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The rotating house was designed and built by it’s present owner, Luke Everingham in 2006. It is octagonal in shape and surrounded by a circular exterior verandah the whole house and verandah turn 360 degrees each way. There is a fixed extended deck that does not turn with the house and is always on the riverside of the property with an outdoor sitting area. A touch screen in the dining room controls the rotation. This allows one to take advantage of the seasonal changes, like following or avoiding the sun, moving the lounge-room to catch the breeze or perhaps you would like to take advantage of the views like waking up with the river in view, dining by the riverside just to name a few.

A full 360-degree rotation takes approx. 45minutes so you can hardly notice you are moving.

The house is fully equipped with:

  • 5 Bedrooms (3 King Size and 5 Double Sofa beds)
  • Main bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Sleeps up to 16
  • Top quality linen provided
  • All rooms have direct access to verandah and views
  • Indoor fire place
  • 50” Plasma TV
  • Hi-Fi system (CD/DVD/iPod connectivity)
  • Fully equipped kitchen (crockery / glasses / cookware)
  • 2 x Fridge / Freezers
  • Ice Dispenser
  • Laundry – Washing Machine / Dryer
  • 1 x Bath, 3 x toilets, 2 x showers
  • 4 x Lounging areas
  • Study – with large desk, PC connected to internet & upright piano
  • Formal Dining area
  • Collection of Books, DVD’s & board games
  • Lighting Automation
  • In-wall controls for house rotation
  • Variable Hot Water control

 BEDROOMS

  • Bedroom 1 – King bed, Double Sofa bed, ensuite
  • Bedroom 2 – King bed, Double sofa bed
  • Bedroom 3 – King bed, Double sofa bed
  • Bedroom 4 / Office – Double Sofa
  • Bedroom 5 / Observatory – Double Sofa

All beds are prepared with top quality 5 star hotel grade linen

KITCHEN

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The kitchen is an extremely practical and functional design. It is very well appointed, easy to navigate and enjoyable to cook in. It is fully equipped with pots, pans, utensils, cutlery, crockery, glasses, cups, Gas Stove – 900mm 5 burner cook-top and convection oven, Dishwsher, Fridge, Freezer – and some of the basics for cooking (salt, pepper, dried herbs, oil and a few other bits & pieces)

STUDY / OFFICE

The Study is the same size as the bedrooms and has a PC connected to the Internet ready to use. There is large open desk for those that have some work to squeeze in and an upright piano for those musical moments. This room doubles up as Bedroom 4 when needed.

OBSERVATORY

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The observatory on the top floor is the perfect getaway room with 360 degree windows looking out to the beautiful bush landscape, a comfy lounge setting makes for a perfect chill out / reading room. The observatory is also a multipurpose area with a TV/DVD mounted to the lower wall & 4 bar stools with a dry bar table – great for an afternoon drink overlooking the valley. The observatory doubles up as Bedroom 5 when needed.

BATHROOMS

The main bathroom is spacious and luxurious boasting bath & separate shower recess, toilet and vanity. There is an ensuite off the main bedroom. An outside toilet is accessed directly off the verandah.

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THE VERY GREEN & BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE

Our property is stunning as we are in the middle of the Manning Valley – our property is like a big pie shape as the Nowendoc river wraps around us like a semicircle. Giving us 850 mtrs of natural river frontage.. The river is fresh water and is so refreshing to swim in. The width of the river varies but can be as wide as 50mtr in some places. It is so tranquil and will make you feel at peace with nature. Spend the day on the banks of the river – take some camping chairs have a camp fire.

Our property is 40 acres on size and we run a stud of Santa Gertrudis cattle. We have several paddocks and also agist the neighbouring lands – our cattle are free to roam just as nature intended, eating only the fresh grass. It is very relaxing to sit back on the rotating house verandah while the house slowing moves and enjoy watching the cattle in their natural habitat.

We also have 2 horses on the property which are never to far from sight, you will most likely see Kangaroos and Wallabies passing by and a huge array of birdlife especially eagles and kookaburras.

A TRULY UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN HOLIDAY

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Privacy
  • Outdoor dining area over looking river
  • Energy Neutral Solar Powered property
  • 850 mtr River frontage
  • River perfect for swimming (fresh water)
  • Fishing in the river
  • Kayaking / Rowing
  • Outdoor Gas BBQ
  • Many bush-walking, mountain bike tracks
  • Secure House paddock
  • Beautiful Australian Landscapes
  • Santa Gertrudis Cattle Stud
  • Horses
  • An abundance of Australian Wildlife (Kangaroos & Wallabies)
  • Fully Equipped Music Studio (in separate building) – prior approval and an additional fee required

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PRIVATE RIVER ACCESS – enjoy the river with friends and family all to yourselves

RIVER TUBE RIDE…

There is a very cool thing to do.. the neighbouring camping ground (3km up the road) offer a tube ride – where they take you upstream and you float down the river on a tube – this only costs a few dollars and is highly recommended. (not available in peak holiday times)

GOLF…

2 golf courses exist within 40min drive Wingham and Taree courses.

MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDING…

Bring your mountain bikes.. there is a 5 km round trip around our property – mostly tracked ..lots of fun.. safe for the little ones. a few hills..but not too bad.. 🙂

WALKING TRACK…

Proper footwear required.. there are many great walking tracks.. you can explore and make your own.. get creative and follow the river bank and you will find some very cool places downstream…

KAYAKING…

We provide Kayaks for your enjoyment. a single and a double kayak at present. when the river not low you can kata to TIRI bridge approx 10km downstream.. or you can explore in the Kayak around the property. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We have a range of sizes of life jackets available.

SWIMMING…

The temperature of river is perfect for swimming most of the year (September to May). The river is wide and deep. Although never is it safe to dive into a river.

FISHING…

With the correct bait (prawns) there is a great chance you could catch dinner.. BYO fishing equipment.

WILDLIFE WATCHING…

BYO binoculars.. there is a very high chance you will be seeing a huge range unique Australian wildlife from Wallabies, Kangaroos to Wedge-tailed eagles.. See a side of Australia that is missing in modern life..

CAMPFIRES…

There is a set up out door fire pit not too far from the house that is perfect for the GLAMPERS out there.. Sit round the campfire with a wine at night enjoying the lovely outdoors and stars, the kids will love this also as they can road marshmallows – then when you are finished take a few steps and you are inside the house with all the modern cons.. Also when there are no fire bans in place you are welcome to have a camp fire down by the river.

PLUS MORE..

SOME LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

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We welcome Dogs & Horses to Longview Farm & offer FREE on-site “pet friendly” services as listed below;

PRIOR APPROVAL IS REQUIRED

VACCINATIONS

All animal vaccinations must be up to date and supported with a certificate from the vet before we can allow them to stay at our property.

Dogs must also be treated for fleas no later than 1 week prior to arrival.

DOGS

  • Maximum of 2 visiting dogs
  • Dogs can be accommodated in the paddock surrounding the rotating house; this paddock is secured by an electric fence. There is plenty of undercover areas outdoors available for them to sleep
  • Dogs are NOT ALLOWED inside the house at all.
  • Guests need to ensure current vaccinations are in place.
  • Guests need to bring food required, & must clean up the areas occupied by their animals before departure.
  • Dogs must be of a good nature, & expected to be comfortable in the area provided without excessive whining / barking such as might disturb surrounding properties.
  • Guests should bring a favoured toy, blanket & ample bedding.
  • Guests need to bring food required, & must clean up the areas occupied by their animals before departure.
  • A number of conditions apply and need to be agreed to in writing prior to your stay; for example dogs are not allowed inside the rotating house and dogs must be kept on a leash when outside the rotating house paddock.

HORSES

  •  Maximum of 4 visiting horses
  • You can enjoy riding the beautiful surrounding countryside, be close to participate at local events & country shows.
  • Yarding of horses is effected in our well-sheltered cattle yards. The yards are constructed with a 5 rail gal’ pipe and holding paddocks are post and rail electric fence. – Water troughs available – easy access & ample parking for horse floats.
  • Guests will be required to indemnify us for any damages to property, for any excess cleaning required, &/or in regard to injuries to any persons. A minimum $400 bond is required against such eventualities.
  • Guests need to bring food required, & must clean up the areas occupied by their animals before departure.

OVERALL CONDITIONS

Prior approval is required for all visiting animals.

A written contract must be completed before bringing your animal to Longview.

We reserve the right to require that any un-acceptable animal be removed from our property & without any compensation being payable. We will not accept any liability for injuries sustained by animals whilst visiting Longview Farm.

and remember, our pet friendly services are FREE !

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“My family and I spent one of our most memorable Christmas’s at The Rotating House. Luke and Leanne made sure we had everything we needed to comfortably accommodate all 12 of us. It was great to ‘get away from it all’ and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mountains and swim and kayak in the river. Highly recommended!!” –

Baumann Family, Balmain NSW

“The rotating house at Longview Farm is a beautifully appointed, unique property set on the banks of the Nowendoc River. We loved being able to spin the living area to wherever we wanted to suit the mood and really felt completely relaxed up there.”

Paul & Yen with Adam & Ella  (age 4 and 2) Ashfield, NSW

“What a moving experience it was, to holiday at The Rotating House, a country retreat located in the beautiful Manning Region. The property abounds with peace, tranquility and the sounds of the abundant bird life underscored by sounds of the rapid at the river. What a buzz it was. With spectacular open plan living and dining area, spacious kitchen, three king size bedrooms and a wood heater fire place which was fantastic on the cooler nights to sit in front of with a book and a glass of wine. If you’re looking for relaxation and comfort and somewhere to chill out, then this is the place for you. We had a relaxing time and were more than satisfied with the amenities on offer; we drove up from the southern suburbs of Sydney an easy drive it was too. A big thumbs up for The Rotating House!”

Paul and Bev, Loftus NSW Australia

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BEDDING

There are 8 beds in total. 3 x King Beds and 5 x Double Sofas. They are arranged as follows:

  • Bedroom 1- King Bed, Double Sofa & Ensuite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 – King Bed & Double Sofa
  • Bedroom 3 – King Bed & Double Sofa
  • Bedroom 4 / Study – Double Sofa
  • Bedroom 5 / Observatory – Double Sofa

Bedrooms 1,2,3,4 are all King size rooms, Bedroom 5 is the whole upstairs section house

PLEASE NOTIFY US WHAT BEDS YOU LIKE TO BE MADE FOR YOUR STAY.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

  • Basic essentials
  • Linen / Towels / Blankets
  • Fully equipped kitchen / Laundry
  • Boards Games / DVD’s / Books / Magazines

FOOD

Although we provide some very basic complimentary jams and spreads you will need to bring your own food for your stay.

For those travellers unable to bring their own food – we can arrange a food hamper for your stay – for the price of the food and a $150 fee.

GETTING THERE

CAR
All roads are sealed 4 hours from Sydney No special vehicle requirements
PLANE
Fly to Taree Airport 40 mins from Taree Transportation needs to be arranged
TRAIN
Catch train to Wingham 30 mins from Wingham Transportation needs to be arranged
HELICOPTER
Get dropped to our door Prior approval required Contact Us

SHOES

We recommend proper footwear when walking around the property (no thongs). We also recommend river shoes for swimming in the river (available at BigW for under $10 a pair). We have a strict no shoe policy for when inside the house.

CLOTHING

If you intend on going bushwalking we strongly advise you to cover your legs in full for safety against insects / spiders / snakes.

SUN SMART

The Australian sun can be very harsh and we recommend you bring a high UV protectant Sunscreen/ Hat and sunglasses for when outdoors.

FARM HAZARDS

  • As with any environment there are many hazards on a farm. Wild life and domestic animals, flora and fauna and electric fences. The hazards are there but a common sense approach will prevent any injury and determine the difference between adventure and injury.
  • Please note that our fences are electric – please notify us if anyone staying has a medical condition that may be severely affected by electric shock. E.g. Pace makers.
  • Children are not permitted beyond the house paddock without adult supervision.
  • Please do not run but walk around the animals.
  • Do not crowd farm animals; a cow with a small calf at foot is very protective and will charge if it feels threatened, so give them plenty of room.
  • Children are free to roam within the house paddock – however adult supervision is suggested.
  • River activities – require adult supervision and if using a kayak – life jackets are to be worn at all times.
  • When making your way around the property please ensure all gates are closed OR open as you found them.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times on the property.
  • Shoes are not to be worn inside the house.
  • No admittance under the rotating house.
  • Do not place any objects like chairs, car doors, etc in the path of the rotating house
  • Please be conscience and turn off all lights when not in use.

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** Basic essentials given on arrival include:

  • coffee & tea
  • personal soaps
  • couple of toilet rolls
  • bin liners
  • dishwashing detergent
  • salt &  pepper
  • sugar & herbs

your accommodation is self contained and as such you need to supply all items you would require in running your own home.

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Booking Conditions

  • Please note house sleeps a maximum of 16 people
  • Cash/ Direct debit/ Paypal or Credit cards payments accepted
  • An advanced deposit of 50% is required to secure your reservation
  • 2.9% surcharge applies to all credit card & Paypal payments
  • A copy of our terms and conditions form need to be signed and returned prior to your arrival
  • Final payment is due 21 days prior to your arrival

 Changes to our Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to alter any of the Terms and Conditions stated in this waiver without prior notice.

Clothing

If you intend on going bushwalking, you do so at your own risk. We strongly advise you to fully cover your legs and feet for your own safety.

Cleaning & Breakages

The house will be cleaned prior to your arrival. Some basic cleaning products will be provided at the commencement of your stay. The house should be left in a similar state to that of arrival, with the exception of linen and towels, which will be changed when, you depart. We supply you with some cleaning products, a mop, bucket / cleaning sponges, a broom / dust-pan to enable you to keep the place clean during your stay. You may need to replenish these cleaning products during your stay.

The Property must be left in a clean and tidy condition.  All furniture and furnishings must be left in the position they were in when you arrived. The property should be vacated on time and secured. All windows and doors are to be locked, all electrical appliances switched off.

All breakages, damages, lost or missing items are the tenant’s responsibility during the stay, and must be paid for, plus time & effort involved, with the charge made against your credit card to cover replacement or repair costs, but not limited to.

Changes and Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations greater than 28 days of arrival date – no refund on deposit
  • Cancellations less than 28 days – no refund on full accomodation cost.
  • Rescheduling booking greater than 2 months – incurs no cost
  • Rescheduling booking less than 2 months – incurs $150 administration fee
  • All rescheduled bookings just be rescheduled within 12 months

Changes to Dates

Once we have confirmed your booking, we will accept changes received from you within 48 hours of the initial booking. We will endeavour to accommodate any changes outside of this time, however due to occupancy, this cannot be guaranteed. Changes cannot be made on the day of your stay and full advanced deposit amount (50% of full fee) is required. We reserve the right to refuse accommodation if the payment is not made in full (see Changes & Cancellations).

No refund will be granted in case of early departure during your stay. Travel insurance should be sought to protect you against any unforeseen changes to your travel plans.

Farm Hazards

  • As with any environment there are many hazards on a farm. Wildlife and domestic animals, flora and fauna and electric fences. Hazards are apparent but a common sense approach will prevent any injury and determine the difference between adventure and injury.
  • Please note that our fences are electric – please notify us if anyone staying has any medical conditions that may be affected by shock.
  • Children are not permitted beyond the house yard without adult supervision.
  • Please do not run but walk around the animals.
  • Do not crowd farm animals; a cow with a small calf at foot is very protective and will charge if it feels threatened, so give them plenty of room.
  • Children are free to roam within the house paddock – however adult supervision is suggested.
  • Minors must be supervised at all times.
  • When making your way around the property please ensure all gates are closed OR open as you found them.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times on the property.
  • Shoes are not to be worn inside the house.
  • No admittance under the rotating house.
  • Do not place any objects like chairs, car doors, etc in the path of the rotating house
  • Please be conscience and turn off all lights when not in use.

Goods kept at the property

We are not liable under any circumstances for loss, theft or damage to your property/ belongings, or personal injury. We advise you to purchase travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances such as injury and/ or loss/ damage to your personal belongings. The security of the house, it’s contents and your personal belongings are your responsibility during the rental period.

Goods left at the property

If items are not claimed within 14 days they will be given to a local charity. If you want items posted back to you, there is a Cash on Delivery TBA charge incurred.

Issues during your stay

From time to time items may break or get damaged through normal wear and tear. We will endeavour to repair or replace these items as soon as possible during your stay, however we cannot guarantee rectification of any incidents during your stay due to external factors e.g. trades person availability, weekend and public holiday operating periods etc.

Key Collection

Keys are to be collected by the nominated person on the booking agreement application. Credit card and Identification (Australian Driver’s License or valid passport). If you’re unable to collect the key in person you may nominate another person from your group to collect the key and will also be required to provide the required documentation.

The signed check-in form remains the property of The Rotating House at Longview Farm.

The use of furniture inside Rotating House

It is a breach of security bond in full if any often following occurs:

  • Moving any of the furniture inside the Rotating House expect for dining chairs.
  • We provide a maximum of 8 beds (3x King and 5x Double sofa) – using any other part of the furniture as a bed is a breach of the T&C and hence loss of security bond in full

Extra Guests

It is a breach of the Terms and conditions to have additional guests stay at Rotating House without the consent of the the owners. To do so will result in a fee of $400 per adult and $200 per child.

Occupancy 

The number of Guests should not exceed the number stated on the booking confirmation notice or subsequently agreed in writing or e-mail. Fees will apply for excess guests not agreed with the owners in advance in writing, and may result in termination of rental in severe cases. Total guests will also need to be in compliance with the State Fire and Safety Laws.

 Pets Visiting Longview Farm

  • Prior approval is required for visiting dogs
  • All animals vaccinations must be up to date and supported with a certificate from the vet before we can allow them to stay at our property.
  • Dogs must also be treated for fleas no later than 1 week prior to arrival
  • All visiting horses must have their Hendra virus vaccinations up to date and relevant documentation
  • Maximum of 2 visiting dogs
  • Dogs can be accommodated in the paddock surrounding the rotating house; this paddock is secured by an electric fence. There is plenty of undercover areas outdoors available for them to sleep
  • Dogs are NOT ALLOWED inside the house at all.
  • Guests need to bring food required, & must clean up the areas occupied by their animals before departure.
  • Dogs must be of a good nature, & expected to be comfortable in the area provided without excessive whining / barking such as might disturb surrounding properties.
  • Guests should bring a favoured toy, blanket & ample bedding.
  • Guests need to bring food required, & must clean up the areas occupied by their animals before departure.
  • A number of conditions apply and need to be agreed to in writing prior to your stay; for example dogs are not allowed inside the rotating house and dogs must be kept on a leash when outside the rotating house paddock.
  • Maximum of 4 visiting horses
  • You can enjoy riding the beautiful surrounding countryside, be close to participate at local events & country shows.
  • Yarding of horses is effected in our well-sheltered cattle yards. The yards are constructed with a 5 rail gal’ pipe and holding paddocks are post and rail electric fence. – Water troughs available – easy access & ample parking for horse floats.
  • Guests will be required to indemnify us for any damages to property, for any excess cleaning required, &/or in regard to injuries to any persons. A minimum $400 bond is required against such eventualities.
  • Guests need to bring food required, & must clean up the areas occupied by their animals before departure.
  • Prior approval is required for all visiting animals.
  • A written contract must be completed before bringing your animal to Longview.
  • We reserve the right to require that any un-acceptable animal be removed from our property & without any compensation being payable. We will not accept any liability for injuries sustained by animals whilst visiting Longview Farm.

River Hazards

  • Swimming in the river is at your own risk and should be done with extreme care
  • No diving into the river at any time
  • Children must be supervised at all times when in or near river by a responsible adult
  • No swimming whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Life jackets to be used when if using any water craft.
  • No Swimming in the river when in flood

Security Bond

The security bond $1000 per booking is also required at the same time the balance is due, but is not limited to, any outstanding charges, and/ or the repair or replacement value of damage or loss to the property regardless of the amount. You are also liable for any time and effort involved in replacing or repairing any item that has been damaged or lost / stolen. The security bond may also be used to cover any additional cleaning costs (see “Cleaning Fees”). The security bond cannot be used for any part of the tariff during the stay. The security bond is refunded within 14 days subject to the terms and conditions being met.

Self-Catering accommodation

Our accommodation is self-catering. All the facilities to cook & clean yourself during your stay are provided for your use. It is your responsibility to keep the house clean. We provide you with some cleaning products.
We also supply you with an initial amount of soap, toilet paper and washing detergent. However once that runs out, it is the responsibility of the occupier to replenish.

Shoes

  • We recommend proper footwear when walking around the property (no thongs). We also recommend river shoes for swimming in the river (available at BigW for under $10 a pair).
  • We have a strict no shoe policy for when inside the house.

Sun Smart

The Australian sun can be very harsh and we recommend you bring a high UV protectant Sunscreen/ Hat and sunglasses for when outdoors.

What is included in your accommodation cost?

  • Bed linen and blankets – extra linen available on request
  • Towels, bath mat & hand towels
  • Some essential toiletries – soap, shampoo, conditioner.
  • All kitchen/cooking and dining utensils
  • Some basic cooking supplies – Salt, Pepper, sugar, dried herbs.
  • Basic cleaning products (Broom, detergents & soaps, etc)
  • Water cartage, electricity and gas
  • A small selection of DVDs, books, games & magazines