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8 Bedrooms
6 Bathrooms
10 Beds
Max 16 Guests
Fireplace
Wifi
Laundry

Property Description

 

Woodbridge Estate is presented to appeal to those planning a special family reunion or as a conference venue when privacy, peace and solitude are important. Located in the Megalong Valley 10km from Blackheath and entered via a spectacular rain forest descent into the valley.
The space given to entertainment is expansive with areas for television, casual meals, an inviting drawing room with numerous lounges plus an open fire and all connected to the adjoining formal dining area with its impressive table seating 16 - the correct ambience for a formal dinner party.
The large outdoor terrace with a market umbrella and Tuscany style stone tables is a wonderful place for a barbecue lunch or a moonlit dinner.
The adjoining guest wing is fully self contained having a second kitchen and glass walled sitting room overlooking the garden and croquet lawn. Three of the bedrooms (each with an en suite) are located in this wing.
When you feel like some exercise choose from bushwalks, cycling, tennis, croquet, swimming, practice basketball or golf Horse riding is available nearby.

HOMESTEAD FEATURES
Drawing room with open fire, piano and CD system.
Homestead Master Bedroom
Formal Dining room (Dining table seats 16)
Family room with slow combustion wood stove, TV, video player and CD sound system
Breakfast room
Well appointed kitchen with 2 conventional ovens and cooktop, microwave, two fridges, dishwasher and slow combustion wood stove.
The kitchen is stocked with classic dinner and glassware. The slow combustion wood stove in the homestead kitchen is used as an additional form of heating in winters, as it also fires the central heating. Of course there is plenty of firewood for your use.
5 Bedrooms (2 Queen, 1 Kingsize and 2 rooms with twin beds). If requested when booking the twin beds can be made up as doubles. All beds are made up with quality linen, blankets, continental quilts and electric blankets
Large fluffy towels provided
3 Bathrooms
Central Heating in all rooms including Bathrooms
Heated towel rails in all bathrooms
Laundry with washing machine and dryer
Interesting Library - books & videos, CD Sound Systems, digital TV Video, piano, plus Family Games
Large outdoor entertaining terrace with gas BBQ

GARDEN WING FEATURES
Completely self contained guest wing adjoining the main house
3 bedrooms with ensuites
additional toilet
self contained kitchen, fully equipped
Own lounge with piano & dining area

Grounds
In Ground Swimming Pool and Cabana
Floodlit Tennis Court
6 hole bush golf course & chipping green
Floodlit Croquet/Boules Lawn
Children's Playground
Riding Arena and Stables
Horse Riding Schools nearby and by arrangement on the property
Within the property -Kilometres of gentle bushwalks & cycling
Abundance Native Flora and Fauna - Kangaroos, Wallabies & Wombats - Kookaburras, Rosellas & King Parrots - just to name a few.

Please note the Google map below is not correct and shows the property further down the valley than what it is. Detailed instructions will be sent on how to get to Woodbridge when you have made your booking.

 
More Information

Check in time: 3.00 pm
Check out time: 10.00 am

Should you wish to book and pay by Credit Card via STAYZ, please go to https://www.stayz.com.au/92999

Property Features

 
  • Check In:
    2.30 pm
  • Check Out:
    10.00 am
  • Fireplace/slow combustion fire
  • Central Heating
  • Electric Blankets
  • WiFi
  • Linen Provided
  • Laundry Facilities
  • 2 bathrooms or more
  • Walk-in shower
  • Children Welcome
  • Childs Cot
  • Television
  • DVD
  • Off Street Parking
  • BBQ
  • Deck/verandah
  • Views
  • Garden
  • Special Features:
    Tennis, pool, 6 hole golf course & chipping green,
  • No Smoking

Video Tour

 

Reviews

 

THE HISTORY OF WOODBRIDGE

In the early 1900s this 300 acre block was a portion of a large grazing property that extended as far as Hampton. Historians advise that regrowth commenced on the cessation of grazing in the mid 1900s.

At this point in time the local Mill was cutting timber as evidenced by the number of large stumps originally seen throughout the property. The mid eighties saw a demand by the local coal mines for pit props and large quantities were harvested leaving many stump trees. It has been the costly removal of this fire supporting residue that has gradually created the park-like environment of Woodbridge.

The eighties also saw the unfortunate infestation of the property with blackberries - a noxious weed. From the Windsock Dam, the clumps - some 10 metres wide - stretched for 1.25km! Apart from the blackberries - the original grazing areas were overgrown with regrowth and ti-tree - which in the areas close to the house constituted a huge bushfire risk.

In 1988 the Watsons purchased the property and built the homestead and cottage and part developed the homestead paddock but little was done elsewhere.

The Polains took over in the latter part of 1996 and commenced initial development as follows:-
* Removed debris and scrub from within homestead paddock and
carried out earth works ie constructed tennis court and games lawn.
* Added BBQ deck and sliding doors to homestead - thereafter dedicated door kitchen to BBQ.
* Installed 1.5km underground computerised watering system to enhance garden and lawns.
* Removed loose rock from partially completed riding arena thereafter plowed and added 20 tons manure and fertilizer to permit establishment of grassed surface.
*Removed rock, stumps and light undergrowth from the “golf course” thereafter mulched, fertilised and manured the area - which is now regularly aerated and mown.
* Re-decked entry bridge and immediately after crossing bridge - cleared the Glen on right and created kidney shaped lake on left.
* In gully below swimming pool we removed 50 double bogie truck loads of stumps, branches and blackberry residue of which a fair portion came from the homesteads development.
*Thereafter built Lukes Dam and successfully laid 2000 sq.mtrs turf to prevent erosion in this steep little valley.
* Filled Lukes Dam by transferring the water content from the Windsock Dam and then excavated 2300 tons ex Windsock Dam of which 2000 tons used to fill substantial erosion holes (after removal of 1.25km blackberries) in the valley upstream of dam which area then partially rehabilitated with pasture grasses.

The remaining 300 tons formed a base (adjacent to Lukes Dam) as we created a new driveway which provides a scenic arrival by following contours rather than the original straight approach that lacked proper control of storm water runoff.
* Built four more dams to total nine and introduced yabbies.
* Rebuilt/extended the cottage/ or Guest Wing resulting in a well glassed living room that projects towards the games lawn plus the inclusion of ensuites for the three bedrooms. During construction particular attention was paid to insulating for sound and temperature control.
* Built a second lake at the entry which filled ex Winsock Dam allowing the latter to be further excavated for the final remedial work of restoring eroded areas upstream of the dam. This area was then graded to provide an improved pasture where the gradient is minimal thereby allowing maximum water absorption.

This innovative presentation brought acclaim from representatives of the Agriculture Dept. It also doubles as a bush airstrip but these occasions are infrequent and secondary as the area is the domain of our Angus cattle.

From this rejuvenated valley three access tracks were constructed to the northern slopes - an area which we call Hollywood as it is adjacent to where the movie industry filmed James Masons last film,

A substantial log fence was constructed on the curve of the driveway above Lukes Dam and this style of construction was also used at the Megalong Road rebuilt entry - to which we added substantial terracing and imported soil and compost to create a fern garden.

In order to promote growth in the hundreds of ferns used - a water supply was provided underground from Lukes Dam to the many spray points amongst the ferns and this setup is computer controlled to supply regular waterings - development time of this project was in excess of two years as we experimented with ferns that eventually thrived in our mini eco system.

The provision of a triple door archway between the homestead breakfast and lounge rooms sounds relatively simple but apart from the need to source the doors - three other walls had to be rebuilt to allow existing doors to be repositioned not to mention the need to move plumbing electrical and phones and even the dryer exhaust system. However the end result is a far improved mingling/access area that is much appreciated when entertaining.

In June 2008 the need to remove some dead trees that constituted a safety issue saw a general rework of the homestead paddock in that a level area was created adjacent to the tennis court for use as a golf chipping green. During this disturbance the watering system was extended to the old aviary which is now a highly productive vegie patch. Adjacent thereto is now a mini orchard while the opportunity also allowed us to rebuild the chook yard and enjoy the supply of fresh eggs.

November 2009 saw the addition of horse troughs adjacent to the riding arena which is supplementary to establishment of horse trails whereby we now offer Woodbridge guests the opportunity to ride within this picturesque property on horses that will await you in our horse arena.

GUEST COMMENTS

What a magnificent property for our wondeful wedding. We could not have chosen a better place. The property, the facilities, the character and the gorgeous scenery were the BEST. We could not recommend enough - we will be back.
Thanks a million.............Monica and David

 
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Location

 
936 Megalong Road, Megalong Valley, NSW

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