Up to 5 bedrooms, large kitchen and living area - ideal for families & groups
Peter & Christine Calabria
About Peter & Christine Calabria
Peter (originally from a farm in western NSW) and Christine (who grew up in Tasmania) are both passionate artisans. Peter's favorite is to create in wood, and Christine's is making pure silver jewellery from precious metal clay. We both enjoy teaching our skills in these and many other crafts at Artisans On The Hill. Should you wish to try your hand during your stay, the well equipped workshop and our teaching skills will ensure you will go home with some magnificent work you have created.
Peter & Christine Calabria purchased this House in 2007
Why Peter & Christine Calabria chose Mondrook
In creating Artisans On The Hill, we looked far and wide for the ideal location before settling on a 5 acre hilltop paddock near Taree in the magnificent Manning Valley, only around a 3 hour drive north of Sydney. We then set about designing and building our dream to create an unusual, comfortable, inspiring place for us and our guests to contemplate, create or just relax away from the pressures of everyday life. We also wanted a unique Gallery space to display and sell high quality Artisan craft. This now boasts pieces for sale from internationally revered Australian artisans.
What makes this House unique
Artisans On The hill is unique in that we have facilities on hand to cater to a wide variety of Artisan Crafts. We were able to achieve this because of the space the property has, the lack of close neighbors but the close proximity to major towns and natural attractions.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
The entire property, including grounds No Smoking
Pets not allowed on furniture or linen (beds).
Well behaved pets and Children are welcome!
Max guests:13 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
We do not take a bond for your booking, but on check in we do require details of a valid, suitable credit card as security.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Country hospitality and views
We initially chose Artisans on the Hill for our accomodation as we had a large group and dogs to consider on our trip. The communication leading up to our arrival was terrific and when we arrived, Peter and Christine proved to be terrific hosts. We were given a thorough handover and felt very welcome. The beds are extremely comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped and the lay out very functional. I highly recommend having a look in the gallery during your stay. We now look forward to the next visit, large group or not!
Had a great couple of days away at Mondrook. Our party consisted of three families and a dog. Owners were very friendly and accommodating. Property could probably do with a few more utensils in the kitchen. We also had a small problem with some ants in the kitchen. Property was clean, but could do with a bit of a dusting for cobwebbs. Plenty of room though, and good setup,. Overall, I'd definitely recommend a visit, especially if travelling with a dog.
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Artisans Timothy.
Would be grateful if you could send me a message re what utensils were short so we can address that.
Not sure i f the cobwebs you refer to were inside or out. If inside, I will take that up with our cleaners, if out, we have not had the water available to pressure clean the outside as we normally would.
Amazing place and great host
Very quiet, clean and beautiful place, spacious and cozy house, amazing views, it has everything needed for a perfect stay and even more, and is pet-friendly. Peter and Christine are great hosts. It was our second visit and it was fantastic again. Thank you very much, Peter and Christine, for your hospitality, your delicious breakfast and that great experience we have every time we come to Artisans.
Excellent dog friendly accomodation
This is the second time we have stayed here and it’s an excellent place to stay with our two dogs. We enjoying walking the dogs around on the property. The hosts are very accommodating and the bedroom we were staying in had a slide door to outside which made it super easy taking our dogs outside. We will be back again!
Have stayed at better
The beds were comfy and the linen and towels good quality. The place was a little grubby, crumbs in the toaster and the oven Needed a wipe as did The microwave And fridge. There was no cleaning products and the wash up cloth and Chun were used and dirty. We found cleaning products in a cupboard in the laundry that I think was supposed to be locked, I had to wipe down the sink and splash back before we used it. The hamper was a disappointment. As the bacon was in a container, obviously it had been handled. The cereals also were not in sealed boxes...they we’re decanted into containers. The peanut butter, vegimite, honey and margarine were in jars already used by previous
guests The lounges were grubby, some of the dining room chairs were very unstable. The outdoor furniture was full of spider webs and the table filthy. The outdoor bbq had meat and fat from previous guests left on it and we had to clean it to use it. There was no lockable door between the owners and the accomodation and the entrance door could not be locked. We actually had strangers walk in on us through the unlock able door. The owner Peter was pleasant and easy to deal with, and seems like a nice person.
Hmmm - our first 3 star review!
It is obvious from the comments that you are used to living in a sanitised, pristine environment.
I apologise if the cleaning was not up to your standard - my wife and I had been doing our best to keep up with linen and cleaning, despite some health issues.
We have now engaged professional cleaners and linen service.
I also apologise for overlooking the BBQ before your visit.
Not sure why you were so upset about having free fresh bacon and bulk cereal and supplies.
The bone coloured Moran Lounges were due for their annual steam clean, and this has since been done, along with the periodic tightening of the dining chairs.
If you had told me about the dining chairs during your stay it would have been rectified immediately.
The entrance door you mentioned can be locked and there is a key on each of the room keyrings. Each bedroom can also be individually locked.
There is a fire door between the guest accommodation and the owners residence which is locked when we have guests. We do not use the guest entrance to access owners residence.
A great place to stay
This is our fourth or fifth visit. We are always made feel welcome and comfortable by Peter and Christine. The breakfast is generous with plenty of options. A very, very pleasant place to stay.