The McPhillamys looked at their old chook barn and realised, even in its feathery broken-down state, it was too good for the hens. Now it is a model guesthouse, self-contained and separated from their own house by a neat old apple orchard laden with autumnal fruit.
Thankfully, no Laura Ashley bomb has exploded indoors. Classic objects like an old Shelvador fridge, original Ricard ashtray, chunky Edwardian porcelain wash basin, scratchy window panes and a straightforward wooden kitchen table featured instead.
The one double bed upstairs in the spacious sky-lit loft is wonderfully comfortable. The fully equipped kitchen means you can stay in and cook up a storm, using all the local produce.
Gulgong lists 170 sites of historical interest including the unique Henry Lawson Centre, The Prince of Wales Opera House (1871), the Reedy Creek Inn (1851) and the acclaimed Gulgong Pioneer Museum (1873). Gulgong enjoys both National Trust and Heritage Council classification.
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