Layers of history in coolamon find a new purpose.
A curated, restorative space of quietitude. A narrative unfolds as you move through The Ark.
The Ark has been designed with love and respect, highlighting existing features, details, rich textures, and objects of delight.

The Ark Coolamon is luxury boutique accommodation situated in a restored historic church. With an overarching emphasis on luxury, comfort and design, the Ark Coolamon combines heritage and industrial aesthetics to provide a truly bespoke and elegant experience for all of our guests. The Ark, surrounded by ornamental cottage gardens and filled with hand selected furniture creates unique character for this stunning property.The Ark Coolamon represents the epitome of boutique luxury. Upon walking through the lovingly restored and striking gothic arched doors, you will be transported into a world of true luxury – complete with stained glass windows, cypress pine floor boards and beautiful antique funishings.
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Our Coolamon accommodation is located in Coolamon Shire, an oasis of history and natural splendour lying hidden off the Olympic, Newell and Sturt Highways. Encompassing the best that central NSW has to offer, Coolamon Shire has something for everyone. From historic and beautiful towns, complete with inviting cafes, shops, unique signage as well as compelling museums and cultural precincts to hidden walking trails winding through some of the best natural scenery. Coolamon Shire has beautiful rolling hills, forests and quaint back roads to explore – the perfect place to escape to. This agriculturally rich area also provides an array of wonderful artisan goods provided by local producers and makers, sure to tempt anyone. This beautiful area is complimented by boutique accommodation as well as excellent modern services and facilities.

Choose a chair and watch the light play across the open space.

Once arriving at The Ark Coolamon, its easy to to get lost in its ethereal charms. Guests can sit back in one of our unique chairs and lounges to simply soak up the character and history oozing out of this heritage and stunning building. With the height of luxury and comfort influencing every design choice, all our guests will be spoiled for choice when choosing exactly where they want to lounge and watch the light of the stained glass windows dance across the open space.

Choose a chair and watch the light play across the open space.

Indulge yourself in the luxury of our traditionally restored cast iron claw foot bath with the added extras to enhance your experience.
For a truly indulgent experience, guests can step into our meticulously restored historic iron clawfoot bath. This one of a kind heritage piece has been complemented with state of the art amenities, including decadent underfloor heating and heated towel racks – allowing our guests to feel comfortable all year round. Add in a cast iron Roselle hand basin and sustainable premium personal care products, Turkish linens and silk robes, a wonderfully luxurious and replenishing experience awaits.

Restored and converted to an iconic space.
The Ark Coolamon has been lovingly restored to seamlessly merge the best of historical and unique aesthetics with the comforts and luxuries of modern amenities and service. The gothic arches, stained glass windows, unique artwork, heritage furniture and vaulted ceilings will transport you to an ethereal and inviting world. The stunning character of this unique building has been perfectly complemented by the introduction of modern comforts and amenities. Enjoy this iconic space with its fully equipped industrial kitchen while cooking in the Falcon stove and sharing your menu across the antique dining table. Add stunning acoustics to the mix. A great way to nourish the soul.

Restored and converted to an iconic space.
Textures and form are the key to this elegant building. The beauty of the materials is allowed to shine through – in wood, in steel, in silks, linens and flowers will have their place.
Our boutique accommodation in Coolamon is entirely tailored around the comforts of our guests. Our service is dedicated to our guests and providing them with a truly luxurious and unforgettable experience. A desire to maintain constant focus on design and comfort, means The Ark provides each and every guest with a bespoke and boutique stay that will be unlike any other. We constantly strive to share our passion and love for this beautiful property and region.
Meet your hosts

Merrin and Phil have a long history in the arts and a love of all things handmade and beautiful.
The Ark is a very personal manifestation of our vision to honour heritage, to identify layers, to tell stories and to evoke the senses.

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Bringing the Outside In

Bringing the Outside In

As a gardener and visual artist, it is a great pleasure to wander through The Ark's surrounding garden, select flora and a vessel to arrange an installation, and place in situ. Otherwise, I forage on my daily walks. To have the pleasure of nature's beauty within your...

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Slow stays

Slow stays

The Ark has a restorative sense about it. Maybe it is the cathedral ceilings and resplendent light filtered through the beautifully designed leadlight windows. Or the heartfelt restoration conducted by its custodians and hosts has given The Ark a new chapter to its...

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The Garden

The Garden

The Ark is surrounded by gardens, which bring joy with their various 'rooms' which wrap around the church from the east to west. Essentially a cottage garden, best suited to the church's architecture and materials. As with all gardens, they are founded on trial and...

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Phone: 0411338842
Email: merrin@thearkcoolamon.com.au
Address: 37 Loughnan St, Coolamon, NSW, 2701

 

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