About Us.

Chesleigh Homestead

If you are looking for accommodation in Sofala, we can do better than that.

Chesleigh is a 3,000 acre wilderness property tucked into the historic heartland of NSW’s Central West region. Our homestead has quaint, comfortable and cosy accommodation to suit every holiday or event.

Built by hand over the past 40 years, Chesleigh offers the genuine, rustic country experience with all the comforts of home with a variety of accommodation options catering for family holidays, romantic getaways, corporate team building events, group celebrations, summer riding camps, weddings and everything in between. We are famous for our wonderful horse riding trails and delicious, hearty, home cooked meals. Nestled between rolling hills and trickling creeks, we’re the only venue in Sofala where you will be taught to pan for gold and then have miles of creeks to perfect your skill.

For the more active we have plenty of games and sports on offer with tennis courts, swimming pool, billiards table and fully fitted games room. Those seeking a more relaxing escape may choose to stay put in the heated spa with a glass of wine (or mug of tea) taking in the enormous skies and dazzling sunsets. Our bustling bonfire is the heart of our homestead and has heard many a song and tale over the years.

Only 3 hours from Sydney, our little pocket of Australian bliss is the perfect location. Feel free to view our different packages by selecting from the menu above. If you can’t quite find what you’re looking for please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will happily tailor one to meet your needs.

Our Team

MIKE CODY

MIKE CODY

Mike has been at Chesleigh for 45 years with Jan. He built it with his heart. He is a raconteur, an intellect, up for a chat and can usually be found in deep conversation about the wonders of the bush and the world around the eternal campfire. He has funnelled his curiosity into dissecting the history of everything local and his creativity into captivating bush poetry. He will also help you find gold when he is not busy wrangling grandchildren.

JAN

JAN

Jan (Janma) ran away from the city and her career as a science teacher long before a ‘tree change’ became the trendy thing to do. She has managed to since use her scientific training to develop a deep understanding of flavour and textures of food to produce delicious meals for the Chesleigh table. Janma is a nature lover and a great listener. She holds all the knowledge of Chesleigh and its past and will astoundingly recall detailed memories. But she will NEVER give up its recipes….

BRIAN

BRIAN

Brian, originally from Ireland brings all that is ‘the best of Irish’ to Chesleigh. With a background in events and entertainment he livens up the everyday with his big visions and ideas. Brian is an artist and a lover of the outdoors. A keen horse rider, trained by the best (Sasha his wife) he can often be found here or helping the border collie Faith keep his and Sasha’s three boys in line.

SASHA

SASHA

Sasha is the horse master of Chesleigh. Born in the saddle there isn’t much she can’t help with in this realm. When not on horse back she can be found making magic in the kitchen, which she learnt to love from her mum Janma. With a University degree in theatre/media and circus she never misses an opportunity to combine it with the surrounding environment. Particularly at Chesleigh’s famous horse and drama Camps.

BOBBY, BILLY & BANJO

BOBBY, BILLY & BANJO

Billy, bobby and Banjo are fully qualified children. Main skills involve being dirty, playing and “helping”. These three brothers are the children of Brian and Sasha, grandchildren of Mike and Janma. They’ll sometimes perform (on their terms) and they love living the life at Chesleigh often contributing their own set of ‘rules’ and advice with the various activities on offer…

HUGO, SIZZLE & FAITH

HUGO, SIZZLE & FAITH

Hugo Sizzle and Faith are in charge of the cuddle department at Chesleigh. Each bring to the table an individual charm and particular skill set that work together to form their comedy trio. Hugo is known for his unflappable calm and gentle patience. Faith, her working dog ethic and clowning ways. And Sizzle The sausage dog, for his small dog attitude and large dog delusions.