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Baa baa black sheep, have you any bed? Staying in a sheep shearing shed

September 28, 2009

By Dian Hasan | September 26, 2009

What do you do with a sheep farm that has gone past its expiry date? As in what becomes of a 100-year old sheep shearing station set in a beautiful rolling countryside that no longer serves the original purpose of producing wool? The answer? It gets a new lease of life, and makes a come back as a unique Bed & Breakfast! Whispering Moon Cottage in New South Wales is a charming former sheep shearing, about a 3-hr drive from Sydney.

Australia of course has a deep tradition of wool production heritage, supplying the world’s needs for wool. And as time marches on, some sheep stations close down. Transformed into places like Whispering Moon Cottage, that together with its sister property Black Sheep Inn (on the same premises) makes for a unique stay amid New South Wales wine country.

The former shearers’ quarters has the essential ingredients of tranquility, simplicity and harmony with nature. The private and beautiful rural setting makes Whispering Moon Cottage a perfect getaway for one or two couples.

A covered patio with BBQ overlooks gum trees, the shearing shed, Molong Creek valley and rolling hills, the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine as the sun goes down.

There are two bedrooms each with a queen-sized bed, ensuite and stunning rural views.  Living, dining and kitchen areas are contained in one large room, with a centrally placed open fire. The cottage is heated and cooled by reverse cycle air conditioning. The fully self-contained kitchen includes an oven. A delicious gourmet breakfast hamper is provided for you to cook at your own convenience.

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