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Ilkley Cottages

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664 Black Springs Rd, Mudgee, New South Wales 2850, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a 2 night stay in one of Ilkley Cottages using Expedia. I fortunately checked the booking the week before with the owners directly to find out that the Expedia booking had not gone through (although $$ was taken). We were offered an alternative property on the grounds but it really was not nice when we arrived. The owners... More 

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Chris S, Owner at Ilkley Cottages, responded to this review

It will certainly be a long time before anyone can book Ilkley Cottages through Expedia! They have sent us 8 unannounced bookings (so far, there may be more), some of which turned up on our doorway with no warning. Mostly these have overlapped our known bookings, which presents some problems. Where we could we have found alternative accommodation on the... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous property with everything you could think of available. Blackmans cottage feels like a home away from home, the pantry is stocked with your every day essentials and once you check in you won't want to leave. We had a great time and will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

My Husband and I are here to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, we are so happy we picked this place!! It has to be the sweetest, most romantic little getaway in Mudgee. The property and cottage fit out is second to none, boasting a claw bath and a cosy fire. Tastefully decorated with all the extras to make the trip... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A wonderful peaceful retreat, perfect for a break from the city pace. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the complimentary fresh eggs, warm bread and the fruit platter provided on arrival. Nothing was too much trouble for Chris who kindly organised a restaurant, transport, tickets for the film festival and even delivered comfy chairs for the film night. The... More 

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Chris S, Owner at Ilkley Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Ros. You wandered along just at the right time for the Mudfest (Mudgee's Short Film Festival), just as they are developing packages with the accommodation providers. You were our first, and we're relieved all went as planned, except perhaps for the cold night. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Stayed in January 2015. Terrific country retreat to ‘get away from it all’. It’s an easy 10min drive to town past various vineyards and local farmhouses. The final 500m to Ilkley is unsealed but easy on the car. My wife and I stayed at Calving Gully Cottage cottage which was lovely and peaceful, set back a little in the bush... More 

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Chris S, Owner at Ilkley Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for the review,and thank you for the great photos too. we appreciate your taking the time. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Chris is a thoughtful host who has thought of everything for guests including delicious free range eggs and wholemeal sourdough. The quintessential Australian cottage built by the owner sits in the bush setting and has resident wallabies and abundant bird life. We visited mid-week and spent the time cycling, visiting wineries, bushwalking and eating out (as well as in). Everything... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stayed at Blackmans Cottage for a mid-week break. Great place to unwind and relax after checking out the wonderful food and wine in Mudgee. Chris was a very welcoming host and the fresh bread, coffee and jam was a nice addition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed in Calving Gully Cottage for a 10th wedding anniversary getaway and we just couldn't have had a better time. We were very impressed with the tranquillity and beauty of the setting, and also the attention to detail within the cottage itself. Loved the home-baked bread, freshly laid eggs, jam and coffee for breakfast, the cosy potbelly wood fire... More 

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Chris S, Owner at Ilkley Cottages, responded to this review

As Sir Humphrey said "A brave decision Minister". We applaud, but suggest the push bikes next time. And thanks for the great review. More 

Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Calving Gully Cottage for just one night the weekend before last. We'd decided on the spur of the moment to make our first visit to Mudgee. Accommodation seemed a little hard to find so we searched TP and found Ilkley Cottages. A quick call to Chris and all was arranged. The cottage is beautifully... More 

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Singleton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

These clean, efficient cottages have a rustic appearance, inside and out, without lacking any of the modern features you would expect. Pre-loved and restored doors, windows, plumbing fixtures and furniture are complimented by reproduction items such as the "antique" electric jug. They are well insulated with air-con and even have a wood heater. Microwave, hot plates and all the cooking... More 

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Chris S, Owner at Ilkley Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for that comprehensive review folks. I guess the noisy flush reminds us that some things have improved over time. Any suggestions to quieten it would be considered, but the overhead cistern stays I'm afraid. More 

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