Yarramalong Valley - Have a break from all the City hassles. Spend a couple of nights in the quiet, peacful surrounds of the Valley and listen to the birds, or the rain on the tin roof. see web for whats on

prefer 2 night or more bookings for school holidays and long weekends.
teapots and canisters, lavender and lace,
hydrangeas in vases, bound books in case
verandahs of cedar and chairs made of cane;
you'll find "Charlie's Cottage" down Ravenswood Road
the kitchen's 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, guiet,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

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

RUSTIC- with modern facilities - gas heater
not fenced off , bring pets at own discretion.

Character filled, charming fresh 2 bedroom cottage, with all the charm of yesteryear, but with modern facilities.
breakfast basket provided, but if you need to eat out
THE OLD TIN SHED is an ideal venue open Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening
a new local dining experience 5.30pm - 8.30pm - kids menue $10.00
@ Yarramalong General Store which is open from 7.00 am - 7.00 pm every day
air conditioned- gas heater - extra heater available
All linen provided ,(wool or light doona's ) breakfast provisions provided -bring your own extra food, cooking facilities provided.Outside gas BBQ with oven.
Main bedroom-queen bed with wool blanket & wool or light doona
Bed 2 -Double bunk/2 singles with wool blankets & wool doona's@
IN WINTER air conditioning will be turned on late afternoon to heat the cottage for your arrival, if owner contacted prior.

The Valley gets cool at night, but days are beautiful.
for what's on visit
Dear Gail,so sorry i didn't come over to say 'were leaving now and thankyou' etc last Sunday morning.we had fun at the cottage;playing cards,taking snaps of the view and generally just loving the place every second of the whole were right-didn't need the tv/dvd and the worst part WAS THANKYOU. i want to come back to charlies again,and im grateful for the time there that we had...great photos and memories.kind regards-from louise

Take the F3 from Wahroonga to the Tuggerah/Wyong exit ramp to the left.
Turn left again onto Old Maitland Rd-
that takes you to Yarramalong Rd .LEFT AGAIN follow this to the village of Yarramalong (15 minutes) then 3 kms past you will come to a Y in the Rd, turn right into Ravensdale Rd, the 2nd on the right is no 25. Main house at top of hill, The cottage sits in front of you ,follow directions near garbage to park near cottage straight along on grass

Getting married?Let Gail marry you on the Property.She is a Marriage Celebrant

Yarramalong Valley is one of the most picturesque country areas of NSW, 45 minutes from Sydney and less than one hours drive from the Hunter Valley.
Typical Historic Heritage Cottage,c 1901 with all modern facities
letter from Giang.
As a designer father always tells me when building his house, one thing that is beyond his power is to fill the house with "soul" which can only be given by the people who live in it. Giang (who rode a pushbike from Sydney to stay a week)

what to See and Do
Historic church 3 ks away, St. Barnabas circa 1885.
sample delicious and locally made cheese at
AMAZEMENT for the little ones-or wander through the mazes, meet and pat the friendly animals, and have a cuppa.
TREE TOPS adventure park
for info of what is on on the Central Coast visit -
tourist info line
and get a free Central coast IMAG booklet

Hunter Valley or Great North walk? .

The Yarramalong Valley is only 1 hour from the Hunter - a half hour from Historic Wollombi, 1 hour from Sydney and hour from the Central Coast.& beach's.
20 minutes from the Tuggerah Shopping Centre.

WALK AROUND THE HISTORIC WYONG RIVER or follow the Great North walk.

In winter, you would need to let owner know what time of arrival, so heaters can be turned on. The valley does get cold at night in winter.

Visit the Riding schools on Yarramalong Rd.
OF INTEREST-September is festival month in the Valley
(Art Show at Wyong Creek Hall late August )
1. The early pioneer Australians, (mid 1800 ) From which many of the residents originate from
YARRAMALONG means "Place of cedars' and the Aboriginal guide is the Whale

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

3. Citrus History / Dairy farms.

4. Indigenous/nature history with abundant wildlife (Platypus / Wallabies /Wallaroos and wombats etc.
and the many birds are wonderful.
5. Historic Wyong River (with freshwater bass fishing)

6. Horse Studs/ horse Riding schools etc.

7. Alpaca Farm Wyong Creek
8. SPRINGS Golf Club and Restaurant @ Petes Ridge
9. Tin Shed Restaurant
10.NON DENOMINATIONAL-140 Year Old St. Barnabas Church ( restored) with original Cemetery

11. one of the oldest Cemeteries in NSW
12. Local Public School established 1870 now a Community centre
13. School of Arts, 120 years old
14. Free standing homes in the original condition, but restored.
15. Popular artist destination and cyclists/Sunday drivers.
16.GENERAL STORE & CAFE eat in/ take away/gifts etc

prefer 2 night or more bookings for school holidays and long weekends.

Turn right at Bumble Hill Rd., at centre of Village, and go to the top of mountain to Greta Rd.,to Kulnura and go to the Hunter on the tourist route.45 minutes from Wahroonga

A restful break, to destress and catch your breath.
2 local restaurant - but not always open at night unless booked.
coffee/restaurants in Wyong and
Westfeild Tuggerah 17 minutes away.

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Yarramalong Valley Charlie's Cottage is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful and peaceful time away We stayed at Charlie's Cottage, an added bonus that our dog was welcome also. With such beautiful surroundings and no distractions from emails and phone calls we spent some much needed quality time together as a family, taking long walks, reading on the balcony in the sun, playing cards or cricket - it was just a magical time away from the frantic pace of Sydney and only a short drive. The cottage was delightful, warm and comfortable and we enjoyed reading about its history. It was such a pleasure to meet the owner, Gail, who was there if we needed anything but gave us our space, allowing us to explore the property and make ourselves at home. We will be back, but not soon enough!
Date published: 2014-07-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as it seems Charlie's Cottage is a VERY rustic experience to say the least. There's nothing wrong with rustic per se however, when the floor isn't exactly level, when the kitchen is borderline dysfunctional (possibly dangerous) and when the roof leaks in the rain I start to long for the comfort of a hotel somewhere else. Maybe it's just me. The pictures on Stayz really need to include the kitchen and the bathroom to more accurately reflect the experience in my opinion.
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved sitting on the verandah and watching the sun disappear behind the mountains. Nice comfortable warm beds, and well equipped cottage. Relaxing 2 days in this lovely cottage.we will be back
Date published: 2013-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the brekky goods left in the fridge was wonderful, and the ambiance and comfort just like friendly as well.couldn't be better!
Date published: 2013-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Place was nice, owners were nice and will stay there again. Appreciate the fact that they are pet friendly!
Date published: 2013-01-17


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Airconditioning, Parking

Cooking Facilities
DVD player
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Pets allowed
Towels Supplied
breakfast basket
combustion heater
covered veranda
electric frypan
electric hotpates
gas b.b.q. outside
wool doona's

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