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Charlie's Cottage in Yarramalong Valley

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

***** PET FRIENDLY *****


Have a break from the hustle and bustle and spend a couple of nights in the quiet, peaceful surrounds of the Valley.

Welcome to Charlies cottage in Yarramalong Valley. This is one of the most picturesque country areas of NSW. Charlies Cottage is an Historic Heritage Cottage (circa 1901).

This character filled, pet-friendly, 2 bedroom cottage with all the charm of yesteryear. An unforgettable hideaway you will definitely want to revisit. Whether you are a family wanting a relaxing getaway with plenty for the kids to do; or a couple who want a romantic getaway set against a backdrop of the gorgeous Yarramalong Valley, we are certain you will have a great time at Charlies Cottage.

Bedroom Set Up

The main bedroom has a queen bed with wool blanket & doona, very snug to sink into! The second bedroom has a double bunk bed (2 in the bottom bunk and a single on top) and another single bed, complete with wool blankets & doona. All linen is provided (incl. towels).

While You Are Our Guest

A small selection of cereal, milk, tea/coffee are included. Microwave, small oven and cook top are provided. BBQ available outside.

The Yarramalong Valley is only 50 minutes from Wahroonga, 1 hour from the Hunter Valley and only 30 minutes from the Central Coast.

There is a lot to see and do, such as:

Wyong Milk Factory in Wyong

The Springs Golf Club and Restaurant @ Peats Ridge (15 minute drive away)

Visit the Riding schools on Yarramalong Rd

The Hunter Valley wineries only 1 hour away

The Great North Walk just down the road

"Tree Tops" Adventure Park

Delicious and locally made cheese at "The Little Creek Cheese Factory"

Enjoy a great cuppa at Yarramalong Cafe or the Tin Shed Cafe

Dine at The Little Frog Restaurant in Wyong

Amazement is a child-friendly wonderland where you can wander through the

mazes, meet and pat the friendly animals and enjoy your surroundings

Alpaca Farm Wyong Creek

Historic St. Barnabas Church (circa 1885)

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Check out some more photos on our Facebook page and while you're there, we would love you to post some special times you've had whilst staying at Charlies Cottage and like our page.


Yarramalong (Place of Cedars) was first permanently settled by the families William Stinson (Stinsons Lane) Erekiel Waters, (who came from Maitland in1856.) Prior to this the hills and valleys had been logged by timber cutters driving oxen teams from around Wollombi and Maitland.

The Stinson family settled in Stinson’s Lane, the Waters family in what is now Yarramalong Village.

Other early settlers included William Beaven of Brush Creek, who was the first person to be buried in St. Barnabas graveyard. Others who came to live in the valley include the Hill, Boyd, Palmer and Fernance families, many of whose relatives are to be found in the local area.

As the numbers living in the valley increased, the need for a church building became apparent. Earlier, services had been held in the homes of the settlers. So originated St .Barnabas Church.

- The early pioneer Australians, (mid 1800’s) from which many of the residents originate.

- The Cedar Heritage (The red cedar trees were logged from this Valley in the last century, and the sawmill still exists) also still existing surrounded by beautiful flora and Red Cedar trees.

- Indigenous/nature history with abundant wildlife (Platypus – Wallabies/Wallaroos and wombats etc).

- Historic Wyong River which winds itself throughout the valley.

- Horse Heritage – Horse Studs/ Riding schools etc.

- Alpaca Farm.

- Manor House – lunch, afternoon tea / dinner plus entertainment.

- 150 Year Old St. Barnabas Church (restored) with original Cemetery.

- One of the oldest Cemetery’s in NSW.

- Local Public School established 1870.

- School of Arts, built in 1904.

- Popular destination for artists', cyclists & Sunday drivers.

- Local arts & Crafts.

When returning to Sydney, also try the Tourist drive from Bumble Hill . Follow the Road through to the T section on George Downs Drive, turn left and follow the sign to Sydney (a shorter trip). This will bring you back to the F3 at Calga (after Peats Ridge.)

A poem by a guest from 2010.

Teapots and canisters, lavender and lace,

Hydrangeas in vases, bound books in case

Verandahs of cedar and chairs made of cane;

You will find "Charlies Cottage" down Ravenswood Road

The kitchens so rustic with its old fuel stove;

There's so much to see, the eyes do rove

Round the shelves-to see an era gone by

What memories,or secrets, here do lie?

Peaceful, quiet,calm and serene

Are before me in the lovely scene;

A long chair with pillows invites me to lie

And happily watch the world go by

- poem by Marg Ress (Byron Bay - Jan 2010), a guest.

*It is a requirement of your booking condition that you leave the cottage in a reasonable and clean condition and all rubbish removed to the larger bins provided on the front verge.

More Details

Julie Lobascher
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Central Coast

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed , bunk bed with double bed on the bottom and single on the top
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests


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Charlie's Cottage in Yarramalong Valley
average rating of 4.625 based on 24 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lovely to get away from 21st century & reconnect with bygone days!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at Charlie's Cottage and it was the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the 21st century and reconnect with the simpler, quieter joys of bygone days. We loved the rustic qualities of the cottage and sitting on the veranda, enjoying the views and listening to the farmland sounds, was one of our favourite past times. Yarramalong Valley is an easy 1 1/2 to 2-hour drive from Sydney (depending on your suburb) and in between sitting on the veranda, there was plenty to do, with bushwalks (connecting with The Great North Track) and the TreeTops rope climbing adventure only a short drive away near Wyong.

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review Robert. I am very happy you had a wonderful time.
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special cottage but not so cleaned

  • 2 of 5

The cottage is very special and lovely to see so many antique stuff. It's at quiet location and good size for a small family. However, we were welcomed by a dead mouse on the floor upon arrival, noisy floorboards that make sounds for every movement you make, it's pet friendly, so please expect pet hair everywhere and it sticks on your belongings. The beds are soft enough for us but the linens are a bit dirty, you can smell the dusty smells, poor kids got rash from the bed or linens and an adult got bitten by something in the bed, not sure what it is though. There are many board games to choose from although there's no mobile reception from the house. Overall, I think it's good for adults with maybe older kids, but not younger kids with sensitive skins.

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bicki, Measured by weekend traffic, we are very fortunate that our affordable cottage enjoys an occupancy of well over 60%. That has been the case for nearly 15 years and, as the current owners, we can say that in the last three years we have had only two elaboratively negative comments, including yours. As you may have noticed, our guest book (which dates back to the early 2000's) has hundreds of positive, complimentary and joyful responses about the stays of the people involved. Springtime is a time of bloom around the world, including for the much maligned rodent. They appear in every corner of this planet. We have electronic anti pest devices in the cottage to avoid the experience you say you had, backed up by the discreet use of baits. You and your party of 4 or more enjoyed your one night stay obviously knowing the cottage is over 100 years old and pet friendly. The regular cottage cleaning is especially sensitive to that and your claim about the dust and pet hair can only be a complete exaggeration. Similarly your comments about linen etc, which is always washed and otherwise regularly renewed. We have never had any complaint or comment about bed/sleeping problems.........bizarre. Have a nice day :)
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom


  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely weekend stay. Quiet and tranquil no phone or internet connection to bother us. It is a step back in time to how the locals once lived but with a few modern conveniences. There are open spaces to enjoy. The views from the veranda are beautiful and have a different character depending on the time of day. I would stay there again but next time I would be better prepared to combat the mosquitos and ants.

  • Review Submitted: 29/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A perfect excape

  • 5 of 5

I loved this cottage and was unable to remove myself from the verandah. In the evening the stars were so bright and I enjoyed watching the full moon dance through the trees. The cottage was very neat, tidy and warm and the main bed was super comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself Melissa. We were very happy to have you stay at Charlies Cottage.
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Beautiful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Charlie's Cottage. It was very peaceful and a lovely place to go for a walk in the morning. The cottage was as depicted in the photographs, heritage, special, like going back in time. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely compliment ... happy you enjoyed your stay!
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cozy comfortable cottage. can see beautiful sunset and sunrise on the hill.

  • Review Submitted: 13/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed yourself Alison
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Other Activities:

bush walking, nature, tree top


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.