Tom and Sue's Place is conveniently located half way between Sydney and Brisbane and is a great stopover if your travelling between these two cities. We are located in a quite rural area 10 km from town and a half hour from the nearest beach. We sometimes have possums running on the roof at night and a rooster down the back who crows when he pleases There is limited public transport from the local town of Kempsey (once a day) however Kempsey is on the main train and bus routes from Brisbane and Sydney. The acommodation is a seperate large flat attached to the main house of your hosts. It has 2 bedrooms, one with 2 single beds and the other a queen sized bed. There is a longeroom and dining area, kitchen, laundry and bathroom. A large verandah surrounds three sides overlooking the kitchen garden, small orchard and outdoor BBQ area. There is a wood fire for winter and airconditioning and ceiling fans for summer. All linen is provided. The kitchen has adequate utensils, plates, cutlery,etc as well as toaster and microwave.
Plenty of off street parking. Internet access. Your hosts will be just next door if you need assistance or advice.
If you don't want to cook then your hosts will provide tasty home cooked meals , picnic lunches, morning and afternoon tea ,given reasonable notice and at an extra cost. We can cater for most dietary requirements.
Tom works at the local Tourism visitors centre and is happy to advise you about our fantastic coast and beaches as well as the rivers, mountains and extensive National Parks. Tom is a keen bushwalker and can advise you on short and long walks in our area. The rate per night listed is per person.
We only stayed here one night but it was perfect for us. Its a huge two bedroom flat that makes up half of their house. There is a twin and a double room, we had the double, it was really comfortable with bedside lamps, fan etc. The lounge was huge with a dining table at one end and a sofa and TV area at the other. There was also a spacious well equipped kitchen, 2nd loo, and travel cot and high chair. Very friendly hosts and gave us plenty of tips for our following day.
Tom and Sue's place is huge, great value and well appointed. Thoughtful milk in the fridge, everything in kitchen you would need to make your own meals if you wanted to, massive bathroom (with a tub for the kids). Tom was friendly and relaxed - gave me the run down and left me to it, but was only next door if I needed anything. This is a great place to stay halfway between Brisbane-Canberra.
My sister and I highly recommend a stay at Tom and Sue place. Apart from the beautiful gardens, the accommodation was excellent having everything we needed for our 2 nights stay and environmentally friendly surrounds. Tom was also very helpful on steering us in the right direction with the local Historical society in Kempsey, which we visited, gained information on our family history research project and thoroughly enjoyed the extensive collection and well organised museum. Thanks Tom and Sue
Very hospitable hosts. A lovely house in a beautiful surrounding.. The kids loved watching the birds around,checking out the hens , sleeping possums.. And the list goes on.. Highly recommended.
Our stay at Tom's place was excellent, a beautiful house in the country. Thanks Tom
We stayed at Kempsey for 2 nights. Tom and Sue's Place is convenient as it's in close proximity to town and the various eatries. The house is rather large with all the amenities you would need during the stay.
Had a great stay with Tom and Sue. That's our third time and would always stay there when we drive the Pacific Highway. We had a wonderful, quiet couple of nights, and the accomodation was excellent. Bed was really comfortable and could not ask for anything more. Thanks, Tom and Sue.
Tom and Sue's was a delightful stop over for my family and I on our way back up the coast. My kids loved looking around the veggie garden and being allowed to pick their own lemons, oranges, limes and vegies (so did Mum!). Not far from the highway, it didn't take us long to get there. We met Tom and his daughter Bridget, and they were both very welcoming. We would highly recommend. Thank you!
We literally arrived at 8pm amd left at 8am. It was an overnighter. We didnt expect a lot, just that it was clean and our host was friendly. We got that and more, hence the rating! Tom was quick to respond to our communications, friendly on arrival, the accommodation is clean and much bigger than expected - it's really a two bedroom home. Tom was quick to offer recommendations of local attractions but also left us to it which we appreciated. The accommodation has everything you would need for long or short stays and the kids loved having the wifi!
Tom and Sue have a really lovely retreat out here - a really great sized farm house complete with the full ceilings and fireplace. My work colleague both thoroughly enjoyed the huge bathroom and kitchen spaces allowing us to move around and relax without ever getting in each others way.
Tom was lovely when he greeted us and offered us lemons they grew themselves (unfortunately we were flying home so weren't able to take him up on the offer). A really cosy place to stay in the area.