Things you need to know about your Stay on Bolivia Hill
The Gatehouse kitchen comes complete with quality cutlery and essential utensils; hotel-grade crockery; pots & pans; and assorted glassware. A fridge/freezer and ample cupboard space provide storage for your supplies of perishable goods. Appliances include microwave, large electric frypan, rice cooker, toaster and kettle.
The wood-fired stove features 2 stove–top cooking plates, and an oven big enough to take a 32cm pizza tray. The stove is very user-friendly, even for novices. Firewood and fire-starters are provided. But if you’re still uncertain, we are happy to build and light the fire for you as required.
Satellite TV, a small speaker system, ample power outlets, and 2 USB ports enable you to view, listen to and enjoy your favourite entertainment media. The Gatehouse has excellent 4G reception.
The spacious verandah features a daybed, large comfy chair, a bar setting for two and some genuinely spectacular views.
The Gatehouse yard features private gardens and is fully fenced.
IMPORTANT: It is 19km from our property to the nearest supermarket, servo and hotel in Deepwater. Please remember, The Gatehouse comes with starter supplies for coffee and tea-making, but we do not provide meals
Roadworks on Bolivia Hill are expected to be completed by October 2021. Until that time, our entrance to New England Highway is controlled by traffic lights. Details on the current status of roadworks and directions for entry will be provided at time of booking.
From the highway, our entrance road is approximately 2km of winding, gravel road with some steep climbs.
IMPORTANT: 4WD, AWD or front wheel drive vehicles with good clearance are recommended.
Your queen bed will be prepared for you with fresh cotton sheets and pillowcases, a seasonal-weight doona, and cotton blanket.
IMPORTANT: NO OTHER LINEN IS PROVIDED. Please BYO bath towels, tea towels, hand towels etc.
Please be aware that we operate an On-Site Wastewater Treatment System powered by thousands of hungry composting worms. Some chemicals commonly found in body wash, hair care or cleaning products can be toxic to the composting environment. If you think this may be the case with your products, please minimise their use during your stay. Alternatives are provided.
Weather changes at altitude
Sitting at 1010m above sea-level, our daily weather can fluctuate dramatically. Please come prepared with warm clothing for sub –zero nights and frosty mornings in winter. Even at the height of summer, a cool change and a strong easterly wind may require long trousers and a warm jacket for comfort outdoors. And don’t forget a beanie or hat!
Pets are welcome at Grasstrees BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY.
Pet movement will be restricted to fenced residential areas. Please discuss your needs with John or Trish BEFORE confirming your booking.