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The Guesthouse - Hill End

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Welcome to your private escape in the country
Modern vintage country living
Enjoy private use of The Guesthouse - Hill End, set on a two-acre property with established orchard

Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
A taste of modern vintage country living just 280km north-west of Sydney NSW, via Mudgee or Bathurst. Hill End’s finest self-contained guesthouse accommodation, set on a quiet two-acre block hosting up to four guests in a two-bedroom cottage with queen bedded rooms. Take your morning coffee to the front verandah, pull up a seat and breathe in the fresh country air. Observe the friendly locals – you’ll find an abundance of birdlife and curious roos regularly exploring your temporary backyard. Just a short stroll from the historic village centre of Hill End, The Guesthouse is the ideal place to make your retreat. Enjoy the heritage streetscape and tree lined 'Avenue' that has inspired many Hill End artists, meet local characters at the Royal Hotel, replenish supplies at the General Store...A taste of modern vintage country living just 280km north-west of Sydney NSW, via Mudgee or Bathurst. Hill End’s finest self-contained guesthouse accommodation, set on a quiet two-acre block hosting up to four guests in a two-bedroom cottage with queen bedded rooms. Take your morning coffee to the front verandah, pull up a seat and breathe in the fresh country air. Observe the friendly locals – you’ll find an abundance of birdlife and curious roos regularly exploring your temporary backyard. Just a short stroll from the historic village centre of Hill End, The Guesthouse is the ideal place to make your retreat. Enjoy the heritage streetscape and tree lined 'Avenue' that has inspired many Hill End artists, meet local characters at the Royal Hotel, replenish supplies at the General Store + Cafe, grab your fossicking gear at Northey's Store, lose yourself in local memorabilia at History Hill, explore the Heritage Centre, or simply be inspired by the beauty and heritage of this historic gold rush town. Adorning the walls of The Guesthouse are works by internationally renowned artists who live and work in Hill End, a town that is a magnet for creative minds. You’ll enjoy all the creature comforts here, it’s ready for you to enjoy year round with a combustion fireplace and reverse cycle air conditioning. Why not stop in at nearby Mudgee, made famous for its impressive food + wine scene, just 70 km ‘down the road’ to sample and select locally grown produce to bring home to The Guesthouse. Pour a glass or two from a Mudgee winery and prepare delicious produce with your loved one, friends or family in the well equipped kitchen or cook outside on the BBQ. Other conveniences include a large shed with undercover parking, free WiFi, laundry with washing machine and dryer, ironing facilities, TV, DVD player and DVD selection, radio + CD + Bluetooth sound system, board games and an established orchard where guests are encouraged to pick and eat in season.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Guests are encouraged to enjoy the space as a home-away-from-home, we ask our guests to respect The Guesthouse as they would their own home. Please leave used towels on the floor in the bathroom, turn off the air conditioning, complete a dishwasher cycle and put clean kitchenware away, lock the doors and leave keys in the key box on departure.
Bedrooms
2 Doubles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Cara G
Hosting since March 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOur guests are welcome to arrive at their leisure and will be provided an access code for a key box self-entry. Guests are welcome to call their hosts during their stay should they require any assistance, however are left to enjoy their temporary home and enjoy their Hill End experience.

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Seaside19078255711
Seaside19078255711
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Exceeded our expectations!
The Guesthouse is a wonderful place to escape to! From the time I made the booking to checkout Cara's communication was excellent. On arriving at the property on a cool autumn afternoon the balcony lights were on, the fire was lit and soft music welcomed us. The house was very clean, cosy, comfortable and well appointed. The welcome pack, wine and craft beer was thoughtful and appreciated. The 2 acre property is quiet and peaceful and very well maintained and the autumn colours were spectacular. A bonus we enjoyed was seeing the kangaroos and little wrens that visited each day! I can't speak highly enough of this property and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the Hill End area.
Visited May 2023
Written 8 May 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The Guesthouse
The Guesthouse
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at The Guesthouse. We greatly appreciate your kind words and feedback! It brings immense joy to hear that your journey with us was a memorable one. Observing the kangaroos and little wrens visiting the property is always a delightful bonus that our guests appreciate, and we're thrilled that you enjoyed these encounters during your stay. Nature's wonders truly make for unforgettable moments. Your kind words mean the world to us, thank you for choosing to stay with us! We would be delighted to welcome you back when you next need a little escape :) C&C
Written 28 May 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Discover57905649593
Discover57905649593
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Terrific property...very well equipped with everything you might want
Certainly a terrific property...very well equipped and provisioned, providing a comfy retreat to enjoy either outdoors under the trees, around the fire pit or snuggled up indoors by the fire or with the comfort of the aircon. Easy access to the historic Hill End attractions and Mudgee wineries. It provides a most welcome retreat after a day out exploring.
Visited April 2023
Written 23 April 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The Guesthouse
The Guesthouse
You've made our day! Thank you for sharing such gorgeous feedback, we're so thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay :) Until next time, C&Cx
Written 28 May 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jacky D
Jacky D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our beautiful home away from home
The best accommodation you will find in Hill End. Beautiful and comfortable, it feels like home as soon as you step in the door. The grounds are amazing with comfy spaces created so you can relax under the trees or gather around the fire pit. Plenty of space to escape. It's always hard to leave.
Visited October 2022
Written 24 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The Guesthouse
The Guesthouse
As always, it's a pleasure to host you, Jacky! Our sincere thanks go out to you for your kind review and we look forward to seeing you again soon. C&Cx
Written 21 January 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

gemgen2017
gemgen2017
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cosy, peaceful and beautiful stay
We enjoyed a truly special family trip to Hill End thanks to our stay at the Guesthouse. The cottage is clean, well-organised and functional, and just beautifully decorated, especially with local Luke Sciberras's artwork up on the walls. We enjoyed warming up by the fire while watching all the beautiful animal life just outside in the garden including rosellas, king parrots, blue wrens and heaps and heaps of kangaroos (with joeys too). My 9 year old was in heaven! The location was perfect in walking distance to the general store/cafe and pub, and in easy driving distance to many other local spots. Cara and Casey were lovely and welcoming hosts - we will be recommending the Guesthouse to friends, and will definitely visit again in future.
Visited October 2022
Written 14 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The Guesthouse
The Guesthouse
You've made our day! We appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review about your stay. We're glad you enjoyed it and look forward to hosting you again soon! C&Cx
Written 21 January 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kristine B
Kristine B
Heathcote, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cottage in the Bush
Lots of character, well eqipped cottage with everything you would require in beautiful garden acreage. Welcoming music and heated rooms on arrival. Kitchen, bathroom well maintained with all supplies, bedrooms cosy and comfortable. Looking forward to a return in the future.
Visited September 2022
Written 25 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The Guesthouse
The Guesthouse
Thanks so much Kristine, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us :) We hope to host you again soon x
Written 21 January 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kate B
Kate B
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely beautiful!
Had a gorgeous weekend away to recharge at The Cottage, the perfect antidote to stressful city work life. The location is idyllic, quiet, remote in gorgeous grounds but an easy stroll to the village. Cosy fire, divine bed, kitchen with everything we needed to cook full meals. The air con in addition to the fire made sure we were warm as toast all the time. The Cottage was very clean, perfectly stocked and I couldn’t fault it. Our stay exceeded my expectations! We even ditched our plans to go wine tasting in Orange to stay put and relax!
Visited July 2022
Written 21 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The Guesthouse
The Guesthouse
Thanks so much for your beautiful review Kate, we loved hosting you! We hope we'll have the opportunity to do so again soon x
Written 21 January 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rob B
Rob B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Serene and stress-free
Beautifully presented little cottage. A mob of kangaroos on the lawn and perfect tranquility. Good communications from the hosts and everything ready on arrival.
Visited June 2022
Written 13 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The Guesthouse
The Guesthouse
Wonderful! So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us Rob. We look forward to hosting you again soon :) C&C
Written 18 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Matthew Z
Matthew Z
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved the Guesthouse!
We loved our stay in Hillend - the people, the town and, of course, the guesthouse were all fabulous! We absolutely hope to return, thank you!
Visited May 2022
Written 15 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The Guesthouse
The Guesthouse
Wonderful! Absolutely thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Guesthouse and exploring our little village - we hope to host you again soon! C&Cx
Written 26 May 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Traveler47922063389
Traveler47922063389
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Splendiferous
We had the most magical stay at the Guesthouse. Everything we needed was there...and more. Wonderfully comfortable beds and easy heating .... very fresh at night. The best thing was the garden around the cottage. Kangaroos and birds came to visit every day, and at night we had the most spectacular view of the stars so close it was overwhelming. We made a fire outside and stayed there for ages. There was life music at at the pub and the locals were all lovely. Highly recommended!!
Visited April 2022
Written 3 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The Guesthouse
The Guesthouse
Thank you for your beautiful feedback, we are over the moon to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at The Guesthouse, exploring the village and meeting locals. We look forward to hosting you again sometime! C&C x
Written 26 May 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ChrissyG54
ChrissyG54
Newcastle, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
'Feel the serenity Darls'
My husband and I along with 2 friends stayed in this delightful cottage just after Easter. We were delighted with Hill End and it's interesting history. We found the cottage enchanting and really loved the fire at night, the thoughtfulness that Cara & Casey show by providing everything you need for a comfortable stay is really appreciated. We also loved the peacefulness of the cottage and it was so joyful to watch the resident mob of kangaroos in the yard. We would be very happy to recommend this cottage.
Visited April 2022
Written 28 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The Guesthouse
The Guesthouse
How wonderful to hear of your lovely Hill End experience - thank you for sharing! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again, when you next need a little serenity ;) x
Written 29 April 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Nearby
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television

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Map
Getting there
Sydney Airport
193.1 km

Springhill Airport
48 km
Restaurants
Hill End General Store
11 min
Attractions
History Hill
1.6 kmSpeciality Museums

Merlins Lookout
1.9 kmLookouts

Golden Gully
3.9 kmAncient Ruins

Bald Hill Lookout
1.8 kmLookouts
About the neighbourhood
Once a thriving gold mining town in the late 1800s, now an eclectic mix of working class folk amongst artists and those still fossicking for their fortune in gold, the historic village of Hill End is the ideal escape for those seeking a relaxed pace and some genuine inspiration.
Getting around
Self drive, cycle or walk at a leisurely pace.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Getting Here + Access - 26 English Lane, Hill End If arriving via Mudgee, English Lane is the first street on your right as you pass the Hill End Welcome sign. If arriving via Bathurst, take a right toward Mudgee along Beyers Avenue when you come to the intersection in Hill End and English Lane is the first street on your left. Take the dirt road (it's well graded and suitable for all vehicle types) to the end, veer right at the fork and you will find a gate to 26 English Lane at the end on your right. Open the gate, drive down the rosemary lined driveway and you can park undercover if you like.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots available

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Guesthouse - Hill End

The Guesthouse - Hill End is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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