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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 2012-18. 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.

Accommodation includes breakfast. All the ingredients will be awaiting you so you can prepare it in your own time. Also included is the exclusive 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.

Camo and Missy the felines are loving their new home. They are rescue kittens and love running in the garden. They wear bells on their collars to alert local wildlife and sleep in the house at night. Missy is likely to come to say hello to you, Camo is a little more reserved.

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. We recently have added Zeus to the menagerie. He is a black coated male alpaca, now protector of them all.

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. Rajiv welcomes two peahen brides Aishwarya and Mahiya.

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

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Graeme Ross
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Graeme Ross

Semi retired cinematographer living on this beautiful property with Chloe, my wife.....a palliative care nurse, both of us enjoying, slowly but surely, renovating the farmhouse and gardens.

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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • 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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The Grainery @ The Homestead
average rating of 4.95 based on 40 reviews

The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Grainery is a beautiful, hidden gem that has a lot to offer. My partner and I stayed for a couple of nights and instantly fell in love with the place. What's not to like about rustic decor, a cosy bed, an outdoor spa with mesmerising views, a game of tennis, star-gazing (The Grainery is equipped with professional binoculars) and hospitable hosts? I cannot fault this place.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for these lovely words Sakina. We love sharing this little bit of heaven with people, and greatly enjoyed having you here. Come again any time! Graeme and Chloe.
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Peaceful and cosy warm with the fire

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyful stay at the Grainary". The fire was lovely and the bacon and eggs were really delicious.

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thank-you Graeme and Harry for a lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blissful weekend taking in the beautiful scenery at Graeme's property! Thank-you Graeme for a lovely stay! We especially loved pats with Harry!!

  • Review Submitted: 06/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few nights stay. It was so piece full and cozy.

I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 23/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Phil. We always love it when guests make the best of the place. And it seemed you guys did! We really hope to see you and Chloe again soon. Graeme and Chloe (my Chloe)
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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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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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