Accommodation • Pet Friendly • Free Wifi • Oven Ready Meals
The Old Bookham Church, formerly St Columba's Catholic Church, has been lovingly renovated by descendants of the Julians, one of the families who helped build the church in the early 1900's. As well as being admired for its greenstone exterior, it is known for the magnificent stained glass window now gracing the kitchen (previously the altar). This exquisite window was a gift from Ellen Julian in memory of her husband. She commissioned and shipped it from Europe.
The Old Bookham Church accommodation offers two comfortable bedrooms sleeping two people each, plus two double sofa beds in the lounge area. With a full kitchen and laundry, it's perfect for either a stopover or as a destination. With a fenced garden this heritage accommodation is also pet-friendly.
The Old Bookham Church is conveniently located close to the Hume Highway.
For those who are sensitive to traffic noise, we provide earplugs.
We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Ngunnawal people. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this region.
Luxury A.H. Beard twin beds can be seamlessly transformed to spacious comfortable king size beds.
Coffee, tea, milk and basic cooking condiments are complimentary.
Bring your food and prepare it in a full kitchen. For those who come empty-handed, you can purchase simple meals and wine from a oven ready dinner menu
You can also enjoy a hearty breakfast at Barney's cafe, across the road.
Relax in the church surrounds under the pergola or a nearby gum tree with a glass of wine and a nibble.
Enjoy a bbq beside the fire pit under a pergola with your pets.
Just let us know, and we'll check fire regulations and, if permitted, we can provide wood for the fire pit at cost price.
Wifi is complimentary and enables the smart TV. Log in to your own Netflix, Stan or Prime account and enjoy your favourite shows or watch free-to-airtelevision from across the country.
The church is thoroughly cleaned prior to your visit. A fully functional laundry is provided with additional clothesline for fresh air drying.
Pet Friendly - Pets are Welcome
We are happy to welcome your pets. There is a fenced yard for their safety. We only ask that you pick up after your dogs to ensure the yard and inside are pristine for the next guests.
for up to eight people
For two people: $250.00 per night
Extra adult: $50.00
Extra child: $30.00
THINGS TO DO IN THE LOCAL AREA
Enjoy Local Food and Wine
Taste the delicious offerings from various wineries around Murrumbateman.
Take a short trip to Jugiong to have a coffee at Long Track Pantry, dine at the Sir George Hotel or enjoy a spa treatment.
Try canoeing at nearby Childowlah, or playing golf at Binalong or Yass. Bookham boasts tennis courts and a cricket ground.
Experience Rural Hospitality
Take a short drive to the many towns and villages around Bookham. Visit the Alpaca farms and wineries at Murrumabateman, Gilbert's grave and unique shops in Binalong, the pubs and restaurants of Boorowa and Galong, and the waterways at Wee Jasper.
Take a Walk
The Hume and Hovell Walking Track starts at Cooma Cottage in Yass and follows the route taken by the famous explorers. Numerous options are available, so contact the Yass Valley Information Centre to find out more.
Explore Local History
Visit Cooma Cottage, the home of explorer Hamilton Hume, and enjoy a personal tour and the unique surroundings of this important heritage property on the original 100 acres. Pre-purchase tickets at Eventbrite.
You can also visit local towns and their museums to understand the history.
Book a Horse Ride
Experience the unique beauty of the Yass Valley countryside in the saddle at one of the specialist horse riding centres.
Highly recommended for a weekend away. We had a fabulous time in this gorgeous old stone church with our sweet four-legged Max, who had an equally great holiday! The kitchen had every mod con, and we had great coffee and breakfast across the road at Barney’s Cafe. We even had a BBQ in the fully-fenced dog-friendly garden one evening. A huge thank you to our fabulous hosts, Marguerite and Tess - your Church is indeed very special, and we can’t wait to visit again. Lots to do - walking, cycling and driving around the area and other local towns.