We spent a long weekend here celebrating a friend's 50th birthday in July 2012. It was an excellent choice as guests (approx 10) gathered here from various areas north and south of NSW.
Newrybar is a very tiny town with a small general store, a clothing shop, an antique store and a fabulous cafe with adjoining deli.(more on that later).
Firstly, the Old Church is a wonderfully restored church with a beautifully kept garden around it. Inside is an amazing, large space with leather chesterfield sofas and a long dining table that seats 10 comfortably. There is plenty of room if you wanted to invite more people to join a celebration.
The bedrooms are spread out...1 on the ground floor is really quaint as it has a chapel doorway, 2 more upstairs and more with beds and bunkbeds in a built on section. Bedding was clean and plentiful.
There are large day beds for lounging on the landing inside the church. Decking adjoins the
church building and the next section. The bathrooms are a bit dated but ok.
What makes this place so fabulous is the enormous kitchen with just about everything you could want in it. (The only thing missing was an electric beater as we wanted to bake our own birthday cake). There are cupboards and drawers full of glasses, utensils, bowls, platters etc. . Lots of fridge space too.
There is a BBQ on a decked area at the back overlooking the garden and a games room with table tennis table. The Church also had a good music system and TVs throughout.
Back to the Harvest Cafe and Deli. This is definately the place to be for at least one meal.
It gets packed on weekends. The service and food was of a high standard as was the produce in the Deli. It's only a minutes walk up the road.
Overall though we loved stocking up the kitchen and just kicking back and enjoying the Old Church. I would certainly recommend it and hope to stay again one day.
- Also Known As:
- The Old Church At Newrybar Australia/New South Wales