If you're not a fan of bush camping but like the camping feel, then come and spend a few nights in "The Hangar". This one roomed area provides a rustic fusion of comfort and camping on a rural property 20kms outside Bathurst. Called "Watton Airstrip", the property once housed an Airstrip for the Watton Station which has since been broken up into smaller pieces. The Airstrip is now a fenced paddock and our house sits where the planes once took off but the property is still pretty awesome!
A great space for families seeking a country escape, couples seeking a romantic love nest, artists, musicians, business people, or anyone wanting to experience some solitude in a beautiful bush surrounding.
Gas top butane cookers x 2
Minimally equipped with cooking utensils, glasses, mugs, plates etc
Dining table with seating for a total of 6 (two extra kitchen chairs)
Sink facilities for dishwashing
Open plan/shed style living area with couch/arm chair seating for 2
1 double bed
3 single beds
Wood heater, with first wheelbarrow load of firewood and first bucket load of kindling supplied. Extra wood can be supplied at $25/barrow load
Outside open fire pit
Short drop toilet
Electric powered property
NO Shower - shower bags available
NO electric heating or cooling
NO Washing machine
NO laundry facilities
The property is located at Watton Airstrip, on 254 acres, backing onto the Macquarie River and guests can explore the property at will and enjoy its features such as swimming, fishing, etc.
Homestead and sheds/garages are off limits
Watton Airstrip is located 20 minutes from Bathurst on sealed roads.
Interaction with guests
Interaction is minimal unless requested by the guest. We are here to help though and can provide paid guided tours of the many sights in the area and camp oven dinner demonstrations complete with meals. Please enquire if you'd like further details.
Other things to note
Tours of the many sights in the area are available to book, along with camp oven dinner demonstrations and meals, farm fresh eggs, freshly baked bread, reiki healing sessions, psychic/tarot readings and spiritual retreats so please don't hesitate to ask if you'd like more information on any of these things.
Please respect all wildlife as the law protects it.
Farm animals such as sheep, cows etc are not pets and so may be unpredictable if approached.
Please respect our neighbours and keep the noise down after 10pm.
Please use the bins provided.
Antisocial behaviour will result in eviction with no refund.
No firearms are to be brought onto the property.
Dogs and cats are welcome by appt so long as they are friendly and properly controlled.
We do have unfenced dams on the property and we back onto the Macquarie River, so please keep an eye on children.
From Dec 16, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018 the minimum stay is 2 nights.