Orchard Cottage | Luxury, organic farm, near beach

5/5

What this place offers

Description

Orchard Cottage is special because it’s the essence of modern Australian country with all the luxury touches of international travel.

Perfect for a family or friends looking to escape the everyday.

This private, organic, country estate is just 8 minutes’ drive from beautiful Coolum beach, waterfalls & hikes. Discover Australia’s best restaurants & farmers’ markets at Yandina & Noosa.

Have the time of your life with beautiful entertaining areas, bamboo plantations, woodland, & hay meadows.

The space

This modern Australian country cottage near the best Sunshine Coast beaches includes:

1x Queen bedroom with bedside table, lamp, chest of drawers, Moroccan rug, air conditioning, room fan

2x second Queen bedroom with bedside tables, lamps, rug, upholstered bench, muslin curtains and window screened by bamboo, room fan

1 x bedroom with double bed and single bunk over, small chest of drawers and bedside table, side light, muslin curtains and window screened by bamboo, room fan

1x bedroom featuring bunk beds, bedside table, lamp, chest of drawers, rug, windows opening onto the lounge deck, room fan

1x King-single bedroom with bedside table, lamp, rug, chest of drawers, room fan, door opening onto the lounge deck

Full kitchen with all the equipment a keen cook or foodie could want

Living area with two sofas, bean bags, smart TV, DVD player

Dining room with antique table comfortably seating 10

2 Bathrooms

Laundry facilities

2 outdoor decks including BBQ, outdoor dining table seating 10, firepit, day bed, hammock chairs

*Booking and the price are dependent on the number of guests and bedrooms required. For example, if you are a couple booking only one bedroom, then you will be charged for only one of the five bedrooms (with exclusive use of the rest of the property). Therefore, please book the correct number of guests who will be staying, so that we can ensure the appropriate number of bedrooms are ready and available for use. You can always add more guests if you wish.

* All bookings regardless of size are for the exclusive use of the entire Orchard Cottage property during your stay.

*We are happy to welcome wedding receptions, birthday celebrations, and events.

Orchard Cottage is a space to rest, relax and rejuvenate in 42 acres of beautiful private grounds.

Luxury pet-friendly accommodation for families and friends, with dogs welcome. Enhanced Cleaning Protocol, private parking, bake croissants, collect free-range eggs, sunbathe in the orchards, hammocks, huge library, pick your own herbs, fruits & veggies, say hello to peacocks, piglets, and pups .. and just 8 minutes from the beach.

Private, charismatic and inspirational country-by-the-beach.

The serene Orchard Cottage, with five bedrooms, sleeps up to 10 people plus infant’s cot. If you’re an even larger group, you can also book the Hayloft at Bamboo Park. Plus there’s also room for camping/caravans in the grounds for extra guests.

We are very pet-friendly and welcome your furry family here. This is the ultimate dog-friendly holiday and we clean the property immaculately between stays, so whether or not you bring your pets with you, you’d never know others have stayed here. To welcome your four-legged family, we also supply:

– Bowls for food and water
– Plenty of designated towels to wipe off paws at the door
– Treats, yes treats!
– Outdoor shower to wash off the sand from the beach
– Swimming dam and woodland walks
– Extra cleaning supplies
– Pooches’ Welcome Letter with the best dog beaches, walks, trails, and dog-sitting
– On-site dog-sitting services (extra charge) by qualified Environmental Scientist & Zoologist

More about the property:

When you enter the bamboo-lined driveaway you’ll be instantly captivated by this private acreage property with stunning views to Mount Coolum and Mount Ninderry, complete with sun-soaked orchards, gardens, and woodland.

The shaded bamboo entrance drive reveals the peace of beautiful countryside.

This very private property is surrounded by bamboo and flowering plants, with orchards, hay meadows, and endless acres to explore

Dining deck to soak up the sun, and even a children’s timber playground with slide, swings, lookout platform and climbing wall.

Room to gather and dine together overlooking the orchards and spectacular sunsets over Mount Ninderry.

Five private bedrooms, all with comfortable beds featuring snowy-white linen, fluffy white bath towels, and beach towels provided too.

The open plan living space of kitchen and sitting area is comfortably appointed, complemented with a glass sliding door onto the sun deck.

The dining room has a stunning antique dining table circa 1825, comfortably seating 10.

There’s also al fresco dining for 10 on the deck, and shady picnic spots in the gardens. The firepit has comfortable chairs for a night of marshmallow-toasting and star-gazing.

There’s an outdoor shower if you want to cool down and, of course, the beaches are only a short 8/10-minute drive away.

Bedroom #1 has air conditioning, which can also cool the whole Cottage.

In the winter, hot water bottles and cosy blankets are provided for everyone, so you can make the most of every day and night.

Enjoy year-round alfresco dining, or simply relax with a good book.

The kitchen is a foodie’s dream, with a huge island complete with three stools for helpers, an excellent full-size oven, dishwasher, pine worktops, gas hob, microwave, coffee machine, food processor, slow cooker, kettle, and large fridge-freezer.

We stock the tea station, pantry, and fridge with some essentials for you, including bread, butter, salt and pepper grinders, olive oil, herbs, fruit, and milks.

We even provide ready-to-bake French croissants for you to have warm from the oven on your first morning.

The living area in Orchard Cottage offers comfortable sofas, bean bags and stools, There’s a good TV and DVD player with a huge well-chosen DVD library, board games, and library of books.

Orchard Cottage provides five bedrooms:
– bedroom #1 has a Queen bed;
– bedroom #2 has a triple bunk bed – one double bed below, with a single bed above;
– bedroom #3 has a bunk bed comprising two single beds;
– bedroom #4 is a King-single room opening onto a private deck and reading nook;
– bedroom #5 is a Queen room, adjacent to the second bathroom.

The two bathrooms are stylish and modern with great showers using twice-filtered harvested rainwater.

There’s a washing machine along with indoor and outdoor clotheslines.

There’s also an outdoor hot-and-cold shower screened by bamboo and tropical plants, perfect for when you’re just back from a surf or a swim at the beach.

Bamboo Park is a 42-acre private property with extensive grounds and productive orchards featuring “hugelkulture” raised beds.

You can pick your own superfoods, herbs, fruits, veggies and salads – and see if the hens have laid you any eggs in the morning. The peacocks may come and say good morning to you too, if you share some treats with them. All our gardening is organic, we are powered by solar green energy, and have our own harvested filtered rainwater.

We are very dog-friendly. Well behaved pets are welcome and your dogs can be off-leash on the property, including in the orchards, hay meadows, bamboo plantations and woodland. There’s a rainwater tap for washing off your dog outside the Cottage.

There’s a mown track around the entire farm, which is 2.5km in total, so you can have a good walk with your dogs or children without even leaving the property.

Nearby Stumer’s Creek at Coolum is a dedicated dog beach complete with a teatree river running right into the sea and wide sandy beaches’ there are also great dog-friendly hiking trails up Mount Ninderry and elsewhere.

The circular driveway has plenty of space for parking any number of cars, in addition to your designated parking by the mango trees.

Additional features include complimentary WIFI, amazing night skies full of stars, magnificent views, and friendly hosts.

This adorable property is the essence of cottage core, with relaxing neutral decor featuring beautiful blues bringing the summer skies indoors.

The fully equipped kitchen is a foodie’s dream, while the immaculate bedrooms are luxuriously romantic and super-comfortable. The countryside style includes outdoor dining on the decks and perfect picnic spots in the orchards and gardens.

Seasonal decorations for Valentine’s, Easter, spring, Christmas, summer, autumn, and winter complement the beautiful botanical aesthetic all year round.

The property includes a separate onsite organic nursery and more than 2,000 bamboos of a dozen different varieties.

Needing to recharge? Pick your own herbs and superfoods – including moringa, comfrey, turmeric, society garlic, Mother of herbs, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Depending on the season, you can harvest your own fruits, salads and veggies too, from figs, guava and citrus to beans, eggplant and sweet potatoes.

Grandmillenial design elements include antiques and heirlooms from our houses in the UK and Sunshine Beach Noosa. But don’t be worried – this property is designed for the laid-back lifestyle, with easy-care stone and tiled floors and nothing too precious or breakable. This really is relaxed living.

Sustainablility is important to us, so our entire farm is powered by solar green energy. We strive for zero waste, energy efficiency, composting and recycling with the help of our pigs and chickens, building biomass and carbon sequestration.

If you’re coming in the winter, you’ll love the woodburner plus there are hot water bottles and blankets provided for the cooler months, although the Sunshine Coast doesn’t usually get very cold.

We provide free of charge fishing equipment, golf clubs, kayaks, surfboard and bodyboard for you to borrow free of charge year-round.

And if you’re here in the wet season, there’s a big choice of gumboots so you can still explore the grounds and splash in any puddles.

The other properties available here include the Hayloft sleeping 10 (sunshine-coast-cottage) and our neighbouring farm’s Cane Cutters Barracks sleeping 4. There is also room for camping/caravans in the grounds for extra guests if wanted.

If you would like friends to join you with their own caravan/campervan/tent or similar, we can accommodate this subject to numbers. Please check with us before booking. There will be an extra charge of $10 per person per night for anyone not staying in the Hayloft or the Cottage, payable before arrival, which includes access to electricity, water, wifi, and pick-your-own from the orchards and garden.

Due to Covid-19, we have decided to take the responsible precaution of not permitting parties with non-residents, and only guests booked to stay can enter the property. Thank you for your understanding.

If a Covid lockdown causes you to have to cancel after booking, your payment is held in credit for you to come again on a date of your choice.

See our complete listing for details of all our properties at airbnb dot com dot au /users/5697272/listings?user_id=5697272

We look forward to welcoming you.

Guest access

Bamboo Park is 8 minutes from Coolum Beach, 10 minutes from the charming country town of Yandina, about 5 minutes from both the M1 exit 215 and the David Low Way exit 11.

Our location is in the middle of the Sunshine Coast with all the best beaches on the doorstep. Many waterfalls, national parks, picnic spots, walks and hiking trails too. Wappa Falls with a natural spa pool is 15 minutes away. Sunshine Beach is 20 minutes away. Noosa’s world-famous Main Beach, Little Cove, Hastings Street, Noosa National Park, “fairy pools” and legendary shopping and dining are all just 25 minutes away.

Our own property is 42 acres and includes walks, woodland, hay meadows, orchards, gardens, animal paddocks, organic nursery, and ample free private parking on site.

Other things to note

We have various accommodation options here with Orchard Cottage, the HayLoft, and our neighbouring farm’s Cane Cutters Barracks. In all, we can sleep 24 people in the beautiful accommodation options.

If you would like friends to join you with their own caravan/campervan/tent or similar, we can accommodate this too.

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Property rules:

No excessive noise from dusk to dawn, and in particular no loud music or shouting between 10pm-7am.

We provide a barbeque and a fire pit, for your use (no open fires when there’s an official fire ban, which typically isn’t often – details on the Rural Fire Brigade “Fire Bans & Restrictions” website.)

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We also provide optional Experiences which can be booked in advance. All prices per person – choose from:

– Bee A Beekeeper – details here on AirBnB under /experiences/520550

– Discover Flow Bouldering, the Sunshine Coast’s new and unique premium bouldering gym at Forest Glen, just 16 minutes away. From $16 day pass, or $18 weekly membership – all ages and abilities, with internationally experience climbing coaches and Olympic-grade training equipment. Check out Flow Bouldering at Forest Glen online for full information.

– Organic Planting with Ed – learn about planting and harvesting herbs, fruits, veggies, bamboo, native trees, salads, or superfoods, depending on the season: $50 – 1.5 hours

– Bambu Skincare – make-your-own skincare products with organic herbs, botanicals, and international knowledge: $50, 2.5 hours

– Horse-riding in the nearby Yeah or Neah Equestrian Centre, where you can experience the majesty and healing power of horses. Also Ravens Park, Equathon and Mooloolah Valley Riding Centres are highly recommended.

– Experience the world’s first integrated health and fitness hub on a farm at the nearby Farm Gym’s unique training system and environment proven to build strong, well-balanced bodies and minds, with strength and conditioning, yoga, obstacle course, personal development and mentoring: $87, 2.5 hours

– Surf lessons and watersports at nearby Coolum Beach: some of the world’s best surf and a stunningly beautiful location: private surf lesson, 1.5 hours, one person $120, two people $80 each, three people $70 each, four or more people $65 each

– The world’s largest Aquapark just five minutes from our door: in-water inflatables, slides, banana boat and tube rides, waterskiing and wakeboarding: from $25, 2 hours

– Bamboo shoot season: pick your own shoots to cook, in the bamboo plantation. Shooting season for our clumping bamboo is usually in summer and early autumn. New shoots can grow up to a metre a day although shooting times can be delayed (or even missed) during periods of drought. Help yourself to shoots to cook while you’re here, for free in season.

– Enjoy Chocolate Easter Egg Hunts in the garden on Easter Sunday :)

– Fabulous farmers’ market visits: Wednesdays at Eumundi, Saturdays at Yandina, Sundays at Noosa – free

– Christmas at Bamboo Park is particularly special, with your property decorated for Christmas, and Christmas Chocolate Hunts around the garden on Christmas Eve

We’re waiting to welcome you.

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