A country estate with a home away from home feel. Relax in style and comfort amongst rolling countryside with sweeping views to the Great Western Tiers. Situated on 5 acres of land, guests are welcome to wander the gardens and orchard. Watch the horses galloping in the paddocks, spot the fairy wrens, red robins, flocks of galahs, and wake up in the morning to the sweet song of the magpies. If you’re lucky, you might even spot our resident hares who lope about the orchard. And we mustn’t forget “the girls” who work tirelessly to make your breakfast eggs! Briar Lane offers two suites for short term stays. Suite 1, will sleep three, and is a ground floor suite, with a single bedroom containing a single and a queen bed. Suite 2 will sleep four people, with an upstairs bedroom, containing a single and a double bed, and also a single bed in the living room downstairs. Larger groups are always welcome, so, see our special offer to book both suites. Breakfast supplies are provided, including, a loaf of crusty bread, butter, jam and honey, tea and coffee, hot chocolate, milk, and cereals plus eggs, courtesy of the chooks. Briar Lane began life as a grant of land from Governor Collins to George Collins, in 1826, and predates the founding of Evandale. Since settlement, the original homestead has had many incarnations, including being the local doctor’s residence, the local school house and a brief stint as a pub. In 1969 the property was purchased by the Waddle family. Greg and Gill Waddle set about renovating the original cottage, whilst Peter and Beatrice, (Greg’s parents), built an additional residence along side it. This residence was later converted into the accommodation suites. The outbuildings were converted into an artist’s studio from which Greg conducted art classes until his death in 2001. Today, the property is owned by Peter and Susan Waddle, both painters who continue to work from the space, and who are busily tending to, and reconstructing the extensive gardens. Many of the art works are for sale, and you are most welcome to view the current exhibition.