Stay on the main street of a genuine Aussie farming town, in a beautiful garden setting. Self contained downstairs apartment, close to shops, cafes and railway station, with regular trains from Sydney and Newcastle. Separate living, bedroom and bathroom, opens to garden with pool. Living room sofa bed opens up for the kids or extra guest.
Because noise travels upwards, remember the people living upstairs. No smoking inside, no pets inside, and dogs on a leash if they're likely to dig up a garden.
I work in Sydney during the week and spend weekends at home in Dungog. With my partner Andrew, we're active in the local community, and spend way too much time in the garden. I have traveled extensively around Australia, and continue to be on the road for work quite often. Once a year I go further afield, usually to North America these days, but open to other ideas.