IF you are one of those people who need to count sheep for help to get to sleep, then we have found the perfect place for you.
The Shearers Hall, on the 260-acre working sheep farm Wilga Station near Bathurst in central New South Wales, has just been transformed into a luxurious, five-bedroom country retreat with views of grazing sheep from every vantage point.
The convivial and relaxed property, once the hub of the Station during shearing season, now serves up a taste of iconic Australian history with style and sophistication.
They've kept the sheep shutes (under glass) and the old wool table now holds pride of place in the entertaining area. Ingredients for a gourmet hot breakfast are provided, making the most of great local produce.
Just 12 minutes from the historic city of Bathurst and 40 minutes from the food and wine country of Orange, Wilga Station has been home to the Keith family for three generations.
If you are travelling as a couple then Wilga Station's other accommodation option, the secluded little Farmers Hut, perched on top of a hill with incredible views, is a better choice.
Discreetly tucked away under its unique grass roof, the adults-only Hut is 100 percent off-grid and features a wood fireplace, king size bed, kitchenette, designer bathroom and a sheltered BBQ area.
Here your stay will include a complimentary antipasto platter, premium bottle of wine from a local vineyard and gourmet breakfast hamper.
Of course you can extend your trip to other farm stays in Central NSW including Girragirra Retreat with a garden kitchen and workshops (Forbes), The Shearing Shed Boutique Farmstay with friendly horses (Cowra), Cadogan Country House on a wagyu beef farm (Orange), and farm tours and pony rides at Barcoos Farmstays (Bathurst).
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