The Old Schoolhouse

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Cottage

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

Sleeps: 8

Type: Cottage

The Old Schoolhouse

The Old Schoolhouse was originally built for the owners' children to attend correspondence school, but has been transformed into self-catered accommodation with kitchenette and bathroom. Experience the enchanting octagonal "fairy tale castle", hand-crafted from local timbers. Relax and enjoy the beautiful views from the large, Swiss-style balcony, and take a shower in a hand-sculpted masterpiece! There is also an in-ground swimming pool for keeping cool during the summer and a gas heater for staying warm and cosy in the winter.

The bedding configuration is a loft bedroom upstairs with a double bed and two double bunks downstairs. Extra mattresses ...Read more

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Pilliga P.

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The Old Schoolhouse
Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia

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Coonabarabran (locally known as “Coona”) is a friendly country town of around 3,000 people with 11,000 living in the region. As the closest gateway to the majestic Warrumbungle Ranges, it’s one of the best places in NSW to experience nature. Enjoy bushwalking amongst the spectacular scenery and ancient volcanic remnants of Warrumbungle National Park, encounter wildlife up close and by night, marvel at our stunning skies and find out why Coonabarabran is known as the ‘Astronomy Capital of Australia’ when visiting Siding Spring Observatory.Admire the bulldozer-like teeth of a diprotodon, the largest marsupial ever identified, at the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre.
Warrumbungle National Park is situated 36 kilometres west of Coonabarabran and 80 kilometres from Gilgandra. Drive the bitumen access to the park by travelling along Timor Road from Coonabarabran.

The Warrumbungle National Park offers magnificent scenery, abundant wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, emus and many other native fauna and flora. Opportunities exist for bushwalking, nature study, photography and rock climbing, depending on your interests and time restrictions.

Pronounced Pilly-gah, the Pilliga Forest is the largest native inland forest west of the Great Dividing Range, with over 500,000 hectares to explore. Baradine is a great place to start your adventure with a visit to the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre.

There are many scenic forest drives and bird routes, picnic and toilet facilities, and free gas barbecues at both Salt Caves and Dandry Gorge.

Dandry Gorge Aboriginal Area is where you can visit the latest Pilliga Forest experience and discover this hidden gem, the Sculptures in the Scrub. The Sandstone Caves, Salt Caves and Dandry Gorge all have marked walking tracks.

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