£137 / night
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The Gum Leaf Cabin. Carawirry Forest Escape. – Home 9106867 Log cabin

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

The Gum Leaf Cabin. Carawirry Forest Escape. – Home 9106867

  • Log cabin
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay

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Log cabin / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


The Gum Leaf Cabin offers you a real log cabin hideaway, only 1.5hrs from Newcastle.

Wake to clean, sweet air in a forest filled with birdsong; where native animals abound. Observe the wildlife from the comfort of the wrap around veranda.

The cabins are well appointed with all the appliances and technology you will need to make your stay easy and comfortable.

During the colder weather, a slow combustion wood heater keeps your cabin snug overnight, and nice and warm to return to.

The Gum Leaf Cabin is robust and rustic on the exterior and a mix of quaint and contemporary internally. The cabin is located near Dungog, NSW, and can accommodate five guests for a secluded getaway to a tranquil, natural setting.

It is set on the 250-acre Carawirry property bursting with the lush foliage of a temperate rainforest. Featuring hardwood floors, wood-paneled walls, exposed beams, and large arrays of windows and wrap around veranda provide plenty of natural light and immersive views of its flora-filled surroundings.

The Gum Leaf Cabin boasts 3 bedrooms. 2 have a Queen bed and the third has a king single. Crisp cotton sheets, fluffed pillows, snuggly warm doonas, and thick blankets are all supplied to ensure your stay is as hassle free as possible. Downstairs with the bedrooms is a comfy 3 seater sofa and the slow combustion fireplace. The perfect place to lay reading a book after a day of exploring the walking trails. Firewood for your fireplace is provided for your use at no extra cost. Split, seasoned and stacked right near your cabin for your pleasure.

The cabin's bathroom sports spa-like double rainfall showerheads, a floating vanity, and toilet. Thick, absorbent towels, face washers, hand towel, and foot mat are also supplied.

In the lounge room you'll relax on 2 comfortable sofas, sit your cuppa on the coffee table, and catch a sighting or two of the native wildlife through any of the large windows covering the cabin, or turn on the movie you've been waiting to watch on the wall mounted smart tv (and DVD player). You also find a small bluetooth speaker in the TV cabinet for your use while staying with us.

The cabins kitchen is brand new and built with funtionality in mind. It boasts, an electric oven, gas cooktop, overhead rangehood, 2 under bench fridges, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, as well as the usual inclusions.

The Gum Leaf Cabin is private and set in the forest on Carawirry Forest Escape which boasts rainforest, several creeks, high country, ridge forests and open grassland.

Because of this diversity of habitat, the property is home to a wonderful variety of animals and plants. Among the animals, the endangered Parma wallaby, powerful owl, and the koala, bettong and potoroo.

To make exploration safe and easy, there are numerous walking trails cut and signposted throughout the property and neighbouring land. Chichester State Forest and the looming Bulga Range offer more challenging walks. More information on walks and activities can be found in the cabin.

Our guests comment repeatedly about how; peaceful it is; the wildlife; the absolute privacy; the calming effect after city stress; and their delight in the surrounding beauty and being able to see the stars.

Carawirry is surrounded by State Forest and situated at the start of the forest circuit, and many drives to scenic and picnicking areas, as well and river swimming holes.

In a world gone crazy with stress, rush and noise – places like our peaceful, natural wonderland are heaven indeed.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: Single Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Mountain Views
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Carawirry is an easy and scenic 20 minute drive from the picturesque town of Dungog. The final 800m is well maintained, unsealed road. Fully accessible by all vehicles.

Interaction with guest

I am available via email and mobile to answer any questions and remedy any problems. I do not live on the property. If need be I can be there to assist within 30 minutes.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£272.90) $500.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

You will have full access to the entire cabin for the duration of your stay. You are also welcome to explore the beautiful Carawirry creek and enjoy the property.
Gum Leaf Cabin is situated on the 250 acre property, Carawirry Forest Escape. It is one of four dwellings on the property, and while they are spaced out there is the chance that you may run across other visitors during your stay. We ask you to respect their privacy as they are also expected to do.


About the owner

Heather W.
Calendar updated:
16 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Log cabin has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 20 Oct 2017. Located in Dungog, it has 2 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £937 to £1448.

The property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Heather (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Heather (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Heather (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Heather the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Heather (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Heather (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Heather (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

Find out more about booking safely.

How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Heather (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Heather (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Heather (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Heather (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Heather (the owner) a message.

If Heather (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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