If you long for a weekend of seclusion, Lansallos at Bogee in the
is the perfect
Located in the isolated locality of Bogee, arriving at Lansallos is a big surprise. The anticipation and curiosity on reaching its doorstep is great.
This house is a four-bedroom elegant bed and breakfast accommodation oozing with modern elegance equalled by the majesty of the surrounding escarpment of the
— one of the largest enclosed
valleys in the world. Capertee Valley
Named after a small village on the south coast of
in Cornwall ,
Lansallos means “Church site of unknown name”. Guests who walked through the
large double doors into the “great hall” (the lounge, dining and reading room)
have said that it felt like a church inside. England
These thoughts are evoked because of Lansallos’ high ceilings and large windows, its calm and peaceful setting in a remote but exhilaratingly beautiful location. The magnificent views of the valley and canyons can be seen from Lansallos even if you’re inside the bedrooms or out in the patio.
The privacy of the bedrooms suite is totally complete - private bathroom with heated towel rail and L’Occitane toiletries provided, floor heating, ceiling fan, and TV/
DVD and clock radio for your own use.
A good night’s sleep is assured with the crisp white linen on the cosy Queen bed. The rooms are sound- proofed from the adjoining rooms. A full cooked breakfast is a treat to be remembered.
One of the bedrooms with a bathroom has wheelchair access.
This spacious contemporary home certainly offers privacy, high level of comfort and enough room to unwind, relax and forget the cares of the world.
bought the property in 1998. Bruce was a project manager with Sydney Water for
40 years while Donna was CEO of a Donna Upton
company building an operating retirement villages and independent living homes. Sydney
This couple’s professional experiences paved the way for taking on a project — building Lansallos as their country home and attaching to it a tourist accommodation.
“The place is so lovely that we wanted to share it to other people,”
reflecting on their change of heart.
They planted the first trees on Australia Day in 1998 but nothing of those trees survived the vagaries of the previous drought.
But perseverance, acquired gardening knowledge and support from Birds Australia volunteers, more plantings have seen a transformation of the property into an oasis of native trees and shrubs for rare birds and other wildlife frequenting the valley.
An architect was commissioned to design a purpose built bed and breakfast and because the waiting list for builders was two years,
became an owner builder and the construction finally began in September 2003.
“It wasn’t until we were well down the track with construction that we realised just how big the house was going to be,”
says. “The overall dimensions are approximately 31 metres long by 12 metres
wide with four bedrooms with bathrooms and a combined bedroom retreat for us.
Each bedroom has bathroom and a concrete patio and pergola.”
Bruce was overseeing the construction and managing
the sub-contractors on site, Donna was
looking after the exterior and interior colours, purchasing white goods,
commissioning bathroom and kitchen furniture, choosing lightings and looking
after the purse. Everything went well for this hardworking couple.
With all the expert help completed, everything went well for this hardworking couple who now call Lansallos their home out in the beautiful country.
Lansallos is one of the accommodations listed in the
Capertee Valley Discovery Trail of the Greater Blue Mountains Drive.
Source Mudgee Life magazine