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Camden country homewares.
Camden country homewares.
Having a beer at the Camden Valley Inn.
The lovely Camden Valley Inn.

Camden Valley Inn

Thursday, November 29, 2001
Your accommodation is built around a courtyard with a beautiful garden and English village atmosphere.

The Camden Valley Inn was built on 2.5 hectares of garden as a milk bar in the 1930s and used to promote the pure and wholesome milk of Camden Park, where the innovative automatic milking system was a major tourist attraction.

Over time, the inn became vacant and rundown, until it was purchased in 1989, granted a tavern licence, and began operating again.

Sandra and Ray Brown bought the inn in 1993 and have recently added 40 accommodation rooms in standard, deluxe and executive categories. Standard rooms have two double beds and shower; deluxe rooms have a queen-size bed, fold-out sofa bed and bathtub and the executive rooms have a king-size bed, fireplace, double shower and large, oval spa bath. All rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated and have either a garden or Camden Valley and Razorback Mountain outlook.

The accommodation area is built around a courtyard with a beautiful garden and English village atmosphere. It's perfect for weddings, family get-togethers, meetings or just for those wanting a break from the city.

There is a two-storey cottage in the gardens, and the high-beamed second level can be used as a little chapel if a wedding planned for the garden is rained out. It is also used as a conference venue.

Dining at the Camden Valley Inn is relaxed and casual. There are two bars — Captains and Tudor — and a dining area either side of them. In the colder months, an open fire blazes day and night, making it very romantic and cosy. There are English, Scottish and Irish ales to be tasted, and a wide range of boutique beer. Meals are taken inside during winter, or in the garden in milder weather. The menu varies from week to week, but one item doesn't change — the Camden Valley Inn Homemade meat pie, usually accompanied by an ale.

Camden, the gateway to the Southern Highlands, is crammed with history. Thirty-three of its buildings are heritage-registered, ranging from farm buildings to homesteads and magnificent 19th century stately homes. There are six major golf courses close by while skydiving, gliding and hot-air ballooning are extremely popular. You can do a one-day driver training stint at Oran Park Race Track, visit some excellent wineries, see the Thirlmere Railway Museum, the Dingo Sanctuary or stroll around Mt Annan Botanical Gardens.

Location

Camden, about one hour's drive south of Sydney.

Cost

Camden Valley Inn has rooms starting at $130 a double, per night.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Camden Valley Inn
Wire Lane and Old Hume Highway, Camden
Ph: (02) 4655 8413 Fax: (02) 4655 7147
E-mail: cvi@dingoblue.net.au
Website: www.camdenvalleyinn.com

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