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Didgy Ridge - Peaceful Country Cottage

Cooks Gap NSW, Australia
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

Perched on top of the great dividing range at 750 metres above sea level Didgy Ridge is set on 34 scenic acres and overlooks a pretty valley with views back to the township of Mudgee from the lookout.

Fully insulated rustic country cottage with 3 bedrooms which will comfortably sleep 5 people.

Fully equipped kitchen.

Lounge room is fitted out with a 140cm LCD TV, Bluray player and 5.1 surround sound system.

The lounge room is also air conditioned and has a wood heater to keep you cosy and warm during the winter months.

There are around 5 acres of cleared land around the house with the balance of the land being natural bushland which is teaming with wildlife and interesting rock formations. There is even a waterfall on the property that runs over a huge solid quartz rock formation! The surrounding properties are unfenced giving you access to around 200 acres of walking tracks.

Some of the wildlife we have seen over the years includes, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Wombats, Echidnas, Blue tongue lizards, Goanna's, Eagles, Parrots, Black/ white cockatoos, Finches, Wrens and Galahs.

Located on tar sealed roads just 30 km's (18-20 minutes drive) due north of the township of Mudgee (next door to the Ruwenzori retreat) and 24 km's (15 minutes drive) due east of the famous gold town of Gulgong you can enjoy the benefits of country living with the convenience of being close to town.


* 140cm LCD TV

* Bluray player (over 120 popular DVD movies provided)

* 5.1 surround sound

* Master bedroom = Double bed, air conditioner and heater

* 2nd bedroom = 2 single beds, Sony PlayStation, 80cm LCD TV, board games, children's books and toys (Keep the kids entertained for hours!)

* 3rd bedroom = 1 King single bed + portable cot

* Lounge = Air conditioned and Wood heater (firewood provided)

* Dining room = Seats 6 people

* Additional wall heating and oil filled column heaters provided

* Modern stove, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, espresso and capsule coffee machines

* 400 litre fridge/ freezer

* 400 litre hot water service

* Plenty of storage (tall boys, dresser and cupboards etc)

* Laundry with modern front loader washing machine and clothes dryer

* BBQ available

* Fire pit/ camp fire

* 8 seat outdoor table

* Undercover parking

* Linen, towels and toiletries are all provided at no additional cost.

* Pets allowed (Large covered animal enclosure available + an enclosed veranda/ sunroom at the front of the house)

* Optus and Telstra 3G/4G and NBN reception available. (please check with your service provider)

Local attractions

25+ wineries only a 10 minutes drive away.

The famous tourist walk "The Drip" is only a 22km drive from Didgy Ridge.

The township of Gulgong (15 minute drive) has two museums with the Gulgong Pioneer museum being my pick.

Gulgong also has some lovely pubs such as the rustic Prince Of Wales Hotel and a really good Thai restaurant called Thai to you.

Mudgee (Aboriginal name that means "Nest in the hills") is the largest township in the area and has plenty of shops, restaurants, pubs and other attractions to keep you entertained.

Mudgee also has lots of special events during the year and is regularly fully booked out on special event something you will have to worry about!

Mining contractor? 10km's to Ulan and 6km's to Moolarben coal mines. Stay close to work!


Jay Maxwell

Member Since 2015
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english, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Window type installed in the living room and main bedroom
                    • Fireplace
                      Large fully enclosed wood heater (firewood provided)
                    • Heating
                      Wood heater, oil heater and wall heater
                    • Internet
                      3G and 4G (Optus and Telstra)
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                      All summer and winter linen provided
                    • Living Room
                      Seats 4-5. Includes 140cm LCD TV, bluray player, 5.1 surround sound, AC, heaters and coffee table.
                    • Parking
                      Under carport of front yard
                    • Towels Provided
                      All body and face towels provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Front loader machine, laundry powder provided


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Espresso and Aldi pod capsule machines
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All included
                        • Dishwasher
                          60cm large
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                          1100 watt large
                        • Oven
                          Modern electric
                        • Refrigerator
                          400 litre
                        • Stove
                          Modern electric
                        • Toaster
                          2 x slice


                            • Dining
                              Extendable table to seat 8 if required
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Books can be found in the coffee table draw
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Lots of board games on offer
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  140cm LCD TV, bluray and 5.1 surround sound
                                • Toys
                                  Lots of interesting toys for boys and girls.
                                • Video Games
                                  Playstation 2
                                • Video Library
                                  Over 120 DVDS and Bluray provided.


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      4 burner BBQ


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • hiking

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 1:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                          22 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Peaceful country retreat with beautiful sunset views

                                                          Andrea H.

                                                          Wonderful peaceful place with everything you need. Plenty of space for a family of 5 plus ample room for doggy. Loved our stay. Only one tiny complaint-tree that drops spikey things that can pierce through shoes (ouch!). Our long haired dog got covered in them! Otherwise beautiful sunsets and views enjoyed with local Mudgee wine. Relaxing start to our holiday - thanks Jay!

                                                          Amazing getaway from city life

                                                          Patricia L.Southbank, Victoria, Australia

                                                          We had such an amazing time in this precious cottage. It has all the things you need and super comfortablr for a small group. Best part is its away from city hustle bustle and there are great outdoor walks around the house... definitely recommend!!

                                                          Relaxing and well appointed

                                                          Wendy P.Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

                                                          Stayed for four days in October and were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful solitude of Didgy Ridge. The house is well appointed and had everything we needed including a beautiful pot belly stove which made us toasty on the one cooler night while we were there. The grounds were lovely to stroll around, the lookout over the valley is so peaceful and we had easy access to the charming town of Mudgee from here. The house is basic but comfortable and welcoming. We would happily stay here again anytime!

                                                          Peaceful Getaway

                                                          Joyce C.NSW, Australia

                                                          We had a lovely time at Didgy Ridge so quiet. The wood fire was so good on a cold night.

                                                          QUIET COSY AND COMFORTABLE

                                                          DIAN D.Dian Speers Point NSW

                                                          Didgy Ridge is a home away from home. Comfortable,cosy quiet, well appointed and every conceivable thing to make the occupants stay enjoyable has not been overlooked. We had a lovely time.

                                                          Home away from home in the beautiful hills!

                                                          BRUCE C.West Ryde, New South Wales, Australia

                                                          Didgy Ridge is a country hideaway that is rare as hen's teeth. Simple, homely country charm that allows the surrounding hills and ridge to truly take your breath away. The serenity and peace is second to none. Thanks Jay for sharing your patch of Heaven! Hope to visit again.


                                                          Cooks Gap NSW, Australia

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                                                          22 Reviews
                                                          Excellent 4.4/5
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