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Tilbatilla - Country Escape

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Just under 2 hours from Sydney, and half an hour from the popular Hunter Valley vineyard area,Tilbatilla is found in a beautiful private valley. You will enjoy the peace and tranquility of your own fully equipped comfortable home, with space to walk, relax, and enjoy the views. Children have the space to run and play safely, and your dog will love the freedom also.

The house is fully furnished, cooled with air conditioning in summer, and heated in winter with a wonderful wood fire. The kitchen has been renovated and is ready for guests to cook up a feast. Bedrooms are comfortable, bathrooms clean and every effort will be made to help guests enjoy their stay. Perfect for small gatherings, the quiet valley setting means parties and large gatherings will need prior approval from the owners.

Pets are welcome, subject to the owner's approval, but must be controlled to make sure no disruption to the other animals or the local area occurs. The dog rules are below, and should be acknowledged in your booking request if you are bringing a dog.

Several chickens live on site to provide fresh eggs for you, in return for feeding and watering them.

A visit to the main property may be arranged. There is a large dam for a swim, or a canoe, and bush walks to enjoy the local eucalyptus woodland. Sometimes you can spot a platypus in the creek, or watch the wallabies coming down to enjoy the sweet green grass. Bird watchers will enjoy the area which has had over 60 different birds identified recently.

The valley is perfect for bike rides, long runs, horse riding or hiking. The Great North Walk crosses the valley close by, making the house a perfect stop on your journey. The Watagan National Park borders the valley and can be accessed nearby.


A minimum stay of 2 nights helps us keep the price down, but if you want to stay just one night there is a small surcharge depending on the booking details.

There is no mobile phone reception at the house, but visitors may get a signal at the main gate. Limited data is available through our Satellite internet connection, for services such as viber and messenger, and there is a landline which can be used for important calls. Excessive phone charges ($15 plus) will be deducted from the security deposit.

At times of extremely heavy rainfall the access roads may flood and become unpassable. In this case visitors will be unable to travel into the valley and will need to arrange another time for their visit. We will endeavour to contact you if access becomes difficult.


Dogs are not allowed on the furniture, or in the bedrooms at all.

We prefer them to sleep/stay outside on the deck (there is only one kennel) but understand that some dogs are unsettled and so suggest that they sleep in the laundry or living area on bedding you supply.

Scratching and or chewing of fittings etc is not to be allowed and screen doors have just been replaced so please don't allow your dogs to jump up or damage them.

The house yard is not dog proof so the dogs need to be locked onto the wrap around verandah if and when necessary. If you are out for the day please lock them on the deck rather than inside the house. They will feel quite safe there.

There are chickens, cows, calves and horses in close proximity - dogs shouldn't chase them or stress them.

Any damage or cleaning required due to pets will incur a fee to the value of the cost to rectify, plus a 25% administration fee.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
9 November, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Congewai, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Dalgety, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I really enjoyed our return stay at Tilbatilla and hope to return again in future.

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Linda .... it was a pleasure to have you visit again!
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A comfortable house in a beautiful valley

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful weekend in the country in a very comfortable, self contained house surrounded by chooks, horses, cows and all the things you would imagine on a farm. The location is quite beautiful and Toni and Michael are charming and accommodating hosts. The kitchen is well equipped but the peace and privacy mean you need to bring all your own fresh food (except eggs). The shops and vineyards are a good 30 minute drive through pretty countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review Caroline! We would love to have you visit us again!
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Fabulous Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is great, modern kitchen, lots of room and a cozy stove to keep you warm.

The views are fantastic and there are some great walks. Close enough to the less commercial wineries for an afternoon trip to vary the scenery, but this is more about being out in the country and enjoying Michael and Toni's farm. They both made it a very pleasant stay and ensured we were well stocked for our stay. Will certainly come again.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Beautiful property in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at TillbaTilla. Exploring the farm and the area was lots of fun and our children loved the interactions with the animals. Planning when we will be back for another trip.

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Stephen! It was lovely to meet you all, and glad that you were able to enjoy the visit despite the rain .... Would love to host you all again.
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Dalgety, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, quiet, lovely views, great hosts, ticked all the boxes for a relaxing getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect place in the country

  • 5 of 5

We just spend 3 day weekend in this beautiful place and all 5 of us enjoyed every minute of it. Meeting Toni and Michael was a good start and then discovering the house was almost like coming home. Everything is clean and good quality and well thought out. Even firewood is prepared. My granddaughter horses and chickens for the first time in her life and getting the eggs from the 7 chickens was just great.The farm around the house is very attractive and we just felt like it was our place. Tilbatilla is a place for discovery of country, and oneself. None of us wanted to leave and could easily have spent a week there.

  • Review Submitted: 06/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure having you and your family stay Rudi! Thanks for coming to visit us!
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Beautiful views, peaceful


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Congewai, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $450 per stay
    Cleaning: $75 per stay

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