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) with all modern facilities.

Bedroom Setup

This character filled, pet-friendly, 2 bedroom cottage with all the charm of yesteryear, but with modern facilities, is 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.

The main bedroom has a queen bed with wool blanket & doona. A very big bed that is very snugly 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

First night breakfast provisions are included. This includes cereals, milk, tea/coffee etc. Fully equipped kitchen with hotplates and electric frypan. 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:

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)


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.
- Free standing homes in the original condition, but restored.
- Charlie?s Cottage B & B built 1902 restored to original condition.
- 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, 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

- 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 near the tree.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great old place A great old place in the hills. Sit back on the deck and enjoy the peace.
Date published: 2015-03-08
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
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Parking

Cooking Facilities
Covered Verandah
DVD player
Heritage Style
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Pets allowed
Towels Supplied
Wool Doona's


Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $125 $300 $700 1 $0 $0
* $185 $370 $900 2 $0 $0
* $125 $300 $700 1 $0 $0
* $185 $370 $900 2 $0 $0
* $125 $300 $700 1 $0 $0
* $185 $370 $900 2 $0 $0
* $185 $370 $900 2 $0 $0
* $125 $300 $700 1 $0 $0
* $185 $370 $900 2 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Cleaners Fee $50 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 people.

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