We jagged this as a last minute night away and were so pleased with our choice. Mulla Villa guest house is a beautiful, charming house built in the 1820's by convicts for the Magistrate of the day and has been meticulously restored and looked after. We stayed in the cottage and arrived on the coldest day of spring in forever! We were soooo grateful that Caroline (our welcoming host) had the log fire roaring and waiting for us. The house itself is beautifully furnished and in keeping with the old world theme but with 'mod-cons'. The cottage, which is 50 metres up the back, is a converted woolshed and very quaint. Low ceilings, old school style and eclectic furnishings, large, deep spa bath,good quality bedding and towels, clean and neat. There's a main bedroom and a lovely big 'Granma's feather bed' in the lounge room which we ended up in so we could really enjoy the fire(which stayed lit all night!). We enjoyed the most generous breakfast we've ever been offered (cereals, fruit, yoghurt, toast ,homemade jams,eggs, bacon, mushrooms, coffee, juice!) which was mostly local and organic.
After breakfast we had a small tour of the cellars underneathj the house that once housed some convicts and then wandered up the back, hilly paddock to mingle with the cows and the view. All up, Mulla Villa is a beautiful choice to stay in the Hunter Valley and we highly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience great hospitality with old world charm. We'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1840 convict mansion. 4 rooms available with free breakfast. Also newly renovated,cottage with two bed rooms and kitchen. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon teas. Dinner every fri and sat night. We cater for bus and tour groups showing you thru the convict jail and historic house. Weddings available in main house or rustic COW SHED. A must stop on scenic route to the hunter valley wine country. Just one km south of Historic Wollombi. One hour north of the Hawksberry river on the Peats Ridge road turn off on route 33. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Guesthouse Mulla Villa Wollombi, Greater Newcastle, Australia