Warego Cottage is a cottage on our property "Stratford" which sits in the O'Connell Valley.
The property carries cattle, grows lucerne, and advanced landscape trees
"Warego" was an original land grant made to James Hassall in the 1820s and has been in the family for the last 100 years.
Warego cottage is fully self contained, comfortably furnished and has complete privacy with magnificent views of the O'Connell valley towards the Fish river for which the visitor has private access of over 2kms river frontage for picnics, fishing or leisurely walks.
There are 2 bedrooms - 1 queen bed, and 2 single beds, with electric blankets, doonas and all linen supplied.
The living room has a wood heater, air conditioning and comfortable sofas to relax on. There is a digital TV, DVD, & Radio and many magazines, books & games to enjoy.
There is a fully equipped Kitchen and Bathroom with Laundry facilities,
The north facing verandah is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the view or watch the setting sun.
It is 1 km to the O'Connell Hotel which offers great "Pub" meals and the O'Connell Avenue Cafe opposite which is open for delicious breakfasts and lunches from Friday to Sunday
The famous cool climate Mayfield Gardens are 20 minutes away which are open in the autumn and spring
Jenolan Caves is 1 1/4 hours away via Oberon
Fishing is available on your own private stretch of the Fish river - over 2kms, and at the Oberon and nearby Chifley dams
Bathurst which is 20 minutes away offers much interest - The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, The Fossil Museum - Warren Somerfield Collection, Mt Panorama Racing Museum and many excellent restaurants and cafes.
Explore the local villages - Tarana, Rockley, Perthville, Millthorpe, Wattle Flat, Sofala where you will find interesting local pubs, cafes, wineries and galleries.
Orange is an hour away - home to many of the country's finest restaruants and cold climate wines.
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Rated 5 out of
Further to my review written in June 2016
I feel as though my previous review may have been quite harsh in relation to the issue of the shower and the drinking water at this delightful cottage. Firstly I would like to say that at no time did I bring the problem with the shower to Pennie or David's attention. Had I done so I have absolutely no doubt the very minor problem would have been fixed immediately. As for the drinking water, there was ample drinking water supplied but I am just a fuss pot when it comes to drinking water and didn't like the taste of the rain water but I hasten to add it was perfectly drinkable. I would like to reiterate what a lovely stay we had and just how well we were looked after. Notwithstanding my fussiness with the drinking water I would definitely stay at the cottage again and recommend it whole heartedly to family and friends and whoever might be reading this review. The cottage is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of our country and is everything one could possibly wish for in a cosy country cottage.
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 5 out of
Eileen and John
Wonderful cottage in a beautiful area!
Another wonderful stay at Warego Cottage - we never tire of the beautiful sunsets, and the cottage is so cosy, warm & comfortable - it has everything you could need for a relaxing break. Our daughters enjoyed patting the horses, playing with the owner's dog, and seeing kangaroos on the property. The hosts are always lovely, obliging and approachable.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 4 out of
Ginetta and Brent
A Humble Abode
A quaint cosy cottage. Couldn't fault it. Relaxing and peaceful. Was lovely sitting on the verandah watching the sun go down not to mention the lovely view.
Thank you David and Pennie for the lovely treats. We had a lovely break.
Date published: 2016-07-15
Rated 4 out of
A beautiful country property
We really did enjoy our stay at Warego Cottage. The owners are both wonderful hosts and even rang us to ensure our safe arrival during the recent heavy snow falls in the area. We could not have been cared for any better and this exceeded our expectations. The cottage was lovely, rather rustic, but very clean and comfortable. There are though a couple of problems that I think should be addressed, first the shower is really little better than a trickle and you can't drink the water from the tap which is river water. This surprised us greatly and we feel as though we should have been warned about this. I drink a lot of water and while water was left in the fridge for us it was actually tank water and it tasted a terrible so if you are a bit fussy with your drinking water take your own. The weather was freezing during our visit and the heater was of the wood burning variety which, being two city girls, was a total mystery to us but happily our hosts came to our rescue. Also the wood heater was burning beautifully when we arrived but we did have to resort to the electric heater that is also supplied. Electric blankets on the very comfy beds kept us warm during the night. It is very easy to forgive the problems with the shower and the drinking water because after all it is the country and the scenery surrounding the cottage was truly beautiful and we could not have had more obliging hosts.
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 5 out of
Fabulous property, well worth a visit.
We have stayed a few times in this property and we absolutely love it. We feel very much at home with great amenities and it is always extremely clean and comfortable. Everything is in wonderful working order with biscuits for our tea and fresh flowers. The owners take great care in making it a lovely place to stay. We will always return.
Date published: 2016-06-13
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