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Wallaby Cottage - Country Escape

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

An affordable, peaceful paradise which is only a short drive from the main vineyards and all that the Hunter Valley has to offer.

Want a change of pace? Wallaby Cottage is the ideal getaway if you are looking for a quiet place in the country to spend time with family or friends. It is an affordable, peaceful paradise in a stunning location and only a short drive to all that the Hunter Valley has to offer.

Set on 35 acres of farmland, Wallaby Cottage is marvellous in summer and is a brilliant spot for a winter weekend where you can be cosy by the warmth of a wood fire. Verandas all around provide an excellent place to light up the barbecue. Here you can enjoy a long afternoon of well-spent, country house time as kookaburras laugh up in the trees and you sit back and appreciate the view of the horses and kangaroos as they leisurely graze in the paddocks.

Soak up the country life watching the free range chickens and guinea fowl as well as cattle and horses. See kangaroos at dawn and dusk and enjoy the wild birds, including king parrots, galahs and kookaburras. Lucky guests can watch the wedge-tailed eagles spiralling above the picturesque paddocks and over the tree covered hills.

For a memorable experience of country life at its best, to attend the concerts in the vineyards, enjoy the wineries, ballooning, the fine restaurants and everything else the Hunter has to offer, Wallaby Cottage is the place to stay.

All this and only 50 minutes from Newcastle and 90 minutes from Sydney.


Wallaby Cottage is a self-contained house with three bedrooms and an open plan lounge, dining, kitchen area which can comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests. There are 3 king-sized double beds, which can be converted to twin share if needed, and a double sofa bed. The kitchen is fully equipped and the cottage has a TV, DVD, a CD player with an iPod dock and free Wi-Fi.

Tea and coffee, linen and towels are provided for your stay.

A shuttle bus for concerts picks up from nearby.

Additional Guests

For a group larger than 8, Red Belly farm has additional accommodation for 2 in the neighbouring Wedge-tail Loft.

Bring your pets - Wallaby Cottage is pet friendly.

Security bond required.

More Details

Property Manager
Pete Smith/Jen Emmeson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018


Ellalong House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
North Curl Curl

A little piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Wallaby Cottage in Decemeber with family from overseas...such a lovely place to be for a few days. Thanks Lynette, they loved the alpacas and the amazing variety of birds. Ollie, the Labrador, had a great time, as always. And, we had a beautiful holiday away from the Sydney madness!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sally, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review with the online community. We're extremely pleased that everyone enjoyed themselves. We look forward to seeing you again next time. Kind regards, Alex
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Our host Lynette made sure that our family had a lovely weekend, feeding the animals and giving us lots of information on the fauna and flora in the area. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mel, It is so lovely to hear of your enjoyment st Wallaby Cottage. It's such a gorgeous place and Lynette is the perfect host. Hopefully we can have you stay again some time soon. Regards, the team @ Weekenda
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Harrington grove

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Nice and peaceful its a great place to do nothing but relax and enjoy it

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott, Thank for taking to time to review you r stay. Wallaby Cottage is on of our favourites. It ticks all of the boxes to ensure a relaxing and comfortable trip to the Hunter. We hope you explored the grounds and got to meet some of the animals. Plus enjoyed the beautiful gardens. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Regards, The Team at Weekenda
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great family friendly country getaway

  • 5 of 5

This weekend getaway was a breath of fresh air. Beautiful views of valley, mountains, sunrises, sunsets, misty autumn mornings, green paddocks, birdlife, wild life, and the classic wooden farm fences.

The fenced yard around the cottage made our stay with a toddler and pre-schooler very easy. The cottage was charming and user friendly and the king size beds were very comfy. I can imagine very cozy winter mornings given the wood stove in the living area.

Fresh eggs from the chicken coup made breakfast complete as we sat around the farmhouse style table watching the sun rise through the window.

The horses and alpacas graze free range, and the chickens loved our food scraps from the cottage kitchen food scrap bin.

A very peaceful relaxing stay. What a good find.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A great escape

  • 4 of 5

Wallaby Cottage is peaceful & adequately furnished. It is a 7 minute drive along Wallaby Gully Road but beware when driving at night as it can be pretty dark. It is around 20 minutes into Cessnock & central Hunter Valley.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Great farm stay

  • 4 of 5

We really loved our stay. The house was perfect & clean & lovely. It was further from the winery area than we thought, but beautiful!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Vineyards, Concerts & Golf




Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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