Bandusia Country Retreat – Hire for your next group function

Many of you might not realise that Bandusia Country Retreat is also for hire for group functions and events. Take a look for yourself. It would be hard to beat the setting here in the green valley amongst nature and wildlife and the facilities are fantastic. It’s a perfect place to have your next birthday, family gathering, yoga retreat, conference or wedding. See


Allyn River Permaculture Farm

Peter and Lainey Brecknock are unfortunately having to leave their beautiful property, ‘Allyn River Permaculture Farm’. As Peter has been one of Penny’s Co – PDC teachers for many years, most of our past PSI students will have seen Peter’s presentation on the farm amazing features and development. For many years the farm has hosted many woofers, permaculture students and tour groups gaining inspiration and knowledge from Peters work.

The farm would be ideal for a young family interested in Permaculture, wanting to escape the Greater Sydney rat race and live a very sustainable lifestyle in this beautiful area and take advantage of many years of preparatory work already in place. Much of the hard work has already been done with extensive earthworks and water systems together with extensive planting of fruit trees and bush tucker plants and large netted vegetable garden.

Peter has completely renovated the home to provide a very comfortable modern country home with 4 bedrooms.

The reason Peter initially chose the property was that as a small holding 7.56ha (18.67 acres. It provides many wonderful challenges and opportunities for Permaculture design with a diversity of topography, aspect, soil types and natural vegetation and a 450m frontage to the beautiful Allyn River, the property also has a 5 mg water licence which would allow for commercial production.

The farm at Allynbrook is, 10 min from East Gresford which provides all the local facilities, 25min to Dungog, 45min to the major centres of Maitland or Singleton and only 2hr 15min from Wahroonga so easy trips back to Sydney on good road all the way. The address is 1099 Allyn River Road, Allynbrook NSW 2311. If you are interested, please contact Peter 0418 209 307 or their agent Sharon Hill 0409 939 737 to arrange an inspection. For more information, please see the full sales presentation on ‘’ or ‘’