Best kept secret between Canberra and Sydney. Rest, relax, revive. Rural charm just 1.5 hours from Canberra, 3 hours from Sydney and 1.4 hours from the Southern Highlands. A perfect escape with opportunity for day trips to major centres.
Experience the rural ambience of a country town with eclectic shopping, great coffee, country meals and fine dining choices in town, or close by.
Shopping in Crookwell – just a 5 minute walk from Ravenscroft
Arcadia Crookwell is a treasure trove of small shops showcasing a variety of goods ranging from ladies clothing and accessories to antique furniture and preloved goods. It is a place to explore.
Nestled in the Crookwell township is the world renowned Lindner Sock Factory. Known for the snuggliest socks made from local fleece to stem the winter chills. Experience the toasty warm Alpaca and wool blend socks. From the ankle to knee high, these socks fit the bill and your budget. Meet the makers and the variety of wool products and clothing also available.
Right in the centre of Crookwell Township is a newly renovated gem. See the tinplate ceilings, wood carved staircase and leadlight illumination of yesteryear, brought to life in this modern country pub. Great food, wine, beer and spirits plus coffee await you next to an open fire in winter.
Day Trips from Ravenscroft Accommodation Crookwell
Canberra City is just 1.5 hours away from Ravenscroft Accommodation.
Drive through Gunning and stop for the best almond croissant you have ever had at The Baker at Sutton. Enjoy the amazing shopping and food in Canberra City Centre and Braddon district. There are lots of attractions to keep you very busy. Find out more at https://visitcanberra.com.au
< Call into -The Baker at Sutton. Amazing bread, coffee and cakes. Best almond croissants ever!
Take a beautiful scenic drive to the little township of Laggan and its famous pub. Great food and an intimate country atmosphere.
Meet the locals around an outdoor wood fire, or stay toasty warm with country cooked meals inside.
Dining - Laggan Pantry
Laggan Pantry is a restaurant in-demand, not just for its charming setting in the gardens of the Old Police Barracks (circa 1837) but for its exquisite fare of rich, local produce. It is fully licensed with a “ modern Australian menu”. Enjoy the atmosphere of the cosy fire in winter, and outdoor dining in the warmer months. Bookings essential.
Bathurst is just 1hour and 52 minutes away on a newly sealed road.
The most amazing drive through picturesque landscape crossing convict built culverts to the historic town of Bathurst. Just beautiful anytime of year. It passes through the gold mining town of Tuena. Shop and sightsee in the country metropolis of Bathurst.
Right at the roundabout is not just your average shoe shop but a range of cowboy boots and cowgirl bling as well. Comfort is Crookwell Footwear’s catchcry with a wide range of men’s and women’s shoes. See a range of rural clothing for men and women including warm winter wear and of course the cutest dog in Crookwell who doubles as a window decoration.
Mid -town with modern country homewares and fashion for women and children. Good taste abounds with a variety of gift ideas and personal items for charming country decorating.