a great discovery near orange

a great discovery near orange

July 30, 2010  |  travel tips and tales  |  No Comments

 One of the most delightful B&B experiences for me was two nights at the Black Sheep Inn just off the Forbes Road about 10km from Orange, NSW. Helen and Andrew Napier run a five star experience in a converted shearing shed. From the moment you enter the building it says, “welcome”. 

Names and directions chalked on a board, a fully equipped kitchen, sumptuous rooms and ensuites (with L’Occitane products), an inviting verandah and modern barbecue, together withcomfortable lounges and books. Great skill has been invested in the theme, where all the working component of the shearing shed have been preserved. Pride of place are the old wool press and the carding table which has been covered in glass to become a magnificent communal dining area.

 Host Helen, a talented and engaging person, produces breakfasts to die for – with a creative gourment flair, beautifully presented. The BSI provides a springboard to the delights of Orange – a food and wine bowl with a “garden psyche”. In fact the apples in late March early April are the nicest in the land! I give this facility my highest recommendation. Check out www.blacksheepinn.com.au or call Helen on 02 63690662