Welcome to Crookshanks Farmstay
Do you want a holiday in a pet-friendly farm cottage – self-contained accommodation in the foothills of the NSW Snowy Mountains?
Crookshanks cottage is a clean and cosy farm cottage hideaway, fully equipped, with a luxurious indoor swimming pool.
Crookshanks is a 700 ha working property with superfine Merino sheep, alpacas, Angus beef cattle, working dogs and retired and resting race horses to meet, and rugged mountains, and 12 km of creek valleys to explore.
Echidnas, kangaroos, wombats and wallabies are found along the creeks and on the hillsides. Eagles, galahs, cockatoos, gang gangs, crimson rosellas, eastern rosellas, lyrebirds and scarlet robins abound.
What can you do at Crookshanks?
- Write your first novel with your dog at your side, read, watch DVDs or listen to music.
- Swim in the indoor swimming pool which separates the self-contained cottage from the main Crookshanks farmhouse (note pool is seasonal).
- Bushwalking in the 500 ha of proclaimed conservation area with steep mountains and 12 km of creeks (bring warm clothes, long trousers and strong boots for walking and farm activities).
- Echidnas, kangaroos, wombats and wallabies are found along the creeks and on the hillsides. Eagles, galahs, cockatoos, gang gangs, crimson rosellas, eastern rosellas, lyrebirds and scarlet robins abound.
- Play golf on the Cooma Golf Course (10 minutes by car)
- Travel to Mt Selwyn to ski (one hour away) (or to Perisher, Guthega or Thredbo, if you don’t mind driving a little further).
- Help feed farm animals or go horse riding at a nearby equestrian centre.
- Drive 20 minutes to Cooma and go cafe-hopping or shopping. There’s a great play park for kids in the centre of town. Cooma also offers a night at the movies and dining in one of many restaurants or pubs. There is usually live music on somewhere.
- Adaminaby, 35 minutes in the other direction, has great fish and chips at the Snow Goose Hotel, so makes for a good lunch trip.
PLEASE NOTE: Adults are required to supervise children at all times, especially in the pool.