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Kanimbla View Clifftop Retreat

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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.

Nigel Hannigan and Tony Barlow
113 Shipley Road, Blackheath, New South Wales

Tel: + 61 (0)2-4787-8985
Cell: + 61 (0)414-712-713
Fax: + 61 (0)2-4787-5857

These two stunning, fully-screened cottages are as ecological as you can imagine, with solar power, furniture made from trees felled on the surrounding land (and only felled to make way for more indigenous flora) and immensely tall sash windows salvaged from a demolition in Sydney. The interiors have a pleasantly chic, ethnic feel to them - with Indonesian ikat fabric on cushions and curtains - the walls and floors are all ochres and reds and painted with natural paints.....

.... The central space is a split-level kitchen/sitting-room with a wood-burning stove and books and games. You will discover the pleasures of the (odourless) rota-loo dry-composting toilets and marvel at the peace and quiet broken only by the occasional lyre bird or king parrot. Ask Nigel and Tony to give you a tour of the property, they will probably point out some of the intricacies of the Australian bush and show you the spectacular view points at Kanimbla. As you sit drinking your organic coffee or perhaps as you slip between your natural hemp sheets, you too will dream like I did of transforming your home into an ecological paradise - it just looks so easy. Two nights minimum stay. Picnicking at one of the view points, tennis, table tennis, large spa bath, canyoning, horse-riding... and all the walks the Blue Mountains have to offer.

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Rooms: 2 cottages with 2 kings/twins and 1 double (with extra single bed), sharing 2 shower-rooms, plus kitchen and sitting room.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Self-catering. Excellent restaurants nearby.
Directions: In Blackheath cross the railway and turn first left into Station St, then first right into Shipley Rd for 2.5 km. Kanimbla View on your right.

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