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Black Sheep Inn

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Please note that this guide was last updated quite a few years ago (2006), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Dee and Rob Napier
91 Heifer Station Lane, off Forbes Rd, Orange, New South Wales

Tel: + 61 (0)2-6369-0662
Cell: + 61 (0)4040887-849
Fax: + 61 (0)2-6361-7492

The Black Sheep Inn needs to be seen to be believed! Dee has cunningly crossed a modern guest house with an original Aussie shearing shed, complete (and I mean complete!) with its original 1920s machinery. The result? A new breed of Aussie farm chic! Sheep were herded into this massive corrugated-iron shed to catching pens on one side, now the sitting-room with sofas surrounding a cast-iron wood-burner.....

.... The sitting-room is accessed through swing doors (still shiny with use) where sheep were dragged out for shearing under the red Sunbeam machines (left as last used). Wool was thrown onto the slatted wool table (now glass-topped and seating twenty) for classing and packed into the towering 18-ft tall, box wool-press. Curling down the shed, old spray pipes in the roof have been converted into halogen lighting above acres of scrubbed wooden floorboards. Wide windows allow stunning views of the surrounding fields. Bedrooms are in exquisite contrast, sophisticated and Gucci-glamorous with antiques, black and silver carpets and silver mohair blankets covering deep beds. For true B&B, opt for Dee’s beautiful house surrounded by acres of lawns, lavender, hedges and lily ponds and be spoiled by her directly. Or there’s the privacy of Whispering Moon Cottage, a self-catering option with bright furnishings, a contemporary feel and a deck overlooking the countryside. Wherever you stay will be an outstanding experience.

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Symbols: No Smoking    Special Wheelchair Access    Off-street Parking    Working Farm    TV in All Rooms    Good Hiking or Walking    
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Rooms: 3 houses. Whispering Moon: 2 queens, 1 en/s bath, 1 en/s shr. Homestead: 3 queens, 2 en/s shr, 1 en/s bath. Black Sheep Inn: 5 queen, 4 en/s shr, 1 en/s bath.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast provided at the Homestead and Black Sheep Inn. Gourmet hamper breakfasts are left for you in Whispering Moon.
Directions: From Orange take the Forbes Road (turn off the Mitchell Hwy at West Orange Motors) and after 6.5km turn left onto Heifer Station Lane. 1st left for the Homestead and Black Sheep Inn; 3rd left for Whispering Moon.

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