Redbrow Garden Guesthouse --- A unique Australian farmstay getaway near Canberra…
Our accommodation options include:
# Four (4) modern,spacious individual lakeside en suite rooms.
(Click on Bed and Breakfast page above)
# A large self contained 3 bedroom Garden Guesthouse
(Click on Garden Guesthouse page above)
All surrounded by an inspiring lakeside garden and wildlife refuge and described by some of our guests as:
'From exhausted soil and paddock to abundant ecologies, an example for us all and a priviledge to spend time here.'
R- Romantic Getaway
E- Evening sky filled with stars or lit up by the moon
D- Daffodils, Ducks on the lake, Dozing in front of the fire
B- Berries on the vine
R- Roaming Redbrow's bushland
O- Out of the hustle and bustle of the city of Canberra
W- When can we come again
Redbrow Garden is a multi award winning farmstay oasis between the Canberra suburb of Hall, on the outskirts of Australia’s National Capital, Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)and the Murrumbateman cool climate wine region. LOCATION LINK.
Located 20 minutes from Canberra, and close to many acclaimed wineries and gourmet restaurants, Redbrow Garden is an ideal retreat for discerning Australian and international visitors to the Canberra region.
Your hosts are David and Elisabeth Judge who have a lifetime of experiences in nursing, teaching, farming, hospitality, adventure travel operations and extensive international travel for work and pleasure including Asia, Europe, Africa , Papua New Guinea and volunteering on a Kibbutz in Israel in the 70's.
To avoid disappointment, please be sure that you are not looking for an international 5 star city hotel/motel experience, but a uniquely natural, tranquil, family owned rural retreat where the focus is on country hospitality and the overall environment we have created indoors and outdoors for your enjoyment and relaxation. If you are unsure of any aspect of your visit, please ask us before making a reservation.
Location map on 'Canberra location' page of this website. Do not rely totally on Google maps as information provided may not be current.Do not totally rely on GPS.Remember too that driving in rural areas is very different to driving in suburbia particularly in relation to distances, night driving, wildlife, local council and RTA controlled signage, fuel outlets, availability of food outlets and their opening and closing times, mobile phone reception etc.
Contact us: 02 62268166 email:
Inspection invited BY APPOINTMENT
Sorry, we do not always have facilities for dogs or cats. Refer to The Canberra B&B Network for alternatives. We have stable yards and paddocks for horses.
THINGS TO DO AND SEE
Redbrow Garden is a 20 minute drive through scenic farmland to Australia's national icons including the National Museum, Australian War Memorial and the National Gallery.It can also simply be the place for you to relax, rejuvenate and unwind. Take an early morning bushwalk to hear the songsters of the Australian bush, pick in season berries and fruit from the extensive garden or float silently amongst the reeds on the nearby lagoon. Lounge lazily with a good book in a garden nook, or converse with the farm's inquisitive alpacas, Pedro and Amigo who protect our sociable free range hens from the unsociable fox family who live nearby.
Visit the regions acclaimed cool climate wineries which produce an amazing selection of Reisling, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Voignier, Cabernet Sauvingnon and Merlot vintages.Canberra Wineries
or see what James Halliday thinks of the district's better wines. James Halliday's assessments.
Canberra Guided Tours
Half or Whole Day Tours
Click here for more information and contact details
Redbrow Garden does not currently have a restaurant however a guest lounge is available to guests as well as a garden BBQ area by the lake or you can dine at award winning regional restaurants and cafes nearby.If arriving after 7.30 pm (please advise us if that is the case),it is advisable to have dinner en route or utilise our guest lounge and BBQ as local dining options can be limited due to closing times, available tables etc. For additional information contact Poachers Pantry 62302487 Grazing 62368777 or The Green Herring 62302657 Other restaurants include 'The Cork Street Cafe' in Gundaroo 62368217, 'Springers Rest' in Murrumbateman 62275600, and 'Flints' at Shaws Winery 62275144.
If indulgence is the need, have your body and soul rewarded at the nearby Sustainable Day Spa.
The Fireside Festival is on again in August 2012
Whats on in Canberra link
Another Canberra Guide
Parents of children visiting or staying at Redbrow Garden should be aware that there are farm hazards to consider during your visit. Our large lake is a deep natural waterway and is not fenced. As a wildlife conservation area, the property is home to many species of birds, mammals and reptiles. Please ask us about any precautions necessary if you are unfamiliar with the Australian rural environment.
The Canberra and Capital region has an extraordinary selection of wines, cheeses, olive products, organic fruit and vegetables, smoked meats, chocolates, preserves, lavender products to name but a few.
Information on the Murrumbateman region, between Canberra and Yass on the Barton Highway can be found on the community website. Murrumbateman information
WEDDINGS AND OTHER FUNCTIONS
If you are looking for a truly 'natural' venue for that special occasion, we are sure you will be impressed by our very unique garden facilities for garden wedding ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties etc.(Sorry, our venue is not suitable for 18th and 21st birthday parties).We are located just 20 minutes from Canberra with award winning accommodation facilities also available in the garden. For further information or to arrange an inspection please contact David or Elisabeth at