Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076

Pizza oven; fire pit; lots of space indoor and outdoor, fires and aircon. Groups

Bedrooms 5
Space 904 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

6 rooms cater up to 16 people on 20 acres along river 3km from Mudgee

Castlelea Cottage, located 3km from Mudgee, has great outdoors spaces within the 20 acre property for you to roam.

Comfortably accommodates 12 people and can adequately provide for a maximum of 16.

The are two buildings:


Bedroom 1: Queen with ensuite. With air con.

Bedroom 2: Queen

Bedroom 3: Two King singles (NB: the main bathroom needs to be accessed via this bedroom). With air con.

Sunroom: Double size sofa bed. NB sunroom, although in another room, is not screened off privately from the living area


Separate room in shed:

King Bedroom with claw foot bath/shower, washer basin and separate toilet - this private room has it's own reverse cycle air conditioning is accessed via the main part of shed.

In main part of shed:

1 x Queen

1 x Double bunk

1 x King single.

It is a comfortably furnished shed adjacent to the cottage which has a wood fire, is insulated and air conditioned.

All linen, including towels, are provided.

There are 3 wood fireplaces at Castlelea Cottage:

formal lounge room; family room; rumpus/games shed.

We live on the same 20 acres so if you need anything we can be of assistance either by text, call or you can come and visit us if we're home, other than that we'll leave you to be to enjoy Mudgee and the property.

Features of Castlelea cottage:

Outdoor entertainment area with gas BBQ

Fully equipped kitchen

Three bathrooms (main, en suit to master bedroom and bathroom in rumpus shed)

Air conditioning in main family room, master bedroom, twin room and shed

Beautiful cottage garden to lose yourself in, relax in, have an Easter egg hunt in, plant your feet on the grass! Feel free to even do some gardening if you wish!

Docking station, DVDs, board games, novels.

Nespresso pod machine

Selection of herbal teas

Additional features:

High Chair and porta cot on request.

Farm fresh eggs - ample provided on arrival and a constant supply which you're welcome to collect yourself!

Children are also welcome to pat the chooks, feed the chooks, and there are wild ducks which come and go frequently.

Under two years of age stay for free, no need to include in numbers of guests when filling in booking form, please just let us know in the comments section.

Access to idyllic picnic spot along Cudgegong River (fish have been caught!)

Pizza oven, BBQ and fire pit to hire by the river (subject to fire restrictions and rain!)

More Details

Jill McNickle & Robert Yavion
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Jill McNickle & Robert Yavion

Hi I'm Jill. My partner Rob and I live on 20 acres, on the river 3km out of Mudgee. I've recently been doing the parkruns in Mudgee and enjoy being an active member of our dragon boating club! We'd love for you to come stay on our property. We value privacy for our guests but are accessible when need be. Hope to see you in Mudgee!

Why Jill McNickle & Robert Yavion chose Milroy

We have relished restoring the old farm homestead and bringing it back to life for guests to enjoy! I kind of also think the cottage is enjoying all the different friends and families coming to stay, laugh and party!

What makes this house unique

I think the unique benefits of our property is the location and setting. Guests can truly relax by the river, the pizza oven and fire pit, on the back verandah or on the front porch with a book while overlooking the rose garden.


Milroy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 904 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Main Bathroom in cottage
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite to King Bedroom in Shed.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to master bedroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Shed: 1 x Queen; 1 x Double bunk; 1 x king single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cottage: Queen room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Cottage: Twin room with air con
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Cottage: Double sofa bed just off the loungeroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Cottage: Queen - master bedroom with ensuite & air con
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Shed: King Bed with ensuite (claw bath/shower) and air con
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Pizza oven; fire pit; lots of space indoor and outdoor, fires and aircon. Groups
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia

Sensational Time together

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time together as a family celebrating a milestone event in Mudgee. Every aspect of comfort and relaxation was clearly planned by the host. All guests felt like they mattered and this contributed to our delightful time together reconnecting as a family. We will be back to stay and it is definitely a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful long weekend stay for two families

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic Easter weekend stay at Castlelea and we are already talking about booking to come back again.

The property had everything our two families (including 6 children) could want, and more - ample beds, lots of space for the kids to run, lots of sunny nooks for the adults to relax in and a well stocked kitchen (including access to fresh daily egg collections from the chickens!). The separate shed was so much more spacious and comfortable than we expected, perfect for the kids and full of balls and games to keep them amused for hours.

We made good use of the fire pit and pizza oven at night, which came complete with Jill making the pizza dough, setting up the fire and giving all the kids a lesson in dough rolling. It was so relaxing sitting around the fire pit under the stars with some good wines from the local wineries visited during the day.

Jill was an incredibly hospitable host - always responsive on email during the booking process, welcoming on arrival and keen throughout to make sure our stay was enjoyable. She was very accommodating of the kids - even very happy for them to spend hours dragging sticks and logs around to make bridges over the river.

We would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Fabulous accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very special family celebration weekend at Castlelea Cottage.

The house includes everything for an extremely comfortable and relaxing stay. The garden is lovely, with lots of room for kids to run around and more fun to be had in the games shed. It is well situated being a short drive to town and the wineries. This accommodation catered very well for three generations of our family and we all left wishing we could stay longer! Thank you Jill for providing such a beautiful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and all your families for choosing Castlelea Cottage for the special celebration. We and the cottage enjoyed your visit and it was a pleasure. Thank you again and hope to see you again Jill
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Castlea Cootage Mudgee

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodation, close to town. We made good use of the wood fired pizza oven. Beds were super comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Gorgeous Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better house to hire for the weekend with the family. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has great entertaining areas.

The house has everything you need for your stay & more. Jill the owner adds little extras that make your stay even more enjoyable.

We will definently be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Melissa for your kind words! Glad you appreciate the property as much as we do! :) Jill
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cozy cottage which helped to ensure that even though the weather was not kind to us, there was plenty to keep adults and kids happy. We will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Wineries. Pizza Oven on farm


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.