Girragirra is architect designed, beautifully positioned overlooking a billabong of the Lachlan River and just 4k from town. It's the perfect place to re connect with nature and the ones you love. With free undercover parking, NBN WiFi , Netflix and breakfast provisions including house baked sourdough and our own paddock ranged organic eggs, this stylish self contained 2 br eco-house on our oganic farm is equipped with everything needed to self cater and chill out.
The Retreat occupies one pavilion of a newly built award winning contemporary eco - farmhouse on our beautiful 50 acre organic farm on the Lachlan river, just a four minute drive from the Forbes CBD and 1.7 Km off the Newell Highway connecting Melbourne to Brisbane.
Your house can accommodate up to four people in two bedrooms, both ensuite. Beds may be set up as Kings or King singles - your choice just let us know! Two rollaways are also available for children taking possible occupancy to 6. There is a $25 fee per rollaway. Please let us know if these are required
The Retreat is completely self contained with its own private entry and undercover parking.
Your comfort is assured with air conditioning and heating throughout.
A fully equipped kitchen allows you to self- cater and is generously stocked with healthy breakfast provisions including our own organic free range eggs; cereals including Girragirra's house made muesli; sourdough bread; yoghurt; milk; house made jams and marmalade; seasonal fruit and filtered rain water on tap.
Your complimentary pantry includes teas, freshly ground coffee, Gibson's Grove olive oil, grinder salt and pepper, sugar and a mini bar is provided as a service.
The contemporary living space is open plan with huge north facing windows overlooking a billabong teeming with wildlife and your private deck provides an outdoor eating setting and a gas barbecue for that relaxing evening drink or dining out under the stars
You're free to pick and eat from our developing permaculture food garden.
The lounge area is equipped with comfy couches, beautiful woodheater, Bose sound system with IPod dock and a flat screen TV with Netfilx and Apple TV for movies.
The bedrooms are modern, sleek, luxurious and comfortable, with your choice of either king or king single beds.
Bathrooms are en - suite, one with a bath overlooking the wetland.
Your linen, towels and bathrobes are washed in rainwater and dried in fresh air and sunshine - and yes we do iron sheets!
Free NBN high speed Wi-Fi, evaporative cooling throughout, wood fire in the living area, private laundry and private undercover parking complete this special offering.
Smoking is not permitted inside the retreat.
Our guests are free to pick and eat from our developing permaculture food garden and most welcome to ride our complimentary old bikes around the property, visit the chooks, say hello to the goats!
Take the easy 3K round trip walk from the Retreat to the magnificent Gum Swamp bird sanctuary.
Interaction with guests
How much we interact with our guests is entirely at our guests discretion. We genuinely enjoy meeting people and will do all that we can to ensure your stay is a great experience.
Whilst we are normally (but not always) present, the guest apartment and our home is separated by the guest's private courtyard. Blinds and double glazing ensure complete visual and audio privacy for both parties.
Other things to note
The Retreat is part of a working organic farm.
The billabong in front of the Retreat is unfenced.
There is a bird sanctuary an easy 3K round trip walk from the Retreat.
Guests may encounter insects and other animals.
Our access driveway is gravel.
We would expect our guests to respect our property as they would their own.
Although we love animals, we are unable to accommodate pets as Girragirra is a working farm and there are just too many tempting things to chase!
Smoking is not permitted inside the Retreat.
I'm a farmer running a small organic farm alongside my husband Kim.
My passions are family, friends,sustainable living, regenerative farming practices, building community, lifelong learning and travel.