KESTREL NEST

Stunning Luxury Cottage

KESTREL NEST

 

Stunning Luxury Cottage with Outdoor Bath

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ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES

From the owners:

Ecotourism Australia Nature Certification.

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.

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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

 

Image of Kestrel Nest EcoHut with starry skies
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.

ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES (CLICK TO READ)

From the owners:

Ecotourism Australia Nature Certification.

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.

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Image of Kestrel Nest EcoHut in NSW

What we love…

Kestrel Nest Ecohut is a very special place and one of our favourite places to really get away for a rural escape. There is nothing better than sitting around the fabulous fire pit or lying in the specially provided hammocks to gaze at the night sky. Not to mention lazing in the gorgeous outdoor bath on the verandah overlooking the valley and hills.


 

Tell me more

This gorgeous hut is named after the magnificent Kestrel – the first bird the owners saw near the cottage 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?  Cottage

Styles of Accommodation? Stunning self contained cottage.

Who?  Best for a couple to enjoy, with two bunk beds for children if needed.

Accessible? There is one small step to access the deck that surrounds the hut and a small rise at the doorways. A ramp can be provided if required. Kestrel Nest has not been designed to meet access requirements for wheelchair users. Please enquire for more information.

Minimum Stay?  Two nights

Pets? From your hosts: “We love our pets, we love dogs, they are important creatures in our lives, however we do not allow pets at Kestrel Nest other than service dogs.”

Rates:  From $375 per night. Scroll down for latest rates and availability, or use the enquiry form to contact the owner directly.


 

Sounding Good?  Read on…

Kestrel Nest EcoHut has been featured in magazines including Delicious, Escape, Qantas – Food and Wine, Forte and Urban List.

The eco-hut is nestled in rolling farmland, perched above a rocky mountain stream. Off-grid and off-line – the perfect green getaway.

Wide verandah and big windows allow you to be close to nature, a fire place and fire pit make for cosy nights. Linger in the gorgeous outdoor bathtub while gazing at the amazing night sky. The decor is superb, with beautiful styling and many exquisite decorative features from the natural world around the hut.


Being an eco-retreat certainly doesn’t mean you go without. In fact, Kestrel Nest EcoHut is one of the most beautifully set up cottages we have seen. The EcoNest Kitchen is stocked with kitchen basics and the owner’s farm own produce is available (availability may vary according to season).

On arrival, browse the menu of locally produced beers, wines and ciders and stock your cellar.

Kestrel Nest EcoHut is located within Highfield Farm and Woodland. At this magical place, the owners combine small scale, ethical farming with the conservation of one of Australia’s rare habitats.

The farm is situated just 10 minutes off the Hume Highway, or seven minutes from the Snowy Mountains Highway, and is easily accessible for people travelling through to Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide or Sydney.

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

Wildlife, endangered birds abound and there are kilometres of tracks to explore.

Solar panels and batteries will guarantee energy for your stay, while panoramic double-glazed windows will allow glorious views.

Your Host: Louise
Address: 34 Scholz Road, Mt Adrah, NSW. STRA Registration: PID-STRA-8147

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.

VISIT THE WEBSITE

Every cent of your booking goes directly to Kestrel Nest Eco Hut and the extraordinary environmental initiatives at Highfield Farm. Thank you for supporting this fantastic Australian ecotourism business.

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