THE mountain top aspect of The Eyrie provides an ever-changing environment for owners Greg and Geraldine Haskew, and a view they never tire of.
“It is just such a special place up here – we are so high it’s almost like living in the canopy,” Geraldine said.
“It’s really being part of nature. We have resident wombats, brush tail rock wallabies and lyrebirds, the king parrots come in as well as the black cockatoos, there is a large diamond python and of course we regularly spot sea eagles just catching the thermals.
“The view is forever changing,” Geraldine said.
“We often get to see a lot of fog.
“Believe it or not winter is actually a better time for the view, in summer it tends to get too hazy.
“But we get to see everything. We can see the weather changing.”
Greg said they could see a southerly coming before anyone down below.
“The temperature can drop quite suddenly. It’s nothing for us to have a fire on in summer.
“It can also get quite hot but always seems to cool down at night.
“There’s also strong winds at times.”
And it appears The Eyrie is still seen as a landmark.
“We often have cyclists ride past and stop, even drop in and ask if they can get a drink,” Greg said.
“A lot of people stop and have a look at the house. Cars often overheat on the mountain and people come in looking for help or water. When kids get car sick the parents tend to stop here!
“And being where we are we often get a constant stream of traffic.
“You just get used to it, the trucks and their brakes, the motorbikes on their Sunday rides, you just switch off to it all.
“But at times at night it is deathly quiet like you are the only people around.
“And of course the light show we get each night is spectacular.
“It’s a pretty special place.”
For the record its address is 2 Cambewarra Lookout Road.