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Lochiel Cottage

Cottage, Armidale

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bathroom


Situated on the MacDonald River, half way between Armidale and Tamworth in NSW, and surrounded by picturesque landscape “Lochiel Cottage” is the perfect place for that rural short break or holiday experience. Lochiel Cottage is situated on our Cattle property. Our friendly cattle graze in the paddocks near and around the cottage. The setting is delightful with the cottage overlooking the river. “Lochiel Cottage” is fabulous accommodation for the fishing enthusiast.

Experience and enjoy the peace & quiet, rural views and glorious sunsets, all from your own lounge room or deck. A great place to experience country NSW. Fish, bushwalk, unwind, sit and relax or curl up with a book.

Revitalize your body and soul at this rural retreat. Drinking water at Lochiel Cottage is beautiful filtered rainwater. Shower in the fresh filtered water of the MacDonald River. Platypus can be seen at the river’s edge in front of the cottage most days.

Accommodation in this fully self-contained 3 bedroom cottage is ideal for couples, families or small groups.


Lochiel Cottage is a modern, fully self contained 3 bedroom cottage situation on a beautiful bend of the McDonald River. The accommodation sleeps a maximum of 8 guests, comprising of 3 bedrooms, (2 with queen sized beds, 1 with 2 x single beds), and a double sofa bed in the living area.

A cot and other baby/children's essentials and toys are also available. The living area has panoramic views of the beautiful MacDonald River. Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen with an electric oven, microwave & fridge freezer. TV, Laundry, tea and coffee facilities are provided.

A range of books, magazines, board games, DVDs and videos are all provided for your leisure and entertainment.

All linen, towels, doonas, blankets, fans, heaters, BBQ & iron are also provided. The cottage is serviced weekly.

Pets and tents are also welcome by prior arrangement.

Lochiel Cottage is fully self catering.


A deposit of 25% of the total amount is required in advance to confirm your booking. In the event of cancellation 50% of your deposit will be refundable if 2 weeks notice is given. Balance of monies is required on or prior to arrival.

We accept cheques, direct deposit or cash. N.B. No credit card or eftpos facilities.

Discounts apply to regular visitors. Check in/out times are negotiable.


From Sydney to Lochiel Cottage: 480km approx 5.75 hour drive

From Brisbane to Lochiel Cottage: 550kms approx 6.5 hour drive

From Tamworth to Lochiel Cottage: 80 kms approx 1 hour drive

From Armidale to Lochiel Cottage 80 kms approx 1 hour drive

From Tamworth:

Travel along New England Highway (40 kms) Take Bendemeer turnoff. Travel out of Bendemeer ensuring the pub is on your right. Once past the pub continue along the road for 16kms until you get to the corner of Retreat & Watson Creek Roads (Longford Station). Travel along Retreat Road for 16kms, after the bridge and small amount bitumen road turn left into Kingstown Road. Follow that for 4kms and ‘Lochiel Cottage” is situated on the left.

From Armidale:

Travel along the New England Highway and follow signs to Uralla (22kms). As you travel out of Uralla towards Tamworth turn Right (just before the Matilda garage, with the big stripy red, green & yellow sign) and follow signs to Kingstown (45kms). Travel on Kingstown Road. “Lochiel Cottage” is situated on the Right, 12kms past the Kingstown Store.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Washing machine

Air conditioning Child's high chair Clothes dryer DVD player Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Outdoor grill Pets allowed Stereo Video library Washing machine
Lochiel Cottage is rated 4.933333333333334 out of 5 by 15.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful place to stay! We spent four relaxing days in Lochiel Cottage. The house had ample room for four of us and our dog. It really was a home away from home, only better because the surrounding countryside was so beautiful, green, lush - with only the sounds of cows and birds. Delightful! Dawn looked after us so well. We enjoyed two wonderful dinners. The servings were generous and delicious. All of us were thrilled with our choice of place to stay and would go back there again and again.
Date published: 2014-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A nice Relaxing Place Myself, Wife, Two year old daughter and dog spent a week at Lochiel. It was a lovely, well mantained property in an excellent location in the middle of nowhere. We enjoyed the serenity and scenery, as well as the clean country air. My daughter loved her morning walk, including collecting eggs from the chickens and saying hello to the cows and horses. The river has some lovely spots to swim just a short walk from the back steps. The fishing for Murray cod was amazing, with the fish almost throwing themselves at us around dusk. A tip for the fisherman is to come rigged Heavy, as being rigged for trout is going to cost you some lures! One tip for visitors would e to make sure that you bring EVERYTHING you will need to be self contained, as although the house was well equiped with pots, pands knives forks and linen, It was a bit frustrating to find no dish washing detergent, or matchesfor the provided citronella candles. KIngston General store is a short drive and well stocked for this kind of thing though. This is a wonderful property in a wonderful location, and well reccomeded as a place to come and finish that book, and enjoy country living.
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fabulous! A great week spent at this wonderful cottage. Warmly attended by Dawn and her "helpers", spoiling with scrumptious meals and welcoming hospitality. Excellent all round facilities and the best place to unwind. We will be back !!
Date published: 2013-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our stay could not have been better. A peaceful, relaxing, enchanting place, with only the birdsong and occasional moo echoing through the valley. A perfect getaway, only made better by Dawn's amazing cooking and both Dawn and Tim's welcoming hospitality. We will be back.
Date published: 2012-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lochiel Cottage was the perfect getaway from a busy life in Byron Bay..we wanted to also give our 3 children a true farm/fishing experience and we couldnt have found a more perfect place and friendly hosts....Dawn and Tim.The cottage was very comfortable and warm...the river just picture perfect...we would adventure every day and walk/fish/picnic/swim....along the river and then come home to a a scrumptious home cooked meal....as a true holiday for me is not cooking every night and the fact that i could be far from any restaurants and i could have a first class meal every night was perfect !!!We hope to make it an annual getaway! Thankyou Dawn and Tim and your beautiful children....
Date published: 2010-10-05
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Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.