Northern Rivers Red Rattler Trains near Kingscliff

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Farm stay hosted by Vicki

  1. 7 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
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Northern Rivers, Tweed Valley, Murwillumbah, Mt. Warning Area
AN EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED!
Imagine staying in these 2 lovingly restored 1928 Red Rattlers, with no other guests. For families, groups of friends, train enthusiasts, absolutely everyone.
Whether you are from the generation who want to relive their memories of these historic trains or are younger and have never set foot in a Red Rattler, this is an experience you will never forget.

The space
You will be staying in two restored 1928 Red Rattler Train Carriages. You are not sharing with other guests, you are booking the entire place, including both train carriages, front verandah, central deck, separate toilet, separate shower and the surrounding gardens and car park. No stairs to negotiate - wheel chair friendly with ramp.

Carriage - C3261
Situated at one end of the first train carriage there is a kitchen which focuses on coffee, tea and other refreshments. There is a single sink and a bar fridge in this kitchen, plus a vast array of cups and mugs, tea pots, coffee pod machine, wine glasses, regular glasses and more.

The centre of this carriage is the lounge, with large comfy lounges, TV & BlueRay Player and a large selection of DVDs, and two restored iron day beds. The carriage is light and airy, to take in the view of the gardens, with privacy blinds if needed. The carriage has air-conditioning, plus there are two ceiling fans in the lounge, and one in the coffee kitchen.

The opposite end of this carriage is a bedroom with a lovely old Queen Size Iron Bed, beautiful linen, and curtains and blinds all around for privacy when needed.

As you exit this carriage, there is a very large deck which links the two carriages, so when you exit any of the four double doors, you step directly onto the deck. This deck is covered by 3 large shade sails with camphor laurel tables with bench seats. So you have the option to dine inside the carriage or outside on the deck. Leading off the deck are toilet & vanity in one room, and shower & vanity in a seperate room. All areas - carriages, decks, toilet & shower are wheel chair accessible.

Carriage - C3255
As you enter the second train carriage there is another kitchen at one end. This one is set up as the cooking hub. There is a double sink, and stainless bench top for food preparation. There is a large fridge, and a small free standing bench top oven with 2 hotplates. We also provide you with an electric frypan, electric Wok, blender, electric waffle maker, crock pot, toaster, kettle and more. Plus a large variety of crockery, cutlery, utensils etc.

This carriage also has airconditioning. The centre of this carriage is still fitted with original train seats, which have been positioned in 3 groups where the seats face each other, with a camphor laurel table top between the seats. This is such a quaint place to dine, the children will love it... and so will the adults! There are a variety of board games, plus children toys and books in this carriage so you can enjoy some family fun and games. There is also an old piano, for those who know how to play. Can you see the family gathered around the piano, having a sing song... fantastic!

The opposite end of this carriage has a beautiful old timber double bed. From this bedroom you can walk into the drivers carriage with wheel still in place and this area has a set of drawers and can be used as a dressing room.

It took the owner a total of 4 years to restore these carriages, as they were completely derelict and considered un-restorable by most people!

You can also enjoy sitting around the fire pit and toasting marshmallows.

The train carriages are located in a very private position, on a quiet country road, with paddocks all around. You will look out and see horses and cows and lovely country in all directions. A caretaker lives on another part of the property and if all house rules are adhered to you will not see him :-)

If you are travelling around by caravan, and want an experience in the Rattlers, there is plenty of space to safely park your van during your stay, and ample space go turn your caravan or motorhome around.

We know you will LOVE it here.
An experience of a lifetime and not to be missed!

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Mountain view
Valley view
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
40" HDTV
AC - split type ductless system
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
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Where you’ll be

Dungay, New South Wales, Australia

The Red Rattlers are located just 5 minutes from Murwillumbah, in the beautiful Tweed Valley. Just a short drive to the foot of Mt Warning, the sleepy little town of UKI, Crystal Creek, the Natural Arches, the Tweed Art Gallery, Clarrie Hall Dam, and the charming town of Murwillumbah. A short drive takes you to the riverside town of Tumbulgum with gorgeous cafes and the local Tavern, plus the newly opened Husk Distillery.

A 25 minute drive will take you to fantastic shopping in Tweed City with fantastic Cinema complex (all recliners), vast dining options and shopping, shopping, shopping. For an old style cinema experience check out the Cinema in Murwillumbah, a blast from the past!

If the beach is your thing, a 25 minute drive will get you across to a number of beaches, beautiful inlets and great walks.

Far too many things to list here... so much to see... so little time!
Check out a few suggestions in our Guidebook. If you have trouble accessing it, once booked, message so we can email you a link.

Hosted by Vicki

  1. Joined in November 2015
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Terranora has been our home for the past 19 years. I live on the property with my husband of 49 years. We love to travel, and have travelled all over the world, and plan to do a lot more in the future. However when we live in such a beautiful place, it is tempting to never go anywhere!

We are an easy going couple, with 3 grown children and 5 grand children. We started with AirBNB by adding our self contained apartment as it wasn't being used, and have since added a second Guest House on the property. We love seeing how much people enjoy visiting our property, so we thought it would be lovely to share it with guests from all over the world.

Everyone who comes raves about how beautiful it is, and doesn't want to leave! We now have regular guests from USA, France, Germany & South Korea who keep coming back, and say they feel like they are home when they arrive!

Whether you have booked the 2 bedroom apartment or the whole house, we usually greet our guests and show them around and then leave them to enjoy their stay. We will be available anytime if you need us, and out of site when you don't. We respect your privacy at all times.

Some guests want to interact more and I can say that over our years of hosting we have made some amazing friends. We absolutely love being hosts and love seeing our guest enjoy our property.

We live our life as if we are on a permanent holiday and hope you will feel that when you stay here, and go home totally relaxed and rested. We look forward to meeting you.
Terranora has been our home for the past 19 years. I live on the property with my husband of 49 years. We love to travel, and have travelled all over the world, and plan to do a lo…

During your stay

As your host, I do not live on site, however I will meet you on arrival. If I am not personally available, one of my assistants will be in attendance. There are a lot of quirky things we like to share with you when you check in, so you fully understand where everything is and how everything operates.

We then leave you to enjoy your stay, but are always available by text or phone, and are not far away if needed in person. We are here to assist you at all times.
As your host, I do not live on site, however I will meet you on arrival. If I am not personally available, one of my assistants will be in attendance. There are a lot of quirky t…

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Check-in: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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