Discover the flavours of the Hawkesbury with a country stay by Tiny Away

The Hawkesbury region in New South Wales is known for its natural treasures, from delightful hikes and 4WD trails to a delicious range of local produce including fruits, honey and cider. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly place to stay in the area, check out Little Enniskillen

Traveller: Laura Barry 
Room: Little Enniskillen by Tiny Away
Address: City of Hawkesbury, NSW
Date: March 2024
Price Range: $179 per night 
Best for: Budget travellers looking for a country stay within easy reach of local drawcards.

Location

Little Enniskillen is a tiny home set on the grounds of a working orchard in Grose Vale in the City of Hawkesbury in New South Wales, just an hour’s drive from central Sydney. The property overlooks a small dam with resident ducks and is bordered by fields of sheep. Expect plenty of birdlife, distant sheep bells and easy access to the local food scene. 

the working orchard of little enniskillen
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The tiny home:

Operated by Tiny Away, Little Enniskillen is a 155-square-foot tiny home with a bathroom, kitchenette and comfortable sleeping quarters. The stay is fitted with effective split air conditioning, a composting toilet and a gas-heated shower. The kitchenette has all you need for a self-maintained weekend away, including a fridge, hot plate, microwave, kettle, cutlery, dinnerware, drinkware and cooking utensils. There’s an electric heater for cooler nights, board games, plenty of blankets and an outdoor table and chairs for taking in the sunrise with a cup of coffee in hand. 

bedroom in tiny home little enniskillen
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Staying in: 

Little Enniskillen is within easy walking distance of the on-site venue at Enniskillen Orchard, The Shed Bar & Eatery, where you can find light meals such as cheese and charcuterie platters, felafel, bruschetta, sliders, scones and pies, along with a generous selection of spirits, ciders, wines and cocktails. 

bathroom inside little enniskillen
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Stepping out: 

Little Enniskillen is an excellent location from which to explore the Hawkesbury region. Within a 40-minute drive you can:

  • Grab a burger and fries or a cheeseboard at Bilpin Cider while soaking up some vitamin D on their deck
  • Enjoy a wood-fired pizza and delicious cider at Hillbilly Cider Shed
  • Stock up on farm-fresh fruit and devour a homemade apple pie at Bilpin Fruit Bowl
  • Pick your own apples and pears at Pine Crest Orchard 
  • Pick persimmons, chillis, zucchini and cucumbers at TNT Produce in Bilpin, then refuel at the onsite cafe 
  • Explore the spectacular Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens and have a picnic on the lawns with all your local goodies! 
  • Those who love gardens and snooping should check out the lush Wildwood private garden open on weekends from March until June. 
  • Have breakfast (or at least stop to pick up some pastries) at 50three Cafe & Patisserie in Kurrajong Village, then take the time to check out the local shops. 
  • Cut your own fresh flowers at Glenbernie Family Farms
bed with guest book on it
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Before booking you should know…

Little Enniskillen is a very compact tiny home with all the basics you need for a weekend away, but you will need to bring all your own food and drinking water, so be sure to plan your meals before your arrival. Little Enniskillen is also located on a working orchard with a dam, so bugs are a given. Bring insect repellent to nix the issue if you plan to spend time sitting outdoors, along with a hat as the patch of land is bathed with sun.

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