Ugg Boots

Mel Symons

Date: 16th August 2015

Episode: 29

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Mortels Sheepskin Factory

Ewe’ll love seeing how the famous Aussie ugg boot is made. Mortels Sheepskin Factory is an Australian-owned family business that’s been warming tootsies with their uggs for almost 60 years. Don’t let the wool be pulled over your eyes, join a tour and get a back stage look. Their huge range is “un-baa-leivable” with car accessories, bed covers, baby products and even medical products. “Wool-dn’t” your pooch look cute in their woolly pet gear? Their boots were made for walking so collect your booty and check out the rest of the town. You won’t be looking sheepish when you step out in these uggs.

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Mortels Sheepskin Factory

1 Weakleys Drive, Thornton 2322
Ph: 4966 0990

Open 7 days

Tours by appointment

Adults $15, kids $7.50

The Villa Country House Retreat

Surround yourself with history and stay at The Villa Country House Retreat. This charming place was constructed in 1879. Enjoy a luxurious country escape or pop down for a mouthwatering high tea. Engaged? These guys provide the perfect spot for a unique wedding ceremony. Plus your boutique accommodation is on site. What was once the stable has been transformed into a sophisticated guesthouse. Check out the high ceilings, private dining area and fancy bathrobes. Plus there’s a bath big enough for two cleverly added into the open plan room. You can use their vintage bicycles anytime so hop on and explore the village.

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The Villa Country House Retreat

7 High St, Morpeth 2321

$200^ per night

Ph: 0402 524 005   

Prices correct as at 16/08/15 




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