Located within easy walking distance of the main street, this circa 1930 holiday home in Gloucester has been sensitively restored for guest convenience. Many of the home’s original features have been kept, including the distinctive timber wainscoting that is popular with many older homes in the town.
The fully furnished home offers three comfortable bedrooms that sleep 6 people – two offer a queen bed, whilst the third offers two king singles. Each bedroom also has its own air conditioning unit to help keep cool during the summer.
The living room at Silky Oaks features a slow combustion fire, perfect for keeping toasty on winter nights. The modern eat-in kitchen is decked out with all the essentials for cooking up a storm. The bathroom is bright and airy with plenty of hot water for showering. There is also a washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board for guest use, as well as light reading materials.
This accommodation in Gloucester also offers a large backyard (home to two magnificent Silky Oaks) with plenty of room for the kids to run around. The front verandah is the perfect place to relax, whilst the back sunroom soaks up the winter sun and is perfect for bird watching.
The property also offers a single carport to keep your vehicle out of the elements.
When staying at this holiday home, we encourage you to explore the surrounding area – Forbesdale, Stratford, Barrington, Barrington Tops, Baxters Ridge, Taree, Krambach, Nabiac, Stroud, Dungong, Wards River and more.
Silky Oaks is your perfect base for exploring everything that the Gloucester area has to offer. Whether you’re into hiking and other outdoor activities or you enjoy more cultural pursuits, there is something for you!
There can be no denying that the main draw of the Gloucester area is the town’s amazing natural surrounds. From exploring the nearby forests of Gloucester Tops National Park or Barrington Tops State Forest (which sees snow during the winter) to wandering the beautiful Billabong Native Garden or taking in the breathtaking views from Kia Ora Lookout, there are plenty of things to do. The Boomerang Discovery Walk and Babble Walk are also highly recommended.
With wine country right on your doorstep, why not spend an afternoon touring some of the local wineries to sample some for yourself. Faulls Ridge Winery is known for their verdelho and rose, Gap Hill Wines is known for their verdelho, Gloucester River Wines is known for their no added preservative varieties, Tugwood Wines is known for their chambourcin and chardonnay, and Villa d’Esta Vineyard is known for their chardonnay, chambourcin and blends.
No matter what time of year you’re hoping to visit, there are a number of events hosted throughout the region that you could enjoy – just be sure to book your accommodation early to avoid missing out! Check out the Gloucester Farmers Market on the second Saturday of each month, the Mountain Man Tri Challenge each September, the Gloucester AH and P District Show each March and the Wards River Winter Fair Marketing each July.
There are also plenty of more cultural attractions for visitors of all ages to enjoy. If you’re interested in learning more about the town’s history, we recommend the Gloucester Museum or embarking on a tour of the old Mountain Maid Mine. If you’re more interested in the town’s artistic side, however, we recommend catching an exhibition at the Gloucester Gallery or a performance at the Gloucester Arts Cultural Council Inc (GACCI).
To really experience the area to the fullest, we recommend taking a scenic drive or two. The drive through the world heritage wilderness in Gloucester Tops National Park is about 115km return and will take you around 4 hours (with some unsealed gravel roads). BuccanBuccans Circuit, on the other hand, is only about 34km return and will take you around an hour. Both routes offer plenty of spots to stop for a picnic, to stretch the legs or to explore.
What if you’re the kind of person who loves to get the adrenalin pumping and isn’t afraid to get a little sweaty? Then one of Gloucester’s more adventurous pursuits could be for you! From abseiling (choose from the 10m The Steps or 22m BuccanBuccans cliffs) and mountain biking (at the purpose-built The Steps Mountain Bike Park) to canoeing and kayaking (on one of the areas many rivers), there are plenty of ways to get your adventure fix.