We stayed in the Bushmans Cottage for a weekend with friends and could not find one fault with the cottage. Nestled in the bush, 10 minutes drive from Mudgee centre, the cottages are situated on a large acreage that is very peaceful. The owners live up the hill, out of sight, and were very obliging to supply us with anything we might need. The cupboards are stocked with all sorts of handy and thoughtful things, including plastic crockery for young ones and insect repellant for families. There is an outdoor bbq which we used for a breakfast fry up.
The Bushman's Cottage has been furnished traditionally, with a beautiful claw foot bath and tremendously effective pot belly stove in the loungeroom. All rooms also have electric heaters and the owners have supplied plenty of warm quilts. The main bedroom has a 4 poster double bed with canopy and the second bedroom has single beds.
We decided to stay on an extra night on Sunday night without our friends and the owner gave us a heavily reduced rate which was very kind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A delightful 10 minute drive through the vineyards north of Mudgee takes you to a hidden hideaway, a 'retreat' in the original sense. While you still see Mudgee and the Valley, you also experience the birds, critters and solitude of the bush.Three fully self-contained cottages provide complete privacy, out of sight and sound of one another, in their own bush settings.There are several of Mudgees best eating options nearby, vine-lined lanes to ramble or cycle (using ours or yours), and verandahs from which to immerse yourselves in the sunsets over the Valley.And of course wineries. The major wineries are all between Mudgee and Ilkley. You can call in on the way home and say "What have you got to go with this magnificent Mudgee scotch fillet on the BBQ tonight?" ... more less