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So happy to be re-opening

It seems like forever, but it’s been just a bit over 3 years since we closed The Gatehouse for short-term accommodation. The roadwork which caused this closure is itself drawing to a close; and we can’t wait to be welcoming new and returning guests once again. A lot has happened: years of heartbreaking drought, followed by some anxious days and nights during the bushfires of November 2019. Thankfully, rain patterns have returned to something like normal, and the bush is slowly recovering. Although work continues on the  beautiful new bridgework on Bolivia Hill, from all reports, the end is in sight. And we’re ready to get back down to business.  Woohoo!
May 13th 2021

Open /closed/ open again

We live in difficult times.   No sooner did we re-open for short-term accommodation in The Gatehouse than we were hit by a wall of COVID 19 border closures; and then Tenterfield Shire was put into lock-down. Our lock-down was lifted early last Saturday – yay! And in a good end to the week, the road works on Bolivia Hill were completed; we now have 2 lanes open to traffic for the first time in over three years – another yay! Although many interstate borders remain closed, at least we can welcome guests from happy places not burdened by pandemic restrictions.           During the enforced downtime, we have been busy creating a network of mowed walking tracks which we hope our guests will find appealing and enjoyable. The cleared pathways are easy grades with no unexpected jumps or bumps, and as such are suitable also for our ‘no longer so young an agile’ guests. Some tracks lead to open spaces with seating and views; a perfect opportunity to sit and enjoy the stillness of nature.  September 14th, 2021