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Wollemi Retreat- Award Winning Eco-Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,583 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

**** Wollemi Retreat was named as the best Eco Retreat in NSW for the 2014 Stayz Group Awards. For 2015 we were the runner up in the National Outdoor section ****

###We are located between Rylstone and Mudgee, not in the town of Rylstone as per the map generated from HomeAway.###

Wollemi Retreat is an architecturally designed house located just 3 hours from Sydney on 100 acres of native bushland in the north western area of the Wollemi National Park.

The property was originally acquired as a retreat for the owner who wanted a secluded escape from the hustle and bustle of the corporate world in Sydney but close enough to make it worthwhile for a weekend away.

Wollemi Retreat is a completely self sustaining eco retreat with a 100% reliable off the grid solar power supply and a rain harvested water supply. Comfortably accommodating up to 6 adults there are 3 generous sized bedrooms with double beds and two bathrooms. The main bedroom has an ensuite with a free standing bath and overhead rainfall shower combined with a floor to ceiling window to take advantage of the magnificent views across the valley.

The kitchen and lounge room are all open plan with a double sided fireplace perfectly situated in the middle of the house. The kitchen has all the modern features such as SMEG oven, cook top and all appliances such as coffee machine, juicer, blender, BBQ and even an outdoor pizza oven.

The front of the house is has floor to ceiling glass commanding views across the valley to the beautiful mountain ranges to the east and north with each bedroom having a view to the famous Wheelbarrow Mountain.

You will instantly recognise the huge deck to the front of the house that has a fire pit and an inbuilt Jacuzzi big enough for up to 6 people and capable of getting to 40 degrees.

Foxtel and the internet are installed for the property plus there are also over 700 books and 300 DVDs in the mini library ensuring total relaxation and a recharging of the batteries.

For those that want to get outdoors and see some of the local wildlife the area is famous for its rich variety of native wildlife including 46 species of mammal, 235 species of birds, 58 species of reptiles and 32 species of amphibians.

There are plenty of walking trails on the property for getting back to nature including the backdrop of the large mountain range creating an imposing view. Coxs Creek runs through the property attracting plenty of wildlife for viewing from the deck of the house.

Within 40 minutes of the property there are countless attractions should you have the desire to explore the surrounding area including Mudgee Wineries, Dunns Swamp, Nullo Mountain, Fern Tree Gully, Lake Windermere, Sofala, Hill End, Capertee Valley and much more.

Wollemi Retreat is the perfect getaway from Sydney for a short term break, great for recharging those batteries from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Note: The property is about a 10 minute drive to the historical village of Rylstone and there is approximately 5kms of unsealed road.

Small pets are allowed but please be mindful of the wildlife, all linen and towels are provided.

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Denny Payne
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Rylstone Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Floor Area:
  • 2583 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Wollemi Retreat- Award Winning Eco-Retreat
average rating of 4.924528 based on 53 reviews

Beautiful bush retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 5 days over Christmas in this beautiful Eco friendly house . This is luxury in the bush down to the furnishings and decor . Enjoy sitting in the spa , relaxing , all while taking in the view.

Greg and Robina

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Greg / Robina, So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and had a nice Christmas. The views are great with the long days!
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Simply stunning!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this retreat as a surprise anniversary getaway for my husband - it did not disappoint. The stress of city life melted away the moment we got out of the car. The views are spectacular to gaze upon as you sit in the jacuzzi or the bath with a glass of wine.The house was clean & comfortable. Denny was easy to communicate with and made sure we knew how to respect the property and the local environment. Many, many thanks.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Relax and Rejuvenate

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful girls weekend away, the house was so lovely. Its was clean and comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. Even though you are off grid we did not feel like the modern cons were compromised. It was so nice to get away and relax surrounded by the bush setting. We loved our stay and will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review Jess and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. You're welcome back any time.
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Central Western NSW

Highly recommended accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our amazing stay. The kitchen was fully equipped, the house was clean and tidy, the surroundings were so relaxing, not to mention the amazing spa on the deck. If you want some time out from your daily routine and need to recharge your batteries I would highly recommend you book this house. You will walk away feeling refreshed.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to get out of the city n kick your legs up. Very peaceful with lots of wildlife. House/amenities are very clean and modern plus the spa tops it off.

Recommended to all walks of life looking to get away.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Can't fault the place for anything more. Great stay!!! Strongly recommended

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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