Although part of the hustle and bustle of Queanbeyan's long established light-industrial precinct, this private little gem could be a world away.
It offers a private, safe, fully- fenced courtyard with an abundance of plants and a separate entrance, as well as off -street parking. It has views over Canberra, with its backdrop of the Brindabella mountain range and is attached to a working Knitwear and Textile Art studio which may be toured by appointment.
Free Wifi !
A review from Sue S. who messaged me when she went overseas after staying at Brindi in May 2019:
"What a wonderful place. Quiet, peaceful, classy and spotless. Everything has been thoughtfully considered, and very tastefully decorated. The private, sunny garden courtyard with outdoor BBQ and kitchen is absolutely perfect. This delightful place is very close to everything Canberra has to offer - eg Fyshwick markets, Kingston, Manuka, nature, the Lake etc. I have no hesitation in recommending this lovely place to family and friends. Alice is the perfect host - thank you! "
There is a compact space for relaxing with a well- equipped kitchenette featuring Microwave, Toaster, Kettle, Induction cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Mini -Fridge, Pots and Pans, Espresso Stove -Top Coffee Pot, Bowls, Condiments, Tea, Coffee and Milk. There is an iron and ironing board, broom, bucket and mop, Air-Con for heating and cooling, Air Purifier, and Fan.
There is a separate Bedroom with Double bed and Electric blanket ( in winter ) which sleeps two .
The leather sofa folds out to a second double- bed .
Please note that the sofa bed needs to be folded up to use the kitchenette. Please also note the space is better suited to a couple, two singles, or a family with two small children.
There is a TV with DVD player, Heater, Fan, Board Games, Toys for young children, Books, extendable dining- table seating 4 , Ensuite Bathroom with Hairdryer, Shower and Toilet.
Many fixtures and features are hand- crafted by a local artisan, and may be commissioned by arrangement.
Breakfast ingredients are provided for the first day including Toasting Bread, Cereals, Butter, Milk and assorted Spreads.
Extra Breakfast, Gourmet or BBQ hampers with local produce may be provided if requested a minimum of 2- days in advance of arrival, at moderate cost.
Menu list and prices will be provided at time of booking.
The sunny Courtyard is fenced, secure and private, with a craftsman -built lockable gate, and features gas BBQ, dining setting for 4, herb garden, an abundance of plants, goldfish and views over Canberra. It is a lovely place to relax, read a book and take in some sun, away from the cares of the world. Look for the visiting native Blue- banded bees !
The courtyard is fringed by tall trees which add to privacy and provide shade on hot days.
There is easily accessible, off- street parking for a campervan or caravan at the front of the unit
Queanbeyan is located in NSW directly bordering Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory. Located on the Queanbeyan River, the city is the council seat of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council. At the 2011 census, the population was 37,991. It is friendly multicultural country town, with many of the facilities of a small city.
It is home to many notable Artists and each year in October hosts the famous Queanbeyan Arts Trail, where guests have the opportunity to visit local Artists' studios and buy a unique souvenir directly from the maker.
Queanbeyan is located 3.5 hours drive south of Sydney, 2 hours to the pristine beaches of the East Coast and 2.5 hours drive to the snowfields.
West Queanbeyan encompasses a vibrant light- industrial precinct, and is home to the Nullarbor Nights Knitwear Studio which has been located on- site for over 12 years.
The studio produces limited edition, hand- dyed Merino Wool Knitwear including Scarves, Wraps, Coats, Ponchos and Jackets as well as a dazzling variety of Brooches and Knit fasteners, all of which make excellent souvenirs. Commissions may be taken and garments of many other natural fibres are also produced, such as Cottons, Linen, Alpaca, Bamboo and Mohair. Nullarbor Nights Knitwear has retailed internationally in New York, San Francisco and Stockholm, as well as in Galleries Australia- wide. Nullarbor Nights garments have won numerous awards over the past 26 years and Nullarbor Nights was awarded Craft Mark accreditation. A 15- minute tour of the studio can be arranged, at time of booking.
Queanbeyan West, New South Wales, Ausztrália