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Cranky Rock Cottage - hunter valley paradise

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Rare and unique, Cranky Rock cottage gets the name from a 25 tonne cave sandstone rock which graces our cottage with an open fireplace. Peaceful and private Cranky Rock oozes warmth and charm.

Built pioneer style with rustic Australian hardwoods, a quaint and romantic getaway in your couples only retreat.

Set at the base of the mountains overlooking a beautiful valley floor, watch our horses, cattle and local wallabies graze peacefully enjoying this rare jewel.

Conveniently located from Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast, all the lower Hunter wineries and an easy 5 min drive to Wollombi. Handy for the music lovers for Pokolbin concerts, or just take in the historical Wollombi sandstone village, Home of the famous Dr Jurds Jungle Juice.

Awaken to the natural bush sounds of lyre birds around our 120 acres of natural bush and rainforest paradise, explore the wonderment of nature in your city escape, breath the fresh eucalyptus air. Experience the odd visit from our friendly King Parrots and native birdlife.

The living areas open out with bifold doors onto an open expansive timber sun drenched deck with outdoor BBQ shaded by eucalyptus trees over your large entertaining table and chairs.

Relax and revive after an enjoyable day, in the hot tub, while not just soaking in the warmth, but also the stars.

Ideal for 2 couples, a King size bedroom with fluffy donnas and comfy bed awaits your evening end with its own ensuite and along with a Queen size 4 poster cedar bed with own bathroom.

The country kitchen is fully equipped with gas cooktop, electric oven, microwave, fridge, basic condiments, tea, sugar, coffee are provided and our beautiful fresh free range eggs compliments from our farm hens.

Cranky Rock also has overhead fans and reverse cycle air conditioning, satellite tv, DVD, wifi, no mobile reception.

More Details

Lindsay and Pam Pyne
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018


Sweetmans Creek Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Cranky Rock Cottage - hunter valley paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

we had a great stay in the country in a comfortable and cosy cabin, thanks to the great hospitality of Pam and Lindsay

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Even better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an amazing extra long weekend at cranky rock. The cottage itself is beautiful and well equipped. We loved the hot tub and the beautiful farm. Had daily walks on the property and just enjoyed relaxing on the deck. The owners Pam and Lindsay are so lovely and friendly, and their dog Buddy became our new best friend. Would strongly recommend for a couple, family or small group of friends. Already planning our next visit :-) Mel and Damian Finn

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Owner's Response: Thanks guys. You were perfect guests. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Cranky Rock Cottage was the most perfect escape to the country. Pam and Lindsay provide an idyllic getaway on the most beautiful property full of animals, wildlife and fresh air. The cottage itself was comfortable and cosy with so much character and history. The overall experience was was above and beyond expectations. I hate to rave on to much otherwise the cottage will be booked out for our next visit! (Our dog Moe had a wonderful time too!)

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jacquie and Chris (and Moe) for staying with us. So pleased you had a lovely stay. We can't wait to host you again. Kind regards Lindsay and Pam.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Lindsay and Pam's home was absolutely incredible. From the wonderful views from the deck, huge fire that kept us warm at night and the spa was perfect for relaxing in the evening. Couldn't recommend more highly.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris. So pleased you had a great stay and look forward to seeing you again. Always great to meet nice People.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Rustic country charm

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is set in the countryside giving you a feel of privacy and country life. Great for a weekend stay as a couple escaping the city. We loved the log fire which was ready to light for us when we got there and the hot tub under the stars. The chickens woke us up early for breakfast which we made with Pam's eggs from her chooks! Highly recommend if you want somewhere that has charm.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shirley. Lovely to have you stay with us. Love to see you again one day. All the best with your new ventures
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Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia

The Cottage and Hosts were amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a work of art in such a beautiful location. We had the best time and the hosts were so accomodating and went to so much effort to ensure everything was perfect right down to the smallest details!

Lindsay was an inspiration, we loved hearing his story and his "out of the box" outlook on life!

We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ben. Glad you had a nice stay, longer next time to really take in the sights of the area. We loved having you both.
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Other Activities:

great local wineries


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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