KESTREL NEST ECOHUT

Farmstay at Highfield Farm and Woodland

KESTREL NEST ECOHUT

 

Farmstay at Highfield Farm and Woodland

Kestrels Nest EcoHut
Kestrel Nest EcoHut
Fireplace
FEATURES

Features for your stay

1 Queen bed
2 Single beds
Studio/open plan style
Wood heater inside
Fire pit outside
Well-equipped kitchen
Handmade toiletries
Wide verandahs
EcoHut Hen House
Camp bed for your dog

Night
Stream
ACTIVITIES

Kestrel Nest EcoHut is beautifully positioned between The Snowy Valleys and Gundagai regions which means you are spoilt for choice for activities.

If you don’t want to venture too far from your luxury eco hut, there are farm tours and mapped bush trails that leave from your front door. Explore the local conservation areas and learn about the owner’s sustainable farming practices.

With pretty rolling country-side, tumbling waterfalls and gold mining heritage, the region is steeped in natural beauty and history.

There are bush and bike trails, and local produce including apple and berry orchards, nut and olive groves and Trufferies!

There are also beer, cider and wine makers, and vineyards with views! Cafes and restaurants, cellar doors with tastings.

And of course, you can’t forget the infamous Sugar Pines and Snowy views.

If you want more information, be sure to check out www.visitsnowyvalleys.com.au.

ceiling
ENVIRONMENT

From the owners:

Off-grid and off-line
Solar panels, battery storage
Recycled building materials
Timber from fallen trees on Highfield
Double glazed windows and insulation
Eco sewerage system
Composting facilities
Who Gives a Crap toilet paper
Low tox cleaning products
Small-scale farm transitioning to regenerative farming
2/3rds of property protects critically endangered habitat
Adding paddock trees
Adding vegetation corridors
Protecting and planting areas of important habitat
Farm produce with low food miles
Carbon positive farm

Our Conservation area which comprises 2/3rds of Highfield is registered with the following bodies.

Land For Wildlife

Wildlife Land Trust

Biodiversity Conservation Trust

In 2010, the property was purchased by the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW (subsequently taken over by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and their Biodiversity Conservation Trust) to establish a conservation covenant on the remnant box-gum woodland that covered two thirds of the property. Funding for this came from the NSW State Government as an ‘offset’ for the woodland that was destroyed to make way for the Tarcutta By-Pass on the Hume Highway.

In 2013 Highfield became our home. To acknowledge the critically endangered habitat protected here, we re-named this place Highfield Farm and Woodland.

sheep
Outdoor fire

 

What we love…

Kestrel Nest Ecohut at Highfield Farm and Woodland is nestled in rolling farmland and perched above a rocky mountain stream.  At this special place, the owners combine small scale, ethical farming with the conservation of one of Australia’s rare habitats.

Two-thirds of Highfield is protected habitat conserving Box Gum Grassy Woodland – one of Australia’s critically endangered forest types.


 

Tell me more

This newly completed hut is named after the magnificent Kestrel – the first bird the owners saw near the Eco Hut after the January 2020 fires that came so close to the hut.


 

Get the Facts

Where is it? Mount Adrah, NSW – halfway between Sydney and Melbourne

What?  EcoHut

Styles of Accommodation? Self contained cottage for 4 guests

Who?  Couples, friend and family

Accessible? Please enquire

How much? (No service fee or cleaning fee added)

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Sounding Good?  Read on…

Situated just 10 minutes off the Hume Highway, or seven minutes from the Snowy Mountains Highway, they are easily accessible for people travelling through to Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide or Sydney.

Off-grid and off-line but with all the luxuries.

The perfect off-grid and off-line eco-retreat for couples, families or small groups. Your eco-retreat doesn’t mean you go without. Solar panels and batteries will guarantee energy for your stay, while panoramic double-glazed windows will allow glorious views.

A well-equipped kitchen will have you cooking up a storm with their farm-fresh produce and locally-sourced produce available for purchase. They also have special hampers and local wine.

You’ll stay warm and cosy with an internal wood fireplace and fire pit outside. The night sky will have you amazed.

Host: Louise
Address: 349 SCHOLZ RD, MT ADRAH NSW 2729

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Kestrel Nest EcoHut

FEATURES

Features for your stay

  • 1 Queen bed

  • 2 Single beds

  • Studio/open plan style

  • Wood heater inside

  • Fire pit outside

  • Well-equipped kitchen

  • Handmade toiletries

  • Wide verandahs 

  • EcoHut Hen House

  • Camp bed for your dog

ACTIVITIES

Kestrel Nest EcoHut is beautifully positioned between The Snowy Valleys and Gundagai regions which means you are spoilt for choice for activities.

If you don’t want to venture too far from your luxury eco hut, there are farm tours and mapped bush trails that leave from your front door. Explore the local conservation areas and learn about the owner’s sustainable farming practices.

With pretty rolling country-side, tumbling waterfalls and gold mining heritage, the region is steeped in natural beauty and history.

There are bush and bike trails, and local produce including apple and berry orchards, nut and olive groves and Trufferies!

There are also beer, cider and wine makers, and vineyards with views! Cafes and restaurants, cellar doors with tastings.

And of course, you can’t forget the infamous Sugar Pines and Snowy views.

If you want more information, be sure to check out www.visitsnowyvalleys.com.au.

ENVIRONMENT

From the owners:

Off-grid and off-line
Solar panels, battery storage
Recycled building materials
Timber from fallen trees on Highfield
Double glazed windows and insulation
Eco sewerage system
Composting facilities
Who Gives a Crap toilet paper
Low tox cleaning products
Small-scale farm transitioning to regenerative farming
2/3rds of property protects critically endangered habitat
Adding paddock trees
Adding vegetation corridors
Protecting and planting areas of important habitat
Farm produce with low food miles
Carbon positive farm

 

Our Conservation area which comprises 2/3rds of Highfield is registered with the following bodies.

Land For Wildlife

Wildlife Land Trust

Biodiversity Conservation Trust

In 2010, the property was purchased by the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW (subsequently taken over by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and their Biodiversity Conservation Trust) to establish a conservation covenant on the remnant box-gum woodland that covered two thirds of the property. Funding for this came from the NSW State Government as an ‘offset’ for the woodland that was destroyed to make way for the Tarcutta By-Pass on the Hume Highway.

In 2013 Highfield became our home. To acknowledge the critically endangered habitat protected here, we re-named this place Highfield Farm and Woodland.