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The Grainery @ The Homestead

Bedrooms 1
Space 80 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

THE GRAINERY@THE HOMESTEAD - A stunning piece of old world charm nestled in a hidden rural valley surrounded by magnificent sandstone escarpment in beautiful KV. (2 night minimum stay)

THE HOMESTEAD is the original farmhouse of the property The Cedars in Barrengarry (Kangaroo Valley) NSW built in 1930, renovated in 1980, and reinvigorated in 2012-16. The original outbuilding and underground well date from late 1800s. The eclectic collection of building material and furnishings include antique, old, new, recycled, and reinterpreted items collected from the property, the district and overseas, particularly featuring cedar furniture where possible. Located on five rural acres including manicured gardens, vegetable and herb gardens, and "girt" by original rainforest featuring century old cedar trees. THE HOMESTEAD is surrounded by Morton National Park, pastoral surrounding rural properties in the foreground and nestled amongst the majestic sandstone escarpment. THE HOMESTEAD is located towards the end of a rural road and provides a quiet, peaceful farm experience; yet is easily accessible only 10 minutes by car to Kangaroo Valley, 35 minutes to Berry and Bowral, and 2 hours from Sydney or Canberra.

THE GRAINERY – a fully self-contained studio cottage with antique queen wrought iron bed, kitchenette, bistro table, sitting area, wood burning heater, ensuite and deck overlooking gardens. The building is made partly of original recycled materials from a demolished building on the property (a grainery) imbibing a blend of old world charm and modern convenience. The furnishings feature cedar antiques. Sleeps 2. $300 p/n. 2 night minimum.

Accommodation includes breakfast. All the ingredients will be awaiting you so you can prepare it in your own time. Also included is the use of a full size tennis court, outdoor spa with breathtaking views; open air fire circle; access to 5 acres diverse with rainforest, formal and informal gardens, veggie and herb gardens; and developing orchard. For the adventurous, a Parks and Wildlife easement offers a rigorous trek up to wonderful views from the escarpment. Or, if you prefer you can take a gentle walk down the country lane. Enjoy the garden, playing games such as badminton, boule or croquet. If your preference is to spend some quiet times inside, we have numerous board games and reading material.

A visit to THE HOMESTEAD is like stepping into another time, an opportunity to cleanse the spirit and reconnect with the inner quiet, present to the magnificence of natural beauty to awaken the Senses!

Introducing the animals on the farm:

Harry, the dog – is an adorable staffy with heaps of energy and more heart than is imaginable. Our main meeter and greeter, he loves visitors and makes them feel very welcome.

Sheba, the cat – Sheba by name, Queen by nature. She is very shy and only makes cameo appearances.

Polly, Imogen and Isabella, the alpacas – look like moving sculptures on the landscape. Feed them by hand. Polly is the most friendly and is very inquisitive around new people. Isabella is the matriarch and rules the roost which often means nudging Imogen, who is a little more shy, out of the way. Depending on the time of year, they have a thick coat of sought after wool. Other times they are shorn and look a little more silly.

Rajeev, the peacock – struts his stuff from October to February with full plumage, but is always walking around for show. He was a resident of the property before we were and we feel very privileged that he allows us to co-habitate with him. He is the property mascot and much of our décor is inspired by his beauty.

Our chooks, Franca, Josephine, Alexis, Maxine and Christine are back after an extended holiday! They provide you with farm fresh eggs.

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Graeme Ross
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Graeme Ross

Retired cinematographer, having a great time restoring this original farmhouse and 5 sharing it with others!

Graeme Ross purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Graeme Ross chose Barrengarry

My parents retired to Kangaroo Valley back in the 1980's. It has since become my home and community.

What makes this cabin unique

This is a beautiful valley arm on the northern end of Kangaroo Valley. after climbing the hill to have the view reveal itself still takes my breath away every time I see it.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Barrengarry, Australia

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Ensuite
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Antique queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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(36 traveller reviews)

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The Grainery @ The Homestead
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

Romantic, cosy hideaway

  • 5 of 5

If you like to have your every need catered for whilst staying in idyllic seclusion then you have found the right place. Cannot find the superlatives to describe this super comfortable yet stylish little retreat. From the gorgeous breakfast provisions to the most comfortable couch we have ever sat on this place has it spades. If you are looking for the perfect base to explore the Southern Highlands ir the Shoalhaven then look no further. Summer or winter, this place will not disappoint. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 20/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful weekend escape and fantastic way to spend a special wedding anniversary. The cottage was gorgeous, the grounds amazing and Graeme was a fantastic host letting us do our own thing, but available if we needed him and Harry the dog, was a very affectionate boy ! Perfect weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay, so relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My partner and i really enjoyed our weekend here. We are planning on making this a yearly visit for us to escape our busy lives and spend quality time together.

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Barrengarry, New South Wales, Australia

So peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Super peaceful weekend away, far away from the maddening crowds. Our hosts were on hand to answer any questions and settle us down n, but also gave us full privacy. Quite, comfy, friendly service and stunning surrounds- couldn't ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect weekend escape

  • 5 of 5

thoroughly enjoyed The Grainery - looks exactly like the pictures posted, very well kept. loved sitting by the fireside on a cold winters night, and enjoying the outdoor spa at sunset. Hosts (including Harry) were lovely and helpful, thank you for having us.

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dee Why, New South Wales, Australia

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the Grainary. The accomodation is very clean and comfortable. We loved the rustic feel of the place and loved the wood burner for cold winter nights. The Hot tub was great fun and had beautiful views of the valley! Can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Kangaroo Valley and surrounds

Fitzroy Falls. Drawing Room Rocks walk with lunch and shopping in Berry. Many bushwalks. Kayaking and canoeing. Horseback riding.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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