Tony and Julie’s Stunning Getaway with 4 Luxury Cedarspan Cabins

For two decades, this has been a family-owned working farm.

2018 signalled a new era for the 120 acres when Tony and Julie opened their gates to holiday-makers.

And it’s where four Cedarspan™ Loft Cabins shape a stunning country venue.

“They are all part of Lake Oberon Estate. It’s a venue for weddings and corporate events and group gatherings.”

“We also have it as an option for people to hire each cabin out for a weekend away from the city,” Tony said.

 

It was 2013 when Tony and Julie began bringing their vision to life. They chose 4 Cedarspan™ 40H70 loft cabins for their property.

“I was going for the country look, and that’s why I ended up choosing Cedarspan™. I found Doug really helpful, so that was also another factor.” 

 Cedarspan™ 40H70 with cedar upgrade and two additional verandahs

 

Cedarspan™ structures are customisable. This feature allowed Tony the flexibility to choose a design that suited his needs and spending plan.

“I sat down with Doug and we worked through it together. I created my own custom design, working with Doug knowing what I could and couldn’t change. It made it fit my budget.”

 

The couple has since created an idyllic escape from the city.

Today, Lake Oberon Estate is a luxury five-star getaway.

“The majority of people who come here want to get away from Sydney, so they turn off their phones. They don’t want the wi-fi, and in some cases, they don’t even want the TV.”

 

Tony and Julie completed the internal fit-out, choosing a modern rustic look.

Inside the 40H70 with optional additional loft. Fit-out by Julie and Tony

The stone feature wall and the fireplace is the focal point.

But it’s the Cedarspan™ high-pitched ceiling that creates the welcoming atmosphere.

“We added more insulation, so when you turn on that wood fire heater, the place heats up and stays warm.”

Before managing the popular Airbnb destination, Tony ran his own software company.

“I was supposed to retire five years ago, and it was something for me to do and for my wife to do. It’s become a big monster for us to handle on our own. It’s more of a retirement hobby.”

 

The tree change has also been a rewarding experience.

“What makes it for me is the people you meet. We’ve had some high-profile people like politicians.”

 

And while Tony’s newfound lifestyle has been an adjustment, he couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

“We still have our place in Sydney, and our kids live there. I only go there for necessity. I can’t handle the traffic anymore. When you’re up here and if you’ve got four cars in the heart of Oberon, that’s considered a traffic jam.”

 

Dreaming of your own rural getaway?

 

We’d love to show you just how fast & easy it is to add a Cedarspan™ building to your property.

As a 3rd-generation family business, we’ve been building cabins, barns & cottages across Australia for over 40 years.

Click here to download prices, or give us a call on 1300 635 966 to get your project underway.

More pics? Join us on Instagram: @cedarspan

Two Cedarspan Cabins, a Red Door and One Spectacular View

Here on this Southern Highlands property, a red door joins two Cedarspan™ cabins.

Nordic inspiration sets the scene where classic charm meets minimalism.

Nordic inspiration: Two Cedarspan™ cabins joined by an annex

 

It was 1996 when the first cabin was built, inspiring its new owners to replicate it.

“We moved here nine years ago, and it was always here.”

“We thought it’s easy to add on another section. We wanted to copy that and add it on here,” Maren explained.

 

Built to last: The original Cedarspan™ cabin was installed in 1996

Maren and her husband, David, then began the process of bringing their vision to reality.

“When they first put up the bottom part, that was so exciting. We were running around thinking it’s so big, and the next day it was finished.”

 

For the barn’s exterior, Maren found an unusual source of inspiration.

“I had the horse paddocks with post and rail fences redone, so I used this black paint called ‘StudX’. I was obsessed with it, and then everything was painted black.”

“This paint goes into the wood. You still see the grain, so it is a strong stain, and it lasts for a very long time.”

 

Maren and David extended their deck area for the ultimate pool house experience

Rustic Luxury: An outdoor shower with a view

 

Step inside, and it’s all about the view.

“I saw it in a magazine, and I thought I love that.”

“It makes the room. It’s beautiful. We absolutely love it.”

 

What a view! The bay window was added by Maren and David

The bay window isn’t the only feature that gives the room a wow factor.

Maren painted the Cedarspan™ steel trusses black, enhancing the high-pitched ceiling’s striking appearance.

“I thought it is more interesting to look at rather than a flat surface.”

 

Six years on, Maren shares fond memories of having the new Cedarspan™ installed.

 

The Cedarspan™ 20C40 cabin with cedar upgrade and Colorbond roof in Woodland Grey

“It was very easy. We ordered it, they gave us a date, and they built it in the time frame.”

 

While insulation to the roof and all walls are standard features of all Cedarspan™ structures, Maren opted to make it cosier.

“We put in insulation from underneath, and it made a huge difference.”

“It’s comfortable, and it’s always a good temperature in here.”

Maren has added a wood heater in her Cedarspan™ cabin, creating a cosy loungeroom

Maren credits her mother for the idea to join the two Cedarspan™ cabins with an annex.

“My mother is living in Germany. She’s been here a few times, and she loves it.”

 

In keeping with the Nordic theme, she has combined simplicity with comfort.

“I never wanted too much stuff to clutter it.”

“Everyone who stays here loves it.”

 

For the kitchen, she paired neutral colours with a distinctive splashback.

“I wanted that green Scandinavian theme.”

 

Maren’s Nordic-inspired kitchen with a green Scandinavian theme

Joined by an annex: where the two Cedarspan™ cabins meet

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Maren has truly settled into country life. 

“My daughter is in Sydney. I go quite a bit to see her.”

“Do I miss it? Do I want to live there? Probably not!”

 

Dreaming of your own rural getaway?

We’d love to show you just how fast & easy it is to add a Cedarspan™ building to your property.

As a 3rd-generation family business, we’ve been building cabins, barns & cottages across Australia for over 40 years.

Click here to download prices, or give us a call on 1300 635 966 to get your project underway.

More pics? Join us on Instagram: @cedarspan

 

An All-White Barn to Inspire Your Country Lifestyle Dream

“We have people stopping in the street, looking at it and taking photos.”

 

White, traditional, and loved for its simplicity.

This Cedarspan™ barn is set on three acres of land amongst a homestead and cottage, complementing its surroundings.

 

All-white inspiration, the Cedarspan™ barn complements the homestead at Belle Heath 

 

“We wanted a barn, and thankfully Cedarspan™ had the design we were after. They had the traditional style.”

 

Mel and Matt chose a custom-size Loft Barn in board and batten with barn-style double doors.

Custom-size Loft Barn 40H60 in board and batten with barn-style double doors, and colorbond roof in Woodland Grey

 

“I think board and batten is making a comeback. The fact that it’s been around for a long time, it is quite on-trend.”

“The barn doors attract people. It’s a huge feature.”

 

And a photographer’s dream.

 

It’s a nice day for a white wedding, the Cedarspan™ barn provides the perfect backdrop

 

“Every week, I have a photoshoot.”

“Oz Design, Flower Power, Pet Barn, and Married at First Sight have filmed here.”

 

The classic barn inspired a coastal-themed photoshoot. Picture credit @ozdesignfurniture

 

Away from the lights and cameras, the barn takes on practical use.

“My husband races cars. We needed something that could be multi-purpose, a larger three-car garage.”

 

Multi-purpose space, the barn also serves as a three-car garage

 

It was 2016 when Sydney couple Mel and Matt hit the road searching for a tree change, settling in Grose Wold.

“We ended up finding this house outside of the bubble that we lived in forever, and we are happy that we moved up here.”

“We needed a single-story house because my husband had some big health issues, and he couldn’t manage the stairs very well.”

 

The barn has since provided Matt with a space to pursue his hobbies.

“It’s man heaven.”

“He adores that space. He loves it.”

“Everyone needs to have their space to go to unwind. He is such a good handyman, so he makes things and builds things.”

 

The Cedarspan™ Loft barn, manufactured in a few weeks, installed in a few days

 

Installed to lock-up stage, insulation is a standard feature of all Cedarspan™ barns, cabins, and cottages

 

Mel says she and her husband have embraced the rural lifestyle since fleeing the big smoke.

“The barn certainly goes a long way to give us that feeling.”

“It did start us off on a beautiful path of designing the rest of the three acres.”

 

And now, Mel has a new vision for the property.

“Our plan moving forward is to open our garden for people who want to visit. Our barn will feature heavily in what we do here.”

 

Dreaming of your own rural getaway or barn?

 

We’d love to show you just how fast & easy it is to add a Cedarspan building to your property.

We’re a third-generation family business and have been building cabins, barns & cottages across Australia for over 40 years.

Click here to download prices, or give us a call on 1300 635 966 to get your project underway.

 

 

Cosy Cedarspan Cottage Makes the Perfect Weekend Retreat

Charming.

Picturesque.

And red.

This eye-catching cabin is a custom-made Cedarspan™, set on six acres of land, surrounded by English gardens.

Welcome to St Clement’s Cottage in Oberon.

The Cedarspan™ Verandah Design 3040, measures 7.2m x 5.6m

Karen, one of its owners, found inspiration for the colour while overseas.

“18 years ago, we were in France, and we saw a red house on a hill, and I thought we’ll go back and paint the house red, and my husband said ‘red’?”

 

When they had their Cedarspan™ cottage installed in 2011, they painted it to look like a natural extension of the house.

“It complements the autumn foliage, and we do have snow, so the red looks fabulous in the snow.”

 

The Cedarspan™ cottage (left) looks like a natural extension of the main house (right)

 

Winter Wonderland, the Cedarspan™ cottage looking picture perfect in the snow

Karen and her husband, David chose the Verandah Design 3040, which includes a high pitch roof, elevated floor, verandah, and deck.

As optional extras, they added cedar windows and a cedar entrance door.

They wanted vertical timber for the exterior, so they chose board and batten cladding.

“We thought it might look good to match the house, and everybody seems to say the same thing.”

 

The Cedarspan™ cottage in board and batten cladding with additional cedar door and windows

The Oberon couple has since had a custom-designed Melwood garden room installed on the property.

“It’s a mini version of the cottage,” Karen said.

“It’s a garden shed, and it’s quite a feature. It’s like a ladies’ cave for me by the vegetable garden.”

The custom Melwood Verandah 10, measuring 3.6m x 2.6m is used as a garden shed

Inside the Melwood, here’s what lock-up stage looks like with the visible foil sarking. External painting by Karen and David

And in keeping with the theme, David has built a cubby house inspired by the cottage.

“Everyone thinks it’s a Cedarspan™,” Karen laughed.

In the coming weeks, Karen and David will have another Melwood garden room installed.

“We’re going to leave that as a cedar. We don’t want to overdo the red!”

 

The cottage has since become a popular holiday stay on Airbnb, but family always comes first.

“We have children and grandchildren, and everyone always wants the cottage.”

“It’s almost a lottery for who gets the cottage!”

Karen and David have created a warm and cosy cottage

Over the last decade, Karen says the Cedarspan™ has changed their lifestyle, giving them an appreciation for the simple things in life.

“It’s slowed us down to stop and smell the roses.”

 

Cedarspan™ and Melwood™ are registered and trademarked brands of the Greenspan Group, a family-owned and operated company since 1976.

 

Dreaming of your own rural getaway?

We’d love to show you just how fast & easy it is to add a Cedarspan™ building to your property.

As a 3rd-generation family business, we’ve been building cabins, barns & cottages across Australia for over 40 years.

Click here to download prices, or give us a call on 1300 635 966 to get your project underway.

More pics? Join us on Instagram: @cedarspan

Cedarspan Loft Cottage Becomes Tourism Icon

It’s one of the only places where the mail gets delivered by boat.

Welcome to Brooklyn, a small town, an hour away from Sydney.

Population 722.

It’s also home to a tourist attraction with a history.

Here stands a custom-made Cedarspan™ Loft Cottage known as The Riverboat Postman.

“I had exactly the idea of what I wanted it to look like, and it needed to become this icon of Brooklyn.”

 

Custom-made Cedarspan™ Loft Cottage, The Riverboat Postman, an icon of Brooklyn

 

One of its owners, Catherine Pignéguy, says, “it’s now become part of this little square of heritage-looking buildings, even though mine is brand new, but it looks like it’s been there forever.”

 

The first Riverboat Postman started its mail service in 1910, delivering post and essentials to the water access only settlements upriver from Brooklyn.

In 2012, the ferry postal run went into liquidation, so Catherine, her husband, and brother-in-law who run Hawkesbury Cruises found themselves delivering the mail.

“Australia post rang us and said, okay, now we’re in trouble because you guys are the only other charter boats in the greater Sydney area. Can you do it while we work out what we’re going to do next?”

 

And so began a long battle to give The Riverboat Postman a home on the Brooklyn Marina.

“All we needed to do was fight the Lands Department to get the shed that belonged to the post run, which was the dilapidated little thing that flooded knee-high at every high tide.”

 

The old shed, now the site of The Riverboat Postman

 

“When I went to Cedarspan™, I said, look, this is my problem. I have to submit a tender to The Lands Department with a plan of what I’m going to do, so I need a plan from you guys.”

“They were amazing. They designed the shed. They gave me all the plans for it which needed to be submitted to Lands.”

 

Meanwhile, Catherine set up shop in the marina carpark.

 

Catherine’s truck, The Riverboat Postman’s makeshift ticket office

“I ran my office at the back of a Pantech truck, selling tickets for the cruise.”

“I would have anywhere between 50 and 200 people coming, queuing up outside the truck. No power, everything had to be self-sufficient.”

Onboard for the ride as The Riverboat Postman delivers mail along the Hawkesbury

 

With patience came a big victory.

“I said to Cedarspan™; we’re done. We’re ready to go.”

“My absolute favourite memory is the fact that it took three years almost to the day of fighting with The Lands Department to allow me to do it.”

“After three years, it went up in 2 days.”

“It was phenomenal, absolutely amazing.”

 

An icon is born, The Cedarspan™ panels going up

Custom Cedarspan™ Loft Cottage, manufactured in a few weeks, assembled in two days

 

“The locals have embraced it now. They love the fact that it’s there, and they can use it as a directional point as well.”

“I would probably say without a doubt; it’s the most photographed Cedarspan™. It’s in everybody’s tourist pictures of Brooklyn.”

 

Custom-made Cedarspan™ Loft Cottage with Weathertex cladding

 

And now, it’s about to feature in an upcoming Destination NSW campaign as the State continues to revitalise tourism.

“We had to shut down for six months last year, so the mail was being run out of a tinnie.”

“All the deliveries coming through Australia Post had to be hauled up onto people’s wharves.”

“We were delivering these big boxes of toilet paper all over the river!”

 

The Riverboat Postman has become an icon of Brooklyn, NSW

 

While the path to running the Riverboat Postman was accidental, Catherine says it’s a time of her life she’ll never forget.

“To have left the next generations of this run with this cool little shed is even more special.”

“That’s my stamp on it.”

 

Dreaming of building your own rural retreat?

 

Cedarspan™ is the leading manufacturer of quality Cottages, Cabins, and Barns throughout Australia.

Made by Australians for Australians since 1976.

For more on how to get your own cabin, cottage, or barn made to order just for you,  give us a call on 1300 635 966 to get your project underway.

Click here to download prices.

Exploring NSW: Oberon

Sydneysiders, the ultimate weekend escape awaits you!

Oberon is a relaxing rural destination 2.5 hours from Sydney, that will make you feel a million miles from the city. 😍

Enjoy a  day exploring the breathtaking Mayfield Gardens, grab a fresh bite to eat at The Mayfield Cafe and then stay the night in a cozy Airbnb. 🌲👌😉

Scroll down for our full list of what to do & where to stay in Oberon.

 

EXPERIENCE: Explore hectares of breathtaking gardens 

Explore hidden gems across 16-hectares of perfectly manicured gardens.

Mayfield Garden is open 363 days a year (9am – 4:30pm, final entry at 3pm.)

Pricing is very reasonable (and infants enter free!).

Click here to book

Mayfield is the secret Aussie garden you have to visit - Starts at 60

Mayfield Garden

 

EAT: Delicious Farm-to-Table Food

A couple of hours of exploring gardens will work up a healthy appetite, so we recommend stopping by Mayfield Kitchen before you leave!

Open for breakfast or lunch, sit down and enjoy the seasonal farm to table menu which features produce grown on-site.

As one reviewer said; “Delicious food. Amazing presentation and big portions.”. What more could you want after a day spent in the sunshine?

Grazing Platter - Photo by Domino Houlbrook-Cove - Mayfield Cafe, Oberon -  Tripadvisor

 

 

STAY: In a spacious alpine-style chalet (that’s big enough to host your extended family!)

After a day spent exploring Oberon & surrounds, retreat back to a relaxing alpine-style chalet.

Lake Oberon Estate boasts not one, not two, but FOUR spacious chalets which can be booked for overnight stays.

Perfect for extended family get-togethers, this estate has plenty of space and beautiful facilities available to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

View Lake Oberon Estate on Airbnb

 

Looking for something smaller? 

St Clements Cottage is for you!

This chic little red cottage is a warm, cozy airbnb that is perfect for two (or just a few).

“Approximately nine kilometres from Oberon town centre. It is set amongst six acres of a family owned property where stunning English gardens meet rustic tablelands countryside.”

View St Clements Cottage on Airbnb. 

St Clements Cottage

St Clements Cottage is the Cedarspan 30C40 Cabin.

 

Have we inspired you to treat yourself to a weekend away? 

We love exploring rural NSW and all of the treasures this beautiful state has to offer!

Where should we explore next? Tag us on Instagram (@cedarspan.com.au) and you just might see your favourite destination (or hometown) featured soon!

 

Feeling inspired?  Create your own Airbnb or Holiday Property.

If you’re thinking about creating your own Airbnb with a prefab Cedarspan cabin, we’re here and ready to make it as easy as possible for you.

CEDARSPAN™ buildings are pre-made in our western Sydney factory to lock-up stage (externally complete) and then assembled onsite in just few days. 

It really is the quickest & easiest way to build on any rural property and has been proven time & time again since we started in 1976.

We have installers we can recommend, or you can use any qualified local builder to assemble the kit on your property.

Click here to download our price list, which contains dimensions + pricing for the Cedarspan range. We’ll be in contact within a few days to answer any questions you may have.

Already downloaded the price list? Click here to schedule a phone call so we can help you further. 

Exploring NSW: Brooklyn

Sydneysiders, the ultimate weekend escape awaits you!

Brooklyn, just a short drive from Sydney, is a cozy waterside town that will make you feel a million miles from the city. 😍

Enjoy a relaxing cruise of the Hawkesbury via @theriverboatpostman, grab a fresh bite to eat at Life Boat Seafoods, and then stay the night in a cozy Airbnb on Dangar Island. 🌲👌😉

Scroll down for our full list of what to do & where to stay in Brooklyn. 

 

EXPERIENCE: A relaxing river cruise 

 

The first Riverboat Postman started the run in 1910, delivering mail and essentials to residents of nearby Dangar Island.

The tradition continues today, where you can join the Postman on his run and experience a relaxing river cruise, beautiful scenery and a hearty lunch onboard.

The friendly skippers are locals who have lived in the area their whole lives, and will tell you all the best stories of the river, 95% of which are true. 😂

 

The cruise departs daily every weekday (Monday to Friday) except Public Holidays from the Brooklyn Public Wharf (see the ferry icon on the map) at 10am, returning at about 1.15pm.

 

Bookings are essential. 

Call 0400 600 111 or click here to book online. 

 

The Riverboat Postman : an unforgettable cruise

No complaints about the view! #luckyskipper

 

The Riverboat Postman's ticket office is a custom-order Cedarspan Loft Cottage!

The Riverboat Postman’s ticket office is a custom-order Cedarspan Loft Cottage. Manufactured in-factory in a few weeks, delivered and assembled in a few days. 

 

EAT: Unforgettable Anzac Cookies & Super-Fresh Seafood

 

Let’s not forget the most important part of any weekend escape: FOOD.

Whilst exploring Brooklyn, a must-visit for lunch or dinner is Life Boat Seafoods.

Just a short walk frrom the Riverboat Postman ticket office, this venue offers a wide selection of fresh seafood, in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. 

Whilst exploring the Brooklyn area, a must-visit for lunch or dinner is Life Boat Seafoods.

Whilst exploring the Brooklyn area, a must-visit for lunch or dinner is Life Boat Seafoods.

 

You didnt think we’d forget to explain the Anzacs, did you?

A highlight of taking the Riverboat Cruise is the unforgettable Anzac cookies served onboard.

 Put best by the skippers themselves: “Our coffee is real, our tea is hot, and our famous ANZAC biscuits are home-made daily to Grandma’s recipe!”

(If youre lucky, you might even walk away with a copy of the recipe!) 😉

 

STAY: in a cozy cabin on Dangar Island

 

 A cozy waterfront timber cabin on the beautiful Dangar Island, The Boat House is our pick for where to stay on your Brooklyn getaway!

Set on the beautiful Hawkesbury River, this is not just a ‘river view’. The boathouse is literally on the riverbank. Tastefully decorated with a cosy wood burning fire, your own bathroom. Bring whatever you need to eat and drink and settle in to get away from it all. We have cosy blankets, great books, games, wine glasses and everything you need for a romantic getaway or some family time.”

The Boathouse is boat-only access, and there are no shops or restaurants on the island, so make sure you bring everything you’ll need for the night.

If you’re on The Riverboat Postman,  get off at Milsons Point Wharf, ready for a cozy night in the cabin by the fire or on the beach under the stars!

 

Where to stay in Brooklyn: The boat house on Dangar Island

Where to stay in Brooklyn: The boat house on Dangar Island

 

We love exploring rural NSW and all of the treasures this beautiful state has to offer!

Where should we explore next? Tag us on Instagram (@cedarspan) and we’ll add your favourite place to our #explorensw bucketlist! 

xx Team Cedarspan

 

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Exploring NSW: things to see & do Bowral

It’s safe to say we’re all a little in love with Bowral.

And if you havent heard of this delightful town before, let us introduce you.

 

Just an easy two hour drive from Sydney, Bowral is the largest town in the Southern Highlands, boasting a wide range of accomodation, entertainment and dining options.

A popular spot with locals and visitors alike, it’s great for a getaway, but we daresay you’ll be tempted to stay forever!

 

Whether you go for a weekend, a week, or a lifetime, here’s our recommendations for where to stay and what to do, eat and see in Bowral.   

 

EAT

Where to eat in Bowral, NSW

Biota Dining, Bowral

A two-hatted restaurant, Biota Dining has brought high-quality food and service to the Southern Highlands, with a menu that’s as modern as its Scandinavian-inspired decor.
Meals are created using produce from the property, with menus that will tantalise tastebuds and ignite imaginations. 
It’s easy to see why Biota has been included in Gourmet’s Top 100 more than once.
 
 

Biota Dining | Where to eat in Bowral NSW

Biota Dining | Where to eat in Bowral NSW

 

 
Onesta Cucina
For lovers of classic italian food, family-owned Onesta Cucina is your destination. 
With a name meaning ‘honest kitchen’, a promise of ‘exceptional food in an ambient environment’ and a new menu everyday, there’s always something delicious to discover here. 

 

Enjoy Fine Italian Food at Onesta Cucina in Bowral NSW

Enjoy Fine Italian Food at Onesta Cucina in Bowral NSW

 

Flour Water Salt

Carb lovers unite! (and get your collective selves into FlourWaterSalt at Bowral pronto!)

This delightful bakery offers everything from croissants and cakes, to pies and pastries, all produced with ‘Quality ingredients, skilled producers and passion from start to finish.’

flourwatersalt.com.au

 

mouth-watering wares from Flour Water Salt Bakery in Bowral NSW

mouth-watering wares from Flour Water Salt Bakery in Bowral NSW

 

Gumnut Patisserie

Last but not least, we couldn’t describe ‘Where to eat in Bowral’ without including Gumnut Patisserie!

An absolute favourite with locals and visitors of all ages, Gumnut is a must-visit for our team whenever we’re in the area! (In fact, it’s not acceptable to go to an appointment in the Southern Highlands, and return to our office without a gumnut box.) 😂

gumnutpatisserie.com.au

Gumnut Patisserie - a must-see in Bowral

Gumnut Patisserie – a must-see in Bowral

 

EXPERIENCE

What to do in Bowral, NSW

 

 Gather & Cook Adventures

Step into the wild on an adventure with the chefs from renowned Bowral restaurant ‘Biota’. 

“Experience a hands one approach, discover new ingredients, how they grow and where, followed by a campfire cooking session”

biotadining.com/workshops

Gather & Cook Adventures | Biota Dining | Bowral NSW

Gather & Cook Adventures | Biota Dining | Bowral NSW

 

 

Artemis Wines

Just 8 minutes from Bowral is the cellardoor of family-owned Artemis wines.

With an ambience of rustic Australian elegance, it’s the perfect place to experience a tasting of finely crafted wines, ciders and beer.

Warm and welcoming in winter, laid back and casual on the lawn by the vines in summer.

artemiswines.com.au

Family-owned winery Artemis Wines | Bowral NSW

Family-owned winery Artemis Wines | Bowral NSW

 

EXPLORE

Treasures to discover in Bowral, NSW

Bendooley Estate Book Barn 

Just 5km from Bowral, in the town of Berrima, you’ll find the sprawling Bendooley’s Estate. 

Home to rolling hills, picturesque driveways, vineyards, accomodation cottages. A gastronomically exquisite restaurant houses a crackling fire set in sandstone, sweeping views of the property, and tables for casual dining.  Tucked in behind all of this wonderment, Bendooley’s has yet another surprise: the Book Barn. A fascinating bookstore, home to hundreds of books from all corners of the globe.

It’s safe to say Bendooleys is a must-visit when in the Southern Highlands area. 

bendooleyestate.com.au

The Book Barn at Bendooley Estate South Berrima | Things to do in Bowral NSW

The Book Barn at Bendooley Estate South Berrima | Things to do in Bowral NSW

Dirty Janes Bowral

Offering ‘the best in Vintage’, Dirty Janes Bowral is a large antique warehouse where you can explore the hundreds of unique items on offer. 

With 75+ dealers spread across 3 large warehouse spaces, you will find a impressive range of antique and vintage furniture, lighting, architectural elements, vintage clothing, jewellery and more.

dirtyjanes.com

Peruse Fascinating Antiques at Dirty Janes Bowral | Things to do in BOwral NSW

Peruse Fascinating Antiques at Dirty Janes Bowral | Things to do in Bowral NSW

 

 

STAY

Where to stay in Bowral, NSW

Milton Park Country House Hotel & Spa

“Set apart in its own secluded hilltop woodland just east of Bowral in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Milton Park Country House Hotel & Spa is a five star hotel offering luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and impeccable yet discreet service in an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication.”

miltonpark.com.au

Milton Park accomodation Bowral NSW

Milton Park : an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication, a service of 5 stars.

 

 

The Coach House at The Rift

“The luxurious, self-contained Coach House is situated within The Rift Bowral estate. It maintains a separate entrance, secluded living spaces and sweeping garden vistas.

The fully renovated, elegant, residence maintains it’s character as the original nineteenth century stables and foundry of the estate.”

theriftbowral.com.au/bowral-accommodation/

The Coach House at Bowral | Bowral NSW Accomodation | Where to Stay

The Coach House at The Rift, Bowral

 

We love exploring rural NSW and all of the special treasures this beautiful state has to offer!

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Exploring NSW: Things to see and do in Bowral, NSW

Exploring NSW: Things to see and do in Bowral, NSW

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding a barn, cottage or cabin to your own rural property is  fast & easy with Cedarspan.

We make to order in our Sydney factory, and then deliver and build in less than a week.

Click here to download prices, or give us a call on 1300 635 966 to get your project underway!

 

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A holiday home built in under a week!

Approximately 6 hours’ drive north of Sydney, in a cozy little corner of New South Wales, you’ll find a fascinating place called Hanging Rock.

This picturesque town is exactly where one Sydney family chose to build their Holiday Home. (in under a week!)

  

 

The Holiday Home was a traditional Cedar Loft Cabin.

After being factory-constructed in panels, the cabin was driven to site and construction began.

Cedarspan’s prefab construction method means that large trucks and cranes are not required, and the piered floor system means no concrete slab is required.

Once the panels arrive onsite, it only takes one week for the entire building to be assembled. 

 

 

With Cedarspan’s Quick Installation, the Building was complete in under a week.

Click here to watch us build a cabin!

 

A beautiful outlook. This Cedarspan Loft Cottage in Hanging Rock, NSW was built in under a week.

A beautiful outlook. This Cedarspan Loft Cottage in Hanging Rock, NSW was built in under a week.

 

The large verandah creates the perfect space for a cuppa or two. 

A great escape from the hustle & bustle of city life.

 

The Holiday Home features premium Western Red Cedar Cladding, stained with Cedarshield and a Colorbond Roof in 'Woodland Grey'

The Holiday Home features premium Western Red Cedar Cladding, stained with Cedarshield and a Colorbond Roof in ‘Woodland Grey’

 

Pitched ceilings create the most beautiful atmosphere inside a home. 💕

You will notice there are no cross braces required inside,  making the room seem more spacious.

This special construction style is unique to Cedarspan, proving popular with Australians over the last 40+ years.

  

Inside, the walls are lined with EasyCraft wall lining - a quick and tidy alternative to traditional plasterboard.

Inside, the walls are lined with EasyCraft wall lining – a quick and tidy alternative to traditional plasterboard.

 

The view looking down from the Loft of a Cedarspan Holiday Kit Home in Hanging Rock, NSW

The view looking down from the Loft. Cedarspan Holiday Kit Home in Hanging Rock, NSW

 

By incorporating natural timbers, white walls and muted colours, the owners have turned this holiday home into a cozy, relaxing retreat.

Beautiful natural patterns of the wooden floor separate the kitchen area from the living area.

This flooring (available with all Cedarspan buildings) has been stained to protect against spills. A quick & easy DIY project.

 

The ownders have added corrugated steel siding to prevent animals and snakes from getting under the home. The piered floor that the home sits on means that no levelling or concrete slabs were required.

The owners have added corrugated steel siding to prevent animals and snakes from getting under the home. The piered floor that the home sits on means that no levelling or concrete slabs were required.

 

Photos courtesty of Ray White Tamworth. View the original listing here. 

 

 

Cedarspan is a 3rd-generation family business that have been building cabins across Australia for over 40 years.

We’d love to show you just how fast & easy it is to add a barn, cabin or cottage to your property.

Click here to download prices, or give us a call on 1300 635 966 to get your project underway.

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Australian Family had their holiday home built in a week.

 

Exploring NSW: Things to see & do in Gerringong

The second exciting destination of our #explorensw series is the town of Gerringong.

Just 10 minutes from iconic Kiama on the south coast of NSW, Gerringong boasts gorgeous beaches, fine food and fun experiences to be had. 

We first came across this little gem of a town when we stumbled upon the @soulofgerringong Instagram account which paints a gorgeous picture of cozy weekends away: soft crushed linen, long starry nights and hot chocolate by a crackling fire.

Read on for our roundup of The Best things to See & Do in this charming seaside town.

 

1. EAT // Piles of Pancakes, Local Sweets & Good Coffee

A key ingredient to a good time is good food and that’s exactly what you’ll find in Gerringong.

 

The Blue Swimmer Restaurant

First stop is the Blue Swimmer Restaurant. Open from 7am every morning, this charming European Bistro by the Sea is the perfect spot to drop by for a relaxing brunch with ocean views.

(Kitchen closes at 3pm most days, so we’d suggest you make this right after your sleep in and before the day’s activities).

More stunning pics from The Blue Swimmer here and here

 

 The Blue Goose Cafe

If a quick bite and a good coffee is what you’re after,  The Blue Goose cafe is a must-visit.

This pretty little location boasts mouthwatering cakes and slices, all made in-house, as well as towering burgers and pancake stacks. (Holiday appetite activated!)

There’s also plenty of gluten-free options available (and they look amazing too!) 

 

2. EXPERIENCE // Hands-on Workshops at Buena Vista Farm 

An ‘old farmhouse by the sea’, Buena Vista Farm will take you back to your roots with hands-on classes taught right on the farm.

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at sourdough baking, cheese making or fermenting, be sure to secure your spot before this popular activity sells out!

And for the coffee lovers, there’s a ‘Bean to Barista’ course which takes you through the whole process of harvesting, processing & roasting coffee beans. (You’ll also take home a small tree in a pot and a bag of roasted coffee. All snacks and a delicious farm lunch are included.)

For bookings visit buenavistafarm.com.au and definitely check out @buenavistafarm on Instagram to see Fiona’s inspiring updates from the farm.

 

 

 

3. EXPLORE // Saddleback Mountain & Werri Beach 

Rising to about 600m above sea level, Saddleback Mountain is a photographers dream.

You can drive up to the lookout, or if you’re keen for some cardio, follow one of the bushwalking paths up the mountain.

The views at the top will be worth it!

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Werri Beach

Another must-visit whilst in Gerringong is the family-friendly Werri Beach.

The beach is 1.5km long, and great for paddling and surfing, with a lagoon & rockpool at one end for the kids.

The beach is also the access point for the Werri Beach to Kiama Coastal Walk, which is approximately 6km. Find out more about the walk here.

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4. RELAX // The Soul of Gerringong & Jerrymara Farm

At the end of each activity-filled day, sit back and relax with a glass of wine.

 

The Soul of Gerringong

The lounge area, outdoor seating and inground pool at Soul of Gerringong set the scene for perfect long summer nights, whilst the indoor fire makes a winter getaway look good too! 

soul of gerringong accomodation

Image via @soulofgerringong

soul of gerringong accomodation

Image via @soulofgerringong

soul of gerringong accomodation

Image via @soulofgerringong

Bookings can be made at www.soulofgerringong.com.au.

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Jerry Mara Farm 

Another pretty accommodation option in Gerringong is the Jerry Mara Farm.

A secluded rural estate set on a large property, the farm boasts two spacious cottages with stunning interiors. Relaxing bedrooms feature private ensuites and inviting lounge areas will make you feel right at home.

Outdoors, guests can enjoy a vine-covered patio with outdoor seating, a large deck, fire pit with seating, tennis court and a gorgeous pool!

It’s easy to see why Jerry Mara farm was named as one of the best Airbnb’s by Urban List! 

Click here for more photos of this beautiful location.

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We love exploring rural NSW and all of the special treasures this beautiful state has to offer!

Join us at @cedarspan as we celebrate the Relaxing Rural Lifestyle.

 

Adding a Cedarspan barn, cottage or cabin to your own property is easy & fast.

Click here to download prices, or give us a call on 1300 635 966 to get your project underway!