Going Stir Crazy? Lack of Personal Space? Need some Social Distancing?
Going Stir Crazy? Lack of Personal Space? Need some Social Distancing?
For so long we have had it so good. We didn’t even realise it. Even with the trauma of the firey summer we still had a stable society on the other side of the flames to fall back on. We were all longing for the smoky, hot summer to go so we could get back to return to our favourite holiday spot, or look forward to our overseas holiday. Now the world seems topsy-turvy and we are all caught in the middle of this craziness.
Hard as it may be right now, we are so very lucky to be living in Australia. We have an abundance of fresh air and millions of hectares of land and sea around us. We have larger houses than many countries and we have gardens, parks, forests and beaches to roam. Research shows that being around nature reduces fear and anxiety, and increases feelings of happiness and peace. In fact psychologists have found that hospital patients with a natural view from their bed actually recover quicker than those who don’t have a view. So a dose of the countryside may help you get through these stressful times.
This crazy moment in our lives is our carpe diem ‘seize the day’ moment. We can’t go to football games or concerts, but we can take this moment to get back to what is most important in our lives. The ones we love. But sometimes it’s hard to relax and unwind at home, too many distractions, hard to get out of the rut, and that’s why we have holidays. You may not be able to go overseas, but now is a good time to find a quiet little town with some self-contained accommodation and have some good old fashioned quality time – walks in the countryside, reading books, sitting in the autumn sun, enjoying hot chocolate by the by a real wood fire. Isolate yourself. Far from the madding crowd. Relax and rejuvenate. Reconnect with nature. Enjoy the serenity. Breathe in that fresh air.
Multi Australian and NSW Tourism Award winning Crystal Creek Meadows in Kangaroo Valley is one such oasis. Two hours from Sydney and Canberra and a million miles from worry. After 17 years of offering guests the very highest quality of self-contained accommodation and with professional staff, you can be reassured protecting your health is our utmost priority.
With 16 acres of beautiful lush gardens and countryside on the property you can be assured you will have plenty of time to be outside and enjoy the fresh air and space. There is a 15 minute one kilometre walk to enjoy past the orchard, along the creek, over the footbridge, through the cherry blossom tree tunnel and back to your private cottage. A lovely way to socially distance yourself from the rush of the city.
Crystal Creek Meadows cottages also have a full kitchen so you can bring your own, or we order a breakfast basket and afternoon tea. We strongly support our fabulous local businesses and cottages are stocked with ready-made Berihurikari Indian meals, local wines from Tertini in the Southern Highlands and Two Figs Winery in Berry, and tasty Kangaroo Valley Olives and Tapenades and crackers so there is no need to step foot off the property. We also support our fabulous local restaurants like the superb Jing Jo Thai who offer authentic takeaway.
We would like to reassure you at this time that we have very stringent policies to protect all our guests and staff.
Steps we take to ensure you enjoy a wonderful healthy holiday are:
– All cottages are cleaned thoroughly with hospital grade antiseptic (applied to surfaces, including door handles and reception area). We have also used the powerful essential oil lemon-scented tea tree as a natural disinfectant for the past 15 years.
– Linen and towels are laundered under Australian hospitality guidelines (temperatures exceed 75c)
– Antibacterial hand wash is located in every cottage and sanitiser in reception
– All staff have been briefed to implement our procedures and to take personal care using disposable gloves
– We only have four cottages across 16 acres so you enjoy a fully private self-contained accommodation with no contact with any other guests
– You can enjoy an abundance of fresh healthy air on the property and on the walking tracks and picturesque bike routes
– Guests are welcome to self check-in and check-out if they prefer, however we are available to assist you in Reception or on the property at all times and abide by social distance recommendations.
Since our cottages are self-contained, professionally cleaned, and located on our regenerated property you have maximum privacy, a healthy place to relax with an abundance of nature. More on the Australian Government Department of Health advice [https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert].
Holidays are an important de-stress opportunity for you and your family which you can enjoy here at Crystal Creek Meadows with peace of mind. The tranquil healthy environment of Kangaroo Valley that will help you nurture your wellness. We look forward to offering our multi- award-winning hospitality to you in 2020.
Crystal Creek Meadows- your health matters to us
Crystal Creek Meadows is hidden away in the magnificently beautiful Kangaroo Valley. With a little quaint village of under 500, we are blessed with all the essentials for a relaxing and rejuvating stay. Enjoy the fresh air and wide open spaces with views off to the rainforest escarpment. Kangaroo Valley is just 2 hours from Sydney or Canberra so easily reached. Our cottages are completely self contained so you have peace of mind in this crazy time, and our staff is always onsite should you require anything. Cottages also come with breakfast options and all cooking ingredients, plus in house dinners and wines so you never have to set foot from your private oasis. Crystal Creek Meadows has wood fires and baths, and king size beds. We also have two family cottages for those escaping the city with little ones.Two hours from Sydney and Canberra and a million miles from worry.
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"Every detail has been covered by the hosts here, could not have asked for more. We were looking for a break away to unwind & we were amazed at the Billabong Cottage - absolute bliss."
Nerida, September 2019
"This place is truly spectacular! You must experience this, don’t look anywhere else, Crystal Creek Meadows will truly blow you away."
Daniel, Sydney – October 2017
"From the moment we booked and received our welcome kit, right through to the minute we left, we both fell in love with Crystal Creek Meadows. Many things in life help to bring couples closer together and this little gem certainly did that for Jen and I. We truly thank Crystal Creek Meadows for giving this to us."
Steve and Jenni, February 2020
"This is the reason we call this place heaven on Earth. It is one place we can truly relax and indulge. Thanks again for providing all of those special little touches."
Mark & Jacques, March 2017
"I've run out of words to describe how lovely Chris and Sophie are, how amazing the property is, how endearing the animals are (the wildlife, the chooks, Bertie), how wonderful the Luxe, Calme et Volupté was, so am wholescale plagiarising Horace."
Jon, December 2019
"Three days in my little cottage was truly not enough time. Do yourself a favour and stay here. I know I'll be back."
Zulug, Sydney – July 2017
"Crystal Creek Meadows is a perfect place to stay. It gets our top score for supporting the community by offering lots of local produce in the Deluxe Package food hamper and ensuring that their impact on the environment is only positive, showing others that you don’t have to compromise luxury to be eco-friendly."
Ali, January 2020
"We definitely recommend Crystal Creek Meadows to everyone, it is beautiful and peaceful. It was the perfect place to wind down and enjoy the company of your partner. Thank you for having us, this get away was everything I had hoped for and more!"
Alison, December 2019
"Best choice in Kangaroo Valley - all the cottages are magnificent. Very comfortable, warm and spotlessly clean. An absolute gem."
David & Lyn – September 2017
"We were greeted warmly by the lovely hosts and given some great tips on where to go for beautiful hikes & to spot wombats (which we did!) the grounds are gorgeous with chickens roaming around freely & beautiful bird life. It’s just a gorgeous spot in the heart of the Kangaroo Valley with lovely hosts who are caring & attentive. Can’t recommend it enough!"
Linda, August 2019
"My 4 sisters and I took our Mum to Crystal Creek Meadows for a 3 day getaway.
We were so impressed with the beautiful cottages and surrounds.
Sophie made sure we were well stocked with breakfast goods and was happy to accommodate us with any of our wishes. Loved everything."
Jeffrey, September 2019
"Quality, Quality, quality. Nothing short of 5 star! Five of us ladies had the most beautiful weekend. Everything was top notch. From accommodation, to food, to gifts and all inclusions. The place is tranquil, and Sophie is most friendly, welcoming and hospitable. I have stayed twice now, and will be back for a third time. Can't wait for my next stay."
Tanya, August 2019
"Loved our stay at this placed. Spent a night in the Billabong Cottage. The eco-friendly set up of Crystal Creek Meadows was refreshing and did not mean sacrificing any luxuries one wants. The real fireplace was perfect for a winter’s stay."
Maryse, July 2019
"Fantastic stay! Absolutely beautiful location, stunning gardens, delicious local produce. We could not have been any happier, would highly recommend."
Erin, December 2019
"Not a detail was missed. A gorgeous place to unwind and relax."
Anna, Sydney – September 2017
"This place is just amazing, everything has been thought of. It's comfortable, clean, a beautiful greeting and friendly welcome. Loving it! Thank you for creating such a beautiful space."
Christine, Sydney – November 2016
"What I loved most was the tranquility, quietness and peace of the place. It allowed me to relax and enjoy the serenity of Crystal Creek Meadows. I would go back in a heartbeat."
Amy, December 2019
"I decided to spoil myself and stay at Crystal Creek Meadows, and I can truly say it was the best decision ever! I was travelling on my own however I felt safe and comfortable here. I stayed I'm the Jolly Jumbuck which was absolutely gorgeous! The views were amazing, going to sleep and waking up to the sound of nature was exactly what I needed."
Joulihana, February 2019
"Perfect place for relaxing and unwinding especially with the one you love. Everything was amazing... such a beautiful spot and will definitely be back."
Linda, Sydney – October 2017
"We took the bikes for a ride to the river and loved listening to the kookaburras and tree frogs at dusk. "
Liz, June 2019
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