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Your Hosts

Keng and Barbara Tan
242 Shingle Hill Way Bywong NSW 2621
T 02 62369689
F 02 6236 9689

Rural stay for individuals or families. Pet Friendly

Vacancies Please ring 02 6236 9689 or check up to date availabilty on our website calender .

No Smoking
No smoking permitted on the whole property Please do not apply if you cannot comply.

Christmas Tree Keng's
Christmas Tree Cottage at 242 Shingle Hill Way Bywong (off Federal Highway, Canberra) Phone 02 6236 9689 Mob: 0402 246 436. Our GPS reading is E149 19’ 18” S 35 7’ 13”. If using a Navigator you need to specify '242 Shingle Hill Way Bywong' to find us. Otherwise use the written directions below.

The cottage has 2 separate Family suites, each ensuite unit is comprised of a Master bedroom (for a couple) and a connecting Twin room (with 2 single beds) available as required. The two family suites in the cottage have their own front entrances, TV and ensuite bathroom, and are rented out individually. A TV room and a dining/kitchen area with cooking and eating facilities are available for your use. There is a large recreational room in an annexe next to the cottage. Tariffs include a self serve continental breakfast. There are complimentary extras like tea & coffee, pancake mix, etc.

We require a minimum booking deposit of 1 night’s tariff or amount specified by the proprietor to confirm a booking (note cancellation policy). Please email or ring us directly with your credit card details:

Type of Credit card: Visa or MC
Name on Credit card
Credit card number
Expiry Date
Last 3 digits on back of credit card(CVC)

Payment of balance of your account:
Please settle your account on arrival in cash, Visa or MC. A charge of 3% applies to the balance outstanding for credit card payments.

Single Family suites are available for booking only up to 7 days before arrival unless booking both Family suites. Whole cottage rate (exclusive use of cottage plus your rooms, minimum 2 nights stay) are available at all times.

Tariff includes a serve yourself continental breakfast and tea/coffee facilities. Guests have the use of the TV room (with VCR and DVD) and a kitchen/family room fitted with a large fridge , microwave, cookware, cutlery, crockery, cooking oil/sauces and a oven cook top. Towels and bed linens are provided. If more than 1 dog please advise as conditions of stay and whole cottage rate may apply. You have to provide beddings and food for your pet dog.

Family suite tariffs per night:
Each Family suite has a Master bedroom and a connecting Twin room (with 2 single beds) available as required. Rate based on a family suite
One night: Up to 2 persons $140 per night. Extra person $20 per night.
Stay 2 nights or more: Up to 2 persons $130 per night; Extra person $20 per night
Pet fee: $10 per pet per night

Whole cottage rate available:
Exclusive use of the whole cottage plus your own room (2 nights minimum stay.) Rate: Up to 2 persons $200 per night; extra person at $20 per night
Pet fee: $10 per pet per visit

Please note:

We are also on the and websites. You can contact us directly for a booking via email on or ring 02 62369689 mob 0402 246 436.

Christmas Tree Cottage is on a working Christmas Tree farm. It is a self-contained cottage with 4 rooms available for rent as individual rooms or the whole cottage for short or medium term accommodation. Each room has its own front entrance access, reverse cycle heater/air conditioner, designated bathroom and toilet. There is a communal TV room and a shared dining/kitchen area.

There is an area of about 10 acres around the cottage where you can pursue outdoor activities. Or you can explore the whole 31 acres of the property with its dams, birds, grasslands and of course the Christmas trees.

The farm is a 15 mins drive to Canberra. It is located in a 20 minutes drive radius to the historic towns of Bungendore and Gundaroo and a dozen boutique wineries. We are less than a half hour drive to many of Canberra's tourist attractions: EPIC, Brand Depot at Canberra airport, War Memorial, Canberra Stadium, Parliament House, Questacon, National Museum, Federation Square, National Gallery, lake Burley Griffin and Ginninderra, Cockington Green, AIS, etc. Ask us about the other tourist sites near our doorstep. There are country pubs and restaurants within a 10 mins drive from the farm.

Check in and Check out times:
Check in is after 2 pm and check out is no later than 10 am

Your direction from Sydney:
Take the Hume Highway and the Federal Highway towards Canberra. Continue past Lake George, then 2.7 km after the Brooks Creek Bridge and just before Newton VC Rest Area, turn right onto Shingle Hill Way. The farm is 2.4 km on the right (242 Shingle Hill Way). There is a large 'Christmas Tree Keng' signboard at the front gate. We are only a 2 and a half hours drive from Sydney's International airport to our farm gate.

Your direction from Canberra:
From Canberra take the Federal Highway to Goulburn/Sydney. Go past the two overhead bridges and immediately after the 'Middleton VC' Rest Area turn left onto Shingle Hill Way. We are 2.4 kms on the right and there is a "Christmas Tree Keng' sign at the gate. Our address is 242 Shingle Hill Way. Ring us on 02 62369689 or 0402 246 436 if you need help.

Your direction from Melbourne:
From the Hume Highway after Yass take the left turnoff to Murrumbateman/Canberra onto the Barton Highway. Just after Murrumbateman turn left onto Murrumbateman Road that goes to Gundaroo and the south coast. At the end of Murrumbateman Road turn right onto Sutton Road. After 1.1 km turn left onto Shingle Hill Way. The farm is 9.4 km on the left (242 Shingle Hill Way, Gregory’s Canberra directory Map 108 A1). There is a large 'Christmas Tree Keng' signboard at the front gate.

Cancellation Policy:
(1) Once a booking is confirmed it cannot be changed if the change results in a loss of income to the proprietor.
(2) If you give more than fourteen (14) days notice of cancellation before you are due to arrive, only your booking deposit is payable.
(3) If you give less than fourteen (14) days and more than forty eight (48) hours notice of cancellation before you are due to arrive, your booking deposit and 50% of the tariff due for the remainder of your booking are payable.
(4) If you give less than forty eight (48) hours notice of cancellation before you are due to arrive, or if you do not arrive, the total tariff due for your booking is payable.
(5) Smoking on the property, disorderly conduct, unreported extra guests staying overnight, your behaviour causing discomfort to other guests, antisocial behaviour, etc are not acceptable. Your accommodation will be cancelled with no refund and the balance of tariff is payable.

These charges apply to accommodation that is booked or cancelled. The applicable amount is charged, without notice, to your credit card or by retaining monies paid in advance.

No Smoking policy:
There is a 'No Smoking' policy within the cottage and throughout the farm for the comforts of other guests and fire safety in the rural setting.

Dogs are welcome:
We welcome dogs if you provide their own eating and sleeping requirements. Dogs are not allowed on furniture or beds. If you are out for the day and leaving your dogs behind they must be left in the enclosed yard or shed and not in the house. There is an enclosed yard with a large garage for shelter outside. However be aware that no dogs are allowed on the furnitures and it is the responsibility of dog owners to clean up after their pets. If there are other guests in the house you are required to discuss with them if it is suitable for your pet to be in the shared areas. The cottage comes with a secure backyard but guests need to use their discretion. As a condition of stay guests are to accept responsibility for their own pets and dogs must be house trained.

If your pet has an accident and the carpet requires cleaning we have to charge you the cleaning cost.

Other Pets.
Unfortunately cats are not allowed as Barbara is allergic to cats. other pets are not allowed.

Your responsibilities:
Smoking: Smoking is prohibited anywhere on the property. A minimum cleaning fee of $400 applies for smoking infringement without notice.
Damages: Please report any damages. Any damages incurred by your family or group must be reported to your hosts. Damages must be paid for unless waived by us.
Spillages or cottage left in a mess etc: If your child has a bedwetting issue it is your responsibility to take mitigating action to ensure that the bed fittings and mattress are not affected. Spillages on the carpets in particular must be dealt with immediately and reported to us. The cottage must be tidied and all appliances, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans that you have used must be washed, dried and put away. Failure to do so will incur a cleaning fee without notice.
Other events: Any event(s) as a result of your action that make the cottage not able to be rented out. If unreported or the event costs us out of pocket expenses to rectify, the applicable amount is charged, without notice, to your credit card unless other arrangements have been made.

Please be informed:
Guests are invited to enjoy walks or activities at the farm. The farm has 3 dams over the 31 acres and parents with young children should be aware that the dams are huge and deep and are not fenced. The Cottage backyard fence although ‘secure’, guests need at their own discretion deem whether it is safe for their children or pets, and if it is not, to adopt mitigating controls. There are wild flora and fauna (eg snakes, ducks, kangaroos, shingle back lizards, wild orchids, etc) that are resident on the property. This is a working farm and if you have any issues regarding safety or fire hazards please discuss with us.

Your hosts

Barbie and Keng
Christmas Tree Keng (for your Christmas Trees)
Christmas Tree Cottage (Farmstay) - Gateway to Canberra, Magical rural setting only minutes to Canberra for Christmas Trees for Farmstay
02 62369689
0402 246 436

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Accommodation Details

Number of rooms:4
Room configuration:Self-contained Farm cottage: 2 Family suites each containing a Master bedroom and a connecting Twin room (with 2 single beds) as required, each suite has a ensuite and its own private front entrance
Breakfast style provided:Self serve continental breakfast

Room Availability


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Note: a '-' indicates that availability details have not been entered for the month in question.

Room Facilities

AirconditioningAlarm clockElectric blankets
EnsuiteHair DryerIron/ironing board
LinenNon smokingRadio

Other Facilities

High chairMicrowaveOff Street parking
Pet facilitiesPlaygroundPrivate Lounge
Rumpus roomShared BookshelfShared Lounge
Shared meal areaShared television


Please confirm tariff with hosts prior to reservation.

Friday to Sunday:$130 to $360, pet fee applies
Monday to Thursday:$130 to $360, pet fee applies
Cancellation Terms:$ see Cancellation policy above
Credit Cards Accepted:Master Card , Visa & Eftpos
Additional fees:A 3% processing fee applies for credit card payments

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