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VARYKINO Cottage and Apartment

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Set next to Mudgee's only 5 star organic vineyard, Thistle Hill Vineyard, Varykino has a new fully self contained, all facilities guest cottage (built by Ian Birchall Constructions, Australian Builder of the year 2004) with 3 bedrooms, 2 queen and 1 with king size single beds. The cottage is next to the water lily dam with a wide, shaded veranda facing the Monet bridge over the dam. Fat, greedy geese and hundreds of giant goldfish cruise among the dam's water lilies.

There is also the apartment adjoining the main house, looking down over the water lily dam. The apartment is also fully self contained and has 3 bedrooms set out similarly to the cottage. Both have en suites to the main bedrooms with 3-way bathrooms servicing the other 2 bedrooms in each venue. Wide screen tv, dvd and surround-sound are in each setting with superb soft leather furnishings to sink into and relax. Extensive free dvd library available for couch potatoes. Reverse cycle air conditioning and fans. Pool, cabana, barbecues are available together with continental breakfast supplied in the respective kitchens. Satellite broadband connection too if you cant leave your laptop at home!

Luxurious, peaceful and relaxing.

Past visitors have said:

Romantic Impressions:- Varykino, like a tranquil Monet painting coming to life...Alan Hill, Winestate Magazine.

A wonderland.

An oasis of beauty.

Not going to tell anyone about this place as once word gets around it'll be impossible to get a booking!

Can we move in?

Sorry we cannot accommodate pets


Either cottage and/or apartment:-

1 couple $200pn

2 couples $300pn

3 couples $400pn

extra person $50pn

Min stay 2 nights

Long weekends 3 nights


Just 10 kilimetres from Mudgee town on the Hargreaves Road to Hill End, Varykino is set in the beautiful Erudgere Valley nexty to Thistle Hill Vineyard and surrounded by other vineyards (Burnbrae, Erudgere, Blacklea and Iona) and rolling cattle plains stretching off into the distance with surrounding hills.


Varykino's gardens have featured in the ABC Open Garden Scheme and our previous property in town won Mudgee's best cottage and town garden prizes. We are life members of the Animal Welfare League and have 5 German Spitz (large Pomeranian) dogs, 5 very spoilt long haired cats, doves, geese, goldfish, cattle and a large variety of native parrots and birds including magpies,chuffs, [Heckle & Jeckle gang] King parrots, butcher birds and a family of very beautiful tawny frogmouth owls who have set up home with us. Occasionally kangaroos visit and our good friend "Bubby" the emu hangs out with the cattle sometimes when he hasn't anything else to do and wants someone to talk to.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018


Erudgere House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Child's Highchair
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 5 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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VARYKINO Cottage and Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great property

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family enjoyed every minute of our stay at Varykino. The surrounding bushland was tranquil and beautiful. The hosts were on site and looked after our needs.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful place to stay, we didn't want to leave! Surrounded by animals, wineries were close by, hosts were very generous and made us feel incredibly welcome.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Great property to stay

  • 5 of 5

A group of 13 people stayed comfortably in the two properties .Everything you needed and loved the continental breakfast that was included.Just outside of town and so peaceful.Would defiantly recommend this accomadation for a well earned rest

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage with our kids and had a lovely time. The kids especially enjoyed being able to cycle on the road leading into the property and row the boat (despite the limited water). A great location to get some nice peace and quiet. Grahame and Kate were very friendly and we've already let them know that we'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Really beautiful, private and peaceful property.

  • 5 of 5

Really beautiful, private and peaceful property.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Very comfortable house by a lovely little dam, with beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable house by a lovely little dam, with beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 10 beds and can sleep a maximum 14 guests

    Optional Costs
    children under 2 yo: $0 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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