About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
If you want a break in a romantic old house with the best the old world has to offer - deep, clawfoot bath, comfy beds, sunny verandah - come to the Station Masters House. We have satellite TV, a DVD and a CD player. If you want to curl up by the fire with the newspaper, sit on the verandah with a good book or spend a few hours lingering over dinner in the spacious kitchen, this is the place for you. There is a huge enclosed garden, including flourishing herbs for your use, as well as a newly paved terrace and outdoor setting. Of course there's the spectacular Capertee Valley on your doorstep, world famous for bird watching. See if you can spot the wonderful Regent Honeyeater. Train enthusiasts will delight in the heritage-listed station nearby.
Visitors from Sydney find Capertee an easy drive from home and a great base from which to explore the wineries of Mudgee, Bathurst and Orange. Of course being on the Sydney side of all these places makes for a shorter trip home at the end of your stay.
If you would like to know more about Capertee and the area please refer to the Capertee Heritage blog which you can find by searching CaperteeHeritage on Google.
All bookings include high quality linen on the beds made up for your arrival and thick fluffy towels. When comparing prices it's worth noting some houses quote a deceptively low rate as it's only for two adults; the extra charges really add up. Our rates apply to four adults.
There are three bedrooms, all with heaters, one with a king-sized bed, another with a queen, and another with three antique singles. Beds are made up for your arrival with lovely pure cotton sheets and warm doonas and there are electric blankets on the King and Queen beds.
The kitchen has everything you're likely to need and more. Sharp knives and several chopping boards go without saying but there's also a dishwasher, microwave, food processor, immersion blender, mixmaster, grill pan, wok, baking tins and plenty of glassware and crockery. Basic pantry items such as extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and spices are provided and there's a roomy fridge for whatever else you bring along.
There is a cosy library overlooking the garden and a lounge room with three comfy sofas.
What the bathroom lacks in size it makes up for with plenty of hot water, a deep cast iron bath that's super comfy and a great shower with good water pressure. The towels provided are thick and fluffy too.
Here are some of our favourite vantage points:
Sitting on the front verandah under the grape vine. In summer the vine forms a translucent green curtain providing shade and beauty. In autumn it turns a spectacular purple and in winter when the leaves have dropped the sun streams through. It's a beautiful sight from both of the front bedrooms - the King and the singles.
Lying in the bath looking out to the fig tree.
Having an afternoon snooze in the Queen sized bed looking out to the eucalypts. The original 19th century glass in the bedroom window slightly distorts the outlook into graceful Art Nouveau lines.
Sitting on the back terrace in the early evening and watching the gum trees turn pink as the sun sets. This is also the perfect spot to watch the bower birds feed on the fig tree. Yes, we like to share the fruit with them!
Come morning when you open the curtains in the Queen bedroom, you're likely to see brilliant red and green king parrots feeding on the white cedar.
Reading in the library armchair with a coffee and the morning sun. There are novels, cookbooks, non-fiction and a great selection of short stories.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 24, 2018
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Nice, quaint house
We enjoyed a nice couple of nights in this quaint old house. Lovely, big bedrooms. Poky but comfortable living room. Great kitchen to sit around in. Bathroom/toilet arrangements are 'interesting'.
Great weekend escape
We came across the Station Masters House at Capertee by accident. We had long wanted to visit the Rylstone/Mudgee area. Capertee is a great jumping off point for a visit to the region. And the Station Masters House is a lovely place to stay. Comfortably appointed, good cooking facilities, good sleeping arrangements, heating, TV and so on. Plus, a real slice of the old Australia, and easily reached from Sydney. I recommend it for anyone wanting a weekend (or more) away in a historic and characteristic part of Australia. And just a few hours drive from Sydney. I also recommend a return trip along the back route via Tarana. Beautiful country indeed.
What a lovely place to stay
We went with friends and found the place very comfortable, lovely big towels and ample heating. The house was a lovely find, we found it was easy to spend time within the intimate living room and eat in kitchen. Overall I felt very privileged to spend time in an authentically period home with all the mod cons. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. There was no internet connection so if you want to be away from everything you pretty much can, although there is a telephone box was not very far.
A Trip Back in Time
We stayed at this cottage as I used to live next door as a child. My grown family and I found it very comfortable, easy for self-catering and the owner's general information was helpful. Great base for exploring the beautiful Capertee Valley and to have a picnic at Glen Davis. Roadhouse was a nice surprise with size and service and the Capertee Pub (with piano and friendly publicans) proved great to visit. Wattle was glorious, would be good to see other plants in summer. We all enjoyed a different weekend here.
Excellent property for friends to get together
We were 3 couples. The bedrooms are big, and the lounge room is comfy. There is plenty of crockery and cutlery and big pans, serving dishes etc - makes self-catering a dream. Heaters everywhere, so despite the cold outside (it was June) we were cozy. Our second time there, and we will be back.
Lovely cottage :)
We had a great stay in the cottage. It was flawlessly clean, comfortable and very cosy. Fantastic base to go and see the beautiful surrounding countryside.