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Warego Cottage, Bathurst

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,205 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Warego Cottage is a cottage on our property "Stratford" which sits in the heart of O'Connell Valley surrounded by the Fish river close to Bathurst

The property carries cattle, grows lucerne, and advanced landscape trees

"Warego" was an original land grant made to James Hassall in the 1820s and has been in the family for the last 100 years.

Warego cottage is fully self contained, comfortably furnished and has complete privacy with magnificent views of the O'Connell valley towards the Fish river for which the visitor has private access of over 2kms river frontage for picnics, fishing or leisurely walks.

There are 2 bedrooms - 1 queen bed, and 2 single beds, with electric blankets, doonas and all linen supplied.

The living room has a wood heater, air conditioning and comfortable sofas to relax on. There is a digital TV, DVD, & Radio and many magazines, books & games to enjoy.

There is a fully equipped Kitchen and Bathroom with Laundry facilities,

The north facing verandah is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the view or watch the setting sun.

It is 1 km to the O'Connell Hotel which offers great "Pub" meals and the O'Connell Avenue Cafe opposite which is open for delicious breakfasts and lunches from Friday to Sunday


The famous cool climate Mayfield Gardens are 20 minutes away. They are open every day and there is a very nice cafe and nursery attached

Jenolan Caves is 1 1/4 hours away via Oberon

Fishing is available on your own private stretch of the Fish river - over 2kms, and at the Oberon and nearby Chifley dams

Bathurst offers much interest - The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, The Fossil Museum - Warren Somerfield Collection , Mt Panorama Racing Museum and many excellent restaurants and cafes.

Explore the local villages - Tarana, Rockley, Perthville, Millthorpe, Wattle Flat, Sofala where you will find interesting local pubs, cafes, wineries and galleries.

Orange is an hour away - home to many of the country's finest restaruants and cold climate wines.


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Pennie McKibbin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Pennie McKibbin

Our family has owned this property since 1908.

Over the years they have farmed sheep, cattle and grown vegetable crops.

David & I are the third generation to live here. Today we carry cattle and grow advanced ornamental trees for the landscape industry.

Why Pennie McKibbin chose O'connell

Warego cottage has been on our property for for 25 years. It was originally used for farm accomodation and we converted it 10 years ago for holiday rental.

Over the years we have worked to keep it up to date.

We have greatly enjoyed letting our cottage out for this purpose as we have met so many interesting and very nice people from all over the world, many have become good friends returning often throughout the years.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is typical of farm cottages. It is very comfortable and cosy set in the middle of the farm. It is separate from the main homestead so offers privacy and is quiet.

For summer there is air conditioning and a wood fire box for beautiful warmth in the winter. We supply the wood.

The sitting room has 2 sofas and 2 single arm chairs.

There is a digital TV with video. A CD, radio & blue tooth music system and bookcase with plenty of books and magazines to read, as well as games.

The north facing verandah overlooks the paddocks towards the river and is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the view or setting sun with a gl;ass of wine.

Visitors are welcome to wander around. Especially along the river where they can enjoy the tranquil peace, going for a swim or do some fishing.


O'connell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1205 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , There is a vanity, heated towel racks & washing machine
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The Main bedroom has 1 queen bed with side tables and lamps. There is a wardrobe and chest of drawers The second bedroom has 2 single beds with a chest and Hanging stand. All the beds have electric blankets and doonas and blankets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


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Warego Cottage, Bathurst
average rating of 4.617647 based on 34 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • 4 of 5

Went to Oberon/O'Connell to visit Mayfield Gardens. Nice location lovely hosts and close proximity to the gardens. Only issue was with the fire needing some TLC but other than that was a lovely stay :)

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lovely country cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the wood fire kept the cottage nice and cosy when there were cold winds and frosts outside! It was very comfortable and we felt very much at home. The location is perfect halfway between Bathurst and Oberon and its only about 20 minutes away from the amazing Mayfield Gardens.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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NSW, Australia

Peaceful and relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely to watch the evening light change as you sit in a fire-warmed room and look out over the river

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Lovely cottage and owners

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay in Warego Cottage. True farm stay, lovely owners and very comfortable cottage. The kids loved it! The area is beautiful to explore. The cottage is very homely and comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cosy and comfortable. Spectacular views.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable and in a beautiful setting close by the river. There is a gorgeous verandah which faces north ,flooded in Winter sun, with spectacular views. The slow combustion heater warms the cottage and plenty of wood is supplied. The O'Connell pub has fabulous food and the café opposite serves great coffee Fri, Sat &Sun.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bronwyn & David What a lovely surprise to read your review, thank you so much for being so complimentary. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. I visited the exhibition on the Friday - my goodness what a very well organised event and spectacular to see. I gather it was a great success with visitors from all over the place. How did the fishing go? I hope you enjoyed the experience of being on the river. Did the girls enjoy the show? It was the first time we took our little grandchildren 2&3! they loved the animals and rides. Please don't worry about the sheets - all are clean and white! I hope we see you again you are very welcome With kind regards David & Pennie McKibbin
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Peaceful and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

A peaceful little cottage with great ambience. We enjoyed visiting the cows and horses, star gazing and taking in the tranquility. Kind and friendly hosts.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Historic village of O'Connell

O'Connell is a beautiful small historic village close to Bathurst

The world famous Mayfield Gardens are 15 away

In Bathurst visit Mt Panorama, the

Bathurst Regional Gallery, Fossil Museum, Wonderful restaurants, local wineries and the fascinating local villages of Rockley, Tarana, Sofala, Hill End, Millthorpe and Orange is only an hour away.

The Jenolan Caves and Blue Moutains are an hour away




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.