DINGO DAM COTTAGE
If you wish to be more independent with your NSW farmstay, "Dingo Dam" cottage is just for you! This quaint cottage was the original dwelling on Wave Hill Station. It offers late 1800s style living - old iron beds, candles, wash stands, claw foot bath, pot belly stove and timber walls and floors.
Running hot water is always available using the "donkey system" where a slow fire burns beneath a water-filled 44-gallon drum.
Sleeping arrangements include one Queen size and one double bed (in individual rooms) and two single beds (which can zipper to make a queen bed).
Bring your own linen or hire is available.
Situated on "Dingo Dam", the cottage has a private jetty for fishing and swimming.
For your convenience a few luxuries have been installed such as flushing toilet, solar lighting, gas cooking facilities and a gas fridge. This makes this NSW farmstay accommodation rustic but comfortable!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Where is the cottage situated?
A. Overlooking Dingo Dam and approx 250 metres from The Homestead. 2WD access.
Q. What size is the cottage?
A. A small all timber settlers cottage circa late 1800’s consisting of 5 rooms – 2 bedrooms, dining room, kitchen, sitting area / 3rd bedroom with 2 single beds (which can be zippered to make another queen bed). Separate large bathroom.
Q What form of power is provided?
A. Solar lighting.
Q. How many bedrooms?
A. 2 bedrooms – one queen size and one double room, plus two single beds in the sitting/3rd bedroom (which can be zippered to make a queen size bed).
Q. How many people does it sleep?
A. Sleeps maximum of 6 people.
Q. What cooking facilities are provided?
A. Gas cooking, Gas BBQ and wood fired BBQ.
Q. Is there a fridge?
A. Yes there is a small caravan size gas fridge. Extra space is available in the Station’s cool room.
Q. How is hot water provided for the shower and kitchen sink?
A. Light a small fire for continuous hot water under a 44 gallon drum. During warm weather no fire is needed as the water heats up naturally from the sun. Wood is provided.
Q. Is there any heating in winter?
A. A pot belly stove provides warmth which permeates through the whole cottage.
Q. Do we need to bring cooking utensils etc?
A. Cutlery and crockery and cooking utensils are provided.
Q. Do we need to bring linen etc?
A. Yes, bring linen, towels, pillows and in cool weather a doona or blankets.
Q. Are dogs allowed?
A. Dogs are allowed as long as they are strictly supervised and not allowed to wander.