyan or Abercrombie Caves, adjacent to the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Go mountain bike riding, fossicking, mushrooming and blackberry picking (seasonal), in the Vulcan State Forest which is on our boundary. Nearby, you can go horse riding or fish for trout and yellow belly in Lake Oberon. Some great bush walks are on offer too in the magnificent Kanangra Boyd National Park or at Evans Crown Nature Reserve. There are also some lovely walks around Oberon where dogs are permitted.

Our countryside has gentle undulations, perfect for walking out to discover many species of parrots and birds inhabiting the large stands of eucalypts. Nearby village pubs offer hearty country food and a warm welcome.

Avaleigh Elms is two hours drive to the wine and food regions of Orange and Mudgee, 11/2 hours to the town of Goulburn and 2 ½ hours to Canberra on the Tablelands Way.

The property is situated 1250 metres/4000 feet above sea level on the Tablelands Way near the historic town of Oberon.

Don and Jenn are waiting to give you a warm country welcome and advise that Avaleigh Elms now welcomes well behaved pets.

Bring your own horse!

Guests are welcome to bring their own horses to ride in the adjacent State Forest. There are lots of tracks and it is almost impossible to get lost. View the wildlife from horseback in the cool pine forest. Perfect in any weather!

We have secure paddocks and a big yard on water for visiting horses.

More Details

Don and Jenn Capel
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Black Springs, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets are not permitted to be left in the cottage alone.
  • Your efforts to leave the cottage free of pet hairs would be appreciated.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • The bathroom has a screened shower, handbasin and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed
  • One queen bedroom and one small bedroom with two single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Avaleigh Elms Farmstay
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

An amazing winter's wonderland

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect and the setting was beautiful. Waking up to a snow covered garden was absolutely stunning. The kids loved visiting the animals and feeding carrots to the horses. But most of all they loved the snow ball fights and making snow angels.

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments, Christina. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was wonderful that it snowed for you and that your girls enjoyed playing in the snow! Warm regards Jenn
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Kiama, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful country escape

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful visit. Well equipped, cosy cottage in beautiful countryside. The children loved stroking and feeding the animals. Plenty of space to explore on the farm and good location to visit the Jenolan caves and other local attractions. Very hospitable hosts and we look forward to visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, Mark. It was great to meet you and your family and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Ant lamb is now on three feeds a day and enjoying the rose bushes as well! Jenn
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Fantastic family friendly farmstay

  • 5 of 5

Everything from the well maintained farm with its friendly animals and bush walks to the cosy, clean and comfy cottage was an absolute treat for me any family (kids aged 8 and 5). We can't wait to come back to see how the new lamb is thriving.

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very kind review, Mila. It was a pleasure to have you and your family to stay. I'm so pleased you enjoyed what we have to offer. Ant is going really well! We'll look forward to meeting you again. Jenn
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cosy cottage in a tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a cold afternoon to find this quaint little cottage had a fireplace! It was well-appointed and within half hour of arriving were welcomed with a lovely home-baked loaf of bread and extra bedding. Jenn was most generous with her time, introducing the kids to the farm animals. Needless to say we all had a comfortable stay and loved every minute of it!

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your generous review Bernadette. We were very happy to meet you and I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Jenn
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Sydney- hassall grove

A dream holiday

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay.... very much. Kids fell in love with all the animals. Beautiful sceneries and nice, clean accommodation. The owners were great. We want to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, Tara. We have a pet lamb at the moment which some of our guest children are enjoying feeding! we have some new hens that are laying well too! Regards Jenn
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Sydney, Australia

Let it snow!

  • 5 of 5

We planned to book this accommodation so we could explore the area and visit Jenolan Caves. We were very lucky to have it snow as we arrived. The roads were closed when driving in but we had a 4WD and our hosts Kerry & Brendan were very helpful. We had such a lovely time. Brendan took us out for a drive and the animals came to visit every day. Our 5 year old loved it! We loved the fire, electric blankets and no phone reception!

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou /I must say you were wonderful guests and you left the Cottage so clean/what a lovely little family you have/hope we were able to give you a nice experience. Warmest Regards Kerry and Brendan
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Nearest Barpub
28 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Oberon Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
28 Kilometres
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Meet animals, visit gardens

Meet our friendly farm animals and explore our property on foot. On our doorstep is the Vulcan State Forest where you can look for mushrooms in autumn, ride bicycles or motorbikes or just walk!

Nearby is Mayfield Garden, horse riding, Jenolan Caves, golf, fishing, tennis and bike paths to explore.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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.

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