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Your own luxury accommodation right in the heart of historic Hill End

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Completely self-contained apartment with stunning views from the balcony.

Northeys Apartment, situated in the beautiful historic village of Hill End. offers visitors the unique opportunity to stay in the most iconic building (circa 1873) in Hill End.

This luxurious first floor, 1 bedroom apartment has a fully equipped kitchen (with tea/coffee provisions) and dining area, queen size bedroom, bathroom, off street parking and private verandah with BBQ.

The living room is equipped with cosy gas log fire, flat screen TV, DVD player, DVD’s, plenty of books and games for you to enjoy. Perfect for a romantic getaway!

Quality linen, towels, hairdryer, ironing facilities are provided and a gourmet breakfast hamper is supplied on arrival. We also provide a personal laundry service if required.

Situated in the heart of the village Northeys Apartment is within walking distance of the Royal Hotel, General Store, Visitor Centre and Northeys own wonderful retail store and ‘Pop-Up’ Space.

Hill End is the ideal location for relaxation, photography, art, bushwalking, star gazing, bird watching, family history, fossicking, cycling, fishing and sunsets. The list goes on - catering for everyone’s passions and interests. Do everything or do nothing in the ambience of Hill End.

Come. Enjoy.

Northeys is a non-smoking apartment and does not cater for children or pets. Please note that stairs access the apartment.

More Details

Gaye & Jim Shanahan
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2018

About Gaye & Jim Shanahan

We are an energetic and dynamic couple lucky enough to live in the beautiful village of Hill End. We have two children and six grandchildren and family is very important to us. We have lived in Hill End for over 30 years and have always been involved in tourism and are active community supporters. Hill End is a very special place to us and we love to impart to visitors the amazing history and the future aspirations of our village.

Gaye & Jim Shanahan purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Gaye & Jim Shanahan chose Hill End

Northeys is the most iconic building in Hill End and the most photographed and painted in Australia. It is a wonderful example of the past, rich history of this historic gold rush village. Located in the heart of the village of Hill End it offers guests the opportunity to experience the ambience of this interesting and vibrant community. Within walking distance of all the villages amenities and a short drive to three spectacular lookouts. Northeys Apartment is also the prime location to enjoy the annual 'End Festival'

What makes this apartment unique

Hill End is a unique, isolated village in the Central Tablelands of NSW. From the early 1850's to 1890's Hill End was made famous by extraordinary gold finds. It was declared a historic site in 1967 and is managed by the National Parks & Wildlife Service. Hill End retains many original gold rush buildings and has attracted many artists who have been inspired by the rugged beauty of the area. Today, Hill End still supports a thriving art community and a diverse mixture of local characters. Whether you're an artist, photographer, family historian, cyclist, fossicker, birdwatcher or budding astronomer, Hill End has it all! Located right in the heart of the Central West's wine and food regions of Mudgee, Bathurst and Orange visitors are able to pick up their favourite goodies on the way. Northeys Apartment is also within walking distance of the Royal Hotel and General Store where meals and refreshments are available.


Hill End Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Modern bathroom with full size bath with rain shower overhead. Toiletries and plenty of towels are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Queen size bed
  • Beautifully appointed with comfort in mind. Plenty of pillows and electric blanket. Cupboard and hanging space too. French doors lead onto private balcony with stunning views of scenery and wildlife!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Luxury accommodation right in the heart of the beautiful village of Hill End. Within walking distance or a short drive to all village amenities and spectacular lookouts.


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Your own luxury accommodation right in the heart of historic Hill End
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The most comfortable place we have stayed in everything is here to Injoy thanks jon a lou

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Go back in history but in luxury

  • 5 of 5

I could not complain about anything, only could not find any gold......Ha Ha.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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  • 4 of 5

Stairs a bit steep for the elderly, and kitchen needs a bigger frypan. Could be drafty in winter.

Peter & Robyn


  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Peter and Robyn. Yes, the stairs are a little steep at Northeys. In the era of 1873 when Northeys was built, this was the norm. As Northeys is a listed building changes to it's fabric cannot be made. Fortunately, we were able to add another handrail to the stairs which we believe makes for safe use. We will ensure future senior guests are aware of this. We will gladly take on your suggestion of a larger frypan for the kitchen, thanks. We have had a number of visitors stay during the colder months and all have commented on the cosiness of the apartment. Once again, thanks for choosing to stay at Northeys. Gaye & Jim
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Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia

very nice property

  • 5 of 5

central location, short walk from pub. Did not like curtain instead of door between bedroom and bathroom.Could not fault anything else.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter for your review, we hope you and Jane will stay again when you next visit Hill End. Due to some space restrictions, we have yet to find the perfect solution for a door to en suite.
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

Where modern comfort meets historic hardship!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very cosy and well equipped. Cooking facilities were more than adequate plus a Weber BBQ on the verandah. We stocked up with some fine food at Mudgee as the only place to eat in Hill End is at the pub. Being able to stay right in the heart of Hill End in such luxurious accommodation is a real bonus. Thanks Gaye and Jim for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barry, look forward to you both visiting again.
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Nearest Airport
84 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Royal Hotel
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Hill End Ranch
Nearest Train
84 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Hill End General Store
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Village of Hill End

Hill End is located in the Central Tablelands of NSW. It was declared a historic site in 1967 because of it's legendary gold rush era and intact gold rush era buildings. Since that time it has been managed by the National Parks & Wildlife Service who protect it's buildings and artefacts. Hill End is also a mecca for artists, this started during the 1940's with Russell Drysdale and Donald Friend. Hill End still has a thriving art community. There are three spectacular lookouts close to the village, a wonderful Heritage Centre right in the heart of the village and History Hill just two kilometres away. A must do, History Hill has an amazing museum with the biggest collection of artefacts from the gold rush era. Another must do is the Bald Hill Mine Tour, open weekends and school holidays at 1.30pm, just book at Northeys Store before 1pm.(0407187275) Other tours are available from the NPWS at peak times, just give their office a call on 6337 8206 for details. Self guided tours of the village can be done too, just grab a brochure/map from the Heritage Centre and follow the signs, historic buildings and photographs (from the Holtermann Collection of 3,500 glass plate negatives from the 1870s which have been recognised in the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World register) and enjoy a leisurely stroll around the village. Other attractions and activities available in Hill End are fossicking at Golden Gully, viewing the historic cemeteries, cycling, bird watching, bush walking, star gazing, photography, art or just relaxing on the verandah at Northeys Apartment, the General Store or Royal Hotel (where you can catch up with locals) and watch the world go by. Hill End has four distinct seasons and Beyers Avenue leading you into the village displays all four in a spectacular display. Hill End is just one of those places not to be missed. It has something for everyone.


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.

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