We've been asked a number of times why we are called "Arts" Estate Retreat. What does "Arts" have to do with it? Well, it all started with our son, Nick, who established his original Sydney business "Arts Estate" before we decided to embark on our sustainability "tree change".
Nick's mission was to hold a series of "soirees", featuring fine food and wine, local artists and live musicians. Often the menu consisted of Nick's own creations.
When we moved and established our Bnb, we agreed to "piggy-back" the accommodation business onto Nick's "Arts Estate". Although Nick is now only home about one month of the year (when you can hear him practising and composing), Donrita also plays and teaches piano and singing. We also plan to promote local artists by displaying their art in our guest rooms and cottage. If you know of any artists who would like to have their art featured with us, please ask them to send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
As you can see, Nick (Niq) is a multi-instrumentalist, touring the country (and the world) as a travelling minstrel, performing quirky tunes with challenging messages that engage delighted audiences. He's currently working on his second album of original music - and, just as in his debut album, all the music is played and sung by Nick himself.
How better to spend a cooler day than making Tamarillo Chutney from the many tamarillos that our tree produced for us (and the birds also thought they'd like to share them!) Hmmm! Smell that yummy aroma of tamarillo chutney simmering!
Who says you can't have a holiday in Winter? Too expensive to stay at the snow fields with the whole family? What about a day trip to Dinner Plain from our place and be back with us in time for dinner? (We do it every year!) We are offering special discounts for the winter months (until the end of August). Simply go to our Accommodation booking page and make your booking.